SOMALI Breed Advisory Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sorrel Somali

 

 

 

GCCF REGISTRATION POLICY FOR SOMALI CATS

Agreed/effective Oct 2007

The term "Somali Type" shall be restricted to ticked cats which conform to the registration policy below and which are of a colour given full, provisional or preliminary recognition by the GCCF before 1st January 1995.

Offspring of cats with the white spotting gene or Siamese restriction gene shall not be registered as Somalis on any register.

FULL REGISTER

On this register shall be Somalis with full or provisional recognition whose pedigrees contain 5 generations of full or provisional status Somalis only.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER

On this register shall be Somalis with full or provisional recognition whose pedigrees have, within 5 generations, Somalis in preliminary status colours or Abyssinians of any colour.

EXPERIMENTAL REGISTER

On this register shall be Somalis in preliminary status colours from matings between Somalis or Abyssinians of any colour.

REFERENCE REGISTER

1. Shorthair offspring from SH Somali (63S) x SH Somali (63S) or SH Somali (63S) x Abyssinian (23) matings.

2. All colours of Somali not yet granted preliminary recognition.

3. Cats of Somali appearance which have within 5 generations on their pedigree, any breed other than Somali, Abyssinian or unregistered cats within 5 generations (but see above for restrictions to registration).

PYRUVATE KINASE (PK) DEFICIENCY TESTING SCHEME

A. ACTIVE REGISTER

All Somalis registered with the GCCF from 24th October 2007 may be registered on the Active Register, at the breeder's request, only if:
1. They themselves have been genetically tested as normal (clear) for PK deficiency. A Veterinary Certificate of the
test results is required*.
2. Both parents have been tested normal (clear) as in A. 1
3. They are from parents deemed normal (clear) because of the results from the testing (as in A.l) of cats on every pedigree line in previous generations_ Pedigree line in this case refers to both parents, or 4 grandparents, 8 greatgrandparents, 16 great-great-grandparents and so on, or any combination of the same which is inclusive of both the sire's and dam's ancestors.

B. GENETIC REGISTER

1. Somalis, which have been genetically tested as carriers of PK deficiency, shall be registered on the Genetic Register, or on the Non-Active Register if so requested by the breeder.
2. Somalis, which are not eligible for registration on the Active Register, shall be registered on the Genetic Register, or the Non-Active Register if so requested by the breeder.
3. Offspring of cats registered on the Genetic Register may only be registered on the Active Register if they have themselves been genetically tested as normal (clear) for PK Deficiency.
4. All other offspring of cats registered on the Genetic Register shall be registered on the Genetic Register, or on the Non-Active Register if so requested by the breeder.

* Cats must be micro chipped for identification purposes and swab or blood tested by a Vet for the Veterinary Certificate for that cat to be valid for the Active Register. The Certificate may be downloaded from the Somali CC website www.somalicatclub.com or is obtainable from the Somali BAC Secretary.

For further information please contact the Secretary of the Somali Breed Advisory Committee

Download the official Registration Policy from the GCCF web site here