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post #1 of 26
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Well, Tobie did well overall today. It was a mixed bag. In the first ring (it was the specialty judge), he didn't even final. Since it was long hair specialty, there were only 5 that finaled anyway. I don't know what was up with that.

He finaled and got 6th best in two rings, and then he got Best HHP!!

Okay, so we all know how strange Tobie's coloring is. I had someone come up to me and say "You have to see this cat." I didn't quite get it what she was so excited about at first, but I went over, and OMG... it was Tobie with no tail and stripes instead of ticking! It was crazy!! I did a major double take. The owner calls him a natural mink mctabby. Which reminds me; a couple of the judges disagreed with me again on color. It's possible that Tobie is a natural mink ticked tabby, though... I'm not going to lose sleep over it. It doesn't matter so much for HHPs anyway.
Here's Tobie's lookalike:

I repeat, that's not Tobie!!!! Funny, huh?

The rest of the pics are coming.
post #2 of 26
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There was tough competition in the HHP class today. This guy was such a laid back goof... he was a big chunk of a cat. Not all that gorgeous, but he obviously had a great personality!



Here's another "accident" kitty. An Aby breeder accidentally let a stray tom get to one of her queens. This was the result... apart from the striping on the legs, this HHP could definitely pass for an Aby!


An American Shorthair (Sofia lookalike):


Tobie:
post #3 of 26
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I think this guy is a Maine Coon kitten. Isn't he pretty??


Handsome Sphynx.


Tobie and the judge that gave him Best HHP.


Gorgeous Abys!!


More Abys! These two were absolute lovebugs. Making biscuits and purring and rubbing against any hand that came in touching range... I think I want an Aby if they are all like this! What personalities. Oh, and they play like maniacs too...


A 17 lb Maine Coon on the right, and another large breed next to him. I forget the breed... sorry!

post #4 of 26
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Glamourpus.


Look at those ears! A couple of American Curls.



Bengals!!




Another one of Tobie's competitors... he's 402 behind the judge. This is the ring he didn't final in. To be fair, the competition was tough today... everyone was in great shape and well-groomed (which isn't always the case, at least to the couple of shows I've been to so far)... not to mention gorgeous and well-behaved!

post #5 of 26
Everyone looks so wonderful, especially that Tobie! That big cat looks like it might be a Norwegian Forest Cat.

Congrats Tobie - I'm glad the judges think you're beautiful, cause we do too!
post #6 of 26
Congratulations Tobie
post #7 of 26
Yeah Tobie! He looks so calm and content at the shows. I don't know how that judge didnt place him. Maybe they think he is so special that he probably gets all the attention. LOL to the natural mink mctabby, that is pretty cute.

The Aby's are darling. I got my sister two rescue Aby's. wixh I would have kept them, they are personality plus. I call them the silly otter kitties. Wondeful, wonderful cats.
post #8 of 26
Great pics, and congrats again Tobie.

I think though that the other unusually colored kitty's owner is mistaken on color.
If I recall (someone please correct me if I'm wrong), but Natural Mink is the Tonkinese designation for Seal Point.
Being a pointed color, would require blue eyes as you know.
McTabby?
Was she trying to say Mac Tabby?
post #9 of 26
Congratulations to Tobie on his Best HHP win!!
post #10 of 26
Great job Tobie, and great pics Godiva!
post #11 of 26
Congrats on another well done show for both of you

I disagee on the natural mink tabby - I go by what Carol agreed on him being a chocolate ticked tabby.

Nice pictures - am assuming no Ocicats in the show - was this an ACFA show?

BTW you haven't met Charlie yet, so put your "aby" thoughts on hold - I think you'll want a aby/siamese/ash breed
post #12 of 26
Congratulations to Tobie!! And thank you for the wonderful photos! Way to go!
post #13 of 26
Congrats Tobie !!!
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!

I do think she meant "mac" as in mackeral, but I just heard "Mc" and didn't put two and two together.

Mink is actually the name for the medium level of the Tonk colors...
Quote:
Mink - unique to the Tonkinese - It is a medium contrast between the Siamese and Burmese. The contrast between body and legs is less abrupt than with Siamese.
Mink cats usually have aqua eyes though, and neither Tobie or that other kitty have aqua eyes. They do both have gold eyes with greenish middles, though. The lady said that not all minks have aqua eyes... especially if they are poor minks. Maybe Tobie is more inbetween a mink and a solid?
http://www.fanciers.com/breed-faqs/tonkinese-faq.shtml

She did say that both mom and dad would have to carry the mink gene, though... well, which seems unlikely to me. But, you never know! It's fun to think about.
post #15 of 26
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I forgot to mention that she said she gets that color once in a while... that cat is an American Bobtail and she breeds them.

One of the judges said Tobie was a seal lynx point, even though he doesn't have blue eyes. Oh well, I went along with it and it worked out for me, she's the one who gave him Best HHP. The other three didn't comment.
post #16 of 26
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One more thing... Tobie was 16 points short of getting the HHP Royal title... (after only two days of ACFA shows). Dang first ring! Oh well, new season for ACFA starts very soon. Hopefully I'll be able to show him some more.
post #17 of 26
Sometimes I wonder about the judges! You can't have a pointed cat without blue eyes. The exception is the tonkinese but they are really not a pointed cat. So he's NOT pointed. And IMO he's not mink cause neither of the parents are mink. And his mom being a scottish fold - NO way is the mink gene in folds.

Which judge said he was pointed????

And get your butt over here to the May ACFA show in Minneapolis! (well Maple Grove which is just outside the city)! Farmington's show is end of the month - first ACFA show for Charlie (and his last kitten show).
post #18 of 26
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ACFA. Yeah, I wonder about the judges too... that is the second one that's said that! It makes me feel weird that I would know a little more than they do about coloring.

The American Bobtail breeder said that my Scottish Fold (since the breeder also bred Burmese) might have carried mink. Um, maybe I guess... but wouldn't that be highly unethical to continue breeding a Scottish Fold that had an accident in the bloodlines? The breeder I got my Burmese and Scottish Fold from seemed reputable (back in the day at least, she quit breeding not too long after I got my cats) and know her stuff. She was very angry about a stud she got that carried a white gene in the Burmese, and said she couldn't show or use any of the kittens for breeding because of it. I almost got the one "off" color Burmese, but chose Sneakers instead.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Godiva View Post
Thanks everyone!

She did say that both mom and dad would have to carry the mink gene, though... well, which seems unlikely to me. But, you never know! It's fun to think about.

That's a weird way to put it, because mink can't be carried. A cat has either the Tonkinese pattern (mink, cbcs), the Siamese pattern (cscs) or the Burmese pattern (cbcb), no carrying going on anywhere, what you see is what you get with those cats.

Because I'm a relative newcomer here I don't know too much about Tobie (but even I know about all the colour confusion), what do you know about his parents and siblings (I saw a silvertabby sister somewhere I think ?), do you have pics from when he was small and recent pics to compare ? He's so interesting.
post #20 of 26
Well done Tobie
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mimosa View Post
That's a weird way to put it, because mink can't be carried. A cat has either the Tonkinese pattern (mink, cbcs), the Siamese pattern (cscs) or the Burmese pattern (cbcb), no carrying going on anywhere, what you see is what you get with those cats.

Because I'm a relative newcomer here I don't know too much about Tobie (but even I know about all the colour confusion), what do you know about his parents and siblings (I saw a silvertabby sister somewhere I think ?), do you have pics from when he was small and recent pics to compare ? He's so interesting.

Yeah, I still have mom and dad, too. I will post pics later today... or I'll just find some threads with pics and link you to it. I have to go to work now, though. Blah.
post #22 of 26
I found some "little Tobie pics" already:
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=109266

The newborn pics sure don't look like Mink kittens !
post #23 of 26
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I'm glad you found that thread! What do newborn mink kittens look like?
post #24 of 26
Congrats

Tobie u handsome boy u did a great job And look at all that competition they are all such cuties But well Tobie u r just such a cutie and soo GORGEOUS! I needed a tobie fix thanx
post #25 of 26
Congrats Tobie, you handsome gentleman!

That Sphynx is just gorgeous, he looks all golden and those american curls!! love those ears
post #26 of 26
I really enjoyed all the pictures!
Congratulations, Tobie!
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