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Picture of a modern chocolate pointed Siamese cat — 2 Comments

  1. I like your perspective of the Siamese, modern vs original. I prefer the original, though some of the modern are elegant. I really dislike that The Fancy had redefined what the think the original Siamese is.

    • Thank you Anne for your comment. I agree with you. I think that we have a similar perspective about the Siamese cat. I, too, don’t mind the Siamese cat becoming very slender. It’s just a question, for me, of breeders overdoing it to the point where the cat loses any advantage that selective breeding brings it. There is certainly a very important Red Line which should not be crossed in breeding and I would argue that too many breeders, today, have crossed that line with respect to certain cat breeds. Some breed standards insist that the cat remains like the original or they insist that the cat is balanced and harmonious with no extreme features so these breeds are never bred to extreme. As soon as the breed standard incorporates words which encourage breeding to extreme, breeders take that opportunity because it’s the human condition if you like.

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