Siamese Cat Physical Traits
Siamese Cat Personality
Siamese Cat Trivia
- Although Siamese cats have most likely been around for many centuries and are almost certainly Eastern in origin, their first appearance in the West was at the Crystal Palace Cat Show in London in 1871. They arrived in the United States in 1879, when the US Consul in Bangkok gifted a Siamese cat to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
- Siamese cats' striking blue eyes are linked to the breed's coat. The same gene responsible for the coat pattern also gives Siamese their signature baby blues.
- Siamese cats are the parent breed of a group that includes Balinese (which area really just long-haired Siamese), Burmese, and Himalayan cats, among several others.
- The twin Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp are not truly representative of the breed. Although Siamese can be sneaky, they are not malicious; indeed, they are well-regarded as being highly loyal, loving, and affectionate members of the family.
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