Erin Cat Club Show
September 6th 2008
Show Report from Sharara Crichton
Lucky thirteenth show for this friendly club with so many lovely exhibits to judge. My thanks to the Show managers David and Sam for the invitation and wonderful hospitality provided at this well run show. The show committee could not have done more for their judges which was very much appreciated. I had a very enjoyable time in Lisburn among some lovely felines and was very ably helped by Donna MacWilliams who was an excellent steward and good companion on the day for which I thank her very much. I hope she enjoyed the experience as much as I did.
AC Persian Grand Champion (Imp Gr Ch), Female
1 Imp McKeague’s GR CH ADCINLO CANDY FLOSS
A very pretty orange-eyed white girl who I have had the pleasure of meeting recently. She is four years old with lovely type having total balance in head and body. Very low cobby body shape supported on short sturdy legs that had rounded well feathered paws. Smooth skull with a wide top and with very neat ears that were wide set and with long ear feathers. Beautiful round eyes had excellent copper colour and it was pleasing to see that they had not faded in spite of her years. Short broad nose with a strong stop and a small pink nose leather with open nostrils. The cheeks were full, the muzzle was broad, the chin was firm and balanced with an almost level bite. The coat was lovely and long, being soft, profuse and flowing and was a sparkling white throughout. She had a long frill, fluffy trousers and beautiful bushy short tail shaped like a christmas tree. A girl with a lovely expression shown in sparkling condition and with impeccable presentation. A worthy winner of the award and my nomination for best in show longhair adult.
AC Self Persian Premier (Gr Pr), Female
1 Gr Ch Matthews’s PR CHARLORIAN SASPERELLA
A blue exotic girl who was over three years of age and who was solidly built, of a good weight and mature looks. Good breadth of skull with well spaced ears of fairly neat size which could have been smaller. Rounded forehead and full cheeks. Broad nose which could have been shorter and having a shallow nose break and a fully formed blue grey nose leather. Strong chin, developed muzzle and a scissor bite. Short thick neck. Large eyes that were full and rounded with orange eye colour that appeared a little pale in the hall lighting which tended to drain any orange shades. The body was fairly large and cobby and set low on the legs with a broad chest and strong shoulders set on thick strong legs. The tail was short and thick and in proportion to the body length. The coat was her best asset being soft, plush just like dense velvet and was of a mid blue shade and even in colour. I deliberated as to whether to award a Grand PC because of the paler eye colour but decide that it was possibly due to the fact that the hall lighting was unfavourable and also as she is an older cat.
White (Orange-eyed) Adult
BOB McKeaugue’s GR CH ADCINLO CANDY FLOSS
Tortie or chocolate Tortie and White Adult
BOB Murtagh’s CH CATS CASTLE ARIEL
A tortie and white girl over three years of age. Cobby persian girl with pleasing facial expression and who was brightly coloured with red and black patches on her head and neck region. The body fur felt a little coarse on the day as she was not in full coat and was lacking a little in undercoat and what she had was slightly intermingled on her back region. The top of the head was smooth and rounded as well as patched with a clear black patch present and she had plenty of width between the ears which were well placed on top. She had huge round eyes that were bold and had good copper eye colour and a sweet expression. The nose was very broad and short with a full size pink nose leather and generous nostrils. Deep balanced strong chin with a scissor bite, a well formed muzzle and full cheeks. The lower facial area was white with a white muzzle, chin and bib. The underside of the body was showing both red and black patches with a white line running down the centre of her tummy. All four paws were white with red spots on each foot. The tail was fully coloured and was short and full. She was well prepared and had a sweet gentle nature.
Tortie or Chocolate Tortie and White Kitten
1 and BOB McKeague’s SHEERBLISS DREAM COME TRUE
A delightful little tortie and white girl that I met recently at a show and who I could have ferreted away quite easily. She is a very cobby little girl of three and a half months of age with lovely type and a very feminine look already. Head shape was square, smooth and with a well rounded forehead that had a white blaze. Tiny ears were perched far apart on the skull and had lovely long ear furnishings. The eyes were large and round in shape with promising muddy eye colour still to develop. Short snub nose with a small pink nose leather. She had fat cheeks and a strong white chin with a perfect level bite. Sweet pansy face being red on one side and black on the other. The nose and chin were white with a little red moustache below the nostrils. The coat was lovely being long and very soft having a good frill and fluffy trousers. It was well patched with a black patch over her shoulders and a white body with a fully coloured short fluffy tail, showing both red and black areas. The legs were mainly white and had sweet paw pads that were both pink and black. A promising little girl who handled like a dream. My nomination for best in show kitten.
2 Murtagh’s CHARLORIAN NANCY SYKES
Another delightful little tortie and white girl who was nearly four months old. A sweet kitten with very pleasing persian type. She was well grown for her age and had a cobby low set body with short legs. Square well balanced head shape that was smooth and with small wide set ears that had medium length ear feathers. She had a white blaze on her forehead and red patch below one ear and black below the other ear. Bright alert eyes of very large size, well rounded in shape and with very muddy eye colour that should be a brilliant copper later. The eyes had little crescent shaped red patches on their lower edges. Plump fat cheeks with a very short nose with a strong stop and a pink nose leather. Her chin was well formed and balanced but she was in the middle of teething and sadly her bite was out of alignment at present which did not help and determined her lower placing on the day. Long, soft, dense coat which was mainly white on her body but she had a red patch or spot on her lower back region. She had fluffy trousers and all her legs were white with the left one having a red patch. The tail was short and fluffy and was showing both red and black. A very sweet little kitten, well presented and with a friendly nature.
Blue or Lilac Tortie and White Kitten
1 and BOB Gregg’s CAMAHA CLEOPATRA
A cobby three and a half month old blue cream and white kitten with a lovely coat with sound and pale colours of blue and cream. The coat was of a good length and was soft and well prepared with lovely fluffy trousers and a tiny short well feathered tail. She had a white patch in the mid back region while the main body was showing blue and cream patching. All four feet were white with the legs showing coloured patches. The left leg had white and blue areas while the right leg had cream and blue. The head was broad and had a slight head bump at present with a forehead that had a cream blaze. Neat ears were well placed and spaced far apart. She had a short snub nose with cheeks that were developing width and a muzzle that was broadening. Her eyes had promising deep muddy eye colour and were well rounded and large in size.
There was a firm balanced chin with a scissor bite and was in the middle of teething at present. A well presented kitten who was a little poser.
1 and BOB McKeague’s KATYKAYE LEGEND
A most appealing blue and white boy of about five months of age and who I have recently met before and find that he is just as lovely now. He has a truly cobby body shape set low on short legs and well grown for his age. Excellent head type with a wide top with a smooth rounded forehead and small low set ears sited far apart and fitting neatly into the skull contours. The patches around his ears and on the upper forehead were blue and were well matched and symmetrical which gave his face a pleasing expression. The eyes were round and large with copper eye colour and was still changing and should be better still later. He had a very broad nose with a definite stop and fully formed pink nose leather. The lower part of the face was a clean white with fat white cheeks, broad muzzle and a firm white chin with a good scissor bite. He had a fabulous long coat that was soft and sparkling white with a good frill and fluffy trousers and ending with a short very bushy blue tail. He had blue patches on the middle back region and white well feathered feet. A very well groomed kitten with impeccable presentation and excellent show temperament.
AC Exotic SH Non-Self Kitten, Male
1 and BOB Caughey’s HINCJKITZ UNFORGETTABLE
A four month old classic brown tabby exotic boy with excellent type. A character with looks to match, having compact body that was well grown, solid and firm on short thick legs. Square head shape that had good spacing between the ears and was slightly bumpy at present. The ears were small, round tipped and low set, fitting neatly into the skull contours. He had fat chubby cheeks and a very short snub nose with a good stop and a deep pink nose leather edged with black. The chin was balanced and he had a spotted muzzle that was filling out and a scissor bite. The eyes were bold, very expressive and were round and large with eye colour that was developing well. The coat was dense and plush and felt soft to touch. It stood out well from the body and was of medium length with excellent tabby markings. The colour of the coat was a rich warm copper brown with dense black markings which contrasted well with the ground colour. He had a clear ‘M’ on his head, lines running over the top of the skull, pencilling on the cheeks, eye lines and paler spectacles around the eyes. Body markings were also good as he had several necklaces, bracelets and barring on his limbs and a well spotted tummy. The tail was short and thick and had good tabby rings. A playful kitten with lots of personality and who was well shown.
2 Craig and Bell’s SHEERBLISS SHERE KHAN
A red tabby exotic kitten of three months of age who was most appealing and with good type. He was a classic tabby with a shapely body that was compact with short little legs. Rounded head with an overall square shape and with small well set ears that were correctly placed on top. Smooth rounded forehead with cheeks that were filling out. Sweet short nose of even width and with a definite stop and a full pink nose leather and open nostrils. The muzzle was filling out and the chin needing to strengthen further. The bite was sadly off centre at present which affected his placing in the class. The eyes were of a good size, rounded and with orange eye colour developing well and showing lighter pale spectacles. The coat was still a baby coat with plenty of long guard hairs present and was not dense or plush at this time and was lying a little flat. It had, however, good classic tabby markings of deep red overlying a paler red ground colour. He had a clear ‘M’ on his forehead, a spotted muzzle, head lines and pencilling on his cheeks. Spines lines were present and there was a hint of a butterfly over the shoulder area and oysters on the flanks. There was clear barring on his limbs and he had a well spotted tummy region. The tail was short and full and had rings visible on the underside of the tail. An affectionate little kitten who has plenty of time to improve and hopefully the bite will improve also.
AC Exotic SH Non-Self Kitten, Female
1 Thomas’s HINCHKITZ YOURSOVAIN
A very pretty blue tabby pointed exotic girl of four months of age with good type. Most appealing cheeky facial expression with a cobby firm body on short stocky legs. She was a good weight and size for her age. Well balanced head type with a square shape, smooth and round with small solid blue ears that were settling well without thumb prints at present and fitting neatly into the head contours. Short snub nose with a good stop and a small pink nose leather outlined with pigment with generous size nasal openings. Chubby fat cheeks with a firm balanced chin. She was teething badly causing the bite to appear untidy and slightly off centre. She had lovely round eyes with fair blue eye colour and sweet expression. The points were a light beige shade overlaid with blue markings and were clear on face with the forehead having an ‘M’. The muzzle was spotted and the body was a clear glacial white colour. There was faint barring on the limbs and the underside of the feet from toe to hock were solid blue. The coat was short with a lovely soft texture and was dense and plush and stood out well from the body. The tail was short and thick and matching the other points very well. A charming lass who had a quiet sweet nature.
Blue or Lilac Tortie and White Neuter
1 PC and BOB Taylor’s ALINDAS BONNIE
A blue cream and white female cat who was one and a half years of age. A mature lady with good boning and cobby frame set low with sturdy legs. Good skull width that was smooth and rounded and had small wide set ears. Open clean expression with very large eyes, well rounded and bold having good orange eye colour. Her nose was very broad and had a decent nose break and a fully formed nose leather. The chin was cream and very strong and she had fully formed plump cheeks, a broad cream muzzle and a bite that was not quite level. She had a cream panel down the centre of her face and blue at the sides. The left muzzle had a minimal white spot and was the only amount of white and I would have preferred to have seen more white on the face. The bib was white and she had a white line running down her underside. Her body was mainly blue and cream patches and she had white feet with well feathered paws. Her tail was short and very bushy and she had a long soft coat that needed more thorough show preparation as she was a bit raggedy on her underside and around her ears which detracted from her appearance. A girl with a good show temperament who handled well.
Blue Point Birman Kitten
1 and BOB Gilmore’s CARRICKFERN HEARTBREAKER
A pretty four month old kitten with good birman type. She had a well balanced body that was of a good weight and size for her age with well muscled medium height legs. Broad, well rounded skull with well placed ears of medium size that were spaced well apart. Her nose had the correct shallow dip in profile and was of medium length. The cheeks were filling out and needed more width and fullness which should develop with time but were softly rounded. Her chin was very slightly tapering but could have been firmer for better facial balance and she had a scissor bite. The eyes were of a good shape being almost round and had good blue eye colour and pleasing gentle expression. She had a lovely coat that was fairly long and was very soft and silky in texture and was a clear bluish white with just a hint of shadiness on the lower back area. The points were a pretty blue grey shade and were well matched on her ears, legs, tail and her incomplete mask. The gloves were matching but set a little low and slightly scalloped but they, together with the socks, were clean and sparkling white. The socks were not quite matching with the left one set slightly higher and the right one slightly scalloped. The gauntlets were well matched and symmetrical but a little short reaching just half way towards the hocks. The tail was full and in proportion to the body length. A very well presented kitten with a sweet gentle nature.
AC Persian Self Adult ( not bred by Exhibitor)
1 McKeagues’s GR CH ADCINLO CANDY FLOSS
2 Matthew’s CHARLORIAN BLUEBELL
A blue exotic girl, just over a year old, who was solidly built with a strong cobby body shape set low on short thick legs that were well muscled. Strong head shape that was rounded with neat well set ears that were rounded at the tips. She had pleasing fat cheeks and a broad short nose with a good nose break and a blue grey nose leather. The chin was firm and deep, the muzzle was broad and she had a slightly undershot bite. Her eyes were round in shape and had deep orange eye colour with a bold expression. She had a short thick neck and a coat that was a sound blue being of a mid blue shade and was soft and very plush with a good texture that stood out well from the body. The tail was short and thick and in proportion to the body length.
A relaxed girl when handled.
3 Murtagh’s CHARLORIAN LITTLEWHITEROSE
An orange eyed white exotic girl with pleasing open type but whose coat felt a little coarse as she was not in full coat condition on show day. She was well grown and of a fair weight with a strong body shape supported by low set short legs. Rounded head shape which was a little narrow and could have been broader with neat round tipped ears placed far apart on the skull. Her nose was of medium length and had a shallow nose break with a full pink nose leather. Her best features were her huge round eyes which had fabulous copper eye colour and lovely bold expression. She had full cheeks and a wide muzzle, a firm chin and a good level bite. The coat was a clean white that was free of any shadiness but was not at all plush in texture as it was lacking in undercoat on the day, lying a little flat and could very well look quite different at another time of year. A gentle girl who handled easily.
AC Persian Junior Adult
1 Craig and Bell’s SHEERBLISS MIRROR IMAGE
A tortie tabby and white female who was one year old girl. Well balanced lady with lovely type and a well grown solid body with a cobby shape. Smooth rounded head with good width and with well placed ears of small size. Fat chubby cheeks, rounded forehead which was split, being half black tabby and half red with clear head lines and pencilling on the cheeks. Short snub nose with a good stop. Broad white muzzle and strong balanced chin. Good size eyes, fully round with very good copper eye colour with bold expression and showing clear paler spectacles. Good Persian body shape, cobby with short thick legs. Brightly coloured patches on face and body which were well patched and overlaid with agouti tabby markings. Thick well ringed tail that was short. She had a white bib and underside. The coat was dense and plush and was soft in texture although she was moulting. All four paws were white with the front paws having tabby patches on the undersides and rear paws having tabby spots as well. A well prepared exhibit with a lovely temperament.
2 Matthew’s CHARLORIAN BLUEBELL
3 Caughey’s HINCHKITZ DIRTYDANCING
A blue cream exotic who was a smaller female and who was just a year old and rather light in weight. Smallish head, square shaped, rounded with well placed ears set far apart which could have been smaller and were a little open. Rounded forehead. Cheeks could have been fuller. Short snub nose with a strong stop. Muzzle filling out and could have been broader. Scissor bite and a fairly strong chin. Very round eyes of large size and with good copper eye colour. The coat felt a little coarse to touch as she is lacking in undercoat but it was fairly dense but lying a little flat at present. The fur was fairly well intermingled with blue and cream on the back area but was more blue in places such as over the shoulders. She had a cream blaze with a half cream moustache, a cream bib and was solid blue at the end of her short thick tail. Three feet were all well broken and the fourth foot on the left hand side had one cream toe.
4 Murtagh CHARLORIAN LITTLEWHITEROSE
AC Persian Radius Adult
1 Murtagh’s CH CATS CASTLE ARIEL
2 Matthew’s CHARLORIAN MOONBEAM
Blue classic tabby exotic female who was a well grown cat and who was over two years old. Well built and solid. Round head with a very broad top, smooth and with well set ears set far apart but which were a little large and open and sitting rather tall. Huge round eyes with excellent copper colour showing clear spectacles and with a lovely bold expression. Good cheeks that were fairly full with a broad well spotted muzzle and a strong chin. Scissor bite. Fairly short broad nose with a clear stop. Beige colour around the mouth and chin. Tabby markings were clear on the face with an ‘M’ on the forehead and pencilling on the cheeks. Necklaces and barring visible on the legs and clear spots on the tummy. Firm body, solid, good weight with short thick legs. Short very thick tail with good tabby rings. Agouti banding clear on the hairs. Lacking three lines down her back however. Coat felt plush and soft to touch and was a cool beige colour overlaid with blue tabby markings.
3 Murtagh CHARLORIAN LITTLEWHITEROSE
AC Tortie and White or Bi-colour adult
1 Murtagh’s CH CATS CASTLE ARIEL
AC Persian Colourpoint Adult
1 Malcolmson’s RISETTA ROSEBUD
A delightful seal tortie colourpoint with lovely persian type and a real chocolate box face. Excellent cobby shape with a broad rounded rump and short sturdy legs with rounded paws. Excels in head type that had good width, smooth and rounded and carrying small low set well feathered ears that were set far apart. Sweet apple face with shapely large round eyes that had fairly good blue eye colour. Very good profile with a short snub nose and sweet little nose leather. She had fat cheeks and a broad muzzle with a very strong chin with a scissor bite. Her face mask was well marked with tortie colours and matched the other body points. Her coat was a clear cream and was long and soft with excellent texture and with a good frill, fluffy trousers and a short and very bushy tail. She was a pleasure to handle and was very well presented.
AC Persian Non-Self Breeders Kitten
1 Murtagh’s CHARLORIAN OLIVER
A red tabby and white bicolour exotic boy with pleasing good type and excellent classic tabby features. He was three and a half months of age and was a good size and build with truly cobby shape on short thick set legs. Excellent width of head being very broad and with small red, round tipped ears that were placed far apart. He had a clear’M’on his forehead which was a rich shade of red overlying a paler red shade and had clear pencilling on his cheeks. His eyes were large and rounded with good orange eye colour already present. The nose was short and broad with a shallow nose break and a pink nose leather with good size nostrils. He had a broad white muzzle which had a red spot on the left hand side and a firm balanced white chin with a scissor bite. His bib was a clean white with a full white collar and a white underside. His body was red with three unbroken rich red spine lines running down the centre. The tail was short and very bushy, fully red in colour and had evidence of tabby rings. A kitten with a delightful nature who was well prepared.
2 McWilliam’s CHYDAZ GRILLIOUS
A red tabby colourpoint with very good type and with a lovely facial expression. She had a very cobby body shape set on short thick legs. Head shape was broad with good width between the ears which were small, round tipped, with long ear feathers and were set far apart. She had a sweet short snub nose with a strong nose break and good size nostrils and a pink nose leather. The cheeks were fat and chubby. Her eyes were large, rounded and had exceptionally good blue eye colour which was so pleasing to see in this breed. The red points were well matched with the mask still developing. There was evidence of barring on the legs and she had a beautiful clear coat of apricot white with fluffy trousers and a short full red tail that was very fluffy and had faint tabby rings. A charming kitten who was a little poser and knew it very well!
3 Caughey’s HINCJKITZ UNFORGETTABLE
AC Persian Non-Self Kitten (not bred by Exhibitor)
1 McKeague’s KATYKAYE LEGEND
AC Exotic SH Kitten
1 Caughey’s HINCJKITZ UNFORGETTABLE
2 Thomas’s HINCHKITZ YOURSOVAIN
3 Craig and Bell’s SHEERBLISS SHERE KHAN
AC Persian Self Neuter (not bred by Exhibitor)
1 Matthews’s PR CHARLORIAN SASPERELLA
Persian Black, White or Blue Neuter
1 Smith’s PR WOOSY JIGGLI WIGGLI
A huge blue neuter boy who needed block and tackle for lifting out of his pen. He was solid, huge and heavy! I might have guessed he came from the Woosy cattery which is famous for feeding its kittens full size sheep’s hearts for breakfast! Very broad top of head with well set ears that had long ear feathers. Huge saucer shaped eyes, very round with excellent copper colour and lovely expression. Full cheeks and a very broad short nose which had a very strong nose break. The muzzle was broad and he had a strong chin and a scissor bite. The coat was soft and was an even shade of steely blue with a good frill, fluffy trousers and a short bushy tail. A gentleman when handled who was well prepared for the show.
Persian red, AC tortie and white or Bicolour Neuter
1 Loughran’s PR GALLIANO MADAME BUTTERFLY
A black and white exotic girl who was a good size and was just over two year old. She was of medium build, with a firm well muscled body with short sturdy legs. Head shape was square with a smooth rounded forehead and with fairly neat ears set well on the skull. The head was totally black and she had an inverted white chevron on the lower face. The eyes were large and had good copper colour and were well rounded in shape. The nose was short and had a definite stop with a pink nose leather. The left hand side of the muzzle had a black spot below her nose. The chin was strong and was black. Her bib and underside were white and the main body areas were a sound black on her back although there were odd white hairs at the edges of the black and white boundaries. One hind leg was black and the other was white and she had a full black tail which was short and thick. The coat was soft but not very dense or plush and could be better at a different time of year. A good natured girl who handled well.
2 Taylor’s ALINDAS BONNIE