Want To Show Your Cat?
There are GCCF cat shows almost every weekend of the year with venues in all areas of the UK.
There are classes for Pedigrees, Non-Pedigrees and Pedigree Pets.
The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) has lots of excellent information on their website.
For information on all aspects of showing, including where shows are being held, how to enter a show and what to expect when you get there, click here to visit the GCCF website.
If you would like further help or advice on entering a show, please contact one of the committee.
CONFUSED ABOUT COLOURS?
One thing that owners, judges and show managers may find confusing, is knowing which breed colour class a Maine Coon should enter.
Seaveral years ago we managed to gain approval for three colour classes at GCCF Shows - Brown or Blue Tabby with or without white, Silver Tabby Series and Any Other Colour.
Recently we have seen an increase in the number of cats being entered in the wrong Open Class as well as many more people phoning Steve Butters to ask which class to enter. Entering the wrong class could lead to disqualification. So, to help, here is a guideline:
Brown/Blue Tabby inc. Bi-Colour Class: All Brown or Blue Tabbies with or without White
Silver Tabby Series inc. Bi-Colour Class: Any silver tabby of any colour, including red silver tabby, blue silver tabby and tortie silver tabby, etc it goes in this class.
Any Other Colour Class:
Everything else goes into this class. All the ‘non-silver‘ tabbies (except Brown or Blue Tabby), including Red Tabbies, Cream Tabbies & Tortie Tabbies
Still confused? Don’t hesitate to contact Steve Butters for clarification.
THE MAIN CONFUSION SEEMS TO BE SHADEDS. THEY MUST BE ENTERED INTO THE AOC CLASS, NOT THE SILVER TABBY CLASS.
You may also find the GCCF Standard of Points useful to determine new colour references.