|Sophie showing off muzzle.|
O1T process involves getting 3 judges to agree the kitten/cat is of quality to use in a program. If this is granted, they by default are registered as a Pixiebob and any offspring can be registered as a Pixiebob too. I will only be using Sophie for 1 mating, and the O1T proces has actually been removed as an option on the basis of available qualified judges, willing to complete an assessment.
So it made sense to instead register Sophie with TICA as a DLH for use in a PB program. Her litter has also been registered now and I have received the documentation for both litter and Dam. This means I cannot show any offspring for 4 generations, until they obtain SBT or SBV prefixes. Which to be honest is the exact same process for an O1T cat. Even with an O1T agreed cat, the cat/kitten is registered as a Pixiebob immediately, but still cannot compete.
In both cases, as each generation is known, the number or letter increments, for example if Sophie herself had been O1T'd. Her Offspring would be O2T Pixiebobs, and their offspring O3T Pixiebobs. Offspring after this would lose the O status and replaced with SBT or SBV, and be allowed to compete in shows. With the A prefix, the letter increments to B and C and then also becomes SBV or SBT.
|Now 6 weeks old.|
Markings have developed really nicely, this is the Longtailed Boy facing us.
|Two Boys (Kidd and Edward T) having dinner break!|
|Edward T and Sister Bonny, having a catnap.|
|Bobtail Boy, Kidd stretching his legs.|
We have all 3 kittens now at Totallycoastal. Poppet and Buster will be going to their new home on the 5th January, and Bobby will be staying here to continue the experiment as a breeding cat.