Breed Council Meeting
June 29, 2012
|Congrats to this year’s
winners – two DM’s, one NW, 9 RW, 29 grands |
|Discussed agenda for Breed
Council Secretary meeting with CFA Board – |
including both the discussion with Breed Council and in italics the subsequent
summary of Board discussion.
|Urate Study – Discussed need for submissions for study headed by Dr. Lyons. All info on this is on Breed Council
website and all breeders/owners who have cats with issues are urged to
participate as this will help all cats with a growing problem|
|Silver Study - Discussed continuation of this search for the silver gene.
Egyptian Mau breeders have been asked to participate. All info for submitting
samples is up on the Breed Council web site|
|Member issues -Discussed the suggestion made at the Winn Foundation dinner
about breeders/owners collecting saliva samples from all kittens/cats and
maintaining a cattery repository of samples for future DNA testing if needed.
Follow the instructions for taking samples from the Instructions for Taking
Samples on the breed council site, let dry overnight, seal in a paper
envelope, write the info about the cat (name, age, date collected, sire/dam,
etc.) on the envelope, and file. As the cat ages if it has any issues (e.g.,
develops stones, asthma, etc.), go back and note on the envelope. At some
point in the future if there is a study being done and you have a sample from
a cat that might be of use it can be supplied to the researchers.|
Preliminary agenda for Board meeting with
Breed Council Secretaries
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 10:30am to noon
1. Frequency of changes to standards – less?
2. Reformatting how the breed profiles are laid out on the CFA website, to add
in grand photos submitted for the Almanac/Yearbook each year. The text on the
CFA website came directly from the individual breed brochures.
Change the text to use what is on the CatsCenterStage site, which is what was
written up for The Cat Fanciers Association Complete Cat Book - much more
extensive, and has a bit of information on history, personality, etc.
3. Overview for each CFA recognized breed, the requirements for registration via
pedigree from foreign registries, their recognized colors, allowable outcrosses
and perhaps some additional specifics. Translate into most often-used European
4. Update on Individual Breed Brochures
5. Possible revisions to Advancement of New Breeds/Colors, especially for breeds
that exist in other associations.
6.Consider the addition that â€śShow cats of all breeds should have essentially
amiable dispositions or Show cats of all breeds should be amenable to handlingť
7. Genetic Diversity Leslie Lyons, Ph.D.