Wednesday 3 September 2008

Albino Siamese cat

Albino Siamese cat 
Albino Siamese cat -Fanny - photo by stephen522 

This is an experimental breed of cat, one that is not established or fully recognized. The picture is of a cat that is not as far as I am aware part of any breeding program - correct me if I am wrong, but an albino Modern Siamese cat who lives with a person who has allowed me to publish the photo under a creative commons license - thanks. 

The Albino Siamese cat should have pale blue almost pinkish eyes and Fanny has. I have subsequently come to understand that albino cats should have pink eyes as shown in the pictures below although you can see a faint blue content. The cats below are not Siamese but here to show the pink eye of the albino cat.

Pictures: PoC

Fanny has a classic Modern Siamese appearance - see Modern Siamese cats and Traditional Siamese cats and Thai cats (Thai cats, as far as I am concerned, are a modern version of the traditional or classic Siamese cat). Albinoism can of course occur in any type of cat, purebred or not. It is not the same as the white created by either the white spotting gene or the dominant white gene - see White cat coats. An Oriental Shorthair cat that was an albino cat would look the same as or similar to the cat above. Genes that produce white fur can also result in a deaf cat and an odd-eyed cat. If you've got a picture of an albino cat can we see it please? (upload it here).


  1. This "Albino"- Siamese cat might well be what the European Fifé recognizes as a white Siamese. Other cat associations call it a Foreign White group 1. The eyes should always be so-called Turner-blue (as in the "normal" pointed Siamese). This means (for all I know) that the cats' hearing is never impaired.

  2. OK, I was wrong. Didn't read the text properly. It is an Albino on this picture not a white Siamese. I don't think these Albinos should be bred. I imagine they have lots of health problems.

  3. Albino Siamese do not have the same health problems as human albinos.
    My chocolate point Siamese cat has an Albino mother and Chocolate Point father and her, her mother and all her brothers and sisters have never been born with any kind of health problem.
    Click here and here to see pictures of the mother cat and some of the kittens that are for sale. The mother is a grand champion show cat with a pedigree of grand champions going back many years.

    I hope this helps clear things up.

  4. thats not an aalbino cat. its a red masked siamese (but the red teint usually predsent on back, face and tail are not significat.
    i know because i own one my self ;-)

    if it where to be recognized as albino the eyes would not be blue.

  5. CFA has a registration code for Albino Siamese. I have heard there is a California breeder cattery name TONOPAH that breeds the Siamese albino.

  6. No One here knows what they are talking about at all. The only way of knowing if you have a genetic albino cat is to do a genetic colorpoint test. A company out of UC Berkley can do this for $60. The company is called VGL, Veterinary Genetics Laboratories.


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