GenieMau Bronze Egyptian Maus
Breeding for Temperament, Type, Health and Beauty
The Standard states that ‘The
Egyptian Mau is an elegant cat of moderate, foreign type
characterised by a random spotted pattern seen both in tabby and
smoke colours, and a unique ‘worried’ look. This facial expression
is generated by large, gooseberry-green eyes set beneath a level
brow and on either side of the parallel lines of the nose. The Mau
is an active, well balanced, medium-sized cat with a strength and
hard muscular feel that belies its graceful build. Males tend to be
larger than females.’
Head: A slightly rounded wedge without flat planes and of medium length. Not full-cheeked, but allowance should be made for jowls in adult males. Profile shows a gentle contour with a slight rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead, which flows back into the arched neck without a break. Entire length of nose of uniform width when viewed from the front. The muzzle should flow into the contours of the head, it should be gently rounded, neither square and boxy nor pointed. The chin should be firm with a level bite.
Tail: Medium length, moderately thick at the base and tapering slightly.
|THE EGYPTIAN MAU|
Medium to moderately large. Broad at the base and moderately
pointed, slightly flared with ample width between them. Set well
back on the head, but cupped forward and alert. From a front view,
the line of the ears should continue the planes of the head. Hair on
the ears should be short and close lying. May be tufted.
Eyes: Large and shaped like rounded almonds. Set straight in the head beneath a level brow with a slight upward slant to the lower lid only.
|More about the Egyptian Mau...|
Body: Medium-long and
graceful, showing well-developed strength and having a hard,
muscular feel. Shoulder blades high and prominent. Allowance to be
made for muscular necks and shoulders in adult males. A loose skin
flap extends from the flank to the knee of each hind leg.
|STANDARD OF POINTS|
Hair is of medium length, close-lying with a lustrous sheen. In the
silver and bronze colours, the hair is dense and resilient in
texture and accommodates two or more bands of ticking separated by
lighter bands. In the smoke colour, the hair is silky and fine in
|© Copyright 2008 GenieMau.com. All Rights Reserved. Web Design by Blue Cloud|