The Siberian is recognised in 124 colours. Within this the Solid White has four different eye colours and each is recognised by a different breed number. Any amount of white is allowed, (i.e. white on paws, chest, belly, blaze, locket etc.) on all patterns and colours including the colour pointed variety. The colour pointed variety is sometimes refered to as Neva Masquerade. Allowance should be made for belly spots and shading on colour points.
The only colours that are excluded under all registering bodies are Chocolate, Cinnamon, Caramel and the corresponding dilute colours (Lilac, Fawn, and Apricot) in any pattern combinations (solid, bi-colour, tri-colour, tabby or colour pointed.). Non-permitted colours also extend to cats that show Burmese or Tonkinese colour restrictions.
The cross over of colour registrations between other registries and GCCF does not include "Golden Tabby" or any of the it's sub colour groups (e.g. Golden Tortie Tabby, Golden Shaded or Golden Tabby & White). These are not recognised under GCCF because the Golden Tabby is not a genetic colour, it is simply a colour expression of Brown Tabby. Golden Tabbies exhibit wide agouti banding on the hair follicles (limited black banding on the hair shaft) therefore allowing more light to penetrate through the coat giving it a warmer tone. All cats that are registered Under FIFE or TICA as a Golden Tabby will be registered as a Brown Tabby if transferred into GCCF.
The PDF file below details all the recognised colours of the Siberian Cat under the GCCF, including Colour Point varieties, and lists their corresponding GCCF Breed Numbers.
The Siberian Cat Club promotes the testing for genetic disorders in breeding animals. To this end are delighted to announce that the Siberian Cat Club is participating in the breed society discount scheme run by Langford Veterinary Services.
Langfords are a UK based laboratory owned by the University of Bristol and based at the Veterinary School at Langford. They have been performing genetic testing for cats for over 5 years and recently introduced the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) genetic test in the UK. They perform a range of genetic tests for cats (HCM, PKD, PK, PRA and coat colours) and are able to offer members of breed societies a 20% discount on the list price of their tests.
To receive the 20% discount we have been allocated a code to use in the promotional code box on the submission forms (either online or paper version) and at the checkout if you pay by Debit or Credit card online. To obtain the code, please email the Secretary.
Please note that the code changed in April 2012 - please contact us as above if you would like the new code.
Here are links to the tests they do, further information, submission forms, price lists (downloadable and including the breed society prices) and online payments page:
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