The Colorpoint Shorthair is
a variant of the
features the same long, tubular body, large ears, and triangular, wedge-shaped
head as the modern Siamese. However, the coat comes in a wider variety of
"point" colors and patterns than do the traditional Siamese.
Possible coat colors and patterns include red point (also called flame
point), cream point, lynx points (points featuring a tabby pattern; can be in a
variety of colors), and tortie-points (points featuring a tortoise-shell, or
pattern; can be in a variety of colors). Non-pointed coat colorations are
considered part of the
Oriental Shorthair breed.
United Kingdom, the colorpoint shorthair is not considered a separate
breed from the
Siamese, and are shown in
as Siamese. In the
United States, the colorpoint shorthair is considered a separate breed.