The United Kingdom RagaMuffin Cat Society

 

President: John Hansson      Founded 2008      Vice President: Steve Crow

GCCF REGISTRATION POLICY FOR RAGAMUFFIN CATS

Amended April 2010

A. RagaMuffin Cats of colours and patterns as described in the GCCF Standard of Points.

B. Unregistered cats from the USA : A RagaMuffin that was born in the USA prior to 1st May 2001 with an unregistered parent or parents will be accepted in RagaMuffin pedigrees. Any cats born elsewhere with unregistered parent(s) are not acceptable.

C. Provisions were made in the USA to allow offspring from the RagaMuffin to Domestic Longhairs born prior to 1st May 2001 to be eligible for registration. Offspring from the RagaMuffin to Persian & Chinchilla was also allowed until 1st May 2006. The Ragdoll was also used but ceases to be an acceptable Outcross in the USA from May 1 2010.

D. Suitable Outcrosses, recognized by RagaMuffin breeders in the UK, are those mentioned above and Siberian cats.

FULL REGISTER
RagaMuffin Cats with Full or Provisional recognition which have only RagaMuffin cats, as described in A above, in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Full Register.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER
RagaMuffin Cats with Full or Provisional recognition which have RagaMuffin cats, as described in A above, in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Supplementary Register.

EXPERIMENTAL REGISTER
RagaMuffin Cats with Preliminary recognition which have only RagaMuffin cats, as described in A above, in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Experimental Register.

REFERENCE REGISTER
a) RagaMuffin Cats which have unregistered cats within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Reference Register as RagaMuffin Cats provided that the offspring from those unregistered cat(s) were born in the USA prior to May 1st 2001 and imported into the United Kingdom with a certified pedigree. These cats may then progress as in A above.

b) Any cat of RagaMuffin appearance, other than those referred to in B above, with any breeds (including unregistered cats) other than RagaMuffin Cats within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Reference Register.

c) Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants will be registered on the Reference Register. Non-Colourpointed siblings/offspring will progress as in A above.

NOTES:
1: Outcross breeds in Imported RagaMuffins include Ragdolls, Siberians, Persian & Chinchillas. Siberians will be the only recognised Outcross Breed in imported RagaMuffins born after 1st May 2010.

2: Only Siberians are recognized as a suitable Outcross by breeders in the UK. Ragdolls are not acceptable.

3: The progeny of Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants which conform to accepted colour and type and also conform to this Registration Policy shall be placed on the appropriate register and not be retained on the Reference Register

4: Before the registration of any white RagaMuffin cat on the Active Register, a BAER certificate of freedom from deafness for the white parent(s) must be supplied to the GCCF.

5: All RagaMuffins and Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants registered on the GCCF Active Register must be tested negative for HCM and PKD and microchipped for unique identification. Any Outcross used in the UK must also be tested negative. Official confirmation of the results must accompany all registration applications.

6: Other RagaMuffins and Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants intended for breeding will be registered on the Genetics Register.

Proposed HCM and PKD Screening Scheme For RagaMuffin Cats

A. ACTIVE REGISTER
RagaMuffins and Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants may be registered on the Active Register, at the breeder’s request, only if:

1. They have been screened clear of HCM and PKD under recognised schemes (FAB HCM and PKD schemes in the UK). Official confirmation of the screening result is required.

2. They are from parents deemed clear because of the results from the screening of cats (as in A.1) on every line of the pedigree in previous generations. Pedigree line in this case refers to both parents, or all 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents and so on, or any combination of the same inclusive of both the sire’s and dam’s ancestors.

B. GENETIC REGISTER
1. RagaMuffins and Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants which are not eligible for registration on the Active Register (because one or more lines of the pedigree have not been screened clear) shall be registered on the Genetic Register, or on the Non-Active Register if so requested by the breeder. Any such cats which are already registered on the Active Register shall be moved to the Genetic Register.

2. RagaMuffins and Colourpointed RagaMuffin Variants registered on the Genetic Register may be moved to the Active Register when they have been screened clear of HCM and PKD under recognised schemes (FAB HCM and PKD schemes in the UK). Official confirmation of the screening result is required.

3. Offspring of cats registered on the Genetic Register may only be registered on the Active Register if they have themselves been screened clear of HCM and PKD under recognised schemes (FAB HCM and PKD schemes in the UK). Official confirmation of the screening result is required.

NB Cats registered on the Non-Active register may not be transferred to the Active Register via the Genetic Register, except at the request of the breeder and the current registered owner.


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