Can a Calico Cat Have a Siamese twin?


Cats are everybody’s favourite pet, along with dogs. Are you also looking to keep one for yourself? Do you want a calico cat that has a Siamese twin? Well, it does happen! Siamese cats are amazing as they have a unique set of genes.

 However, are you wondering whether you could have a cat that is half calico and half Siamese? Well, if you read the article below, you’ll know the difference between both the breeds and whether a calico cat can harbour a Siamese cat or not? Keep reading below to know more about it.

Can a calico cat have a Siamese twin?

Well Yes! A calico cat can have a Siamese twin as the male Siamese faces no fertility issue. It’s quite easy for them to woo a calico girl and give birth to partial Siamese babies. As the male calicos are rare, their heritage will live on longer in his son rather than daughters.

However, the partial twin wouldn’t be able to become a part of the Siamese twin club because it is a half- and-half. This happens because most of the cat breeds do not take half breeds as their own. And the Siamese twins are very particular about it. The baby would be half Siamese and half calico or any of the 12 breeds that the calico exhibit. 

What is a calico breed cat?

Calico only refers to the colour pattern of the cat and not the breed. Therefore, if you want to determine the breed of the cat, then knowing about the calico coat will be of no help whatsoever.

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If you want to know about the breeds, then you could analyze other traits such as their ears, eyes, tail, etc. You can also test out your cat’s DNA if you want to know what breed they fall under. Some of the cat breeds that can have the calico genes are as follows:

  • Turkish angora
  • Norwegian forest cat
  • Maine coon
  • Japanese bobtail
  • Manx
  • Devon rex
  • Cornish Rex
  • American longhair
  • American shorthair
  • American bobtail
  • American wirehair
  • American curl
  • Exotic
  • Persian
  • Sphinx
  • Selkirk rex. Etc.

How do you know your cat is Siamese?

There are different kinds of Siamese kittens, largely 4 categories, each having a distinctive trait such as:

Classic Siamese

This is that breed that you will find inside your homes, especially in America. The classic breed has the most athletic body with a long sleek body and a long tail. Their ears look a little bigger than your traditional Siamese, and their face will also have a pointy feel with an upturned nose.

The classic Siamese cat has an energetic personality as compared to the traditional Siamese cat, but they are also loving and caring. They can even be just a little bit pushy when they want to get your attention towards them.

Traditional Siamese

They are also known as the Applehead Siamese, and they are much stockier than the classic Siamese. They’re known as apple heads since their head looks like an apple, and the nose drips down instead of being turned up.

Their bodies have a large frame, and their ears look a lot smaller than the classic Siamese cats. They’re taller than classic Siamese.

As far as Traditional Siamese are concerned, they are friendlier and sensible cats who adore people. They are also big on cuddles and would stay on your lap the whole day.

The Appleheads are also quite vocal when it comes to their needs. And they could also over-groom themselves due to stress or anxiety.

Old Style Siamese

They have a medium-sized body with a lanky body as compared with the traditional Siamese cats. Their ears look similar to that of a classic Siamese. Their face is a little short, and their nose points straight.

They are obsessed with their owners and do not stray away from them. They are not as vocal as you might think, but they do try to be. They just tend to stick to their masters a lot and be wherever they are and do whatever they are doing.

Wedgehead Siamese

These are the modern version of the Siamese cats. There are about 4 variations to these kitties. They became famous in the 1980s as the cats with wedge heads and narrow heads. Their ears are pointy and sit lower on their heads as compared to the other kinds. Their eyes slant a bit, and they have wider noses.

Can a regular cat have a Siamese kitten?

A regular cat might breed a Siamese kitten if she breeds with a Siamese cat. However, that would also depend on the genetic structure, pedigree, etc., for a regular cat to have a Siamese kitten. 

Can a cat look Siamese but is not Siamese?

Well yes! The Ragdoll cat looks exactly like a Siamese cat but is completely different from each other. Ragdoll cats are more affectionate and docile as compared to Siamese cat, which is more independent and rambunctious.

How can I tell if my Siamese cat is the pure breed?

You can tell by the colour of their fur or by determining their body’s shape if they are Siamese or not.

The Bottom Line

Siamese cats and calico cats are individually amazing breeds. Their genes are unique, and they have special characteristics that you might not get in the other one. However, if you are wondering whether a calico cat can birth Siamese twins, it could happen even though it does not happen very commonly.

A male Siamese cat could breed a half Siamese by breeding with a female Siamese cat and producing a half and half Siamese – calico cat. However, as long as genes are concerned, Siamese genes are found to be more dominant than the other ones. 

But no matter which cat you end up with, you will love and cherish them for themselves instead of their breeds. And we hope with the above information you got to know every aspect you want to understand. 

Amelia Kteylor

Amelia Kteylor, DVM, attended the University of Georgia. She is a cat expert with 20 years of experiences in field. She has a passion as a writer and editor for pet publishing industry too. Amelia contributes to numerous pet magazines in the areas of pet health and groom. Further, she volunteered in cat rescue centers in her leisure time.

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