Chocolate Point Siamese Cat

The chocolate point Siamese cat is one of the original pointing colors. The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) only recognise the four solid colors one of which is chocolate. The others are blue (dilute black), lilac and seal (very dark brown). The International Cat Association (TICA) recognize other colors and patterns that break up the pointing. I don't like that as the cat no longer looks like a Siamese cat.

Seal is point color of the original Siamese cats from Siam, in my opinion. It is the color we associate with the Siamese cat.

Chocolate actually looks like a diluted seal. The chocolate point Siamese cat was recognised sometime after 1934 in the USA. Despite that the Siamese cat was first imported into the West (England) from Siam in the late 1800s.

The genotype for chocolate pointing is aabb.

Chocolate pointed Siamese - by sam.romilly (Flickr).

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