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SHOW NEWS

Exciting news! Bayou Ragdolls will be showcasing our beautiful Ragdoll cats and kittens during the upcoming 2024 show season. We'll be participating in events hosted by both CFA and TICA. Stay tuned as we'll soon announce the list of future shows we plan to attend. For their first show this season they are off to an amazing start! If you're in the area, we'd love for you to stop by and say hello. Additionally, if you're interested one of our available kittens, we can arrange for pick up at the show if it's closer to your location. Keep an eye out for updates on our show schedule! 

Why do we show our Ragdoll Cats & Kittens?

The purpose of showing a cat as a preservation breeder is multifaceted and serves several important roles:

  • Breed Preservation: Showing allows preservation breeders to showcase their cats against breed standards. This helps maintain and improve the breed's characteristics over generations, ensuring they adhere to the ideal set by breed standards.

  • Quality Assessment: Showing provides a platform to evaluate breeding stock objectively. Judges assess the cat's conformation, temperament, coat quality, and other breed-specific attributes. This helps breeders make informed decisions about which cats to include in their breeding program to strengthen the breed.

  • Public Awareness and Education: Shows offer an opportunity to educate the public about the breed's unique qualities, temperament, and care requirements. This helps potential owners make informed decisions when choosing a breed, promoting responsible pet ownership.

  • Networking and Collaboration: Shows facilitate networking among breeders, allowing them to exchange knowledge, genetic lines, and breeding practices. This collaboration is essential for maintaining genetic diversity and avoiding inbreeding, which can lead to health issues.

  • Recognition and Validation: Achieving titles and awards at shows validates a breeder's efforts in producing high-quality cats that conform to breed standards. It also enhances the reputation of the breeder and their cattery within the breeding community and among potential buyers.

In summary, showing cats as a preservation breeder supports the conservation of breed standards, facilitates responsible breeding practices, educates the public, fosters collaboration within the breeding community, and validates the quality of a breeder's efforts.

Cat Shows we plan to attend in 2024

Please check back soon as we finalize our schedules for upcoming shows, we will be adding more shows. We will list our planned show appearances below.

June 19-20, 2024    Huntsville, Alabama

September 28-29, 2024 Deer Park, Texas

October 19-20, 2024 Temple, Texas (TBD)​

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October 26-27, 2024 Little Rock, Arkansas ​

Houston Cat Club 70th Anniversary Platinum Jubilee
Houston, Texas 

Spurs-n-Fur CFA Cat Show
Deer Park, Texas

Greater Baton Rouge CFA Cat Show
Gonzales, Louisiana

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