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Deep tipping; little to no base color Deeper tipping; 50% tipping, 50% base Silver tipped; 25% tipping, 74% base Slight tipping;  10% tipped  90% base No tipping, all base color; some sheen
 
Registering Organization Points Description
ACFA 20
Color
Guard hairs silver tipped giving coat lustrous appearance.
CCA 20
Color
 Guard hairs shade to a silvery blue tip giving the coat its lustrous appearance. 
CFA 20
Color
Guard hairs distinctly silver-tipped giving the cat a silvery sheen or lustrous appearance. A definite contrast should be noted between ground color and tipping.
FIFe 10
Color
Blue-grey coat, even and clear, with a distinct silver sheen. Medium blue-grey with a silver sheen preferred. 
GCCF 15
Color
Clear blue and even throughout with a distinct silvery sheen. Medium blue is preferred. The coat must be blue to the roots, which may be fractionally lighter in tone, and the hairs must show no banding or silver tipping although there may be absence of pigment at the tip.
TICA 20
Color
Even bright blue throughout.  Deeper tipping preferred making the cat appear lighter in color.  Guard hairs tipped with silver, with deeper tipping preferred.  This silver tipping is not due to the action of the Inhibitor (silver) gene.  Ghost tabby markings permitted on kittens.

General Description: Of a medium blue color with silver tipping of the guard hairs, the coat reflects light, giving a silvery sheen to the fur.  Silver-tipped guard hairs should contrast against solid blue ground color when hair is stroked against the grain.  The coat is an even bright blue throughout, with deeper tipping preferred making the cat appear lighter in color.