FIFE standard of points.

Siamese/Balinese SIA/BAL
Oriental/Javanese ORI/JAV


General
Siamese, Oriental, Balinese and Javanese have the same standard.

Appearance
The ideal cat is svelte, elegant, with long tapering lines, supple and well muscled

Head
Size
Medium

Shape
Medium size, in proportion to the body, well balanced; wedge shaped with straight lines. The wedge starts at the nose and gradually increases in width in straight lines on each side to the ears. There should be no whisker break in these two lines. The skull viewed in profile is slightly convex.

Nose
Long and straight contiuing the line from the forehead without any break.

Muzzle
Narrow

Chin/Jaw
Of medium size. The tip of the chin forms a vertical line with the tip of the nose

Ears
Shape
Large and pointed, wide at the base.

Placement
To continue the lines of the wedge.

Eyes
Shape
Medium in size, neither protuding nor recessed. Almond in shape and set slightly slanted towards the nose to be in harmony with the lines of the wedge.

Colour
Siamese/Balinese: Pure and limpid, bright intense blue. Foreign White must have vivid blue eyes.

Oriental/Javanese: Vivid, luminous green.

Neck
Long and slender

Body
Structure
Long and svelte, well muscled but still dainty and elegant. The shoulders are not wider than the hips.

Legs
Long and fine, in proportion to the body.

Paws
Small and oval.

Tail
Very long; thin, also at the base; tapers to a fine point.

Coat
Structure
Siamese/Oriental: Very short, fine, glossy, silky and lying close to the body.

Balinese/Javanese: Fine and silky; of medium length on the body, slightly longer at the frill and shoulders and on the tail, which forms a plume. No wolly undercoat.

Colour
Siamese/Balinese:
Points: Mask in the face, points on ears, legs and tail. The colour on all points should be as even as possible. The mask must not extend over the entire head but is connected to the ears by tracings of colour.
Body colour: Even, slight shading on the flanks permissible but there must be a clear contrast between the points and the body colour. For colour varieties refer to table below.

Oriental/Javanese:
Even in colour, without tabby markings or shading in non-agouti varieties. Whiskers and eye brows in harmony with the body colour. For colour varieties refer to table below.

Remarks
Siamese/Balinese: Slight shading on the body harmonizing with the points' colour permissible. A deeper body colour is allowed in older cats.

Faults
Coat
Siamese/Balinese: Belly spots and spots on the flanks. White/lighter coloured hairs or ticked hairs (brindling) in the points. Bars and stripes in the points, except for Tabby Points.

Oriental/Javanese; Tabby Bars in non-agouti varieties.

Faults precluding the certificate
Coat
Siamese/Balinese; Insufficient contrast between points and body colour.

Eyes
Oriental/Javanese: Eye colour which is more yellow than green.

Disqualification
Eyes
Siamese/Balinese: Any other eye colour than blue

Coat
Siamese/Balinese: White patches and white toes.

Oriental/Javanese: White spots.

Scale of points

Head                                      25 


  General shape, nose and profile, jaws and teeth, forehead.  

  Placement and shape of the ears. Size, shape and placement of the 

  eyes.

Eye colour                                15

Body                                      25 


  Shape, size, bone structure. Height of the legs and shape of the 

  paws. Length and shape of the tail.

Coat
Siamese: Body colour 10
Points 10
Quality and texture 10
Balinese:
Body colour 10
Quality and texture 10
Length 10
Oriental/Javanese: Body colour 20
Quality and texture 10
Condition 5
Total 100 points

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Created by Klaas van der Heide 1996