Our Breeds

The Cameo

 

 

 

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U.K. Imp Gr Ch Danmoso Loveatfirstsight

Photo by Paul Marshall

 

The Cameo has two varieties, the shaded (51 series) and the tipped (52 series). There is a full range of colours recognised, Black (51), Blue (51a), Chocolate (51b), Lilac (51c), Red (51d), Tortoiseshell (51e), Cream (51f), Blue-Cream (51g), Chocolate Tortoiseshell (51h) and Lilac-Cream (651j). The Shaded Cameo is a cat of contrasts, with the entire undercoat appearing as white as possible, and the tips of the coat shading to the appropriate colour or colours relevant to the breed number. The deepest intensity of colour should be defined over the cat’s head, back and surface of the tail. There will also be some colour on the legs and feet. The cat’s frill, lower flanks, under surfaces and ear tufts should be very much lighter. There may be some colour on the face but the less the better. The degree of tipping should be between one third and not more than half of the length of the hair shaft when the cat is in full coat. The cat’s eye colour must be as deep a copper colour as possible.

The tipped Cameo is very much lighter than the shaded and can appear in the full range of colours listed above. Its degree of tipping should be considerably less and the coat should appear to be as white as possible with a light dusting of colour only over the top of head, back and surface of the tail. The tipped Cameo (formerly known as the Shell Cameo) should have virtually no colour on its face, or legs and its frill, ear tufts and under surfaces should appear to be pure white. The degree of tipping measuring from the tips of the hair shaft should not exceed one eighth of the hair shaft. The cat’s eye colour must be as deep a copper colour as possible.

 

The Pewter

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Ch Dallihay Articiceberg (53)

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Gr Ch Tamosah Kahlan (53a)

 

There are two recognised colours of Pewter; Black (53)  and Blue (53a).  These are always judged together in the same class, and the only difference is one of pigmentation.  A Pewter cat in full coat will appear to have a definite mantle running from its shoulders , all the way down its back and over the surface of its tail.  It will have a contrasting undercoat that will appear to be pure white.  All Pewter cats will have some tabby marking, but will be penalised on the show bench if these are excessive.  The Adult Pewter should show the least possible marking, while Kittens usually hold heavier markings until these fade with maturity.  The Pewter’s eye colour must be a rich copper colour.

 

The Smoke

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U.K. Gr Ch Highspot Gelato

Photo by Alan Robinson

 

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UK Imp Gr Ch  Rocawen Hanz Off

Smoke Cats appear in the full range of colours listed for other tipped cats. A Smoke Cat is a cat of contrasts, the undercoat appearing to be pure white, with the tips of the coat shading to the appropriate Colour(s) relevant to the breed number. The degree of tipping for an adult smoke in full coat should be no more than one third of the hair shaft being white at the roots. There should be a full frill around the neck and down the cat’s chest which should appear to be as white as possible, as should the cats ear furnishings. The cats face should be covered with the appropriate colour, forming a solid mask, and the cats legs should appear a solid colour. In these areas the fur will be shorter, and there may be little or no undercoat present, however having an undercoat on face and legs is not a fault so long as the surface colour appears solid. All Smoke cats have deep copper eye colour.

 

OUR CLUB ALSO CATERS FOR:

Chinchilla Breed No 10 

Shaded Silver  Breed No 55

Golden  Breed No 54

Black  Breed No 1

Chocolate  Breed No 50b

Lilac  Breed No 50c

Blue Breed No 3

 

Red  Breed No 4

Cream  Breed No 5

Tortoiseshell Breed No 11

Blue Cream Breed No 13

Chocolate Tortie Breed No 11b

Lilac Cream Tortie Breed No 11c

Exotics Breed No 70 (in associated colours)

Household Pets

New for 2011: Orange Eyed Whites

 

 

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