Beelingo.com

English Audio Books

Our Cats and All About Them

SPONSORED LINKS
POINTS BY WHICH CATS ARE JUDGED,</h2> <h4>AS SPECIFIED BY MYSELF.</h4> <h4><i>Revised and corrected to the present time.</i></h4> <div class="poem"><div class="stanza"> <span class="i8">... What you do,<br /></span> <span class="i8">Still betters what is done.<br /></span> </div></div> <p style="margin-left: 55%;"><i>Winter's Tale, Act IV.</i></p> <hr style="width: 35%;" /> <h3>THE TORTOISESHELL.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears of medium size, narrow and rounded at the apex, broad at<br /> the base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_124" id="Page_124">[124]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow, clear, brilliant, large, full, round, and<br /> lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="left"> </td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">25</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>A mixture of three colours&mdash;black, red, and yellow&mdash;each to<br /> be distinct and clear of the other, with sharp edges, not one<br /> colour running into the other, but in small irregular<br /> patches, of great brilliancy of tint, the red and yellow to<br /> preponderate over the black. If the colours are deep and<br /> rich, and the variegation harmonious, the effect is very<br /> fine. White is a disqualification.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped and deep; legs medium length,<br /> not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base, and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve, and well-marked with<br /> alternate patches of black, red, and yellow.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening full health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_125" id="Page_125">[125]</SPAN></span></p> <h3>TORTOISESHELL AND WHITE.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears medium size, narrow and rounded at the apex, broad at<br /> the base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow, clear, brilliant, large, full, round, and<br /> lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">25</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>A mixture of three&mdash;black, red, and yellow&mdash;each to be<br /> distinct and clear of the other, with sharp edges, not one<br /> colour running into the other, but in small irregular patches<br /> of great brilliancy of tint, the red and yellow to<br /> preponderate over the black. If the colours are deep and<br /> rich, and the variegation harmonious, the effect is very<br /> fine.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">White Marking</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>The fore-legs, breast, throat, lips and a circle round them,<br /> with a blaze up the forehead, white; lower half of the<br /> hind-legs white, nose and cushions of the feet white.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped and deep; legs medium length,<br /> not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_126" id="Page_126">[126]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve, and well-marked with<br /> >alternate patches of black, red, and yellow.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening full health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>WHITE. SHORT-HAIR.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears of medium size, narrow and rounded at apex, broad at the<br /> base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Blue&mdash;a soft, turquoise blue&mdash;but yellow is permissible as<br /> five points only, green a defect; large, round, and full.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Yellow-white; gray-white, five points less.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped and deep; legs medium length,<br /> not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_127" id="Page_127">[127]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, and elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening good health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>SELF-COLOUR, BLACK, BLUE, GRAY, OR RED SHORT-HAIR.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears of medium size, narrow, rounded at apex, broad at the<br /> base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange for black, orange-yellow for blue, deep yellow for<br /> gray, and gold tinged with green for red. Large, round, and<br /> full; very bright.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line; neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped and deep; legs medium length,<br /> not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_128" id="Page_128">[128]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">25</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Black, a jet, dense, brown-black, with purple gloss; blue, a<br /> bright, rich, even, dark colour, or lighter, but even in<br /> tint; gray, a bright, light, even colour; red, a brilliant<br /> sandy or yellowish-red colour.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">5</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base, and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, lying close to the body, all<br /> betokening good health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="left"></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>BROWN AND ORDINARY TABBY, STRIPED, SHORT-HAIR.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears of medium size, narrow and rounded at apex, broad at the<br /> base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow, slightly tinted with green, large, full,<br /> round, and very lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_129" id="Page_129">[129]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Deep, very rich reddish-brown, more rufous inside the legs<br /> and belly; ears and nose a still deeper red-brown, the latter<br /> at the tip edged with black. Ordinary tabby, dark gray, and<br /> ticked.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Markings</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Jet-black lines, not too broad, scarcely so wide as the<br /> ground colour shown between, so as to give a light and<br /> brilliant effect. When the black lines are broader than the<br /> colour space, it is a defect, being then black marked with<br /> colour, instead of colour marked with black. The lines must<br /> be clear, sharp, and well-defined, in every way distinct,<br /> having no mixture of the ground colour. Head and legs marked<br /> regularly, the rings on the throat and chest being in no way<br /> blurred or broken, but clear, graceful, and continuous; lips,<br /> cushions of feet, and backs of hind-legs, and the ear-points,<br /> black.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped and deep; legs medium length,<br /> not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">5</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve, and marked with black<br /> rings.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening full health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_130" id="Page_130">[130]</SPAN></span></p> <h3>CHOCOLATE, CHESTNUT, RED, OR YELLOW TABBY, STRIPED, SHORT-HAIR.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips, nose rather long than short,<br /> ears of medium size, narrow and rounded at apex, broad at the<br /> base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange, gold, or yellow, in the order of the above names,<br /> large, round, full, and very lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Deep, rich, reddish-brown, bright red, or yellow, in the<br /> order as above, brighter inside the legs and belly; ears and<br /> nose deeper colour, the latter at the tip red, edged with<br /> chocolate.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Markings</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Dark, rich brown or chocolate, lines not too broad, scarcely<br /> so wide as the ground colour shown between, so as to give a<br /> light and brilliant effect; when the lines are broader than<br /> the colour space it is a defect, being then light colour<br /> markings on dark brown or chocolate, red or dark yellow,<br /> instead of colour marked with deeper colour. Head and legs<br /> marked regularly, the rings on the throat and chest being in<br /> no way blurred or broken, but clear, graceful, and<br /> continuous; lips, cushions of feet, and the back of<br /> hind-legs, and the ear-points, dark. Yellow tabby, the<br /> cushions of feet red, or light red.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_131" id="Page_131">[131]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender,<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped, and deep, legs medium<br /> length, not thick nor clumsy, feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">5</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base, and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve, and marked with dark rings.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening full health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>BLUE, SILVER, LIGHT GRAY, AND WHITE TABBY, STRIPED, SHORT-HAIR.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, rounded above,<br /> below tapering towards the lips; nose rather long than short;<br /> ears of medium size, narrow and rounded at the apex, broad at<br /> the base.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow for blue tabby; deep, bright yellow for silver<br /> or gray; large, full, round, and very lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_132" id="Page_132">[132]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>If blue, a rich, deep, yet bright colour; silver, a lighter,<br /> yet bright tint; gray, very light; if a white tabby, ground<br /> to be colourless; ears and nose a deep gray, the tip red,<br /> edged with black.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Markings</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Jet-black lines, not too broad, scarcely so wide as the<br /> ground colour shown between, so as to give a light and<br /> brilliant effect. When the black lines are broader than the<br /> colour space, it is a defect, being then black marked with<br /> colour, instead of colour with black. The lines must be<br /> clear, sharp, and well-defined, in every way distinct, having<br /> no mixture of the ground colour. Head and legs marked<br /> regularly, the rings on the throat and chest being in no way<br /> blurred or broken, but clear, graceful, and continuous; lips,<br /> cushions of feet, and the backs of hind-legs, and the<br /> ear-points, black.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, graceful in line, neck rather long and slender;<br /> shoulders receding, well-sloped, and deep; legs medium<br /> length, not thick nor clumsy; feet round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">5</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Long, thick at the base and narrowing towards the end,<br /> carried low, with graceful curve, and marked with black<br /> rings.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, lithe, elegant in all its movements; hair smooth,<br /> clean, bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body,<br /> all betokening full health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"> </td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left">Total</td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_133" id="Page_133">[133]</SPAN></span></p> <div class="figcenter" style="width: 600px;"> <ANTIMG src="images/z153.jpg" width="600" height="396" alt="MR. BABB&#39;S SPOTTED SILVER TABBY." title="" /> <span class="caption">MR. BABB&#39;S SPOTTED SILVER TABBY.</span> <br /><br /></div> <h3>SHORT-HAIRED, SPOTTED TABBIES OF ANY COLOUR.</h3> <p>These to be the same in all points of head, eyes, fur, form, colours, tail, size and condition as those laid down for the judging of short-haired tabby cats in general, with the exception, in whatever colour the markings are, or on whatever ground, they, instead of being in lines or bands, are to be broken up into clear, well-defined and well-formed spots, each spot to be separate, and distinct, and good, firm and dark in colour; these then count as many points as a finely-striped cat in its class.<span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_134" id="Page_134">[134]</SPAN></span><br /><br /></p> <div class="figcenter" style="width: 600px;"> <ANTIMG src="images/z154.jpg" width="600" height="387" alt="PROPERLY MARKED BLACK AND WHITE." title="" /> <span class="caption">PROPERLY MARKED BLACK AND WHITE.</span> <br /><br /></div> <h3>BLACK AND WHITE, GRAY-WHITE, RED AND WHITE, AND OTHER COLOURS AND WHITE.</h3> <p>The self colour to count the same number of points as the ground colour in tabby, namely, twenty points, and the white <i>markings</i> the same as the tabby markings, that is, twenty points. The other points also the same.</p> <p>The markings to be: lips, mouth and part of the cheek, including the whiskers, with a blaze up the nose, coming to a point between the eyes, white; throat and chest white, and pear-shaped in outline of colour; all four feet white.</p> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_135" id="Page_135">[135]</SPAN></span></p> <h3>WHITE AND BLACK, WHITE AND GRAY, WHITE AND RED, WHITE AND ANY OTHER COLOUR.</h3> <p>The colours and markings to count the same as the above. The ground colour being white, and markings the dark colour instead of white. In the markings they should be even or well-balanced, such as two black ears, the rest white; or two black ears, with black tail, and the rest white; or all white, with dark tail only. These are not very uncommon markings, but if so marked, they may also have a spot or two on the back or sides provided they balance in size of colour. But the simplicity of the former is the best.</p> <p>All other fancy colours and markings must be judged according to taste, and entered in the any other variety of colours for short-haired cats, such as strawberry colour, smokies, chinchillas, ticked, black tabbies and such fancy colours.<br /><br /><br /></p> <h3>ABYSSINIAN.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across the eyes, rather long than short, nose<br /> medium length, all well-formed.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow, slightly tinged with green, large, round,<br /> full, and bright.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Nose and Feet</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Nose dark red, edged with black; tips and cushions of feet<br /> black, also the back of the hind-legs.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_136" id="Page_136">[136]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Soft, rather woolly hair, yet soft, silky, lustrous, and<br /> glossy, short, smooth, even, and dense.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Ears</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>The usual size of the ordinary English cat, but a little more<br /> rounded, with not much hair in the interior, black at the<br /> apex.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>A rich, dun brown, ticked with black and orange, or darker on<br /> lighter colours, having a dark or black line along the back<br /> extending to the end of the tail, and slightly annulated with<br /> black or dark colour. As few other marks as possible. Inside<br /> of fore-legs and belly to be orange-brown. No white.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large; coat glossy and smooth, fitting close to the body;<br /> eyes bright and clear.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Carriage and Appearance</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Graceful, lithe, elegant, alert and quick in all its<br /> movements, head carried up, tail trailing, in walk<br /> undulating.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p>N.B.&mdash;The Abyssinian Silver Gray, or Chinchilla, is the same in all points, with the exception of the ground colour being silver instead of brown. This is a new and beautiful variety.<br /><br /><br /></p> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_137" id="Page_137">[137]</SPAN></span></p> <h3>ROYAL CAT OF SIAM.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary=""> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, broad across and between the eyes, tapering upwards<br /> and somewhat narrow between the ears: forehead flat and<br /> receding, nose long, and somewhat broad, cheeks narrowing<br /> towards the mouth, lips full and rounded, ears rather large<br /> and wide at base, with very little hair inside.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Very short, and somewhat woolly, yet soft and silky to the<br /> touch, and glossy, with much lustre on the face, legs, and<br /> tail.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>The ground or body colour to be of an even tint, slightly<br /> darker on the back, but not in any way clouded or patched<br /> with any darker colour; light rich dun is the preferable<br /> colour, but a light fawn, light silver-gray, or light orange<br /> is allowable; deeper and richer browns, almost chocolate, are<br /> admissible if even and not clouded, but the first is the true<br /> type, the last merely a variety of much beauty and<br /> excellence; but the dun and light tints take precedence.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Markings</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Ears black, the colour not extending beyond them, but ending<br /> in a clear and well-defined outline; around the eyes, and all<br /> the lower part of the head, black; legs and tail black, the<br /> colour not extending into or staining the body, but having a<br /> clear line of demarkation.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_138" id="Page_138">[138]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Rather of almond shape, slanting towards the nose, full and<br /> of a very beautiful blue opalesque colour, luminous and of a<br /> reddish tint in the dusk of evening or by artificial light.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">5</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short by comparison with the English cat, thin throughout, a<br /> little thicker towards the base, without any break or kink.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Form</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Rather small, lithe, elegant in outline, and graceful, narrow<br /> and somewhat long; legs thin and a little short than<br /> otherwise; feet long, not so round as the ordinary cat; neck<br /> long and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>In full health, not too fat, hair smooth, clear, bright, full<br /> of lustre, lying close to the body, which should be hard and<br /> firm in the muscles.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>MANX, OR SHORT-TAILED CAT.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary=""> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Small, round, but tapering towards the lips, rather broad<br /> across the eyes, nose medium length, ears rather small, broad<br /> at base and sloping upwards to a point.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>According to colour, as shown in other varieties.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_139" id="Page_139">[139]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Short, of even length, smooth, silky, and glossy.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>To range the same as other short-haired cats, if self same as<br /> self, if marked same as the marked varieties, with less<br /> points, allowing for the tail points in this variety.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Form</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Narrow, long, neck long and thin, all to be graceful in line;<br /> shoulders narrow, well-sloped; fore-legs medium length and<br /> thin; hind-legs long in proportion and stouter built; feet<br /> round and small.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">25</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>To have no tail whatever, not even a stump, but some true<br /> bred have a very short, thin, twisted tail, that cannot be<br /> straightened, this allowable, and is true bred; but thick<br /> stumps, knobs, or short, thick tails <i>disqualify</i>.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size and Condition</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, elegant in all its movements, hair smooth, clean,<br /> bright, full of lustre, and lying close to the body, all<br /> betokening good health and strength.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_140" id="Page_140">[140]</SPAN></span></p> <div class="figcenter" style="width: 600px;"> <ANTIMG src="images/z160.jpg" width="600" height="447" alt="MR. CLARKE&#39;S &quot;MISS WHITEY.&quot;" title="" /> <span class="caption">MR. CLARKE&#39;S &quot;MISS WHITEY.&quot;</span> <br /><br /><br /></div> <h3>WHITE, LONG-HAIRED CAT.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary=""> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Round and broad across and between the eyes, of medium size;<br /> nose rather short, pink at the tip; ears ordinary size, but<br /> looking small, being surrounded with long hair, which should<br /> also be long on the forehead and lips.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, full, round or almond-shape, lustrous, and of a<br /> beautiful azure blue. Yellow admissible as five points only.<br /> Green a defect.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_141" id="Page_141">[141]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Ruff or Frill</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, very long, flowing, and lion-like, extending over the<br /> shoulders, and covering the neck and chest thickly.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Very long everywhere, mostly along the back, sides, legs, and<br /> feet, making tufts between the toes, and points at the apex<br /> of the ears.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Quality of Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Fine, silky, and very soft in the Persian, with a slightly<br /> woolly texture in the Angora, and still more so in the<br /> Russian.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>In the Persian the hair long and silky throughout, but<br /> somewhat longer at the base. Angora more like the brush of a<br /> fox, but much longer in the hair. Russian equally long in<br /> hair, but full tail, shorter and more blunt, like a tassel.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size, Shape, and Condition</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, small in bone, looking larger than it really is on<br /> account of the length of hair. Body long, legs short, tail<br /> carried low&mdash;not over the back, which is a fault. Fur clean,<br /> bright and glossy, even and smooth, and flakey, which gives<br /> an appearance of quality.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>White, with a tender, very slightly yellow tint; cushions of<br /> feet and tip of nose pink.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_142" id="Page_142">[142]</SPAN></span></p> <h3>BLACK, BLUE, GRAY, RED, OR ANY SELF COLOUR LONG-HAIRED CATS.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Round, and broad across and between the eyes, of medium size;<br /> nose rather short and dark at tip, excepting in the red, when<br /> it should be pink; ears ordinary size, but looking small,<br /> being surrounded with long hair, which should also be long on<br /> the forehead and lips.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>For black, orange; orange-yellow for blue; deep yellow for<br /> gray; and gold, tinged with green, for red; large, round, or<br /> almond-shaped, full and very bright.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Ruff or Frill</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, very long, flowing, and lion-like, extending over the<br /> shoulders, and covering the neck and chest thickly.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Very long everywhere; mostly so along the back, sides, legs,<br /> and feet, making tufts between the toes, and points at the<br /> apex of the ears.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Quality of Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Fine, silky, and very soft in the Persian, with slightly<br /> woolly texture in the Angora, and still more so in the<br /> Russian.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_143" id="Page_143">[143]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>In the Persian the hair long and silky throughout, but<br /> somewhat longer at the base; Angora like the brush of a fox,<br /> but longer in the hair; Russian equally long in hair but more<br /> full at the end, tail shorter, rather blunt, like a tassel.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size, Shape, and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, small in bone, looking larger than it really is on<br /> account of the length of the hair; body long, legs short;<br /> tail carried low, not over the back, which is a fault; fur<br /> clean and glossy, even, smooth, and flakey, which gives an<br /> appearance of quality.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">20</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Black, dense, bright brown-black, with purple gloss; blue, a<br /> bright, rich, even dark colour, or lighter, but even in tint;<br /> gray, a bright, light, even colour; red, a brilliant, sandy,<br /> or yellowish-red colour.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <div class="figcenter" style="width: 371px;"> <ANTIMG src="images/z163.jpg" width="371" height="400" alt="" title="" /> </div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_144" id="Page_144">[144]</SPAN></span><br /><br /></p> <h3>BROWN, BLUE, SILVER, LIGHT GRAY, AND WHITE TABBY LONG-HAIRED CATS.</h3> <div class="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" summary="points list"> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">POINTS</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Head</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Round and broad across and between the eyes, of medium size;<br /> nose rather short; ears ordinary size, but looking small,<br /> being surrounded with long hair, which should also be long on<br /> the forehead and lips.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Eyes</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Orange-yellow for brown and blue tabby, very slightly tinted<br /> with green; deep, bright yellow for silver; gray, and golden<br /> yellow for white tabby; large, full, round, or almond-shaped,<br /> and very lustrous.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Ruff or Frill</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, very long, flowing, and lion-like, extending over the<br /> shoulders, and covering the neck and chest thickly.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Very long everywhere, mostly so along the back, sides, legs,<br /> and feet, making tufts between the toes, and points at the<br /> apex of the ears.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Quality of Fur</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Fine, silky, and very soft in the Persian, with slightly<br /> woolly texture in the Angora, and still more so in the<br /> Russian.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Tail</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>In the Persian the hair long and silky throughout, but<br /> somewhat longer at the base; Angora like the brush of a fox,<br /> but longer in the hair; Russian equally long in the hair, but<br /> more full at the end; tail shorter, rather blunt, like a<br /> tassel.</p></blockquote><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_145" id="Page_145">[145]</SPAN></span></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Size, Shape, and Condition</span></td><td align="right">10</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Large, small in bone, looking larger than it really is on<br /> account of the length of the hair; body long; legs short;<br /> tail carried low, not over the back, which is a fault; fur<br /> clean and glossy, even, smooth, and flakey, which gives an<br /> appearance of quality.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Colour</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Ground colour, deep, rich reddish-brown, more rufous on the<br /> nose, ears, mane, and inside the legs and belly; tip of nose<br /> red, edged with black; blue, bright, deep, rich, even, dark<br /> colour; silver, lighter and equally even tint; and so light<br /> gray; and white ground, pure white.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Markings</span></td><td align="right">15</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><blockquote><p>Jet-black lines, not too broad, scarcely so wide as the<br /> ground colour seen between, so as to give a light and<br /> brilliant effect. When the black lines are broader than the<br /> colour space, it is a defect, being then black marked with<br /> colour, instead of colour marked with black. The lines must<br /> be clear, sharp, and well-defined, in every way distinct,<br /> having no mixture of the ground colour. Head, legs, and tail<br /> regularly marked, the latter with rings, the lines on the<br /> throat and chest being in no way blurred or broken, but<br /> clear, graceful, and continuous; lips, cushions of feet, the<br /> backs of the hind-legs and the ear-points black.</p></blockquote></td></tr> <tr><td align="left"></td><td align="right">---</td></tr> <tr><td align="left"><span class="smcap">Total</span></td><td align="right">100</td></tr> </table><br /><br /><br /></div> <p>In chocolate, mahogany, red, or yellow long-haired tabbies, the markings and colours to be the same as in the short-haired cats; but in points to count the same as the last in all qualities.<span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_146" id="Page_146">[146]</SPAN></span></p> <p>Spotted tabbies to count the same in all points, the only difference being that instead of stripes, the cats are marked with clear, well-defined spots.</p> <p>All fancy colours to be shown in the "any other variety of <i>colour</i>" class, and judged according to quality of coat, beauty, and rarity of colouring or marking. The small, thin, broken-banded tabby should go in this class, as also those with thin, light, wavy lines.</p> <p>All foreign, wild, or other cats of peculiar form to go into the class for "any other variety or species."</p> <div class="figcenter" style="width: 450px;"> <ANTIMG src="images/z166.jpg" width="450" height="393" alt="&quot;SYLVIE.&quot;" title="" /> <span class="caption">&quot;SYLVIE.&quot;</span> <br /><br /></div> <p><span class="pagenum"><SPAN name="Page_147" id="Page_147">[147]</SPAN></span></p>
SPONSORED LINKS