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British Shorthair

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Breed Name British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair British Shorthair
Recognition status full full full full full
except for new patterns
full full full full
Breed code BRI BRI   BRI   BRI BRI BS  
Allowable outcrosses none none none none Outcrosses with other breeds allowed only in approved breeding pro-grammes as required. none none Only within Breed group – no unknowns. British Longhair
Recognised colours all solid colours:
tortoiseshell and tortie tabby in those colours; 

classic, spotted, mackeral and ticked tabby in all colours (silver tabbies and tortie tabbies with either green or orange eyes)

tipped and shaded (including pewter) in all solid or tortie colours

golden

smoke in all colours

pointed in all colours (including caramel and apricot) including bi-colour and van, smoke silver tabby point

bi-colour and van in all colours and patterns.
solid:
black

white (blue-eyed, odd-eyed, orange-eyed)

blue

chocolate

lilac

cinnamon

fawn

red

cream

caramel

tortoiseshell:
all colour above other than white, blue and lilac recognized in patched and intermingled

silver:
smoke and tipped, all colours above
tabbies:
classic/blotched, mackerel and spotted, all colours above other than white
solid colours:
black
blue

cream

red

blue-eyed white

gold-eyed white

odd-eyed white

tabby(spotted, classic, mackerel):

blue tabby

brown tabby

cream tabby

red tabby

silver tabby

blue patched tabby

brown patched tabby

silver patched tabby

parti-colour
bi-colour:
blue-cream

tortoiseshell

calico

van calico

dilute calico

van dilute calico

solid colour and white

van solid colour and white

tabby and white

Van tabby and white

Patched tabby and white

other British Shorthair colours:
smoke

shaded

shaded golden and any other colour or pattern with the exception of those showing evidence of hybridization resulting in the colours chocolate, lavender, the Himalayan pattern, or these combinations with white
white

solid:
black

blue

chocolate

lilac

red

cream

tortie:
black

blue

chocolate

lilac

silver:
smoke

shaded and tipped in all above colours

golden shaded and shell

tabbies:
all above colours in blotched, mackerel and spotted including
silver and golden tabby

bi-colours:
all above colours including equivalent varieties of smoke, tabby and silver tabby

colourpoint:
in all above colours including tabby point
self (14a, b, c; 15b, c, d, k, r; 16, 17)

tortoiseshell (21; 21b, c, k, r; 28)

tabby (classic and mackerel) (20 etc)

silver tabby (classic and mackerel) (18 etc)

spotted tabby (30 etc)

silver (30s etc)

ticked tabby (15 45 etc)

bi-colour self and white (31 etc)

tortieand white (22 etc)

van pattern (31w etc)

colourpointed and white (40w)

smoke (36 etc)

tipped black silver (39 etc) 

golden (non-silver) (75)

colourpointed (40 etc)

colours:
white

black

blue

chocolate

lilac

cinnamon

fawn

red

cream
self

tortoiseshell

tabby pattern

bi-colour

harlequin

colourpoint

smoke

tipped

shaded

silver varieties apply
blue-eyed white

copper-eyed white

odd-eyed white

black

blue

chocolate

lilac

red

cream

black tortoiseshell

blue tortoiseshell

chocolate tortoiseshell

lilac tortoiseshell

silver tipped

all cameos, including tortoiseshell cameos

all smokes, including tortoiseshell smokes

brown tabby

brown tortoiseshell tabby

blue tabby

blue tortoiseshell tabby

chocolate tabby

chocolate tortoiseshell tabby

lilac tabby

lilac tortoiseshell tabby

red tabby

cream tabby

all cameo tabbies

silver tabbies, including silver tortoiseshell tabbies

seal, blue, lilac, chocolate, red, and cream points and tabby points

seal, blue lilac, chocolate tortoiseshell pointed

black, blue, chocolate, lilac, red, cream, black tortoiseshell, blue tortoiseshell, chocolate tortoiseshell, lilac tortoiseshell bi-colours, harlequins and vans
traditional and pointed, all colours all polours

pointed without white
Breeding restrictions   Cats displaying the white patching gene (S) not to be mated with those of Himalayan (cscs) appearance, or cats with at least one known Himalayan pattern ancestor.

If by chance, patched Himalayan pattern kittens are produced they may not be registered, bred from or exhibited, even as part of a litter.

Longhaired progeny may not be bred from or be exhibited even as part of a litter.

Cats displaying the white patching gene (S) are not to be mated with chinchillas/shaded silvers or the cameo range
No chocolate, lavender, the Himalayan pattern, or these combinations with white.

No longhair
No other coat length than shorthair is recognized.

Longhair cats must be registered as XLH * <BRI>.

No progeny of a Scottish Fold with straight ears (SFL non * 71 / SFS non * 71) may be registered as a BRI.
Pattern restrictions to maintain integrity of gene pool none none none none
Special notes Many Australian BRI are blood group B. none none .none none Longhair gene is found in the breed and so testing for longhair mutation recommended as longhair kittens can result if one cat carries one copy of a longhair mutation, but does depend on the genotype of the mate.   none none
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