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Ruff: Thick, longer hair growing around the neck and chest.
Russian Blue Cat: A medium-sized cat with a short, plush blue coat.
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Ruff - The fine hairs around the neck of a longhaired cat, forming a frame for the face. Also called a "Frill".
Rumpy - A completely tail-less Manx cat. A true Manx cat has a well-rounded rump and no detectable tail structure.
Scruff - The loose skin at the nape of a cat's neck.


Also called frill.
The distinctly more and longer hairs around the neck are called ruff.

Ruff - long hair round the neck
Provisional Recognition
Provisional Recognition - stage in the recognition of a breed where specimens may compete in shows, but not in championship classes ...

Mature adults will have a ruff and full breeches but this will not be evident in kittens. As in the Abyssinian ticking is most important. On each hair there should be at least three bands of ticking giving six contrasting colour sections from base to tip.

The differences in coat length are most obviously seen on the tail and ~. On the shorthairs the tail hair is the same length as the coat (approximately 1"-2") and tail curls are plush and lie compactly around the tail. The ~ is the same length as the coat fur.

Coat: The cat comes in a long-haired and semi-longhaied caot, both males and females may have ~ on neck at maturity. The coat should be free of matting so it should not be too thick and heavy. The tail is plumed with some curling. The coat is springy, light and airy.

Longhairs may benefit from an occasional brushing to keep the ~ and leg britches looking good when in full coat.
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Active and unafraid of chaos and noise, the Japanese Bobtail makes an ideal cat for a family with busy children.

Fur may be longer in the temple jowl/~; the suggestion of more of a ~ is preferred.
Color: Markings shall be virtually black to brown to even tan. Very dark markings are preferred. A bright pumpkin ground color with very dark markings is preferred.

Physical Appearance: The Aegean Cat's coat is semi-longhaired, without down hair, with a moderate ~ and a rich tail. The Aegean Cat's coat provides good protection during the harsh winter weather and sheds out short for the summer. The cat's coat is bicolor or tricolor.

The Somali is a breathtaking cat that resembles a red fox, with its large tufted ears, masked face, large neck ~ and dramatically bushy tail.

The coat of an Aegean Cat is semi-longhaired, without down hair, with a moderate ~ and a rich tail. The Aegean Cat's coat provides good protection during the harsh winter weather and sheds out short for the summer.

Longhairs have slightly shaggy medium-long dense hair, with slightly longer hair on the neck ~, britches, belly and tail. All genetically possible colors and patterns are allowed, although preference is given to colors and patterns enhancing the wild look of the breed.

A heavy ~ surrounds the head, the coat flows over the body reaching to the floor in top examples of the breed and the tail is a thick flowing plume. The Persian coat takes time to maintain and each color and pattern has a distinct texture that requires special care.

In the winter, the hair is thick and long, with a full ~ at the chest and even full tufts of fur between its toes. In the summer, the hair sheds to leave a short light coat. Both coat lengths are typified as being as soft as cashmere, down to the root.

Breed Council, calls them the "Chocoholic's Delight" It has a glorious plumed tail, a neck ~ and ear furnishings that accent its striking, medium sized body. In maturity hair in the hind legs forms "petticoats". The adult coat is slow to develop, often coming into full length by 24 months.

Three or more generations removed from their wild ancestors, Desert Lynx cats are bred to resemble their wild cousins as closely as possible, with ear tufts, ~, coat pattern and size very much like the wild bobcat.

With its fluffy tail and fluffy ~ around the neck, long clawed and large footed, she can climb rocks and trees - being one of the only cats who can come down a tree head first.

The Persian's fur was denser and woollier with a well-developed ~ and the cats were bred with cobbiness and size in mind. In contrast to the Persian, the German Longhair had a more moderate head: a less prominent, tapered forehead that curved gently up from a longer nose with a more gentle slope.

The longhair is generally blessed with a curly plumed tail and often exhibits a full, curly ~. The coat is moderately soft in texture, yet each cat's coat is distinctly unique. The shorthair has more texture to the coat than does the longhaired variety.

An immense ~ continues in a deep frill between the cat's front legs. Proper maintenance of the coat requires a daily run-through with a metal comb to eliminate the potential drawbacks of tangles and hairballs. Occasional bathing is required to keep the coat clean, healthy and beautiful.

Ideally it should have a ~ and breeches to match the full brush tail. Ticking is not so apparent in the longer hair and is slow to develop. The Somali has an even disposition with a soft voice, they are gentle and affectionate, although some can be shy.

The coat is medium-long with a ~ & a thick, plumed tail. The coat takes up to two years to fully develop. All Somalis have ticking in their coat, which means each hair the base colour is interrupted by two or three bands of darker pigment. The tip of the hair is always dark.

The Norwegian Forest Cat is a large, powerfully built cat with long hair, a full ~, tufted ears and a bushy tail. The front legs are slightly shorter than the hind legs. It is a giant among cats, similar in size to the Maine Coon.

The coat is long, with a full ~, tufted ears and a bushy tail. The front legs are slightly shorter than the hind legs. The long outer coat is glossy and water-resistant, while the thick undercoat adds protection against the cold.
CATZ Inc recognises this breed for full Championship Status.

There should be an abundant ~ around the neck setting off the large impressive head. There is a tight undercoat, which becomes thicker in colder weather. The coat gives the impression of lacquer and oil when ungroomed.

Its soft, ermine-like coat is short in comparison to those of other long-haired cats, and doesn't form a ~.

Bears an uncanny resemblance to a little fox, with its large ears, masked face, full ~ and bushy tail
The Somali has an agouti, or ticked, coat with four to 20 bands of color on each hair
Have bursts of energy several times throughout the day ...

The Tiffanie's coat is fine and silky. The ~ around the next is thicker than the fur on other parts of the body, and the tail looks like a plume. They are available in the same colors seen in the Burmese and other Asian breeds.
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Birman cats are also semi-long-haired cats, which have pure white toes and a thick heavy ~ at their neck. This is a relatively rare cat breed, with a unique color pattern, including colors like seal, blue, chocolate, and lilac to its credit.

Mitted - Point coloured mask, ears, tail and legs, with white mittens on the front feet and short white boots on the back feet. White on chin, ~ and stomach.
Bi-Colour - White inverted "V" in the mask, white legs, feet, ~ and stomach. Point coloured ears and tail.

The show Persian has a round head enhanced with a thick ~, small ears, a flat nose, big round copper eyes, a broad, short body with heavy boning atop short tree-trunk legs, and a thick, flowing plume of a tail.

Siberian cats have a thick triple coat with a full ~ that gets thicker in the winter months.The coat is a bit oily and very water-resistent, possibly an evolutionary trait that helped it deal with harsh Russian winters.

The coat should be long, flowing, and silky, and the fur should stand away from the body. The ~ should be very full about the neck and continue down in a frill between the legs. The ear tufts should be long and curved and the toe tufts long and full.

The Smoke Persian has a long flowing coat and a profuse ~. "Smokes" are magnificent looking. Colors include (smoked) black, blue, cameo (red), tortoiseshell and blue-cream. The eyes are a brilliant copper.

Maine Coon cats are beautiful animals. Large, sleek, with a unique and large ~ of fur around their necks, the Maine Coon can seem like a cross between a wild and a domestic feline. In truth, Maine Coons are delightful companions, with very tractable, almost dog-like, dispositions.

Exotic does not have a long hair, which will hide the ears that are too large, or conversely, too high set on his head, no massive ~ to hide the neck, which is too long and thin, no coat to mask the tall, thin legs or elongated body, ...

The most unique trait of these cats is their thick, soft coat of fur with a ~ around the neck, and a tail that hangs quite low. These cats are a very expensive breed of cat and come in different types.
Persians are Good Show Cats ...

Its rich colour and full, silky semi-long coat, plumed tail, contrasting neck ~ and ear streamers make it distinctive and showy. The medium-sized head has a gently sloped nose and short, broad muzzle that is softly squared with gentle contours and a break. The chin is firm.

The differences in coat length are most apparent on the tail and ~. The shorthair's coat texture is soft, plushy, full and obviously curly. The coat stands out from the body and should not appear flat or close-lying. The curls are arranged in "clumps" rather than all over waves.

It has an allweather coat with a frontal ~, long shaggy britches and belly fur and slight but definite undercoat, and a long flowing tail. The density of the coat overlaying the large frame of the Maine Coone gives and impression of a very large cat.

The breeches, abdomen and neck-~ are usually longer than the fur on the main body. Tufts decorate the ears and toes, and the cheeks sport full, thick sprouts of hair, giving the face a broad appearance.

They have semi-long hair over most of their bodies, with longer hair at the "~", britches and tail. Their hair is fairly oily which always makes them feel silky. This also makes for less matting of the hair. They only require weekly brushing when they are "blowing" their coats.

These strikingly beautiful cats have round, deep blue eyes, relatively large ears, pointed rather than flat faces and longish noses. Birman cats coats are long and silky, but not prone to matting, with a full '~' and slightly curled upon the stomach.
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The length of the fur is longer around the neck which gives them a very ~ appearance. Their fur on the sides and stomach is medium to medium long, and all colors are acceptable, even white. However, pure whites are much rarer and more popular therefore.

- lack of Siamese type.
- lack of plumed tail.
- definite double or woolly coat or ~.

The tightest curls occur on the underside of the cat, on the throat area and at the base of the ears. The longhair is generally blessed with a curly plumed tail and often exhibits a full, curly ~. The coat is moderately soft in texture, yet each cat's coat is distinctly unique.

Longhairs have a ringletted ~ and plumed tail, while shorthairs have fuzzy waves all over and tails like bottle brushes. The coat is low-maintenance and low-shedding, requiring little grooming. They come in a vast range of different colours and patterns and no two are ever the same.

Some longhairs have shortish fur on the body, but all longhairs have long fur on the tail, forming a "plume" or "brush," and most have long fur around the neck forming a "~."
mixed breed: A cat of unknown or mixed parentage.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Coat, Breeder, Blue, Breeding, Show?

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