To Shorthair breeds


Long, lean, flat-sided and deep chested. The large rectangular body is firm, but not broad or bulky. Legs are long, with medium boning.The feet are medium in size and oval in shape. Long legs are with medium boning that complement a deep chested torso of medium width.

Tail: Slightly short, medium width, with slight taper and fully articulated.


Is Modified wedge shape, medium in width from frontal view. High, angular, long cheekbones create a change of direction at the muzzle. The long muzzle balances the cheekbones and ends in smooth, full contours, a full chin and puffy nose leather. Profile is long, sloping forehead ends in a gradual, slight convex bend over the eyebrows. Just above the eyes, the profile descends in a gentle concave curve to below the eyes. The nose rises near its end to form a slight bump above the convex nose leather.Muzzle is long to balance the cheekbones, ending in full slightly rounded contours, full chin and puffy nose leather. Chin: is full and firm.Nose is medium to wide, slightly broader between the eyes.Nose leather is convex and full.


The ears are tall, large ears are set at a slight outward angle on top of head, about two fingers apart between the inside bases. The ears are fairly wide all the way up with rounded ear tips. Ear tufts preferred; lack of tufts not a penalty.


Are medium to slightly small in size. Bottom is a half oval that slants toward the outer base of the ear. Top is a markedly flattened, horizontal half oval. Gold or yellow eye color preferred, hazel to light green allowed.

Coat Length is from short to medium, with enough length to accommodate at least two bands of ticking. Texture is dense, soft undercoat with a somewhat resilient, slightly coarser outer coat. Solid black may feel softer. Black grizzled cats may feel coarser in proportion to the amount of grizzling present.

Colour varieties BrownTicked Tabby: 

Mouse gray color next to the skin with sandy gray to reddish gold base coat. The coat will have two or three bands of dark ticking. Tabby barring is preferred on the tail, upper inside front legs and to the hock on the back legs. The neck may or may not have necklaces. The backs of the ears should have thumbprint markings of a lighter color. Off-white color should outline the eyes and muzzle. The underside will range in color from off-white to sandy-gold. Some flecking or speckling may occur on the stomach. The nose leather is brick with a dark outline. Paw pads may be black, black with rosy tones, pink or any combination of these. Black: Solid black. Black Grizzled Ticked Tabby : A pattern acquired from the breed's Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) ancestors. The pattern is a dominant trait that may possibly be caused by a mutation at the agouti locus or extension locus. The hair shaft is banded with lighter coloration at the skin (akin to mouse coat) alternating dark and lighter bands of ticking and ending with a dark tip. Nose leather is aways solid black. Paw pads may be solid black, black with rosy tones, pink or any combination of these. Allow for minimal grizzling in kittens.


  • Allow for faint tabby markings on body of kittens up to one year old.
  • The tail may range from 3/4 to full length, with slightly shorter than a normal length tail being the preference. Larger size and slightly heavier boning on males. Jowls on males that pull the ears a little lower than otherwise desirable.


  • In tabbies, a lack of tabby markings on legs or tail.
  • DISQUALIFY : Tail too short, resulting from a mutated gene (MX/PB/ABT-ABS). Tail kinked or lacking flexibility. White lockets.

Scale of points

Body 40 points
Head 35 points
Colour of eyes 5 points
Coat texture 5 points
Coat colour, pattern 10 points
Condition 5 points

corrected by Mrs.Alla Serimoglu