Our Show Results 2012
Above is Saffireblu Star of the Show (Howie), we no longer own him... but he is still our pride and joy! He is loved, owned and shown by Caroline, Minh, Ethan, Bella & Annika. He has done very well in the show ring as a kitten, winning multiple Best of Breeds, a Best in Show, a Reserve Best in Show and many other placings. He is just the most beautiful boy with the floppiest nature imaginable, we are so proud of him and hope he continues to be the Star of the Show when he matures... he is ready for the adult ring now!
MAGNIFICAT CLUB Show on the 5th August @ Karalee
Judges - R1 - Liz Anderson (CANT), R2 - Ray Clark (QFA), R3 - Denise Spurrel (FCCV), R4 - Denise Figg (QFA).
22 Group 1 Kittens in total, 9 of them Ragdolls, & 17 Group 1 Cats 6 of them Ragdolls.
Saffireblu Star of the Show (Proudly owned and Shown by Caro & Minh Tran)
BEST SEAL BICOLOUR (R2 & R4)
Reserve Seal Bicolour (R1 & R3)
BEST OF BREED (R2)
RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R4)
5th Best of Breed (R1 & R3)
BEST IN SHOW (R2)
5th BEST in Show (R4)
WELL DONE HOWIE, you are a little Star!!
Saffireblu The Godfather
BEST LILAC POINT IN ALL 4 RINGS
3rd Best of Breed (R1, R3 & R4)
9th Best in Show (R3), 10th Best in show (R4)
Saffireblu Takes Two to Tango
Tango got a present from R2 Judge Ray Clark & lots of wonderful comments!
CherishMe Storm Ryder (now ACF AoE GOLD DGC!!)
BEST BLUE BICOLOUR IN ALL 4 RINGS
BEST OF BREED (R2)
RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R1, R3 & R4)
RESERVE BEST IN SHOW (R2)
4th Best in Show (R4)
7th Best in Show (R1)
8th Best in Show (R3)
Well done Ry Man!!
Saffireblu Song of Ice N Fire (now a Champion!!)
5th Best of Breed (R1 & R3)
Saffireblu Teddy Bear (now Silver DGC!!)
RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R2)
3rd Best of Breed (R3 & R4)
4th Best of Breed (R1)
8th Best in show (R2)
'Picnic at the Beach' Hervey Bay Sailing Club 29th July
Judges were : R1 - Helen Farmer CAT (Tasmania), R2 - Ian Honour FCCQ, R3 - Penny Bydlinski FIFE & R4 - Marion Cooper FCCQ - (the fourth ring was an ALL BREEDS ring, so our babies and big guys were up against all of the short hairs and other breeds as well!)
(Soon to be ACF AoE) GOLD DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION CHERISHME STORM RYDER (Blue Bicolour Male 1.5yrs old)
YAYYY!! Ryder has earned his first ACF Award of Excellence status by getting 10 certificates stating that he was awarded Best Male in Group and was of no less than a 95% Standard of excellence by ten different judges, and he even has 2 certificates for his next status too, very exciting as it is a first for us! Sent all the paperwork in but waiting on confirmation to come back!
3 x BEST RAGDOLL CAT ( R1, R2 & R4)
2 x BEST IN SHOW Group 1 cats (R1 & R2)
3rd Best Group 1 cat in Show (R3)
6th Best ALL BREEDS cat in Show (R4)
Also as there was so many Ragdolls there, Helen Farmer from Tasmania was allowed to give a little prize to her Best of Breed for the day, and she chose Ry Man!
SILVER DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION SAFFIREBLU TEDDY BEAR (Blue Point Male 1.5yrs)
2 x Reserve Best Ragdoll Cat (R1 & R2)
2 x 3rd Best Ragdoll cat (R3 & R4)
2 x RESERVE BEST Group 1 Cat in Show (R 1 & R2)
4th Best Group 1 Cat in Show (R3)
10th Best ALL BREEDS Cat in Show (R4)
Teddy did quite well today for points and statuses, he is now over half way to GOLD... woo hoo! His behaviour was not quite as good as usual in one of the rings, but in 3 of the 4 rings he pretty much fell asleep on the bench, and he was showing off his tummy all day long in his cage. Love this boy, even on a bad day where he really wants a calling girl to play with! :)
SAFFIREBLU SULTAN OF SWING (Seal bicolour male 6mths)
3 x BEST Seal Bicolour Male (R2, R3 & R4)
BEST Seal Bicolour overall out of 4 (R3 Penny Bydlinski)
4th Best Ragdoll kitten (R3)
3rd Best Ragdoll kitten (R4)
16th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R1)
2 x 11th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R2 & R3)
9th Best ALL BREEDS kitten in Show (R4)
Great comments overall for our baby Sultan, he is maturing into such a handsome boy... and his eye colour is still as vibrant as ever! :)
SAFFIREBLU TAKES TWO TO TANGO (Red Tabby mitted male 3mths)
4th Best Ragdoll kitten (R1)
10th Best Group 1 Kitten in Show (R1)
2 x 16th Best Group 1 Kitten in Show (R2 & R3)
A great effort for his debut to even be recognized! Some amazing comments on this boy - especially about his head type and chin, hope he does well in the future, he behaved very well, and he even beat our bigger Saffireblu kittens Sultan and Dahla, the beautiful seal bicolours who are double his age and more than double his size lol! Great practice for Tango getting him used to the show bench :)
SAFFIREBLU THE GODFATHER (Lilac Point male 6mths)
Reserve Best Ragdoll kitten (R2)
4th Best Ragdoll kitten (R4)
6th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R2)
12th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R1)
14th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R3)
and 10th Best ALL BREEDS Kitten in Show (R4)
Go Frankie! Behaving like a star as always, swishing that gorgeous long tail like his mummy does, just to show off! Lots of cuddles and purrs from this baby in his show cage :)
SAFFIREBLU DIAMOND JUBILEE (Seal Tabby female 3mths)
Proudly Owned and Shown by Kat Johnston of MystikBlis Ragdolls in Bundaberg!
14th Best Group 1 kitten in Show (R1) - beating our beautiful Saffireblu kittens Sultan and Dahla, just like her brother Tango did. wow - go baby girl!
17th Best Group 1 kitten in show (R2 & R3)
Bilee got amazing comments on her head width and chin, her nature and her dark evenly matching points and strong tabby markings for her young age. She stomped in her cage, on the judges hand, on her new mummy's shoulder, in her litter tray... wherever she was - she was making butter and purring loudly ALL day long! What an angel, perfect show temperament for the future me thinks :D
SAFFIREBLU DANCIN IN THE DARK (Seal Bicolour female 6mths)
Proudly owned and shown by Sharon Bailey of CherishMe Ragdolls on the Sunshine Coast!
BEST Seal Bicolour (R3)
BEST Ragdoll kitten (R3)
3rd BEST Group 1 Kitten in Show (R3)
8th Best Group 1 Kitten in Show (R2)
15th Best Group 1 Kitten in Show (R1)
Pretty good day for all! Very well done to our breeder friends who took home some awesome placings too!
CFCCQ 4 Ring Winter Magic Show 7th July @ Springwood
What a day! As you probably read, the morning started with the delivery of our first Saffireblu to Saffireblu litter... so we were on cloud nine... any placings and prizes were a bonus for us today... we ended up doing okay and coming home with a reasonable stash :)
The JUDGES for this show were...
R1 Satu Hamalainen (FIFE Finland)
R2 Pam DelaBar (CFA USA)
R3 Allan Raymond (CFA USA)
R4 Carolynn Davis (CFCCQ)
SAFFIREBLU SULTAN OF SWING
R1 4th Best Ragdoll Kitten (out of 12)
R2 Second Best Seal Bicolour (out of 4), 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten (out of 12), 13th Best Kitten in Show (out of 41)
R4 Best Seal Bicolour (out of 4), 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten (out of 12), 12th Best kitten in show (out of 41).
Pretty good for our little man, he got his first Rosette today and some amazing comments on his eye shape and colour, muzzle, markings, tail colour etc. He should do pretty well in the future on the show bench we hope, and he will definitely be a good stud!
SAFFIREBLU THE GODFATHER
R3 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten (out of 12)
Amazing comments on Frankie's eyes for a lilac and tail length, last show they said his tail was 'nearly too long' lol, u don't hear that very often so that is good for him! Great comments about his grooming and expression too. Just didnt place very much today, great Raggies out there and stiff competition in the other breeds too. Hopefully when he has a growth spurt we will do better :)
DGC SAFFIREBLU TEDDY BEAR (Now nearly Silver DGC!)
Ted got his challenge in every ring, beating another blue point boy who was slightly older than him, way to go Ted!
R1 15th Best in Show (of 20)
R3 Best Blue point, Reserve Best Ragdoll (out of 9), 6th Best in Show (of 20).
R4 2nd Best Blue point (of 4), 15th Best in Show (of 20)
Great comments on Ted today as always, up against much older blue point boys he did hold his own so we are proud, and he behaved beautifully on the bench, and after becoming a father again in the early hours of the morning we couldn't be more proud of him :D Shame he didnt place higher in the top 10... but there were fabulous cats there of all breeds - Birmans, Exotics, Persians and Mainecoons.
SAFFIREBLU SONG OF ICE N FIRE
Scarlette did so well for her first adult show, beating some of our big boys in certain rings, and getting all challenge points, so she is nearly a Champion now!
R1. 5th Best Ragdoll (of 9), 13th Best in Show (of 20)
R3 4th Best Ragdoll (of 9), 12th Best in show (of 20)
R4 3rd Best Ragdoll (of 9), 10th Best in Show (of 20)
BDGC CHERISHME STORM RYDER (Now Gold DGC!)
Ryder was up against an older blue bicolour at the show, and Ryder managed to take the Challenge in every ring, very well done!
R1 Best Blue Bicolour, 3rd Best Ragdoll (of 9), 9th Best in Show (of 20)
R2 Best Blue Bicolour
R3 Best Blue Bicolour, 3rd Best Ragdoll (of 9), 8th Best in Show (of 20)
R4 Best Blue Bicolour, 4th Best of Breed (of 9), 11th Best in show (of 20).
Not too bad Ry-man! Good comments on size, coat, profile, eye colour, he actually opened his eyes for the judges today which is good, usually he squints! Now we have to try and get him his Platinum status lol... gonna be a long road!
We were lucky to win a lot of prizes today, We came home with Sultans first Rosette, 3 bags of Ozpet, 5 Bags of cat food, a small tub of Colostrum powder, Some worming paste, a Blanket, and then we won a big fruit and veg hamper in the raffle, and a family pack of biscuits! Lucky us lol :D
Our friends did very well at the show today too, well done to everybody! There are some very beautiful Ragdolls out there on the bench at the moment, it is always nice when we give the judges a hard time choosing between the cats lol... think we all do it pretty well in Brisbane (sorry judges!)
Was very relieved to get home and find out how well the babies were doing, some of them have gained nearly 30g since birth now which is great, all looking plump and happy! So proud of Misty, shes a great mum and these guys are cute!
QICC/FCCQ Combined show 1st July
JUDGES - R1 - Nancy Parkinson TICA USA, R2- Marion Cooper FCCQ, R3- Anne Harvey FCCQ, R4 Julie Walker QICC.
25 Long hair Kittens, 12 Ragdoll kittens, 12 Long hair Cats, 7 Ragdoll Cats
Saffireblu The Godfather
R4 - 6th Best Ragdoll kitten,
Cherishme Storm Ryder
R2 - 7th Best in Show
R3 - 3rd Best of Breed, 7th Best in Show
R4 - 9th Best in show
Saffireblu Teddy Bear
R1 - 7th Best in Show
R2- Best of Breed, 4th Best in Show
R3 - Reserve Best of Breed, 5th Best in Show
CFCCQ 2 day Show 16th & 17th June
JUDGES : R1 - Gary Veach CFA, R2 - Liz Watson CFA, R3 - Jo Millar NZCF, R4 - Fiona Cooper TFANSW, R5 - Julia Nichols FASA, R6 - Lesley Freeman GCCFV, R7 - Valerie Harney CFCCQ
Saffireblu Star of the Show (Owned & Shown by Caro & Minh)
Howie's first ever show, great comments but no placings today :(
Saffireblu Dancin in the Dark
R6 Best Seal bicolour
R7 - Best Seal bicolour, Reserve Best Ragdoll, 10th Best in Show.
Saffireblu Teddy Bear
R3 - 3rd Best Ragdoll
R5 - Best Blue point, Reserve Best Ragdoll
R6 - Reserve Best Ragdoll, 5th Best in Show.
CherishMe Storm Ryder
R3 - Reserve Best Ragdoll
R7 - 3rd Best Ragdoll
Saffireblu Snow Phantom (Owned & Shown by Caro & Minh)
R6 - Best Ragdoll Alter, Reserve Best in Show!!
QFA Burmese Specialty Show 27th May
Judges - R1 Kittens Jenny Weekes (QFA), R1 Cats Valerie Cashman (NSW CFA), R2 Judy Lewis (QFA), R3 Marie Mahoney (QFA)
Total 27 Group 1 Kittens, 11 of them Ragdoll kittens, Total 9 Group 1 cats, 4 being Ragdolls cats.
Not a great day for us today placing wise, but we recieved some invaluable comments about Scarlette, Dahla, Daisy, Sultan & Frankie, better luck next time babies! Lots of great exhibits here today.
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire
R2 - 5th Best of Breed,
Saffireblu Dancin in the Dark
R3 - 5th Best of Breed,
Saffireblu Forever and a Day
R1 - 3rd Best of Breed, 6th Best in Show
QFA - Birman Cat Fanciers Show 12th May @ Bracken Ridge High School
Judges: R1 - Kay Devilbiss (TICA), R2 - Nick Tricarico (GCCV), R3 - Marisa Thistlewaite (QFA).
Today there were 8 Ragdoll kittens, and 43 Group 1 Kittens in total. There was also 6 Ragdoll cats, and 24 Group 1 Cats in total!
GC Radiant Big Bear
R1 BEST OF BREED, 3rd Best in Show!
R3 RESERVE BEST OF BREED, 10th Best in Show!
Bear did so well today! We are very proud of him, he is a beautiful boy and got some lovely comments!
SDGC CherishMe Storm Ryder
R1 Third Best of Breed, 9th Best in Show.
R2 Reserve Best of Breed, 6th Best in Show!
Ryder got all of his Challenge points today, he is now a Gold Double Grand Champion!
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire
R1 RESERVE BEST OF BREED, 10th Best in show!
R2 BEST OF BREED, 6th Best in Show!
Scarlette got some lovely comments today and did very well! Especially in ring 2! Nick Tricarico really loved her, we are so proud!
Saffireblu Sultan of Swing
R3 Best Seal Bicolour kitten!
Sultan only placed as Best Seal bicolour in one ring today, but it was against a 7mth old kitten which is so good for our little man, he got some great feedback on his type from the judges, some even tried to steal him!
GC Saffireblu Forever And a Day (Owned by Lynda of GypsyHart Ragdolls)
R1 Best Chocolate Point female, 4th Best of Breed, 10th Best in show!
R2 Best Chocolate Point female, 9th Best in Show!
Very well done to you Lynda and Daisy! Daisy is now a Grand Champion, and Lynda has been getting some fabulous comments on her grooming, she has presented Daisy beautifully and really done us proud!
FCCQ/QICC - Combined show 6th May @ Redlands PCYC Hall Capalaba
Adults - 2 Ragdolls (both ours lol), 10 Group 1 Cats
SDGC CherishMe Storm Ryder - Blue Bicolour Stud.
R1- Reserve Best Ragdoll, 10th in Show.
R2- BEST Ragdoll, Reserve in Show.
R3- Reserve Best Ragdoll, 6th In Show.
R4- BEST Ragdoll 5th in Show.
DGC Saffireblu Teddy Bear - Blue point Stud.
R1- BEST Ragdoll, 9th in Show.
R2- Reserve Best Ragdoll, 5th Best in Show.
R3- BEST Ragdoll, 3rd In Show.
R4- Reserve Best Ragdoll,7th in Show.
Teddy got all points today and is two challenge rings away from the Bronze Double Grand Champion Title. Ryder got all points today too and is three challenge rings away from Gold Double Grand Champion Title! Go Boys! Also Ryder needs just One more ACF AOE Certificate to get the Award of Excellence title in front of his name.... come on Ryder!!! Sadly in one ring today the Best Ragdoll came 9th in the top 10..... and 2nd Best Ragdoll came 10th!!! :( At least we got some good feedback mostly.... it was a very up and down day and it seems to be pretty even competition between these two boys. Hope more Ragdoll adults turn up next time tho!
Kittens - 9 Ragdolls, 33 Group 1 kittens
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire - Blue tortie point kitten.
R2- BEST RAGDOLL KITTEN (out of 9), RESERVE BEST IN SHOW (33 Exhibits)
R3- 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten.
Scarlette had all great comments today and did herself proud by getting Best Ragdoll & Reserve in Show over some other great exhibits, we love this girl.
Saffireblu Sultan of Swing - Seal Bicolour Kitten.
R2- Reserve Seal Bicolour kitten (out of 3), 5th Best Ragdoll,
R4- Reserve Seal Bicolour kitten, 4th Best Ragdoll,
We are so proud of little Sultan.... we just adore him but didn't expect him to place whilst he was so young... and up against his beautiful big sister Dahla and a much older perfect Seal bicolour girl too... but he was lucky enough to get a few mentions and place in two of the rings!
Saffireblu Dancin In the Dark (Seal Bicolour kitten - Owned by Sharon of Cherishme Ragdolls) did us all proud by placing as...... Best Seal Bicolour & Reserve Seal Bicolour (out of 3), Reserve BOB (out of 9), 5th BOB (out of 9), 6th BEST in Show (out of 32!!!) and Stewards Choice award. Go little Dahla! A great effort for a baby girl! It will be interesting to see Dahla and her brothers on the show bench together in the future, fingers crossed they all have successful show careers ahead of them..
Congratulations to Sharon and Annie who got some lovely comments about their babies today. Also very well done to Karen & Kellie who had some awesome results today in the kitten ring!!!
Thank You to Minh and Caro who own Howie for coming to support us and for bringing such a yummy lunch again :)
Looking forward to next week's show. So glad today is over tho lol.
CFCCQ - Curly Coats Cat Club Show 29th April 2012
The Judges were R1 - Rhondda Watson (NSWCFA), R2 - Theresa Johnson (NSWCFA), R3 - Terry Merritt (CFCCQ) and R4 - Les Pitkin (CFCCQ).
RYDER (BRONZE DB GD CH Cherishme Storm Ryder)
R2 - BEST RAGDOLL CAT (Out of 4)
R3 - BEST RAGDOLL CAT (Out of 4), 5th Best Cat in Show (Out of 12)
R4 - RESERVE RAGDOLL CAT (Out of 4)
Ryder was our stand out today, he got two BOB's and a Reserve, but unfortunately it just was not a Ragdoll day, and when he got Best he only placed as 5th in Show behind some beautiful Persians, Exotics, Mainecoons and Siberians. Hopefully the next few shows Ragdolls can take out the top spot! Ryder should have earned his points today for SILVER DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION!!
MIMI (Saffireblu All Eyes on Me)
R1 -3rd Best Blue Bicolour Female (Out of 4)
R3 - 3rd Best Blue Bicolour Female (Out of 4)
R4 - 3rd Best Blue Bicolour Female (Out of 4)
Mimi enjoyed her first experience of showing, she was extremely well behaved and was the youngest blue bicolour girl there, she got some lovely comments on her eye colour! It was good to get a baseline for her, even up against much older kittens of the same pattern, she faired pretty well :)
SCARLETTE (Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire)
R2 -3rd BEST Ragdoll Kitten (Out of 14)
R3 -RESERVE BEST Ragdoll Kitten (Out of 14), 8th Best Kitten in Show (Out of 31)
Scarlette did pretty well today, getting lovely comments and behaving perfectly as always! Well done little girl :)
DAHLA (Saffireblu Dancin in the Dark) - Owned by Sharon Bailey of CherishMe Ragdolls.
R2 -3rd Best Seal Bicolour Female (Out of 4)
R3 -3rd Best Seal Bicolour Female (Out of 4)
For Dahlas first show she behaved beautifully and got some lovely comments especially on her amazing eye colour, she was the youngest Seal bicolour baby there and was up against some much older kittens. Can't wait for her next few shows, we think she will do well :)
2 day QFA show - 6 ring spectacular 24th & 25th March 2012
Day one judges were R1 - John Webster (CFA USA), R2 - Gail Nel (SACC) and R3 - Paul Henry (NZCF).
Day two judges were R4 - Gary Powell (CFA USA), R5 - Sue Game (FCCWA) and R6 - Judy Lewis (QFA).
WOW. What a weekend! Our first ever 2 Day show was an experience, thats for sure! lol.
Overall we had great comments on our cats this weekend and some impressive placings, see below for details :D
CATS (8 RAGDOLLS, 23 GROUP 1 CATS)
RYDER (BRONZE DB GD CH Cherishme Storm Ryder)
R1 - BEST Ragdoll Cat, BEST OF BREED OVERALL (19 exhibits), 4th Best in Show.
R3 - BEST Ragdoll Cat, BEST OF BREED OVERALL (19 exhibits), 6th Best in Show.
R5 - BEST Ragdoll Cat, 4th Best in Show.
R6 - BEST Ragdoll Cat, BEST OF BREED OVERALL (19 exhibits), RESERVE BEST IN SHOW.
RYDER GOT ALL CHALLENGE POINTS & IS NOW VERY NEARLY A SILVER DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION - 30pts to go! GO RYDER :D
TEDDY (DB GD CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear)
R2 - 5th Best Ragdoll cat.
R4 -5th Best Ragdoll cat.
R5 - 3rd Best Ragdoll cat, 10th Best in Show.
R6 - 5th Best Ragdoll cat.
Teddy didn't get his points today as he was the 2nd Best blue point in each ring, fair judgement though, well done Debbie on your beautiful boy 'Kharisma'. All 6 judges said it was a very close call between both boys but went with Kharisma on slight advantages for size, eye colour and tail length overall.
SNO (Saffireblu Snow Phantom)
R1 - Reserve Best Ragdoll cat, 9th Best in Show.
R3 - 4th Best Ragdoll cat.
R4 - Reserve Best Ragdoll cat, 8th Best in show.
SNO GOT ALL CHALLENGE POINTS AND EARNED HIS CHAMPION STATUS THIS WEEKEND, AND ONLY NEEDS A FEW MORE POINTS FOR GRAND CHAMPION! WELL DONE SNO!
DAISY (Saffireblu Forever and a Day - owned & shown by Lynda of GypsyHart Ragdolls)
R1 - Best Choc point girl (out of 2).
R2 - Best Choc point girl (out of 2), 3rd Best Ragdoll Cat, 9th Best in Show.
R3 - Best Choc point girl (out of 2), 5th Best Ragdoll Cat.
R4 -Best Choc point girl (out of 2).
R5 -Best Choc point girl (out of 2), 4th Best Ragdoll Cat.
R6 - Best Choc point girl (out of 2).
DAISY GOT ALL CHALLENGE POINTS AND EARNED HER CHAMPION STATUS AT HER FIRST SHOW, WELL DONE DAISY & LYNDA! :D
KITTENS (7 RAGDOLLS, 34 GROUP 1 KITTENS)
SCARLETTE (Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire)
R1 - 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten.
R2 - BEST Ragdoll kitten, 5th Best in Show.
R3 - 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten, 11th Best in Show.
R4 - Reserve Best Ragdoll kitten, 11th Best in Show.
R5 -4th Best Ragdoll kitten, 12th Best in Show.
R6 - 5th Best Ragdoll kitten.
SOX (Saffireblu Knock Ya Socks off)
R3 - Reserve Best Ragdoll kitten, 8th Best in Show.
R4 - 3rd Best Ragdoll kitten, 14th Best in Show.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FRIENDS WHO SHOWED TODAY, EVERYONE HAD SOME GREAT RESULTS!
It was a great show with generous prizes, we came home with 14.5kg of Purina Food, 12kg of Ozpet Litter and 13 Rosettes, not too shabby! The below picture is of all our rosettes from this 2 day show alone, so pretty!
Absolutely can not wait until our current 8wk babies are old enough for the show ring, next month should be very good for us with lots of valuable feedback on some of our favourite kittens so far! Also some of the above cats are doing very well so we look forward to their next shows :D
RAGTIME BLUES - Ragdoll Specialty Show - QICC - 11/3/12 at Capalaba (PCYC)
The judges were R1 - Marilyn Larcombe (GCCFSA), R2 -Greg Little (CAT), R3 - Les Pitkin (CFCCQ) and R4 - Nadine Savage (QFA). The Ragdoll specialty ring was judged by Erin Brown (FCCQ).
There were 29 Group 1 kittens present (including 2 litters), 17 of these being Ragdolls, and there were 14 Group 1 cats, 8 of these being Ragdoll cats. This means that in total for the Ragdoll specialty ring (including entire, kitten and desexed) there were 28 Ragdoll Exhibits.
Here is a picture of all of our Rosettes from this show.
DB GD CH CherishMe Storm Ryder - Blue bicolour entire male 14mths - Our gorgeous Ryder placed as Best Blue Bicolour male in all rings and got 56 status points, and he placed as BEST OF BREED TWICE (R3 & R4), RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R1), BEST GROUP 1 EXHIBIT IN SHOW (R3), 4th Best in show (R4) & 5th Best in Show (R1). He then placed as 9th BEST RAGDOLL IN SHOW in the Ragdoll specialty ring! Go Ryder, he brought home 3 Rosettes and another ACF certificate today! Just two more to go and he gets his ACF AoE title! :D Go Ry! So proud of him and thankful to Sharon of CherishMe for allowing us to have him in our breeding program! Ryder has earned enough points for his BRONZE DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION STATUS!
GD CH Saffireblu Dash - Seal tabby point entire male 15mths - Dash placed as 3rd Best of Breed (R1) & 7th Best in Show (R1), he got some good comments and some not so great comments today, but he behaved perfectly - making butter all day in his show cage and winning 2 Rosettes and 44 points towards his next status. He also placed as 14th Best Ragdoll in Show in the Ragdoll specialty ring out of 28 Ragdolls, Well done Dashy <3
DB GD CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear - Blue point entire male 14mths - Teddy was placed RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R3) & 5th BEST OF BREED (R2), 5th Best Group 1 in Show (R3) & 10th Best Group 1 in Show (R2). He then placed as 12th Best Ragdoll in Show in the specialty ring. Teddy had the best spot in the show hall today, right on top of his ice bricks in front of a great industrial fan, he loved it! His curtains were blowing around a bit but he didn't care, he loves fans and hair dryers lol. He was super playful with the judges toys as always, trying to steal them at every chance he got. Teddy received 2 rosettes today and 44 points towards his next status. Go Ted! :)
Saffireblu Snow Phantom - Lilac point entire male 14mths - Sno really surprised us today! He has not attended a show since he was 10 weeks old, and then it was only the one show! We didn't expect him to be so well behaved today, we expected him to be a little jumpy due to being in such a loud hall with so many people and being picked up on and off by judges all day, but it turns out... Sno is still an absolute natural! He is the perfect show cat, very proud of him! We will definitely be taking him to a couple more shows. Sno placed as 3rd BEST OF BREED TWICE (R2 & R3), 4th Best of Breed (R1), 6th Best in Show (R3), 7th Best in Show (R2) & 8th Best in show (R3)! He then placed as 7th BEST RAGDOLL EXHIBIT IN SHOW in the specailty Ragdoll ring, beating both of his brothers Dash & Teddy, and Ryder too! Go Sno man :) He won 3 rosettes today and 44 points towards his first CH status! :D
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire - Blue tortie point entire female 6mths - Scarlette is awesome! We absolutely love her, she was born to be a show cat! She placed as BEST OF BREED TWICE today (R1 & R2) & RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R3), 4th Best in Show (R2), & 7th Best in Show twice (R1 & R3). Scarlette then placed in the Ragdoll Specialty ring today as 4th BEST RAGDOLL out of 28, which made her the best Ragdoll kitten chosen in this ring, she ended up beating all of our stud boys! Girl power ;) Scarlette brought home 3 Rosettes, a certificate & other prizes, plus a very special trophy kindly donated by Moondani Ragdolls - for being the BEST FEMALE RAGDOLL KITTEN IN SHOW. Thank you David & Gillian, and well done Scarlette! :)
Saffireblu Knock Ya Socks Off - Seal mitted entire male 5mths - Sox was just great today, he behaved beautifully of course and smooched the judges, flopped on the table and played with the toys! He placed as Best Seal mitted Ragdoll kitten twice against a gorgeous 7mth old boy which we didn't expect, so we are happy with that! Sox placed as RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R1), 3rd Best of Breed (R3), 8th Best Group 1 kitten in show twice (R1 & R3). Well done Sox! He won 2 rosettes and a certificate today, and although he didn't place in the top 15 of the Ragdoll specialty ring, he certainly did us proud :)
Judges were R1 - Julian Schuller (QFA), R2 -Jenny Weekes (QFA), R3 - Julie Walker (QICC) and R4 - Bernadette Roberts (FCCQ).
Champion Saffireblu Dash did so well today! This was a very small show, with only 4 Group 1 Adults (3 being ours and all being Ragdolls lol), but Dashy still managed to do us proud!! He earned his GRAND CHAMPION status today by being placed as BEST OF BREED TWICE & BEST IN SHOW TWICE (R1 & R4), and 4th Best of Breed twice & 4th Best in Show twice (R2 & R3). He got some great comments and behaved superbly, stomping his feet all day long. He earned 62 points today and has some left over towards his next status. :)
Grand Champion Saffireblu Teddy Bear did well today too, he earned his DOUBLE GRAND CHAMPION status by being placed BEST OF BREED & BEST IN SHOW (R2), 3rd Best of Breed twice & 3rd Best in Show twice (R3 & R4), and 4th Best of Breed & 4th Best in Show (R1). Teddy earned 53 points today so he has some left over to go towards his next status. Teddy had some good feedback today, he played with the judges toys like crazy and flopped on the bench :)
Double Grand Champion CherishMe Storm Ryder earned 53 points today, so has a couple more shows before he gets his Bronze Double Grand Champion Status. He was placed as BEST OF BREED & BEST IN SHOW (R3), RESERVE BEST OF BREED twice & RESERVE BEST IN SHOW twice (R1 & R4), and 3rd BEST OF BREED & 3rd BEST IN SHOW (R2). Good boy Ryder :) Another good day of experience for this gorgeous boy, he got lots of lovely comments and behaved well :)
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire did us proud today, there were 5 Ragdoll kittens there and 9 Group 1 kittens in total. Scarlette placed as BEST OF BREED TWICE (R1 & R2), RESERVE BEST OF BREED (R3) and 3rd BEST OF BREED (R4). She then placed as 3rd BEST IN SHOW TWICE (R1 & R2) and 5th BEST IN SHOW (R3). Well done Scarlette! She behaved perfectly, posing beautifully for the judges, playing with toys and snoozing all day :)
Saffireblu Knock Ya Socks Off got some good comments today, but didn't place as highly as our Scarlette. He was very well behaved and smooched the judges though. Fingers crossed for some better placings next show :)
CFCCQ Lockyer Valley Cat Club Show at Everton Park 26/2/12
Judges were R1 - Sharron Hodge (NSW CFA), R2 - Allan Davies (CFCCQ) & R3 - Marisa Thistlewaite (QFA).
Saffireblu Dash did very well today, he earned enough points for his Champion Status, and is already half way to his Grand Champion status too! :) Dash placed as Best Ragdoll Cat (R1 out of 7 Ragdolls) and 3rd Best Group 1 Cat (R1 out of 15) and then placed as 10th Best Group 1 Cat (R2 out of 15). He behaved superbly all day long, lying upside down in his cage stomping his feet in the air! The judges seemed to really like him and gave him some nice comments.
GD CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear placed as 3rd Best Ragdoll cat (R3 out of 7 Ragdolls) and 10th Best in Show (R1 out of 15), then he placed as 7th Best in Show (R3 out of 15). Teddy didn't get his status points today as he was placed reserve to another blue point in each ring, but we still got some fabulous feedback on our boy and hopefully now that he has stopped mating Kizzy he will regain his condition and do better over the coming months.
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire was a little Angel today, but didn't place at all! She behaved perfectly for the judges, cuddling, playing, sleeping all at the right times, and they seemed to love her features - the tail length, eye colour, boning, markings, coat, presentation etc but the placings just didn't reflect the comments. Its all a learning experience so we are glad that we took her, she certainly doesn't mind being a show cat and should do well in the future :)
It was a good day for everyone as we all took turns in placing and got some valuable feedback - Debbie did very well, Sue had some success with Pawsha and Sharon & Annie had some great results with their Blue baby Ici who placed in every ring. Plus we couldn't be happier... our boys did not soil themselves on the way to the show.... WOOHOO!! Thankfully we didn't have any dramas and the judges really appreciated our grooming! It was way too hot in that hall though, bring on Winter! Caroline, Minh, Annika, Bella & Ethan came to visit (the lovely family who is adopting our Seal bicolour Howie as a Show cat) and it was lovely for them to meet everyone and have a good look around. They brought us some delicious brownies (thank you so much hehe) and it looks like Howie got some more presents and toys that will be waiting for his arrival in his new home. And as always my Mum & Dad came to visit and brought us some more yummy treats, thank you all, it was lovely xx
QFA Valentines Show - Albert Waterways Community Center - Gold Coast 5/2/12
R1 - Marie Mahoney (QFA), R2 - Marisa Thistlewaite (QFA), R3 - Julian Schuller (QFA)
Saffireblu Dash - Seal Tabby Point Male 15mths - Dash was just a superstar today! Apart from the pooping and weeing business in the car! Dash man was very well behaved and received some great comments particularly on his boning and structure, his expression, and overall size for his age, and of course the personality :) His grooming did let him down today, but he was immaculate when he left home :( Anyway, he placed as Best Ragdoll Cat (out of 4 in R3) and Best of Breed overall (R3), and 3rd Best Group 1 Cat (R3 - out of 11 cats) Very proud of this man today, he is sooooo close to reaching his Champion status from his two Adult shows, 4 points to go! He will soon be in the Longhair Alter ring, so we look forward to seeing how he goes once he is neutered! Special boy! If we remember correctly, Dash has never got a BOB award before so this is very exciting for us :)
CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear -Blue Point Male 12mths - Teddy was a good boy today too, well behaved and relaxed as usual, but he decided to wee in Sharon's car on the way down (sorry Sharon!). Thankfully he didn't make as much of a mess as Dash, but it did affect his coat sadly. He placed as Best of Breed (R1 - out of 4), and BEST GROUP 1 CAT IN SHOW (R1 - out of 11), and he also placed as 7th Best in Show (R3 - out of 11). Teddy was such a naughty boy for Marie Mahoney.... stealing her teaser toy, playing tug of war with it and refusing to let go of it... so in the end she let him win and he 'won' a toy! Lol go Teddy, you saw what you wanted and went for it!! hehe. Cheeky boy. We are so glad that he got another ACF AoE Certificate today, and he has earned enough points for his Grand Champion status!!! Teddy won a fancy pink Rosette for his wall :)
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire - Blue Tortie Point Female Kitten 4mths - Scarlette was just incredible today, we are just so proud of this precious girl! She has such incredible boning for a female and such a strong chin and profile, and all of the judges just loved her build, her nature, her tail, her condition, her eyes and her markings :) She was also very well behaved, just like her future Husband Sox :) Scarlette placed as Reserve Best of Breed (R3 - out of 8), and 4th Best of Breed twice (R1 & R2 - out of 8) ! She placed in the top 15 as 15th Best (R1 - out of 28) and 12th Best twice (R2 & R3 - out of 28). Go little girl! Can't wait to see how she does in the future! She fared pretty well for a young female and for a tortie too (we find that they are quite often overlooked), it looked like it was a close decision between her and one of the larger Ragdoll kittens for BOB as they were held up and compared closely. A good start for our little girl, she won herself lots of food, litter and a pretty hot pink Rosette :)
Saffireblu Knock Ya Socks off -Seal Mitted Male Kitten 3mths - Sox did us proud today, he got some wonderful comments about his coat, condition, tail length, markings, head type, profile, size, personality and grooming so really over all we are extremely pleased! He was placed as 3rd Best of Breed (out of 8), and 14th Best in Show (out of 28 kittens!) That'll do pig, that'll do. hehe! What a well behaved young man, certainly doing better than we expected at this age. His placings were in R3. :)
Overall it was a pretty good day, could have been worse, could have been better (poo free!), but we are pretty pleased with our babies and looking forward to continue to watch, learn and improve :)
Well done to all of the girls for some great results today with all of the beautiful Ragdolls! :)
First show of the Year - QFA Australiana Show - Lawnton Show grounds 22/1/12
We just attended the first QFA show of the year with some of our beautiful adults and cute kittens - CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear, Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire, Saffireblu First Symphony and Saffireblu Knock Ya Socks off! It was a great day and we were pleasantly surprised by the results of our new babies! They all behaved so well :)
There are videos of our babies at this show on our Youtube page :)
CH Saffireblu Teddy Bear 'Teddy' did well in the adult ring, he was placed as Best of Breed twice and Reserve best of breed once, and he placed in the top 10 as Best in Show, 5th Best in Show and 6th Best in Show. Teddy collected 42 points towards his next status and received a lovely rosette, a litter tray and litter prizes, plus his first ever ACF AoE certificate which was great! We thought he would be really agitated on the show bench as he was desperate for a lady friend, but thankfully he was his usual floppy self, well done Teddy!
Saffireblu Song of Ice n Fire 'Scarlette' really did us proud too, it was only her second show and in one of the rings she was placed as Reserve Best of Breed (out of 13) and then she placed in the top 10 as 5th Best In show (out of 29!). What a great start for our little girl, she got some lovely comments and we hope that she keeps improving as she matures.
Saffireblu Knock ya Socks off 'Sox' was a little star today, he is only a baby and this was his show debut so in all honesty we didn't expect him to place very highly. But of course he had to prove us wrong by being placed in every ring and receiving his first ever Rosette! Sox got Reserve Best of Breed, 4th Best of Breed and 5th Best of Breed (out of 13), and then placed in the top 10 as 7th Best in Show (out of 29!). Go little Sox! He purred for the judges and played with the toys so hopefully he continues to be successful in his show career, he seemed to love the day out! :)
Saffireblu First Symphony 'Melody' didn't place today, she was the smallest kitten there and although she got some lovely comments and behaved perfectly - purring and stomping for the judges, she probably wont place until she is a little bit older. We are still so proud of how well she behaved and the comments she received, fingers crossed she does well in the future :)
We had a lovely day with the girls and it was nice to meet some new breeders along the way! Can't wait until the next few shows! Hopefully we do okay with our babies and Ryder will be back on the bench strutting his stuff, plus we hope to bring Dash out as he is looking fabulous and should get his Champion status in no time! :)