World Cat Federation

Egyptian Mau

Update 01.01.2010
Body The body is slightly elongated, medium sized and muscular, yet slender and elegant. There is a loose skin flap from the flank to the hind knee. The legs are of medium length, the paws are dainty and slightly round. The hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs. The tail is of medium length, medium broad at the base and slightly tapering.
Head The head is a moderate wedge with gently rounded contours, without flat planes. The cheeks are not full. In profile there is a slight rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead, which continues without a break into the arched neck. The nose is evenly broad from the base to the nose leather. The muzzle is medium long, not pointed. Chin and lower jaw are firm.
Ears The ears are medium sized to large and upright. They are broad at the base, moderately pointed and set well apart. The tips may have lynx tufts.
Eyes The eyes are large and almond-shaped. They are set at a slight angle. The colour is a light gooseberry-green.
Coat The coat is medium short, dense, supple and close lying to the body. The texture is resilient in the colours silver and bronze, fine and silky in the colour smoke.
Colour varieties The colours bronze, silver and smoke are recognized.The pattern is a highly contrasted, clearly spotted, in the colour varieties bronze and silver with ticking. The spots are elongated along the spine and melt into a stripe at the haunches and continue to the tail tip. The spots may be broken stripes on the legs. There are one or more necklaces, which are broken in the centre.

Bronze Base colour dark to light bronze, almost golden; the belly and the neck are ivory
Spots dark brown to seal
Rims of eyes and nose leather seal
Nose leather brick-red
Paw pads seal or dark brown
Silver Base colour pure silvery white
Spots black
Rims of eyes and nose leather black
Nose leather brick-red
Paw pads black
Black smoke Base colour smoke with tin coloured roots; the belly and the neck are lighter
Spots black
Nose leather black
Paw pads black
Scale of points
Body 25 points
Head 20 points
Eyes 10 points
Coat texture 10 points
Coat colour and pattern 30 points
Condition 5 points