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post #31 of 43
CFA bans any declawed cat (pedigree or mixed). ACFA and TICA allow them but don't promote it.

We did find that in the wire cages, Charlie had a tendency to hide under the beds in the cage. However, since we got our own portable one that is more "enclosed", he doesn't hide any more - just curls up and sleeps on top of the spotted bed.
post #32 of 43
I've just seen the rules for GCCF shows over here and yeah, everything needs to be regulation white. Even the litterbox and food and water bowls etc. need to be the same standard white. Basically the cages are all supposed to look identical and you'll get disqualified from the show if you break that.
post #33 of 43
We have the plain white rule in at least 1 state, in my state we are allowed coloured curtains but nothing to identify the cat as yours (visible cattery name etc) and you cannot approach your cage and touch the cat once benched until after judging has finished. You cannot bring your own cage.

Open judging is somewhat new too, and several shows are still closed judging.
post #34 of 43
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I've just seen the rules for GCCF shows over here and yeah, everything needs to be regulation white. Even the litterbox and food and water bowls etc. need to be the same standard white. Basically the cages are all supposed to look identical and you'll get disqualified from the show if you break that.
i want to protest... i want every thing in pink please. everything white?! that's like going to funeral.... :P

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I must warn you, now that I know they are related...if he's anything like Denebola, he will flip his pink doughnut bed over in the benching cage, and crawl underneath it...then peer out with just his face showing...we decided he just liked looking like a turtle

i don't mind if that's gonna make him happy. he can tear everything else but hiself!!! personally i like to bring something he used to with us when i take him out. i found that it claims him down especially when i am not being with him! well... then do i need to start using white stuffs instead of pink?! he doesn't have a problem to all teh pink stuffs at home thogh escept "normal" damage
post #35 of 43
It depends on what association you are showing in (forgive me if you already said)...in CFA and in TICA, you are allowed to decorate your benching cage.
post #36 of 43
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i would love to have a chance to decorate my cage with something special!!!! i am so going to have everything in pink!!!... even though he is in fact a boy :P
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post #37 of 43
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whenever i leave the flat, BuBee (my boy's name) always runs outside of my flat to the end of common corridor and roll over his body until i pick him up good that there are only 3 flats on the same floor and the corrridor is a contained area, otherwise i would have a hard time to look for him outside my flat however when he hear any strange sound, he would run as fast as he can back to my fast tho
post #38 of 43
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We have the plain white rule in at least 1 state, in my state we are allowed coloured curtains but nothing to identify the cat as yours (visible cattery name etc) and you cannot approach your cage and touch the cat once benched until after judging has finished. You cannot bring your own cage.

Open judging is somewhat new too, and several shows are still closed judging.
In the GCCF, exhibitors are not even in the hall when judging for the open classes is taking place. You vet in and settle your cat in its cage, then have to leave the hall for at least 2 hours. Once the open judging is finished at lunchtime, exhibitors are allowed back in to attend to and feed their cats, and the show opens to the public. Then any miscellaneous classes are judged during the afternoon.

Cats are benched according to section, breed, and colour, so if you're showing a Siamese and a Maine Coone, they will be at opposite ends of the hall. The judges go from cage to cage with a trolley, steward, and clipboard- the steward removes the cat from his cage, places him on the trolley, and assists in handling. The judge writes comments in a judging book, and a tear off slip is pinned to a large board so that when judging is over the exhibitor can pick up the comments for his/her cats, and then rosettes and challenge certificates can be collected and attached to the cage. If there are miscellaneous classes being judged while the hall is open, no-one may approach the judges as they go from cage to cage. The only time the cats are removed from their cage to another pen is for best in show judging. Spectators and exhibitors do not really get to see or hear any judging taking place.

It's quite sterile and dry really, apparently TICA shows are a much more relaxed atmosphere.
post #39 of 43
UK GCCF seems quite similar to ours apart from the closed hall.

I wish they would use teasers with the cats like they seem to in the US, looks like more fun.
post #40 of 43
As far as I know every association in the US (CFA, TICA, ACFA - the major ones) allow you to decorate your benching cages and bring your own portable ones now.

Of course the judges rings cages are all white and plain - just dividers between so the cats can see each other.
post #41 of 43
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As far as I know every association in the US (CFA, TICA, ACFA - the major ones) allow you to decorate your benching cages and bring your own portable ones now.

Of course the judges rings cages are all white and plain - just dividers between so the cats can see each other.
Not can but can't!
post #42 of 43
oops - thanks teacher

go to YM
post #43 of 43
We don't have separate benching and judging cages, it all happens in the one cage.
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