BRITISH CAVY COUNCIL

Marked Pattern Crested Breed Standard

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Standard of points

Points
Update October 2009
Head, Eyes & Ears Head to be short and broad. 8
Muzzle to be of good width and rounded at the nostrils.
Eyes to be large, bright and bold and set with good width between.
Ears to be large and drooping, with lower rim parallel to the ground & set with good width between.
Crest To radiate from a centre point between the eyes and ears. 20
To be a deep, regular rosette, with the lower edge well down the nose.
To have a pinpoint centre.
Body Shape To conform to standard for corresponding variety. 8
Markings To conform to standard for corresponding variety. 40
Colour To conform to standard for corresponding variety. 20
Coat To conform to standard for corresponding variety. 4
100

N.B. The points in this Standard comprise 20% for the crest and 80% from the corresponding Marked Pattern Variety Standards, i.e. Himalayan (NHCC) or Fox (NFTCC) or Tan (NFTCC)

Varieties

This standard applies to:

  • Crested Himalayan
  • Crested Fox
  • Crested Tan

Guidance notes

These are Marked Pattern cavies with a crest on the forehead.

Crest requirements are as for the English Crested, other features required being as for the corresponding Marked Pattern variety.

Specific disqualifications

Specific faults

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