The Chantilly/Tiffany is a feline with a semi-foreign body style and a full semi-long coat. The coat is silky, soft and smooth, and because there is no undercoat, grooming is made simpler. Somewhat a late bloomer, the Chantilly/Tiffany is slow to mature and usually does not come into its full stature until about two years old. The eye color of the feline intensifies with age. They are born a dark color with pink paw pads, and their coat changes colors as they mature. The head should be a broad, modified wedge with gentle curves. It should have a medium length nose, a strong, broad, short softly squared muzzle and defined but not obvious whisker pads. Although superficially resembling the Burmese, it is unrelated and should not be confused with the British Tiffanie (Asian Longhair).
Originally found in a chocolate color, the Tiffany/Chantilly now occurs in a range of colors which still includes chocolate, and adds blue, cinnamon, lilac, and fawn. Solid, mackerel, ticked, and spotted tabby are accepted patterns. The color is rich; shading in solids may occur toward the underside. The overall impression of the ideal Chantilly would be a semi-foreign cat of striking appearance resulting from the combination of its rich color and full, silky semi-longhair coat, plumed tail, contrasting neck ruff, and ear furnishings.