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Agreed /effective 26 October 2005

1. FULL REGISTER

Bengals with Championship or Provisional status which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Bengals shall be registered on the Full Register, with the exception of those cats whose pedigrees include, within three generations, a Bengal with Preliminary status.

2. SUPPLEMENTARY REGISTER

Bengals with Championship or Provisional status which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Bengals, F1 of Bengal type, F2 of Bengal type, F3 of Bengal type, Bengal Variants, Bengal Abyssinian type or Bengal Burmese type shall be registered on the Supplementary Register.

3. EXPERIMENTAL REGISTER

Bengals with Preliminary status which have, in their pedigrees within three generations only Bengals, F1 of Bengal type, F2 of Bengal type, F3 of Bengal type, Bengal Variants, Bengal Abyssinian type or Bengal Burmese type shall be registered on the Experimental Register.

4. REFERENCE REGISTER - I

4.1 The progeny of Asian Leopard Cats mated to Bengals are known as F1 of Bengal type and from 1st June 2002 no further F1s shall be registered by the GCCF. The progeny of F1 of Bengal type mated to Bengals shall be registered on the Reference Register as F2 of Bengal type and, from 1 June 2006, no further F2s shall be registered by the GCCF.
The progeny of F2 of Bengal type mated to Bengals shall be registered on the Reference Register as F3 of Bengal type and, from 1 June 2008, no further F3s shall be registered by the GCCF. The progeny of F3 of Bengal type mated to Bengals shall be registered on the Supplementary, Experimental or Reference Register as appropriate.

4.2 Blue and Blue Snow Bengals which have in their pedigrees, within three generations, only Bengals, F1 of Bengal type, F2 of Bengal type, F3 of Bengal type, Bengal Variants, Bengal Abyssinian type or Bengal Burmese type shall be registered on the Reference Register but shall be eligible to be considered as registered on the Experimental Register in the event of Preliminary recognition of their breed.

The Brown (Black) and Snow Bengal progeny of Blue Bengals which have in their pedigrees within three generations only Bengals, F1 of Bengal type, F2 of Bengal type, F3 of Bengal type, Bengal Variants, Bengal Abyssinian type, Bengal Burmese type or Blue Bengals shall be registered on the Reference Register but shall be eligible to be considered as registered on the Supplementary or Experimental Register in the event of Preliminary recognition of Blue and Blue Snow Bengals. The first generation shall be overstamped "Carries the dilution gene" and subsequent generations shall be overstamped "May carry the dilution gene".

4.3 Variants: Only Bengal-Abyssinian Variants (using breed number 23 excluding Silvers, Reds, Creams and Torties) and Bengal-Burmese Variants (using breed number 27 excluding Reds, Creams and Torties) registered with the GCCF before 25th June 1997 and their suitable progeny are acceptable in Bengal pedigrees.

5. REFERENCE REGISTER - II

5.1 Non-agouti progeny of Bengals shall be registered on the Reference Register as no recognised breed and are not acceptable in the pedigrees of Bengals.

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