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THE TICA REGISTRY

TICA is the largest genetic registry in the world.

TICA Registrations are issued by the TICA Executive Office in Texas, USA, once verified by their vast 'International' database.

The Malta Cat Club also offers help and advice on Pedigrees, & TICA registrations..

 

TICA registration rules

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TICA REGISTRATION RULES

There is a lot of misinformation going around regarding  registration rules,

these are extracts from the TICA registration book rules. For a more detailed

explanation please visit www.tica.org/members/publications/reg_rules.pdf

36.8 Registration Status Codes. A registration status code (or codes, in the

instance of combined ancestry and hybridization record cats) shall be assigned

to each cat registered by the association and will be indicated on the

registration certificate. The following codes are used:

36.8.1 Stud Book Codes: SB - The cat has no cats which are unknown,

unregistered, or of another breed or breed group within a standard three

generation pedigree.

36.8.2 Codes: The following codes apply to the third position of the

pedigree status code:

36.8.2.1 T - (Traditional) - Only the breed in question within a three generation

pedigree.

36.8.2.2 V - (Variant) - Crosses outside the breed but within the group

within a three-generation pedigree.

36.8.2.3 P - (Permissible) - Crosses outside the breed or breed group

which are permitted by the breeding program which has been established for

the breed.

36.8.2.4 N - (Non-Permissible) - Crosses outside the breed or breed

group which are not among those which are specifically allowed by the

breeding program which has been established for the breed.

36.8.2.5 S - (Species) - Outcrosses to species other than Felis

catus/Felis domesticus. Such crosses may be used in foundation breeding

programs but are by definition considered non-permissible.

36.8.3. Ancestry Record Codes:

36.8.3.1 CODE: 01 - The cat has at least one unknown or unregistered

parent.

36.8.3.2 CODE: 02 - The cat has at least one unknown or unregistered

grandparent.

36.8.3.3 CODE: 03 - The cat has at least one unknown or unregistered great

grandparent.

36.8.4 Hybridization Record Codes:

36.8.4.1 AO - The cat is the product of two cats of different breeds.

36.8.4.2 BO - The cat has at least one grandparent of a different

breed.

36.8.4.3 CO - The cat has at least one great grandparent of a

different breed.

36.8.5 Experimental Registry Codes:

EB - The proposed experimental breed has no cats which are unknown,

unregistered, or of another breed or breed group within a standard three

as applicable.)

TICA

37.6.2 Requirements for Championship Exhibition. There can be no

non-permissible out crosses within the three generation pedigree. No unknown

or unregistered cats may appear within the three generation pedigree. These

cats must have an SB registration code.

39.9 Application for Registration. Each application for registration must fullfill

any one of the following:

39.9.1 Be made by submitting an individual application for registration of

a cat of a registered litter issued by TICA (TICA blue slip). OR

39.9.2 Be accompanied by a minimum of 3-generation Certified pedigree

(from another registry) of the cat for which application is being made and a

photocopy of a registration certificate from that registry showing proof that this

cat is owned by the person making the application and asking to be named the

owner of this cat. OR

39.9.3 Be accompanied by a minimum three-generation pedigree, stating

the color and pattern and the registry's assigned registration number, for each

ancestor listed, except, if either the sire or dam is registered in the stud book

(SB registration status code) of TICA, the ancestors of such sire and/or dam

need not be shown on the pedigree. This pedigree must be signed by the

breeder of the cat for which application is being made and include a statement

that this pedigree is true and correct to the best of the breeder's knowledge, and

a statement as to whether the cat may or may not breed

39.10 If either the sire or dam is registered in the stud book (SB

registration status code) of the association, the ancestors of such sire and/or

dam need not be shown on the application blank; otherwise a full three generation

pedigree of ancestors of the cat being registered must be shown.

Registration numbers from other associations must be shown for all ancestors

not registered with TICA.

39.13 A certificate will be issued by the association evidencing the

registration of the cat. Such certificate shall show the date registered, name

and registration number of the cat, date of birth, breed, and color, names and

registration numbers of the sire and dam, and name of owner and name of

breeder.

39.14. Each cat shall be assigned a unique registration number and a

breed/gender/color description code and a registration status code.

ALL breeders are obliged to issue a SIGNED PEDIGREE CERTIFICATE stating that the

details are true and correct. It is the buyers only redress if the pedigree is found to be a

fake. The breeders signature validates the pedigree certificate NOT the registering

Association which may have been given incorrect information in the first place. Registration of a cat  with any organisation or registering body is not obligatory but an OPTION!