eyes Almond, blue
ear Medium and sharp
tail Long and thin
The Colorpoint Shorthair is a cat breed that originated in Thailand. This medium-sized cat is characterized by its colorpoint coat and blue eyes. The colorpoint shorthair is recognized only by the CFA. It includes the old type Siamese and the Siamese with different colors than the four traditional authorized ones.
The origins of the colorpoint shorthair are the same as those of the Siamese since they are the same breed. The breed would descend from the sacred cats of the temples of Siam. It is believed that they were carefully defended and bred by the kings of Siam and manuscripts have been found dating from 1350 mentioning these cats with colored ends. In 1884, the Siamese for the first time left their Asian cradle and were very quickly appreciated all over the world. From 1950, the physique of the Siamese changes by the will of the breeders. Although they are already slender cats, their silhouette becomes even more slender, their ears larger, the legs are refined and their head may seem large in relation to the body. Some breeders have however kept subjects called "traditional", keeping a physique closer to the original Siamese. These Siamese are almost no longer recognized by associations in the world. A breed called Thai is also controversial. For some, they are the traditional Siamese for others it is an artificial breed in order to find this "old type" physique. The CFA creates the standard for the colorpoint shorthair in order to group together the traditional Siamese and those whose color is not part of the four colors traditionally recognized in the United States (seal, chocolate, blue and lilac).
Like many oriental cats, the colorpoint shorthair would be very attached to its owner, described as a "cat-dog". He would also be talkative, outgoing, lively and demanding attention. He is a cat who would not like loneliness. These character traits remain however perfectly individual and are functions of the history of each cat.