GENERAL: Large, heavy
boned semi-longhaired cat. Full maturity of color is not achieved
until 2 years and full weight and size may not be reached un til 4
years. The over all impression is of flowing movement and subdued
power. Females may be appreciably smaller than males.
HEAD: The head is a medium
sized, broad modified wedge, with the appearance of a flat plane
between the ears. Muzzle is round, medium in length, with
well-developed chin. Nose to have a slight dip between eyes, neck is
short, heavy and strong.
EARS: The ears are a
continuation of the wedge. They are broad at the base, rounded at
the tip and have moderate furnishings. The ears are medium in
size with a slight forward tilt.
EYES: Blue, large and oval.
Outer aperture to fall in line with base of ear. Not oriental.
BODY: Long with full chest,
equally massive across shoulders and hindquarters, muscular and
heavier in hind quarters, tendency for "fatty pad" on lower abdomen
LEGS & FEET: Medium long,
heavy, back legs higher than front. Fur on front legs thick, short
to medium in length. Fur on hind legs medium to long, thick and
feather like. Feet round and feather tufted.
TAIL: Long in proportion to
body length. Medium at base with slight taper, carried at angle
higher than back.
COAT: Medium long to long,
plush and silky. Coat lies with body and breaks as cat moves. The
fur is short on the face and increases in length from the top of the
head down through the shoulder blades and back. Longer fur appears
on the sides of the head and neck and increases to form bib area on
upper and mid chest.
COLOR & PATTERN: Definite
contrast between body color and points. Allowance to be made for
darkening in older cats as long as it is even.
Penalize: White buttons, lockets or dark
spots not called for in specific pattern; roman nose.
NFA: Kinked tail, crossed
eyes, more than required number of toes. Other than blue eyes. Any
white on points. Lack of white chin on Mitted. White on ears and
tail of bicolor, any white on Color points, ROMAN NOSE.
Colorpoint: Ears, mask, feet and
tail to be darker, well defined color. The color of the body
progresses to lighter shades from the head and back down through the
bib, chest and abdomen. Patches of the point color appearing on the
belly are normal.
Mitted: Ears, mask, tail, top of
body and legs (except feet) well defined. A broken or unbroken
white blaze of even dimension on nose and/or between the eyes is
acceptable. MUST HAVE WHITE CHIN. There must be an unbroken
white extending from the bib to the underbase of the tail. White
mittens on the front feet should be matched. They should extend no
further than the bend of the foot on the front and no further than
the dewpad on the back of the foot. The white boots on the rear
legs should fall between the hock and mid- thigh, with the white
going completely around the leg. The boots need not match.
Bicolor: Ears, tail, mask and top
of the body to be well defined color. Mask has a symmetrical,
inverted "V", the edge of which may not extend beyond the
aperture of the eyes. Ideally, the edge of the "V" (NOT A
LINE, WAVY LINE, "M" OR "W") should pass through the eyes at
point, so as to avoid the look of a cat with an all white face, or
the appearance of the cat having only a white nose. The point of
the "V" should not extend over the top of the head. All four
the underside of the body should be white. Any color on the legs
should end above the elbow of front legs and above hock of back
legs. Small patches of white on the back and/or sides is allowable. NOSE MUST BE PINK.
Mitted: Color spotting on mittens
or boots; white spotting on points, except feet.
Bicolor: Color spotting on white
area of mask or underside of body.
All cats: Short tail, short legs,
NOTE: The nose leather and paw pad color are extremely
important in determining the color of the cat, especially in