Please be aware that some breeders may offer kittens with only a copy of the alleged parents' registration certificate or certified pedigree. If you cannot get a CFA Certificate of Individual Registration for the kitten, then there is no assurance it is ' pure bred" and is therefore classified as a "Mutt".
All of my litters are registered with CFA and each kitten may be registered with CFA by the new owner to receive a Certificate of IIndividual Registration. These are otherwise known as "papers" for your kitten. A CFA registration application is provided for each kitten