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Lynx Point

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I see a lot of references to Lynx Point and I in fact have a Tortie Lynx Point & a Seal Lynx Point Himalayan but I don't have a clue what Lynx Point means. Can someone explain what determines a Lynx Point, the breeder never did.
post #2 of 12
Over here they are called Tabby Points, so I'd assume a pointed cat where the points have tabby markings
post #3 of 12
Lynx point is a tabby point. I have no idea where they came up with using "lynx" versus "tabby" - maybe they thought tabby was too plain and wanted to give it a more exotic sounding name.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Okay, I am really showing my ignorance here but what is a tabby point? I know what a tabby is, I have had tabbies before, it is the point part I don't get. Niether one of my girls has tabby markings except the face and maybe faint bracelets on the legs. I thought Lynx Point had something to do with the ears
post #5 of 12
Well, my vet told me my cat isn't a Lilac point even though she has the pink tones in her markings on her legs, but in fact a blue lynx point siamese. Here is a picture of her (pregnant) and one of her nursing her babies and you can see the tabby in her face and on her legs. She did have 3 regular tabby kittens in her litter and she bred with my black devon rex.

I also have a picture hanging in our living room of a lynx wild cat, and it's the same markings.



post #6 of 12
The "points" are the face, legs and tail. this is why siamese type markings are actually colorpoints.

the colorpoint gene is actually temperature dependant gene where the colder the part of the body the darker the color will be. Thus the "points" are colder and get more color development.

the Lynx or tabby part means the coloring is in the tabby pattern instead of solid. So stripped legs and tails, and the eyeliner and "M" forehead markings.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
The "points" are the face, legs and tail. this is why siamese type markings are actually colorpoints.

the colorpoint gene is actually temperature dependant gene where the colder the part of the body the darker the color will be. Thus the "points" are colder and get more color development.

the Lynx or tabby part means the coloring is in the tabby pattern instead of solid. So stripped legs and tails, and the eyeliner and "M" forehead markings.
And once more, I learn something new everyday! I never knew points were temperature related.
post #8 of 12
What's her parents - she looks more lilac point then blue point. Not all vets know what they are talking about when it comes to color. I'll try and find a picture of a blue point and a lilac point and then compare her to the pics.


Blue point
http://www.cattery.stormhavenaviary.com/Site/taku.php

Lilac point (go about 1/2 way down on the Females link to see the lilac ones

http://www.koblizeksiamese.com/
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I did some research today, decided it is ridiculous to not know anything about my own cat's coloring. I have had Siamese in the past so I should've known what the points were but I just didn't know that is what they are called. As has been mentioned the Lynx Point has the tabby markings with the points. I also found out that with a regular pointed cat the nose is the same color as the points, also the insides of the ears. With the Lynx Point the nose is the red/rose color and the insides of the ears are white. Wow, I have learned a bunch today between the forum and the internet.
post #10 of 12
skewch - She does not look blue tabby point to me

When looking at tabby (lynx) point to determine colour you need to ignore most of the markings and look at the end of the tail and the M mark on the head. Her tail looks to be more brown in tone than black/blue.

Do you know her pedigree?

I would go out on a limb here and say she resembles a blue-based caramel tabby point more than a blue tabby point, but without knowing her ancestry that is just a wild stab in the dark! And of course my usual complaint - colours show up different in photos than in real life, and a photo viewed on my monitor may look different on your monitor, so I could be seeing a different colour than your cat looks in person!

tbh. Vets do not know what all the breeds and colours are. My OSH boys are on the vets computer as a blue self and lilac self Siamese because according to my vet OSH do not exist. So I would take their colour guesses with a pinch of salt
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
What's her parents - she looks more lilac point then blue point. Not all vets know what they are talking about when it comes to color.
Looks like a lilac lynx point to me as well. We had several of them back in the ancient days when we were breeding siamese and OSH. Definitely not a blue, unless the colors are off due to the photo/my monitor.
post #12 of 12
And blues tend to get more color on the points like a seal. Lilac and creams, etc. will be a lot paler and less color on the face/legs. Blues look "blue" to me. Lilacs look "blue-brownish/tannish".
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