The WCF adopted in 1991 the newly created standard for traditional Siamese and gave these cats the name “Thai cats”.The aim of breeding the Thai is the traditional type of the Siamese.


The body is medium sized and muscular, yet slender and elegant, neither sturdy nor too long. The legs are medium in length, with rounded paws. The tail is medium in length and slightly tapering.


The head is moderately wedge shaped with gently rounded contours. The profile is slightly curved, with a gentle break at the eye level. Chin and lower jaw are strong, the muzzle is rounded.


The ears are of medium size. They are broad at the base with slightly rounded tips and set wide apart.


The eyes are large, the upper lid is almond shaped, the lower lid is slightly rounded. They are set at a slight slant. Eye colour is an intense blue.


The coat is short and glossy, close lying to the body. It has a silky texture and no undercoat.



The Thai is a pointed cat with Siamese points and recognized in all pointed colours without white. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.

-> Read here about the colors



Any changes of type suggesting hybridization by foreign breeds (for example: a woolly coat, pronounced cheeks, a definite stop, round eyes) are undesirable and have to be considered as severe faults.


WCF THAI Standard

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