REVISED STANDARD AS APPROVED BY CCCA, NOVEMBER 2012
The Australian Mist is a well-balanced, gently contoured cat of moderate foreign type, with no tendency to extremes in any characteristic. Both males and females have well sculpted facial features creating an open, generous expression. The males may be slightly larger than the females with facial characteristics and musculature more developed. Muscle development, coat and eye colour achieve adult expression by two (2) years of age.
|HEAD: Head of generous
proportions, comparatively broad and gently rounded in both directions.
EARS: Moderately large, wide at the base, rounded tips, slightly tilted and opening forward.
|EYES: Large and lustrous, upper
lid straight, lower curved; wide apart, slanting towards the nose.
NOSE: Of even width, broad, well raised above the level of the cheeks. In profile, the nose break is concave below and convex above the line of the eyes; the two parts of the curve being of equal length. A Roman nose is a fault.
CHEEKS: Well rounded, with good width.
JAWS: Firm, broad, tapering to a blunt muzzle.
CHIN: Firm, of sufficient depth and width to complement the nose leather. Nose leather and chin are flanked by well-developed whisker pads of comparable area, giving the foreface the impression of a four-leafed clover.
NECK: The curve at the back of the skull flows smoothly into a neck of medium length, in proportion to the body.
|BODY: Medium in length, hard and
muscular, heavier than it appears; chest broad and round.
TAIL: Length in balance with the body, thick, minimal taper, well furred.
LEGS: Proportionately strong, hind legs slightly higher than forelegs.
PAWS: Neat and oval.
|COAT TEXTURE: Short, glossy, dense and resilient.|
|SCALE OF POINTS
Head & neck 15
Eye shape & set 5 25
Legs & paws 5 25
Coat length & texture 10
Coat colour 15
Coat pattern 15
Eye colour 5 45
Condition 5 5
| COAT PATTERN:
An unbroken line runs back from the corner of the eye to meet a broken line running from the corner of the mouth. Markings on the forehead form an intricate letter M, and extend as lines over the top of the head to the shoulder region. Several broken/unbroken necklaces on neck and upper chest. Spine line/s broken or unbroken, no penalty. Body markings symmetrical spots of any size or shape over sides, flanks and belly. Elongated spots, or banding on the legs permissible. Tail evenly ringed, with a solid tip. Paws may be spotted above, undersides of the pattern colour.
|CONDITION: Cats should feel firm with rounded contours.|
notes on bodytype Extra notes on
eye colour Extra notes on
1. Shallow long or flat skull
2. Pinched muzzle
3. Small or round eyes
4. Upright or small ears
5. Fine bones
6. Poor muscle tone
7. Whippy or visibly kinked tail
8. Woolly or sleek coat
9. Excessive shyness
1. White toes
2. Blue, amber or orange eyes
3. Pattern on flanks obscured by
overmasking (resulting in lack of definition.)
|AUSTRALIAN MIST COLOUR STANDARD|
EYES: Clear delicate shadings of green from chartreuse to aquamarine, the same for all coat colours .
COAT: Markings are delicate, though
from the paler ground, which provides a misted background. Overall
should be rich and warm, paler on the underbody, with rufous tonings on
nose, cheeks and ears present in even the palest colours. Chocolate,
gold and peach kittens are very much paler than adults, with the
rufous toning dominating the body markings. Full colour is not obtained
until 2 years of age.
AA BB/Bb/Bbl cbcb DD/Dd)
Seal brown markings against a silvery fawn to old ivory ground.
Rufous toning reddish-brown.
NOSE LEATHER: brick red, outlined in brown.
AA BB/Bb/Bbl cbcb dd)
Bluish-grey markings against a dusty blue to silvery-cream ground.
Rufous toning pinkish-cream.
NOSE LEATHER: pink outlined in blue.
AA bb/bbl cbcb DD/Dd)
Chocolate markings against a creamy-fawn to old ivory ground.
Rufous toning reddish-gold.
NOSE LEATHER: pinkish-orange outlined in chocolate.
AA bb/bbl cbcb dd)
Dove grey markings against a delicate mushroom to pinkish-cream ground.
Rufous toning pinkish-fawn.
NOSE LEATHER: pale pink outlined in dove grey
PADS: dusty pink.
AA blbl cbcb DD/Dd)
Old gold markings against a rich cream ground.
Rufous tonings on ear tips, nose, underside of paws and tail tip intensify the colour to bronze.
NOSE LEATHER: pinkish-orange outlined in bronze.
AA blbl cbcb dd)
Pinkish-salmon markings against a pinkish-cream ground. Ear tips, top of head and back brushed with a faint lilac bloom.
Rufous tonings salmon pink.
NOSE LEATHER: pale pink, outlined in salmon pink.