Breed description traditional
breed description we want to use in Holland is based
on the "PREOSSIA" breedstandard (U.S.A.), the Thai standard of the"
Federation" and "Nederlands Overleg Keurmeestersgilde" (standard Siamese and eastern Shorthair).
The ideal traditional Siamese is a medium sized,
staunch cat of robust type, lithe and graceful. Good muscular development,
round bone structure, possessing a solid look along with balance and
Solid appearance with good width in bone structure from chest to buttock,
giving the appearance of well developed shoulders, chest and hindquarters.
Back broad with a slight
curve. Viewed in profile, slight curve down from the point of croup to base
muscled, proportionate in length and bone to the body. Paws are more round
than oval. Tail is medium in length but in proportion to the body,
slightly broader at the base, tapering and straight.
short, thick enough to have body, satiny and
somewhat close-lying but not tight or flat.
Plush and soft in texture,
undercoat is unwished. Body color is even. Subtle shading, if any, should
be darker across the shoulders and back, fading gradually to lighter color
on stomach and chest. Allowance to be made for darker body color in older cats as Siamese generally darken with age, but there must be a
definite contrast between body color and points.
, mask, ears, legs, feet,
tail are a rich, even color that is darker than
and in distinct contrast to the remainder of the body. Mask must cover the
entire face including whisker pads, but not
the top of the head, and must visibly connect with tracings to the ears.
In kittens, tracings may not yet be visible. No white hairs in the points.
Mask should not extend over the top of the head (called a “hood”).
colors of the traditional Siamese are Seal-, Chocolate-, Blue- and Lilac
point. Other colors are also allowed: Red- Crème-, Cinnamon-, Tabby and Tortie point. No ticking in the points, except as noted for lynx points.
shape and color.
shaped like half an almond (out lengthwise) and lower lid a fully rounded
curve. Outer corners set very slightly higher than inner corners. At least
the width of one eye between eyes. Neither totally round, narrow, or
slanted. Medium in size, in proportion to the size of the head. Neither
totally round, narrow or slanted. Color must be luminous, vivid blue.
ears and eyes
is medium sized in proportion to the body. It is a medium- to large boned
modified wedge that is somewhat longer than wide. The sides of the head,
especially the muscular lower jaws, appear slightly to moderately rounded,
but the muscle is distinctly wedge shaped with rounded tip. The muscle
mass of the jaws should always be in proportion to that of the rest of the
body, with allowance made for stud jaws.
somewhat elongated from the eyes to the top of the skull, medium length
from the eyes to the tip of the muzzle, in proportion with the size of the
cat. There is a slight dip in the nose just below the eyes, a gentle,
from the dip to just above the eyes and a slight convex bend
that marks the beginning of the forehead. The forehead is flat to slightly
The tip of the nose lines with the tip of the chin in the same
vertical plane. Solid chin.
Ears medium in size,
broad at the base and rounded at the tips. Ears set
as much on the sides of the head as on the top.
on the back of the ears very short and close-lying, velvet in
texture, leather may show through. Inside hair to be
left natural length. Very slight ear tufts to be allowed.
athletic physical condition. Eyes clear. Muscular, strong, substantial,
yet lithe. Neither flabby, bony, nor fat.
Structure and size
Coat, body color and eye color
(i.e. off-color or spotted) nose leather or paw pads (except where allowed
by color standard)
Ticking or white hairs (except in aging cats)
Barring in points (except where allowed by color standard)
Kinked tail (visible or invisible (can only be felt).
other than blue.
White toes and / or
Any evidence of use of drugs to alter the appearance or disposition of