If you have ever seen or had a Blue Point Siamese Cat, you know that they are beautiful and loving creatures.
Siamese cats are known for many things, including their gorgeous blue eyes, affectionate and intelligent nature, and playful demeanor.
But did you know they come in many variations? Blue Points are just one of those but arguably one of the most beautiful Siamese types.
Let’s take a look at what sets the Blue Point Siamese apart from the other SIamese variations. In a couple of minutes, you might even call yourself a Blue Point Siamese expert!
What is a Blue Point Siamese cat?
Blue Point Siamese cats are pure breeds that are well known for their beauty, intelligence, and chatty nature. They are named ‘Blue Points’ because their faces, paws, and tail are blue-ish gray to slate-colored with a slender and muscular frame.
Where did Blue Point Siamese originate?
With any pure breed animal, in order to fully understand them, it’s always good to know about their origin and history. I will also often tell you what they were bred for.
Blue Point Siamese cats have technically been around for centuries, however, they were officially recognized as a pure breed in 1934, by the International Cat Fanciers Association.
All Siamese breeds originated in Thailand, previously known as Siam.
In the 14th century, a work of manuscript called the “Tamra Maew” translated, as “The Cat Book Poems” was written that included descriptions of the cats we now know to be Siamese cats.
These cats were and are known for their elegance, physical beauty, and clever mind, and they still are.
The Thai people believe that when a family member dies, their soul enters the body of a Siamese cat. As a result, these cats were held in very high esteem amongst royal families and are still, very popular in Thailand.
How to tell a Blue Point apart from other Siamese cats?
Officially there are 32 recognized variations of the Siamese breed however, several of them are closely related and only differ slightly from each other.
Because of this, it is quite tricky to distinguish all of them if you’re not a feline expert. Generally, we would distinguish 4 main variations that can be easily recognized by sight.
Let’s have a look at those four main variations. The Blue Point Siamese is one of them.
It’s good to know that all Siamese cats have the same wonderful character traits. The variations only differ in appearance by their, so-called, color points.
Why are Siamese cat variations called ‘points’?
You will have noticed that Siamese cat variations are referred to as color points.
The reason that Siamese cats are called color points is that only their points are colored. The points are their face, paws, and tail. This is caused by the Himalayan gene which causes their coat to be darker on the colder areas of their bodies.
A Blue Point Siamese or also known as a Blue Seal Point Siamese, has a blue-ish gray to slate-colored nose, tail, and paw pads. Their coat is often tinted blue, especially towards the end of their points.
As all Siamese cats, Blue Point Siamese kittens are born completely white and they only develop their blue color as they mature. Around 6 to 8 weeks after birth they will have their final, beautiful blue points.
Seal Points have cream or pale fur with deep brown or seal brown points. The beautiful warm brown color usually gets darker closer towards their nose and paw pads.
Interestingly, Seal points are genetically speaking black cats but because of the Himalayan gene, their bodies turn white.
So, technically speaking they are black cats with white bodies rather than white cats with darker points.
The Chocolate point is often confused with the Seal point but if you put them next to each other it is easy to see the differences.
You can tell a Chocolate Point Siamese cat apart from the others by their ivory fur while the Seal point’s fur is more cream-colored.
Their points are rich chocolate brown points on the face and ears. Their nose and paw pads are lighter cinnamon-pink while they have a chocolate tail.
The Lilac Point breed has a white body and pinkish-gray points, as well as cinnamon-pink paw pads and face, making them easy to distinguish from the other Siamese cat variations.
While the other Siamese cat color variations often darken as they get older, this is usually not the case for the Lilac point. Their color stays mostly consistent after they mature at around 6 to 8 weeks.
Physical characteristics of Blue Point Siamese cats
Now that you know what Blue Point Siamese cats look like, let’s talk a little more about their physical characteristics.
Blue Point Siamese cats are typically around 10-12 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 5-11 pounds.
They have a slender frame but muscular body with a thin tail. Most Siamese cats have a rather pointy face.
Exceptions are the Applehead Siamese which has a rounder face and the Wedgehead Siamese which has a wedge-shaped face that is very typical for Siamese cats.
Most of these precious felines can expect to live for 10-13 years.
If you love the look of the Blue Point Siamese cat and want to know what you can expect from their breed’s personality, keep reading! We have good news for you.
Personality characteristics of Blue Point Siamese cats
Aesthetically speaking, Blue Point and all Siamese cats are some of the most beautiful feline breeds out there.
However, for some cat owners, their piercing blue eyes, light fur, and colored points aren’t even the best part about Siamese cats,…
Rather, their fantastic personalities are!
Blue Point Siamese cats are extremely lovable animals. They are known to be playful, affectionate, vocal, and intelligent, and they truly want to be a part of your life.
They are chatty and will engage with your family through their voice and physical attention. They are fond of playing, with you or other pets you may have but especially with other cats.
Another great aspect of the Blue Point Siamese’s personality is that they are great cats for families. They get along well with children and are very social animals.
The only aspect of a Blue Point’s personality is that they may need you too much.
These lovely cats can often suffer from separation anxiety, which means that if you have a job or lifestyle which keeps you away from the home for long periods of time, the cat may become unhappy and depressed.
Blue Point Siamese common health issues
Like with any other cat breed, Blue Point Siamese cats can develop health issues as they age. It’s always good to be aware of specific conditions this breed may be vulnerable to.
Here are some of the most common health issues for (Blue Point) Siamese cats.
The best way to keep a Blue Point as healthy as can be and ensure they live a long and healthy life is to take them to regular checkups with the vet, get to know the symptoms of these diseases, and be on the lookout as your cat gets older.
How much do Blue Point Siamese cats cost?
If you, after reading this, just have to have your own Siamese Blue Point, it may be important to note that they are quite expensive.
As a popular and beautiful breed, these cats are not likely to be found at a shelter, and getting one from a proper breeder can cost anywhere between $800 and $2,500 if they come with a proper pedigree.
For your, and your cat’s sake, always make sure that you are purchasing your cat from a safe breeder. Do your homework and due diligence and ask the breeder questions about the line and how they treat their animals.
Our final thoughts
You are now a Blue Point Siamese cat expert, just as we promised!
Whether or not this is the right cat for you is ultimately your decision, but hopefully, you now have a clear idea of everything these beautiful animals have to offer and you can make a confident and informed decision!
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