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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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confused on Siamese heads

Ok so I thought there were just Traditional and Modern Siamese (Applehead and Wedgehead) and I thought Classic and Traditional were the same thing. now though I've been hearing that they are different styles so I was wondering what is the difference between the three types of heads? (I know the difference between Traditional and Modern but not Classic and anything)
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Here's a good source:

http://www.traditionalcats.com/Educatio ... amese.html

Applehead (Traditional)

(Not a good picture. They're lovely)

Classic (dates back to Siam, with the Applehead)



The Wedgehead



Here is an explanatory paragraph about the history of the three types, from the same source:
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The Traditional Siamese and the Classic Siamese are the two body types that came out of Siam (Thailand). The Extreme Wedge Siamese is a man made, genetically engineered, derivative of the two original Siamese. Intense inbreeding was used to manufacture the Extreme Wedge Siamese, which was brought into existence to satisfy the political forces at work within the breed. This took time. SLOWLY the breed was changed. The very first Siamese exported out of Siam was the Traditional Siamese. As more cats were exported a second body type became recognized and this is the Classic Siamese. Old books and old photographs prove this. I would say sometime within the 1950’s the Extreme Wedge Siamese began its metamorphosis into what it is today.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-11-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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wow arnt they lovely.

i have two cats who have simease origin i think.

i have a tonkanise called yual. and a ragdoll callled zaphera-arieal.

both are lovlely!!
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Thank you! That's exactly what I wanted. I'd say Neko is Traditional and Willie is Classic, actually they are just both poorly bred who knows what Siamese but that's what they appear to be.
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They are so pretty!!! Our two have Siamese somewhere in their family tree - but we still think they're lovely. Such pretty eyes.

Siamese are just elegant cats!
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Thats so interesting! Thanks!

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