FIFe standard - SIA/BAL/ORI/JAV

General   Siamese, Oriental, Balinese and Javanese have the same standard.
Apperarance The ideal cat is svelte, elegant, with long tapering lines, supple and well muscled.
Size medium.
Head 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 with in straight lines on each side to the ears.  There should be no whisker break in these lines.
The skull viewed in profile is slightly convex.
Nose long and straight continuing the line from the forhead 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, 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 wooly undercoat.
Colour Siamese/
Balinese
Points: mask in the face, points on ears, legs and tail.
The colour on all the 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.
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.
Fault precluding the certificate Coat Siamese/
Balinese
insufficiant contrast bertween points and body colour.
Eyes Oriental/
Javanese
eye colour which is more yellow than green.
Disqualifi-
cation
Eyes Siamese/
Balinese
any other colour than blue.
Coat Siamese/
Balinese
white patches and white toes.
Oriental/
Javanese
white spots.