Egyptian Mau Breed Council
CFA Egyptian Mau Breed Council
ballot items 2008
All changes in bold
aPPROVED FEBRUARY 2009
Housekeeping issues to clarify original intent of policy adopted in 2007. There is no change in the substance of the policy approved in 2007. This proposal simply changes the wording and cleans up contradictions, slash confusing or ambiguous areas identified from original approved policy.
CFA Egyptian Mau Breed Council
Egyptian Mau Import Policy
The Egyptian Mau is a natural breed that has no allowable outcrosses. Cats may be imported from any of the Countries listed below as defined by their geographical borders:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Erythrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lybia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Republic of Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunesia, Turkey, United Arab Emirate, Yemen
It is the policy of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) Egyptian Mau Breed Council to accept Native Egyptian Maus into the CFA Egyptian Mau registry that:
· Have been imported from any of the countries listed above.
· Have satisfied the Requirements for Identification / Approval of Imported Native Egyptian Mau.
· Have satisfied the General Requirements for Registry, including a three generation pedigree of known ancestors as documented by DNA parentage testing.
It is the policy of the CFA Egyptian Mau Breed Council to accept domestic Egyptian Maus into the CFA Egyptian Mau registry that:
· Are the fourth generation (great-grand) offspring of one or more imported native Egyptian Mau(s) of unknown ancestry, i.e., have a three-generation pedigree of known ancestors, at least one of which is a native Mau of unknown parentage. The native Egyptian Mau(s) must have been imported from the accepted countries as listed above.
· Have satisfied the General Requirements for Registry.
Purebred Egyptian Maus: Cats registered as Egyptian Maus and accepted as such by the major feline registries, e.g., CFA, TICA, FIFe, etc.; generally, ancestry of these cats can be traced back a minimum of five generations and all ancestors are registered Egyptian Maus; selectively bred to meet the requirements of a written standard that defines the characteristics of the breed with points allocated according to the importance of the feature described; eligible to compete for titles in the major feline associations
Native Egyptian Maus: Cats originating in the accepted geographical regions as stated in CFA policy, generally feral cats living unattended in the streets of the major cities or in agricultural areas; random-bred with unknown ancestry; meet minimum criteria for acceptance into the Mau breeding programs as an outcross: spotted pattern in black-based silver, bronze, smoke, no disqualifying physical features such as white spotting, incorrect paw pad / nose leather color, tail kink, etc.
Domestic Egyptian Maus: Second and third generation cats descended from imported native Egyptian Mau(s), but not eligible for registry in CFA
In order to be accepted into
the Egyptian Mau registry:
All applicant cats must express spotted pattern only in one of
Applicants cats should have no physical characteristics that would
cause disqualification as
4. Applicant cats should exhibit no obvious genetic issues that would negatively impact on breeding cats that meet the standard.
Re-number the following existing provisions
The applicant cat shall have a three generation pedigree of known
although not necessarily registered parents as proven by DNA type and
parentage testing. This pedigree of known parents may be
a. by tracking to the fourth generation a native Mau colony or breeding program in the originating country.
b. by tracking to the fourth generation direct descendents of an imported native Egyptian Mau of unknown ancestry. Documentation of importation of the native cat will be required.
a. * The designated representative may be a Breed Council member or members who are in close proximity to the imported cat, or the Breed Council Secretary may require that the cat be examined by a CFA judge or judges. The decision as to whom the Breed Council Secretary designates for the exam is at the discretion of the Breed Council Secretary.
9. All paperwork materials will be reviewed by the Breed Council Secretary who will forward a letter to Central Office certifying that application is complete and that the cat has met the minimum requirements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR IMPORT IDENTIFICATION/APPROVAL:
Add to disqualify section: Wrong color paw pads
Rationale: Currently the breed standard provides no direction for incorrect color paw pads. Paw pads should be black or dark brown without mottling or pink.
DISQUALIFY: lack of spots. Blue eyes. Lack of green in eye color in cats over the age of 1 year 6 months. Mottled or pink paw pads. Kinked or abnormal tail. Incorrect number of toes. White locket or button distinctive from other acceptable white-colored areas in color sections of standard.
# 3 Proposed:
Change description on age under color for eye color
Currently the method for referring to age is inconsistent in our standard and the reference to light green is redundant. This change would make all references to age correspond to what the judges will have in their books as well as delete the redundancy.
EGYPTIAN MAU COLORS