We are not sure if Beatrice (the dark girl) is seal or chocolate point Siamese. I’ve sent the DNA- color test to UC Davis in California. That is the only way for us to know for sure.
The Siamese come in many colors, but the traditional four ones are:
- seal (black that looks like dark brown on Siamese, the most common color),
- blue (diluted black, looks like cold gray with a bluish tinge, like our Miii),
- chocolate (milk chocolate, lighter and warmer than seal point) and
- lilac (diluted chocolate, pinkish gray, like Jossan and Leroy).
When the kittens are small, their points are not as developed and they are lighter than as they grow older, so sometimes it is hard to distinguish seal from chocolate (and blue from lilac). I am curious, and since different breeders had different opinions about Beatrice’s color, I had to test! I believe in science. 🙂 It is easy to take a DNA sample, it is a simple swab test.
Here are some pictures from yesterday’s photo session when we tried to take pictures of the paws on the masked kittens. Belle is blue, we are 100% certain about that, and right now I believe that Beatrice is chocolate. Look at the pictures. And – no, I am not torturing them!