The Singapura is an alert, healthy, medium sized cat of foreign
type, with noticeably large eyes and ears. Cat to have the illusion
of refined delicate colouring.
Skull rounded with rounded width at outer eye
narrowing to a definite whisker break and a medium short, broad
muzzle with a blunt nose. (In profile, a rounded skull with
a slight stop just below eye level.) Straight line nose to chin,
chin well developed.
Large, wide open at base, deep cupped. Outer line of the ears
extends upwards to an angle slightly wide of parallel.
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. Brilliance preferred.
Of medium overall length and size. Moderate build, lithe and
muscular. Mid section not tucked but firm. Allowance should
be made for more slender body shape in adolescent cats.
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. Free from any abnormality of the
Short, fine, silky and close lying. Allowance for longer coat
COLOUR AND MARKINGS
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. Allowance
to be made for undeveloped ticking in kittens and slow development
of body colour in adolescents. Nose mid to dark salmon coloured.
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.
SCALE OF POINTS
Head and ears 25
Eyes 10 Body shape, legs, tail, feet 20
Body colour 15
Coat texture and condition 15
Withhold certificates or first prizes in kitten open classes
1. Incorrect eye colour
2. Dark ringed tail
3. Dark necklaces or full leg bracelets
4. Small ears
5. Small eyes
6. Top of head unticked
7. Any defects as listed in the preface to the GCCF Standard
1. Cobby type
2. Absence of nose outline
3. Absence of eyeliner
4. Outer front leg barring
5. Grey tones next to skin combined with a lack of warmth.*
Note a cat displaying a fault may be awarded a prize, but any
cat displaying two or more faults shall not be awarded a Certificate.