Wednesday 13 July 2011

Champion Siamese Cat WANKEE

Champion Wankee Siamese

This is a picture of Champion Siamese Cat WANKEE. He won 30 prizes at early cat shows. The picture was taken in 1902 in England where the cat fancy started.

What is notable is the cobby (cat fancy term meaning stocky) body. This is a traditional applehead Siamese cat par excellence. All the early champion Siamese cats were.

Wankee is the antithesis of the modern Siamese cat. How things have changed. Only oriental body type modern Siamese cats can win CFA (Cat Fanciers' Association) show competitions.  The CFA, probably still the most important cat association does not even accept or recognize the traditional Siamese - extraordinary and misguided in my view.

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