Originally Posted by celestialrags
Exactly right! I believe if they had the lower fee mabey more would try to show AOV raggies. But like you said if they are on the same date, I would be more willing to support TICA over CFA. I am not even registered through CFA. My queen Icey is registered TICA and CFF I only register litters with TICA so I don't think I could even show at a CFA show if I had a bi-color to show.
Even if you are not a member or your cattery isn't registered with them, you can still show a bicolor with CFA. The white spotting factor is still an issue in CFA, so you would need to have a bicolor with the patterning correct, but for a small hock mark or something, they may take off certain points, but if the overall type is there, by all means take a bicolor to CFA. One of my bicolor males, our first stud, is a bicolor, a high mitted bicolor, and has a few dark spots in areas, that are not considered perfect for show, however, he produces kittens with nice clean markings, so it has evened itself out. It is only my opinion in the Ragdoll breed and other breeds judged on patten placement, that you have to look at the overall type first, to see if the cat is of type for your program, and look at the pattern last, however, you can have a wonderful type Ragdoll in your program, and if the WSF isn't showing better patterning in kittens, it doesn't help too much. From many breeders I have spoke to, most seem to prefer working with the High mitted bicolor, opinions being that they do give better marked kittens. Van patterning in our Ragdolls is not accepted in TICA for championship status, however, the Van bicolor is in CFA.
I think Koda Bear will do well in TICA as an adult, I just hope when he begins to breed, that he produces clean marked kittens. I have a seal bicolor female joining us next week from Canada. She will be shown. I will tell more about her when she arrives and I can get many pictures of her, she comes from a RW QGC daddy, and then the Mom isn't titled, but has many Grands and Supremes behind her in her 5 generations. The Dad is very close to gaining his DM, and I hope our new baby can help him on his way to gaining that status. We are very excited!!