Breed All About It 

April 2011 - The FIFe Board has agreed to combine the Breed Councils for Siamese, Balinese, Oriental Shorthair and Oriental Longhair Cats into one Breed Council. At the request of the majority of our BC members the FIFe Board added the Seychellois Shorthair, Seychellois Longhair to the Breed Council at the end of 2013. From 1 January 2016 Seychellois Shorthair will be named Siamese (with white) and the Seychellois Longhair Balinese (with white).

Siamese (SIA)

SiameseThe Siamese Cat should be a beautifully balanced animal with head, ears and neck carried on a long svelte body, supported on fine legs and feet, with a tail in proportion. The head and profile should be wedge shaped, neither round nor pointed. The eyes should be intense deep blue, the expression alert and intelligent.  

 

Oriental Shorthair (OSH)

Oriental ShorthairThe Oriental Shorthair Cat should be a beautifully balanced animal with head and ears carried on a slender neck and with a long svelte body supported on fine legs and feet, with a slender, whipped tail, free from abnormalities. The body, legs, feet, head and tail should all be in proportion, giving a well balanced appearance. The eyes should be vivid, luminous green, the expression should be alert and intelligent.

 

Balinese (BAL)

BalineseThe Balinese Cat is a semi-longhaired cat, derived from the Siamese breed. Due to the coat length, the Balinese appears to have softer lines and less extreme type. There is less contrast between the point and body colour than the Siamese. However, the type and colour of the body, points and eyes conform in all respects to the Siamese standard. The long hair may diffuse, but never conceal, the Siamese type.

 

Oriental Longhair (OLH

Oriental LonghairThe Oriental Longhair Cat is a semi-longhaired cat, derived from the Oriental Shorthair breed. Due to the coat length, the Oriental Longhair appears to have softer lines and less extreme type. However, the type and fur colour and eyes conform in all respects to the Oriental Shorthair standard. The long hair may diffuse, but never conceal, the Oriental Shorthair type.

Category 4 as per 01.01.2016

ABY - Abyssinian
CRX - Cornish Rex
DRX - Devon Rex
DSP - Don Sphynx
GRX - German Rex
JBT - Japanese Bobtail
RUS - Russian Blue
SOM - Somali
SPH - Sphynx
BAL - Balinese
OLH - Oriental Longhair
OSH - Oriental Shorthair
PEB - Peterbald
SIA - Siamese
THA* - Thai (Preliminary recognised)

As a result of proposals carried and rejected by the General Assemblies 2013 - 2015, FIFe will have the following categories as from 01.01.2016: ● the new categories 1, 2, 3 and 4 at shows ● the existing categories I, II, III and IV for judges training purposes including examinations. More info here >>

 

 



RULES, STANDARDS & EMS CODES

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