SOMALI Breed Advisory Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blue Somali

 

 

 

GCCF Standard of Points

Basic Colours

USUAL (63L; 63S)

Overall Impression - A rich golden brown made up of an apricot base coat ticked with black.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Black.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Rich apricot; colour should be as rich as possible.

Nose leather- Tile red.

Paw pads - Black or brown.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1 . Cold, pale tone to the coat
2. Grey roots extending over a large area of the body. (Seasonal grey roots during change of coat in kittens and young adults should not be penalised)
3. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


SORREL (63La; 63Sa)

Overall Impression - A rich copper colour made up of an apricot base coat ticked with cinnamon.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Cinnamon.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Rich apricot.

Nose leather and paw pads - Pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1 . Absence of contrast between the undercoat and ticking
2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


CHOCOLATE (63Lb; 63Sb)

Overall Impression - A vivid coppery brown made up of an apricot base coat ticked with dark chocolate.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Dark chocolate.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Rich apricot.

Nose leather - Pinkish chocolate.

Paw pads - Chocolate.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. Absence of contrast sufficient to obscure ticking
2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


BLUE (63Lc; 63Sc)

Overall Impression - A soft blue consisting of a warm oatmeal or mushroom base coat ticked with any shade of blue.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Blue.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Warm mushroom.

Nose leather and paw pads - Mauvish blue.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. White undercoat anywhere on the body; this is particularly obvious on the back
2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


LILAC (63Ld; 63Sd)

Overall Impression - A warm dove grey made up of an oatmeal or mushroom undercoat ticked with lilac.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Lilac.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Mushroom.

Nose leather and paw pads - Mauvish pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. Absence of contrast sufficient to obscure ticking
2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.

FAWN (63Le; 63Se)

Overall Impression - A warm powdery fawn made up of a pale oatmeal or mushroom undercoat ticked with fawn.

Ticking ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Fawn.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - Pale mushroom.

Nose leather - Pink

Paw pads - Mauvish pink.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. Absence of contrast sufficient to obscure ticking
2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


RED (63Lf; 63Sf)

Overall impression - A warm, glowing red made up of pale red clearly ticked with a deeper tone of red

- Bright red.

Chest, belly, under tall, Inside of legs and breeches - A paler shade of red.

Nose leather and paw pads - Bright pink.

Note: Freckles may occur on nose, lips, eyelids, ears and paw pads. Slight freckling should not be penalised.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. Absence of contrast sufficient to obscure ticking.

2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.


CREAM (63Lg: 63Sg)

Overall impression - A soft, warm, powdery effect made up of a pale cream clearly ticked with a rich cream.

Ticking, ear tips and tufts, facial markings, top and tip of tall, toe tufts and heels - Rich cream.

Chest, belly, under tall, inside of legs and breeches - A paler shade of cream.

Nose leather - Creamy pink.

Paw pads - Flesh pink.

Note: Freckles may occur on nose, lips, eyelids, ears and paw pads. Slight freckling should not be penalised.

Withhold Certificates or First Prizes in Kitten Open Classes for (additional To Somali General Type Standard):
1. Absence of contrast sufficient to obscure ticking.

2. All other withholding faults as in the Somali General Type Standard.