:: GCCF Standard of Points ::


Siamese Planet is particularly grateful to Julia May of Palantir and Harry Meekings of Rantipole for allowing us to reproduce their material to provide the Standard of Points shown below.

SEAL POINT (24)

Eyes - Clear, brilliant, deep blue
Points - Clearly defined dense warm seal brown, matching in tone on all points and showing clear contrast between points and body colour. In kittens the mask may not be complete and the colour on points may be much paler; this should not be faulted. Cold black points are incorrect in kittens and adults
Body - Cream. Even shading, if any, to be of warm fawn colour to tone with the points. In kittens the body colour may be muddy fawn. A cold white body colour is incorrect in kittens and adults.
Nose Leather and Paw Pads - Seal brown
Additional Faults:
Any shade of black or grey in body or points colour
Heavily marked body (e.g. stripes, spots or bars)
Cold white body colour

BLUE POINT (24a)
Eyes - Clear, bright, vivid blue.
Points - Light blue. All points to be the same colour. The ears should not be darker than the other points
Body - Glacial white shading gradually into blue on back, the same cold tone as the points, but of a lighter colour
Nose Leather and Paw Pads - Blue
Additional Faults:
Cream, fawn or self blue body colours
Lack of tracings to the mask

CHOCOLATE POINT (24b)
Eyes - Clear, bright, vivid blue
Points - Milk chocolate; the mask, ears and tail to be the same colour The ears should not be darker than the other points. Legs paler than the other points should not be too heavily penalised
Body - Ivory all over. Shading, if any, to tone with the points
Nose Leather and Paw Pads - Chocolate or pinkish chocolate.
Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
Cold, dark points colour. Pale patchy points colour in kittens should not be penalised
Heavily shaded body
General Siamese withholding faults

LILAC POINT (24c)
Eyes - Clear vivid blue, the deeper the better
Points - Pinkish grey. Blue, chocolate or fawn toned is incorrect
Body - Magnolia. A cold white coat is incorrect. Shading, if any, to tone with the points
Nose Leather and Paw Pads - Pinkish grey
Tail - Of a matching tone with the other points. Some rings may be evident; while this is undesirable it should not be considered a withholding fault
Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
Pale and/or dull eye colour
Cold white body colour
Lack of pinkish tone to the points or predominance of blue, chocolate or fawn in the points colour
Unmatching points colour
Heavy shading on the body
General Siamese withholding faults
CINNAMON POINT (24k)(Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Warm cinnamon brown. The legs may be slightly paler than the other points.
Body: Ivory. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather & Eye Rims: Cinnamon brown.
Paw Pads: Pink to cinnamon brown

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Cold points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.
CARAMEL POINT (24n) (Provisional status)
Eyes: Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points: Dark brownish blue (in blue based), brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based), matching on all points although the legs may be slightly paler in tone than the other points.
Body: Off white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads: Pinkish grey.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Points not matching in colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

FAWN POINT (24r) (Provisional status)
Eyes : Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points : Warm pale rosy mushroom. The legs may be slightly paler than the other points.
Body : Off white (magnolia). Shading, if any, to tone with the points.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads : Pinkish fawn.

WITHHOLD CERTIFICATES OR FIRST PRIZES IN KITTEN OPEN CLASSES FOR :
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Cold points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.

TABBY POINT (32)
Eyes : Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better. Points: The mask, legs and tail should all show clear tabby markings which should be the same colour on all points, although leg markings may be slightly paler in tone. Paler markings are acceptable in kittens.
Mask : Clearly defined stripes, especially around the eyes and nose, with a clearly defined "M" marking on the forehead, distinct stripes ("ribbons") on the cheeks and darkly spotted whisker pads. The stripes should not extend over the top of the head to form a "hood".
Ears : The edges of the ears should be the same colour as the markings on the mask with a central patch of paler colour resembling a thumb print. These thumb prints may be less apparent in dilute colours and may not be visible in Tortie Tabby Points.
Legs : Clearly defined varied sized broken stripes. Solid markings on back of hind legs. The leg markings may be slightly paler in tone than the other points, especially in Red and Cream Tabby Points.
Tail : Many varied sized, clearly defined rings ending in a solid tip which may show tortie markings in Tortie Tabby Points. The rings should be evident on the top of the tail as well as underneath it and should extend for the entire length of the tail.
Body : Pale, showing clear contrast with the points as in the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese. Any shading on the body will show the underlying tabby pattern which may be ticked, spotted, mackerel or classic. A Tabby Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for :
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Lack of clear tabby markings on mask.
3. Lack of clear rings on at least half of tail.
4. Points not matching in colour.
5. General Siamese withholding faults.

SEAL TABBY POINT (32 1)
Points : Clear seal-brown or near-black tabby markings. Nose leather seal brown or pink rimmed with seal brown. Eye rims seal brown or black. Paw pads seal brown or pink.
Body : Cream, deepening to pale warm fawn on the back. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

BLUE TABBY POINT (32 2)
Points : Clear light-blue tabby markings. Nose leather blue or pink rimmed with blue. Eye rims blue. Paw pads blue or pink.
Body : Glacial white, deepening to cool light blue on the back. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CHOCOLATE TABBY POINT (32 3)
Points : Clear chocolate tabby markings which may be almost copper in tone. Cold, dark, near-seal markings are incorrect and should be penalised. Nose leather chocolate or pink rimmed with chocolate. Eye rims chocolate. Paw pads chocolate or pink.
Body : Ivory. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

LILAC TABBY POINT (32 4)
Points : Clear pinkish-grey tabby markings. Nose leather faded lilac or pink rimmed with faded lilac. Eye rims faded lilac. Paw pads faded lilac or pink.
Body : Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

RED TABBY POINT (32 5)
Points : Clear bright reddish-gold tabby markings. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body : White. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CREAM TABBY POINT (32 6)
Points : Clear cool-toned cream tabby markings. A hot cream is incorrect and should be penalised. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body : White, deepening to pale cream on back and sides. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CINNAMON TABBY POINT (32 7)
Points : Clear warm cinnamon brown tabby markings. Nose leather cinnamon brown or pink rimmed with cinnamon brown. Eye rims cinnamon brown. Paw pads cinnamon brown or pink.
Body : Ivory. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TABBY POINT (32 8)
Points : Clear dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) tabby markings. Nose leather pinkish grey or pink rimmed with pinkish grey. Eye rims pinkish grey. Paw pads pinkish grey or pink.
Body : Off-white. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TABBY POINT (32 9)
Points : Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings. Nose leather pinkish fawn or pink rimmed with pinkish fawn. Eye rims pinkish fawn. Paw pads pinkish fawn or pink.
Body : Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

APRICOT TABBY POINT (32 10)
Points : Clear hot cream tabby markings with a soft metallic sheen which becomes more noticeable with maturity. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pink. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body : Warm creamy white. Tabby shading, if any, to tone with the points.

SEAL TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t1)
Points : Clear seal-brown or near-black tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather and paw pads seal brown and/or pink. Eye rims seal brown or black and/or pink.
Body : Cream, deepening to pale warm fawn on the back. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

BLUE TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t2)
Points : Clear light-blue tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads blue and/or pink.
Body : Glacial white, deepening to cool light blue on the back. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CHOCOLATE TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t3)
Points : Clear chocolate tabby markings, which may be almost copper in tone, patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. Cold, dark, near-seal markings are incorrect and should be penalised. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads chocolate and/or pink.
Body : Ivory. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

LILAC TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t4)
Points : Clear pinkish-grey tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads faded lilac and/or pink.
Body : Off white (magnolia). Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CINNAMON TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t7)
Points : Clear warm cinnamon brown tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of red. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of red patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads cinnamon brown and/or pink.
Body : Ivory. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t8)
Points : Clear dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of apricot. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of apricot patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pinkish grey and/or pink.
Body : Off-white. Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TORTIE TABBY POINT (32t9)
Points : Clear warm pale rosy mushroom tabby markings patched and/or mingled at random with shades of cream. The ears may be mottled. The distribution and degree of cream patching is immaterial. Nose leather, eye rims and paw pads pinkish fawn and/or pink.
Body : Off-white (magnolia). Tabby shading and tortie patching, if any, to tone with the points.

TORTIE POINT (32b)
Eyes : Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points : The base colour is patched and/or mingled at random with varying shades of red, cream or apricot; any large areas of red, cream or apricot may show some striping. Points need not be evenly broken but each point must show some break in colour no matter how small; broken pad colour constitutes a break in colour on that leg. Presence or absence of a blaze is immaterial.
Body : Pale, showing clear contrast with the points as in the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese. Any shading will show patching or mingling and a Tortie Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than the equivalent solid-pointed Siamese.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads : In accordance with the base colour and/or pink.)

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for :
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Any one point showing complete absence of broken colour.
3a. Black in points or body colour in Seal Tortie Points
3b. Dark blue in points or body colour in Blue Tortie Points
3c. Cold dark chocolate in points or body colour in Chocolate Tortie Points
3d. Dark lilac in points or body colour in Lilac Tortie Points
3e. Cold points or body colour in Cinnamon or Fawn Tortie Points.
4a. Absence of red in mask, ears and tail in adult Seal, Chocolate or Cinnamon Tortie Points
4b. Hot cream in points or body colour in Blue or Lilac Tortie Points
5. General Siamese withholding faults.

CINNAMON TORTIE POINT (32b7)
Points : Warm cinnamon brown with shades of red.
Body : Ivory. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

CARAMEL TORTIE POINT (32b8)
Points : Dark brownish blue (in blue based) or brownish grey (in lilac/fawn based) with shades of apricot.
Body : Off-white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points.)

FAWN TORTIE POINT (32b9)
Points : Warm pale rosy mushroom with shades of cream.
Body : Off-white (magnolia). Shading, if any, to tone with the points.

APRICOT POINT (32fn) (Provisional status)
Eyes : Brilliant intense blue, the deeper the better.
Points : Mask, ears and tail hot cream with a soft metallic sheen which becomes more noticeable with maturity. The legs and feet will be slightly paler in colour but definite colour should show at the rear of the hind legs below the hock. Barring and striping on mask, legs and tail is permissible. "Freckles" may occur on nose, pads, lips, eyelids and ears. Slight freckling in a mature cat should not be penalised.
Body : Warm creamy white. Shading, if any, to tone with the points. Such shading may be uneven and an Apricot Point should be penalised for shading no more nor less severely than a Blue Point.
Nose Leather, Eye Rims & Paw Pads : Pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for:
1. Pale and/or dull eye colour.
2. Cool toned cream in points or body colour.
3. General Siamese withholding faults.