Blue-point Colourpoint Longhair
Slate-blue markings set off to perfection the cold, bluish-white coat of this variety.
Read glamour cats, the Colourpoint Longhairs combine the luxurious sophistication of the Longhair family with the poise, good looks and markings of the shorthaired Siamese. Like the Siamese, a Colourpoint invariably has bright, sapphire-blue eyes and a mask, ears, legs, feet, and tail (the points) that are a different colour to the rest of the body.
Experimental breeding programmes in Sweden and the US during the 1920s produced the first Colourpoints, but it was not until the late 1940s, after a succession of carefully planned crossbreedings between Longhairs and Siamese, that the modern cat emerged.
To their owners, Colourpoints combine the best of two worlds: they have the gentle nature of a Longhair, but they can also be as spirited as a Siamese without being so demonstrative.
All point colour are possible, giving a large number of varieties. Not all, however, are recognized. The most popular are shown in the chart.
Round and broad, with full cheeks and a short nose. Colour of the nose pad matches tat of the points.
Small and round-tipped, with a good width between them.
Large, round, and bright; sapphire-blue in colour.
Seal-point Colourpoint Longhair
The Seal-point was one of the first varieties of Colourpoint to be developed.
A solid, cobby type.
The fur is dense, lush, and silky to the touch. The colour should be warm cream with deep seal-brown points.
Should be short and very full.
Short, thick, and strong.
Paws are large and round with seal-brown pads and long toe tufts.
Seal Tabby-point Colourpoint Longhair
One of the newer varieties, this cat is the result of crossing rown Tabby Longhairs with Seal-point Colourpoints.