- Origins: England
- Lifespan: 15-20 years
- Eyes: Blue
- Energy: Medium to high
- Temperament: Talkative, intelligent, affectionate, dog-like
- Weight: Males 4-6 kg (8.8 – 13.2 lbs), females 3.5-5 kg (7.8 – 11 lbs)
- Coat: Short
- Grooming: Weekly
- Talkative: Very
- Cost: $900 – $1,500
What is a Colourpoint Shorthair?
The Colourpoint Shorthair is a man-made breed which was created by crossing Siamese cats with domestic shorthairs with a goal to create a Siamese type in new colours. Traditionally, the Siamese occurred in four colours, seal, chocolate, lilac and blue. The Colourpoint Shorthair extended those colours, to include reds, creams, torties in pointed and lynx (tabby) point.
Most cat councils recognise the Colourpoint Shorthair as a Siamese, however, the Cat Fanciers Association and the World Cat Federation recognise them as a standalone breed.
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