OK, and finally, you want to take a good look from the top of the head to see that both ear
tips curl the same on both ears. The judges are going to be very critical of these details. They are looking for
even the slightest of imperfections.
Different breeds of cats are judged differently based on the standards for that breed.
60% of the total points for an American Curl are from the neck forward. This is HUGE! In the
different examples of our kittens and cats, we will try to illustrate what the judges are looking in rating an American Curl.
The ears alone are worth 30 points. Here is what the standard
says regarding the ears:
"Degree: minimum 90 degree arc of curl, not to exceed 180 degrees. Firm cartilage from
ear base to at least 1/3 of height." (worth 10 points).
"Shape: wide at base and open, curving back in smooth arc when viewed from front and rear.
Tips rounded and flexible."
"Size: moderately large" (Shape and size worth 10 points)
Placement = 8 points. Furnishings = 2 points.
Whether you are purchasing a kitten or cat for breeding, showing or as a pet, you should find
this information interesting and valuable.