Oh that's fantastic, how did she take to showing? 2.5 years even though she is still young is older than most cats starting out on their showing career, I'm interested to hear how she took to it - I'm guessing she coped OK or she wouldn't have done well
I can appreciate why you did it later rather than as a kitten - my Oriental Shorthair, Sonic, (who has always been perfect to me anyway!) has become far more handsome as he has matured, he'll never be outstanding but his coat and body type have come through as near to perfect as you can get and the points he would gain from that would make up for his less than perfect set of the ears. But I felt that at over 2 years old when he finally became a swan was too late to start showing him.