Egyptian Mau Breed Council




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Breed Council Secretary – Melanie Morgan


The Cat Fanciers’ Association, CFA, is the World’s largest registry of pedigreed cats.  CFA currently recognizes 40+ pedigreed breeds for Championship status.  Each of those breeds is unique with its own identifying characteristics, history, traditions and traits.  Each breed also has a Breed Council with is comprised of individuals who have individual experience in their specific breed and are charged with communicating the needs of their breed through the elected breed Council Secretary to the CFA Board.  The CFA Breed Councils were established to act primarily as an advisory board to the CFA Board on CFA Breed Standards. This includes issues regarding showing, registration and the breed standard itself.

Eligibility requirements, the procedures for submitting proposed amendments to the CFA Board and a description of the history of the Breed Councils in CFA and their objectives can be found at


Please note - It has come to our attention that there are a number of people who are advertising native cats from Egypt for sale as Egyptian Maus. Although CFA will register descendants from imports from Egypt, they do not accept or recognize cats that have not been proven over generations. The breed Egyptian Mau is accepted in most registries. Unless the kitten is registered or registerable in one of the major registries and can trace its lineage through a pedigree it is not, in truth considered an Egyptian Mau.  Please keep this in mind when looking for a kitten.


Rescue cats - see below or click on the link....



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"The Barsh Lab at HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology and Stanford specifically focuses on identifying genetic variants of coat color variation in animals, and mainly cats. The main focus now is to identify genetic variants responsible for the unique pattern in Ocicats and Maus. They are currently seeking DNA samples from Egyptian Maus. 


Testing will include a buccal swab along with submission of information about the cat and photographs of the cat's coat.


If you are interested in participating in genetic research please reach out to Megan Breitbach at


Chris Kaelin

Hudson Alpha Institute & Stanford College of Medicine, Dept. of Genetics   Mail samples to Chris Kaelin, 1835 Emerald Hills Rd., Redwood City, CA 94062


A copy of the submission form can be found here:  Classic Project. Note that they will require photos, please contact them for details.

Chris Kaelin at Stanford University is doing research on the classic pattern. He will test your cat for free as long as you provide pictures as required. His information is below:

His contact information for questions and submissions is:



Optimal Selection testing resources:

The Optimal Selection testing links are  below:

The test is

In the EU



Link to information regarding study on Urate Urolithiasis - Study on Urate Urolithiasis - search to identify issues related with recent studies on urate stones.  Looking for samples from as many affected and non-affected samples as possible. For details on how to submit click on link above or contact Melanie Morgan for assistance.  Note that the research to identify the Gene is underway. 

Feline Genome project - search for the silver identifier - looking for samples from as many Egyptian Maus as possible. For details on how to submit click above link or contact Melanie Morgan for help.    

PK Deficiency in Egyptian Mau - We would very much like to put together a database of Cats within the breed so that we can track status if possible and would love it if you would share your results so that we can try to track all of this.  You can send results to .   We also encourage all breeders to test their cats before breeding so that we can effectively manage this and ideally breed away from it without decimating our genepool  Link to test


rescue cats -

While most Egyptian mau breeders act responsibly and do their best to take care of their cats/kittens as well as provide assistance, support and advice for their pet owners, we periodically find ourselves in a position where there are Egyptian Maus in desperate need of new homes.  Providing a home for one of these special cats can often be a win/win situation with the opportunity to do a good deed AND get the chance to experience the wonder of this incredible breed.






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