Color change question

by Laurie Wohl
(New York City)

I have a 9month old applehead Siamese - chocolate point. When I first got her at 5 months she was cream color except for her points - now her coat is turning much darker, except for the neck and head which are still creamy (except for the points). What causes the coat to turn darker?

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Jan 18, 2012
Apple head verses wedge head
by: Doris Arnold

My boy China is now a year and two months and is a lilac point. He has gotten darker as he has grown and has absolutely the longest tail I have ever seen! He has the wedge head and unfortunately has had bad breath since I brought him home at 7 weeks..Our vet has informed me that the wedge head breeding (instead of the apple shaped) has really hurt the breed because the wedge head keeps the teeth too close together and many Siamese have teeth that will need cleaning done several times. Including my sweet boy...alas...

Jan 18, 2012
It is natural.
by: angelina diantonio

They get darker with age.I bet she is beautiful.Show us pictures.

Jan 18, 2012
color change
by: Laurie Wohl

My cat is definitely a chocolate point - the contrast is very clear between ear ears, nose, and rest of her face and neck - it's just the body that's getting more light grayish-brown

Jan 18, 2012
Color
by: Anonymous

Not sure exactly, but all Siamese get darker as they get older. I have a 3 year old Seal Point who used to be a beautiful tan, but is now almost completely black except for her tummy and under her neck.

Jan 18, 2012
Chocolate Point
by: Beatrice

Hi,

It sounds like you have a Seal Point and not a Chocolate point. I have a chocolate point and the delineations between the chocolate and the cream bits are very marked. They should not blur with age, so I do think that you have the seal point which go much darker with age. That is why I choose the chocolate point.

YOu are so lucky to have the lovely apple head, mine has the wedge head and even though she is beautiful, I wish her head were less wedge.

Kind regards,

Beatrice from Wicklow in Ireland

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