Samburu Sokoke

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Standard of Points (T.I.C.A)

Sokoke Standard of Points

F.I.F.e. Standard of Points

HEAD

Shape

Modified wedge, appearing small in relation to body.

 

Profile

On top of the skull almost flat. Nose of medium length, straight. A short curved bridge to the front. Broad, with relatively abrupt end of the tip.

 

Cheek Bones

High and well defined

 

Whisker pads

Well defined, not pinched

 

Chin

Strong and broad, in line with the tip of the nose

EARS

Shape

Medium large; broad at the base. Tips slightly rounded.  Tufts desirable on the tips

 

Placement

Medium high set, should have the distance of one ear’s breadth between them.

EYES

Shape

Large and slightly almond shaped

 

Placement

Set wide apart, slightly slanted towards the nose

 

Colours

Brilliant and expressive. Amber to light green, outlined with the same colour as in the solid area of the pattern.

BODY

Structure

Medium long, slender, well muscled and with a strong bone structure. Well developed prominent chest.

LEGS

Shape

Long slender, well muscled. Hind legs longer than front legs. Well angled on the hind legs. The position of the hind legs is very characteristic for this breed.

 

Paws

Oval

TAIL

 

Medium long, wider at the base than at the end.

COAT

Structure

Very short, close lying & glossy, but not silky.  With no undercoat.

 

Colour

Any shade of black tabby.

PATTERN

 

As for all blotched tabbies. It is desirable that the pattern shows agouti hairs in the solid areas, which makes the special appearance that identifies the Sokoke breed.

COLOURS

Nose leather

Brick red, outlined with the same colour as the pattern

 

Paw pads

Black or seal

REMARKS

Novices

Only Sokoke cats imported from the Sokoke district in Kenya (Africa). Their origins must be officially proved by documents.

FAULTS

Head

Type too oriental, Stop too distinct, Pinch.

 

Neck

Short and thick

 

Body

Too cobby, Lack of elegance.