a comparison among the member organisations


Korat ACF Logo CCCofA Logo CFA Logo FIFe Logo GCCF Logo NZCF Logo SACC Logo TICA Logo WCF Logo
ACF Korat CCCA Korat CFA Korat FIFe Korat GCCF Korat NZCF Korat SACC Korat TICA Korat  
Breed Name Korat Korat Korat Korat Korat Korat Korat Korat  
Recognition status full full full full full full full full  
Breed code       KOR 34 KOR   KT  
Allowable outcrosses none none none none Blue cats of proven Thai origin & known parentage (not necessarily registered) none none none  
Recognised colours blue blue blue blue blue blue blue blue  
Breeding restrictions   none   FIFe shall not recognise any other colour variety than blue in the Korat.

The FIFe will not encourage any person or federation to produce colours other than blue in the Korat.

When breeding Korats:
– Only blue KOR shall be used, and only blue offspring from blue KOR parents can be registered as Korat (KOR).
– Offspring in a colour variety other than blue shall be registered as XSH/XLH.
– Only Korats imported from Thailand may be entered in the novice class for recognition. Their origin must be officially proven by documen-tation.
– Korat cats used in breeding must have a DNA-test for GM, unless both parents are proven to be free from GM.
– These breeding principles are to be followed:
– GM-free x GM-free
– Non-carrier x carrier – provided that all offspring are GM-tested.
– If a desired mating is not completely covered by points above, the FIFe Member must approve such a mating in advance after having received a well-founded application.

The FIFe Member states all conditions if the application is granted.
– The cats that need testing according to this rule must be identifiable by microchip or tattoo.
– The breeder must inform buyers of Korat cats about the GM-diseases and the registration policy.
– A certified veterinarian certificate regarding the GM-status must be attached to the pedigree.
Full Registration is given to Korats with three generations of blue only breeding and Supplementary Registration to those with one or more Thais in the immediate ancestry to assist those from other organizations who have a blue only requirement for their respective registration policies. none none none  
Special notes   The occasional pointed kitten which occurs cannot be individually registered, or exhibited except as part of a litter. Tail:  Non-visible kinks permitted.

Eyes: luminous green preferred, amber cast acceptable. Kittens and adolescents can have yellow or amber to amber-green eyes; the color is not usually achieved until the cat is mature, usually two to four years of age.
  Korats who are not themselves tested for gangliosidosis (GM1 & GM2), or cannot be proven clear by evidenced testing of ancestors on all pedigree lines; or who have tested positive, will be on the Genetic Register if intended for breeding.

Korats from lines that have included Thais will have overstamping on their registration certificate of ‘MAY CARRY CHOCOLATE GENE’ and/or ‘MAY CARRY SIAMESE GENE’.
This can be removed by evidence of DNA testing on cats identifiable by microchip.
There are no registered breeders of Korat in NZCF. Although there was a very successful import on the bench a few years ago, none have been bred or shown recently. There have not been any  Korats in South Africa since about the late 1960s and consequently no breed number has been assigned to them.