Thank you Leslie and Kim!! Serafina and the pride, send their love. Serafina is a big girl, and comes from big lines, so it is nice to see her with this nice large boning. We hope to see her at least Grand, but there is a lot of nice competition, but I also want to help see her Dad get a DM in TICA, and I think he is pretty close. We are so happy to have her here with us, she will debut at a TICA show the first weekend in July.
Smudge is getting to be a big boy, just wait that is what our 18 lb Toulouse was his first year, but he kept on a growing. The first 2 years was when we saw the most growth, and then it was a couple of pounds the last couple of years, and he really did take all the way until he was 2 to get that full matured color. You live in a cooler climate, I would guess, so temperature will play a factor, because of being a pointed cat.
We are in love, and she is as Ragdoll as one would expect, a constant lovebug, and sleeps belly up, with a purr box that stays on continuous play.
We are staying traditional as well right now, seal and blue only. In the future we may go into chocolate or lilacs, but are passion is the seals and blues. My good friend just got the news that her tortie bicolor Ragdoll, got RW, and of course, #1 Tortie Bicolor in the world, I am very happy for her, and I know how excited she must be. A beautiful girl, and I would say she was ever bit 15+ pounds, she has made it to Quad in TICA, and I want to say Grand in CFA, but I don't remember her CFA results.
Leslie, email me when you can, I was reading that there are only 31 CFA Breed Council Members, if we want to see any changes come to our mitted and colorpoint, we have to help be a part of that change. I believe the requirements are cattery registration, at least 2 litters registered in CFA, and I also want to say a cat shown to Grand or better, I will need to check the information a little clearer, and we may have someone who knows this, but I have the information here somewhere. A type Ragdoll, even mitted, shouldn't look anything like a Birman, and a type Ragdoll that is colorpoint, shouldn't look like a Persian/Himalayan, and if a CFA shows comes to town, call or email the entry clerk and let them know you want to show AOV, and see if they will lower the price for an AOV, I am hearing a few have done this. I am just biding my time waiting for the next CFA show, but I am going to try to work towards joining the CFA Ragdoll breed council, for every Ragdoll breeder who wants a change in CFA needs to show we want it. I was shocked to hear only 31 members, and we have around 600 Ragdoll breeders. It now clears up why CFA isn't bothering to change things, we as Ragdoll breeders are not trying to change and show why it should be changed. Also if you became a TICA member, let me know so you can get on the TICA breed discussion board, as they just voted in a new change in wording on patterns for showing our Ragdolls. PM or email me and I will let you know what the TICA judges will read, when judging our Ragdolls on color and pattern, the wording has changed, and the vote has already been cast, the new wording is in. I think this is just the first phase of the Ragdoll standard being reworded, I think many judges are complaining of excess wording in our standard and want it all more simplified, so I think we may see more wording change as they go through the standard. Your vote counts too, as long as you also have membership with TICA, not just your cattery prefix registered in TICA.
Ok, off soapbox...LOL I just wanted to update you, as I know you are showing now, and let you know about CFA, and that it would be nice to see more Ragdoll breeders become active, as I really would not have guessed 31.
Hope all is doing well, furry and non-furry. I am doing much better, I have even did a little gardening, which was really nice to be out. I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend!!