Body Coat Length and Tail Coat Length
All associations describe body coat length for long hair curls as SEMI-LONG as contrasted to LONG as you would see in a Persian or Japanese Bobtail which is "medium-long to long".
Other cats with SEMI-LONG coats are LaPerm and Turkish Van.
LH Division Coat Length: Semi-long
Tail Coat Length: Full and plumed
SH Division Coat Length: Short
Tail Coat Length: Same as body coat length
Note TICA combines points for coat and tail by stating:
- American Curl (AC) coat length is short with tail coat same length as body coat.
- American Curl (ACL) coat is Semi-long with tail coat full and plumed
Coat Length: Semi-long with tail coat full and plumed. Note ACFA does not include a separate description for SH coat length.
ACL/Long Hair Coat: Full and plumed
ACS/Short Hair Coat: Same length as body coat
CFA Points TICA Points ACFA Points FIFE Points
Body Coat Length: 2 Length: 5* Body Coat Length: 2 Quality &
Tail Coat Length: 2 Tail Coat Length: 2 Texture: 10**
*Note: TICA combines coat and tail length for a total of 5 points.
**Note: FIFE combines coat & tail length with texture for a total of 10 points.
The 2016 CFA Breed Presentation included these slides to discuss coat length and tail coat length.
More photos of both LH and SH cats with proper coat length are below.