My meezer Simon approves!Once major issues are settled for me, I am hoping to adopt another feline. A few things about this feline I already know: The kitten will be female and will be a classic Siamese (as opposed to a "Show Cat" Siamese). I even know her name: Zephyr.
Perhaps that day is not so far off. ...
From what I've read (and perhaps misunderstood), the show cats are the real Siamese breed and what you and I (and others) refer to as classic Siamese are actually Thai cats. Then from there there are two distinct looks within the breeds which are usually wedgeheads with big ears and are thin (and look kind of human in a creepy sort of way) or appleheads with normal ears and are "chunky" (which is the classic look we like).That is a gorgeous cat, questrider/Brian! Again, classic Siamese cats are beautiful, which makes me wonder about professional breeders and what they are doing to Siamese cats entered into the so-called "cat shows": Those poor creatures are becoming so gaunt and angular that they barely resemble what Siamese cats have been. Same with their close relatives, Colorpoint Shorthairs (of which my beloved Attila the Cat was one): they, too, are gaunt, angular felines with large ears.
Why take something that is so beautiful -- a classic Siamese -- and indulge in such harsh breeding so as to render them into something that looks as if it hasn;t eaten in months?