Singapura Breed Standard

AR28260

  

General

 

The Singapura is an alert, healthy, medium sized cat of foreign type, with noticeably large eyes and ears. Cat to have the illusion of refined delicate colouring.

Head

 

Skull rounded with rounded width at outer eye narrowing to a definite whisker break and a medium short, broad muzzle with a blunt nose. (In profile, a rounded skull with a slight stop just below eye level.) Straight line nose to chin, chin well developed.

Ears

 

Large, wide open at base, deep cupped. Outer line of the ears extends upwards to an angle slightly wide of parallel.

Eyes

 

Large, set not less than an eye width apart, held wide open, but showing slant when closed or partially closed. A dark outline to the eyes is desirable. Eye colour hazel, green or yellow only. Brilliance preferred.

Body

 

Of medium overall length and size. Moderate build, lithe and muscular. Mid section not tucked but firm. Allowance should be made for more slender body shape in adolescent cats.

Legs & Paws

 

Legs muscled at the body, tapering to small oval feet.

Tail

 

Length short of the shoulder when laid along the body. Slender but not whippy. Blunt tip. Free from any abnormality of the bone structure.

Coat

 

Short, fine, silky and close lying. Allowance for longer coat in kittens.

Colour & Markings

 

Body colour to be an old or golden ivory with a soft warm effect, ticked with sepia brown. Each hair to have at least two bands of sepia ticking separated by light bands.

 

Light next to skin and dark tip. Muzzle, chest, stomach and inner legs to be an unticked light ivory colour. Cat to show some barring on inner front legs and back knees only; barring on the outer front leg is a fault, but may be overlooked if the animal is otherwise an excellent cat. Dark tail tip with colour extending towards body on upper side. Spine line acceptable. Occasionally a faint yellow toned necklace may appear and this is allowable, providing it is not complete. Nose bridge and back of the ears of a mature cat may show salmon or deeper warm tones, along with the back of the legs where the ticking meets light ivory of the inner leg. Allowance to be made for undeveloped ticking in kittens and slow development of body colour in adolescents. Nose mid to dark salmon coloured. There must be evidence of dark pigment outline on the nose. "Cheetah" lines from the inner corner of the eye towards just behind the whisker pad should be present. Paw pads brown. Brown spurs on lower back of hind legs.

Scale of Points

 

Head and ears 25
Eyes 10

Body shape, legs, tail, feet 20
Body colour 15
Ticking 15
Coat texture and condition 15
Total 100

Withhold certificates or first prizes in kitten open classes for:-

1. Incorrect eye colour
2. Dark ringed tail
3. Dark necklaces or full leg bracelets
4. Small ears
5. Small eyes
6. Top of head unticked
7. Any defects as listed in the preface to the GCCF Standard of Points.

Faults

 

1. Cobby type
2. Absence of nose outline
3. Absence of eyeliner
4. Outer front leg barring
5. Grey tones next to skin combined with a lack of warmth.
Note a cat displaying a fault may be awarded a prize, but any cat displaying two or more faults shall not be awarded a Certificate.

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