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Flame point siamese?

post #1 of 8
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We recently got guardianship of a 12 week old kitten. We were told he is a flame point siamese. I tried looking this up online. We have found pictures of flame point siamese and he looks exactly like them. But what I have been reading here does not include a flame point. Is this not a recognized color or is it just being called something else?
We took him to the vet as soon as we got him and he tested negative for everything.
We are slowly introducing him to our other pets, but, for now he prefers to stay in the bedroom by himself (and us of course). He was very skinny and full of fleas when we found him. He has since put on weight and gotten rid of all the fleas.
We got him on the 11th of this month. He is an extremely quiet kitten. Very vocal but not very energetic. We are going to take him back to the vet if he doesn't start acting like a kitten soon.
Is there such a cat as a flame point siamese?
post #2 of 8
This is my understanding of the siamese breeds I may not be correct but here goes
The colors that Siamese come in are Seal, Blue, Chocolate, and Lilac. The other "nontraditional" colors Seal lynx, Chocolate lynx, Blue lynx, Lilac lynx, seal tortoiseshell, chocolate tortoiseshell, blue-cream, lilac-cream, red point, cream point, red lynx, cream lynx, seal-tortoiseshell lynx, chocolate-tortoiseshell lynx, blue-cream lynx, and lilac-cream lynx. Are considered Colorpoint Shorthair first cousin to the Siamese breed
Colorpoints are the same structurally as the Siamese, with the only difference being their unique point colors.

The flame point is probably the red point..
post #3 of 8
We think our Spike might have some Siamese in him (he's a rescue, so there's no knowing for sure). His coloring looks flame point to me.
post #4 of 8
Originally Posted by gardenandcats View Post
The flame point is probably the red point..
Yes that is correct, flame point is just another name for red point. Here in the UK, all the colours you mentioned are recognised as Siamese as well. (We don't call them colourpoint shorthair, just Siamese.)
post #5 of 8
In most of the cat associations, "flame point" is used for himalayan cats. The same color would be considered a "red point" for siamese.
post #6 of 8
Yes, there is such thing as a Flame Point Siamese. My last fur baby was an 11-lb male named Cinnamon (he was absolutely beautiful).
post #7 of 8
Sorry but technically its a RED point (or CREAM point) in siamese. If the breeder was using "flame", then they were not knowledgable breeders - most likely backyard breeders trying to make it sound special or exotic.
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everybody for the information. We try to be responsible with our pets and if we get one out of the ordinary (certain breed or condition) we try to learn all we can to give them the best life possible. We can now research concerns for siamese cats and things to watch out for. We have many medically needy cats in our home. One diabetic (unfortunately he is in kidney failure), one with cancer, one with seizures, one with a spinal injury that makes her head tilt, a couple deaf ones (but if you see them you would not say they were handicapped at all). And the rest are rescues.
We are one big happy family and we welcome our new addition, Red point siamese, Captain Jack.
Thanks again for all your help!
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