TICA vs CFA Persian

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Hello there, I am new to this site but hoping I can get some insights.
What is the general consensus view when it comes to breeding CFA Persian to TICA registered Persian or to CFA Exotic Longhair?
 

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Welcome to TCS! :hellosmiley: I think posiepurrs posiepurrs can more than adequately answer your question since she is a knowledgeable Persian breeder on the site. Hopefully she will read your post and be able to help.
 
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Thank you, Neely. I hope to hear from posiepurrs and others insights on the issue. Cheers!
 

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Unless you plan on registering both parents with CFA (and they can have dual registration) the kittens will not be able to be registered, if I am not mistaken. To register the TICA cat with CFA you will need an 8 generation certified pedigree. Breeding to a exotic longhair is acceptable if you don’t mind having the exotic prefix. They are technically not considered Persians, but exotics. I could get flamed by Persian or Exotic purists, but I believe exotics ARE Persians and the 2 breeds should be merged- having a long hair and a short hair division. Genetically, the long hair exotic and the Persian are identical. This said, when I was looking for a new stud a few years ago, I wouldn’t consider a long haired exotic- but that was personal preference.
 
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Thank you, Posiepurrs, for your comment. Unless CFA changes registration of breed category for ELH, I'll be working with CFA Persians for now.
 
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