RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Tue Sep 9, '08 3:44pm PST |
|Long thread, lol, not sure how to respond to individual posts, as you can on
So, I'll just make this a general post.
As Harvey's mom or dad said, each breed has their own standards, which
they are judged by, its basicly a confirmation class, altho grooming and
personality are taken into consideraton. Here is a link to the Maine Coon,
and each breed has their own standards.
Without pulling out my rule book, which is packed in my show boxes, which
are at the very bottom, lol, I don't know what the rules are, regarding
drugging cats to show them. I never needed to drug my cat to show him.
But, in my opinion, a cat should not be drugged to show him/her, weather
it is feliway or actual drugs. If someone is doing this, I would ask that
person, to ask themselves, why are they showing the cat?
Bumpurr has never needed to be drugged or given feliway, or anything to
be shown, and he finished in the top 10, 6th place, in Reg 1 in CFA HHP's.
I also do not run him every weekend, and every season, he was shown last
season, he gets this season off. I quit showing for the winter, as I will not
put his life in danger, by trying to get to shows in the bad winter weather.
I feel, if a cat, is unhappy at the shows, for whatever reason, and is hissing,
growling, swatting at judges, etc, that cat is telling his mommy or daddy,
he/she is unhappy. I would ask that person, why they continue to show
that cat, are the points or ribbons that important?
Yes, I am extremly overly pickey about my cats, very well know for it on the
circuit, and very proud of it.
As far as the differences about the CFA and TICA HHP shows, the basics are
In CFA, a one day show would be 6 rings, a two day show would be 3/4 rings
each day, depending on the show. In TICA there are 6 rings Each Day.
In CFA the cats are judged, the top 10 called back, which is called a Final.
The cats that make the Final, their numbers are announced, and if there
are 2 conflicting HHP rings, or 2 conflicting HHP Finals, the judges or clerks
work it out, and one goes on to another class. In TCA, the cats that make
the Finals, their numbers are not announced, they call the Final, and you
have to go look, to see if you made the Final. If there are 2 conflicting
Finals, as in, you are in one Final, and they call you for another Final, your
number stays up, in the ring you cannot get to, and your cat is still awarded
the Final placing.
In CFA, all HHP"s are judged in the same ring, regardless of age, male and
female, all colors. Males are in class 0892 color class, females are in 0893
color class, but they all get judged in the same ring. In TICA, HHP kittens
are 4 months old - 8 months old, male and female, and this is a totally
seperate class from the HHP Adults. You could have HHP kittens in one
ring, and HHP Adults in another ring, both going at the same time.
And HHP LH and SH are in different divisions. Then to further confuse
things, they also divide them by color. You have the solids, and divided by
the diff solid colors, then tabbys, divided by red tabbys, brown tabbys, etc,
and the pointed, again divided by the diff pointed colors. The Finals for the
LH and SH are seperate. For example, Bumpurr would show in the LH
division, and in the red/tabby divison, he would go against other LH red
cats, then against all the other LH tabbys. Its kinda confusing until you
get used to it.
In CFA, for points, they have a chart they go by, depending on how many
cats are in the class, and the placing in the Final, thats how many points
they get. You can show anywhere in the US, and whatever points you get,
they go towards whatever Region you are in, and you compete, points wise
with other cats in your own Region. In TICA, I cannot even begin to
explain how their points are done, and the different titles you can win. A
TICA person could prob explain it better.
Hope this has helped explain the diff between CFA and TICA.