The Old-style Siamese Club
One had a cream body, sharply defined points and beautiful blue eyes, the other had a deep brown body with less distinct points.
The first was known as the “Royal Cat of Siam”, the other was called the “Temple Cat”, (currently called a Tonkinese).
The Siamese Cat Club encouraged breeders to distinguish between the two types with the “Royal Cat” becoming the most popular and is now simply called the Siamese cat. Of the two “styles” this Club promotes the old style, the original Siamese.