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March 7, 2017

This is your online resource for the 4-H Cat project. The record sheet is attached below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to mille330@purdue.edu.

 


Here are the requirements for this project:

CAT

4-H members may exhibit two cats at the 4-H Cat Show and complete the record sheets as outlined in the 4-H Cat requirements. All 4-H cats and kittens must be owned and cared for by the 4-H’er since May 15. All 4-H cats must have a completed certification of vaccination signed by a licensed and accredited veterinarian to present at cat show.

Classes

  1. Kittens, 4 to 8 months old on show day
    1. Male - long hair
    2. Male – short hair
    3. Female - long hair
    4. Female - short hair
    5. Champion & Reserve Champion - Male and Female Kitten
  2. Adult Cat (Domestic), 9 months old and older
    1. Male - long hair
    2. Male - short hair
    3. Female - long hair
    4. Female - short hair
    5. Champion & Reserve Champion - Male and Female Domestic Adult Cat
    6. Altered Male or Female – long hair
    7. Altered Male or Female - short hair
    8. Champion & Reserve Champion Altered Domestic Cat
  3. Adult Cat (Purebred) - must have registration number, 8 months old or older
    1. Male or Female - long hair
    2. Male or Female - short hair
    3. Altered Male or Female - long hair
    4. Altered Male or Female - short hair
    5. Champion & Reserve Champion Purebred Cat
    6. Grand & Reserve Grand Champion
  4. Showmanship (Novice, Junior, Senior, Master)
  5. Cage
  6. Costume

 

Poster Exhibit Requirements: Posters are due the Wednesday before the Fair.

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Level 1 (Grades 3-5)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 1 Cat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one)
    1. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County 4-H Cat Show.
    2. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 1 manual. (Exhibit topics - cat care, cat breeds, litter-training, treating my cat with care and respect, cat responsibilities, grooming skills, training my cat, neutering/spaying, determining cat costs, traveling with my cat, my cat’s safety.)
    3. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

Level 2 (Grades 6-8)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 2 Cat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one)
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County 4-H Cat Show.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 2 manual. (Exhibit topics - national cat fancier associations, a cat clinic, training with extra praise, careers related to cats, should my cat have kittens?, feeding my cat, things I’ve learned, insect pests, symptoms of ill health, my visiting pet therapy program, cats get old too!, saying goodbye.)
  5. Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

Level 3 (Grades 9-12)

  1. Complete a minimum of 4 activities per year in the Level 3 Cat manual. Turn in your manual and your green folder with record sheet on Wednesday prior to the Fair.
  2. Exhibits (do a minimum of one)
  3. Exhibit your animal(s) at the Jackson County 4-H Cat Show.
  4. An educational poster (following poster guidelines) that shows something the 4-H’er learned from a completed activity in the Level 3 manual. (Exhibit topics - understanding a cat show, planning a cat business, cat genetics, cat organs and systems, exploring careers, learning about leadership, teaching others, having fun learning, protecting our environment, issues of animal welfare/rights.)

Action Demo at the Fair. (Sign up at the Extension Office by Wednesday before the Fair.)

 

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