Sunday, January 1, 2012
Thai Cat Picture
This is a Thai cat picture that shows us that this cat breed is a Siamese cat of moderate proportions. When you write about the Siamese cat you are drawn into a discussion about breeding. The Thai cat is named as a new breed but for me it is another version of the Siamese cat that is between the original Siamese (in my view, a semi-cobby cat) and the super slender show Siamese that has an oriental appearance and which I call the modern Siamese. "Oriental" means slender in this context. For people outside the cat fancy the Siamese cat has become very confusing, I am afraid to say. The cat fancy should sort it out. The Thai is called an "old style Siamese". Thai cat breeders believe that the Thai matches the the original Siamese. I think it is a compromise. It is an elegant cat breed. The original Siamese is basically a pointed moggie, random bred cat, which is not elegant enough for members of the cat fancy. The Thai is between the original and modern versions of this very popular (3rd on my poll) and long standing cat breed, in my opinion. Read more about Thai cats and my version of Siamese cat history.