This article is from the Traditional Siamese Breed FAQ, by Laura Gilbreath email@example.com.
How much do they cost?
They range in price from $200-$500 - registered cats from reputable
breeders are more expensive.
What's the difference between Traditional Siamese and modern Siamese?
To be honest, the main difference is largely individual preference.
Some people adore the new look, while others hate it.
As far as personalities go, in general, Traditional Siamese tend to be
a bit more laid-back than their modern counterparts. But individuals
will vary, and you will find very lively Traditionals and mellow
moderns. Either type can be a delightful pet.
Why do Traditional and modern Siamese look so different?
Why don't you see Traditionals at cat shows?
The Traditional Siamese does not conform to the breed standards for
Siamese cats in most of the cat associations (with the exception of
the Traditional Cat Association (TCA) which wrote its standards
specifically for the Traditional Siamese). As such, they are unable to
compete with modern Siamese cats. Though theoretically there is
nothing in the show rules that prohibits a registered cat from
competing in its breed class, in practice, very few people attempt to
show them as Siamese. They are sometimes shown in the "Household Pet"
class, where breed is not a factor.