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Find Colorpoint Shorthair Kittens For Sale on Pets4You.com. The Colorpoint Shorthair is a playful, highly interactive and talkative breed. They are very social and devoted to their family. They are similar to the Siamese in personality and body type. Their coats come in red point, cream point, lynx (tabby) point and tortie point colors. Contact the cat breeders below for Colorpoint Shorthair Kittens For Sale.
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A Siamese Hybrid with Color Points who Loves to Talk
What could be more wonderful than the elegant Siamese cat? How about one with points in the color of fire? Or in a range of 16 other different hues? That is what some impassioned breeders set out to do, with aspirations ablaze.
As a result of these dreamers, the Colorpoint Shorthair is one of today’s most popular breeds. The body type, head, and personality of the Colorpoint Shorthair are identical to the Siamese – in fact, the only difference between the two is the coloring. A gift from a group of avant-garde breeders who decided that they wanted a Siamese cat with red points, this cat is a product of crossing a red domestic shorthair with a seal point Siamese. Today, Colorpoints come in 16 different colors, although the red point, or "flame point," is the only one eligible for competition.
In England and America, some ambitious breeders in the 1940s desired a Siamese cat with points afire! Traditional Siamese have four point colors to choose from: lilac, seal point, blue and chocolate. By breeding the Siamese, a red Domestic Shorthair, the American Shorthair, and the Abyssinian, these new breeders achieved their goal.
All was not smooth sailing, however. Sometimes, new kittens had the desired point colorings of the Siamese, but not the body type. The red coloration desired is also a sex-based color, making consistent reproduction a challenge. Finally, though, the desired results were reached, and the Cat Fanciers’ Association proclaimed championship status to cream and red-pointed cats in 1964, followed by tortoiseshell and lynx in 1969. The Cat Fanciers’ Association is the only organization to recognize the Colorpoint Shorthair as its own breed. Every other organization considers the Colorpoint to be a Siamese hybrid.
With arrestingly large blue eyes, large ears, and a body type and head shape identical to the Siamese, at first glance the Colorpoint Shorthair looks like a Siamese, except for its different point colorations. These beautiful cats have classic Siamese points (albeit in different colors from traditional Siamese), long, fine-boned bodies, expressive faces, and large, pointed ears that are specifically "Siamese" in appearance. If a cat is not suitable for show because of current color deficiencies, it still will be just as capable of fulfilling your desire for a wonderful pet to adore. In adulthood, these delicate creatures weigh between 5 and 10 pounds.
As attractive as the Colorpoint Shorthair is to look at, what is most endearing about this little kitty is its personality. Smart and sweet, the Colorpoint Shorthair is every bit as talkative as the Siamese, with the tendency to hang on your every word in response.
Like their Siamese cousins, the Colorpoint Shorthair cats are extremely bright – so smart, in fact, that you may be afraid to confide in your little pet for fear that it will divulge your secrets. Don't worry. Although exceedingly intelligent, what the Colorpoint Shorthair wants to do most is to simply be a cat.
But regardless of how catlike your pet’s behavior, it has the amusing talent of retrieving toys, just like a dog. Toss a clump of paper or, better yet, a pretty, shiny ball, and this cat will spring into action. The Colorpoint Shorthair has a number of canine traits in its personality. It comes when called (ahem, if in the mood, that is), and will listen with rapt attention if you care to discuss your day. Just make sure you listen in return, for like the Siamese, the Colorpoint will have its side of the story to tell as well.
Are there any drawbacks to adopting this lovely feline beauty? Only that if you don't give your Colorpoint the attention it wants, these cats can become anxious or depressed, leading to a lifelong neurosis. You should only choose to get a Colorpoint Shorthair if you have the time and desire to devote the unlimited attention it asks.
As with most cats, Colorpoint Shorthairs are fastidious about the cleanliness of their litter boxes. It will need plenty of water to drink as well as regular meals. Whether cats should be allowed to "nibble" most of the day is a subject of ongoing debate. Some experts think this is fine, while others think it leaves cats' systems in a constant state of upheaval. If you decide to leave food available for your cat at all times, make sure it's a good quality brand.
In addition, as with any cat, Colorpoint Shorthairs do not need to go outside, ever. Your pet will be very content to sit in the warmth of your lap and be your faithful companion and shadow – and conversationalist – indoors, for as long as you want to provide attention. Cats never need to go outside to be healthy, and can in fact encounter problems they don't have the tools to address, such as cars and traffic, predators including other tough cats, and diseases. Your pet will enjoy a much longer, healthier life indoors.
Technically a hybrid, the Colorpoint Shorthair is sturdy, but can suffer the same health problems as its Siamese cousin. Endocardial fibroelastosis, nyastagmus (rapid eye movement), crossed eyes, asthma or bronchial disease, and lymphoma are some of the disorders Siamese and Colorpoint Shorthairs experience. Lifespan is a very respectable 12 to 17 years.
Fortunately, the Colorpoint Shorthair is very meticulous about its grooming and will do most of it on its own. Regular brushing or use of a "cat mitt" that will remove loose hairs gently is recommended. It's also advisable to brush your cat's teeth every day, with specialized kitty toothpaste that targets plaque and tartar buildup – and tastes great, too – which promotes optimal overall health.
Retrieved June 23, 2014.
Retrieved June 23, 2014.
Retrieved June 23, 2014.