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Do you know of a Somali milestone not listed here?
What about the very first Blue or Fawn Champion and Grand Champion?
The first winners in each CFA Region?
Other Associations?

If you can document the historic event please tell us and it will be added in a future update of this page.
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A Definitive History of the Somali Cat:


Genesis, Origins of the Somali Cat :


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reprint of 1951 CHILD OF THE GODS:


Somali database of pedigrees. Fantastic site!:


The Somali Pictorial Gallery at ShowCats Online:


GENESIS The Final Chapter 1998 Update :


Pedigree of Raby Chuffa's Dam, Raby Tosca :


THE SOMALI BREEDERS PROPOSAL FOR CFA CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS :


original 1978 cover and other pages with artwork by L. Swanson:


Early Somali Breeders Personal Letters : Virginia Daly,. William Arnholt, Don Richings, Mary Bolles


The Original Cat Ring :


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Wimsy Starspangled Banner, Karen's ETS pride and joy:


CFA Breed Profile


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Pottery books we’ve written


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THE FIRST
Browse through these Historic Somali cat events,
the 1st Champions, the 1st All-American winners
and other milestones from the past.
1973 The First...

Champion in the World
** NCFA **

Mei-Len's Sunflower of Margus

BR. L. Giarraputa
OW. Marge Hoff

Photo of Sunflower


1974 The First...

Best Kitten in Show NCFA

Saffron's Caprice of L'Air de Rauch

BR. Mara Senkevics
OW. Ina & Marty Rauch


Best Somali
Somali Cat Club of America

June's Dancing Moon

BR/OW. June & Stephen Negrycz

Photo of Moon


Cats Magazine All American Best Somali

June's Dancing Moon

BR/OW. June & Stephen Negrycz


1975 The First...

CFF Champion

L'Air De Rauch's Rocky Raccoon

BR. Ina & Marty Rauch
OW. Pat Warren

Photo of Rocky


1976 The First...

CCA Champions

Mem-Marti's Bambi

BR/OW. Bev Reilly

Falconsview Sherazade

BR/OW. Lois & Laura Saker


CCA Red Champion

Lili-Pet's Caruso of Winery

BR. Lillian Mitchell
OW. Carol & Ed Harrison


International Champion

Winery's Pathetique

BR/OW. Carol & Ed Harrison


1977 The First...

Grand Premier

Dalia's Tangle-Weed

BR. Miss L. Des-porch
OW. Carol & Ed Harrison

Best Cat in Show

Lynn-Lee's Christopher

BR. Evelyn Mague
OW. Debbie Miller

Jan 22, 1977 CROWN
Chimneyville Cat Fanciers,Jackson MS
Judge Pat Smith (an Aby breeder!)


Somalis Exported to Europe

Foxtail Star Trek - ruddy male

BR. Pat Warren

Junee's Noel - ruddy female

BR. June & Stephen Negrycz

OW. Jutta Broisch, Germany


Largest Class of Somalis at a Show
29 Adults, 6 Kittens
CFA - Strongsville Ohio, 9/24-25


Photo

1978 The First...

Grand Champion
NCFA

Winery's Cold Duck

BR/OW. Carol & Ed Harrison


Red Grand Champion
ACFA

Baraka's Rufani

BR/OW. Dennis Taylor


Cats Magazine Somali cover
Candilu's Pharo

BR/OW. Canda Beeler and Lucy Kwasiborski

Photo of Pharo Cover

1979 The First...

CFA Grand Champion

Foxtail's Rio Grande
BR/OW. Patricia Nell Warren

The Second CFA Grand Champion
Followed one week later

Nephrani's Kubla Khan
bred by the Morrisons


1980 The First...

CFA National All-Breed Award Winner
19th Best Cat

Gr.CH. Foxtail's Rio Grande
BR/OW. Patricia Nell Warren


CFA Best of the Best
4th Best Kitten

Foxtail's Big Sky
BR/OW. Patricia Nell Warren

Photo of Big Sky

Empire Cat Club, Judge: Richard Gebhardt


1991 The First...

Blue Male Grand Champion (CFA)

GRC Fifala's Tasmanian Storm of Tadofa


1997 The First...

Blue Regional Winner, CFA
Southwest Region

Pirouette's Shadow Dancer
born 3/14/95
sire: Pirouette's Mr.Bojangles
dam: CH Pysabs Tanis of Pirouette.

BR/OW Arlene Armandi, Santa Monica, CA.


1998 The First...

Fawn Regional Winner, CFA

GRP Fifala's Phantoms Afoot of Tadofa (AKA:Tommy)
Sire: Fifala's Splat
Dam: Fifala's Little Bit O'Jungle Beast

BR: Karen LeBlanc
OW: Tim and Renee Thompson

Note: Tommy is the highest scoring fawn Somali in any category to this point in history (October 1999).

Thank you Renee for sharing that information!

1999 The Second...

CFA male Somali DM

GRC Carquinez Vulcan

Idaho Cat Fanciers, March 20,1999 in Boise,ID


Thanks to all who contributed new information!

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