Originally Posted by mews2much
If someone buys a cat from a judge and they are judging do they still judge the cat that came from them?
Anyone know the anwer to that?
Here in my cat fancy - the NZCF we are allowed to judge our own breeding.
In my 5 judging assignments I've only ever judged a kitten I've bred once. I was a lot harsher on him and although he won Best kittens in some of the other rings, I placed him fourth. I don't like judging my own breeding though, it makes it a lot harder. I've judged more cats that my Nana has bred and I don't find that a problem since we live 25 mins away from each other and she has never been in to my house anyway (big stair case).
Up until last year we were allowed to judge each others cats then the cat fancy made a rule that we weren't allowed to. Even though we're not related by blood. So we're having a problem at the moment with what constitutes a family? The rule says you aren't allowed to judge family members cats. I can understand that if you live together or are of immediate family then yes I agree but what about a distant relative or something close to you that may be like family? (Like my Nana).
It's real funny because when Nana & I could judge each others cats we were a lot harder on each other and often p***ed each other off because we had dumped each others cats.
You wanted a short answer to that I bet?
On the other side of the scale I've seen judges come over from Aussie and only put cats up that remotely look like their stock.
Also what's the difference between judging a cat/kitten you may have bred compared to judging 8 times in a year (the appointments I have) and seeing the same cats EVERY show. Yes NZ is a small country and it's very rare from about July to see a cat/kitten you haven't seen during the year.