Entry Fee: $5.00 CDN or $4.00 USD 

Show Secretary: Elizabeth Eisel-Gutcher & Mary Lou Eisel 

Email: showentriesOCC@gmail.com

                                   DEADLINE: Tuesday April 9th, 2019 9pm 

(late entries will be  accepted till Thursday 9pm, with a 50% surcharge) 

Changes accepted only on Friday. If you have questions on the colour or weight of your cavy, please see Elizabeth on Friday. 

NO CHANGES on Saturday - Judging starts at 9am 

Since OCC does not group, please ensure that your entries comply to the classes listed below. 

Guidelines & OCC/ARBA Standard Differences

1.. BREEDS - * Denotes a breed not recognized in the ARBA standard.Abyssinian, Satin Abyssinian, Boucle (Alpaca)*, Coronet, Crested, Satin Crested*, Merino*, Peruvian, Satin Peruvian, Silkie, Satin Silkie, Skinny Pig*, Smooth (American), Satin Smooth (American Satin), Teddy, Satin Teddy, Texel. (all Breeds with a crest are accepted in both White Crested & Self Crested - they are separate varieties though so that a white crested red and a self crested red would two different varieties).  

2. COLOUR VARIETIES - * Denotes a variety not recognized in the ARBA standard.Beige, Black, Buff*, Chocolate, Cream, Lilac, Orange, Red, Slate Blue*, White, Dilute Agouti, Golden Agouti, Silver Agouti, Solid Dilute, Solid Golden, Solid Silver, Dalmatian, Dutch, Himalayan, Parti (Broken Colour), Tortoiseshell, Tortoiseshell and White, Brindle, Roan, Tan, Marten & California. 

Differences - (a) Brindle is accepted in any 2 self colours except white (which would be a roan). (b) Buff (hot or brassy cream) is an accepted colour. This is a more "yellow colour than the ARBA gold colour. (c) Orange is accepted in both red & dark eyed. (d) TSW & Parti (B/C) - all colours on the cavy must have at least one patch of 2" in diameter. Colours on a parti colour do not need to be recognized colours.

3. RARE VARIETIES - for Standards Committee approved nonstandard breeds & colours. Breeds - Satin Coronet, Satin Texel, Satin Merino, Satin Boucle, Ridgeback, Satin Ridgeback, Crested Ridgeback, Lunkarya, Satin Crested Ridgeback, Crested Teddy, Satin Crested Teddy, Swiss, Satin Swiss & Baldwin. Colours - Seal, Chocolate Himalayan, Otter, Rainbow (banded parti colour with lilac, orange and white), Dapple, California Roan, Tan Roan, Sable. Rare Varieties do not compete for Best In Show but there is an award for Best Rare Variety. Exhibitor has to submit their working standard to the OCC standards chairperson before the show (if it is not on this list) before showing a Rare Variety breed or colour variety.  All working standards have to comply to OCC format.

4. OTHER CLASSES - OCC is unique in that it offers progeny and breeding type classes. 

(a) Sow & Litter - Shown in four classes - Short (Smooth Coat, Satin Smooth Coat, Crested, Satin Crested plus any Rare Varieties with short coats), Rough (Abyssinian, Satin Abyssinian), Teddy, Satin Teddy, Skinny Pig plus any Rare Varieties with Rough Coats), Curly (Boucle, Merino, Texel plus any Rare Varieties with curly coats) or Long Classes (Coronet, Peruvian, Satin Peruvian,Silkie, Satin Silkie plus any Rare Varieties with Long Coats). Litter is to be 1 to 4 week old with more than 1 baby in the litter.  The sow may have colour disqualifications or colour eliminations but no other disqualifications or eliminations. All babies in the litter must not have disqualifications or eliminations of any kind.  All babies are to be from the same coat class as the sow.   If one in the entry is deemed to be disqualified or eliminated, the entire entry is disqualified or eliminated.  Cleanliness, uniformity and improvement over the sow are most important.

(b) Boar & Son - Shown in four classes - Short, Rough, Curly or Long Classes. 4 to 12 week old son & his father.  The boar and son are both to be from the same coat class.  Neither may have disqualifications or eliminations. If either in the entry is deemed to be disqualified or eliminated, the entire entry is disqualified or eliminated.  Improvement of the son over the father is of utmost importance. 

(c) Breeders’ Pen - class to consist of one boar and one or two sows. Shown in four classes. They are to be from the same group i.e. Short, Long, Curly, Rough except that Teddies & Abys cannot be in a pair or trio. They do not need to be of breeding age as it is the potential that is being assessed.  They will be judged on their own merit as well as the potential to produce quality offspring.

NOTE: Sow & Litter, Boar & Son and Breeders' Pen do not compete for Best In Show.

5. AGE & SEX CLASSES - There are 6 classes for every colour variety in every breed as follows: (a) Senior Boar & Senior Sow - over 6 months & over 32 oz. (b) Intermediate Boar & Intermediate Sow - 4 to 6 months & 22 to 32 oz. (c) Junior Boar & Junior Sow - under 4 months - 12 to 22 oz.  This is the same as ARBA. 

6.  EAR TAGS  - Unlike ARBA, cavies are not required to be ear tagged.  Exhibitors will be given a list of coop numbers at check-in.  That number is written on a piece of adhesive tape or sticker and adhered to one ear (either is fine). 

7. RESERVE VS OPPOSITE - While ARBA selects Best Opposite Sex of Variety and Breed, OCC selects Reserve of Variety and Breed.  Hence two cavies from the same class could win Best of Breed and Reserve of Breed. 




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