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Their elegant cousins[edit]

The text of the article contained the wording

Thai cats maintain a look distinct from that of their elegant cousins the Western show Siamese.

The use of the word "elegant" in this context is an opinion, and it suggests that the Thai breed is not elegant. Many Thai breeders would disagree strongly. In any case, it's in violation of Wikipedia policy, so I've rephrased the sentence. Groogle (talk) 04:00, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

how exactly did this process happen?[edit]

the citation says "The preferred Thai cat is 100% imported from Thailand". This makes me wonder:

1 what is the proportion of officially registered Western Siamese cats brought into the Thai cat's genepool in relation to Wichen-Mats (whatever they are)imported from Asia?
2 are these wichen mats an actual breed registerd in some kind of cat registry ?
3 have all the cats that were allowed into Thai cat's genepool been purebred (officially registered in major cat registries for many generations)or maybe thai enthusiast have been breeding some bloodlines on their own without registering them ??? (talk) 00:51, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Tagged statement in History sect for contradict.[edit]

I tagged the following statement in the History section as contradictory to the Siamese (cat) article:

Starting in the late 1800s, the wichien-maat was first imported to the West, starting with England,

According to the Siamese article, the first one documented in the West was in the US (with a citation, which this article lacks). I frankly don't know what the history is, but this article could perhaps be re-worded, something like the first wichien maat imported for breeding... Still needs a source though. Richigi (talk) 23:17, 4 January 2013 (UTC)