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Can Someone Explain The Difference Between The Different Cat Registries???

post #1 of 14
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I have seen some that are registered with TICA and some with ACFA....what are the differences? Which would be considered the best to have a kitten resitered with?

Thanks!
Tammy
post #2 of 14
It partly depends on who you want to show with. TICA, CFA, ACFA are all reputable and there are others. Some are more common in certain regions. Here wer mostly just have TICA and CFA. TICA accepts some different breeds (hybrids) than CFA and is more open to accepting new breeds. CFA is primarly well established breeds. If you intend on showing a cat then it needs to be registered with the respective association that is hosting the show.
post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
It partly depends on who you want to show with. TICA, CFA, ACFA are all reputable and there are others. Some are more common in certain regions. Here wer mostly just have TICA and CFA. TICA accepts some different breeds (hybrids) than CFA and is more open to accepting new breeds. CFA is primarly well established breeds. If you intend on showing a cat then it needs to be registered with the respective association that is hosting the show.
The kitten that we are probably going to buy is registered with ACFA....so, you fell that this is a reputable registry?

Thanks for your help. We know nothing about showing a cat!! Anything that you could tell us would be great!
Tammy
post #4 of 14
Yes they are reputable and a very large registry. I don't know as much about them as other members might as we don't have ACFA shows here and bengals aren't recognized by them. Maybe some other members can tell you more.
post #5 of 14
Its minor differences.

CFA - oldest USA cat registery. They are the last association to accept new breeds. Seems to be pretty strict in accepting and registration. IMO if your cat is eligible to be registered in CFA, its a good thing to do so as many people recoginize that association over the others. Doesn't mean you HAVE to show there, but you should register - makes it easier for future registration of individual/litter registrations.

ACFA - ACFA is a spin off of CFA. Judges and other breeders didn't like all of what CFA did and formed a new association. I like ACFA cause its pretty people/cat friendly and not as "snobbish" as CFA

TICA - is a spin off of ACFA - again, some judges/breeders didn't like what ACFA was doing and formed a newer/progressive association. They accept a lot of newer breeds then any other association.


I started out showing CFA with household pets and first pedigrees. Then I went to a few local ACFA shows and really liked them a lot - they were the first to accept and treat household pets as "equal" to championship and give them equilivant awards. ACFA HHPs are one of the most competitive groups

I tried a TICA show - but didn't like their policies in accepting a lot of new breeds people came up with. And at the time, I showed my rex (which was already Grand in CFA and Quad Grand in ACFA) and he walked out of ONE TICA show with enough points to qualify as a Grand. IMO it was too easy to get grand status. Plus I didn't like the fact that in one weekend you would get the same judge to judge your cat as a Speciality and following day as an Allbreed. Spooky got dumped by one judge in specialty - the very next day the same judge had him in top 5 of the Allbreed finals and raved about him. IMO if he was good enough for AB (which was against more cats) then why was he not good enough under the same judge the nite before in a specialty - same exact cats both days.

They each have a slightly different way of getting champion or grand champion. It depends on the area you are in and how many shows are put on by the association as to which one(s) you choose to show/register.
post #6 of 14
My show somali is registered with TICA. I really wanted to show in CFA because there are more shows so I registered my somali with CFA also. Whatever registery you choose you might be able to register your cat in as long as the cat qualifies.
post #7 of 14
Well I personally show in TICA and am registered with TICA are you going to be showing? because if you are showing in CFA you can only show bicolors in the championship class meaning anyother variant of ragdoll cannot champion in CFA.
post #8 of 14
I haven't seen any one say any thing about CFF. Is there a reason for it? Does any one have any thing, (good or bad ) about them? I am going to start registering with them too, but, I am curious to see what some one has to say about them. (CFF- Cat Fanciers Federation)
Thanx!
post #9 of 14
I haven't ever heard of the CFF. Can you give me a link?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by FamilytimeRags
I haven't ever heard of the CFF. Can you give me a link?
Yup, They are out of Gratis, Ohio. www.cffinc.org
I think they may be some kind of a branch of cfa, their web site im sure you know is www.cfainc.org
post #11 of 14
I personally have never heard of CFF, but I think that alot of people haven't heard of it is because it is only in like 5 states.
post #12 of 14
Yes, after checking out the website, princeegirl is correct they are only in the upper New England states.
post #13 of 14
Yeah, I guess the could be why, huh. But some body from the new england area must have heard of them and have some kind of an opinion, mabey. I haven't really checked out the web site. If any one from N.E. has registered with CFF, I would like to know what they thought of them. They are listed in my ragdoll book under breed clubs as well, "Ragdoll Cats" by Karen leigh Davis. So I figured the were more widely known. Oh well, mabey I will just do TICA, or if I decide to register with another association I will choose CFA, or some thing.
post #14 of 14
CFA is definitly the most reptuable here in NZ. They are always "presented" really lovely. I've met some dreadful sloppy TICA judges over the years.
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