Thai or Siamese?

  

According to the standards of  WCF (World Cat Federation). Many thanks for the pics to the catteries of  Charming-Blue (Thai) and Imladris (Siamese) !

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Thai    Siamese
  

Body:  Medium sized and muscular body, but still slender and elegant; neither cobby nor elongated. Legs medium in length, rounded paws. Tail of medium length and slightly tapering to a pointed tip.

Body:  Medium sized, elegant cat, slim and muscular. Body long and supple. Neck long and slender. Chest and shoulders never wider than hips. Legs are long and slim. Paws dainty and oval. Whipped tail, very long, thin from base to end, tapering to a fine tip .

  

Head: Moderate wedge shape with gently rounded contours. Slightly curved profile, with the dip at eye level. Strong chin and lower jaw, rounded muzzle.

Head: Wedged skull. The wedge flaring in straight outward lines on both sides from the nose to the ears. Long and straight nose, flat forehead. The profile is slightly convex. Fine muzzle, well developed  chin, lining up with tip of nose in the same vertical plane.

  

Ears:  Medium in size, broad at the base with slightly rounded tips and set wide apart.

Ears:  Very large, wide at base and pointed; outside lines are set to continue the wedge
  

Eyes:  Large and slightly slanted; the upper lid almond shaped, the lower lid slightly rounded; eye colour vivid blue.

Eyes:  Almond shaped, slightly slanted towards the nose, in harmony with the wedge shaped head. The distance between the eyes to be not less than eye width. Eye colour is vivid deep blue.

  
  

Coat:  Short and glossy, close-lying; silky texture, no undercoat.

Coat:  Very short, glossy and close-lying. Silky texture, no undercoat .

  

Colour Varieties:  The Thai is a colourpointed cat, any point colour without white is accepted. The descriptions of colours are listed in the General Colour Guide.

Colour Varieties: The Siamese is a colourpointed cat, any point colour without white is accepted. The descriptions of colours are listed in the General Colour Guide. Point colour develops slowly and will not show completely finished until cat is matured. Therefore, allowance is made for incomplete point color in young cats. Consideration should also be given to the fact that in older cats body colour may darken and so-called flank spots can occur, both may be tolerated .

  

Faults: The goal of the Thai breeding is the traditional type of the Siamese. Any changes of type that might imply a hybridization by extraneous breeds (e.g. woolly coat, pronounced cheeks, definite stop, round eyes) are undesirable and to be considered as a severe fault .

Faults:   Too deep set or protruding eyes are faults, same as any tendency to squint.

  

Scale of Points (WCF):

Body: 25 Points
Head: 25 Points
Eyes 15 Points
Coat Texture: 20 Points
Coat Colour and Markings 10 Points
Condition:

  5 Points

Scale of Points (WCF):

Body: 25 Points
Head: 25 Points
Eyes 15 Points
Coat Texture: 20 Points
Coat Colour and Markings 10 Points
Condition:

  5 Points

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