The appearance of an alert healthy small to medium sized muscular bodied cat with noticeably large eyes and ears.
General: The appearance of an alert healthy small to medium sized muscular bodied cat with noticeably large eyes and ears. Cat to have the illusion of refined, delicate coloring.
Head: Skull rounded with rounded width at the outer eye narrowing, definite whisker break and a medium-short broad muzzle with a blunt nose. In profile a rounded skull with a very slight stop well below eye level. Straight line nose to chin. Chin well developed.
Ears: Large, slightly pointed, wide open at the base, and possessing a deep cup. Medium set. Outer lines of the ear to extend upward at an angle slightly wide of parallel. Small ears a serious fault.
Eyes: Large, almond shaped, not round but held wide open showing slant. Neither protruding nor recessing. Eyes set not less than an eye width apart. Color hazel, green or yellow with no other color permitted. Brilliance preferred. Small or non-slanted eyes a serious fault.
Body: Small to medium overall size cat. Moderately stocky and muscular. Body, leg and floor to form a square as viewed from shoulder blades to base of tail. Mid-section not tucked but firm. Neck short and thick.
Legs and Feet: Legs heavy and muscled at the body tapering to small short oval feet.
Tail: Length to be short of the shoulder when laid along the torso. Tending toward slender but not whippy. Blunt tip.
Coat: Fine, very short, lying very close to the body. Springy or plush coat a serious fault.
Color: Sepia agouti. Color to be dark brown ticking on a warm old ivory ground color. Warm light shades preferred. Muzzle, chin, chest and stomach the color of unbleached muslin. Nose leather pale to dark salmon. Eyeliner, nose outline, whisker apertures, hair between the toes to be dark brown. Foot pads rosy brown. Salmon tones to the ears and nose bridge preferred.
Markings: Each hair to have at least two bands of dark ticking separated by light bands. Light next to skin and dark tip. Dark tail tip with color extending back toward the body on the upper side. Cat to show some barring on inner front legs and back knee only. Spine line NOT a fault.
Penalize: Dark coat coloring next to skin, definite gray tones, barring on outer front legs, dark necklaces, non-visible tail faults.
NFA: Barring on tail, white lockets, coiled or visibly kinked tails, unbroken necklaces or leg bracelets, very small eyes or ears, or unticked top of the head.
Source: AACE >>>