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TURKISH BREED ADVISORY COMMITTEE
A REGISTRATION POLICY FOR TURKISH VAN CATSĀ  - 13d - effective 22 June 2005

FULL REGISTER

Turkish Van cats, with Championship or Provisional status, which have only Turkish Vans on the Full or Supplementary Register in their pedigrees within the previous three generations, shall be placed on the Full Register, with the exception of those cats whose pedigrees include, within three generations, a Turkish Van with Preliminary status or as yet unrecognised colour.

SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER

Turkish Van cats, with Championship or Provisional status, which have only Turkish Vans or Turkish Vankedisi in their pedigrees within three generations, shall be placed on the Supplementary Register.

EXPERIMENTAL REGISTER

Turkish Van cats with Preliminary status, which have only Turkish Vans or Turkish Vankedisi in their pedigrees within three generations, shall be placed on the Experimental Register.

REFERENCE REGISTER

a)       Turkish Van cats of unrecognised colours, which have only Turkish Vans or Turkish Vankedisi in their pedigrees within three generations, shall be placed on the Reference Register as Turkish Vans, and shall be eligible to be registered on the Experimental Register in the event of the preliminary recognition of their colour.

b)       Van-patterned cats imported from the area of origin which are of unknown background shall be placed on the Reference Register as Turkish Vans, and shall be eligible to move to the Supplementary or Experimental Registers after three generations.

c)       All cats of Turkish Van appearance which have in their pedigrees within three generations, any breed other than Turkish Van or Turkish Vankedisi, shall be placed on the Reference Register as ‘of Turkish type’.

NOTES:

1) Any white offspring resulting from the mating of two Turkish Van cats or from the mating of a Turkish Van cat and a Turkish Vankedisi should be registered as a Turkish Vankedisi.

2) The van-patterned offspring of van-patterned cats presently registered as 'of Turkish type' should be registered as Turkish Van provided that the 'white of Turkish type' ancestor is not within 3 generations.