The GCCF have approved the registration of imported Burmese cats which is now permitted as long as the necessary genetic tests had been carried out. The approved Registration Policy and further information on importing and exporting cats can be found on the GCCF website. This is seen as the start of the process to begin opening up the gene pool and will be of particular benefit to those breeders who have already imported cats.
In addition the BAC has voted to accept the principle of allowing the out-crossing of Burmese to other pedigree breeds; the next step is to decide which specific breeds. Discussions are in hand with Professor Tim Gruffydd-Jones and Professor Leslie Lyons, who have agreed to give further advice in this matter. A further revision will be made to the Burmese registration policy once a firm decision has been made.