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  GCCF Standards of Points
  for Red Point, Tortie Point, Cream Point
  & Apricot Point Siamese Cats


A complete Standards of Points for all breeds is available from the GCCF


GENERAL STANDARD FOR ALL SIAMESE:

The Siamese Cat should be a beautifully balanced animal with head, ears and neck carried on a long svelte body, supported on fine legs and feet, with a tail in proportion. The head and profile should be wedge shaped, neither round nor pointed. The eyes should be a clear brilliant blue, the expression alert and intelligent.

Head: Long and well proportioned, with width between the ears, narrowing in perfectly straight lines to a fine muzzle, with straight profile, strong chin and level bite, carried upon an elegant neck.

Ears: Rather large and pricked, wide at the base, set so as to follow the lines of the wedge.

Eyes: Oriental in shape and slanting towards the nose, but with width between. They should not be deep-set. The haw should not cover more than the corner of the eye.

Body & Legs: Medium in size, body long and svelte, legs proportionately slim, hind legs slightly higher than the front legs, feet small and oval. The body, legs and feet should all be in proportion, giving the whole a well balanced appearance.

Tail: Long and tapering and free from any kink.

Points: Mask, ears, feet and tail dense and clearly defined colour, matching in basic colour on all points, showing clear contrast between points and body colour. Mask complete and (except in kittens) connected by tracings with the ears.

Coat: Very short and fine in texture, glossy and close lying. Colours as per individual colour standards, any shading to appear on back and sides. Bib, chest and belly to be pale.

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SCALE OF POINTS
Type (50)
Head 15
Ears 5
Eyes 5
Body 15
Legs & Feet 5
Tail 5
Colour & Coat (50)
Eyes 15
Points 10
Body 15
Coat Texture 10
Total 100

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GENERAL SIAMESE WITHHOLDING FAULTS

Withhold all awards for:
1. White markings anywhere

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Any abnormality of bite or very weak chin.
2. Cast in one or both eyes.
3. Eyes tinged with green or green-rimmed.
4. Incorrect colour on nose or paw leather.
5. A complete hood, i.e. no contrast on head.
6. Any defect as listed in the preface to the GCCF SOP booklet.

Faults:
1. Lack of contrast between body and points.

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RED POINT (32a)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Mask, ears and tail rich bright reddish gold. The legs and feet will be paler in colour but the bright colour should show at the rear of the hind legs below the hock. Barring and striping on mask, legs and tail is permissible. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: Warm white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. Such shading may be uneven and a Red Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than a Seal Point.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Pale or dull colour on mask, ears or tail in adults.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

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TORTIE POINT (32b)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: The base colour is patched and/or mingled at random with varying shades of red, cream or apricot; any large areas of red, cream or apricot may show some striping. Points need not be evenly broken but each point must show some break in colour no matter how small; broken pad colour constitutes a break in colour on that leg. Presence or absence of a blaze is immaterial.
Body: Pale, showing clear contrast with the points as in the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese. Any shading will show patching or mingling and a Tortie Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: In accordance with the base colour and/or pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Any one point showing complete absence of broken colour.
3a. Black in points or body colour in Seal Tortie Points
3b. Dark blue in points or body colour in Blue Tortie Points
3c. Cold dark chocolate in points or body colour in Chocolate Tortie Points
3d. Dark lilac in points or body colour in Lilac Tortie Points
3e. Cold points or body colour in Cinnamon or Fawn Tortie Points.
4a. Absence of red in mask, ears and tail in adult Seal, Chocolate or Cinnamon Tortie Points
4b. Hot cream in points or body colour in Blue or Lilac Tortie Points
5. General Siamese withholding faults.

SEAL TORTIE POINT (32b1)
Points: Seal brown with shades of red.
Body: Cream. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. In kittens the body colour may be muddy fawn.

BLUE TORTIE POINT (32b2)
Points: Light blue with shades of cool toned cream.
Body: Glacial white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CHOCOLATE TORTIE POINT (32b3)
Points: Milk chocolate with shades of red.
Body: Ivory. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

LILAC TORTIE POINT (32b4)
Points: Pinkish grey with shades of cool toned cream.
Body: Off-white (magnolia). Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CINNAMON TORTIE POINT (32b7)
Points: Warm cinnamon brown with shades of red.
Body: Ivory. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TORTIE POINT (32b8)
Points: Dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) with shades of apricot.
Body: Off-white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TORTIE POINT (32b9)
Points: Warm pale rosy mushroom with shades of cream.
Body: Off-white (magnolia). Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

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CREAM POINT (32c)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Mask, ears and tail cool toned cream with a powdery look. A dark but cool toned cream is permissible but a hot cream is incorrect. The legs and feet will be slightly paler in colour but definite colour should show at the rear of the hind legs below the hock. Barring and striping on mask, legs and tail is permissible. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: Creamy white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. Such shading may be uneven and a Cream Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than a Blue Point.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Hot cream in points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

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APRICOT POINT (32fn) (Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Mask, ears and tail, apricot, hot in tone with a slightly darker dusting that develops and becomes more noticeable with maturity. The legs and feet will be slightly paler in colour but definite colour should show at the rear of the hind legs below the hock. Barring and striping on the mask, legs and tail is permissible. Mature cats may show a pewter sheen on the ghost tabby markings, particularly on the head, but also under the feet. "Freckles" may occur on nose, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: Warm creamy white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. Such shading may be uneven and an Apricot Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than a Blue Point.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Cool toned cream in points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

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STANDARD LIST OF WITHHOLDING FAULTS - ALL BREEDS

Size and Condition - Withhold certificates or first prizes in kitten open classes on any exhibit which, in the opinion of the judge, is not in excellent physical condition or is undersized for its age and breed.

The following list of defects applies to ALL BREEDS.

Withhold certificates or first prizes in kitten open classes for any of the following defects. It is considered that these defects are undesirable in breeding stock and may be detrimental to the individual cats:

Folded Ears - Where the top of the ear is folded forwards instead of being pricked.

Skull - Any depressions or protrusions (The skull should be gently rounded to a greater or lesser degree according to the breed).

Entropion - Where the upper, lower or both eyelids turn inwards, allowing the lashes or hair to rub the surface of the eye.

Permanent Squint * - Permanent squint or any abnormality of alignment. Severe nystagmus - consult the Duty Vet.

Reduced Nostril Aperture - Narrowing of the nostrils vertically, horizontally or both which may cause breathing difficulties It is often associated with flattened nasal bones and small nose leather.

Exaggerated Depression of the Nasal Bridge (stop) - The nasal cavity is severely reduced, which may cause breathing difficulties This is often accompanied by blocked tear ducts The nose should not be excessively short.

Abnormal Position of Nose Leather - When the upper edge of the nose leather is above the lower edge of the eye.

Noticeably Undershot or Overshot Jaw

Narrow or Twisted Lower Jaw

Abnormal Angulation of Canine Teeth - When the mouth is closed the canine teeth should be nearly vertical, the lower canines fitting closely between the upper ones so that the anterior surface of the left upper canine and the posterior surface of the left lower canine almost touch, and similarly with the right upper and lower canines. The incisor teeth should form a straight line between the canines in both upper and lower jaws. The ideal bite is where the upper and lower incisors meet in alignment.

Deformity of Rib Cage

Fixed Deviation of the Sternum or Xiphisternum - The chest should be rounded or oval symmetrically from spine to breast bone when seen in cross-section. There should be no depressions or protrusions on spine or ribs. The sternum (breast bone) should follow a gentle convex curve with no deviation, depression or protrusion, and with no hook where the sternum ends.

Fixed Deviation (kink) of the Spine or Tail at any point * - Small bony excrescences need not debar the cat from being placed, but should be taken into consideration.

Luxating Patella in Adults - Where the kneecap can slip from the front of the joint towards the side.

Abnormal Number of Toes - Anything other than four toes on each foot and one dew-claw on each foreleg.

Hernia - Consult the Duty Vet.

Monorchid or Cryptorchid Adult Males - Both testicles must be descended and positioned in the scrotum in entire adult males

* Squints and kinks have been included in the list because they are faults in all breeds, although they are unlikely to affect the health of the cat or its progeny.

A Guide to this list of Defects is available from the GCCF.

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