Thai, Siamese, Central_Thai
Meaning: a branch of the Tai languages
This tallies with the description given by Mr. Darwin of the Malayan and also the Siamese cats.
"I may add that we lately have had four kittens from the chocolate cat by a pure dun Siamese he-cat.
"It is my intention to try and breed from a white English female with blue eyes, and a Siamese male.
Poodle) had three kittens by an English cat; but none showed any trace of the Siamese, being all tabby.
"The Siamese cats are very prolific breeders, having generally five at each litter, and three litters a year.
"I have heard a little more regarding the Siamese cats from Miss Walker, the daughter of General Walker, who brought over one male and three females.
Hitherto we have never had any half-bred Siamese; but there used to be a male Siamese at Hurworth-on-Tees, and there were many young bred from English cats.
So when the Siamese need rain, they set out their idols in the blazing sun; but if they want dry weather, they unroof the temples and let the rain pour down on the idols.
"The dun Siamese we have has won whenever shown; the body is of a dun colour, nose, part of the face, ears, feet, and tail of a very dark chocolate brown, nearly black, eyes of a beautiful blue by day, and of a red colour at night!
Mr. Young, of Harrogate, possesses a chocolate variety of this Royal Siamese cat; it was sent from Singapore to Mr. Brennand, from whom he purchased it, and is described as "most loving and affectionate," which I believe is usually the case.