Black Blue Gray Red Or Any Self Colour Long-haired Cats
Round, and broad across and between the eyes, of medium size;
nose rather short and dark at tip, excepting in the red, when
it should be pink; ears ordinary size, but looking small,
being surrounded with long hair, which should also be long on
the forehead and lips.
For black, orange; orange-yellow for blue; deep yellow for
gray; and gold, tinged with green, for red; large, round, or
almond-shaped, full and very bright.
RUFF OR FRILL 15
Large, very long, flowing, and lion-like, extending over the
shoulders, and covering the neck and chest thickly.
Very long everywhere; mostly so along the back, sides, legs,
and feet, making tufts between the toes, and points at the
apex of the ears.
QUALITY OF FUR 10
Fine, silky, and very soft in the Persian, with slightly
woolly texture in the Angora, and still more so in the
In the Persian the hair long and silky throughout, but
somewhat longer at the base; Angora like the brush of a fox,
but longer in the hair; Russian equally long in hair but more
full at the end, tail shorter, rather blunt, like a tassel.
SIZE, SHAPE, AND CONDITION 10
Large, small in bone, looking larger than it really is on
account of the length of the hair; body long, legs short;
tail carried low, not over the back, which is a fault; fur
clean and glossy, even, smooth, and flakey, which gives an
appearance of quality.
Black, dense, bright brown-black, with purple gloss; blue, a
bright, rich, even dark colour, or lighter, but even in tint;
gray, a bright, light, even colour; red, a brilliant, sandy,
or yellowish-red colour.