How Many Siamese Cats Are There in the World?

Siamese cats are among the world’s most popular cat breeds. They are well-known for their regal beauty and outgoing personality. Their charming blue eyes and striking color points are famous among cat lovers.

There’s no exact count of how many Siamese cats there are, but we sure have seen their widespread adoption. There are 370 million pet cats worldwide. Siamese is one of the top 5 most popular adopted cats in America and Asia. There are likely tens of thousands of Siamese cats in the world.

Siamese cats are fascinating creatures. Cool facts about their breed never get old for me! I always find it interesting to learn something new about their breed.

There are twelve types of Siamese cats based on color points. Also, there are two types of Siamese cats based on physical traits: traditional and modern. 

Traditional Siamese have three subtypes: the classic, the applehead, and the old-style. Modern Siamese come in two subtypes: the colored and wedgie.

Learn more about them, and you will soon understand why they have become so popular and loved! 

How Many Types Of Siamese Cats Are There?

Two types of Siamese cats exist today, traditional and modern.


Siamese cats originated in what was once known as Siam, which is now Thailand. They were the first animals to live with families as pets in Thailand and other Asian countries.

CFA Siamese standard’s early descriptions of the traditional Siamese cats are as follows:

  • “svelte”
  • “lithe”
  • flat forehead
  • Have small pointed heads
  • broad cheeks narrowing towards the mouth
  • “graceful, long body”
  • Have tiny oval feet
  • smaller than other cat breeds

Traditional Siamese cats have slender bodies and impressive postures. They stand out from the other cat breeds thanks to their sleek and elegant build. Traditional Siamese cats’ triangular faces and crooked tails have made them well known. The majority of them have crossed eyes. 

Cat fanciers divided the traditional Siamese into classic, applehead, and old-style.

  • Classic Siamese Cats

Classic Siamese cats are an admirable breed. Their limbs are long and muscular. 

The Classic Siamese have the most oversized ears than other traditional Siamese cats. Their bodies are sleek and slim. 

  • Applehead Siamese Cats

Applehead Siamese cats got their name from the shape of their heads, which resembles an apple. They have beautiful blue eyes. They have longer, fluffier coats than the Classic Siamese and Old-style Siamese cats.

National Siamese Cat Club says Appleheads are as intelligent as the original Siamese. They also have the same genetic flaws as the original Siamese. 

Appleheads are the Siamese cat breed’s introverts. They are more reserved and quiet than their gregarious Siamese cousins. They enjoy receiving affection from those around them.

  • Old-Style Siamese Cats

Old-style Siamese cats are pretty much identical to their ancestors. Their eyes are almond-shaped. Their faces are long, and their bodies are tall and thin. They are best referred to as “athletic cats” due to their lean physique and sleek posture.


Modern Siamese cats have long, straight noses, large ears, and triangular, wedge-shaped faces. The end of their long, slender tails tapers off into a sharp point. People often call modern Siamese cats “show cats.”

Modern Siamese cats are eye-catchers. They stand out among other cat breeds because of their various color points. 

Modern Siamese cats come in two subtypes, wedgies and colored.

  • Wedgehead Siamese Cats

Wedgies are “show-type” Siamese cats because of their appearance. Their faces are wedge-shaped, with long, elegant lines. 

Wedgehead Siamese cats have larger muscles than traditional Siamese. They have long muzzles and big ears, too.

Wedgies are a modern take on the classic Siamese. Their thin tails are more pointed than the traditional ones, and their legs are also longer. 

  • Colored Siamese Cats

The Siamese breed has undergone significant physical transformations over the past few decades. The new color points variations are the most intriguing shift the Siamese breed had. 

This shift marked the start of the emergence of many Siamese subtypes. Each subtype has a unique and beautiful color point.

What Are The Types Of Siamese Cats Based On Color Point?

You may have heard of the famous Chocolate Point, the unique Blue Point, and the iconic Seal Point. What about the other color points? Let us find out!

Here are the types of Siamese cats based on their color points:

1. Chocolate Point Siamese Cat

The color points of Choco Point Siamese cats are light brown with a pinkish tint. Their color points are prominent on their ears, paws, and legs. Their shades of brown resemble milk chocolate.

Choco Points have outgoing personalities. They are easy to train.

They enjoy physical and social activities. They get along fine with other pets, both dogs and cats.

2. Lilac Point Point Siamese Cat

Lilac Points have points that are lilac-grey. They have icy grey ears, paws, and tails. The tip of their nose and paws are pale pink.

The Lilac Points are famous for their constant upbeat attitude. They are friendly and enjoy the company of humans and other pets.

3. Seal Point Point Siamese Cat

Seal Point Siamese cats have aristocratic, elongated faces. Their blue eyes are so bright and dazzling. Their seal color points are visible behind the ears, on the tail, the paws, and the center part of the face. They resemble Choco Points but have a whiter texture and general look.

Seal Point Siamese cats are intelligent, loyal, and peace-loving. They have a reputation for being sweet and caring. They prefer to spend their time playing and cuddling with their owners.

4. Blue Point Siamese Cat

Blue Point Siamese cats are cousins to Seal Points and are a lighter variation. They can have either silvery blue or slate gray color points. 

You can see the bluish color points on their face, ears, tail, and other extremities.

Blue Points are friendly and bright. Most are outgoing and love spending time with their owners and other pets in the house. They are also quick learners.

5. Flame Point Siamese Cat

Flame Points have points that are reddish gold in color. Their bodies are slim, and their fur coats are spiky. The tip of their tails is a bright shade of reddish yellow. They have soft pink paw pads that complement their creamy white fur.

Flame Points are friendly and intelligent. They are pretty vocal, too. They meow aloud when they want food or attention.

6. Lynx / Shadow Point Siamese Cat

Lynxes, also known as Shadow Points, are energetic, athletic cats. Their “Lynx” name comes from their resemblance to the wild Lynx. People often call them Tabby Points.

Lynx Points are not the type to sleep through the day. They are always curious about new things in the house. They are so nosy and like to barge into their owners’ bedrooms.

7. Cream Point Siamese Cat

Cream Points have powdery and cold-tone color patterns. Their color points go well with their creamy-white bodies. 

They have pink noses and pink paw pads. The edges of their eyes are also pink. They have many freckles on their paw pads, eyelids, and ears.

Cream Point Siamese cats are easy to train. They thrive when they have clear directives and routines to follow. They are also fond of learning many tricks.

8. Cinnamon Point Siamese Cat

Cinnamon Points have warm brown color points. They have distinct cinnamon color points on their paw pads, nose, and eye rims. 

They resemble Choco Points but have rusty brown color points.

Cinnamon Points are outgoing and friendly. The energy and playfulness they have throughout the day will surprise you. 

9. Caramel Point Siamese Cat

Caramel Point Siamese cats have brownish-gray points on their off-white bodies. They have markings like tabbies on the crowns of their heads. Their entire bodies, including their heads, ears, legs, and tails, are brown.

Caramel Points are graceful, loving, and friendly. They prefer indoor life when they can play with their owners and other pet. They love to sit by the door and wait for their owners to return home.

10. Apricot Point Siamese Cat

Apricot Point Siamese cats have metallic-shiny points with a hot cream color. 

They have freckles on their nose, mouth, and ears. They have pink paw pads and pink eye rims.

Apricot Points are always up for a game with their owners. They follow their owners and love to become a consistent part of their daily activities.

11. Fawn Point Siamese Cat

The Fawn Point Siamese is a relative newcomer to the Siamese family. They are a bluer and paler version of Cinnamon Points.

Fawn Points have magnolia-colored coats. Their color points have a pinkish-mushroom hue. 

Their noses are a bright shade of pink. Their eye rims and paw pads are reddish. 

Fawn Point Siamese cats are intelligent and trainable. They have a penchant for heights and impressive jumping skills.

12. Tortie Point Siamese Cat

Tortie Point Siamese cats have coat patterns that are random at birth and never repeat. The ears, paws, tails, muzzles, and faces of Siamese cats all feature a different color pattern. They come in a unique combination of seal, blue, and caramel.

Tortie Point Siamese cats are caring and good-natured. Many Tortie Point owners claim they are sweethearts.

What Cat Breeds Are Related to the Siamese?

These are some of the most well-known cat breeds related to Siamese cats:

  • Balinese
  • Himalayan
  • Birman
  • Burmese
  • Ocicat
  • Javanese
  • Snowshoe
  • Havana Brown
  • Thai Bobtail
  • Bengal 
  • Savannah
  • Tonkinese
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Colorpoint Shorthair

Where Are Siamese Cats Popular?

Siamese cats are famous across the United States, Russia, Thailand, Japan, and the UK. They are popular in these countries for their personalities and unique beauty. They are among the oldest breeds of cats, so many feel drawn to have them. 

Why Are Siamese Cats Popular?

Siamese cats are among the most domesticated animals in the world. It is one reason why many feel more comfortable bringing them home. 

They exude a sense of royalty with their stunning blue eyes, good looks, and elegant physiques.

Their unique color points and adorable personalities have helped them gain widespread fame. 

There are many other reasons why Siamese cats are so popular. I have listed several reasons here in this article: 25 Reasons Why They’re a Popular Breed.

How Many Cats Are There In The World?

  • There are about 370 million domestic cats in the world today.
  • Over 70 million homeless cats exist in the world today.
  • The United States, China, Russia, Brazil, and France rank highest in the world for the most number of cats.
  • There are more cats in the United States than in any other country.
  • Approximately 58 million homeless cats roamed the United States in 2018.
  • Approximately 3.2 million cats stay in shelters each year in the United States.
  • Around 860,00 cats undergo euthanasia in shelters every year.
  • Russia has the highest cat population in Europe.
  • About 47% of households have at least one cat in Romania.
  • Canada was home to 8.1 million domesticated cats as of 2020.
  • About 31% of Canadian homes have one or more cats.

Final Thoughts

Siamese cats are lovely pets to have around. Many people adore them because of their beautiful appearance and endearing personality. They are among the most well-liked pets in the United States and the rest of the world for many good reasons.

Having one or more of them in your home is a beautiful experience. They are, without a doubt, an excellent addition to your family and home! Thank you for reading! I’ll write more valuable and delightful posts about Siamese cats, so stay tuned for more!

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