Brown Blue Silver Light Gray And White Tabby Long-haired Cats
Round and broad across and between the eyes, of medium size;
nose rather short; ears ordinary size, but looking small,
being surrounded with long hair, which should also be long on
the forehead and lips.
Orange-yellow for brown and blue tabby, very slightly tinted
with green; deep, bright yellow for silver; gray, and golden
yellow for white tabby; large, full, round, or almond-shaped,
and very lustrous.
RUFF OR FRILL 10
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 the hair, but
more full at the end; tail shorter, rather blunt, like a
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.
Ground colour, deep, rich reddish-brown, more rufous on the
nose, ears, mane, and inside the legs and belly; tip of nose
red, edged with black; blue, bright, deep, rich, even, dark
colour; silver, lighter and equally even tint; and so light
gray; and white ground, pure white.
Jet-black lines, not too broad, scarcely so wide as the
ground colour seen between, so as to give a light and
brilliant effect. When the black lines are broader than the
colour space, it is a defect, being then black marked with
colour, instead of colour marked with black. The lines must
be clear, sharp, and well-defined, in every way distinct,
having no mixture of the ground colour. Head, legs, and tail
regularly marked, the latter with rings, the lines on the
throat and chest being in no way blurred or broken, but
clear, graceful, and continuous; lips, cushions of feet, the
backs of the hind-legs and the ear-points black.
In chocolate, mahogany, red, or yellow long-haired tabbies, the markings
and colours to be the same as in the short-haired cats; but in points to
count the same as the last in all qualities.
Spotted tabbies to count the same in all points, the only difference
being that instead of stripes, the cats are marked with clear,
All fancy colours to be shown in the "any other variety of colour"
class, and judged according to quality of coat, beauty, and rarity of
colouring or marking. The small, thin, broken-banded tabby should go in
this class, as also those with thin, light, wavy lines.
All foreign, wild, or other cats of peculiar form to go into the class
for "any other variety or species."