To Siamese and Oriental Shorthair


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


The head is wedge-shaped. The wedge starts at the nose and broadens on both sides in
straight lines to the ears.
The nose is long and straight, the forehead is flat. The profile is slightly convex.
The muzzle is fine, with a strong chin, forming a vertical line with the tip of the nose.


The ears are very large with a broad base and pointed. They are set so that the outer edges
continue the sides of the wedge.


The eyes are almond-shaped and set slightly at a slant, in harmony with the wedge-shape of
the head. The distance between the eyes is not less than the width of an eye.
The colour is an intense blue.


The coat is very short, glossy and close lying to the body. It has a silky texture and no undercoat.

Colour varieties 

The Siamese is a pointed cat and is recognized in all pointed colours without white.
The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.


  • too deep set or protruding eyes
  • any tendency to squint
  • coloured patch on the belly


  • The point colour develops slowly and is only fully expressed in the adult cat.
    This should be taken into account when judging young cats.
  • Slight darkening of the body colour, especially on the flanks may be tolerated.

Scale of points

Body 25 points
Head 25 points
Eyes 15 points
Coat texture 20 points
Body colour and points 10 points
Condition 5 points