TICA Breed Standard

bulletCATEGORY Pointed.

DIVISIONS Solid Division, Tabby
Division, Tortie Division and Particolor
Division (mitted and bicolor patterns).
COLORS
All pointed colors.


 

HEAD .....................40 point

 

Shape ................10

Shape Broad modified wedge, with slightly rounded contours, slightly rounded forehead, appearance of flat plane in area between ears, skull medium in size.

Ears ...................5

Ears Medium in size, continuation of modified wedge, broad at base, slight tilt forward, rounded tip, medium furnishings.

Eyes .. ................ 5

Eyes Blue, large, oval, moderately wide-set, outer aperture to fall in line with base of ear, not oriental.

Chin ...................5

Chin Well-developed.

Muzzle .................5

Muzzle Round, medium in length.

Profile .................5

Profile Gentle curve, with straight last segment (at the nose). Chin well-developed, strong, in line with nose and upper lip

Neck ..................5

Neck Short, heavy, strong.
 

BODY ....................35 points

 

Torso .................10

Torso Medium to large, long and substantial with full chest, rump slightly higher than shoulders, shoulder blades broad, not prominent. Fat pad on lower abdomen acceptable (Greater Omentum), heavier in hindquarters. Females may be appreciably smaller than males.

Legs ..................5

Legs Substantial boning, medium length, in proportion to body, hind legs slightly higher than front legs.

Feet ...................5

Feet Large, round, tufting desirable.

Tail ....................5

Tail Long, equal to body length from rump, medium at base with a slight taper, carried at an angle higher than back.

Boning .................5

Boning Strong, substantial.

Musculature ............5

Musculature Muscular, powerful.
 

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN ....25 points

 

Length .................5

Length Semi-long, medium undercoat. Allow for shorter coats on unaltered adults and seasonal variations.

Miscellaneous: The coat lies with the body and breaks as the cat moves. The coat is longest around the neck and the outer edges of the face giving the appearance of a bib. The coat is short on the face and increases in length from the top of the head down through the shoulder blades and back, with the coat on the sides and stomach being medium to long. The fur on the front legs is thick and short to medium in length. The fur on the hind legs is medium to long, thick and feather-like. The paws are feather-tufted. Abundant ruff desirable.

Texture ................5

Texture Silky, plush.

Pattern .................5

SOLID POINT DIVISION
Points Ears, mask, feet and tail to be darker, well-defined color. Body Definite contrast between body and points, chest, bib and chin areas may be somewhat lighter in color. Soft shadings of color are allowed on body. Allowance to be made for a cat under 2 years of age

PARTICOLOR DIVISION
Mitted Pattern
Points Legs (except for feet), ears, mask, and tail well-defined. A broken or evenly matched white blaze of even dimension on nose and/or between eyes to be acceptable. White not extending into the colored nose leather. Chin must be white. Front feet White mittens evenly matched. Back Legs Entirely white extending no higher than mid-thigh. White must go around the hocks entirely. Body Definite contrast between body and points. There should be a white belly stripe, varying in width from the bib down the underside between the forelegs to under the base of the tail
Bicolor Pattern
Points Ears, mask and tail to be well-defined. Mask to have an inverted "V" which should be as symmetrical as possible and should not extend beyond the outer edge of the eye on either side. The nose leather must be pink. Body Chest, stomach, all four legs, feet and ruff are to be white. Definite contrast between body and points, may have various markings of white and color patches. White should reach above the elbow on the front legs, and above the hock on the rear legs.

Color .................10

Body and point color are weighted equally.

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