As a pet owner, you probably already know that there are plenty of examples of cuddly and energetic cats that are eager to spend time with their owners. The Lilac Point Siamese cat is one of these examples.
Let’s see how it differs from other cats and what makes it an excellent choice for those who want to share their homes with a pet. In this article, we’ll explore the origins of the Lilac Point Siamese Cat Mix and what makes them such unique and loving pets.
What makes a lilac point Siamese?
A lilac point Siamese cat is a breed of Siamese cat with distinctive pink-gray points that are a darker shade of gray than the rest of the body. The lilac point Siamese is one of the oldest and most common Siamese point colors, being recognized by a cat registry since 1955.
Their noses and paw pads are pinkish-lavender in color. They have a narrow muzzle. Their eyes are uniquely shaped like almonds and have a deep blue color. The lilac point Siamese are the lightest of the four traditional Siamese colors (chocolate, seal, lilac, and blue), and even when older, the coat colors will remain light.
Lilac Point Siamese cats have a traditional Siamese face, broad wedge-shaped head, and prominent cheekbones. Its eyes are an intense sapphire blue, almond-shaped, and moderate in size. Its large, pointed ears sit upright, and there’s a slight dip in the middle of the forehead.
The Lilac Point Siamese cat has a medium-sized body. It has a long, lean body that’s muscular, with firm, well-developed muscles. But still, look dainty and elegant.
This cat is well proportioned. The Lilac Point Siamese cat can weigh anywhere from eight to twelve pounds, depending on gender and age. A healthy adult male can weigh anywhere from 8 to 12 pounds (3.5-5.5 kg), while female cats weigh anywhere from 6 to 8 pounds (2.5-3.5 kg).
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The coat of these felines is fine, silky, and soft in texture. The coat is thinner in winter and thicker during spring and summer. The Lilac Point Siamese cat has a white body with points on the face, ears, tail, and paws. The points are a frost, gray-pink color. Points can sometimes be a darker shade of lilac than the rest of the coat. This makes it stand out from other Siamese cats.
The lilac point Siamese are known for being active and vocal. They have great memories and will remember if you were nice to them one day and not the next. These intelligent cats need plenty of toys to keep them occupied.
Lilac point Siamese are known for their cleanliness and tidy habits. They frequently groom themselves, keeping their fur clean and free of debris.
The lilac point Siamese is an excellent option if you’re looking for a low-maintenance cat. These felines are relatively self-sufficient when it comes to grooming, so you won’t have to worry about spending hours brushing them.
Lilac point Siamese cats usually live anywhere from 12 to 20 years, with some living up to 25 years. If you’re thinking of adopting a Lilac point Siamese cat, be prepared for a lifelong commitment!
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Where do Lilac Point Siamese cats come from?
There are different theories on how the Lilac point coloring came about.
Originally, the majority of Siamese cats had seal points or very dark brown points. Other colors, such as chocolate, blue, and lilac points, were considered inferior and could not show or be bred.
Eventually, all shades became acceptable to the breeding associations.
As time passed, breeders began to cross-breed to develop other patterns and colors, including red and tortoise-shell points.
In the UK, these additional colors are accepted as true Siamese breeds.
In the US, the major cat registry, Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA), still considers only the four origins colors true Siamese: seal point, lilac point, chocolate point, and the blue point.
These points refer to the ears, face, paws, and tail of the cat. This results from a genetically inherited color-sensitive enzyme that causes darker fur color in the cooler part of a Siamese cat’s body.
The Lilac Point Siamese cat was recognized by the World Cat Federation (WCF) along with seal point, blue point, chocolate point, cinnamon point, fawn point, red point, and cream point. The WCF describes the Lilac Point as having off-white body color. The points are glacial grey with a slight pink tinge. The nose leather and paw pads are lavender-pink.
The Lilac Point Siamese cat is recognized by the Canadian Cat Association (CCA) with a glacial white coat. All points have the same shade of light silvery blue with definite warm tones.
The International Cat Association (TICA) and the American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA) recognized the Lilac Point. Other recognized colors include chocolate, blue, cinnamon, fawn, red, and cream points.
The Federation Internationale Feline and the Australian Cat Federation Inc. recognized Lilac point with a glacial white or magnolia body. Points are lilac or glacial frosty grey with a light pinkish tone.
What kind of personality do Lilac Point Siamese cats have?
I hope you enjoyed learning about the Lilac Siamese cat mix. These cats are beautiful and have unique personalities. If you’re looking for a new feline friend, be sure to consider this charming breed.