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Jack at One Month old

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ready for the two cutest boys - one of them is Jack
post #2 of 22
Oh, my goo'ness! They are simply the most precious!
post #3 of 22
OK, I give. Which one? Is it the silver one? I would take either! Or both!

post #4 of 22
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I don't know - we won't know for another two months. But these are the better of the 3 boys - which one winds up as the best one is a toss up. I'm getting the opinion (breeder's and another Oci breeder and mine).

I would like to cut and paste (happens all the time with show kitties) - put the head of the cinnamon-silver on the cinnamon's body. He's got an excellent body/spotting pattern right now (the cinnamon).

I'm sure Nial and the other show breeders in here have done the exact same thing in a litter of kittens!
post #5 of 22
Oh I change my mind! I like the cinnamon one better now!
post #6 of 22
They are so cute.
I like the darker one better.
post #7 of 22
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And don't any of you suggest both of them - I just did that to DH - he just gave me "the look" and said "we'd be selling one cat real soon"...but would not name names!
post #8 of 22
Amanda has 3 Oci's, so can you!

Three is a good number.

Both boys are great looking. I don't envy your decision.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
Amanda has 3 Oci's, so can you!

Three is a good number.

Both boys are great looking. I don't envy your decision.
i agree - get 'em both!
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yeah and Amanda doesn't have someone that it took a lot to convince him that Charlie needed a brother. We have two cats and a dog; Jack will make 3 cats. DH says "no more" as we eventually want to travel the US and you cannot have a lot of pets in the travel trailer

I'm not gonna push it....at least for a few years

Nial now I know why you have to put 3-4 kittens against each other - you can't make up your mind either who's the best show kitten
post #11 of 22
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Three is a good number.
There are better numbers than 3, especially since they come in 12 colours


I like the cinnamon better, have you seen a newer pic of the cinn/silv's side?
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Not in this batch of pics. But the cin-silvers do have smaller spotting comparied to the cinnamon. The other Oci breeder says that she thinks the cinnamon has dynomite spotting and body on him. You do want the larger spotting. I've seen some that the spotting is good but IMO too small.

There was another Oci breeder who wants to try and grand an Oci in all 12 colors and be the first one to do it
post #13 of 22
I know nothing about type, spots, etc. but the darker one has a cuter face
post #14 of 22
What breed are they?! THEY'RE ADORABLE!
post #15 of 22
I wish I knew from experience how strict judges are on head vs. pattern. I really like the Cinn Silver's head a lot, for me, I can really see all three parent breeds in it. What pattern issues does he have?
post #16 of 22
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Rainbow - they are Ocicats - cinnamon and cinnamon-silver boys.

Ferris: Right now the cinnamon boy has a super body/spotting pattern - very clear, flashy and large spots. But the cinnamon-silver boy has better ears and muzzle; however his spotting is smaller and the color is not as intense (his sister is darker color). The cinnamon boy has better ear set.

According to the Oci standard (CFA) its a total of 25% on the head and 75% on body/spotting/color.
post #17 of 22
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I've seen some that the spotting is good but IMO too small.
Agree, but on the other end of the scale I've also seen spots that are too large - the cat is no longer "well spotted" as the spots are too big to allow many of them on the body.
post #18 of 22
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I don't think I've seen one with too big of spots - got a picture?
post #19 of 22
Is there one color that judges tend to reward over another? In Maus, it's pretty common for an average silver to beat a really great smoke. And in Vans, a red is usually going to take the ring.

At least you have it down to two!
post #20 of 22
Cute I think they are all beautiful
post #21 of 22
they are beautiful i dont think i could chose between them
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ferris, the chocolates dominate; but in the past season or so, there are more "other colors" granding, with several dilutes (lavendar, fawns). In most shows there is only a handful of Ocis and usually its not in the same class - you might get one in kitten, one in championship, one in alter (that's a good show).

I think some of the breeders are starting to put more non-chocolates out now so the judges can see there are other colors and the quality.

Silvers (not sure if Mau's have same problem) are still hard to show as the coats are slightly longer then the other colors and the standard is for a short tight coat. This is due to the longer coat of the ASH that was introduced. That's why only abys are allowable outcrosses for the next few years; ASH's ruin the tight coat.
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