Blue Point Siamese
"LuLu" a Blue Point Siamese, courtesy of Stazia DiMarca, for more pictures go here:
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The Blue Point Siamese have slate blue points, also known to be a "dilute" seal color, Blue points have slate grey noses and paw pads with a bluish-white body.
The Blue and Lilac Point Siamese are genetic deviations of the seals and chocolate Points. The blue and lilac points are less common than the seals and chocolates.
The body of the blues should be a platinum gray of bluish tones with lighter color on the belly and chest. The points should be a deep grayish-blue. As stated earlier, all Siamese originally had extremely dark brown (Seal) points. Occasionally Siamese were born with blue points instead of seal points. The blue points are a genetic dilution of the seal points.
The palest of the points, Lilac points are considered a "dilute" chocolate, with pink-like grey colored points, a lavender nose and paw pads, and a white body.
The lilac (lavender)point is the last to appear. The points should be a frosty gray with a pinkish tone. This cat has the palest coloring of the breed, with pinkish ears and exceptionally light grey colored fur that almost looks like frost. This coloration leads to the additional nicknames of the breed. They are sometimes called “Frost Points” in America. Their eyes are even paler than a typical Siamese, and are often a pale, china blue. Her paw pads and nose should have a pale pink tinge. The lilac point Siamese are a genetic dilution to the chocolate points.
The lavender point Siamese is also the inspiration for an entirely new type of Siamese. Appropriately called the white Siamese, she is also called the Foreign White. In the 1960s, Patricia Turner, a well-known cat geneticist, saw an overexposed photograph of a lilac point Siamese and it inspired her to start a breeding program that would produce an entirely white oriental-type cat. She also wanted to get rid of the genetic defect that causes deafness in many blue-eyed, white cats. She began breeding genetically dominant white British shorthaired cats with Siamese seal points to arrive at the white Siamese. They are such beauties.