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Typical Bombay Kittens
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About the Breed and the Club
The Bombay or Asian Cat
The Bombay (GCCF breed number 72) is a solid jet black cat, with magical golden eyes. It is the nearest cat genetically possible to a "Black Burmese". The Bombay comes under the Foreign section and is one of the five breeds within the Asian Group. The Asian Group as a whole is represented by the Asian Group Cat Society, the Asian Cat Association and the Bombay and Asian Cats Breed Club.
The Bombay and Asian Cats Breed Club is a GCCF affiliated specialist breed club dedicated to the advancement and welfare of the UK Bombay and related self colour cats of Burmese type.
The Bombay and Asian Cats Breed Club was started in August 1995 by a group of breeders and owners of Bombays and Asian Cats (including the Torties). On 27th October 1999 the club was granted affiliation to the GCCF and the Asian Self was awarded Championship Status from June 2000.
The objective of the club is to serve the interests and promote the welfare of all Bombay and Asian Self Cats and in doing so, promote correct breeding practices and general well being. Additionally, the club endeavours to serve its members by disseminating information on development, as well as informing and educating the general public. The club newsletter Spectrum Seventy Two is produced annually and is continuously searching for new material. To submit an article, please contact the Editor Sharon Keenan
The Officers and Committee are striving to enhance communication between all breeders and in particular, wish to offer help and advice to newcomers, whether they be exhibiting, breeding or owning these lovely cats as pets. If you wish to know anything not covered here then please contact Jacki McCarten (Hon. Secretary) for general enquiries, Sharon Keenan (Membership Secretary) for membership enquiries and Carolyn Clark (Kitten Registrar) for queries about available kittens.
Club subscripions for 2016 are now due. Please send you remittance to the Club Treasurer: Sharon Keenan, c/o 45 North Road, Combe Down, BATH, BA2 5DF.
For those who wish to send subscriptions by bank transfer, please will you include your surname in your transfer reference field so that we know who the transfer is from or alternatively, please email the Membership Secretary: Sharon Keenan on email@example.com letting us know that you have paid.
Download transfer details here.
The 2016/7 Show - 9 July 2016
8th Championship Show
(running back to back with the Eastern Counties Cat Society and the Kensington Cat Club)
WOOD GREEN ANIMAL CENTRE
Kings Bush Farm, London Road, Godmanchester,
Nr Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2NH
GCCF Council meeting - June 15
There are several items on the Agenda for the next GCCF Council meeting on June 15 which will, if passed, have an effect on Cat Shows, Exhibitors and Judges.
Please take time to read the Agenda
- available on http://www.gccfcats.org/current-council-meeting
together will any relevant documents which may be published on the GCCF website.
If you have any comments that you wish me, as your Club Delegate to Council, to make regarding these proposals please contact me. Jacki McCarten
Investigation Committee and Disciplinary Committee Election
The Elections for the IC and DC changed in 2015 and applicants need to apply before the documents go out for the June Council AGM.
You only need to be a member of GCCF club to apply, not necessarily a delegate.
We therefore need those interested to apply before 9am Monday 09 May 2016.
If you are interested in standing for either the Investigations or Disciplinary Committee, you can send in your application now.
Please see the links to the relevant documents:
13 Day Rule Survey
The GCCF would be very interested to learn the views of the Cat Fancy on the 13 Day Rule which seeks to minimise the risk of infection at shows.
It is an on line survey and should only take 5 minutes or so to complete. Comments must be in by May 9, posted to the website
Please click this link to take the survey www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/13DayRule
GCCF Show Review Group
April 2016: The latest proposals regarding section divisions and classes from the GCCF Show Review Group have been finalised and will be set out at the June Council Meeting. Click here for more details
A Veterinary warning has been issued advising of the toxicity of conctentrated washing liquids. Click here for more details.
GCCF Pet Insurance Offer
Welfare of Cats
Further information can be seen on the GCCF website at http://www.gccfcats.org/Welfare/Cats-the-Law
Genetic Testing at Langford Laboratories
Langford Veterinary Services is a UK based laboratory owned by the University of Bristol and based at the Veterinary School at Langford. They have been performing genetic testing for cats for over 5 years and have recently launched several new genetic tests in the UK. They perform a large range of genetic tests for cats including HCM, PKD, PK Deficiency, PRA, blood typing and coat colours.
They are able to offer members of Breed Societies a discount on the prices of teir tests.
Please note that Langford Laboratories are changing the Discount Code for DNA tests as from the end of April 2015. The new code will be available to PAID UP members on request to the Club Secretary
Show Review Group
Also please visit the Show Review Survey Group activities and contrivute to the survey at http://www.gccfcats.org/News?newsID=1008