Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat magnificence pageant

By Nhat Thuc June 19, 2022 | 9:15 pm PT

Greater than 100 cats from Vietnam and Thailand took half in a World Cat Federation contest at HCMC final weekend.



The occasion, which additionally introduced collectively cat lovers {and professional} cat breeders, lasted at some point and sought to find out the perfect cat in every class.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

It featured animals of varied sizes and breeds, together with British Shorthair, British Longhair, Bengal, Maine Coon, Lykoi, and Sphynx.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Every was categorized primarily based on standards resembling physique form, face, tail and pores and skin and fur situation.

Every race had its personal set of necessities. For instance, Persian cats have been required to have a spherical face, massive spherical eyes and brow, nostril and chin in a straight line. Scoring standards additionally included eye coloration, coat coloration, and expression.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Bi, a 10-month-old cat, attracted consideration by sporting a pair of fashionable sun shades.

“I registered my cat for the present only for the enjoyable expertise and to indicate me different lovely cats,” stated its proprietor, Dinh Gia Khanh of District 6.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

The sphinx is a hairless species with wrinkles on the physique and a definite form that sells for 1000’s of {dollars}. The higher the variety of wrinkles an animal has, the upper its value.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Because the occasion lasted eight hours, the cat house owners needed to convey a cage for his or her furry mates to relaxation whereas ready for his or her flip to compete.

In addition they needed to put photographs, private info and the tackle of the social networking website on the cage.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

A decide is evaluating a British Shorthair from Thailand by checking their form, coat and expression.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Waris Rick Prachumwach (seated, proper) from Thailand stated he got here to the competition hoping to win one of many high prizes and be taught extra from the judges.

“Figuring out extra about cats will assist me elevate cats higher sooner or later.”

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Cats have been judged primarily based on species, age, intercourse and so forth, but additionally on their temperament and chemistry with their house owners.

Quirky Felines: HCMC holds a cat beauty pageant

Nguyen Thanh Phuong’s Bengal gained the award for essentially the most lovely cat beneath the age of 10 months.

She stated, “My cat is from Vietnam and loves beef. Regardless of its intimidating look, it is a sweetheart.”

It was the third time the competitors has been held in Vietnam, following the earlier two in Hanoi in 2020 and April of this 12 months.

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