Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April 16th 2014 Highlander persian kittens playing





I have now created a blog page on my actual website, so not as much need to post here.  However, this is too cute to pass up:)

Enjoy:)

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

TICA Standard of Points Highlander 2014

HIGHLANDER BREED GROUP (HG/HGS)
The Highlander Shorthair (HGS) and Highlander Longhair (HG) are medium to large muscular and athletic appearing cats. Distinguishing features are the straight to slightly convex forehead, wide nose bridge, blunt profile, and the loose relaxed curl to its wide based ears.

HEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Ears . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Muzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Nose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
BODY . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 points
Torso . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Boning . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Musculature . . . . . . . . 7
Legs/Feet . . . . . . . . . . 5
COAT/COLOR/PATTERN 20 points
Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Texture . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

CATEGORY: All.

DIVISION: Solid, Tortie, Tabby, Silver/Smoke

COLORS: All.

PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES:
Domestic longhair/shorthair, not a member of a recognized breed.
HEAD:
Shape: Wide, inverted pear shaped head with substantial width to the muzzle.
Eyes: Medium sized, set far apart. Set on a slight bias. Hooded oval in shape. Eye color is independent of coat color except in the pointed category.
Ears: Medium to large, wide at the base, set as much on the top of the head as on the side, as erect as possible. Ears must be firm at the base, flexible at the tips. Loose relaxed curl of no more than 90º, allowing the tips of the ears to be visible in a frontal view. No preference given to the direction the ear tips point in. Ear furnishings and ear tufts are desired but not required. Kittens may have a greater degree of curl but not more than 90º by adulthood.
Muzzle: Full, wide, strong with a definite break. Prominent whisker pads should make the muzzle appear squared. . Muzzle length makes head appear longer than wide.
Chin: Strong and deep. Must align with the top of the jaw.
Profile: Rounded back skull, straight to slightly convex forehead, with a change of direction at the eye ridge,

may have a slight concave curve to the nose. Nose, muzzle and chin form a blunt look in profile.
Nose: Wide with substantial nose leather.

BODY:
Torso: Medium to large in size with noticeable depth. Rectangular in shape. Straight back with hips higher than shoulders. Overall muscled, athletic appearance. Males are proportionally larger than females.
Legs: Medium in length, back legs longer than front.
Feet: Medium to large, rounded with large knuckles. Longhair (HD) must have toe tufts.
Tail: Short and thick. Bone length must be a minimum of one inch in adults with proportional length in kittens. Should not extend past the hock. Kinks and curls are allowed.
Boning: Moderately heavy and substantial.
Musculature: Well-muscled.

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN:
Length: (HGS) Short and dense.
Length: (HG) Longhair up to 2½ inches with shaggy belly hair that is longer than the rest of the coat.
Texture: There will be texture variations depending upon the color and coat length of the cat.
Pattern: All patterns are allowed within the approved divisions.

OTHER:
Balance: All parts of the body in proportion.
Condition: Should reflect excellent health, good muscle tone.
Temperament: Must be unchallenging.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Highlander is a muscular, athletic cat. Highlander cats come in both shorthair and longhair. Physical characteristics include a straight to slightly convex forehead and wide nose, with the nose and muzzle forming a blunt look in profile. The curled ear is seen in profile as a loose, relaxed curl. The ears are wide-based, open and stand tall.

LOCKETS: Withhold all awards

ALLOWANCES: Tarnishing in silvers.

PENALIZE: Ears that are not open or wide based, ears too small or low
set. Tail too long.

DISQUALIFY: Ears not erect. Tail too short or docked. Polydactyl feet.
Polydactyl feet are at present under review for a permissable trait

Friday, 21 September 2012

Highlander Kittens 9-7-12



 We were blessed with 5 beautiful healthy Highlander kittens born 9-7-12. Currently available is 1 male and 2 females. For more details and pictures please visit www.highlanderhaven.com

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

What Colour Is My Cat

http://www.tica.org/public/colors.php For those that register their kittens/cats with TICA these are the colours for their registering purposes. Other Governing bodies have different colour codes and descriptions so please look at the Cat Fancy that you register with to make sure you have the colour correct.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Sunday, 13 May 2012

TICA Official Show Calender. 2012 - 2013

http://ticamembers.org/calendar/
Are you looking for a kitten/cat to show or breed if so please visit our members list to find your perfect Highlander. Please contact members from the list via the list. Not all members with kittens available have added them to the list so please feel free to contact all. I'm sure they will be happy to help.