WORLD CAT FEDERATION

WCF EMS CODE

CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS ON WCF SHOWS

For all breeds recognized by WCF
For all breeds recognized by one WCC Member
(International organizations CFA -FIFE – TICA; national organizations ACF – CCCA – GCCF – NZCF – SACC)
For all breeds recognized by a WCF Cooperation partner (LOOF)

PEDIGREE STATUS IN WCF

All WCF recognized breeds and colours get full pedigrees
All others get “RIEX” pedigrees
All breeds which cannot be find in the WCF EMS CODE are “NON RECOGNIZED BREEDS”

BREED NAME CODE RECOGNIZED BY
CATEGORY 1 – LONGHAIR
Chinchilla Longhair CHL SACC
British Longhair BLH WCF – FIFE – TICA – GCCF – SACC – LOOF
Deutsch Langhaar DLH WCF
Highland Fold (Scottish Fold Longhair) SFL WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Minuet Longhair MIL WCF – TICA
Original Longhair TLH WCF
Persian / Colourpoint Himalayan PER ALL
Selkirk Rex Longhair SRL ALL
CATEGORY 2 –  SEMILONGHAIR
American Bobtail ABL WCF – CFA – TICA – LOOF
American Curl Longhair ACL WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – LOOF
Aphrodite’s Giant APL WCF – ACF
Asian Longhair ALH GCCF – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Bengal Longhair (Cashmere) CAM WCF – TICA – NZCF
Burmese Longhair (Tiffany) TIF NZCF – SACC
Burmilla Longhair BML TICA – ACF – NZCF – SACC
Cornish Rex Longhair (Californian Rex) CLX LOOF
Cymric CYM WCF – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Japanese Bobtail Longhair JBL WCF – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Karelian Bobtail Longhair KAL WCF
Kurilian Bobtail Longhair KBL WCF – FIFE – TICA – LOOF
LaPerm Longhair LPL WCF – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA -GCCF – SACC – LOOF
Maine Coon MCO ALL
Maine Coon Polydactyl POL TICA
Munchkin Longhair MNL WCF – TICA – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
Nebelung (Russian Blue Longhair) NEB WCF – TICA – GCCF – LOOF
Norwegian Forest Cat NFO ALL
Pixiebob Longhair PXL WCF – TICA – ACF – LOOF
Ragamuffin RGM WCF – CFA – GCCF
Ragdoll RAG ALL
Sacred Birman SBI ALL
Siberian Cat / Neva Masquerade SIB ALL
Somali SOM ALL
Turkish Angora TUA WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – LOOF
Turkish Van TUV ALL
Ural Rex Longhair URL WCF
York Chocolate YOR WCF – LOOF
CATEGORY 3 –  SHORTHAIR
Abyssinian ABY ALL
American Bobtail ABS WCF – CFA – TICA – LOOF
American Curl ACS WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
American Shorthair ASH WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
American Wirehair AWH WCF – CFA – TICA – SACC – LOOF
Anatoli ANA WCF
Aphrodite’s Giant Shorthair APS WCF – ACF
Arabian Mau ARM WCF
Asian ASI GCCF – SACC – LOOF
Australian Mist AUM WCF – TICA – ACF – CCCA – GCCF – SACC
Aztek AZT GCCF
Bengal BEN ALL
Bombay BOM WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – LOOF
Brasilian Shorthair BSH WCF
British Shorthair BRI ALL
Burmese American AMB WCF – CFA – TICA – LOOF
Burmese European BUR WCF – CFA – FIFE – ACF – CCCA – GCCF – NZCF – SACC- LOOF
Burmilla BMS CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Celtic / European Shorthair KKH WCF – FIFE (EUR) – LOOF
Ceylon CEY WCF – LOOF
Chartreux CHA WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – LOOF
Chausie CHS WCF – TICA
Cornish Rex CRX ALL
Devon Rex DRX ALL
Egyptian Mau MAU CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – GCCF – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Exotic Shorthair EXO ALL
German Rex GRX WCF – FIFE – LOOF
Japanese Bobtail JBT WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Kanaani KAN WCF
Karelian Bobtail KAS WCF
Korat KOR WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
Kurilian Bobtail KBS WCF – FIFE – TICA – LOOF
La Perm LPS ALL
Lykoi LYS WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – LOOF
Manx MAN ALL
Minuet MIS WCF – TICA
Munchkin MNS WCF – TICA – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
Ocicat OCI WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – GCCF – NZCF – LOOF
Pixiebob PXS WCF – TICA – ACF – LOOF
Russian Blue RUS blue: ALL / white & black: only WCF – ACF–CCCA–GCCF–NZCF
Savannah SAV WCF – TICA
Scottish Fold SFS WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Selkirk Rex SRX ALL
Singapura SIN WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Snowshoe SNO WCF – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA -GCCF – LOOF
Sokoke SOK FIFE – GCCF – LOOF
Toyger TOY WCF – TICA – GCCF – NZCF
Ural Rex URX WCF
CATEGORY 4 – ORIENTAL GROUP
Colourpoint Shorthair COS CFA
Foreign White Shorthair (Siamese) SIA w WCF – ACF – CCCA
Foreign White Longhair (Balinese) BAL w WCF – ACF – CCCA
Havana (Suffolk / Havana Brown) HAV WCF – TICA – GCCF(SUF) – LOOF (HAV)
Khao Manee KAM WCF – CFA – TICA
Mekong Bobtail MBT WCF
Oriental Longhair (Mandarin) OLH ALL
Oriental Shorthair OSH ALL
Siamese SIA ALL
Siamese Longhair (Balinese) BAL WCF – CFA – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – NZCF – SACC – LOOF
Thai THA WCF – FIFE – TICA – GCCF – LOOF
Tonkinese TON WCF – CFA – TICA – ACF – CCCA – GCCF – NZCF – SACC –  LOOF
Tonkinese Longhair (Tibetan) TOL LOOF
Toy Bob TOB WCF
CATEGORY 5 –  HAIRLESS
Don Sphynx (Donskoy) DSX WCF – FIFE – TICA – SACC – LOOF
Peterbald PBD WCF – FIFE – TICA – ACF – CCCA – SACC – LOOF
Sphynx Canadian SPH ALL
CATS WITHOUT PEDIGREE
Household Pet Shorthair HPS  
Household Pet Longhair HPL  
NON RECOGNIZED BREEDS
non recognized Longhair  XLH  
non recognized Shorthair  XSH  
non recognized Hairless  XHL  
Transilvanian Cat  XTRA In recognition process at WCF
BASIC COLOURS
COLOUR CODE DESCRIPTION
black n Also: seal – brown – ruddy – sable – ebony – roan
blue a  
chocolate b Also: havanna
lilac c Also: lavender
red d  
cream e  
black tortie f Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on black
blue tortie g Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on blue
chocolate tortie h Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on chocolate
lilac tortie j Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on lilac
cinnamon o Also: sorrel for ABY
fawn p Also: peach for AUM
cinnamon tortie q Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on cinnamon
fawn tortie r Also: patched – tortoiseshell based on fawn
white w  
unrecognized colour in certain breeds x  
COLOUR  VARIETIES ADDITIONAL TO BASIC COLOUR
silver s white banding (in red/cream = cameo; for all colours without tabby = smoke)
amber t only for NFO
charcoal t only for BEN (basic colour black, only recognized in other WCC organizations)
sunshine u only for SIB
golden y apricot banding
carnelian z only for KBS/KBL ( basic colours black & blue)
DILUTE MODIFIER COLOURS
caramel   m Only for AUM, based on blue (am), lilac (cm) and fawn (pm)
AMOUNTS OF WHITE
van 01 1/8 colour only head and tail 7/8 white
harlequin 02 1/6 colour 5/6 white
bicolour 03 1/3 till 1/2 white
mitted 04 only for RAG
snowshoe 05 only for SNO
medaillon – locket – bikini – toes 09 in breeds where any amount of white is permitted
PATTERNS
shaded 11 2/3 silver 1/3 tipped
shell 12 7/8 silver 1/8 tipped chinchilla
tabby 21 if the markings cannot be specified, only in 01/02/32/33 and SPH, DSX, PBD
classic 22 blotched – marbled
mackerel 23 stripes
spotted 24 rosetted
ticked 25 each hair banded
grizzled ticked 26 only for CHS
karpati 28 only for Household Pets and breeds, that can be mated with Household Pets (recognized in ACF, GCCF)
roan 29 Only for LYS, basic colour black
POINTED
sepia 31 Burmese pointed
mink 32 Tonkinese pointed
himalayan 33 Siamese pointed
EYE COLOURS
blue eyed 61  
orange eyed 62  
odd eyed 63 one blue – the other green, yellow or orange
green eyed 64  
golden (to orange) 65 Burmese eye colour
aquamarine/turquoise 66 Tonkinese eye colour
dark blue 67 Siamese eye colour
BREED SPECIFIC
rumpy 51 Manx without tail
rumpy riser 52 Manx with tail approach
stumpy 53 Manx with short tail (less than 3 cm)
longie* 54 Manx with tail (more than 3 cm)
straight ears 71 only for SFS – SFL
longhair* 81 only DSP – PBD
shorthair* 82 only DSP – PBD
brushed coat* 83 only DSP – PBD
straight coat* 84  
velour coat 85 only DSP – PBD
normal toes 90 only PIX / POL
polydactyl front paws 91 only PIX / POL
polydactyl hind paws 92 only PIX / POL
polydactyl all 4 paws 93 only PIX / POL
long legs* 97 only MNS / MNL
* not for show – no championship status – only to create the pedigree correct

Please note:
Individual EMS codes will always be separated from each other by a space,unless specifically indicated otherwise.
Individual numerical EMS codes are always to use in ascending order.

Actualized 2021-12-12