Color Related Personality Traits
It has been suggested that some color points carry personality traits in their genetics that sets them apart from other Siamese cats. To most this seems ridiculous but after first hand experience and some research, I have come to the conclusion that there is some truth to this and a logical explanation for these differences. If you were to look into this, you would find the colors that people are making these claims about are the newer color points that were developed in the the 1940's. The method used to create a Siamese cat with the desired colors is to mate a different breed of cat that has the desired color to a Siamese cat. Over time, and through selective breeding, your cats will resemble Siamese more and more. Once you get to a point where you can breed any two of the "new" cats together and always get kittens that conform to the original breed standard, they will be considered a new color of the original breed. Since it has only been about 50 years from the time these colors were introduced, (They started in the 1940's and it has taken about 20 years to complete the process) some of the traits of the other breeds used to get the appropriate color are still strong enough to cause shifts in the personalities of their descendants.
Flame, Cream and Blue Cream Traits
Flame and cream points are both different shades of orange pigment in the point. Typically a litter resulting from the cross of a flame or cream point to a traditional pointed Siamese results in tortie and/or blue creams which is why they all have similar personalities. While they do share many traits with typical Siamese cats, they do have some especially endearing qualities. For instance, they are typically even more people-oriented than other Siamese. They are not as prone to bond with only one person as some Siamese do. Additionally, they tend to be more tolerant than most cats. One of my flame points actually enjoys the amount of attention my three year old lavishes on her. Ember even follows my daughter around the house. She enjoys being carried like a baby, constantly getting those "in your face" hugs and even being pushed around in a play cart. How do I know she enjoys this? When I try to put a stop to it and "save my poor cat", Ember refuses to leave. When I put her up somewhere high so my daughter can't reach in an attempt to give her a break, she hops right back down and walks back over to my daughter. We have a big house so there is plenty of room for her to get away and yet she stays, even seeks out, time with her favorite two-legged friend. Don't get me wrong, there are a few things I would think for sure she does not like, but for whatever reason she still tolerates it. With everything my three year old has dished out, Ember has never once bitten, scratched, or even hissed at her. Personal opinion aside, it is a fact that these cats are very tolerant and extremely people oriented.
Snowshoes share many of the traits of the average Siamese cat although they are not as vocal. These cats tend to be everything a family with older children could want. They are extremely playful and pretty much fearless. Some of them even love water. The only reason I say older children is that they really get into their games. Sometimes they play a bit too rough for smaller children. If your up for it, these cats really embody the Siamese love of play and take it to the extreme. They are the perfect companion for anyone looking for some entertainment in their everyday life. They do not need constant attention but if your willing to give it to them, great. If not, set out some toys and plenty of things to climb on, then sit back and enjoy the show. You can even teach them tricks. They are the Siamese for dog lovers. It's like you have a puppy for life.