DMOZ Recreation Pets Cats Breeds
Different registries recognize different color patterns as "Siamese" and this sometimes confusing for the layperson.
All registries recognize chocolate, seal, blue, and lilac points as Siamese.
Some registries (such as GCCF, TICA, and ACFA) recognize other point colors (such as red, lynx, or tortie) in the Siamese class.
Other registries (such as CFA and TCA) recognize these colors in the Colorpoint Shorthair class.
Related to the Siamese are the Orientals. They have the same body structure, but their color is all over the body, not just restricted to the points.
There are longhair varieties of all of these cats. The Balinese is the longhaired variant of the Siamese; the Javanese that of the Colorpoint Shorthair, and the Oriental has a Longhair division.
As these breeds are somewhat interrelated, the reader may want to also check the "related " category links. There may be additional relevant information there, and often these breeders may also work with Siamese.