The head sizes, tail shapes and coat textures of 90 cats, all vying to be the cat's whiskers, were put under the magnifying glass at the Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club Show in Kaiapoi yesterday.
Spokeswoman Margaret Bean said the show was not all about scoring points, with some treating the show as a "breeders' shop window" for those on the lookout for quality pets.
Numbers were down on previous years, with entries typically reaching about 150 in pre-earthquake days, she said.
"People also seem to look for cats now on the computer, rather than using the show as a shop window."
Despite the fall in numbers the show was a success. Rolleston's Shirley Hammond, pictured, took out shorthaired persian 1st in Show with her cat Whatsupwhatsup.
And, as shown in our gallery, there were plenty of unusual sights, like the scottish fold Smoke N Mirrors, the sphynx named Outtahair Lisse and the blue-eyed white persian named Chomp.
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