Singapura - SIN
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Singapura is an alert, healthy, medium-sized cat of foreign type, with noticeably large eyes and ears.
Top of head
Skull is from rounded front to back and side to side with rounded width and high cheekbones.
Muzzle and chin
Medium short, broad muzzle with a blunt nose and definite whisker break.
Profile is the gently rounded line of the forehead continues with a slight stop below eye level. Not to be considered as a break. Straight nose.
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 – the more brilliant the better.
Large, wide open at base, deep cupped and medium broad in set. Outer line of the ears extends upwards to an angle slightly wide of parallel.
Size and boning
From medium to small in length and size. Moderate build, lithe and muscular.
Rib cage rounded, back slightly arched. Mid-section not tucked but firm. Allowance should be made for more slender body shape in adolescent cats.
Tends toward short and thick.
Legs and paws
Legs muscled at the body, tapering to small oval feet.
Length short of the shoulder when laid along the body. Slender but not whippy. Blunt tip.
Fine, silky and close-lying. Allowance for longer coat in kittens.
Only sepia agouti is permitted. 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. 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.
See general part.
Special breed faults
Small eyes or ears.
Dark ringed tail.
Allowance to be made for undeveloped ticking in kittens and slow development of body colour in adolescents.
Outcross with other breeds