2006 Breed Council Ballot
Proposals and Results

 
Persian - General:
Total Members: 229 ~ Ballots Received: 180 ~ 60% for passing: 108
 
RESOLVED: Add the following sentence to the end of the description of the "HEAD":
When viewed in profile, the prominence of the eyes is apparent and the forehead, nose, and chin appear to be in vertical alignment.

RATIONALE: The profile is a much-used term which is described often by breeders, exhibitors and judges and considered important, yet no description of it is provided for in the Persian standard.
 
Yes-144, No-32
Motion passed, Feb 2007 Board Meeting

 
The following question is "Informational Only" to the CFA Board.
1. Should Exotic Longhairs be eligible for Championship status?
 
Discussion: Exotic Longhairs are genetically longhair cats and the longhair gene is recessive. Theoretically, therefore, when an Exotic Longhair is bred to a longhair (of any breed), shorthair kittens are not genetically possible.
 
Yes-95, No-83
 


 
Option 2 and option 3 are "Informational Only" to the CFA Board. Option 4 requires a Breed Standard change with a 60% favorable vote from both the Exotic and Persian Breed Councils in order to pass. The following are the three options being considered by the Exotic Breed Council.
 
The Persian is the "affected breed" and as such, the members of the Persian Breed Council are able to offer their opinions for consideration by the CFA Board of Directors. Please read each proposed option and rationale carefully and VOTE on AND ALSO RANK your choices of the following three options in order of preference. Even if you voted "NO" on the above question (1), the Board may vote to accept Exotic Longhairs, so you are asked to VOTE on AS WELLAS RANK the following three options to give the Board input on you preferred way of them being shown.
2. Exotic Longhairs would be REGISTERED AND EXHIBITED as Persians. Exotic Longhairs would be exhibited using the appropriate Persian color class numbers and registered as Persians using Exotic identifying markers (such as 7XXXL). Note: Those cats occurring in Persian Non-Championship colors would be registered and exhibited as AOV Persian sand would be registered with an appropriate Exotic identifying marker. (This proposal would require a change to existing Rules of Registration by the CFA Board.)
 
RATIONALE: This proposal would require a registration policy consistent with the one currently used for Color Point Carrier Persians whereby a specific identifying registration prefix is assigned to all Exotic Longhairs and their offspring in perpetuity. If this proposal passes, any longhair offspring from an Exotic x Exotic or Exotic x Persian breeding would be registered as Persian, while any shorthair offspring would be registered as Exotic. Note: It is recommended that ALL offspring be registered with Exotic prefixes; the addition of "L" would indicate Persian (Exotic longhair). In other Associations around the world, these longhair offspring are currently registered as Persian with no identifying marker.
 
Yes-83, No-94
 

 
3. Exotic Longhairs (occurring in recognized Championship colors of Persians) would be REGISTERED as Exotic Longhairs, be eligible for Championship status BUT EXHIBITED as Persians. These Exotic Longhairs and their offspring would be registered in perpetuity using the appropriate exotic color class numbers with identifying markers (such as 7XXXL). Note: Those cats occurring in Persian Non-Championship colors would be EXHIBITED as AOV Persians and registered with an appropriate Exotic identifying marker. (This proposal will require a change to existing Show Rules by the CFA Board).
 
RATIONALE: If this proposal passes, any longhair offspring from an Exotic x Exotic or Exotic x Persian breeding would be REGISTERED as an Exotic Longhair BUT EXHIBITED as Persian, while any shorthair offspring would be registered and exhibited as Exotic. Note: Those cats occurring in Persian Non-Championship colors would be exhibited as AOV Persians and would be registered with an appropriate Exotic identifying marker.
 
Yes-82, No-95
 

 
4. Divide the Exotic breed into Longhair and Shorthair Divisions. Exotic Longhairs would be registered in the appropriate Exotic color class and be identified by 7XXXL prefix numbers; the addition of "L" would indicate "Longhair."
 
PROPOSED: Create a LH/SH Division of Exotic. Delete "plush" from the GENERAL DESCRIPTION and add COAT descriptions for both Shorthair and Longhair Divisions. Delete any AOV reference to longhair.
 
Current: GENERAL: the ideal Exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft round lines. The large, round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The thick plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
 
Proposed: GENERAL: the ideal Exotic should present an impression of a heavily boned, well balanced cat with a sweet expression and soft round lines. The large, round eyes set wide apart in a large round head contribute to the overall look and expression. The thick plush coat softens the lines of the cat and accentuates the roundness in appearance.
 
AND
 
Current: COAT: dense, plush, soft and full of life. Standing out from the body due to a rich, thick undercoat. Medium in length. Acceptable length depends on proper undercoat. Cats with a ruff or tail-feathers (long hair on the tail) shall be transferred to the AOV class.
 
Proposed: COAT (SHORTHAIR): dense, plush, soft and full of life. Standing out from the body due to a rich, thick undercoat. Medium in length. Acceptable length depends on proper undercoat. Cats with a ruff or tail-feathers (long hair on the tail) shall be transferred to the AOV class.
 
COAT (LONGHAIR): long and thick, standing off from the body. Of fine texture, glossy and full of life. Long all over the body, including the shoulders. The ruff immense and continuing in a deep frill between the front legs. Ear and toe tufts long. Brush very full.
 
Yes-59, No-116
 

 
FOR ADVISORY PURPOSES ONLY
 
Regardless of whether you voted YES or NO on items #1 through #4, please rank #2, #3 and #4 in order of preference:

  #2 #3 #4
First Choice 55 29 78
Second Choice 37 109 12
Third Choice 67 20 47



 
ADVISORY ITEM from the SELKIRK REX BREED COUNCIL SECRETARY
 
"The Selkirk Rex breed is asking for an outcross extension at this time of 5 years, which would extend it until 2015. Our breed has had very little growth in cats and breeders. We ask all breed council members to vote for this advisory item at this time. We have not created longhair curly Persians as feared when we initially asked for the outcross. Most breeders have worked towards creating a unique look that meets our standard, and we do discourage new breeders from emulating the extreme Persian look. Please support our request."
 
COUNTERPOINT CONSIDERATIONS
  • 5 years is sufficient time for a new "hybrid breed to obtain outcrosses to maintain the health of their breed.
  • Selkirk Rex should not need to continue outcrossing for type, as they should have been breeding true to type to be accepted in Championship status.
  • Permitting outcrossing to Persians beyond the 5 years allows Selkirk Rex breeders the ability to avoid working towards a homozygous gene for their distinctive coat type, which may someday cause them to ask that their "typy straight-haired longhairs be registered as Persians."

 
Do you wish the Selkirk Rex Breed Council be permitted to extend the deadline for outcrossing to the Persian breed?
 
Yes-67, No-105


Persian - Tabby Division:
Total Members: 35 ~ Ballots Received: 32 ~ 60% for passing: 20
 
RESOLVED: 1. Change the name of color class 1354-1355 "CREAM CAMEO TABBY (classic, mackerel)" to "CREAM SILVER TABBY." Color description would remain the same.
 
RATIONALE: The term "Cameo" refers to a red-tipped cat; by definition, a cat with such cream tabby pattern (with white undercoat) would have cream tipping, not red. "Cream" and "Cameo" in this instance are antitheses. This color name change would be in line with the color as described in several other breed standards.
 
Yes-21, No-11
Motion passed, Feb 2007 Board Meeting