DURHAM COUNTY CAT CLUB
30th May, 2009.
Dr BRUCE BENNETT.
A busy Show on a glorious summer day; my thanks to Msdms Gillhespy and Watson and their committee for their invitation. I enjoyed the day in the capable company of Pina Bruno-Craig. who stewarded to the manor born. Many thanks, Pina.
AV ORIENTAL CHAMPION FEMALE.
GR CC. HOLDSWORTH’S GR CH BILLSTES TIFFANY, (37m) 1yr 11mths.
Lovely large mature lady of very good type. Strong, even wedge on which large ears are attractively set and flared just so with becoming spacing between, eyes of excellent oriental shape and set, clear light green with a wicked gaze below disapproving brows. Proud arching profile, chin firm, excellent even bite. Very pleasing large maturely developed body, matching limbs and tail. Close coat in warm cinnamon, showing good breaks in pale red shades.
RES GR CC. HIRST’S CH TOGHAR PASTICHE. (37h) 1yr 10mths.
Daintier lady of good type., very well balanced and ‘together’. Even, equilateral wedge, on which ears of good size are well spaced and flared, eyes of very good almond shape and oriental incline, olive green in tone. Arched profile shows a little nose bump, chin lines up, incisors untidy but just meet. Balanced body and limbs, tail to match. Coat of excellent texture, short and close, rich warm chestnut, very good warm breaks.
Also Considered. CORBY & DOLAN’S GR CH IKISHIROO KIRASH TAMSIN. (37a) 2yrs 1mth.
Neat lass, not keen to show herself today. Medium length wedge, eyes well inclined though a little open, olive in tone, ears need a little more flare but set may have reflected her anxiety. Profile shows a gentle angle at the brow, chin rounds off, bite good. Balanced body and limbs, tail in keeping, tiny terminal irregularity. Coat in good condition, very pleasing soft, sound blue.
AC SIAMESE/BALINESE CHAMPION FEMALE.
GR CC BROCK’S CH KARAMUSHI TUTI FRUITY. (32b1) 1yr 10mths.
Lady of very distinguished type, with an even wedge, great breadth at its top between large ears flared precisely north east and north west, inclined oriental eyes of deep blue. Very good straight profile, firm chin, excellent even bite. Harmoniously balanced body, limbs and tail. Close coat, showing warm seal points broken well by various red shades. Body shows some tortie shading but contrast sufficient.
2. (RES GR CC Withheld) CORBY & DOLAN’S CH IKISHIROO KIA JAM. (24c) 3yrs 8mths.
Nice little lady with a medium length, slightly blunt wedge, needing a little more width at the top between the ears of good size that she tends to hold just a tad up and forward. Eyes oriental and of good blue tone, Pleasing profile, gentlest angle at the brow line, straight above and below that. Balanced body, limbs and tail. Matching points in a mid lilac shade, good contrast to magnolia body that shows a hint of matching shading.
ORIENTAL SHADED ADULT FEMALE.
Not as entered. TOSUN’S SAITAN MISS TEASE.
This little lady was entered as 43bs but was unfortunately clearly not a silver. I did check with the Show Management but was informed that it was so entered so our hands were tied. She was a sweet, rather dainty lass for her age, with an even wedge, fine at the muzzle, large well spaced ears, oriental, olive toned eyes, very good straight profile, level chin and good bite. Neatl body, balancing limbs and tail. Sleek coat shows warm chocolate coat, rather ticked in appearance with an undercoat typical of a usual, which, I learned later, is what she is registered as. An unfortunate chapter of accidents I’m afraid.
ORIENTAL BLACK MALE NEUTER.
1 PC. BoB. HALLIDAY’S PR TOGHAR MIDNITE MAJIK. 1yr 7mths.
In spite of this gentleman’s formidable type and appearance, he wanted nothing more than to hide it all under his voluminous blankets. He has a long wedge with a marginal pinch, excellent breadth at the top between large flaring ears, oriental eyes of very good bright green shade, super straight profile, level chin and bite. Wonderful, long, long body, matching limbs and tail with the hint of a terminal piplet. Gorgeous sleek coat texture, gleaming sound black. Needs to acquire a bit more starry panache to do himself proud.
TABBY POINT SIAMESE ADULT FEMALE.
1. BoB. OSBORNE’S SENSAY SHAI NEFER. (32 1) 2yrs 2mths.
Stunning head to this lady, an even equilateral, graced by huge beautifully spaced and flared ears that she bonnets just a little when interested in events. Very striking eyes of deep navy blue. Profile shows the gentlest arch, chin and bite level. Graceful, slender neckline, long body, rather full tummy (? Full English breakfast before the Show?) balancing limbs, good length of tail. Close short coat shows warm tabby pattern on the points, tail rings somewhat darker, body now showing shading in a spotted pattern that most of the spotted tabbies on the Show bench would give their eye teeth for – beautifully discrete spots, but, despite these, some contrast evident
2. BRASH’S RIVANESS MIZ PRISSY. (32 2) 1yr 3mths.
A girl of good type, but very shy today. Good even wedge head, ears of size, well placed and flared in line, oriental eyes, a little full, good blue shade. Straight profile, chin lines up, bite meets. Long slender body but very tense, would not let us straighten her out, balancing limbs, very good tail. Attractive soft blue tabby points, gently shaded cool body.
SEAL POINT SIAMESE KITTEN.
1. BoB. EVANS’ FLUTTERBY FUN TIME GAL. F. 7mths 3wks.
Smart girl, quite well grown, of good type. Wedge even, crowned by ears of good size, spaced and flared, very good blue to her oriental eyes with a splendid hint of menace to some of her glances. Profile basically straight with a little bump over her muzzle at present, chin lines up, excellent even bite. Firm body, balanced limbs, tail could be a little longer for preference. Coat shows dense seal points with excellent contrast to the warm fawn body.
TABBY POINT SIAMESE KITTEN.
1. BoB. HIRST’S TOGHAR BY DESIGN. M. (32 3) 7mths 3wks.
Very well grown youth of good type with a long, slightly pinched wedge head, on which large ears are well placed, oriental eyes of excellent incline, mid blue. Gently arched profile, chin aligned, bite meets. Long, long body, limbs and tail balance. Very good milky chocolate to his tabby points pattern, tail rings (Just enough of them present) somewhat darker. Excellent ivory body to give super contrast.
CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE MALE NEUTER.
1. PC. BoB. TURVEY’S PR STYPERSON BIJOU. 2yrs 10mths.
Big strong fellow with an even wedge, oriental eyes of good set and colour with a mysterious expression, set a little straight. Large ears well aligned to the wedge, might be a little more widely spaced for preference. Good, virtually straight profile, chin firm, excellent bite. Very good strongly muscled, long body, matching limbs and tail. Points colour a burnished, slightly dark chocolate, excellent ivory body for good contrast, a little spinal shading evident.
2. KELLY’S SUNLEY SONG. 2yrs 8mths.
Lad of good basic type with a long wedge showing a little pinch, very good incline to his eyes of mid blue, set a little deep, ears well aligned. Profile shows a gentle arch, chin might be a little stronger, most incisors gone. Long body and limbs, tail to match. Points well matched, in warm chocolate shade, excellent ivory body to give good contrast.
TABBY POINT SIAMESE MALE NEUTER.
1. PC. SAXON’S PR SHIMILEETA STONECOLDCRAZY. (32 3) 2yrs 7mths.
Boy of good type with a wedge of length, little pinch evident, wide top, ears of size set well, eye shape oriental with good blue. Strong profile, chin curves slightly, bite excellent. Substantial strong body and limbs, tail to match. Warm chocolate tabby pattern on mask, similar leg bars, tail rings a little darker. Smooth fine body coat shows good contrast in pleasing ivory with soft chocolate shading.
BoB. PAGE’S PR BILLSTES MRBEAUJANGLES. (32 5) 3yrs 4wks.
Lovely big neuter of very good type. Well balanced wedge with breadth at the top between sizeable ears, well aligned, super oriental eyes of deep blue. Strong aquiline profile, good depth to muzzle, chin lines up, bite meets. Huge firm body, balanced limbs and tail. Coat fine, light red tabby mask, forehead M, eye lines, thumb prints, tail rings, faint leg barring. Warm white body shows gentle shading in similar tones.
AV ORIENTAL BREEDERS’ ADULT FEMALE.
1.. HOLDSWORTH’S GR CH BILLSTES TIFFANY, (37m) 1yr 11mths.
2 HIRST’S CH TOGHAR PASTICHE. (37h)
3. MOORE’S KINKAJEWSDEN ALLANAH. (37d) 1yr 3days.
Nervous but nice lady, wedge even, adorned by ears of size, set well, oriental olive green eyes. Good straight profile, firm chin, level bite. Elegant balanced body, limbs and tail. Glossy bright red coat showing permitted tabby ghosting.
SEAL OR BLUE POINT MALE OR FEMALE.
1. FOX’S FURRYFACE JAGER. F. (24a) 9mths 3wks.
Lady of elegance, only just adult. Firm, even wedge crowned by large flared ears, good blue to her apprehensive oriental eyes, set well. Arching profile, level chin, good bite. Lithe body, size appropriate to age, slender legs, tail proportionate. Slick coat shows good soft blue points with an appealing hint of plumb to it, good cool pale body showing just a blush of toning shading.
1. HIRST’S TOGHAR BY DESIGN. M. (32 3) 7mths 3wks.
2. SAMPHIER’S BURNTHWAITES RIVERDANCE. F. (24b) 4mths 1wk.
Handsome little lady with a dainty, even wedge crowned by lovely large, flared ears, giving a very good topline, oriental eyes of good blue colour. Profile shows a little dent, chin needs a little more depth, bite meets. Dainty body, balancing limbs and tail. Soft chocolate paws and tail, mask a slightly darker shade, excellent clear pale ivory contrast.
AC MAIDEN KITTEN.
1. HELM’S TILDEN TINTOFCIN. F. (24k) 4mths.
Adorable moppet of good type with an even wedge, large ears well flared in line, oh-so-sleepy oriental blue eyes very good straight profile, super depth to her muzzle, firm chin and bite that meets. Neat little body, limbs and tail similar. Very well matched points in soft warm cinnamon, clear body for good contrast.
2. WEBSTER’S SHADOWSQUAD KIERA CARAMIA. F. (32b1) 4mths 1wk.
Another lovely little tyke with a good wedge, excellent broad top between large ears, eyes of good blue tone. Profile shows a slight dip at the bridge of the muzzle at present, strong chin, incisors just meet. Well grown body, balancing limbs and tail. Seal points well broken by reds that have some warmth, body already showing some matching shading.
AC NON-MEMBERS KITTEN.
1. HIRST’S TOGHAR BY DESIGN. M. (32 3) 7mths 3wks.
AOC MALE OR FEMALE NEUTER.
1. TURVEY’S PR STYPERSON MYSTIQUE. MN. (24n) 2yrs 10mths.
Mature well grown lady who certainly knows her own mind and was not reticent about expressing it. Broad, strong, even wedge head, very good eye shape, blue might be a little deeper for preference, sizeable ears that might be a little more spread. Very good straight profile, chin of depth, bite not examined. Body large and strong, firm limbs, balancing tail. Excellent coat, lovely texture, beautiful unmarked off white body with well matched biscuity points.
AC DEBUTANTE MALE OR FEMALE NEUTER.
1. PEARSON’S AMYDAY MERELY A MONARCH. MN. (32fn) 10mths 2wks.
Handsome big person with a long, elegant wedge, balancing width ai the top, large well flared ears, blue eyes of oriental, shape, well inclined. Smooth arch to his profile, chin lines up, bite meets. Long, athletic body, proportionate limbs and tail. Pleasing warm apricot points, faint ghost tabbying, body showing some warm matching shading to give a most attractive overall picture. Reserved and solemn in spite of his youth.
AC MEMBER’S MALE OR FEMALE NEUTER.
1. PAGE’S PR BILLSTES MRBEAUJANGLES. (32 5) 3yrs 4wks.
2. KELLY’S SUNLEY SONG. MN (24b) 2yrs 8mths.
AC NON-MEMBERS MALE OR FEMALE NEUTER.
1. RYCRAFT’S PR DRESTOTHRIL MISSLETOE. FN. (32b1). 3yrs.
Mature, strong lady of very good type. Very strong even wedge, excellently spaced and flared ears of size, eye shape good, held a little open, deep violet blue in colour. Profile shows a slight bump over the muzzle that hardly detracts, excellent firm chin and level bite. Body large and strong, limbs to match, tail could ideally have a little more length. Good coat for texture, showing lustrous seal points, all broken by various reds. Body shows matching tortie shading but contrast sufficient.
2. WEBSTER’S PR NANPEMA RED RUMBA. MN. (32a) 1yr 4mths.
Very comely lad with an elegant wedge, on which are set large flared ears, eye shape good, very good deep blue. Arched profile, chin OK, bite meets. Lithe body, limbs and tail in proportion. Good coat with attractive red points, subtle body shading in similar tone. Good overall contrast.
Ex2. . TURVEY’S PR STYPERSON MYSTIQUE. MN. (24n) 2yrs 10mths.
1. BROCK’S CH KARAMUSHI TUTI FRUITY. (32b1) 1yr 10mths.
2. . GIBBON’S SHARUE BLUE NEMESIS. M. (24a) 5yrs 4mths.
Large mature gentleman with a shorter, strongly boned wedge, sporting ears that are spaced and flared, might be a little larger perhaps for balance. Eye shape oriental, acceptable blue. Strong profile, just the merest angle at the brow, excellent chin, level bite. Great, firmly muscled body and limbs, tail balances. Thick coat, longish and slightly open, good soft blue points with body contrast present.
3 KELLY’S SUNLEY SONG. MN (24b) 2yrs 8mths.
AV ORIENTAL KITTEN.
1. SAMPHIER’S EIREACHDAIL GEORGIABROWN. F. (48 45) 6mths 3wks.
Striking lass with a remarkable pattern. Medium length wedge, a touch blunt at the muzzle, ears of size, set quite well upon it, flared nicely, clear, light green, slightly full oriental eyes. Very good straight profile, rounded chin, good level bite. Dainty little body and limbs, proportionate tail. White sparkling, just over the required one third of body area in quantity, and just makes it to continuity down abdomen between two rather threatening promontories of soft colour that reach out from the sides toward the middle of the tummy. Coloured areas of coat show very good dramatic ticked pattern, evenly distributed, virtually no darkening over the spine line, clear banding of the hairs in a rather chocolaty shade, darker on the tabby tracings on the crown.
AC SIAMESE NEUTER.
1. SAXON’S PR SHIMILEETA STONECOLDCRAZY. (32 3) 2yrs 7mths.
AC SH NEUTER.
1. STARK’S DUSHENKA XARIABELLA FN (16a) 1yr 5mths.
Sweet lady with a rather rounded wedge full face, by virtue of the fur on her cheeks, which slightly obscure the whisker pads though they are there. Profile shows the required gentle curve brow to nose, with straight brow above, chin and bite excellent. Pointed ears, might be a little more obviously upright, but pretty good. Eyes spaced, rounded almond in shape, dazzling iridescent green in colour. Neat firm body, balanced limbs, proportionate, tapering tail. Coat of good soundness, dense and soft in texture, nice mid blue.
2. KELSALL’S GR PR ABYGLEN ASTARLET. FN. (23c) 8yrs 4mths.
Senior lady, a bit cross, with a moderate wedge, tapering to a slightly blunt muzzle defined by the required indentation. Ears might be a little larger, appropriately widely placed, just cupped. Eyes of oriental shape, super wicked crescent moons when viewed from above, goldy amber in tone. Profile shows a slight break, chin firm, bite not examined. Medium sized body, and limbs, tapered tail. Coat texture good, dense blue, a little short on clearly delineated ticking of the blue now, belly etc a pleasing warm mushroomy shade. Parting the blue hairs on the back and trunk, however, reveals a startlingly bright white undercoat stretching about one third of the way up the hair shafts, almost like that in a smoke though there is no indication of silver elsewhere as the belly etc are of the correct, warmer shade.