The MAINE COON CATlogo CLUB 


Affiliated to the GCCF

Established 1985

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.

Several years ago we managed to gain approval for four colour classes at GCCF Shows - Brown or Blue Tabby with or without white, Silver Tabby Series, Red 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.

Red Tabby Series inc. Bi-Colour Class: Red Tabby, Cream Tabby, Tortie-Tabby, Blue-Cream Tabby, all with or without white go into this class.

Please note that Red Silver Tabby, Cream Silver Tabby, Silver Tortie-Tabby and Blue-Cream Silver Tabby go into the Silver Tabby Class, not the Red Tabby Class.

Any Other Colour Class: Everything else goes into this class. All solids, shadeds and smokes, with or without white, go into this class.

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.

Click here to see the full list of GCCF breed numbers (both original and new numbers using the EMS system.

 

You may also find the GCCF Standard of Points useful to determine new colour references.