The Colorpoint Shorthair they are the cousins of the Siamese twins.
The Colorpoint Shorthair shares the style of body, personality, length of the layer, and the color pattern with the Siamese twins. There are two different schools within thinking on Colorpoint Shorthair: those who think that a race walking, has the voice, and it looks like a Siamese must be considered Siamese, and those who believe that the Colorpoint is a the Siamese hybrid.
Colorpoint Shorthair is the name you give the Association (CFA), an Association of United States races. In the records of other countries, However, “Colorpoint (or” Colourpoint “) It is the name given to cats Persians type and the Himalaya.
In all rows, except for CFA, the Colorpoint Shorthair not considered a breed apart, but it is included in the Siamese breed.
The effort to produce a style of Siamese cat in other colors other than the traditional four began in England and United States in the Decade of 1940. This effort was carried out by farmers who used the crossings between the bases of the Siamese, Abyssinian, the short red hair.
The American short hair He also became part of the matrix.
Initially, the breeders of the Colorpoint suffered setbacks and failures in the effort to get the colors right in the right places. The breeding was further complicated by the difficulty of working with the color red because it is a sex-linked color.
This breed is characterized by its elegance in sixteen different colors, beyond the four colors of the Siamese.
The Colorpoints Today they are elegant and refined, with long and hard bodies, head wedge with big ears. Their almond-shaped eyes are alive, blue deep and sloping towards the nose in harmony with the shape of the head and the placement of ears. It is difficult to tell the difference between a good Siamese and a good Colorpoint.
Character and skills
The Colorpoint Shorthair is a very intelligent breed, playful and friendly. They are very affectionate and enjoy playing with people, doing that also they describe as “extroverts“. They can also be very sensitive, nervous temperament and difficult adapctación to changes in the environment or strange people.
As Siamese twins, It can be very vocal and demanding when it comes to sue the company human. They have more than 100 vocal sounds, much more than most of the cats.