Domestic Outcrosses

n some pedigree breeding programmes, breeders may wish to use a Domestic LH/SH as an outcross. These need to be registered with TICA but you should not use the normal HHP registration form.

Instead, complete the pedigree individual registration form from TICA, although obviously parentage cannot be recorded.

Under breed, please put: "A domestic LH/SH for use in a XXX breeding program" where XXX specifies the relevant breed. The registration form (and accompanying fee of $20 should then be sent to TICA.

Once registered, the cat will then have a TICA registration number which should be used to register any resulting litters.

All registrations are handled centrally by TICA’s Executive Office in Harlingen, Texas, USA. They will accept registration applications by mail, fax or email. Their address details are:

TICA Executive Office
PO Box 2684
Harlingen, TX 78551
USA

Phone: 001 956 428 8046
Fax: 001 956 428 8047
email: submit work@tica.org

If sending by post, you are advised to use the Royal Mail’s Airsure® service to confirm receipt, as the Executive Office does not issue acknowledgements.

It is not necessary to send paper copies if you have sent the paperwork electronically via email. All email submissions should receive an auto-response message from the EO that confirms that your email has arrived correctly. The message will give details of the likely time to process your application and what to do if you do not receive your paperwork back.

You can also check processing status on the TICA site.

Payment is easiest from the UK by credit card or PayPal. You are advised not to send credit card details using email as this is not a secure method. If using a credit card, send the details via airmail or via Fax or call the Executive Office at the number above. You now also need to supply the 3 digit verification number (on the rear of your credit card in the signature strip) whenever paying by credit card.

As an alternative, you can pay via Paypal quoting the address paypal@tica.org. Pay first, then send the registration paperwork and provide the PayPal transaction reference number. Quoting the cat’s name and purpose of the payment on the PayPal transaction helps the EO to match payment to the paperwork.