This medium-build short haired cat is sturdy and well-muscled, with males being quite robust, and females more elegant and daintier. Their head is gently rounded with a moderate wedge-shaped face and wide set ears. Eyes are large, slightly almond shaped and expressive and may be any shade from gold to green. Their coat is dense and short with a pale undercoat and distinctive dark tipping to the ends of the hairs giving the cat a silvery look which is enhanced by dark rims around the eyes and a distinct M marking on the forehead. There are a number of accepted patterns and colours within the breed.