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Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 1

The year was 1959… it was a year that:

  • The Barbie Doll was created
  • The first color photograph of Earth from outer space is seen
  • “Gigi” wins Best Picture at the Oscars
  • “Bonanza” premieres on NBC-TV, the first weekly television series broadcast completely in color
  • Hawaii is admitted as the 50th State
  • The original Mini Cooper, designed by Sir Alec Issigonis is launched, at the price of £500

With the success of their first ever yearbook, in 1958, CFA published another edition.

Measuring just 6″ x 9″, it was a soft-cover, spiral-bound book, sold for the cost of $1.25. It had 122 pages, and ads from 47 catteries.

Only about 500 copies were ever printed – which combined with the fragility of a paperback publication with plastic spiral binding – makes it a very hard find these days!

Some notable items from the minutes of the Board Meetings that year were:

  • San Diego Cat Fanciers proposed that CFA allow neuters and spays to compete for Premier Points in a like manner in which intact cats compete for Champion Points. The resolution passed, and this was the first year that alters were allowed to compete in CFA shows for titles.
  • In addition to adding Premiership competition, new color class numbers were added to allow Household Pets to compete at the shows.

1959 Show Season

The show season of 1958-59 had a total of 96 judging rings held. The first show of the season was held October 4-5, 1958, and the last show of the season was held March 7-8, 1959.

There was quite a large variety of formats at that time, and most shows only had a couple of rings each day. Often there was 1 Allbreed ring, 1 Longhair ring, and 1 Shorthair ring. For the few 2-day shows, one club would sponsor the rings on the first day, and a separate club would sponsor the rings on a second day.

The breakdown of rings for this show season was:

Allbreed
30
Shorthair Specialty
25
Longhair Specialty
26
Siamese Specialty
4
Tabby & Tortie Specialty
2
Silver Specialty
2
Solid Color Specialty
3
All Short Hair (Except Siamese)
2
Domestic Shorthair Specialty
2

1959 Grand Parade

There were a total of 23 cats that earned their Grand Championship title during this show season – and no Grand Premiers, as that title had just barely come into existence.

  • Persian were by far the largest percentage that season, with 11 of the 23 grands being Persian!
  • The remaining grands consisted of 8 Siamese, 2 Domestic Shorthairs (what we now call the American Shorthair), 1 Manx, and 1 Abyssinian.

These cats are listed/pictured below. Only the cats’ name and owner was actually listed in the Yearbook itself, all other registration information has been added by PandEcats based on Stud Book entries.

GC Career Girl of Nor-Mont
Born: 7/19/1956
Reg number: 92-SB-816
Blue Persian Female
S: GC Nor-Mont Applause
D: Nor-Mont Blue Ruffles

GC Khyber’s Lari of Birch Haven
Born: 5/1/1951
Reg number: 57-SB-965, v57
Blue Persian Male
S: CH Khyber’s Boris II
D: Pyrola of Khyber

GC Longhill Michael II of Castilia
Born: 7/17/1955
Reg number: 88-SB-350, v84
Cream Persian Male
S: GC Longhill’s Michael
D: Longhill’s Mazda

GC Minqua’s Punxsutawney
Born: 7/20/1955
Reg number: 86-SB-619
Blue-Cream Persian Female
S: GC Renown of Dunesk
D: Calvert Loyalhanna of Minqua

GC Nor-Mont Applause
Born: 1/27/1955
Reg number: 87-SB-617, v83
Blue Persian Male
S: CH Dixi-Land’s Wycliffe Encore
D: GC West Allis Annette

GC Nor-Mont Blue Parader
Born: 7/26/1956
Reg number: 93-SB-450, v91
Blue Persian Male
S: Nor-Mont Newsboy
D: Nor-Mont Tina Marie

GC Nor-Mont Jubilee II of West Allis
Born: 1/27/1955
Reg number: 93-SB-321, v84
Blue Persian Male
S: CH Dixi-Land’s Wycliffe Encore
D: GC West Allis Annette

GC Ru-Ling Rusty of Birch Haven
Born: 6/24/1951
Reg number: 58-SB-144, v58
Red Persian Male
S: Phyreside Minute Man of Ru-Ling
D: CH Maybank Almina of Ru-Ling
GC Ru-Ling Rusty of Birch Haven

GC Shawnee Moonflower
Born: 6/25/1955
Reg number: 58-443, v84
Copper-Eyed White Persian Female
S: Moonraker of Gaylands
D: CH Rosedere Fleur of Arlington

GC Silver Mesa Miss Katrina
Born: 7/8/1952
Reg number: 63-SB-146, v63
Chinchilla Silver Persian Female
S: CH Sir Bedford O’Pickford
D: Pandora Silver of Silver Mesa

GC Silver Mesa Sir Valiant
Born: 6/10/1953
Reg number: 69-SB-535, v69
Chinchilla Silver Persian Male
S: CH Sir Pixie of Silver Mesa
D: Cecilia Scotia of Silver Mesa

GC Chirn Sa-Hai Twenty Carats
Born: 7/7/1954
Reg number: 84-SB-602-A, v84
Ruddy Abyssinian Male
S: GC Chirn Sa-Hai Ricki
D: CH Mao Qui Vive of Chirn Sa-Hai

GC Boren’s Little Lady Lylac
Born: 5/4/1956
Reg number: 94-SB-254, v88
Lilac Point Siamese Female
S: CH Frost-E-Lad of Boren
D: CH Bograe’s Laven Dear Lady of Boren

GC Bult’h Hex
Born: 6/8/1954
Reg number: 78-SB-246, v78
Blue Point Siamese Male
S: Spotlight Ptolemy of Caithness
D: CH Caithness Maliwan

GC Medicine Lake Kyo-Ko
of Nor-Mont
Born: 5/9/1957
Reg number: 57-61, v85
Seal Point Siamese Female
S: CH Medicine Lake Wee-Zano Kitti
D: CH Wee-Sal of Medicine Lake

GC Medicine Lake Sakie
of Nor-Mont
Born: 5/9/1957
Reg number: 57-60, v85
Seal Point Siamese Male
S: CH Medicine Lake Wee-Zano Kitti
D: CH Wee-Sal of Medicine Lake

GC My-Lo’s Cococil
Born: 2/20/1957
Reg number: 98-SB-052, v87
Chocolate Point Siamese Female
S: Medicine Lake Seal Boy of My-Lo
D: CH Medicine Lake Cocodoll of My-Lo

GC Quinn’s Blue Nite
of Fan-T-Cee
Born: 4/3/1956
Reg number: 95-SB-410, v84
Blue Point Siamese Male
S: CH Fan-T-Cee Tee Cee
D: Mandarin’s Destiny Quinn

GC Singa Penelope
Born: 1/4/1957
Reg number: 99-SB-427, v87
Seal Point Siamese Female
S: Holmesdale Caraban of Wu
D: CH Singa Lindette

GC Ven Oriental Boy of Dalai
Born: 11/3/1953
Reg number: 73-FR-336, v73
Seal Point Siamese Male
S: CH Dalai Jakki
D: Nancy of Ven

GC Xantha’s Candice of Tra-Mar
Born: 3/21/1956
Reg number: 92-FR-140-M, v87
Black Manx Female
S: CH The Churches Bosun of Xantha
D: CH Xantha’s Velda

GC Shawnee Startler
Born: 6/16/1954
Reg number: 80-FR-440-2-D, v80
Silver Tabby Domestic (American) Shorthair Male
S: No record
D: No record

GC Vikiri Red Kelley
Born: March 1955
Reg number: 88-FR-834-2-D, v84
Red Tabby Domestic (American) Shorthair Male
S: Unknown
D: Unknown

Related Articles

  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 1 (Overview and Grand Parade)
  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 2 (CFA’s Early Years 1906-1919)
  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 3 (So You Want To Put on a Show!, part 1)
  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 4 (So You Want To Put on a Show!, part 2)
  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 5 (Cats of Yesteryear: The Masked Silver)
  • Excerpts from the 1959 CFA Yearbook, Part 6 (Cats of Yesteryear: The Angora)

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