The Siamese lavender point Siamese cat is also known by the name “Siamese lilac-point cat”. Their ears, nose, tail, feet, and tail are covered in warm gray fur. The rest of their bodies are white.
Although they look very elegant, their personalities can make them difficult to handle. We’ll be sharing their characteristics, breed traits, and the best ways to care for them.
This comprehensive guide to the Siamese lilac-pointed Siamese covers everything you need to know. This includes their personality traits, health, care, and how to take care of them. If you are convinced that a Siamese cat in lilac is the right pet, we will also discuss how to find kittens!
What is a Lilac-Pointed Siamese, and how do you define it?
Cat breed registry offices accept the following four Siamese cat colors:
Blue point Siamese cats have diluted versions of the chocolate and seal colors. The points of lilac cats are pale brown. The color is actually more like a soft, warm gray. This is why it’s called lilac and not ‘light brown’, or anything else similar.
These are important lilac-pointed Siamese cat traits:
- The body is covered in white, glacial fur with no shading.
- Frosty gray fur with pinkish tones on ears, muzzle, and feet (their points).
- Nose leather in lavender-pink.
- Pink lavender paw pads
- Deep vivid blue eyes.
As with all Siameses, a lilac-point cat should be tall and elegant. It should also have large ears and eyes that are slanted to follow the shape and size of the wedge. You can also find an applehead Siamese lilac points, which is rounder and has softer features.
Applehead Siameses are believed to be closer to the original Siamese cats. This is before human selection for individuals with very slim bodies and angular faces.
Siamese cats have solid points, unlike other colorpoint breeds that can have tabby, tortoiseshell or white markings. You won’t see Siamese cats with dark and light brown stripes on their points, such as purebred lilac-lynx point Siamese.
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Genetics of the Lilac Pointed Siamese
Two types of pigment can be made in cats: eumelanin (which is black) and pheomelanin (which is red). The Siamese don’t have the gene for pheomelanin so all four standard colors are based upon the black pigment, eumelanin.
Seal points are closest to true black. A modified form of eumelanin is responsible for chocolate points, which look brown. Blue point Siamese cats can also get lilac points and blue points from a genetic mutation called the color suppression gene.
This gene suppresses the amount of pigment in the points. Lilac is the dilute version of chocolate points.
One genetic mutation causes Siamese cats to have iconic colors. It is called temperature-sensitive albinism. This gene causes cats to only produce pigment in their fur if the temperature is below freezing. Heat is lost at its fastest rate.
Behavior and temperament of the Lilac Pointed Siamese
Siamese cats are known for their affectionate, chatty nature. They are known for being the loudest cat extroverts! They are intelligent and love to find enriching mental and physical experiences.
They can develop distressing or destructive coping behaviors if they are not provided with enough stimulation or company.
They make great companions if their owners are available for the most of the day and willing to interact with them. Even simple cues can be used to train this intelligent cat to respond.
Siamese cats are known to bond very closely with one person. They can also be sensitive to new changes in their environment and the loss of that person.
Siamese cats are known for their obsessive compulsive behavior, including wool sucking. There is no evidence to link Siamese cats’ personalities and fur color.
The behavior of Siamese cats in lilac is similar to that of other Siamese.
Health of Lilac Pointed Siamese
There is no evidence that lilac cats are more susceptible to health problems than other colors. They are just as susceptible to health problems that affect Siamese color. These include:
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- Oral and dental disease. Approximately 2 out of 5 Siamese cats will need to have their teeth cleaned for tartar or gum disease. Their unusually small jaw spaces may be due to their pronounced wedge-shaped heads.
- Injuries. Siamese cats have a longer and more slender bodies than other cats, making them more susceptible to trauma. Because they don’t have much skin protection, they are more susceptible to cuts.
- Cancers. Siamese cat breeds have a higher incidence of cancer than other breeds and are the leading cause of death.
Siamese cats, on the other hand, have a low incidence of urinary tract infections. This is a common problem in other breeds.
They are still among the most common cats that require veterinary care. One study found that Siamese cats account for more pet insurance claims per cat than any other breed.
The average life expectancy of Siamese lilac-pointed cats is 14 years. But, Siamese cats are living longer than other breeds, and their average lifespan is 14 years.
Raising a Siamese kitten from a Siamese lilac point Siamese is easy.
One of the most fascinating facts about lilac-point Siamese kittens is that they are born completely white. They don’t begin to develop color points until around a month of age. The depth of their color can continue developing until the third birthday.
You can either search online or ask your friends for recommendations to find your lilac kitten. You can also contact a breeder through a club or breed registry and ask to be added to their waiting list. Both the National Siamese Cat Club and Cat Fanciers Association keep lists of active breeders organized by region.
Our kitten section is filled with resources that will help you raise your kitten to be a confident, healthy cat. Here are some highlights for Siamese kitten owners:
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What is the cost of a Siamese cat with a lilac point Siamese?
Is a lilac-point cat uncommon? Does that make it worth paying more to breeders? The short answer to this question is “no”. The genetic makeup of lilac cats is different from the three other colors. This means that the genes for lilac are obscured by any other color’s DNA if any.
Siamese cats could breed lilac kittens randomly if they did not have any other breeding options. It’s easy to plan a litter of lilacs because their breeding decisions are made by their owners.
It is not common for responsible and reputable breeders to charge more than the market for any particular color kitten. It is because kittens of that color are more appealing to kitten farmers. This in turn can jeopardize the welfare of the entire breed.
A lilac Siamese kitten will cost approximately the same as one in each of the other colors. It should be priced between $400 and $1,200 at the current time. Kittens in the top range of this price range are likely to have show-winning ancestors and a show-winning early appearance.
Are you a Siamese lilac Siamese?
Siamese cats may not be the best choice for everyone. They are far from being disinterested and aloof felines, but they can be social and interactive. They thrive in homes where they are surrounded by people and can play with them.
They may become bored if they are left alone, or ignored too often. Siamese can be vocal so they might not be the right match for you if your preference is quiet and peace. A lilac Siamese can be beautiful and charismatic if it is raised in a loving home. Many Siamese cat owners wouldn’t consider another breed.