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GCCF Standards of Points for Tabby Point Siamese
& newer colours of Siamese Cats

The Club caters for all colours of Tabby Point and for the newer colours of Siamese listed below - Cinnamon, Caramel, Fawn and Apricot.

It also caters for all Oriental Shorthairs except Havanas, Oriental Lilacs and Foreign Whites.

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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CINNAMON POINT (24k) (Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Warm cinnamon brown. The legs may be slightly paler than the other points.
Body: Ivory. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather & Eye Rims: Cinnamon brown.
Paw Pads: Pink to cinnamon brown.

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

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CARAMEL POINT (24n) (Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Dark brownish blue (in blue based), brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based), matching on all points although the legs may be slightly paler in tone than the other points.
Body: Off white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pinkish grey.
Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Points not matching in colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

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FAWN POINT (24r) (Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Warm pale rosy mushroom. The legs may be slightly paler than the other points.
Body: Off white (magnolia). Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pinkish fawn.

WITHHOLD CERTIFICATES OR FIRST PRIZES IN KITTEN OPEN CLASSES FOR:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Cold points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

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TABBY POINT (32)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better. Points: The mask, legs and tail should all show clear tabby markings which should be the same colour on all points, although leg markings may be slightly paler in tone. Paler markings are acceptable in kittens.
Mask: Clearly defined stripes, especially around the eyes and nose, with a clearly defined "M" marking on the forehead, distinct stripes ("ribbons") on the cheeks and darkly spotted whisker pads. The stripes should not extend over the top of the head to form a "hood".
Ears: The edges of the ears should be the same colour as the markings on the mask with a central patch of paler colour resembling a thumb print. These thumb prints may be less apparent in dilute colours and may not be visible in Tortie Tabby Points.
Legs: Clearly defined varied sized broken stripes. Solid markings on back of hind legs. The leg markings may be slightly paler in tone than the other points, especially in Red and Cream Tabby Points.
Tail: Many varied sized, clearly defined rings ending in a solid tip which may show tortie markings in Tortie Tabby Points. The rings should be evident on the top of the tail as well as underneath it and should extend for the entire length of the tail.
Body: Pale, showing clear contrast with the points as in the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese. Any shading on the body will show the underlying tabby pattern which may be ticked, spotted, mackerel or classic. A Tabby Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Lack of clear tabby markings on mask.
3. Lack of clear rings on at least half of tail.
4. Points not matching in colour.
5. General Siamese withholding faults.

SEAL TABBY POINT (32 1)
Points: Clear seal-brown or near-black tabby markings. Nose leather seal brown or pink rimmed with seal brown. Eye rims seal brown or black. Paw pads seal brown or pink.
Body: Cream, deepening to pale warm fawn on the back. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

BLUE TABBY POINT (32 2)
Points: Clear light-blue tabby markings. Nose leather blue or pink rimmed with blue. Eye rims blue. Paw pads blue or pink.
Body: Glacial white, deepening to cool light blue on the back. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CHOCOLATE TABBY POINT (32 3)
Points: Clear chocolate tabby markings which may be almost copper in tone. Cold, dark, near-seal markings are incorrect and should be penalised. Nose leather chocolate or pink rimmed with chocolate. Eye rims chocolate. Paw pads chocolate or pink.
Body: Ivory. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

LILAC TABBY POINT (32 4)
Points: Clear pinkish-grey tabby markings. Nose leather faded lilac or pink rimmed with faded lilac. Eye rims faded lilac. Paw pads faded lilac or pink.
Body: Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

RED TABBY POINT (32 5)
Points: Clear bright reddish-gold tabby markings. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: White. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CREAM TABBY POINT (32 6)
Points: Clear cool-toned cream tabby markings. A hot cream is incorrect and should be penalised. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: White, deepening to pale cream on back and sides. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CINNAMON TABBY POINT (32 7)
Points: Clear warm cinnamon brown tabby markings. Nose leather cinnamon brown or pink rimmed with cinnamon brown. Eye rims cinnamon brown. Paw pads cinnamon brown or pink.
Body: Ivory. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TABBY POINT (32 8)
Points: Clear dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) tabby markings. Nose leather pinkish grey or pink rimmed with pinkish grey. Eye rims pinkish grey. Paw pads pinkish grey or pink.
Body: Off-white. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TABBY POINT (32 9)
Points: Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings. Nose leather pinkish fawn or pink rimmed with pinkish fawn. Eye rims pinkish fawn. Paw pads pinkish fawn or pink.
Body: Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

APRICOT TABBY POINT (32 10)
Points: Clear hot cream tabby markings with a soft metallic sheen which becomes more noticeable with maturity. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body: Warm creamy white. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

SEAL TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t1)
Points: Clear seal-brown or near-black tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather and paw pads seal brown and/or pink. Eye rims seal brown or black and/or pink.
Body: Cream, deepening to pale warm fawn on the back. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

BLUE TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t2)
Points: Clear light-blue tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads blue and/or pink.
Body: Glacial white, deepening to cool light blue on the back. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CHOCOLATE TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t3)
Points: Clear chocolate tabby markings, which may be almost copper in tone, patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. Cold, dark, near-seal markings are incorrect and should be penalised. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads chocolate and/or pink.
Body: Ivory. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

LILAC TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t4)
Points: Clear pinkish-grey tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads faded lilac and/or pink.
Body: Off white (magnolia). Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CINNAMON TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t7)
Points: Clear warm cinnamon brown tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads cinnamon brown and/or pink.
Body: Ivory. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t8)
Points: Clear dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of apricot. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of apricot patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pinkish grey and/or pink.
Body: Off-white. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t9)
Points: Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pinkish fawn and/or pink.
Body: Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

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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.

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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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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