The Selkirk Rex (SR) is the shorthair version of the group and the Selkirk Rex Longhair (SRL) is the
longhair version.

HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Eyes .. . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Muzzle . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 points
Torso . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Legs .............. 4
Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Boning . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Musculature . . . . . . . . 5

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN 20 points
Length ............ 5
Texture . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

OTHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 points
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Condition .......... 3
Temperament . . . . . . . 5

CATEGORIES: All.
DIVISIONS: All.
COLORS: All.
PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:
American Shorthair, British Breed
Group, Persian Breed Group.

HEAD:
Shape: Round, full-cheeked.
Forehead round and broad.
Ears: Medium-sized, rounded
with pointed tip, set well apart.
Eyes: Large and round, set well
apart.
Chin: Firm.
Muzzle: Short, square, visible
beyond the cheeks. curly whiskers.
Profile: Rounded forehead,
nose stop and firm chin.
Neck: Short and thick. Curly
fur prominent on neck.
BODY:
Torso: Chest full, muscular,
semi-cobby. Rectangular with a
slight rise toward the hindquarters.
Legs: Medium length,
substantail boning.
Feet: Large and round.
Tail: Medium length, thick,
tapering to rounded tip.
Boning: Substantial.
Musculature: Substantial.
COAT:
Length: In both coat lengths, the curls are most prominent on the neck and tail. The curliness of the
coat on the saddle area of the back is variable due to climate, seasons and hormones, especially in
females.
(SR): Medium.
(SRL): Semi-long.
Texture: Soft and plush.

(SR): Double coat, with thick undercoat and deep waves with curled ends.
(SRL) Loose individual curls.

Pattern: All patterns acceptable.
Color: Clear, intense colors
preferred. Eye color independent of coat color.
OTHER:
Balance: Good proportions.
Condition: Good muscle tone. Excellent health.
Temperament: Sweet and loving.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Selkirk Rex is produced by a dominant gene affecting the guard, down
and awn hairs. The curl is most prominent around the neck and tail in both coat lengths. Guard hairs tend to
have a coarse texture, but the coat is very dense and overall soft and plush. The whiskers are curly as are
the eyebrows. The Selkirk Rex is a medium to large cat with good balance between legs and body. Heavy
boning gives the cat surprising weight. Females are less massive than males, but both sexes have definite
jowls. Coat continues to develop until about 2 years of age, so kittens should be judged mainly on head
and body type.  Kittens are curly at birth and may lose their coat and begin to develop an adult curly coat at
8-10 months of age.  
ALLOWANCES: White lockets are acceptable. Kittens may lack fully curly coat.

WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW):
Nose break