Cornish Rex


Cornish Rex

To Shorthair breeds


The medium sized, elegant cat is slender and muscular. The body is elongated and lithe.
The rib cage and the shoulders are not broader than the hips.
The legs are long and slender, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is very long, thin at the base and ends in a point.


The skull is wedge-shaped. The profile is long and straight, the forehead flat. The whisker pads are prominent.
The prominent chin forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose.


The ears are very large with a broad base and slightly rounded tips. They are high set.


The eyes are almond-shaped and set at a slight slant.Coat The coat is soft, plush and elastic due to the lack of guard hairs. It is short and wavy.
Whiskers and eye brows are crinkled.

Colour varieties

All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of

colours is listed in the general list of colours.


  • Bare patches are a severe fault.

Scale of points

Body 25 points
Tail 5 points
Head 20 points
Eyes 5 points
Whiskers and eye brows 5 points
Coat texture, coat colour 35 points
Condition 5 points