Colourpoint - PER

This is a preliminary standard. 
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.

General  

The Persian & Colourpoint is a heavy well-balanced cat, producing a refined impression with its very long coat, unique face and big expressive round eyes. 

Points 

Head:  

 

25 

Shape  

Top of head 

Round and massive, with great breadth of skull, well balanced. Underlying skull bone structure is round to the touch. Top of head is smooth domed. 

Muzzle and chin 

Cheeks are full and prominent, fitting into the rounded contours of the head. Jaws are broad and powerful. Muzzle is short, broad and rounded, smoothing nicely into the cheeks. Chin is full, well-developed, and firmly rounded, reflecting a proper bite. 

10 

Profile  

 

Short and broad nose of even width, almost as broad as long. The definite "break" (stop) is centered between the eyes. The nose leather is fully formed with the width, equal to the width of the nose. The upper edge of the nose leather is between mid-eye level and the level of the lower eyelid. Nostrils are large and open, allowing easy breathing. A smooth domed forehead continuing from the level of the stop over a rounded top of head to a well rounded back of skull. In profile, the forehead, nose and chin should form a vertical line. 

10 

Eyes 

Large, round and full. Set level and very wide apart, giving a sweet expression to the face. Brilliant in colour, deep and bright colour is preferable. The eye color has equal importance to size and shape of the eyes.  

10 

Ears 

Small and round tipped, tilted forward, and not unduly open at the base.
Set wide apart and low on the head, fitting into the rounded head contour. Full ear furnishings. 

10 

Body: 

 

15 

Size and boning 

Large to medium in size, heavier than its appearance indicates. Females may be proportionately smaller. Very heavy and sturdy in boning. Quality is the determining consideration rather than size. 

Torso 

Cobby and firm, with well-rounded mid-section, equally massive across the shoulders and rump. Low on the legs, broad and deep through the chest, with the short and level back. Good muscle tone. 

Neck 

Short and thick, providing adequate support for the massive head. Allowance for neck development in the male should be made up to three years of age. 

Legs and paws 

Legs are short, thick and heavily boned, forelegs straight. Paws are large round and firm. Toes carried close. Tufts between the toes are desired. 

Tail 

The tail should be short but in proportion to the body length, carried at an angle lower than the back and ending in a rounded tip. 

Coat: 

 

30 

Length 

Long all over the body, including the shoulders. The ruff immense and continuing in a deep frill between the front legs. 

Texture  

Texture is soft, glossy and full of life. 
Dense undercoat giving the coat full volume and standing off from the body. The ear furnishings are long and curved. The toe tuffs are long. 
The tail plume is very full. Allowances should be made for seasonal variations in length and thickness. 

Colour 

In solid colours the subtle lightening due to thermal effect is allowed at the roots, on the stomach and undersides of the legs and tail. 

15 

Condition  

See General part 

Total  

 

100 

Special breed faults 

Long or narrow head. 
Flat forehead.
Indentation or bump in forehead in adults.
Reduced nose leather.
Small and narrow nostrils.
Narrow or too prominent muzzle.
Eyes: small, or deep set, or protruding, or close set.
Large ears
High set of ears
Fine boning.
Light boned and long legs.
Too long tail. 

 

Without certificates 

A profile without stop.
Long Roman nose.
The nose leather is higher than mid-eye level.
Severe overshot or undershot jaw
Unevenly-sized eyes. 
Incorrect eye color, green rims in adults except silver and golden. 

 

Disqualify 

Obviously asymmetrical head: crooked or off-center nose, twisted mouth.
Mosaic eye colour.
White expressed only in the form of a locket and/or belly spots and/or toes. 

 

Remarks 

Any skull deformities are to be penalized according to the list of general faults. Moderation to be applied in kittens during skull development.
While a level bite is preferred, overbite up to 2 mm is allowed. 

 

Outcross  

EXO 

 

Colour varieties 

All colours are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of colours.
The colour variety with Siamese points is the Colourpoint. 
All colours without white are recognized. The description of colours is listed in the general list of pointed colours. 
The eye colour of the Colourpoint is an intense blue, the darker the better.