Parti-Color Persians:
Those Showgirls Sho' Know How to "Parti!"


by Lorraine Saunders and Susan Cook Henry
From Cat Fanciers' Yearbook, 2007


National Winner Titles

GC, GP, NW Mystichill Mighty High, a blue-cream Persian female.
Br: Diane Silverman. Ow: Mark Hannon, Diane Silverman and
Sheila Dye. Only Parti-Color to date to earn NW titles in Kitten,
Championship and Premiership classes. (1991, Table II)

For those hardy souls whose kittens and cats reached the hallowed status of NW, it is acknowledged that they endured many hazards and prohibitive expenses during their travels. They persevered through ills, both personal and feline, as well as other trials and tribulations along that rocky path to cat fancy glory. But in the end, the pathway became smoother and was eventually strewn with rose petals. That is why we call their cats National Winners.

From 1976 until season-end 2005, there have been 83 Parti-Color NWs – 11 of those girls won two titles and one of them claimed three! The latter honor goes to GC, GP, NW Mystichill Mighty High, the fabulous blue-cream who was a high kitten winner (1985-1986), followed by a high championship ranking the following season. Four years later, “Sissy” came back on the scene to take the top spot in premiership. She is the only Parti-Color to ever earn a title in all three competitive categories.

GC Birch-Haven Pan-Z-Face of Catalot, a tortoiseshell
Persian female. Br: Nina Duff. Ow: Leslie Hunter.
(1967, Table I)

The cats listed in Table II, from CFA’s database for the past 30 years, represent the epitome of CFA’s very “Best” in the Parti-Color Division.

Parti-Colors have been well-represented over the years by their National Wins. Blue-creams have held their own over time, matching or exceeding the torties until the past ten years. Since the 1995-1996 season, torties have taken the spotlight with only two blue-creams in 26 national wins. From the chart, there are 91 national wins represented, with torties edging the blue-creams 51-40. Just twice in 30 seasons were there no Parti-Colors represented in the national rankings, which is a testament to their continuing quality and popularity.

 

TABLE II - Parti-Color Persian National Winners

Award Cat Name Color Breeder/Owner
1975-76
2nd Best Cat GC, NW Bryn Mawr Georgie Girl Blue-cream Br/Ow: Werner, Irene & Mike Kachel
1976-77
3rd Best Cat GC, NW Jensen's Flamen Mame Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Lois & Clark Jensen
1977-78
4th Best Cat GC, NW Samwai Cloisonné of Emeres, DM Tortoiseshell Br: Samantha Wiley
Ow: Marian R. Shaw
15th Best Cat GC, NW Q-T Cats Sufi of Taurah Blue-cream Br: Mr. & Mrs. Leon Samuels
Ow: Peggy Keyes
2nd Best Kitten GC, NW Surrey Hill Fancy Pantz Blue-cream Br/Ow: Gene & Patti Darrah
4th Best Kitten GC, NW Surrey Hill Hot Flashes Tortoiseshell Br: Gene & Patti Darrah
Ow: Bill & Lila Reach
5th Best Kitten GC, NW Bryn Mawr Parti Girl Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Werner, Irene & Mike Kachel
1978-79
14th Best Cat GC, NW Bryn Mawr Parti Girl Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Werner, Irene & Mike Kachel
18th Best Cat GC, NW Jama Kats Li'l Dickens of Tsar Blue Blue-cream Br: James & Marlene Luyster
Donna J. Fuller
BEST KITTEN GC, NW Kyina Patience of Oakway Tortoiseshell Br: Anne & Amanda Bright
Ow: Anne & Amanda Bright & Judy Sturm
2nd Best Kitten GC, NW Jo-Le's Lilly Tortoiseshell Br: Joseph & Carol Giannuzzi
Ow: Joseph A. Giannuzzi
4th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Mar-Al's Julie Blue-cream Br: Al & Margaret De Simone
Ow: Roy & Louann Andersen
5th Best Cat in Premiership GP, NW Jensen Destiny of Bricbrac Blue-cream Br: Lois & Clark Jensen
Ow: Tim & Janet DiPietra
1979-80
BEST CAT GC, NW Kyina Patience of Oakway Tortoiseshell Br: Ann & Amanda Bright
Ow: Anne & Amanda Bright & Judy Sturm
4th Best Cat GC, NW Goliada Melissa Blue-cream Br/Ow: Michael & Nancy Petersen
14th Best Cat GC, NW Mar-Al's Amy of Aristy Tortoiseshell Br: Al & Margaret De Simone
Ow: Carlos & Edenia Aristy
8th Best Kitten GC, NW Currle Cats Chrissy of Marcus, DM Blue-cream Br: Kenneth & Lucindy Currle
Ow: Mark Hannon
1980-81
8th Best Cat GC, NW Benaughty's Mary Poppins Tortoiseshell Br: Margaret E. Hounshell
Ow: M. E. & D. L. Hounshell
11th Best Cat GC, NW Currle Cats Chrissy of Marcus, DM Blue-cream Br: Kenneth & Lucindy Currle
Ow: Mark Hannon
4th Best Kitten GC, NW Erina's Joy of Q-T Cats Blue-cream Br: N. A. Russo & M. & L. Samuels
Ow: Marcia & Leon Samuels
5th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW K'Lane's Emily of Lilibet Blue-cream Br: Henry & Jo Ann Pillard
Ow: Mr. & Mrs. Gordon H. Ford
10th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Jeannel Michelle of Susan Blue-cream Br: Donna Jean Thompson
Ow: Susan Beuerlein
1981-82
3rd Best Cat GC, NW Arakeen's Emotional Rescue Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Carol & Doug Brigance
9th Best Cat GC, NW Erina's Joy of Q-T Cats Blue-cream Br: N. A. Russo & M. & L. Samuels
Ow: Marcia & Leon Samuels
20th Best Cat GC, NW Jovan's Natasha of Justemere Tortoiseshell Br: C. Golowski & D. Silverman
Ow: John R. & Linda Sue Paul
2nd Best Kitten GC, NW Ann-Ge Lullaby of Windborne Blue-cream Br: Mr. & Mrs. George C. Beal
Ow: Mr. & Mrs. George C. Beal & V. Dickerson
3rd Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW K'Lane's Emily of Lilibet Blue-cream Br: Henry & Jo Ann Pillard
Ow: Mr. & Mrs. Gordon H. Ford
1982-83
6th Best Cat GC, NW Goliada Merissa Blue-cream Br/Ow: Michael & Nancy Petersen
7th Best Cat GC, NW Reinbeau Tru-Luv of Dopats Blue-cream Br: Patricia Fuchs
Ow: Don & Pat Herrmann
9th Best Cat GC, NW Fuzzy-Foot's Kalamazoo Blue-cream Br/Ow: Jim & Kathy Dinesen
3rd Best Kitten GC, NW Simbelair Little Meisha Blue-cream Br: Mrs. S. Weston
Ow: Mr. & Mrs. John T. Morgan
6th Best Kitten GC, NW Iran's Fan Dancer of Veach Tortoiseshell Br: Mrs. Doris L. Pape
Ow: Doris L. Pape & Gary Veach
1983-84
3rd Best Cat GC, NW Penhill's Pin Up Girl Blue-cream Br: Donald R. Gambone
Ow: Don Gambone
3rd Best Kitten GC, NW Justemere Dream Angel of Suetee Tortoiseshell Br: John R. & Linda Sue Paul
Ow: Carole S. Thompson
7th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Kazmazad's Kajun Tortoiseshell Br: Sheila Reyes
Ow: Mark Hannon
1984-85
10th Best Cat GC, GP, NW Ann-Ge Honi Babe of Windborne Blue-cream Br: Mr. & Mrs. George C. Beal
Ow: Mr. & Mrs. George C. Beal & V. Dickerson
7th Best Kitten GC, NW Catala's Blaze Starr of Carolot Tortoiseshell Br: Jane & Gayden Latture
Ow: Ott & Carolyn Noble
9th Best Kitten GC, NW Shilow Baby Love Blue-cream Br/Ow: Charles Baker
4th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Morvern's Antoinette Tortoiseshell Br: Betty Beatson
Ow: Jerry & Eve Russell
1985-86
8th Best Cat GC, NW Catala's Blaze Starr of Carolot Tortoiseshell Br: Jane & Gayden Latture
Ow: Ott & Carolyn Noble
2nd Best Kitten GC, NW Dustbuff's Champagne Bubbles Tortoiseshell Br: Deanna S. Crumpley
Ow: Deanna & Steven Crumpley
3rd Best Kitten GC, NW Mystichill Mighty High Blue-cream Br: Diane Silverman
Ow: Mark Hannon, Diane Silverman & Sheila Dye
1986-87
3rd Best Cat GC, NW Mystichill Mighty High Blue-cream Br: Diane Silverman
Ow: Mark Hannon & Diane Silverman
8th Best Cat GC, NW Myshadows Baughdy Lady Blue-cream Br/Ow: Ann V. Sones
13th Best Cat GC, NW Mystichill Hot Diggity of South Paw, DM Tortoiseshell Br: Diane Silverman
Ow: Judy & Brocato
9th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Dovon's Total Eclipse Tortoiseshell Br: Debra & Vicki Von Aswege
Ow: Debra, Vicki & Doug Von Aswege
1987-88
4th Best Cat GC, NW South Paw Stacy of Jerimar Tortoiseshell Br: Diane Silverman & Judy & Brocato
Ow: Jim & Jeri Pletcher
1988-89
6th Best Cat GC, NW Myshadows Madame Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Ann V. Sones
18th Best Cat GC, NW Connaught Irish Doll of Angelview Tortoiseshell Br: Claudia Moore
Ow: Ron & Louise Summers
3rd Best Cat in Premiership CH, GP, NW Changtse Andi Blue-cream Br/Ow: Frieda & Dick Bergholz
1989-90
9th Best Cat GC, NW Ronlyn Barbie Doll Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Lynn Ferry
1990-91
4th Best Cat GC, NW South Paw Fem-Fatale of Woodspirit Tortoiseshell Br: Judy & Greg Brocato
Ow: Sherry & Michael Hammersly
23rd Best Cat GC, NW Copacats Joey Blue-cream Br/Ow: Robert Spina
6th Best Kitten GC, NW Q-T Cats Danielle of Araho Blue-cream Br: Marcia & Leon Samuels
Ow: Joan & Tom O'Hara
BEST CAT IN PREMIERSHIP GC, GP, NW Mystichill Mighty High Blue-cream Br: Diane Silverman
Ow: Mark Hannon & John Watkins
3rd Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Signature Crayola Tortoiseshell Br: Liz & Gary Arini & Pat Arini
Ow: Patricia Arini
1991-92
No National Winners
1992-93
BEST KITTEN GC, NW Bolo's Bold And Beautiful Blue-cream Br/Ow: Lois Bantz
13th Best Kitten GC, NW Kitjim's Breana of Q-T Cats Blue-cream Br: Kitty Angell
Ow: Marcia & Leon Samuels
14th Best Kitten GC, NW Mystichill T.B.O. Elizabeth Blue-cream Br: Diane Silverman
Ow: Diane Silverman & Mark Hannon
12th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Ann-Ge Honi Babe of Windborne Blue-cream Br: Mr. & Mrs. George C. Beal
Ow: Carol Hutchings
1993-94
7th Best Cat GC, NW Katabuv's Surprise Parti Blue-cream Br/Ow: John & Karen Kuehne
12th Best Cat GC, NW Spellbound Estee Lauder Blue-cream Br/Ow: Bob & Diane E. Deibert
10th Best Kitten GC, NW Bastis Desperately Seeking Susan Blue-cream Br: Wain Harding
Ow: Mark Hannon
5th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Kitty Charm's Imari Blue-cream Br/Ow: Darlene & June Feger
1994-95
16th Best Cat GC, NW Catsafrats Hollywood Hullabaloo Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Bruce & Donna Isenberg
23rd Best Cat GC, NW Devotion Somewhere In Time Blue-cream Br: M. J. Bailey, C. Burgess, C. Lewis, R. Wilson
Ow: Robin Wilson & Mary Jo Bailey
12th Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Woodspirit's Fine And Dandy Tortoiseshell Br: Sherry & Michael Hammersly
Ow: Sharyl J. Pistulka
1995-96
6th Best Kitten GC, NW Teragram Sarah of Pamola Tortoiseshell Br: Steve & Peggy Stolpe
Ow: Fernando Sanchez
8th Best Kitten GC, NW Q-T Cats Sarah Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Marcia & Leon Samuels
15th Best Kitten GC, NW Agonistes Tryst Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: John Ramirez & Ken White
1996-97
6th Best Cat GC, NW Q-T Cats Sarah Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Marcia & Leon Samuels
15th Best Cat GC, NW Showpurrs Celine of Regenesis Tortoiseshell Br: Joan Roberts
Ow: Will Davis & Jose Ayala
20th Best Kitten GC, NW Araho's Meg Ryan Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Joan & Tom O'Hara
1997-98
BEST CAT GC, NW Araho's Meg Ryan Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Joan & Tom O'Hara
3rd Best Kitten GC, NW Agonistes Calamity Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: John Ramirez & Ken White
13th Best Kitten GC, NW Pironti Patsy Cline Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Toni Pironti
20th Best Kitten GC, NW Marcus M'Donna, DM Tortoiseshell Br: Mark Hannon, David Raynor & Ann Waddington - Lessee
Ow: Mark Hannon & David Raynor
6th Best Cat in Premiership GP, NW Telesis Tootsie T of Mainberg Tortoiseshell Br: Barbara Tresenriter
Ow: Sue Fraser, Larry Rhoades & Pat Bergman
1998-99
18th Best Kitten GC, NW Mata-Blu Percilla of Pironti Tortoiseshell Br: Stan Barnaby
Ow: Toni Pironti
1999-2000
15th Best Cat GC, BW, NW Kenkat Splash of Jadon Tortoiseshell Br: Leah Fowler
Ow: Donna & Susan Cook
17th Best Kitten GC, NW Pironti Gem Doll Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Toni Pironti
3rd Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, NW Brannaway Puddin' of Fleurelaine Tortoiseshell Br: Anna Sadler
Ow: Ken & Elaine Crews
2000-01
BEST KITTEN GC, NW Kenkat 1stClass Upgrade of Jadon, DM Blue-cream Br: Leah Fowler
Ow: Donna & Susan Cook
20th Best Cat in Premiership GP, NW Ebonez Burning Obsession Tortoiseshell Br: Anna Sadler
Br/Ow: Sheila Poland
2001-02
4th Best Cat GC, BW, NW Jadon Faviara Blue-cream Br/Ow: Donna & Susan Cook
3rd Best Kitten GC, NW Catsafrats Star Spangled, DM Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Bruce & Donna Isenberg
2002-03
25th Best Cat GC BW, NW Sunledge Snapdragon Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Diane & Carrie Bechard
2003-04
8th Best Cat GC, BW, NW Briar-Mar's Haley of Wishes Tortoiseshell Br: Gary Veach & Omar Gonzalez
Ow: Connie Stewart
2nd Best Cat in Premiership GC, GP, BW, NW Kenkat Splash of Krimpurrs Tortoiseshell Br: Leah Fowler
Ow: Beth Holly
2004-05
4th Best Kitten GC, NW Catsafrats Witch Way Is Up Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Bruce & Donna Isenberg
5th Best Kitten GC, NW Marcus Mrs. Butterworth Tortoiseshell Br/Ow: Mark Hannon & David Raynor
18th Best Kitten GC, NW Kenkat Gidget Goes To Washington Tortoiseshell Br: Leah Fowler
Ow: Mark Hannon & David Raynor
2005-06
No National Winners

 

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