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					                    SIAMESE BREED GROUP (SI/BA/OS/OL)                                                                     COAT/COLOR/PATTERN:                       12 months. SI/BA: Incomplete point
The Siamese (SI) is a medium-sized shorthair, pointed cat, oriental in type. The                                               Coat:                                color and mask in kittens and young
Balinese (BA) is a medium-sized semi-longhair, pointed cat, oriental in type. The                                              (SI/OS): Very short, tight, close-   adults to 12 months.
Oriental Shorthair (OS) is a medium-sized shorthair, non-pointed cat, oriental in type.                                   lying; fine textured.                     PENALIZE:       Receding or exces-
The Oriental Longhair (OL) is a medium-sized, semi-longhair, non-pointed cat, oriental                                         (BA/OL): Semi-longhair, close-       sively massive chin. Roman profile.
in type.                                                                                                                  lying; slight undercoat; fine, silky      Roman nose. Miniature size. Any
                                                                                                                          texture. A shorter coat is permitted      evidence of poor condition. SI/BA:
HEAD. . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 35 points         Eyes: Almond-shaped, medium-              over the shoulders.                       Belly spots and/or flank spots; tabby
  Shape. .          .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 5           large, set with an Oriental slant                    Color/Pattern: It is understood      markings on the torso of lynx points
  Ears. . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 7           toward the nose such that a line from           that there is a range of colors within    W ITHHOLD ALL AW ARDS (W W ):
  Eyes ....         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    12           inner corner through outer corner is            each color class. Emphasis is to be       Evidence of illness, poor health,
  Chin. . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 3           in line with center of base of ear. No          on soundness and clarity of color, not    emaciation.     W hite lockets and
  Profile. .        .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 5           less than the width of an eye                   on individual hue.                        buttons; white toes and feet
  Neck. . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 3           between the eyes. Deeper more                        (SI/BA): Even color on the body      (including paw pads) except in
BODY. . . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 35 points   vivid color preferred in all breeds             with any shading to be in the color of    particolors; patches of white in the
  Torso. .          .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    10           S I / B A - B lu e ; O S / O L - G r e e n is   the points. Allowance for darker          points, except in particolor points.
  Legs. . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 5           preferred in all coat colors, with gold         body shading in older cats; however,      DISQUALIFY (DQ): Visible tail fault.
  Feet. . .         .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 4           acceptable, except in solid white               definite contrast between body and        Crossed eyes. Visible protrusion of
  Tail. . . .       .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 6           and/or particolors where eye color              points must exist. Particolor points      the cartilage at the end of the
     Musculature.. . . 10                                                 may be green (gold), blue or odd-               will have various markings of color       sternum (xiphoid process).
COAT/COLOR/PATTERN.30 points                                              eyed. Points shall be divided equally           and white throughout the body and at
     Texture. . . . . . . . . . . 10                                      between             eye     color         and   no time should color patches or
     Length.. . . . . . . . . . . 10                                      size/shape/set.                                 patches of shading on the body be
     Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5                                         Chin: Tip of nose in line with tip        considered a fault. Lack of leg and
     Pattern. . . . . . . . . . . . 5                                     of chin.                                        tail barring desirable, except in lynx
                                                                                Neck: Long and slender                    points.      Lack of body barring                            – – – – –
CATEGORY: SI/BA - Pointed;                                                                                                                                          Tem peram ent m ust be unchallenging; any
OS/OL - Traditional.                                                            Miscellaneous: Allow for jowls in         desirable in all patterns.                sign of definite challenge shall disqualify. The
DIVISIONS: All.                                                           males.                                               (OS/OL): Even solid color for        cat m ay exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally
COLORS:                                                                   BODY:                                           solid colored coats. Pattern should       com plain aloud but m ay not threaten to harm .
                                                                                Torso: Long and tubular with              be well-defined with definite contrast    In accordance w ith S how Rules, AR TIC LE
     SI/BA: All pointed colors.                                                                                                                                     S IX TE E N, the follow ing shall be considered
     OS/OL: All traditional colors.                                       equal width at shoulders and hips.              between pattern and ground color.         m andatory disqualifications: a cat that bites
PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:                                                   Medium-sized. Fine-boned.                       GENERAL DESCRIPTION:                The   (216.9), a cat show ing evidence of intent to
None.                                                                           Musculature: Very firm, lithe,            ideal cat of this breed group is a        deceive (216.10), adult w hole m ale cats not
                                                                          well-muscled                                                                              having tw o descended testicles (216.11), cats
HEAD:                                                                                                                     svelte, graceful, refined cat of
                                                                                                                                                                    w ith all or part of the tail m issing , except as
     Shape:        W edge, created by                                           Legs: Long with hind legs higher          medium size with long tapering lines.     authorized by a B oard approved standard
straight lines extending from the nose                                    than front legs; finely boned but               It is in excellent physical condition,    (216.12.1), cats w ith m ore than five toes on
to the tips of the ears forming a                                         proportioned to carry the body length           very strong, lithe and muscular giving    each front foot and four toes on each back
                                                                          and weight; firm muscles.                                                                 foot, unless proved the result of an injury or as
triangle; fine muzzle with no muzzle                                                                                      the sensation of solid weight without
                                                                                                                                                                    authorized by a B oard approved standard
break. Forehead is flat.                                                        Feet: Small and oval.                     excess bulk. W hile the breed is          (216.12.2), visible or invisible tail faults if
     Profile: Long straight line from                                           Tail: Long, in proportion to overall      considered "medium" in size, balance      B o a r d a p p ro v e d s ta n d a rd re q u ir e s
forehead to nose OR slight change of                                      cat.                                            and proportion are to be considered       disqualification (216.12.4), crossed eyes if
                                                                                (SI/OS):        Narrow at base,           of greater consequence. The cat           B o a r d a p p ro v e d s ta n d a r d r e q u ir e s
angle midway over eyes (i.e. two-                                                                                                                                   disqualification (216.12.5), total blindness
planed).                                                                  tapering to fine point; whippy.                 should "fit together". If it is extreme   (216.12.6), m arkedly sm aller size, not in
     Ears: W ide at base, strikingly                                            (BA/OL):       Plume.       Long and      in one part, all parts should be          keeping with the breed (216.12.9), and
large. Set to continue the line of the                                    feathery.                                       extrem e to retain balance.               depression of the sternum or unusually sm all
                                                                                                                                                                    diam eter of the rib cage itself (
wedge; neither too high nor too                                                 Miscellaneous: Allow for propor-          ALLOW ANCES: Dip above the eyes
                                                                                                                                                                    S ee S how R ules, A R TIC LE S IX TE E N for
flared.                                                                   tionately larger size in males.                 (headache band) in kittens and            m o re c o m p re h e n s iv e ru le s g o v e rn in g
                                                                                                                          young adults to 12 months. Ghost          penalties and disqualifications.
                                                                                                                          barring in kittens and young adults to
R evised 05/01/08                                                          Siamese Breed Group Standard, 05/01/2008       R evised 05/01/08                           Siamese Breed Group Standard, 05/01/2008