- Sep 15, 2009
I have a question about showing cats. I know you can buy a "show quality" cat or a pet, but can you show your "pet" cat? As you see I know nothing about showing animals
Thanks for sharing that.If you buy a pet quality cat you need to ask the breeder if you can show it.
Many breeders will not allow pet quality kittens to be shown it is in the contracts.
You also can show mixed breeds in HHP.
I started showing Nofuratu in the household pet class before I got his registration papers. Then I showed him in the altered class. He is not a "show quality" cat, at least I didnt pay for show quality, but he won lots of ribbons and we had a blast!!
We would take the 3 kids and do weekend shows and had lots of fun travelling to different places, and the kids liked it.
The cage decoration competitions are also lots of fun! You can go totally crazy with that!!! I think you would enjoy it!
Good luck at your upcoming show with Namir and Darwin- keep us posted on how it goesI got contacted by the second biggest swedish breeder in Sphynxes yesterday. She had seen pics of Darwin and wondered about his line and if he is neutered. She was prepared to go 600 miles (total both ways) to see us if he wasn't to check him out better because she is looking for some new blood in her breeding program and liked him from the pictures and what she heard about him.
He is neutered though but sure made me a proud daddy anywayz and a bit of the nerves for our coming first cat show in january vanished.
Namir I am quite sure about show-wise though. I know he is almost straight through a very good somali standard-wise and I have a good feeling about Darwin as well except maybe for two small things. His whisker pads (correct?) should b a bit puffier and his tail has a tad much hair on it. Not hair really but you know what I mean. Not just the tip as is perfectly allowed.
Time will tell, can't wait for january to come, win or loose it's gonna be so interesting.
Darwin is a d09 (red/white) also and same thing. Takes a lot of attention to keep him clean. My last sphynx only needed a bath every 10-14 days but Darwin I can clean every 3-4, I usually wait 5-7 days between baths though but then he is dirty. Very oily compared to my last and in that dust gets stuck. Also it is very visible on a white.We have a red and white sphynx named Timmy. We have the same problems keeping him clean, especially his nails.