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Norwegian Forest Cat

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Breed Name Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat Norwegian Forest Cat
Recognition status full full full full full full full full full
Breed code       NFO 67 NFO NFC NF  
Allowable outcrosses none none none none none none none none  
Recognised colours All except those indicating hybridization with Siamese or Abyssinian.
Divided into
Agouti;

Agouti & white

Non-agouti;

Non-agouti and white.
All recognized colours except

chocolate,

lilac,

cinnamon,

fawn,

caramel

and apricot.

All patterns except the Himalayan pattern.
All colours are allowed, with the exception of those showing hybridization resulting in the colours chocolate,

lavender/lilac,

the Himalayan pattern,

or these combinations with white.
All colours are allowed including amber and light amber.
Exceptions:

Any pointed colour varieties,

chocolate,

lilac,

cinnamon

and fawn.
All listed colours are allowed (except

chocolate,

lilac,

apricot,

caramel,

cinnamon,

fawn

and Siamese pattern).

Any amount of white is allowed, i.e. white on paws, chest, belly or blaze, locket etc.

Note: the Amber gene recently proven in the breed is not currently recognized by the GCCF.
All colours are permitted, including all colours with white;

except pointed patterns

and chocolate,

lilac,

cinnamon,

fawn.

Any amount of white is allowed e.g. a white blaze, white locket, white chest; white on the belly, white on the paws etc. the amount is immaterial.
All colours including any amount of white, excluding

chocolate,

lilac,

cinnamon,

fawn

and pointed pattern.
All colours are allowed, with the exception of those showing hybridization resulting in the colours

chocolate,

lavender/lilac,

the Himalayan pattern,

or these combinations with white
 
Breeding restrictions none none none Cats shall be DNA tested for the GBE-a gene (GSD IV – glycogen storage disease) unless both parents of the breeding cat are proven not to b e carriers of GSD IV.
Cats to be tested must be identifiable by microchip or tattoo, and the microchip or tattoo ID number shall follow the test documentation to the laboratory and be clearly stated on the test result certificate.
The following breeding principle must be observed:
Carriers must not be mated with carriers.
A valid veterinary certificate regardibg GHBE-1 status shall accompany the cat’s pedigree.
It is the opinion of the Norwegian Forest Cat Breed Advisory committee; that caution should be exercised with line breeding. Including the use of short pedigrees and that the level of in-breeding should always be carefully considered   none none  
Special notes AMBER LIGHT AMBER
amber/light amber is only recognized for black and blue within the existing colour varieties of the Norwegian Forest Cat (includes tortoiseshelland tortie tabby).
none none     Coat is evaluated only on texture and quality, Very slow maturing of this breed should be taken into account. Mature males may have broader heads than females. Length of coat and density of undercoat vary with the seasons. Kittens can take up to 6 months of age to develop guard hairs. none none  
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