Породы и окрасы
Harrison Weir, F.R.H.S., Our Cats and All About Them, Chapter: "Siamese Cats," 1889
[Excerpt] The head should be long from ears to eyes, and not over broad, and then rather sharply taper off towards the muzzle, the forehead flat, and receding, the eyes somewhat aslant downwards towards the nose, and the eyes of a pearly, yet bright blue colour, the ears usual size and black with little or no hair on the inside, with black muzzle, and round the eyes black. The form should be slight, graceful and delicately made, body long, tail rather short and thin, and the legs somewhat short, slender, and the feet oval, not so round as the ordinary English cat. The body should be one bright, uniform, even colour, not clouded, either rich fawn, dun or ash. The legs, feet and tail black. The back slightly darker is allowable, if of a rich colour, and the colour softened, not clouded.
POINTS OF EXCELLENCE ROYAL CAT OF SIAM
HEAD: Small, broad across and between the eyes, tapering upwards and somewhat narrow between the ears: forehead flat and receding, nose long, and somewhat broad, cheeks narrowing towards the mouth, lips full and rounded, ears rather large and wide at base, with very little hair inside.
FUR: Very short, and somewhat wooly, yet soft and silky to the touch, and glossy with much luster on the face, legs and tail.
COLOUR: The ground or body colour to be of an even tint, slightly darker on the back, but not in any way clouded or patched with any darker colour; light rich dun is the preferable colour, but a light fawn, light silver gray, or light orange is allowable; deeper and richer browns, almost chocolate, are admissible if even and not clouded, but the first is the true type, the last a variety of such beauty and excellence; but the dun and light tints take precedence.
MARKINGS: Ears black, the colour not extending beyond them, but ending in a clear and well-defined outline; around the eyes, and all the lower part of the head, black; legs and tail black, the colour not extending into or staining the body, but having a clear line of demarcation.
EYES: Rather of almond shape, slanting towards the nose, full and of a very beautiful blue opalesque colour, luminous and of a reddish tint in the dusk of evening or by artificial light.
TAIL: Short by comparison with the English cat, thin throughout, a little thicker towards the base, without any break or kink.
SIZE AND FORM: Rather small, lithe, elegant in outline, and graceful, narrow and somewhat long; legs thin and a little short than otherwise; feet long, not so round as the ordinary cat, neck long and small.
CONDITION: In full health, not too fat, hair smooth, clear, bright, full of lustre, lying close to the body, which should be hard and firm in the muscles.
POINTS:
HEAD .................................…..... 10
FUR................................ ......…. 10
COLOUR...................................... 20
MARKINGS .................................…..20
EYES...................................….....15
TAIL .........................................5
SIZE & FORM ..................................5
CONDITION ..................................10
TOTAL ..................................100
* Footnote: Mr. Darwin states in his book on "The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication," that "throughout an immense area, namely, the Malayan Archipelago, Siam, Pequan and Burmah, all the cats have truncated tails about half the proper length, often with a sort of knob at the end." This description tallies somewhat with the appearance of some of the Siamese cats that have been imported, several of which, though they have fairly long and thin tails, and though they are much pointed at the end, often have a break or kink. Many of the Siamese kittens bred here have kinks in their tails.

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