Can I ask what you mean by "most Siamese people"? Granted, technically - you are referring to residents of Thiland or are humans who live in Thailand, one called Siam. That is a Siamese person. However, how do you know what most people involved in breeding Siamese think? And I ask this most politely. Have you conducted a proper survey of Siamese breeders who belong to the various registries or the organizations - the various Siamese cat clubs across the world.
For example, two of the better known are the <A href="<A href="http://www.tccat.org/
">Traditional and Classic Cat International</A> and the <A href="http://www.tccat.org/info/tsca.html
"> the Traditional Siamese Cat Association </A>
With respect, you are iuncorrect in your assumptions that traditional Siamese cats are considered pet quality. Please do some research and you will be able to be more versant and able to understand the concepts relating to Siamese cats. It is an entire subculture and one that requires time and research to grasp - like any organization. I just wish you would not jump to conclusions - if you were one of my students, I'd send your work back to be reworded. Maybe I am a little upset that you would rather offhandedly suggest that all traditional Siamese are "pet quality". That is false and not at all true!!! Any reputable traditional applehead or traditional breeder can explain the concepts to you. Gaye on this Board surely knows more than I do since she is an active breeder at this time.
CFA Appleheads - are still shown!!!
Many breeders do raise Appleheads as purely pet quality cats - to maintain those beautiful cats' lines. I love my little show quality Wedgie girl but Appleheads are also adorable. I paid a small fortune for my baby but a traditional show quaility traditional cat would have been equally expensive.One of the best Applehead breeders I know of sells their show quality cats for $1200 and their pet qiality kittens for $600
. A non standard kitten can sometimes nbe sold for less but their prices are not out of line.
So you can understand why we would gasp at the $50 price suggestion.
Please, plesae do your research and never make assumptions!!! (This is common sense I always preach to my students,