An overview of apricot point Siamese cats.
An apricot is a cream which has at least one set of the dilute modifier gene which modifies the cream into apricot.
Apricot is not recognised with FIFE so the breed number used is cream. EMS Codes also bear an x (unrecognised colour) before the letter denoting the colour e and an m (caramel) after the letter denoting the colour to denote the fact that GCCF recognise them as Apricot.
G.C.C.F Old Breed No – 32fn
New EMS Code – SIA em
Eyes – Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points – Mask, ears and tail apricot, hot in tone with a slightly darker dusting that develops and becomes more noticeable with maturity.The legs and feet will be slightly paler in colour but definite colour should show at the rear of the hind legs below the hock. Barring and striping on mask, legs and tail is permissible. Mature cats may show a pewter sheen on the ghost tabby markings, particularly on the head but also under the feet. ‘Freckles’ may occur on nose, paw pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body – Warm creamy white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. Such shading may be uneven and an Apricot Point should be penalised for shading no more no less severely than a Blue Point.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims and Paw Pads – Pink.
Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1 Pale and/or dull eye colour
2 Cool toned cream in points or body colour.
3 General Siamese withholding faults.
If you have any photos of apricot point Siamese cats or kitten then we would love to include them on the Siamese Cat Breeder website. Please submit them using the form at the bottom of this page.
Siamese Cat Breeder are very interested in adding pictures of apricot point Siamese kittens at the various stages of early development. We believe this will help novice breeders identify the colour of their kittens easily. If you can help we would love to hear from you.