Our Cats – Old-Style Siamese/Thai

Members of our Family


We currently have a Thai import from Bangkok, Lak Sa Mee of Quizzical, who had a litter April 12, 2019.  She is quite a character.  She enjoys sweet, twittering conversations with her people

Our other queen is from long lines of British Old-Style Siamese.  Emrys Nootka of Quizzical also is a talker, including a variety of conversations daily with her kittens.  She also is very much a people person.s

In addition to our queens we have three Sarsenstone alters, one of whom, RW SGCA Sarsenstone Kraisorn, we have shown in TICA to  Regional wins and to the top Thai alter spot Internationally as 2016, 2017 and 2019’s Best Thai Alter.  This means that he is a good example of the Thai breed in that his physical appearance conforms to  the Thai breed standard established by TICA.  

We also have two male cats who are the fathers of our two current litters.  Sarsenstone Camas of Quizzical is from long lines of Thai breeding which include Thai imports for genetic diversity and type.  Our other stud is Emrys Kniknik of Quizzical who is a British Old-Style Siamese.

For more about us see below: The Joy of Old-Style Siamese – Why We Value the Breed

All of our cats enjoy being part of the family and our kittens are socialized throughout their time with us, including lots of play and involvement in our lives. Camas, one of the male cats, accompanied us on the family vacation this year. Various other feline family members have accompanied us in previous years. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Joy of Old-Style Siamese/Thai

Why We Value the Breed

Having grown up with the Old-Style Siamese/Thai we know the joy of having a cat that can be an intellectual match. Some people are more interested in a sedentary feline companion but our preference is for a cat that looks you in the eye and talks with you openly about various matters. Even a brief acquaintance with one of them will convince you of their intelligence and ingenuity.  If you need to find your way out of a locked room, ask a Siamese.

For many years we tried to replicate the experience we had in the 1960’s living with Siamese by finding cats which had the Siamese appearance. These were much loved feline family members but they seemed to lack many of the characteristics we remembered from the “old days”.  In the mid-2000’s we learned that many others had experienced the same disappointment but that knowledgeable breeders had joined forces by forming the independent Old-Style Siamese club, PREOSSIA. They had worked together to gain breed recognition in The International Cat Association (TICA) and there is now a breed called the “Thai” (often referred to as “Thai Siamese”) which had all those Siamese characteristics we had been missing. The name Old-StyleSiamese/Thai combines the various names used to identify the cats we have loved for generations.

A similar club, The Old-Style Siamese Club, was formed in the United Kingdom in 2000 for the purpose of promoting and preserving the older “type” of Siamese.  There is a wealth of information on their site about what an Old-Style Siamese is and the history of the Siamese breed, including Historic Photographs.

Kittens