Originally Posted by gayef
Most cats have two coats of fur; an undercoat, which is the downy fur close to the skin and a top coat, which is what you can see and feel on the surface. Siamese only have ONE coat; the top coat. When you take away that downy undercoat, the top coat can lie very flat and close to the skin and gives the feeling of being silky and softer than other cats.
Ah. I see. He really has a luxurious coat. His coloring is neat, too...like another poster says, it's not exactly shiny, rather it's sparkly in the right lighting.
I was just wondering. I thought I had read Siamese had only one coat somewhere, but thanks for confirming that.
BTW, because they only have one coat, do they get cold easier? (Silly, I know, but that's the next logical thought...)