I must humbly disagree ... they could be shown
, they just wouldn't win anything! I love the old-style Siamese, their personalities and coloring, and have often thought that perhaps they should be designated as a different breed so that they could
be campaigned successfully. No offense to anyone on the boards who may actually show and breed same, but I think the cats that meet the present Siamese/Oriental standard look rather rat-like! Not something I'd want on my lap, I'm afraid.
I've not looked into it as that is not where my interest lies (my heart belongs to Maine Coons
) but perhaps it's time for the "old-style" breeders to unite and work towards getting them recognized by the major registries? A lot of work, spanning years, but think of the end-goal!