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post #91 of 110
Kai will you be at the Maumee Ohio Tica show in February? I will be there ...but not showing. My Skye is staying home. I was a wreck! He was just shy, I brought Remy to keep him company who freaked and peed all over himself in the car...hahahhha He got an after show bath! Poor guy all that trauma AND a bath!
They ragdoll breeder of my cats show all the time. They were showing here in Michigan And in Florida the same weekend. I would rather go as a helper *g I wasn't made for that kind of stress

It sounds like your Jack really only needs one more show to be King of the Kats..
If I am attending a cat show in your area I will find you....he IS a beautiful boy but you know that! talk to you soon
post #92 of 110
Nevermind Nial, you can always show Jack again!!! BUT, congrations on the 2nd Best!
post #93 of 110
I'm sorry Nial,

I hope you have better luck next time. Do you have any hints on things to improve on?
post #94 of 110
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I'm sorry Nial,

I hope you have better luck next time. Do you have any hints on things to improve on?

Yep! Get the judges better glasses! I'm sorry I shouldn't have said that but he was the best cat there!!!!

Nial, as you know it was an absolute pleasure!! I wouldn't trade the last two days for anything! I learned so much and you and Teri were so patient with all my questions! Thanks!

Pictures soon in Fur pics!
post #95 of 110
Jack is already Supreme in my book. We've just got to wait for the judges to catch up with what we already know.
post #96 of 110
Jack will get it next show - how many bengals were competing and what did the others do in the ring. Nial - check out my thread on Charlie (re bengals).
post #97 of 110
Ohhhhhh that's a shame!! Yay for 2nd top cat though!!! I bet Jack didn't care either way

Edit: I can't find results for the others, how did Miss Spotty Paws and Itsy go?
post #98 of 110
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Jack will get it next show - how many bengals were competing and what did the others do in the ring. Nial - check out my thread on Charlie (re bengals).
Jack had alot of competition from other bengals in this show. He was up against 15 championship bengals.
3 black silver spotted
1 black silver marble
1 seal mink marble
2 brown marbles and.......
8 brown spotted

I'm proud of how he did. He beat all the other silvers 10 out of 12 rings and held his own with the rest of the field in all the rings. He just needed to inch up one more position in that final and get the "best cat". Wasn't to be, this time. I'll proudly walk off with 2nd best all breed cat.

Itsy, did extremely well against a field of 10 other bengal kittens. He placed 1st or 2nd in color in nearly every ring, and got 2 sixth best all breed kitten finals.

Miss Spotty Paws got best in color and best in division in all 12 rings. , but.........she was the only silver bengal competing....so all of that winning was by default. She did get a best of breed in one ring and several top 3 of breed. One final as 8th best all breed kitten. Not bad for a 7 month old that has at least 2 "problem" areas in my opinion.

I'm off to check out your Charlie thread!
post #99 of 110
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Ohhhhhh that's a shame!! Yay for 2nd top cat though!!! I bet Jack didn't care either way

Edit: I can't find results for the others, how did Miss Spotty Paws and Itsy go?
Sarah,

I posted Itsy and Spotty results, in response to GK's question in this thread.

and....yep I'm happy with his 2nd placement. Silver's have a tough time winning in a field of that many bengals (15 in this case) not to mention being up against all the other breeds, so for him to have done that well in a final is quite an accomplishment. If Jack does supreme, he will be the first ever in the south-east region and one of just a handful internationally that have ever supremed. It would be something that Teri and I could be proud of for a very long time.
post #100 of 110
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Kai will you be at the Maumee Ohio Tica show in February? I will be there ...but not showing.
That show is just a bit too far for us to drive. We've been to the Toledo show before and it was just too much driving to get there and back.
We mostly do the east coast shows.
Our next TICA shows are Raleigh, NC., Birmingham, AL. and Jamestown, NC.

We may sneak some Jersey and Maryland shows in as well.

I hope we can meet you at some show sometime in the furture!
post #101 of 110
Nial,

Even if Jack doesn't Supreme, you and Teri can be proud of the fact that Jack is one of the best bengals ever bred and has the biggest fan club...EVER!!!! But keep going - I'm sure the Supreme is just around the corner!!!
post #102 of 110
I was thinking about going to the Toledo show. If I go it would be either Saturday or Sunday but not both. If there is a difference which day would be the better one to go? What is the admission fee just to watch and not show?
post #103 of 110
Nial I'm happy that Jack stood up to all that competition! You must be so proud of him.
post #104 of 110
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I was thinking about going to the Toledo show. If I go it would be either Saturday or Sunday but not both. If there is a difference which day would be the better one to go? What is the admission fee just to watch and not show?
I went both days and the judges are different on the second day and I noticed that some of the cats had withdrawn after the first day. I enjoyed both days but there were more cats on Saturday.

The price at this show was 5 dollars but if you brought a can of cat food you received a dollar off your ticket.
post #105 of 110
What are Miss Spotty Paws' problem areas? That interests me. I know breeders look for certain things in color, shape, etc. But to just know the formula inside and out amazes me.
post #106 of 110
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What are Miss Spotty Paws' problem areas? That interests me. I know breeders look for certain things in color, shape, etc. But to just know the formula inside and out amazes me.
Bengals as show cats, must conform to the standards for the breed. Because bengals are a relatively new breed, being in existance for a bit more than 30 years, we are all still working on the "perfect" bengal.
It's a difficult task to incorporate every perfect trait in each cat, so most bengals fall a bit short in some area.

In Spotty's case, she has a weak chin. The standard calls for the nose and chin to be in perfect vertical alignment when viewed in profile. Spotty looks like she has an overbite.
Her tail is also thin. The standard calls for a short thick tail.

I will not be showing her again, although I will breed her to Jack, as she has many wonderful traits that I want in my silver program and Jack has in his genes what she lacks...strong chin and a tail like a baseball bat. Spotty's standout traits are: Extreme silver/white background, large closed rosettes, spotted legs, bright white belly, brilliant green eyes, and virtualy no tarnish....and a sweet personality.

I felt obligated to show Spotty, because the breeder we got her from felt she was show quality. I felt she had the flaws I mentioned and the judges confirmed it upon questioning them. At this point it's no longer just my opinion and I can tell her breeder that trained judges concur.

Spotty is a wonderful bengal and very striking. When she was being judged I heard many comments from spectators about how gorgeous she is, but they don't have to nit-pick. I do.
She's definitely an asset to our breeding program, but trying to make her a champion is, IMO doing a disservice to the breed at this point, since we are all striving for perfection.
My goal is to combine Jack and Spotty's genes to get a near perfect silver show cat.
post #107 of 110
Ive never really looked around this forum before and for the past hour Ive read through the threads and I am absolutely hooked!
Jack is an absolute star. He does you proud everytime. Sorry the last show didnt quite get the result you wished for but hopefully next time.
That is very cool that you and Eva got to meet up.
post #108 of 110
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Ive never really looked around this forum before and for the past hour Ive read through the threads and I am absolutely hooked!
Jack is an absolute star. He does you proud everytime. Sorry the last show didnt quite get the result you wished for but hopefully next time.
That is very cool that you and Eva got to meet up.
Thank-you!

Definitely enjoyed meeting Eva and her family. Takoda couldn't have gone to a better home.

Jack's going to get another chance at that elusive "supreme" in April.
post #109 of 110
thanks for your answer to my question Nial!!!!

I've always wondered how breeders can tell - I mean i know they must have it pretty much memorized but still!!!!!!!!!

thanks again
post #110 of 110
That is one GORGEOUS cat...! (O.O)
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