Inferno, the Flame (Red) Point Siamese
Hanging out on the ledge
Inferno our flame point Siamese is very social, but not a lap cat. He is always in the same room as everyone else and is also the first one at the door to greet whoever is coming in.
I would say that he is probably an Applehead, as he is 15lbs without being fat at all. Whenever I take him to the vet he receives very high praises both for his personality and his charming good looks.
Reply from Caroline:
Thanks James for your picture and story about Inferno, which is such a great name for a flame point!
He's a beautiful boy and looks very serene gazing down from his ledge. I was amused by your story as all the Siamese cats I know always do seem to be first at the door when the doorbell rings, it must be in their DNA!
I had to go off and do some research in order to be able to answer your question! I can't say for sure exactly what you might call Inferno, because all the different 'red' variations of Siamese cats - the solid cream, apricot and red (flame) points, as well as the tabby (lynx) versions of cream, apricot and red points - can all look very similar.
All of the above have resulted from experimental breeding over the years, so without knowing a cat's lineage, it's almost impossible to tell.
So Inferno could be what we here in the UK call a red tabby point (in the US this would probably be known as a flame lynx point.)
Or otherwise he might be a plain flame (red) point. But it doesn't really matter, he's beautiful, whatever he is. With a Siamese 'mix' you will almost always get some striping.
Regarding your question about size, I would say that 15 lbs is towards the upper end of the range for Siamese cats - most of the modern show-style ones are very much smaller than that, and my own cat (who I consider to be big for a Siamese) weighs around 13.5 lbs.