Sayadaws Traditional Siberian Cats



 

 

 

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Tica: Siberian Cat Standard of Points
    • HEAD; .....................................40 points
    • Shape.................................. 12
    • Ears..................................... 5
    • Eyes.....................................5
    • Chin.................................... 3
    • Muzzle................................. 10
    • Profile.................................. 3
    • Neck.................................... 2
  • BODY;............................................ 35 points
    • Torso.................................. 10
    • Legs.................................... 5
    • Feet.................................... 3
    • Tail..................................... 5
    • Boning.................................. 6
    • Musculature.................... ....... 6
  • COAT/COLOR;.................................. 15 points
    • Length................................. 5
    • Texture................................ 5
    • Pattern................................. 3
    • Colour .................................. 2
  • OTHER;.......................................... 10 points
    • Balance................................ 5
    • Condition.............................. 3
    • Temperament......................... 2
  • CATEGORY;
    • Traditional and Pointed.
  • DIVISIONS;
    • All.
  • COLORS;
    • All.
  • PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES;
    • None.
  • HEAD;
    • Shape: Modified wedge of medium/large size with rounded contours, in good proportion to the body. The head is broader at the top of the skull and narrows slightly to a full - rounded muzzle. The cheekbones are neither high set nor prominent.
    • Ears: Medium-large, rounded, and tilt slightly forward. The ears should be set as much on the sides of the head as on top. Ideal position is one to one and one half ear width apart. The hair over the back of the ear is short and thin. From the middle of the ear, the furnishings become longer and cover the base of the ear. Lynx tipping allowable.
    • Eyes: Large, almost round, with the outer corner angled slightly towards the base of the ear. The eyes should be set more than one eye's width apart. There is no relationship between eye colour and coat colour/pattern.
    • Chin: The chin is well-rounded but not protruding, and is in line with the nose.
    • Muzzle: The muzzle is short in length, full and rounded. There is a slight muzzle curvature, but the transition between the side of the head and the muzzle is gentle and inconspicuous.
    • Profile: The top of the head is almost flat, with a slight nose curvature of a gentle slope from the forehead to the nose and a slight convex curvature before the tip when viewed in profile. Neck: Rounded, substantial and well-muscled.
  • BODY;
    • Torso: The body is medium in length, and well-muscled with the back arched slightly higher than the shoulders, with a barrel-shaped, firm belly giving the sensation of solid weight (which appears with age). Legs: Medium in length. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front, and should have substantial boning.
    • Feet: The feet are big and rounded, with toe tufts desirable. The tail is medium in length, wide at the base, tapering slightly to a blunt tip. The tail should be somewhat shorter than the length of the body.
    • Boning: Substantial.
    • Musculature: Substantial, powerful.
  • COAT/COLOR/PATTERN;
    • Length: This is a moderately long to long haired cat with a triple coat. The hair on the shoulder blades and lower part of the chest being thick and slightly shorter. There should be an abundant ruff setting off the head. There is a tight undercoat (in mature cats), thicker in cold weather. Allow for warm weather coats. The hair may thicken to curls on the belly and britches, but a wavy coat is not characteristic.
    • Texture: Varies coarse to soft,varying according to colour.
    • Pattern: Clear patterns are desirable, but secondary to type
    • Colour: All traditional and pointed colours and combinations are accepted with or without white. White or off-white allowed on chin, breast and stomach of tabbies; white allowed in most areas. Strong colours are desirable, but secondary to type.
  • OTHER;
    • Balance: Well-proportioned.
    • Condition: Excellent health in good overall condition.
    • Temperament: Must be unchallenging.
  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION;
    • The Siberian is a medium-large cat with the overall appearance of excellent physical condition, strength and power, modified by a sweet facial expression. The general impression of the body is one of circles and roundness. Siberians are slow to mature, taking as long as 5 years to reach full maturity. Females are considerably smaller than males, and allowances should be made when comparing females and young cats to the standard. Size is secondary to type.
  • ALLOWANCES;
    • Because the Siberian is a slow maturing breed, coat and physical structure should be taken into consideration when judging kittens and young adults. Buttons, spots, and lockets.
  • PENALIZE;
    • Straight profile, narrow muzzle, long tail, delicate boning, non-muscular, long body, almond shaped eyes, very long legs.
  • WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW);
    • Evidence of illness, poor health, emaciation, visible tail fault.
    • Temperament must be unchallenging; any sign of definite challenge shall disqualify. The cat may exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally complain aloud but may not threaten to harm.
    • In accordance with Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN, the following shall be considered mandatory disqualifications:
    • a cat that bites (216.9), a cat showing evidence of intent to deceive (216.10), adult whole male cats not having two descended testicles (216.11), cats with all or part of the tail missing , except as authorized by a Board approved standard (216.12.1), cats with more than five toes on each front foot and four toes on each back foot, unless proved the result of an injury or as authorized by a Board approved standard (216.12.2), visible or invisible tail faults if Board approved standard requires disqualification (216.12.4), crossed eyes if Board approved standard requires disqualification (216.12.5), total blindness (216.12.6), markedly smaller size, not in keeping with the breed (216.12.9), and depression of the sternum or unusually small diameter of the rib cage itself (216.12.11.1).
    • See Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more comprehensive rules governing penalties and disqualifications.
    • Revised 05/01/05 Siberian Breed Standard, 05/01/2005
GCCF: Siberian Cat Standard of Points
  • General Description;
    • The Siberian Cat is a medium to large semi-longhaired cat, solid with “heft” rather than rangy. The most important features are head type and coat quality. The overall impression should be of a cat with substance and rounded contours. Larger animals are preferred, though females will be somewhat smaller than males, but overall type is the overriding factor. The Siberian has a very distinctive weatherproof coat unique to the breed, and, as the breed originated as a natural outdoor cat in Russia, the overall appearance of the Siberian Cat should reflect this natural heritage.
    • The Siberian matures slowly; full development of the cat can take four to five years. The cat should have an alert expression, be in good general condition and well presented. A cat should not be penalised if apparently wrongly colour registered, as there are no points for colour.
  • Head;
    • The head should be in good proportion to the body. It should form a short, broad wedge with rounded contours, with a slightly rounded muzzle and chin. The lower forehead should be slightly domed. The profile line should show a slight concave curve at the bridge with a nose of a harmonious length. The nose should be of uniform width when viewed from the front. The whisker pads should be moderately well developed and form a gentle, rounded line with the chin. The muzzle should be broad and rounded. The chin should be slightly rounded, neither receding nor prominent when viewed in profile.
  • Cheekbones;
    • The cheekbones are the determining factor in the head type of a Siberian. The direction of the cheekbone arch extends to the outer ear base. The cheekbones should be low set, very broad and connected by a gentle, rounded line to the whisker pads and chin, which produces the desired impression.
  • Ears;
    • Ears of medium size, rounded at the tip, set wide apart, the width of an ear or more between the ears. A cat with higher ear set but a broad rounded head is to be preferred to a cat with wide set ears but a narrow head. Ears should be well furnished.
  • Eyes;
    • Large, slightly oval shaped, but with a rounded lower line, set slightly oblique and wide apart. Any shade is allowed except that blue and odd eyed colours are allowed in white and van patterned Siberians and only blue allowed in Colour Pointed Siberians. The colour should be clear and bright as an indication of good health.
  • Body;
    • The body is rectangular in format but not too long. The cat should be medium to large, well muscled and heavily built with a broad chest. The neck should be short and substantial.
  • Legs and Feet;
    • The legs should be in proportion to the body, of medium length with substantial bone structure and strength. The legs should be felt to estimate bone structure. Paws large, with toes carried close, rounded and with well-developed tufts. A medium sized female with balanced bone structure and proportions should be preferred to a giant male whose legs are too long.
  • Tail;
    • It should be broad at the base, of proportionate length and slightly tapering towards the tip. It should reach the shoulder blade. The tail should be well furnished.
  • Coat;
    • The texture and structure of the coat are important features of the breed. However, allowance should be made for kittens that may have softer fur, and for the seasonal moult. The coat is of medium length, with a very dense undercoat that is soft, fine and somewhat “springy”, covered by a coarser, more substantial topcoat. The fur over the shoulders is shorter. The hair is firm to the touch and waterproof. The smoothly flowing guard hairs should cover the back, flanks and upper side of the tail.
    • The underside of the body and the breeches have only undercoat. The undercoat is shorter than the covering topcoat, it should be dense and plentiful. It may be lighter in the summer but should still be present. One should feel the definite resilience of the dense undercoat when a hand is placed on the coat. A longer, plentiful ruff is preferred.
  • Colour and Pattern;
    • The Siberian is recognised in a wide variety of colours and patterns including colour pointed. Chocolate, Cinnamon, Caramel and the according dilute colours (Lilac, Fawn, and Apricot) are not accepted in any pattern combinations (solid, bi-colour, tri-colour, tabby or colour pointed.) Burmese or Tonkinese colour restriction are also not accepted. Any amount of white is allowed, (i.e. white on paws, chest, belly, blaze, locket etc..) on all patterns and colours including the colour pointed variety. The colour pointed variety can be called Neva Masquerade.
    • Allowance should be made for belly spots and shading on colour points.
  • Scale of Points;
    • Head Including general shape and balance; profile; muzzle and chin ........................ 15
    • Cheeks Cheekbones are the determining factor in head type ................................ 10
    • Ears .................................................................................................... 5
    • Eyes .................................................................................................... 5
    • Body Including overall shape; size; substance; boning; legs; paws and tail length ......... 35
    • Coat Including undercoat; topcoat; ruff; breeches and coat texture and quality ............ 25
    • Overall Condition ................................................................................... 15
    • Total .................................................................................................. 100
  • Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open classes for:
    • 1. Narrow, high cheekbones
    • 2. Slight or delicate build, with fine legs and/or oval paws
    • 3. Straight profile, definite stop or tapering nose
    • 4. Long, triangular or narrow, oval head*
    • 5. Tail not in proportion to the body
    • 6. Soft, silky or Persian type coat*
    • 7. Protruding, round or small eyes
    • 8. Any defect as listed in the preface to the SOP booklet
    • * - Judges to exercise their discretion with kittens in respect of (4) and (6)
FIFe: Siberian Standard of Points
  • General Size;
    • Medium to large, females mostly smaller than males
  • Head;
    • Shape;
      • A little bit longer than broad, softly rounded, massive View also drawing Forehead Broad, just slightly rounded.
    • Cheeks;
      • Cheekbones well developed, high set
    • Nose;
      • Medium length, broad, in profile shows a slight indentation, but without stop
    • Chin;
      • Slanting slightly backwards, in profile creating a curve from the upper line of the nose
    • Ears;
      • Shape; Medium size, well open at the base, tips are rounded with well developed hairs on the inside and tufts.
      • Placement; With good width between, tilting slightly forward
      Eyes;
      • Shape/Placement; Large, slightly oval shaped. A bit oblique, set widely apart
      • Colour; Uniform, any colour is permitted, but preference is given to green.
  • Body;
    • Structure;
      • Well boned and muscled, powerful neck, broad chest, body in proportion to create a rectangular appearance
    • Legs;
      • Medium high, to form a rectangle with the body, strong.
    • Paws;
      • Large, round, well tufted between toes.
    • Tail;
      • Long, thick, rounded tip. Covered on all sides by dense hair with no hairs trailing down.
    • Coat;
      • Structure; Semi-long, well developed, very dense, undercoat not lying flat, overcoat water repellent, slightly hard to touch. Summer coat is distinctly shorter than the winter coat. The winter coat shows a well developed shirt front, full frill and knickerbockers
  • Colour;
    • All colours are acceptable except pointed patterns and the varieties chocolate, cinnamon, lilac, fawn. Any amount of white is permitted.
  • Remarks;
    • Novice class only accepted for cats born in Central Europe (previous USSR territories). Any crossing with other breeds prohibited.
  • Faults;
    • General;
      • Too small or too finely built
    • Head;
      • Long and narrow, straight profile, too round head. (Persian type)
    • Ears;
      • Too large or too high set
    • Eyes;
      • Round eyes
    • Legs;
      • Too long or too thin
    • Tail;
      • Too short tail
    • Coat;
      • Too fine or silky, lying flat, lack of coat (except in summer)
  • Scale of Points;
    • Total; .............................................................. 100
    • Head; General shape, shape of nose, chin..................... 25
    • Ears; Size, shape, placement.................................... 10
    • Eyes; Shape and colour........................................... 10
    • Body; Shape, size, legs, shape of paws........................ 20
    • Tail; Length and shape............................................. 5
    • Coat; Quality, texture, length................................... 25
    • Condition; ......................................................... 5