What Is a Flame Point Siamese Cat?

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Flame point Siamese cats are cats with the traditional Siamese appearance and reddish-gold color points on their ears, face, feet and tails. This variety of cat is also called a red point Siamese or a colorpoint shorthair.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association, the largest registry for purebred cats, does not consider flame point or red point to be official Siamese color variations. The CFA accepts only blue, chocolate, lilac and seal as acceptable Siamese point colors. Siamese-type cats with other color variations, including red, are accepted into the registry as colorpoint shorthairs. Other cat registries include red points in their Siamese group. Flame point Siamese cats always have cream colored bodies and blue eyes.