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What is a Flame Point Siamese?

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11/02/2010

A Flame Point Siamese is the term applied by nonbreeders to a cat that has Siamese ancestry but sports "points" or colors on ears, paws and tail of an orange/apricot color. In America these cats are referred to not as Siamese, but as Red "Oriental Short haired color points". In Britain and other parts of the world, the term "color point" is used to refer to Himalayan and Persians with orange points!

In the US and elsewhere, TICA recognizes red- and cream-points as Siamese, while CFA classifies them as Oriental Shorthairs. TICA does not use the term "flame point" for anything.