A blend of light blue grey ticking over a warm creamy fawn ground. Undercolour light silver grey down to the skin. Belly colour pale silver. Pinky tinge to be a fault. Coat to be short aand thick- a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes black.
To be a warm dark otter brown with subtle darker points on the feet, tail, face, and ears. Devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches. Contrast between points and body colour not to be overstated. Any suggestion of black in the points to be penalised. Eyes black.
To be broken marked, giving the effect of random spots and splashes of colour over the back and belly, neck and shoulders. Side spots are desirable. The head is to be broken marked with larger areas of solid colour than the body markings. Both ears are to be contained in the coloured area. Pied tails not to be penalized.
Colour: Colour to conform to a recognised colour variety. The white areas shall be devoid of a yellowish tinge or staining.
To be a pale greyish beige. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Colour to be level throughout. Not to be confused with standard Buff or Platinum. Belly colour to match top, undercolour light greyish beige to the skin. Coat to be short and thick - a long coat or a coat similar to that on other varieties (excluding rex) to be a serious fault. Eyes dark ruby to black.
Faults: Dark, dull or too warm top colour. Light ruby eyes.
Severe Faults: Very pale or dark patches or prominent white eye circles.
To be warm, mid grey, devoid of dinginess, silvering, or patches, with distinctly darker points of the same shade. Faint light speckling or a subtle ticked effect (heathering) is usual for this variety and is not a fault. Eyes black or very dark ruby.