The United Kingdom RagaMuffin Cat Society

 

President: John Hansson      Founded 2008      Vice President: Steve Crow

GCCF REGISTRATION POLICY FOR RAGAMUFFIN CATS

Proposed March 2015

A. RagaMuffin Cats of all 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. Historic approved outcrosses: Outcrossing to the following breeds was permitted until the dates shown below. These breeds may appear in RagaMuffin pedigrees only if the RagaMuffins with an outcross parent were born before the relevant cutoff dates. No new matings are permitted after the listed cutoff dates when these breeds cease to be approved outcross breeds, however progeny from outcross matings carried out before the respective cutoff dates continues to be permitted. 

BreedCutoff Date
Domestic Longhair1st May 2001
Persian (including Chinchilla)1st May 2006
Ragdoll1st May 2010
Siberian17th June 2015

 

D. Approved Outcrosses: British Longhair (may also referred to as British Shorthair Variant) and British Shorthair.

NOTE:
1) British Shorthair or Longhair cats used as outcrosses must be proven to be clear of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD1) by DNA test.
2) British Shorthair or Longhair cats or Siberian cats (see C above) used as outcrosses must be over three years old and must be screened clear of HCM by echocardiogram scanning within the previous 12 months.
3) Official confirmation of the results of 1 and 2 above must accompany all registration applications.

FULL REGISTER
RagaMuffin Cats with Full recognition which have only RagaMuffin cats (as described in A above) in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER
RagaMuffin cats with full recognition which have only RagaMuffin cats (as described in A above) in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations and British Longhairs, British Shorthairs (as described in D above) and Siberians (as described in C above), in the second and third preceding generations (i.e. grandparent or great grandparent).

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 and British Longhairs, British Shorthairs (as described in D above) and Siberians (as described in C above), in the second and third preceding generations (i.e. grandparent or great grandparent).

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) RagaMuffin cats that have Domestic Longhair, Persian (including Chinchilla) and/or Ragdoll (as described in C above) within the preceding three generations of their pedigrees shall be registered on the Reference Register with progression provided that the first generation offspring of those outcross breeds were born prior to the cutoff dates listed in C above. Any kittens from outcross matings to these breeds born after the cutoff dates listed above shall be registered on the Reference Register as ‘No Recognised Breed’ with no progression.

c) Any cat of RagaMuffin appearance, other than those referred to in B above, with any breeds (including unregistered cats) other than RagaMuffin Cats or approved outcross breeds within the preceding three generations shall be registered on the Reference Register as ‘No Recognised Breed’ with no progression.

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

e) Short-haired RagaMuffin Variants of any generational level, resulting from matings of RagaMuffin x British Shorthair or RagaMuffin x Short-haired RagaMuffin Variant shall be registered on the Reference Register. Their long-haired offspring shall be eligible for registration on the Supplementary Register.

f) First generation RagaMuffin cats, i.e. RagaMuffin cats with a British Longhair, British Shorthair or Siberian parent (See C above) shall be registered on the Reference Register with progression.

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

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

1. They have been demonstrated to be clear of the R820W mutation which causes HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) and the PKD1 mutation which causes Polycystic Kidney Disease, by DNA testing from a reputable laboratory. Official confirmation of the test results are required and should include the microchip number of the cat tested.

2. They are from parents deemed clear because of the results from the testing 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 RagaMuffin Variants which are not eligible for registration on the Active Register (because one or more lines of the pedigree has not been tested clear, or they themselves have not been tested 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 RagaMuffin Variants registered on the Genetic Register may be moved to the Active Register when they have been demonstrated to be clear of HCM and PKD, as described in A.1 or A.2 above).

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, as described in A.1 or A.2 above).

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.