FIFe BOMBAY non Breed Council!

Fantastic news!

The FIFe Board discussed our request to set up a BC for BOM non, and to grant an exception to BC Rules art. 2, point 3 for BC of breeds not fully recognised. The Board agreed to grant this exception.

The Board consequently agrees to set up a BOM non BC and to appoint Mary as its Secretary; they have added the BC for BOM non on the FIFe website and indicated Mrs. Mary Hellman as the BC secretary.

Permission for breeding BOM in FIFe

Permission for a breeding programme

SVERAK gave permission for a breeding programme with a Bombay female not carrying cb and a brown Burmese male. The two cats are Securitazz Xtravaganza and Kitakiss Barack Obama. They gave permission for unlimited litters.

This is the start for the Bombays in FIFe!

Recognition in FIFe

Recognition of the Bombay in FIFE

We are a couple of breeders in Sweden and in Norway that have decided to work for the recognition of the Bombay.

Requirements

10 Recognition of new breeds 10.1 Definition of a new breed

A new breed is a breed not listed by the FIFe as a recognised breed.

10.2 Recognition process of new breeds

The goal of the process to obtain recognition of a new breed is twofold:

  • to establish the new breed has a solid base within FIFe
  1. to get as many judges as possible acquainted with the new breed.

To recognise a new breed the steps as described in the following sub-articles must be executed. Exceptions are listed in Appendix III.

10.2.1 Step 1 – Set up a Breed Council for the new breed

A Breed Council shall be established for the breed. The membership requirements for a Breed Council of a new breed are laid down in chapter 2 of the Breed Council Rules.

The Breed Council shall consist of at least members from different countries who shall elect a Breed Council secretary. The Breed Council coordinates all administrative work involved in the recognition process and will be supported by the 3 relevant commissions: Breeding & Registration Commission (BRC), Judges & Standards Commission (JSC) and Health & Welfare Commission (HWC). For issues related to the recognition process a direct contact is allowed between the Breed Council secretary and these commissions. All correspondence should always be sent to/by the Breed Council secretary.

10.2.2 Step 2 – Preparation of the preliminary recognition of the new breed

The requirements which have to be fulfilled before preliminary recognition of the new breed can be proposed are:

  • at least individual members of at least FIFe Members in different countries must have bred 
each at least litter of the breed in the previous years
  • pedigrees must be presented of at least different cats showing consecutive generations of 
the breed for recognition prior to the cat or generations of breeding according to the suggested 
breeding restrictions and registration rules for the breed
  • pedigrees must be presented of at least 15 different cats showing different generations of the 
same breed for recognition prior to the cat or generations of breeding according to the 
suggested breeding restrictions and registration rules for the breed
  • all these cats must be owned or bred by a FIFe Member’s individual member
  • all these cats must have been correctly registered according to FIFe rules in the Pedigree Books 
of at least different FIFe Member countries.

The Breed Council:

  • –  collects and sends the scans of the original pedigrees (cats bred/owned) to the BRC for their check and approval
  • –  sets up specific breeding restrictions and registration rules (if any) for the breed in cooperation with the BRC
  • –  collects information on health issues in the breed, based on the guidelines given by the HWC (for example – but not limited to – litter sizes and number of kittens born) and sends this information to the HWC for their consideration
  • –  sends general information about the breed (origin and history, development, colours, etc.) to the JSC
  • –  sets up the preliminary breed standard in cooperation with the JSC (format, wording, consistency with other breed standards). The JSC sets up the description of the varieties which are not yet recognised in any other breed and/or not described in the General Part of the Standards.

10.2.3 Step 3 – Propose the preliminary recognition of the new breed

After the confirmation from the 3 commissions has been received that all the necessary tasks and requirements in the previous step have been fulfilled, a joint proposal for preliminary recognition of the breed will be forwarded by the commissions to the next General Assembly, whilst respecting the applicable deadline for forwarding proposals.

 

FIFe Breeding & Registration Rules

The proposal must be forwarded in all FIFe languages and must at least include:

  • –  the preliminary breed standard including the scale of points, the table of varieties (EMS codes) and the category to which the breed belongs; all and only varieties (EMS codes) which are genetically possible according to the presented pedigrees can be included in the proposal
  • –  the description of varieties which are not yet recognised in any other breed and/or not described in the General Part to the Standards (if any)
  • –  the specific breeding restrictions and registration rules (if any)
  • –  the report of the JSC (introduction of the breed, history, colours, etc.)
  • –  the report of the BRC (pedigree information on cats bred/owned)
  • –  the report of the HWC (health issues)
  • –  the recommendation from each commission for the preliminary recognition of the breed. The JSC is to give a short presentation of the breed (preferably with cats present) at the General Assembly.

10.2.4 Step 4 – The preliminary recognition phase of the new breed

After the proposal in the previous step has been accepted by the General Assembly, the preliminary recognition phase of the new breed starts on the 1st January of the next year.

During this phase cats of the preliminary recognised breed must be exhibited at FIFe shows in accordance with article 5.5.4 of the Show Rules and they will receive judges’ reports.

The requirements which have to be fulfilled before full recognition of the preliminary recognised breed can be proposed are:

  • at least year must have passed since preliminary recognition was obtained for the breed
  • at least individual members of at least FIFe Members in different countries must be actively 
breeding the breed during the preliminary recognition phase, i.e. at least a total of 15 different 
litters
  • at least 40 different cats of the breed must each have been exhibited in show classes 7 – 12 in 
at least different shows during the preliminary recognition phase
  • all these cats must have been entered for shows in accordance with their registered pedigree 
details
  • each cat must have been judged by at least different judges (countersigning is possible)
  • all these cats must have received the qualification “Excellent” from the judges
  • the shows must have been organised in at least different countries
  • all these cats must be owned or bred by a FIFe Member’s individual member
  • all these cats must have been correctly registered according to FIFe rules in the Pedigree Books 
of at least different FIFe Member countries.

The Breed Council:

  • –  collects and sends scans of the original pedigrees (cats bred and cats shown) to the BRC for their check and approval
  • –  sets up specific breeding restrictions and registration rules (if any) for the breed in cooperation with the BRC
  • –  collects information on health issues in the breed based on the guidelines given by the HWC (for example – but not limited to – litter sizes and number of kittens born) and sends this information to the HWC for their consideration
  • –  collects scans of the original judge’s reports and – if applicable – the accompanying diploma (stating the name and other data of the cat), to be sent to the Breed Council by the cat’s owner
  • –  sends the scans of the judge’s reports + diploma’s to the JSC
  • –  sets up the final breed standard in all FIFe languages in cooperation with the JSC (format, wording, consistency with other breed standards). If after years a preliminary recognised breed has not obtained full recognition, it will automatically return to the status “non-recognised breed”.

10.2.5 Step 5 – Propose the full recognition of the new breed

After the confirmation from the 3 commissions has been received that all the necessary tasks and requirements in the previous step have been fulfilled, a joint proposal for full recognition of the breed will be forwarded by the 3 commissions to the next General Assembly, whilst respecting the applicable deadline for forwarding proposals.

 

FIFe Breeding & Registration Rules

The proposal must be forwarded in all FIFe languages and must at least include:

  • –  the final breed standard, including the scale of points, the table of varieties (EMS codes), the category to which the breed belongs and the groups (if any) in which the varieties of the breed will be judged at shows; all and only varieties (EMS codes) which are genetically possible according to the presented pedigrees can be included in the proposal
  • –  the description of varieties which are not yet recognised in any other breed and/or not described in the General Part to the Standards (if any); this is the task and responsibility of the JSC
  • –  the final breeding restrictions and registration rules (if any)
  • –  the report of the BRC (pedigree information on cats bred/shown)
  • –  the report of the JSC (information on cats shown / evaluation of issued judges reports and results)
  • –  the report of the HWC (health issues)
  • –  the recommendation from each commission for the full recognition of the breed. The JSC is to organise a lecture on the breed on the judges’ seminar following the General Assembly, with cats of the breed present.

Up and running

The bombaycat.eu is up and running!

Me and Britta missed a platform that unite the European breeders of the Bombay, despite federation.
So we decided to found The Bombay Cat Club Europe, BCCE, where all are welcome.  CFA, TICA, WCF and FIFe members!

The website is under construction so please be patient. If you want to contribute with information or pictures to this website feel free to email mary@bombaycat.eu.

 

 

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