GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Large,
bone, alert, affectionate and intelligent, eyes bright, impression of
flowing movement and subdued power. Females are appreciably smaller
overall than males. Conformation should not be sacrificed for markings,
nor markings for conformation.
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 gentle
slope between eyes. Neck is short, heavy and strong.
EARS: Medium size, rounded
tip, tilted forward.
EYES: Blue, large and oval.
Outer aperature to fall in line with base of ear. Not oriental.
BODY: Long with full chest,
equally massive across shoulders and hind quarters. Muscular and heavier
in hind quarters, tendency for "fatty pad" on lower abdomen.
LEGS: 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.
PAWS: Large, Round, feather
TAIL: Long in proportion to
body length. medium, at base with slight taper, carried at angle higher
COAT: Medium long to long,
plush and silky. Coat lies with body and breaks as cat moves. Longest
around neck and outer edges of the face; appearnce of a bib; short on
face, increases in length from top of head down through shoulder blades
BODY COLOR & PATTERN: Definite
contrast between body, color and points. Allowance to be made for
darkening in older cats as long as it is even.
Objections: White buttons, lockets or dark
spots not called for in specific pattern. Roman Nose.
Withhold For: Kinked Tail, crossed eyes,
more than required number of toes. Other than blue eyes.