by Jerrie Wolfe
(Sonoma, CA USA)
Quoted from above written by Anthony Nichols,
“The outcrossing of LaPerms with other pedigree breeds was well established in the USA before the breed was ever exported to Europe. CFA officially approved an outcrossing programme using Ocicats (including Ocicat x Abyssinian hybrids). The offspring of these cats became key lines in the breeding programme and are behind many LaPerm lines.”
This is a false and misleading statement. In 2001 CFA only allowed out-crossing to non-spotted (AOV) Ocicats for a 2-year period ONLY.
Crossing Abyssinians and Siamese developed Ocicats as a breed. There is no such thing as an Ocicat x Abyssinian hybrid, as Abyssinians and Siamese were allowed out-crosses, and later American Shorthair (the breed, not to be confused with an American domestic) as well.
During these 2 years only two breeders used Ocicats and there were only 5 litters produced. Five litters within a breed does not make “outcrossing of LaPerms with other pedigree breeds was well established in the USA.”.
Ms. “Andy” Lawrence (Uluru) produced 3 litters of Ocicats out-crosses, 2 before it was allowed.
Andy was the driving force to get the Ocicat as an allowed out-cross.
In 1998 Kloshe BB Paha Sapa x Alspots Brown Betty of Uluru (F)
In 1999 Uluru BC Suns Blaze x Hotspotz Oranda of Uluru (F)
In 2001 Sweetmewsic Classical Gas (M) x Uluru BC Omaste Po of Quincunx before she was exported to the UK
Mr. Peter Meisinger (HattKatts) produced 2 litters:
In 2001 Zauber Rising Fawn of Woodlandacre (M), both out of Silamos/Uluru BC RCI Softwear (There are two different prefixes because she was registered in CFA with Silamos and in TICA with Uluru.
Could you please add the LaPerm Fanciers International (http://www.lapermfanciers.com) to your list of LaPerm Clubs?
We are the largest international LaPerm Club, even though we have no affiliation with one single registry. Maybe this is why we are the largest international club?
TICA LaPerm Breed Chair
V.P. LaPerm Fanciers International
Other Purebred Out-Crosses NOT Well Established to LaPerm Cat