Saturday, April 28, 2007

Siamese & Oriental cats

Just thought I'd post this... Just 'cause I can. And, by the way, the photo in this post is a chocolate point Siamese who lives near us. Sorry it's not a great photo but it's the best we could do since it wasn't in the mood to stay still for long. LOL! Oh yeah, don't click on the photo to enlarge it, it looks better left the size it is. Trust me! LOL!

Anyway...

The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Southeast Asia, and is said to be descended from the sacred temple cats of Siam (now Thailand). In Thailand, where they are one of several native breeds, they are called Wichien-maat (a name meaning "Moon diamond"). In the twentieth century the cats became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America.

The Oriental Shorthair is a breed of cat. It is also called a "Foreign Type" cat. This cat combines the Siamese body with a diversity of colorings and patterns.

2 comments:

Jayde_Bramblerose said...

thats some very-very good imformation there tori .

grandma x

Tori_Z said...

Thanks Grandma