Mekong Bobtail – the real legendary Royal Siamese

by Alex Opryatin
(Moscow, Russia)

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These days the Mekong Bobtail is seen in Thailand, China, Cambodia - in some of the states, through which the Mekong River flows. The short, broken tail of this pointed cat is considered a sign of belonging to the Royal Siam - those who lived in the palaces of ancient Ayutthaya, guarding the treasure temples and which were accompanied by Thai princesses on walks.

There are many legends about these ancient cats. The broken tail is always present in these stories! Most of the cats removed from the banks of the Mekong in the 19th century, had hooks and shortened tail. This piquant feature seemed to be considered a defect and excluded from breeding programs. And so we first had the traditional apple head, and then the Modern Siamese (slender cat). But the true Royal Siamese (and today - Mekong Bobtail) were doomed to disappear.

Please visit the Mekong Bobtail (Thai Bobtail) website of Cofein Pride cattery:

We have Mekong Bobtail cats of the classical (seal point), rare (blue point, tortie point, tabby point, red point), as well as unique colors (chocolate point, lilac point, cream point).

You can read articles about the breed, the history, origin, nature, colors, news, etc. on the site. There are a lot of professional photos on the site of Mekong bobtail cats and kittens of different colors and ages. The "Mekong bobtails World" project. A large gallery of mekong bobtail photos can be seen on this site:

You are very welcome to visit!

Alex Opryatin

See Michael's earlier post on the Mekong Bobtail, which can now be updated!

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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5 Responses

  1. Debra Ford says:

    I have 2 siamese would I know if they are Mekong?

    • Michael Broad says:

      If the cat breeder you bought them from said so! If you acquired them without a pedigree I don’t think you will know.

  2. Abigail says:

    I have a Mekong cat named Simon. He acts so royal and posh.

  3. Michele S. says:

    I’d never heard of this breed, but wow! What beautiful cats.

    I especially like the photo of cat sitting on the tree branch. The blue sky backgound, makes the icy blue of the cat’s eyes all the more stunning.

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