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Egyptian Mau Registration Policy
 
The Registration Policy is a document filed with the GCCF that sets out explicitly which Egyptian Mau colours can be shown, and which cats are allowed in the pedigrees of Egyptian Maus.
 


Breeds Permitted in the Pedigrees of Egyptian Maus

 
A. Egyptian Maus of recognised colours:

Bronze - brown (black) spotted

Silver - black silver spotted

Smoke - black smoke spotted showing underlying spotted tabby pattern

B. Egyptian Maus of unrecognised colours:

Black self

Blue spotted

Blue silver spotted

Blue smoke showing underlying spotted pattern

Blue self





Registration

 
1. Full Register

Egyptian Maus as listed in A above, with Full or Provisional recognition, which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Egyptian Maus as listed in A above, shall be registered on the Full Register, with the exception of those cats whose pedigrees include within three generations a cat registered on the Experimental or Reference Register.

2. Supplementary Register

Egyptian Maus as listed in A above, with Full or Provisional recognition, which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Egyptian Maus as listed in A or B above shall be registered on the Supplementary Register.

3. Experimental Register

Egyptian Maus as listed in A above, with Preliminary recognition, which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Egyptian Maus as listed in A or B above, shall be registered on the Experimental Register.

4. Reference Register - I

Egyptian Maus listed in B above, which do not yet have Preliminary recognition, but which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Egyptian Maus as listed in A or B above, shall be registered on the Reference Register, but shall be eligible to be considered as registered on the Experimental Register in the event of Preliminary recognition of their breed.

5. Reference Register - II

(i) Cats of Egyyptian Mau parentage but of colours or patterns other than those listed in A and B above shall be registered on the Reference Register. They shall not be registered as Egyptian Maus and their progeny shall not be eligible to progress.

(ii) Cats of Egyptian Mau appearance produced from matings to other recognised breeds whose Registration Policies permit Egyptian Maus as an outcross breed shall be registered as directed by the Registration Policy for the other breed, but with no reference to Egyptian Mau type, and shall not be permitted in the pedigrees of Egyptian Maus.

All other cats of Egyptian Mau appearance which have in their pedigrees within the preceding three generations any cats other than those listed in A and B above shall be registered on the Reference Register as "no recognised breed" and with no progression.

NOTE: Offspring from blue Egyptian Maus shall be overstamped ‘Carries the dilution gene’, and subsequent generations shall be overstamped ‘May carry the dilution gene’. Additionally, non-blue parents of blue Egyptian Maus shall be overstamped ‘Carries the dilution gene’, and subsequent generations shall be overstamped ‘May carry the dilution gene’.

 


Importing Egyptian Maus into the UK

It is important that anyone considering importing a cat is aware that differences in registration rules in different countries means it is possible that a cat registered as an Egyptian Mau in another country would not be registerable as an Egyptian Mau with GCCF. For this reason, anyone importing a cat should check carefully that the pedigree of the cat that they are buying complies with our Registration Policy. To summarise the requirements, you should only import an Egyptian Mau if its pedigree contains at least three generations of registered Egyptian Maus of the following colours:

Bronze spotted
 
Silver spotted

Smoke

Black self

Blue spotted

Blue silver spotted

Blue smoke

Blue self

The presence of any other colours, patterns or breeds in a three generation pedigree will disqualify a cat from registration with GCCF as an Egyptian Mau. It is important to note that CFA (who currently register the majority of the worlds Egyptian Maus) have a more relaxed registration policy, allowing Egyptian cats of unknown parentage to be registered as Egyptian Maus. Thus, CFA registration does not guarantee that a Mau can be transferred to GCCF.