Another Helmi special. She get to meet the most beautiful cats. They are all tabby cats in this photograph. I notice that they all have very straight profiles, by which I mean there is a straight line from the eyes to the tip of the nose. This is the like the profile of the modern Siamese. What does the breed standard say?
TICA’s standard says,
Profile: Long, straight profile from tip of nose to brow without break in line, i.e., no stop
So, these kittens meet the breed standard with respect to their profile! I bet they conform to the breed standard in other areas too. Unfortunately I don’t know who bred and who owns or owned these kittens.
Incidentally, they are looking at a cat tease (a feather of similar object on the end of a long stick) being held by Ken Flick. The idea is to catch their attention simultaneously to create a interesting image. It succeeds. It is difficult to get all the cats in a group to react in the same way and you can’t go on, and on, trying to get the shot because kittens and cats tire out and start to become distracted. The cat photographer has to get the pic quick and have quick reactions.
You can see that the big fella in the middle, the red tabby and white, has instinctively raised his right paw to grab the tease, despite the fact it is out of range.
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