Torso: Powerful and long, but not as long as an Oriental. Size medium to large (but not as large as the largest domestic breeds).

Legs. Of medium length, the hind legs are slightly higher than the front ones.

Paws. Large round, gathered into "fists."

Tail. The tail is of medium length, thick, slightly tapering toward the end, with a rounded tip.

The skeleton. Firm strong, not slender.

Musculature. Very well developed, especially in cats, one of the most characteristic traits.


Length: Short to medium. Allowed, slightly elongated in kittens.

Texture: Thick and luxurious, close fitting, unusually soft and silky to the touch.

Patterns: Spotted or Marble. (Spotted and marbled, also known as "marble").

Spotted: The spots can be arranged randomly or in horizontal rows. Rosettes are formed by two different colors or shades and come in paw print, arrow shape, "doughnut" or "half doughnut" shape or grouped in a bunch around an individual spot, but other forms are also possible. Contrast with the background should be maximum, giving a clear pattern with sharp outlines. An underlined highlighted chin and outline around the eyes are desirable. Ideally, an almost white tummy and the inside of the paws are desirable. Horizontal curved spots on shoulders, spotted paws and tail covered in spots or rosettes are desirable. The tummy should be spotted.

Marble / Marble/: Marble pattern should differ as much as possible from the usual marble and should not contain round spots - "eyes". The pattern is random, giving the impression of marble and arranged in random but flowing horizontal lines when the cat is stretched. A mackerel pattern (vertical stripes) is undesirable. Preference should be given to cats with three or more shades of color - these are the background colors, spots and the dark outline around the pattern. There should be maximum contrast between the background and the sharply outlined pattern. The belly should be spotted.

Colors :

Brown Tabby / Brown Patterned/: All variations of brown are acceptable, but shades with a high degree of rufousness are preferred. Color of spots in tones from brown to black. A light outline around the eyes, "glasses", and an almost white background of the coat pads of whiskers, chin, chest, belly and inside of paws (in contrast with the background of the coat on the back and sides) are desirable. The outlines of the eyes, lips and nose are outlined in black, and the nasal lobe is brick red. Pads of paws and tip of tail should be black.

Seal Lynx Point /dark brown tabby with spots/: Background color of coat from ivory to cream. The color of the pattern can vary: dark-brown, light-brown, yellowish-brown, buffalo skin color, with light "glasses", cusps and chin. The pattern can be different shades of brown. The difference between the color of the spots on the body (pattern) and the color of the marks should be minimal or absent altogether. The tip of the tail should be dark brown. The eyes should be blue.

Seal Sepia Tabby/ Seal Mink Tabby/Burman patterned/ Tonkin patterned: The background of the coat can be ivory, cream or light buff, with distinct spots. The color of the pattern is different shades of brown. Ivory-colored "glasses" around the eyes, pads and chin are desirable. The difference between the color of the drawing on the body and the color of the marks should be minimal. The pads of the paws should be dark brown, with pink skin showing through. The tip of the tail should be dark brown (dark seal/mink). The eyes can be gold to green and sea wave (aquamarine).

DIVISIONS: Tabby, Silver/Smoke

COLORS: Brown Tabby, Seal Sepia Tabby, Seal Mink Tabby, Seal Lynx Point, Black Silver Tabby, Seal Silver Sepia Tabby, Seal Silver Mink Tabby, Seal Silver Lynx Point.

FIGURES: Spotted or Marble only.

BREEDS ACCEPTED FOR CROSSING: Crossing with other breeds is not allowed.









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