Although all 4 associations use similar terms to describe the color and pattern, there are slight differences. Note these fine differences:
- CFA and ACFA allot 6 points to silky texture. Both TICA and FiFe allot 10 points to texture. FiFe includes the term quality in their qualifications.
- TICA allots 20 overall points to coat, color and pattern, whereas CFA, TICA and FiFE allot only 15 points.
- TICA and FiFE allot 5 points to color and pattern, whereas CFA and ACFA allot 1 point to color and make no mention of pattern.
Coat and Color
All 4 associations describe the coat as silky, laying flat with minimal undercoat. CFA, ACFA and FiFE attribute 15 total points to Coat and Patten. TICA attributes 20 points to Coat/Color/Pattern. Each defines short hair and long hair.
Both CFA and ACFA points are total 15:
Silky Texture - 6 points
Minimal Undercoat - 4 points
Body Coat Length - 2 points
Tail Coat Length - 2 points
Color - 1 point
NOTE: CFA & ACFA do not specify any point value to pattern
TICA points are 20 points for Coat/Color/Pattern:
Length - 5 points
Texture - 10 points
Pattern/Color - 5 points
NOTE: TICA combines color and pattern for a total of 5 points
FiFE points are total 15:
Quality and texture - 10 points
Color/Pattern - 5 points
NOTE: FiFE combines color and pattern for a total of 5 points, but they also add "quality" for quality/texture for 10 points.
The following page is included in the 2016 CFA Breed Presentation to illustrate the point value for Coat and Color.