Asian - ASI
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Asian Group of breeds is the name used for cats of Burmese type that come in other coat colours and patterns.
The varieties within the Asian Group are: · Asian Self, Asian Smoke, Asian Tabbies
Top of head
Short and broad wedge with prominent rounded cheek bones. Top of the head broad and with height, wide between the ears and slightly rounded.
Muzzle and chin
Broad and quite short muzzle with soft rounded contours.
Broad nose of even width. A straight nose is preferred, but a slightly downward nose leather is acceptable. The profile is clearly curved.
The eyes are large and set wide apart. The upper line of the eyes are set at an slight oriental slant, while the lower line is rounded. Colour varies from yellow to amber, golden yellow is preferred.
The ears are rather large in proportion to head, set wide apart and slightly tilted forward. They are broad at the base with slightly rounded tips. The outer lines of the ears continue the upper contours of the wedge.
Size and boning
The body is medium sized and of medium length. It is very muscular and more solid and heavier than it appears.
The chest is solid and rounded, when viewed in profile. The back is straight from the shoulders to the rump.
Medium length, strong.
Legs and paws
Rather slender and in proportion to the body, the paws are dainty and oval.
The tail is straight and of medium length, with a slightly rounded tip.
The coat is very short.
Sleek and silky to touch, fine and glossy. It lies close to the body and has almost no undercoat.
Self: the coats of kittens and adolescent cats need time to develop full pigmentation.
See general part.
Special breed faults
White spots anywhere.
Reds, Creams may show "freckles" on the nose, paw pads, lips, eye rims and ears.
Outcross with other breeds
Tiffany, Burmese, Burmilla.