Modern Siamese Cat Breeders
Question: I would love to have a modern Siamese–they look like the real thing. Did no one see Lady and the Tramp? Traditional look like a mutt cat sorry that just happens to have Siamese colors. Having a hard time finding breeders in the US. Can you name some?
Answer: Hi Beth. I am not sure that you are correct about the Lady and the Tramp Siamese Cats looking like Modern Siamese Cats:
Yes, they have long necks in the video but their heads are too square and the backsides too large! Although, I know what you mean.
Also there are some big controversial questions about what is the “real thing”. All the old photographs and drawings of Siamese cats depict normal looking cats, much more rounded so “the real thing” is not the skinny Modern Siamese, I would say. Although Modern Siamese breeders will disagree! (see Siamese Cat History).
There is also a cat that is in between the more rounded traditional Siamese and the Modern, called the Thai cat (new window). Confused? A lot of USA Siamese cat breeders breed the skinny Modern Siamese so if you search for Modern Siamese cat breeders in the USA you should find them. The Cat Fanciers Association (the largest US cat association) only recognize the Modern Siamese and this is their list of breeders (42 of them): CFA Siamese Breeders (new window).
Thanks for asking…!