Cornish Rex

Body The medium sized, elegant cat is slender and muscular. The body is elongated and lithe.
The rib cage and the shoulders are not broader than the hips.
The legs are long and slender, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is very long, thin at the base and ends in a point.
Head The skull is wedge-shaped. The profile is long and straight, the forehead flat. The whisker pads are prominent.
The prominent chin forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose.
Ears The ears are very large with a broad base and slightly rounded tips. They are high set.
Eyes The eyes are almond-shaped and set at a slight slant.
Coat The coat is soft, plush and elastic due to the lack of guard hairs. It is short and wavy.
Whiskers and eye brows are crinkled.
Colour varieties All colours and patterns are recognized. Any amount of white is permitted. The description of

colours is listed in the general list of colours.

  • Bare patches are a severe fault.

Scale of points

Body: 25
Tail: 5
Head: 20
Eyes: 5
Whiskers and eye brows: 5
Coat texture, coat colour: 35
Condition: 5