Абиссинские кошки: стандарт породы FIFe

HEAD
Shape: wedge shaped, of medium proportions, wide at the top; the contours are soft and graceful.
Nose: medium long, in profile the head shows a soft curve, with neither a stop nor a straight nose.
Chin: firm and well developed.
Muzzle: not sharply pointed, a shallow indentation forming the muzzle is desirable, but a pinch is a fault.

EARS
Shape: relatively large, broad at the base; slightly rounded at the tips with a thumb print and tufts of hair at the tips are desirable.
Placement: set well apart and pricked.


EYES
Shape: large, almond in shape and set well apart.
Colour: brilliant and expressive; amber, green or yellow; pure, clear and intense colour; outlined with the colour of the ticking.

NECK
Shape: graceful.

BODY
Structure: medium built, medium long; firm, lithe and muscular, having a firm feeling.

LEGS: wiry, elegant, long, proportioned to body.
PAWS: small and oval.

TAIL: fairly long and tapering; broad at the base.

COAT
Structure: short, fine and close, lying flat.
Colour: 2 or 3 bands of colour on each hair with dark tips for preference. For colour varieties refer to the following tables.
REMARKS: white is tolerated on the chin and the nostrils.

FAULTS
Head: too deep stop, too much marking on the face
Ears: small or pointed ears
Eyes: round eyes, unclear eye colour, absence of outline around eyes
Body: cobby appearance
Tail: rings on tail
Coat: cold or sandy tone in colour, ghost markings or other tabby markings on the body and legs.

BODY COLOUR: as described bellow, with darker ticking according to the corresponding colour varieties. Ground colour: as described bellow. Underside of the body, chest and innersides of the legs uniformly coloured with the ground colour, harmonizing with the upper parts of the body, without any ticking, bars, necklaces or markings on stomach or belly. Darker shading along the spine.

White or off-white is only permitted above the lips, beside the nostrils and down the chin as long as it does not extend to the chest.

The tips of the ears are in the same colour as the ticking.

The back of the hind feet is dark, hairtufts between the toes are in the same colour as the ticking.

The colour of the tail is an extension of the darker shading along the spine and ends in a solid dark tip, coloured with the colour of the ticking, without any rings.

RUDDY
body colour: warm ruddy brown with black ticking (2 or 3 bands of colour on each hair)
ground colour: dark orange

BLUE
body colour: warm blue-grey with dark steel blue-grey ticking
ground colour: pale fawn/cream

SORREL
body colour: copper red with red brown ticking
ground colour: deep apricot.

BEIGE-FAWN
body colour: dull beige with deep warm cream ticking
ground colour: pale cream.

BLACK SILVER
body colour: pure silver-white with black ticking
ground colour: pure silver-white

BLUE SILVER
body colour: pure silver-white with dark steel blue-grey ticking
ground colour: pure silver-white

SORREL SILVER
body colour: pure silver-white with red brown ticking
ground colour: pure silver-white

BEIGE-FAWN SILVER
body colour: pure silver-white with deep warm cream ticking
ground colour: pure silver-white

SILVER: Remarks: ground colour should be without brown or yellow tinge or patches.

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