Tiffanie - TIF
This is a preliminary standard.
Final version is to be approved by the Standard Commission, and will soon be published.
The Tiffanie belongs to the Asian Group of breeds (the name used for cats of Burmese type that come in other coat colours and patterns).
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.
Fine with a silky texture, without woolly undercoat. It is slightly shorter on the
shoulders. Tufts on the ear tips, a bib and breeches are desired. The tail is fully furnished like a plume.
Self: the coats of kittens and adolescent cats need time to develop full pigmentation.
Smoke: when in repose the cat should have overall appearance of a Self cat, the silver undercoat showing through when the cat moves giving the “smoke” effect. Some faint ghost tabby markings may be evident on the body, especially in kittens, but distinct tabby markings in adults are undesirable.
Tabby: the markings should show good contrast with the ground colour but in dilute colours the contrast between the markings and the ground colour is less than that required in non-dilute colours or full expression colours. In Tortie Tabbies the distribution of Tortie markings is immaterial.
See general part.
Special breed faults
White spots anywhere.
Reds, Creams may show "freckles" on the nose, paw pads, lips, eye rims and ears.
Asian, Burmese, Burmilla.