Modified wedge, medium in width from frontal view .High angular cheekbones create a change of direction at the muzzle.The long muzzle balances the cheekbones and inds in smooth, full contours, full chin and puffy nose leather..
Tall, large ears are set at a slight outward angle on top of the head, about two fingers apart between the inside edges.The ears are fairly wide all
the way up with rounded ear tips.
Ear tufts preferred, lack of tufts
not a penalty
Medium to slightly small in size. Bottom is a half ova that slants toward the outer base of the ear. Top is markedly flattened, horizontal half oval. Gold
or yellow eye color preferred,
hazel to light green allowed.
Long to balance the cheekbones, ending in full slightly rounded contours, full chin and puffy nose leather.
Medium to wide, slightly broader between
the eyes. Nose leather is convex and full.
Full, both in profile
and frontal view and of medium depth.
Long sloping forehead ends in a gradual, slight convex bend over the eyebrows. Just above the eyes, the profile descends in a gentle concave curve to below the eyes. The nose rises near it's end to form a slight bump above the convex nose leather..
The muscular neck is of medium
length and thickness
Long, lean, flat sided and deep chested.The large rectangular
body is firm, but not broad or bulky.
Long with medium boning.
The feet are medium in size and oval in shape.
Long and lean rather than bulky.
Long legs with medium boning that compliment a deep chested torso of medium width.
Slightly short, medium width, with slight taper and fully articulated.
Short to medium, with enough length
to accommodate at least two bands
A dense softer undercoat with
a somewhat coarser
outer coat. Solid black may feel softer. Black grizzled cats may feel coarser in proportion to the amount of grizzling present.
Brown Ticked Tabby:
A mouse-gray color next to the
skin with sandy-gray to reddish-gold
base coat. The coat will have two or three bands
of dark ticking. Tabby barring is preferred on the tail, upper inside front legs and to the hotck on teh back legs. The neck may or may not have necklaces. The backs of the ears will have thumbprint markings of a lighter color. Off white color should outline the eyes and muzzle. The underside will range in color from off-white to sandy-gold. Some flecking or speckling may occur on the stomach. The nose leather is brick with a dark outline. Paw pads may be black, black with rosy tones, pink or any combination of these. Allow for faint tabby markings on the body of kittens up to one year old.
Black Grizzled Ticked
A pattern acquired from the breed's Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) ancestors. The pattern is a dominant trait that may possibly be caused by a mutation oat the agouti locus or extension locas. The hair shaft is banded with lighter coloration at the skin (akin to mouse coat) alternating dark and lighter bands of ticking and ending in a dark tip. Nose leather is always solid black. Paw pads may be black, black with rosy tones, pink or nay combination of these. Allow for minimal grizzling in kittens.