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Old 02-01-2011, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Correct me if I am wrong please.

Seal point is a pointed cat with dark brown points and a CREAM body.

Chocolate point is a pointed cat with dark brown points with a DARK body.

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Old 02-01-2011, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're right about the seal point: cream body and dark brown points. But, the chocolate point is lighter...an ivory colored body and milk chocolate points.
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Oh got it, thank you!
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To add on to the above, sometimes seal points do have darkish bodies, although their points will still be the darkest color on their body.

And for the life of me I still can't figure out what Athena is. She is a mystery siamese!
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To add on to the above, sometimes seal points do have darkish bodies, although their points will still be the darkest color on their body.

And for the life of me I still can't figure out what Athena is. She is a mystery siamese!

Athena looks to be a tabby/Siamese mix to me....the non-expert-but-siamese-lover....
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It can be tough to distinguish between a seal point and a chocolate point based solely on their body and point coloring. Often the easier way is the paw pads...black or dark brown for the seal point, and cinnamon/spice/pinkish for the chocolate point.
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Athena looks to be a tabby/Siamese mix to me....the non-expert-but-siamese-lover....
Yeah both my cats are siamese mixes of some kind, I just meant I don't know what her coloring would be classified as in siamese terms. Apollo is a seal lynx-point and Athena is a torbie (or tortie-lynx) point. Her red patches seem to be cream, as they're very faint, but I can't figure out what her darker patches are, as some are dark and some are super faint.
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To elaborate, her feet and tail stripes look seal (dark brownish black patches, and her paw pads are pink spotted with black), her leg stripes look chocolate, and her face stripes are much paler black/brown than the rest of her points (excluding the pale red patches), making them look more like chocolate or lilac than seal. She's a confusing little cat! I'm wondering if her tortie genes or something else in her heritage is resulting in the widely varying degree of blacks?
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To elaborate, her feet and tail stripes look seal (dark brownish black patches, and her paw pads are pink spotted with black), her leg stripes look chocolate, and her face stripes are much paler black/brown than the rest of her points (excluding the pale red patches), making them look more like chocolate or lilac than seal. She's a confusing little cat! I'm wondering if her tortie genes or something else in her heritage is resulting in the widely varying degree of blacks?
LOL!! I earlier posted that the easiest way to tell seal from chocolate is the paw pads...black/dark brown for seal and cinnamon/pink for chocolate. Above you say Athena's paw pads are pink spotted with black! So much for the easy way to tell seal from chocolate. You're right. Athena is a confusing little cat. Her coloring may forever remain a mystery.
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