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TICA Registration/Fees/General Questions

How do I register an individual cat in TICA?

 How do I register a litter in TICA?

 What do the prefixes and suffixes mean when I see the official name of a cat?

 What are the rules on cattery names?

 What are the rules about naming my cat?

 Can I name my cat after one of its ancestors?

  I just got a pedigree kitten who already has a registered name. Can I change it to one that I prefer?

 How do I find out what the fees are?

 Can fees only be paid by check?

 How can I join TICA?

 Who should I contact if I want to become a TICA clerk?

 I am sure there MUST be a TICA price list on the web site. But I could not find it. What are the cost of claiming any level grand?

 According to Section 15 of the TICA show rules, a judge cannot judge a cat of his/her breeding or a cat that he/she has owned in the last six months. I have purchased a kitten. The owner of the Dam is not a TICA judge; but, the owner of the Sire is. Do I have to absentee my cat in the ring of the judge who owns the Sire?

Questions on showing your cat.

 I would like to know about what to do before a show, what to take with me, and an idea of what to expect.

 Do I have to be a TICA member to show my cat?

  Does my cat have to be registered with TICA before I can show him/her?

 How can I get a copy of the TICA show rules?

 How can I find a show close to where I live?

 My kitty looks like a Maine Coon. Do I enter him as a Maine Coon?

 What are the rules on declawed cats?

 I have a registered, pedigree kitten that was altered. Are altered kittens eligible for showing?

 Do Household Pet Cats have to be altered to enter a TICA Show?

 Why should my Household Pet/Kitten be altered?

 How are cats judged at a TICA show?

 How young is too young to sell a kitten?

 I am new at showing cats and I was wondering what are those books you are given when you check in on the first day of the show?

I would like to know about what to do before a show, what to take with me, and an idea of what to expect.

If you have general questions about showing your cat and what happens at shows, Barbara French has written several articles. The first concerns making an informed decision about whether to show your cat and what you need to do to prepare yourself and your cat to show, as well as the financial realities and the paperwork involved. The second article, What To Do at the Show, addresses what to do once you're there.

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How do I register my cat in TICA?

To register an individual cat, each Application for registration must be accompanied by:

1. A Certified pedigree;

a. This pedigree must be a minimum of a 3-generation, Certified pedigree from another association on the cat for which the application is being made,

b. A photocopy of a registration certificate from that association showing proof that the cat is owned by the person making the application and asking to be named the owner of the cat.

2. A minimum of a 3-generation pedigree:

a. The document must state the color, pattern, and the association's assigned registration number for each ancestor.

b. This pedigree must be signed by the breeder of the cat for which the application is being made and must include a statement that this pedigree is true and correct to the best of the breeder's knowledge.

c. There should also be a statement as to whether the cat may or may not breed.

d. A photocopy of a registration certificate format the association showing proof that the cat is owned by the person making the application and asking to be named the owner of the cat.

3. A completed Blue Slip (TICA Application for Registration of a Cat of a Registered Litter) form. The breeder must enter information as to sex, color, eye color, longhair (LH), shorthair (SH), standard (Std.), or nonstandard (NStd). Std or NStd are terms for mutation breeds and may be used for whatever mutation exists for the breed being registered.

4. Where extenuating circumstances are involved (such as death, repossession, etc.), application with applicable documentation will be considered on an individual basis by TICA's Executive Office.

5. At the time a litter is registered with TICA, Sections A, B, C, and D of the Litter Registration Application MUST be filled out. Please follow ALL instructions on the reverse side of the Litter Registration Application. This will eliminate delays. One or all of the kittens may also be individually registered by completing Section E for each kitten to be registered.

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How do I register a litter in TICA?

1. Kittens of a TICA registered dam must be litter registered before they may be individually registered. To register a litter, the dam must be TICA registered. If the dam was not registered at the time of breeding, she may be registered at the same time as the litter. However, the appropriate documents and fees must be provided. (See Registration of an Individual Cat)

2. If the sire and dam have different owners, the Litter Registration Application form must be signed by both the owner of the sire and the owner of the dam. If the sire or dam are registered to more than one owner with the word "and" between the names of the owners, then both owners must sign the Litter Registration Application. If the sire and dam are registered to more than one owner with a "/" between the names of the owners, then only one of the owners must sign the Application.

3. It is not required that the sire be registered with TICA. If he is not, however, a copy of a certified three-generation pedigree must be furnished with the litter registration documents, and the application must be signed by his owner(s). If the sire's certified pedigree is already on file with the Executive Office, the application must so state.

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What do the prefixes and suffixes mean when I see the official name of a cat?

The prefix position in a cat's registered name is reserved for the breeder's TICA registered cattery name. The breeder is always the owner of the dam at the time of mating. The suffix position in a cat's registered name is reserved for the owner's TICA registered cattery name. The suffix follows the word "of" after the registered name of the cat. For example: Blue Star of Red means that Blue is the breeder's registered cattery name. Star is the name of the cat. Red is the owner's registered cattery name. Breeder's cattery names may not be removed. The suffix may change with a transfer of ownership. There is a fee for the deletion of a cattery suffix as well as one for adding a cattery suffix. [Note: A leasee may be the breeder if a valid lease is on file with the TICA Executive Office.]

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What are the rules on cattery names?

Names of catteries may not be duplicated.

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What are the rules about naming my cat?

If you are registering an "unnamed" cat for the first time, you may enter two choices of names for the cat at the top of the Application for Registration of a Cat of a Registered Litter. The owner's name, address, and city are not allowed in the name of the cat unless it is a TICA registered cattery. Names of cats and catteries may not be duplicated. Punctuation marks of any kind (&, ', #, etc.) are not allowed in the name of the cat with the exception of 's added to the breeder's registered cattery name as approved by the breeder. A cat's name, including cattery names and the word "of" may not exceed 35 letters/characters/spaces combined. If the name of the cat is longer than 35 letters/characters/spaces, the suffix will be dropped automatically.

 

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Can I name my cat after one of its ancestors?

Cats may not be named after an ancestor without written permission of the owner of the ancestor. A letter attesting to such permission is to be filed in the Executive Office.

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I just got a pedigree kitten who already has a registered name. Can I change it to one that I prefer?

The names of cats may not be changed in any manner after they have been registered, except for the correction of clerical error in the Executive Office.

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How do I find out what the fees are?

For up-to-date costs, you should contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046 or P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551. You may also go to the TICA Web Site. If you want to ensure timely processing, you could provide your credit card number, etc., along with your submission. The Executive Office will send you a copy of the amount charged to your account.

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How do I join TICA?

You should contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046 or P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 for a membership application.

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Do I have to be a TICA member to show my cat?

No, you do not.

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Does my cat have to be registered with TICA before I can show him/her?

With the exception of cats competing in the Preliminary New Breed, Advanced New Breed, and New Traits classes, registration with TICA is not required to compete. However, to be scored for TICA titles and annual awards, cats must be registered before their second show. Registration forms can be obtained from TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046 or P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551 or on the TICA Web Site.

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How can I get a copy of the TICA show rules?

You should contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046 or P. O. Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551. They are also available at the TICA Web Site.

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What are the rules on declawed cats?

Although TICA discourages the practice, declawed cats are eligible for entry.

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How can I find a show close to where I live?

Shows are listed on the TICA Web Site, as well as Regional Web Sites. Regional Sites are also listed there.

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My kitty looks like a Maine Coon. Do I enter him as a Maine Coon?

Just because a cat looks like a specific breed, it doesn't mean he or she is. Unless your kitty is registered, it is considered a Household Pet (or Household Pet Kitten). This should not be considered negative - most breeders/exhibitors started out showing Household Pets. Household pets are judged in ten (10) divisions. If you are not sure which color or division your household pet is in, please send a color picture of your cat to the entry clerk.

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I have a registered, pedigree kitten that was altered. Are altered kittens eligible for showing?

Kittens may be spayed or neutered.

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Who should I contact if I want to become a TICA clerk?

You should contact the clerking administrator, Mr. Dewane Barnes.

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I am sure there MUST be a TICA price list on the web site. But I could not find it. What are the cost of claiming any level grand?

The costs for claiming titles can be found at the TICA Web Site.

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According to Section 15 of the TICA show rules, a judge cannot judge a cat of his/her breeding or a cat that he/she has owned in the last six months. I have purchased a kitten. The owner of the Dam is not a TICA judge; but, the owner of the Sire is. Do I have to absentee my cat in the ring of the judge who owns the Sire?

You do not have to absentee the cat in the judge's ring - the owner of the Sire is not considered to be the breeder - the owner of the Dam is the breeder.

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Do Household Pet Cats have to be altered to enter a TICA Show?

Yes, Household Pets over the age of eight months must be altered.

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Can fees only be paid by check?

TICA accepts checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club.

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Those "books" are called catalogs. They for you to count your breed and individual cat's placements for division and possible finals (whether all breed or specialty).

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