THE GCCF KORAT STANDARD

 

Standard of Points

Foreign type of medium build, firm, lithe and muscular, never large of coarse. The body to be of a medium lenght, with a medium tappering tail. Females are more dainty in appearance, but should not be undersized. The two most distincive features of the Korat should be its large, green eyes and the coat's silver sheen. The Korat can be a very vocal cat but this does not usually indicate aggression.

HEAD & EARS

When viewed from the front the head is heartshaped, with breadth between and across eyes, gently curing to a well-developed, neither strongly pointed nor square muzzle. Forehead large, flat. Ears are large with rounded tip and large flare at base, set high on head, giving an alert expression. Inside ears sparsely furnished.

EYES, COLOUR & SHAPE

Large and luminous particularly prominent. eye aperture, which appears as well-rounded when fully open, has Asian slant when colsed or partially closed. Colour, brilliant green, but amber cast acceptable. Kittens and adolescents up to two years have yellow or amber to amber-green eyes.

NOSE

Short and with slight downward curve. In profile there is a slight stop between forehead and nose.

CHIN & JAW

Strong

BODY & TAIL

Medium sized body, strong, muscular and semi-cobby. Medium bone structure, meles powerful, females should be smaller and dainty. Back carried in a curve. Tail medium in lenght, heavier at the base, tappering to a rounded tip.

BODY COLOUR

Any shade of blue all over, tipped with silver, the more silver tipping the better. Without shading of tabby markings. Allowance should be made for ghost tabby markings in kittens. When the coat is short the silver sheen is intensified. Silver tipping develops throughout kittenhood and adolescence to full intensity at about two years old.

Nose leather and lips, dark blue or lavander.
Paw pads, dark blue ranging to lavander with pinkish tinge.

COAT

Single. Hair is short to medium lenght, glossy and fine, lying close to the body. The coat over the spine is inclined to break as the cat moves.

LEGS & PAWS

Legs should be well-proportioned to body and paws oval. Five toes in front, four behind.

CONDITION

Perfect physical condition, muscular, alert appearance.

FAULTS

Disqualify exhibits for:

a) white marks or spots;
b) weak chin and uneven bite

Withhold Challenge and Premier Certificates and 1st Pirzes in kitten classes for:

a) fiexed deviation (kink) of the tail at any point, in line with GCCF guidelines;
b) scattered white hairs;
c) incorrect eye colour;
d) any tabby markings.

Scale of Points

Head (20)

Broad head

5

Profile

6

Breadth between eyes

4

Ear set and placement

5

Eyes (15)

Shape and placement

15

Body (25)

Body

15

Legs and Feet

5

Tail

5

Coat (10)

Short

4

Texture

4

Close-lying

2

Condition

5

Body colour

25

Eye colour

5

TOTAL

100