Description / History
The Traditional Siamese, also called the Applehead or Classic Siamese, has a rounder, more moderate body and head type than today's show Siamese. It is a talkative, affectionate cat, and appears in the traditional seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac point colors.
Interesting breed fact: While very popular as a pet, the Traditional Siamese is not considered a separate breed by most breed registries. Normally, these cats are registered simply as Siamese. Although registered as Siamese, the traditional/applehead style is not competitive in the show ring. Potential owners wishing for a cat to show competitively should visit the Siamese breeders' page instead. Another possible show alternative is the Tonkinese, which has a similar body type to the Traditional Siamese.
The blue eyes are medium to slightly large, a full almond shape.
Short, fine-textured, glossy; lying close to body.
The Traditional Siamese is accepted in all major cat registries.