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EXHIBITION STANDARDS FOR CHINESE

ALLOCATION OF POINTS FOR ALL STANDARDS

Colour and markings   30 points
Type   25 points
Fur   20 points
Size   10 points
Condition   10 points
Eyes and Ears   5 points

Colour to include: - Top coat, Ticking if present, Under coat, Belly fur, Colour of feet, Eye colour, Ear colour, Arches and stripes.

Type to include: - Head, Body, Legs and Tail.

Fur to include: - Overall coverage of fur as per Standard.

- All judges must use this system and the judge's decision is final.

PENALTIES FOR ALL STANDARDS

- The penalties shall be as defined in the following table:-

ABNORMALITY   PENALTY
Totally missing limb, eye, ear, foot or tail   Mandatory disqualification
Any physical deformity believed by the judge to be hereditary   Mandatory disqualification
Disease or intractability   Mandatory disqualification
Excess fat   Minus 5 points maximum
Sores, wounds, or scars   Minus 10 points maximum
Dirty show pen   Minus 10 points maximum

- Type, fur, size, condition, eyes and ears shall be as defined for each species.

CHINESE

- TYPE (25 points) - The build should be long and slender, firm but not thin. The head is set apart from the body on a short neck. The eyes should be set well apart and form an equilateral triangle with the nose. The back legs and tail are noticeably visible.

- FUR (20 points) - The fur should be short and dense with a smooth appearance. The feet are finely haired.

- SIZE (10 points) - Adults should have an approximate length of: 10cm female, 12cm male.

- CONDITION (10 points) - The hamster should be fit, curious when awake and to handle. The flesh should be well toned with no surplus fat. The coat shall have a healthy sheen and be clean.

- EYES AND EARS (5 points) - The eyes should be round and not too prominent. The ears shall be large in proportion to its head and rounded.

- COLOUR (30 points) - Where base colour is indicated this applies to the whole animal, excluding the belly fur.

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