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Jan 10, 2012
Sorry for interrupting your question
by: Tereza

Hi I'm Tereza from the Czech republic. I'm sorry for interrupting your question, but i hope that Lynn could help me with my problem.

Few days ago, i posted a question about my 3 and a half months old siamese, which was suppose to be choco point. But it seems to me that she might be a tortie. She has really dark tail with rings on it, face, ears and paws look almost lilac except that the bottom of her paws has spots and one of the paw is white. Nobody is able to tell me what kind of siamese she is. Or if she just didn't develope her colors yet.
Please help, her picture is under a question "kitten color"
Thanks a lot

Nov 23, 2011
by: angelina diantonio

She is beautiful!!!! Enjoy all your years together!!!Keep us posted with stories and photos.

Nov 23, 2011
A Tortie point
by: Lynn

Oh my, you have a Tortie Point! One of the rarest of all Siamese!

What a jewel you have!

Here are a few paragraphs from the my website about Tortie Points.

Tortie Point Shorthair
Sex-link hybridization of the red gene resulted in an interesting phenomenon called the Tortie Points. The word Tortie is short for “Tortoiseshell”. You might recognize this name in relation to the “Calico Cat.”

Calico cats are only female cats (male calicos are quiet rare). The red gene is sex-linked, this means that the gene is carried on the sex chromosomes, specifically the X-chromosome. Females are XX, and Males are XY. A male cat with only one X chromosome can only carry the gene for black or red but not both. Females are considered mosaics because the XX can produce red and black together.

The Tortie Point has a very striking appearance. The combination of the red gene and the four Siamese colors creates a random mottling or blotching of colors. They often have a symmetrical split of red and/or cream on one side of the face and the Siamese color on the other half. Just like the Tortoiseshell calico, the Tortie Points are all females.

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