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Colorpoint Shorthair Cat

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat


Colorpoint Shorthair Cat Breed

The Colorpoint Shorthair Cat is really a cat of a different color—non-traditional colors, that is.  This Siamese breed was developed using Siamese as the foundation and then crossing it with a red American Shorthair to bring in a different color. It worked out and the cats became the basis for a new breed: the Colorpoint Shorthair.

Eventually, other non-traditional colors were created and the breed was recognized by the Cat Fanciers Association in 1964. The International Cat Association considers the Colorpoint a variety of Siamese, not a separate breed.

Colorpoint Shorthair Cat Information

Colorpoints are medium-size cats that typically weigh 5 to 10 pounds.


The Siamese and the Colorpoint Shorthair might differ in color, but beneath the skin they are identical. The Colorpoint Shorthair is talkative and opinionated. He will tell you exactly what he thinks, in a loud, raspy voice, and he expects you to pay attention and act on his advice. Colorpoints are extremely fond of their people. They like to be “helpful” and will follow you around and supervise your every move. When you are sitting down, a Colorpoint Shorthair will be in your lap, and at night he will be in bed with you, probably under the covers with his head on the pillow.

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