Question About Lilac Point Siamese

by Sara K
(Wisconsin)

I have owned several siamese cats in the past. This is my first lilac point siamese. He turned 1 year on March 2, 2012. My question is does the color of their coat darken with age? When I got my purebred lilac point at 9 weeks his coat was creamy white. But at about age 7 1/2 months I noticed his back was getting darker. It started off with two dark patches over his hips. His coat has since gotten darker and has spread to his shoulders. It is not as dark as his points, but definitely darker than when I got him. I don't know if matters but I live in Northern Wisconsin not far from the Canadian boarder. I have read conflicting things: One stated that lilac point siamese are suppose to stay the same color as they are as kittens and not get darker with age. The other that all siamese get darker with age, with seal points getting the darkest and lilacs the lightest. Is it normal for him to be getting darker or did I just get a cat that is doing this as a result of bad breeding? Thanks for your help.

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Jun 25, 2013
Absolutely! NEW
by: JeannieBlue

I actually have a Lilac Point Siamese who just turned 1 year-old in May. He is my first lilac, as well, and he absolutely got darker with age. He started out a very pale cream with the lilac points, and now he is almost as dark as his points on his back, haunches and shoulders. Before my current little guy, I had a Chocolate Point Siamese for 24 years and he got darker not with age, but with the seasonal changes (I live in NY). He darkened slightly from the time he was a kitten until he was an old man (definitely not progressively with each year), but he always darkened in the summer and lightened slightly in the winter. I always joked that he was "tanning". Thus far, my lilac baby (Simon) does not seem to be experiencing this summer tanning at all.

Feb 24, 2013
Lilac points NEW
by: Dyana

I had a female lilac point for 17 years. She never got dark on her back. She looked the same from about 2 months old until she passed at 17!

Feb 24, 2013
Lilac points NEW
by: Dyana

I had a female lilac point for 17 years. She never got dark on her back. She looked the same from about 2 months old until she passed at 17!

Jan 05, 2013
Answer tour ? NEW
by: Anonymous

You should read the article in fairy dust Siamese - color. It discusses color and color change.

Dec 12, 2012
cheyah NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a lilac point siamese too. She's about 2 now, and she has not gotten darker at all except for her tail and her paws. She's still a creamy white and has bright blue eyes :)

Mar 07, 2012
My Lilac Point has grown darker with age at 1 year. NEW
by: Doris Arnold

I also have a Lilac Point Siamese.....he is also a year old and he has gotten darker with age. He is beautiful with such a lovely shiny coat...no complaints. he is a beauty...

Mar 05, 2012
Lilac Point NEW
by: Beatrice

Hi there,

Unfortunately they all go darker as they age, my Siamese chocolate was a beautiful pale cream when she was a kitten, now I notice she is getting ever so slightly darker. My Lilac Burmese cat however has only become a little bit more lilac over the years.

It has nothing to do with where you live.

Kind regards,

Beatrice from Ireland.

Mar 05, 2012
normal NEW
by: Anonymous

All Siamese cats, no matter what "point" they are, will get darker as they age. Lilac points stay the lightest of all of the others, but they still get darker than they are as kittens. It has nothing to do with where you live...it's just how they are! I have 3 Siamese, and wish all of them would have stayed the colors they were as kittens, but alas, they eventually grow up!

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