Colourpoint Longhair - Longhaired Cats

Blue-point Colourpoint Longhair

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.

History
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.

Temperament
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.

Varieties
All point colour are possible, giving a large number of varieties. Not all, however, are recognized. The most popular are shown in the chart.


Varieties CoatMarkings
Seal
Warm cream
Deep seal-brown
Blue
Bluish-white
Slate-blue
Chocolate
Ivory
Warm brown
Lilac
Magnolia
Pinkish-grey
Red
Creamy white
Orange or Red
Cream
Creamy white
Buff cream
Tortie
Warm cream
Red and cream patches
Blue-Cream
Bluish or creamy white
Blue and mottled cream
Lilac-Cream
Magnolia
Pinkish-grey, patched in cream
Chocolate-Tortie
Ivory
Chocolate, patched in red and/or cream
Tabby
Ivory
Tabby points in seal, chocolate, lilac, red or blue


Head
Round and broad, with full cheeks and a short nose. Colour of the nose pad matches tat of the points.

Ears
Small and round-tipped, with a good width between them.

Eyes
Large, round, and bright; sapphire-blue in colour.

Facial Characteristics
Seal-point Colourpoint.


Seal-point Colourpoint Longhair

Seal-point Colourpoint Longhair
The Seal-point was one of the first varieties of Colourpoint to be developed.

Body
A solid, cobby type.

Coat
The fur is dense, lush, and silky to the touch. The colour should be warm cream with deep seal-brown points.

Tail
Should be short and very full.

Legs
Short, thick, and strong.

Feet
Paws are large and round with seal-brown pads and long toe tufts.


Seal Tabby-point Colourpoint Longhair

Seal Tabby-point Colourpoint Longhair

One of the newer varieties, this cat is the result of crossing rown Tabby Longhairs with Seal-point Colourpoints.

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