Coloring – While the color differences set it apart as a unique breed, the purpose of the hybridization was to establish cats identical in type to the Siamese but with separate colors. The Colorpoint Shorthair standard reflects this objective and preserves it’s unique colors.
Eyes – Deep vivid blue
Overall Appearance – The Colorpoint Shorthair is a medium sized, svelte, refined cat with long tapering lines, very lithe, but muscular. Males may be proportionately larger. The Colorpoint Shorthair has an excellent physical condition, neither flabby nor bony.
Personality – Colorpoints have a fervent desire to be loved. Though the paler colors can be a trifle shy, beneath their planes and angles lies an empathetic sensitivity. No member of their family – adult or child – is excluded from their sense of belonging.
Interesting Breed Fact – Colorpoint Shorthairs are the scintillating relatives of the Siamese. This breed flaunts its stylized elegance in “point” colors beyond the basic Siamese colors of blue, seal, chocolate and lilac point.
Breed information supplied by the
Cat Fanciers’ Association