Don't the blue eyes along with the markings prove it? Well, it doesn't matter. I love her just the same. She's my precious baby and she's beautiful and wonderful to have. I would have adopted her even if the papers didn't say that. Actually I wasn't even looking for a siamese. I have heard that siamese are very intense kitties, knock things off shelves, can't live in condominiums, but I did fall in love with Rosie, siamese mix or not. (But I still think she is part siamese) She also has a wonderful temperament for indoor living even in a modest condominium.ForJazz said:moggiegirl -- yours is an example of what JJ was talking about. Your girl has points, but there is no way to tell if one of her parents were really siamese. The pointed gene shows up in many breeds, so without proof of who her parents are, you don't really know if she's a siamese mix. But almost ALWAYS, shelters will list a pointed cat as "siamese mix" because of the points, and because they get adopted faster that way. Sad but true.
No -- not at all. Do you know what I mean when I say "points?" I mean that the extremities of the body are darker. The characteristic siamese "look" is a darker face, darker ears, darker feet, and a darker tail. I am guessing your kitty is a tortie point. But as already mentioned, the pointed gene is present in many breeds, not just siamese. And ALL pointed cats have blue eyes. So do some white cats, and rarely but sometimes in other colors.moggiegirl said:Don't the blue eyes along with the markings prove it?
Correct. The mother doesn't have to be tortie. She could have been black, blue, red or creme. A tortie gets red from one of the parents and black from the other.ForJazz said:Correct me if I'm wrong Sol, but her cat's mother might not have even been a tortie, right? There are a ton of ways that you could come to have a tortie point.