If it walks like a Siamese, talks like a Siamese, looks and acts like a Siamese....it may be a Colorpoint Shorthair. Basically the only difference in these two breeds is that the Colorpoint Shorthair has many more point colors that the four that are recognized by Siamese breeders: seal, chocolate, blue and lilac.
Their points can include: lynx, red, chocolate tortie, chocolate-tortie lynx, blue cream, lilac cream and cream to name a few.
The Shorthairs came into being in the 1940s when breeders decided to develop other colorpoints by breeding Siamese, Abyssinians and Reds.
Like their counterpoints the Siamese, they have outgoing personalities and love to chat with people. Their coats are short and glossy. Also like the Siamese, Colorpoint Shorthairs have a long tapering body and a wedge head. They have exotic almond-shaped eyes that are a deep, startling blue.
They're highly-intelligent cats and like all active, smart pets need plenty of attention to keep them out of trouble.
Other than having hip dysplatia and breathing problems if they are short muzzled, this is a healthy cat. It doesn't require a lot of grooming. Its average life span is eighteen years old but its not uncommon for the Colorpoint Shorthair to live to twenty-three.
If you're interested in making a home for one of these great kitties, please check out rescue before going to a breeder. If you're looking for a couch potato. This one is probably not for you.