Question About Lilac Point Siamese
by Sara K
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.