What Is an Applehead Siamese Cat?


Named for the round, apple shape of its head, an applehead Siamese cat is a traditional Siamese, brought to the West from Siam in the 14th century. The applehead has a long, full body and brilliant, almond-shaped blue eyes. The cats are extremely intelligent, friendly and vocal.

Applehead cats are lithe, graceful and mobile, and they enjoy leaping and perching on bookshelves or cupboards. Applehead Siamese kittens are born with white, fluffy fur, but at four weeks, they begin to develop "points," which are the darker fur at the ends of their faces, ears, tails and paws, due to a lower body temperature in these areas. The Cat Fanciers' Association recognizes four types of point colors: blue, lilac, chocolate and seal.