To Shorthair breeds


The cat is medium sized and elegant. The body is of medium length, firm, lithe and muscular.
The legs are sinewy, long and slender. The paws are narrow and oval.
The long tail is strong at the base and ends in a tapering tip.
The neck is slender.


The head shows a moderate wedge shape and gently rounded contours. The nose is of medium length.
The profile is slightly curved.
The chin is firm.


The ears are large and set wide apart. They are broad at the base and slightly rounded at the tips.

Ear tufts and a thumb print are desired.


The eyes are large, brilliant and expressive, slightly almond-shaped and set wide apart.

The eye colour is pure and clear, amber to green. In the silver varieties green is preferred.

The eye lids are encircled (eye rims) with the colour of the ticking in all colour varieties.


Short, fine and glossy with slight undercoat, but dense and lying elastically to the body.


Double or preferably triple banding on each single hair. The ticking shall be extended evenly and without
stripes over the entire body. The line along the spine (eel line), the tail tip and the plantar side of the hind paws are coloured intensely in the colour of the ticking.
The chest, belly and the inner side of the legs are without ticking and of the corresponding base colour.

Colour varieties

Without silver

  • ruddy
  • blue
  • sorrel
  • fawn

With silver

  • black silver
  • blue silver
  • sorrel silver
  • fawn silver

For the description of the
colours see at Ticked Tabby.


  • stripes on the front legs
  • broken necklace
  • grey or too light undercoat
  • too little ticking
  • ghost markings
  • missing eye rims
  • white extending beyond the chin

Faults, which exclude the CAC

  • white medallion
  • unbroken necklace
  • stripes on all 4 legs
  • large amount of grey undercoat

Scale of points

Body 20 points
Head and ears 15 points
Eyes 10 points
Coat texture 10 points
Colour of body 25 points
Ticking 15 points
Condition 5 points