A medium sized to large cat. The large rectangular body is firm, but not broad or bulky. The ribcage should not be rounded.
The legs are long with strong musculature and medium boning and the feet are medium in size in proportion to the body and oval in shape.
The neck is of medium length and thickness.
Slightly short, 1/3 of the body length, medium width, with slight taper and sufficient joints and fully movable.
The head shape is a modified wedge, medium in width from frontal view. High, angular, broad and long cheekbones create a change of direction at the muzzle. The long muzzle balances the cheekbones and ends in smooth, full contours, a full chin both in profile and frontal view and of medium depth. The profile is long, sloping forehead ends in a gradual, slight convex bend over the eyebrows. Just above the eyes, the profile descends in a gentle concave curve to below the eyes.
The nose rises near its end to form a slight bump above the convex and puffy nose leather. The nose is medium to wide, slightly broader between the eyes. Nose leather is convex and full.
Large ears are set at a slight outward angle on top of head, about two fingers apart between the inside bases. The ears are fairly wide all the way up with rounded ear tips. Lynx tips are desired and are preferred.
Medium to slightly small in size, in proportion to the head. Bottom is a half oval that slants toward the outer base of the ear. Top is a markedly flattened, horizontal half oval.
Gold or yellow eye color preferred, hazel to light green is allowed.
Coat A dense, soft undercoat with a somewhat resilient, slightly coarser outer coat. Solid black may feel softer. Black grizzled cats may feel coarser in proportion to the amount of grizzling present. Short to medium length with enough length to accommodate at least two bands of ticking.
Colour varieties
Solid black without white brindlings
Black Grizzled Ticked Tabby;
A pattern acquired from the breed’s Jungle Cat (FelisChaus) ancestors. The pattern is a dominant trait that may possibly be caused by a mutation at the agouti locus or extension locus. The hair shaft is banded with lighter coloration at the skin (akin to mouse coat) alternating dark and lighter bands of ticking and ending with a dark tip. Nose leather is always solid black. Paw pads may be solid black, black with rosy tones, pink or any combination of these. Allow for minimal grizzling in kittens
  • In tabbies a lack of tabby markings on legs or tail and dark green eyes.
Faults that exclude
CAC Class
  • straight profile
  • tail longer than 1/3 of the bodylength

  • Tail too short, resulting from a mutated gene (Manx/Pixiebob/American Bobtail)
  • Tail kinked or lacking flexibility
  • White lockets

Scale of points

Body: 35
Head: 25
Ears: 10
Eyes: 5
Coat, texture and length: 10
Colour: 10
Condition: 5