Chocolate Point Siamese Cat: All You Need To Know About This Siamese Cat Breed

At A Glance

Origin: ThailandChocolate Point Siamese Cat

Male Chocolate Point Siamese cat

Weight range: 8-12 lbs
Height range: 8-10 inches

Female Chocolate Point Siamese cat

Weight range: <8 lbs
Height range: 8-10 inches

Eye-color: Vivid blue

Life Expectancy: on average 8 – 15 years

Shedding Tendency: less than most breeds

Coat Length: short hair

Coat Color:

Light pink-toned brown markings as points on the extremities

Coat Type: glossy

Social Needs: needs love, attention, and some laughter

Grooming Needs: You can brush the coat of your Siamese cat softly and gradually, for once a week.

Cat Association Recognition: GCCF, CFA

What is a Chocolate Point Siamese?

We’re graced with another variation of the Siamese breed, laying our eyes on the Chocolate Point. Quite a unique genetic variation of the Seal Point. You can call them the “Choccie”, short for ‘chocolate'. Consequently, they embody this color very well!

Did you know that this Siamese cat is rare? There was a time when more Seal Points were found than Chocolate Points. Chocolates and Seals have more similarities than their differences which gets tricky if a non-breeder tries to tell them apart. It's as confusing as telling the difference between a Blue Point and a Lilac Point cat.

For starters, you won’t be able to tell the Chocolate and Seal apart as kittens. Only until they age will you see the differences. 

Chocolate Point Siamese cat

A brief history on the Chocolate Point Siamese cats

In case you haven't known, Chocolate Point cats are rarer than the Seals. Only a handful of these cats have been spotted since the 1880s. They were only recognized by cat registries in the 1950s.

The Chocolate Point cats were seen as a different type of Siamese found in Seal Point litters sadly dismissed as poorly bred Seals.

Not until a group of cat lovers dedicated their time to develop the standards for Chocolate Points.

They’ve given an emphasis on the undertones of the coat and the color changes in the cat’s extremities, which birthed the recognition of another Siamese variation.

What does a Chocolate Point Siamese cat look like?

choco siamese with phoneYou can course through GCCF’s standard of Chocolate Points to check if your feline is one.

To start with, check the eyes for deep, vivid shades of blue. See if your cat sports a milk chocolate color on their extremities: tail, ears, feet, paw pads and faces.

Your cat’s ears should not be darker than the color masking its face, and the legs should appear paler than the Seal Point’s. Chocolates have a nose leather and paw pads decorated with pinkish brown shades.

In some cases, you may find a Chocolate Point with a warmer, cinnamon-like color. But in all cases, the body should be wrapped with milky ivory remaining pale for a lifetime.

Is your cat a Chocolate or a Seal Point? What is the difference between the Chocolate Point and the Seal Point Siamese?

Both Seals and Chocolates share the same brown markings. However, the Chocolates wear lighter, pink-toned shades of brown resembling milk chocolate. Seals differ as the points darken with age. It’s safe to say that Seal Points end up with darker coats!

Their ivory-white fur remains pale with little to no shading as opposed to the Seal points' warmer tones.

If this Siamese variation still confuses you, your best bet is to inspect your feline's pink undertones since a Seal Point's nose leather and paw pads have no pink at all.

Meanwhile, talking about how the Choccies look sounds good enough to eat! But what are they like?

Beauty siamese cat

What is the Chocolate Point Siamese Cats' Personality like?

The loving and affectionate ‘Choccie Points' pose as the comedians of the Siamese breed. This is a feline filled with energy and curiosity with a vibrant personality. You can say that these cats are extremely extroverted, since they enjoy playing games, interacting with pets and pleasing their owners. Their agreeable and curious personality makes them quite easy to train as pets.

You’ve got to keep them stimulated and cared for constantly, for them to return the same gesture.

Are there mixed Chocolate Point breeds?

Chocolate Tabby Point SiameseChocolate Tortie Point Siamese

Also called the Lynx Point in some countries, their elegant markings look like the wild Lynx's. The Tabby Siamese cats have come about from an incidental mating of a purebred Seal Point with a Tabby cat.

Chocolate Tortie Point Siamese

Covered with mottled points, the Chocolate Tortie strongly resembles the shell of a tortoise. Tortie points are the result of the complex breeding between the Chocolate Point and Tortie cat.

How much does a Chocolate Point cat cost?

A Chocolate Point cat costs an average of $600 – $1200 USD, just like most Siamese cats. A well-bred Choccie Point kitten can cost you anywhere from $600-$800. It’s good to do some research on quality breeders for a great bargain.

Is the Chocolate Point for you?

Learning about the Chocolate Point cat sheds light on a peculiar bunch! You can see how handsome this cat is with a classic appearance and an elegant air about it. Like other variations of Siamese cats, they are intelligent, talkative, and inquisitive. These qualities make them entertaining, loving, and extremely loyal pets.

There's never going to be a boring day with your Chocolate Point friend around!

siamese choco

What is the difference between Seal Point and chocolate point Siamese cats?

According to the National Siamese Cat Club, the range of colors under the seal umbrella go from a dark brown to a brownish black. While chocolate points are recognized as an acceptable variant for purebreds, the difference between seal and chocolate is that seal is darker and chocolate points are lighter and warmer.

What are points on a Siamese cat?

At one point in time there used to be around 30 different color points and marking varieties in the Siamese breed for registration and showing. However, over the years those numbers have dwindled down to four with most registries, and those four color points are Seal Point, Chocolate Point, Blue Point, and Lilac point.

How long do chocolate point Siamese cats live?

up to 15 years

How can I tell if my Siamese is purebred?

Look at the cat's ears. In some purebred modern Siamese, the ears may be nearly as large as the head itself. The ears of an applehead Siamese are more proportional to its body, and less angular and pointed. The ears of an applehead Siamese will also be closer together on the top of its head.

 

  • Updated March 23, 2020
Mary Nielsen
 

A huge animal lover, born and raised around dogs, cats, chickens... Self-educated pet care nerd. Currently parent of three adopted cats and one small mutt. Animal adoption advocate. Loves a good book (about animals) and playing the piano.