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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:59 pm 
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Hello,

I found the earlier thread on lockets really useful, it helps to see a picture (worth a thousand words) and wondered if anyone has photographs of rib bars.

I know that they are a flaw in show cats, but what classes as a rib bar? Does the stripe have to go all the way around the cats side, from shoulder to tummy?

Thanks for your help,

Kate

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:22 pm 
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This is my special boy Mungo with his rib bars. He's got one on each side but has still been to a show and won prizes :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:33 pm 
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until quite recently rib bars weren't a big issue. as the breed are developing more are being bred without them so it has become more of a focus for breeders.
it isn't a withholding fault, just a little less desirable than a cat without them, but if a cat has a rib bar with perfect type & another cat has no rib bars but poor type, the one with the rib bar will do better in the show ring.
it's about the overall package after all, just one more thing for us breeders to strive for :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Thank you for your posts and your help.

I think Taiko has a rib bar on his left side...
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I'm thinking about trying him at a show anyway, it's worth a shot.
I'm very biased but i think he is looking lovely at the moment, really coming into his own...
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PS. Mungo looks as though he is thoroughly enjoying the garden :D

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They are both absolutely gorgeous, rib bars or no rib bars!!! Selina


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he is looking beautiful, i would give it a try.
he does have a vertical line behind his foreleg but it is a wiggly line that is slightly shaded, not as extreme as some of the dead straight vertical bars.
he has lovely colouring, clear coat, sharp contrast, good muscle tone & a nice muzzle. as an overall package i would think he has a fair chance in the ring. good luck! :D

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He's gorgeous :D :D :D

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Taiko is a very handsome looking boy and his 'stripe' looks more like a lot of joined up spots/rosettes whereas Mungo's is quite definately a vertical stripe :D

It's always worth a try going to a show because it's a good day out and you get to look at lots of other lovely cats :D We only took Mungo along for a day out because his sister Belle was going and he doesn't like being left at home by himself. He absolutely loved all the attention he got at the show and it didn't matter to us if he won anything or not :D

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I would def. try taking Taiko to a show! He's just lovely :D
I took one of my boys just because to a show to see what would happen, He's slightly arrow rosetted (more spotted than anything lol), and has rib bars on both sides- he's however very typey, stunning head, and painted on coat.... the judges loved him!

So... def... always worth a shot!

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