GCCF Judge Critiques - Sharara Crichton - Yorkshire County Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Sunday, 06 November 2011
Yorkshire Cart club show
October 22nd 2011
Show Report form Sharara Crichton
My thanks to the show managers, Lynda and Elaine for the invitation and to the club for the hospitality. It was my good fortune that Irene Roos was available at the show and kindly agreed to be my companion and helper on the day for which I gratefully thank her.
Persian Grand Champion Male
1 Imp Ellis’s GR CH SOROLYA FAMOUS FOOTSTEPS
A two year old cream tabby colourpoint boy with good head type and excellent physique. Large solid cobby body set low on short thick legs with large rounded paws. Broad top of head with well set ears of small size set far apart and showing faint thumb prints. Bold eyes of large size had very good blue colour and with faint spectacles. Broad short nose with a well defined stop and a full pink nose leather with good size nasal openings. Fat rounded cheeks with a broad muzzle, strong chin and an almost level bite. Good cream mask which matched the ears very well, with the paws a little paler and showing a tabby ‘M’ on his forehead. Not in full coat today but what he had was soft, thick and dense with a short frill and was well prepared. The body was creamy white and slightly shady and his back was a little solid and lacking in tabby markings but the legs had faint barring and he had a short thick and very fluffy tail. A gentle friendly cat who handled with ease.
Persian Self Champion Male
A class of two superb males with very little to choose between them. In the end, coat condition and presentation was the deciding factor.
1 GR CC Morris’s CH HEATHROSE DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
A very lovely boy with excellent type and very cobby body shape that was firm, well muscled and solid. Short strong legs with good boning and well rounded paws. Broad top of head with very neat ears set well apart. Fairly large round eyes with super deep copper colour and bold expression. Very short nose with a strong nose break and very large nostrils. Good scissor bite, full rounded cheeks, wide muzzle and a strong deep chin. The coat was very long and full and was lovely, soft and shiny with every hair separate and with a very long and full frill. The colour was a dense black and sound down to the roots and his tail was very short and bushy. Show preparation was exemplary with every hair separate and he was a good natured boy when handled.
Res Smith’s CH BESSJET JACKOFSPADES
A massive heavy boy with excellent type with a very muscular body that was very cobby, with a broad chest, large rounded rump set low on short thick tree trunk legs with lovely feathered paws. Wonderful broad top of head with neat ears that were sitting a little open at the time. Huge round eyes with super copper colour that does not come any deeper and with lovely bold expression. Very short nose with a strong stop and good size nasal openings. The cheeks were round and full and he had a broad muzzle, very strong chin and a good scissor bite. He was in good coat which was long, soft and full with an excellent deep frill and was a sound black on his back but slightly shady on his underside and frill. The tail was very short and bushy and in proportion to the body. A gentleman when handled with a lovely temperament and who was well presented for show.
Birman Champion Female
1 GR CC Pool’s CH SARMOYAH CHIQUITA
A tortie tabby birman girl who was very pretty and had lovely birman type. Broad rounded head with well set ears of medium size. Fairly full cheeks with good face width, a broad muzzle, a firm slightly tapering chin and a level bite. Correct and pleasing profile with a slight dip at the nasal bridge. Lovely eyes, almost round in shape with very good blue colour and circled with pale spectacles. Well grown body of medium size with strong well boned legs. The coat was lovely and soft, a very clear fawn shade and presented in excellent condition with points that were very brightly coloured with tortie shades. She had a good mask showing bright tortie colours overlaid with tabby markings and she had one red ear and one with red and black. The feet were all broken and all four were showing tortie colouring. She had clean white gloves, good socks and gauntlets. The tail was in proportion to the body length and was well furnished. On the day, she was not in a good humour and had a lot of rude language for us and did not make it easy for us to handle her.
Res Coupland and Brown’s CH BROFIELD BABOOSHKA
A very playful tortie tabby birman girl who had good type and well grown firm body that was of medium size, solid, with well boned legs and short rounded paws. Broad rounded head with well set ears of medium size and showing clear thumb prints. Medium nose that had a slight dip in profile and with a full pink nose leather. Well spotted muzzle, full rounded cheeks, with a firm chin that could have been a little stronger for better facial balance and with a level bite. Almost round eyes with lovely deep blue eye colour and circled with pale spectacles. The coat was soft and very silky and was a clear fawn and only just a touch shady on her back. A ruff was just coming in and she had good barring on the legs and a medium length brush which had faint tabby rings. All four feet were broken with tortie colours and she had clean white foot markings. The socks were well matching and her left glove was a touch lower and the left gauntlet was slightly narrower but all were of similar lengths. A very sweet girl with a lovely nature who was still rather kitten like in appearance but has plenty going for her as she matures further.
BOB Smith’s CH BESSJET TIGER LILY
A very well grown large girl with good Persian type and a very cobby body shape, broad chest, well rounded rump and strong thick legs with fat rounded paws with lovely feathering. Head of good width with well spaced neat ears. Large eyes, fully round with excellent copper colour and bold expression. Short nose with a strong nose break, well developed deep chin, fat chubby cheeks and a wide muzzle with an almost level bite. She had a very well patched face which had brightly coloured shades of red and she had a split coloured chin that was firm and balanced. The coat was thick, dense and had a long thick frill and a brightly coloured back with rich red shades. All four feet well broken with colour and she had a short thick, and very well furnished tail. A very sweet natured girl who handled well and was perfectly shown.
Red, Cream, Tortie, Blue Cream, Chocolate Tortie or Lilac Cream Smoke Adult
1 CC and BOB Koeler’s PETOVIA’S RED WINDY
A red smoke boy who had very good type. Good head width with neat ears spaced far apart on the skull which had very long ear feathers. Large eyes, fully round had excellent copper colour and a bold expression. Very broad nose with a strong nose break and a pink nose leather. Full rounded cheeks gave the face good width and he had a firm deep chin with a slightly undershot bite. The face had a pleasing expression and a red mask was clearly present. Body shape was very Persian being cobby and with a broad chest and large well rounded rump. Strong legs with good boning had large rounded paws supporting his weighty body. The coat was fairly long but not at its fullest at this time of year and was a rich red over the back, face and tail. He had a long full frill which that was pale in colour and a short thick bushy tail. The contrasting undercoat was lacking on his back due to the time of year but he had pale fur on the flanks, a pale underside, frill and ear feathers. Well presented boy with good show nature.
AC Self Exotic Shorthair Adult
1 CC and BOB Chesterman’s ADECISH BLIMEY O RILEY
An orange eyed white exotic boy with lovely type. Chunky solid head of good width and with neat well placed round tipped ears. Lovely large round eyes with eye colour that was still muddy in tone and still developing but which should be excellent copper colour later. Short broad nose with a very strong nose break and a pink nose leather with full size nostrils. Fat chubby cheeks that were well rounded and a strong chin with a scissor bite. The body was cobby and firm, very solid and well grown with short legs and fat rounded paws. The coat was thick and dense, feeling plush and standing out well from the body with a short thick tail. A boy with a delightful cuddly nature who handled well.
AC Silver Classic, Mackerel or Spotted Tabby Kitten
1 Morris’s HEATHROSE HEIDI HONEYCOMB
A delightful red silver tabby kitten of four months of age. She has lovely balanced type with a wide top of head carrying tiny ears spaced well apart with long ear feathers. Lovely large round eyes with very muddy eye colour that will be a very deep copper shade later. Very short snub nose with a pink nose leather, full rounded cheeks and a firm deep chin. Her bite was nice and wide but at the moment she has the lower canines in the wrong position, being sited outside the upper ones and which hopefully will change when she gets her adult dentition. The coat was soft and thick and had a silvery undercoat throughout and was a pleasing rich shade of red with good tabby markings showing a distinct ‘M’ on her forehead, good face and head lines, a well spotted muzzle, spectacles, and clear barring on her legs. The tail was short and well furnished and had a hint of tabby rings along its length. A very cute baby who was well presented.
Seal Point Birman Kitten
Two very pleasing seal point birman kittens with little to choose between them.
1 and BOB Pool’s SARMOYAH AMIRA
A five month old girl with good width of head and with medium size ears set well on the skull. Almost round eyes with very deep blue colour that was paler at the edges. Profile had a slight dip at the nasal bridge with a medium length nose. Cheeks filling out well and the chin was slightly tapering and the bite was perfect. Body was well boned and firm and clothed in a soft silky coat of clear pale beige which was slightly shady on her back. The points were a deep seal brown shade and were well matching on the developing mask and ears and just a little paler on the legs and tail. The feet were a clean white and she had matching gloves that were a little low and slightly scalloped. The socks were symmetrical and the gauntlets were almost level with the left one just a touch longer and the right one having a slightly untidy edge. Her tail was in proportion to the body length and was slightly brindled on the upper part of the tail and was well feathered. A real poppet when handled and who was well presented.
2 Johnson’s MITTENMIST QUEEN O’THEMIST
Another delightful birman baby of five months with good type and firm body that was well muscled. Broad rounded head with medium size ears sited well. Nose of medium length had a slight dip in profile and just a hint of a bump at the tip. The chin was firm, the cheeks were filling out well and she had a perfect level bite. Very large eyes with good blue eye colour just appearing a little bold but with a lovely expression. The coat was soft and silky and was a pale beige shade and just a little shady on the back. The seal mask was developing well and she had matching seal brown ears. The tail and legs were slightly paler in colour. The gloves were pure white and were very low and scalloped and she had a tiny seal brown dip, which were quite symmetrical, running down between two of the toes on both paws. The socks were well matching and symmetrical and the gauntlets were not quite equal in length but had the same width. A dear kitten who handled well and was perfectly presented.
Silver Tabby Series Maine Coon Kitten
Not much to choose between these two kittens who had the same birthday and were later found to be litter sisters.
1 and BOB Spence and Rust’s KISNTEL FIRESTARTER
A very pretty classic tortie silver and white female of eight months of age with pleasing type and solid physique of good weight . Well shaped head of medium length with a correct profile having a shallow curve at the nasal bridge which was sited half way between the earline and nose tip and had a deep pink nose leather edged with black. The cheeks were filling out well and she had high cheek bones and a very well developed square muzzle which had tabby spots. The bite was level and the chin was firm giving her face a balanced look. The ears were tall and pointed, well open at the base and had short ear tufts and long silvery ear feathers. Large round eyes were spaced well apart in the face and had orange colour with pale spectacles and set slightly oblique with a delightful expression. Body shape was truly rectangular with a square ending rump. Legs were strong and well boned with large white paws that had short tufts. The coat was of medium length and shorter over the head and neck and fuller down the back and breeches. It was white on her bib and underside while the other areas had a silvery white ground colour with dense black markings overlaid with very rich tortie red patches that were very bright and distinctive. Tabby pattern was very clear throughout head, face and body. The tail was long and tapered towards the tip but not quite as long as her sisters but fully furnished and with good tabby rings. Her name of Firestarter, in view of her rich red patches, seemed to be very apt! A promising baby.
2 Spence and Rust’s KISNTEL FUZZBOX VOODOO
Another classic tortie silver tabby and white girl with fairly good type, well grown body shape and solid weight. Medium head had the length slightly longer than the width and carried tall open ears with pointed tips that had silver tufts and ear feathers. The uniform width nose had a shallow dip in profile and a pink nose leather. Her muzzle was fairly square but not as good as her sister and showing tabby spots. The cheeks were filling out but a little narrow at present, the chin was firm and slightly tapering and she had a good level bite. Slightly oblique set eyes had greenish yellow colour and were round, of a large size and circled with pale spectacles. Tortie colouring was very attractive on her face and she had a pale reddish colour on her nose. Long rectangular body shape with a square ending rump and well muscled legs with large paws supported the body weight. The bib and underside were white and she had white on all four paws which had short white tufts. The coat was longer over the back and legs and had a shiny topcoat. The ground colour was silvery white and had good tabby pattern apparent on the head and upper limbs but was diffuse over the body. The black tabby pattern was overlaid with tortie shades of red and was seen clearly on her face and over the flanks. The tail was very long reaching easily to the shoulders and was well furnished. A good natured girl when handled.
AOC Maine Coon Kitten Male
Wrong Colour Calvert’s MIGATOBONITO ORLANDO DIAZ
A six month old kitten who was entered in my book as a cream smoke and white. Overall appearance showed he was a well grown kitten with a medium length head of correct proportions and had fairly tall ears, open at the base which could have been sitting prouder on the head and showing short tufts and pale feathering. Large eyes, round in shape had yellow green colour and were set slightly oblique, fairly wide apart and showing pale spectacles. Nose of uniform width with a shallow curve at the nasal bridge having a slight nose bump and a pink nose leather. The chin was firm and he had a level bite although we struggled to get him to open his mouth. Rectangular body shape of good length ending with a square shaped rump and carried on sturdy well muscled legs that had large paws with short tufts. The tail was long and had just a hint of tabby rings and was well furnished. He had a white bib and underside and all four paws were white. The coat was of medium length and lengthened down the back and flanks. On close examination, the coat did not appear to show any silvery white undercoat on either the body or on the head or paws and was a cream colour right down to the roots. Confirmation of the breed number on the entry form with the show manager revealed that he had been entered as a cream smoke and white and I was sorry that I had to wrong colour this exhibit. I later managed to speak to the owner who informed me that they also were not sure of his breed number and had hoped it could be identified at the show. I consider that at present this cat looks more like a cream and white bicolour maine coon .
AOC Maine Coon Female
1 and BOB Dunn and Evans’s ELMCOON SWEET TEMPTATION
A red classic tabby of seven months of age with a well grown body and good type. Medium length head with the width slightly less than the length. Large ears with very long ear tufts, had a wide ear base, pale ear feathers and were set high on the head. The uniform width nose had a shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge which was half way between the ear line and nose tip and had a pink nose leather. A strong square muzzle with fat spotted whisker pads. Cheeks with good width, a firm chin and a level bite. Large round eyes had greenish yellow colour and were circled with pale spectacles and were set slightly oblique. Well grown body that was solid, firm and rectangular in shape with a fairly long neck and square ending rump. Strong muscled legs, showing good tabby barring and with large rounded paws that had short tufts. The coat was a rich red shade with distinct tabby markings present on body and head and had a glossy topcoat. Tummy fur was shaggy and longer on the flanks and breeches and a good ruff was developing. The tail was very long, tabby ringed and reached easily to the shoulders. Well presented exhibit with good show manners.
2 Shaw’s MOONENCIA SERENGETTI
Four month old classic tortie tabby and white girl with good type. Head of medium length and well balanced with tall ears that had short ear tufts, well opened at the base and showing long ear furnishings. Very large round eyes had greenish eye colour, set slightly oblique and with a very pleasing expression. The nose was of uniform width and had a concave curve at the nasal bridge, just a hint of a nose bump and with a reddish nose leather. An excellent square muzzle with good width and showing tabby spotting. The chin was firm, the cheeks were filling out and she had a good level bite. Body was of medium size and had a rectangular shape ending with a square shaped rump. It was firm and well muscled, of a good weight for her age and the legs were strong, had rounded paws with short tufts. The coat had a glossy topcoat and was in excellent condition that was short over the head and longer over the trunk region. The bib and underside were white and she had four white paws. The tabby pattern was very clear on the legs, head and face but more diffuse over the back and both body and head were brightly coloured with light and darker red tortie shades. The tail was long, well furnished and was broad at the base and tapered towards the tip and reaching well to the shoulders. A good natured girl when handled.
3 Hill’s LONCOON HATHORS DESIRE
A tortie smoke kitten of eight months of age who was well grown with a solid body of good weight and build. Head of medium length with fairly tall ears which could have been sitting prouder on the head and which had long black ear tufts and black ear feathering. Eyes were oblique set and had yellow green colour and were round and large in size. Her nose was split half red and half black and had a shallow curve in profile and was of uniform width. The bite was level and she had a fairly firm chin but her muzzle was needing to firm up more and become more square and the cheeks needed to widen for better facial balance. She had a well shaped rectangular body that was long, with a fairly long neck and a square shaped rump. The legs were strong and well boned and had large rounded and tufted paws. Her coat had a very clear silvery white undercoat with dense black pigment along two thirds of the hair shaft and had a glossy topcoat. A frontal ruff was developing well around her shoulders and she had longer fur on her back, flanks and tummy. Tortie colours were clearly visible over the body and she had a long well furnished tail that tapered towards the tip. A good natured exhibit when handled.
Blue Colourpoint Neuter
BOB Matthew’s UK and IMP GR PR PURRSRUS NEW AVENGER
A well built girl of large size and heavy weight with very good type. I was surprised to see that she is over nine years of age and looking absolutely great! Broad head, well rounded with small ears sited far apart. Short snub nose with a blue nose leather. Fully rounded cheeks, broad muzzle and a strong deep chin with a not quite level bite. Large rounded eyes with acceptable blue eye colour and bold expression. The body shape was very cobby and with a broad chest and large rounded rump. The legs were short, thick and well boned with large round tufted paws. The coat was long and full and was a clear glacial white, slightly shady on her flanks while the points were pale blue and very well matching on all her points. A short well furnished tail completed the picture. A well behaved girl when handled and shown with good preparation.
Chocolate or Lilac Point Birman Adult
BOB Mappin’s PR TWINKLETOES LILAC ALPHONSE
A lilac birman boy of seven years of age who had good type and build. Strong well boned legs with short round paws. He had a full soft coat of pale magnolia white that was very clear with points of pinkish grey which showed some signs of brindling in places on the tail and on the face due no doubt to the effect of the sunny summer weather. Good head type that was broad and rounded with well set medium size ears. Medium nose with a slight dip in profile and lilac nose leather. Good cheek width with a slightly receding chin. Large eye almost round had very dilated pupils that made it hard to determine his eye colour but it appeared to be a good shade of blue. The mask was well developed and matched the ears and legs. The feet markings were clean and white with matching gloves, socks and gauntlets although it was hard to see these as he was not happy to be handled and had a lot of rude language for us!
AC Persian Self Adult Not Bred By Exhibitor
1 Nicholas’s ORBIS ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE
Large solidly built boy of heavy weight and cobby shape. Short thick legs with large rounded paws. Very broad head with medium size ears, a little open, that could have been smaller and had long ear feathers. Huge round eyes with excellent copper colour and very striking owl like expression. Broad short nose with a strong nose break and a full blue nose leather. Fat chubby cheeks, broad muzzle and a strong chin with a scissor bite. The coat was long and full with a good frill framing the face and was a sound steel blue shade and had a soft texture. The tail was short and bushy and he was well presented.
AC Persian Debutante Kitten
1 Nicholas’s GEMKIN STARWIND
A four month old orange eyed white kitten who was my take home choice for the day. A really delightful baby with lovely type. He was very cobby with a rounded rump set low on short legs with fat little paws. Good head width which was slightly bumpy at present showing a little blue spot and with tiny ears well placed on top and flaunting long ear feathers. Beautiful round eyes with very promising muddy eye colour and lovely expression. Tiny short nose with a small pink nose leather. Cheeks filling out well, muzzle developing, the bite was level and the chin was well shaped and firm. The coat was pure white, long, soft and full with a tiny short well furnished tail. A very well prepared baby who was my choice for best in show kitten and who went on to win Best in show Persian. Congratulations!
2 Stewart’s BARLEYFIELDS SNOW –DRIFT
Another lovely orange eyed kitten with excellent type and very cobby shape with a well rounded rump, set low on strong thick legs and rounded paws. Broad smooth head with small ears spaced well apart. Large round eyes with deep copper colour already developing and lovely bold expression. Short snub nose with a full pink nose leather. Broad muzzle and full rounded cheeks already developed with a firm deep chin and a level bite. The coat was snowy white, long and full with a short fluffy tail and was perfectly presented. A real sweetie when handled and perfectly shown.
3 Simms MYZANY NAUGHTY BUTNICE
Very pretty tortie smoke and white kitten that I have met and admired before. She had good type and is well grown for her age of almost five months. Body shape is cobby and rounded set low on short thick legs. Good head type that was rounded and wide with small ear set far apart and showing red and black colours with long silvery ear feathers. Short snub nose with a small pink nose leather. Large round eyes with very muddy colour at present that are very promising. The chin was firm and balanced and was totally black, the cheeks were filling out well, her bite was level and her muzzle had an inverted ‘V’ of white. The bib and underside were also white and she had four white paws with short tufts. The coat was of a good length, dense and of a soft texture with tortie smoke areas having bright patches of red and black with a silvery white undercoat. The tail was short, well furnished and fully coloured with both red and black. A dear little soul who handled well.
AC Persian Novice Kitten
1 Stewart’s BARLEYFIELDS SNOW –FAIRY
A very pretty orange eyed white kitten with lovely type and with a long full coat of pure white with a dinky short tail. Very broad head shape that was smooth and rounded. Small well set, ears spaced far apart on the head. Huge round eyes with very muddy eye colour that is very promising and should be deepest copper later and having a lovely expression. She had a short snub nose with a pink nose leather, fully rounded cheeks, good muzzle width, a firm deep balanced chin and a perfect level bite. Body shape was very cobby with a broad rounded rump and set on thick short legs and had rounded paws. A very promising baby that I look forward to seeing in future.
AC Persian Visitors Kitten
1 Short’s TILSIE HEY DIDDLE DUMPLING
A seal colourpointed boy of seven months of age who had a very cobby shape, well rounded rump with a broad chest and short thick legs with sweet tufted paws. Very wide top of head with a slight head bump. Neat ears sited far apart. Lovely large round eyes with good blue eye colour and bold expression. Very short nose with a very deep nose break. Full rounded cheeks. Broad muzzle. Deep chin with a scissor bite. Mask developing well on the face. Other points well matching in shade .Lovely full coat that was very clear with a long frill framing the shoulders with a soft texture and a short fluffy tail. Good show preparation and a boy with a gentle and lovely cuddly temperament.
2 White’s PURRDREAMZ POMPOM
A black and white baby of seven months of age who has good type and who was a good size and weight for her age. Cobby body shape with short legs and rounded paws. Good head width with well placed ears of small size, Large eyes with promising muddy eye colour and sweet expression. Short nose with a strong break and small nasal openings. Muzzle and cheeks filling out. Firm chin and a scissor bite. Attractive facial markings with black over the top of head and a black patch over her right eye. An inverted white chevron over her forehead and lower face. The body was high white with three round shaped black patches on the body having two on her left hand side and one on the right. All four legs were well marked with black spots. Her underside was white and the coat was soft and just a little woolly in texture being still a kitten coat. A sweet gentle kitten who was very relaxed when handled.
AC Persian Self Breeders Neuter
1 Manning’s GR CH and PR CHAKEL BORNTOBEWILD
A black boy with excellent physique being large, solid and weighty with a cobby body, broad chest, fully rounded rump. Short thick tree trunk legs with huge rounded paws. A boy with very good type having a well rounded head of good width with wide spaced ears of small size. Huge round eyes with super deep copper colour and lovely expression that is so becoming in a black cat. Short nose with a very well defined break and full black nose leather. Muzzle was broad and he had full rounded cheeks. A strong chin that balanced the upper face and a near level bite. The coat was a sound black and was soft, long and very full with a short bushy tail that was in proportion to the body length. He was already six years of age, a gentleman when handled and was in peak condition and perfectly presented. He went on to become best in show Persian neuter which he thoroughly deserved. Congratulations!
AC Semi-Longhair Special Limit Neuter
1 Hack’s GR PR ADSETSH BARWICK BLUE
A very attractive blue silver Somali girl who was four years old and had a well grown firm body of medium size that was muscular and lithe. Moderate shape head with gentle rounded contours and a rounded spotted muzzle. Good profile with a slight nose break and a pinkish blue nose leather. Ears were large and placed far apart and she had almond shaped eyes with yellowish colour ,set obliquely, circled with black spectacles and with a very pretty feminine expression. Full cheeks with a firm chin and a good level bite. Very good coat of medium length with a silver undercoat that had good blue ticking over the body but was shorter over the head. Body underside and inside the legs were a clear silvery white and the ear tips, face markings, short toe tufts and heels were solid blue. The ticking was heavier in a line down her spine and along the top of the tail which was long and well furnished. A cat with a delightful sweet nature who handled like a dream.
2 Dale’s JOMANEI ROCKEFELLER
A red silver tabby ragamuffin who was sixteen months old and who had a large solid body that was well muscled and set on strong legs with tufted paws. He was most uncooperative when handled which made it difficult to assess his bite for fear of getting bitten! He had a broad head of moderate length with rounded contours. The cheeks and muzzle were fairly rounded although I could not say it gave him a characterisitic ‘sweet look and gentle expression’ when he was hissing and spitting at me! The ears were set at the side of the head and were of medium size. The nose was fairly straight, not showing a definite nose break and he had a slightly receding chin. The eyes were large and spaced well apart and had greenish yellow colour. Body shape was fairly rectangular and the coat was very thick and full, of medium length, of a rich reddish shade but not soft to touch having rather coarse guard hairs and very lacking in soft undercoat. Temperament left a lot to be desired as his claws did draw blood on my arm and it would be advisable to clip his claws a little next time he goes to a show.
3 Rahman’s CANDYCOON CHEYENNE
Cream classic tabby maine coon who was over two years of age who had huge body size, weighty and was very solidly built supported on strong legs that were well muscled and had large rounded paws with short tufts. Medium length head that was not perfectly balanced. Fairly tall ears which could have been sitting more proud and with short tufts. Uniform width nose had a rather straight profile and a full pink nose leather. The eyes were large and round, set oblique and had yellowish colour and circled with pale spectacles. The muzzle was fairly square and he had high cheek bones. The bite was level but his chin receded a little and needs to firm up some more for better facial balance. Well shaped long rectangular body with a square ending rump, clothed in a short cream coloured coat that was slightly longer on the trunk regions, with a short ruff and which was very lacking in tabby pattern on his back and tail but visible on the limbs and head. The tail was very long, reaching well to the shoulders and had flowing fur. that tapered towards the tip. A very shy exhibit who struggled hard to hide beneath his blanket and did not want to be seen.
Any Cat or Kitten Living With Another Exhibit in Show
1 Kidd’s GMC ALEXANDRA
2 Riches’s SACHADISTEL
GCCF Judge Critique - Helen Marriott-Power - Yorkshire County Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Thursday, 03 November 2011
Many thanks to Linda and Elaine for the invitation to judge at the Yorkshire Cat Club Show. Also a big thank you to Les Hall and his niece Jess for stewarding for me, I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did and I look forward to the next time. I had some excellent cats finishing with a wonderful line up for Best in Show.
My overall Best in Show was Mrs Bruno-Grieve’s Gr Ch Flutterby Conquistador a very handsome Chocolate Point Siamese boy of just over two years of age. He has a strong, well proportioned wedge which narrows in straight lines to a fine muzzle. Pleasing profile line with gentle rounding over top of head and straightening at brow to a perfect line to tip. Level bite and firm chin. Large, flared ears well set to follow the line of the wedge. Intense blue colour to eyes, oriental in shape and set slanting towards the nose and with a wonderful ‘snooty’ expression. Lovely size and weight to long, elegant, well muscled body with proportionate length, slim legs and neat oval paws. Long, tapering tail balances body. Short and close lying coat of excellent, fine texture. Warm toned, chocolate colour to points, marginally paler on feet and virtually clear of shading to ivory body colour. Every inch a winner from his designer looks to his wonderful temperament.
BRITISH GRAND CHAMPION MALE
1 IGR CC FISHER’S GR CH XZIBIT CHICAGO 15 M 11.1.10
Sturdy male approaching two years of age. Excellent head has very full cheeks and good breadth to skull and rounded top of head of good width between ears set far apart with a slight forward tilt, medium in size and rounded at the tips. In profile he has a strongly rounded brow, definite nose break and short, straight nose. Broad nose, good width to gently rounded muzzle, level bite and fair depth chin. Good size and shape to orange eyes when he looked up at me and set well apart. Excellent size and weight to cobby body with good muscle tone, short level back, low on legs and with a full, broad, deep chest. Proportionate length, strong legs and large, rounded paws. Slightly long tail is thicker at base and rounded at tip. Short, thick, dense coat of fairly crisp texture. British Black of even black colour which fades very minimally to roots. Excellent temperament.
RIGR CC BURNELL’S GR CH CERINDACAT DEAR MAURICE 40 7 M 16.4.08
Well balanced three and a half year old boy of good size and weight with good muscle tone. Broad head has full cheeks to a round face with good breadth to skull and rounded top of head with good width between the ears set far apart to follow the outer contours of the head, medium in size and rounded at tips. Strong profile line with rounded brow, defined nose break and short broad nose which has a minimal bump. Level bite and firm chin. Large and well open eyes set wide apart, slightly pale blue in colour. Excellent size, weight and muscle tone to cobby body with a fairly short, level back, low on legs and with a full, broad, deep chest. Strong, well boned legs and firm, rounded paws. Medium length tail is thicker at base and rounded at tip. Coat is a trifle long but with excellent density and fairly crisp texture. Cream Colourpointed British with fairly cool toned cream points, feet and legs slightly paler and creamy white body colour with minimal shading. Faint tabby markings on legs and rings on tail. Super temperament.
BRITISH GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE
1 IGR CC MCEWEN’S GR CH PENNYDOWN XCLUSIVE 39 F 12.7.08
Very good size and weight with good muscle tone to this three plus year old lady. Head has full cheeks to a round face with good breadth to skull and rounded top of head of good width between neat ears set far apart to follow the outer contours of the head, small in size and rounded at the tips. Nice in profile with rounded brow, medium nose break and short, straight, nose. Level bite but shallow chin. Large and well open, deep green eyes set wide apart and neatly outlined in black. Short neck to compact body which has a short level back, is low on legs and with a well rounded, deep chest. Short, well boned legs but slightly dainty, rounded paws. Medium length tail is thicker at base and rounded at tip. Coat is a trifle long but with good density and fairly crisp texture. Lovely even black tipping over a silvery white undercoat, slightly more intense at base of spine and down tail. Bright pink nose outlined in black. Sweet natured.
FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER MALE
1 IGR PC HETTMAN’S GR PR DUSHENKA ZERACHIEL 16a MN 13.3.10
Nineteen month old boy, excellently grown, substantial and well balanced. Very good head shows short wedge from the tip of the nose to eyes which is equidistant to the eyes to ears. Flat appearance to top of head between the ears. Nicely prominent whisker pads making a broad muzzle. Blue nose leather. Lovely in profile with straight forehead to upper eye level, slight angle at eye line then nose line is straight to tip. Level bite but slightly shallow chin. Large, pointed ears, wide at base and set perfectly vertically with the outer line following the outer contours of the face. Largish eyes set wide apart, almond in shape with a gentle expression and vivid green in colour. Large, long and well muscled body of medium bone with long, proportionate boned legs to balance body and oval paws. Good length, gently tapering tail which balances body length. Lovely plushy double coat, with dense undercoat, fine and soft in texture, short and upstanding. Russian Blue of lovely even, medium blue colour to coat with a distinct silvery sheen to rounded areas. Faint rings on tail. Super temperament. Note to self, need larger pockets!
RIGR PC THORPE’S GR PR BOUNTIFUL REDHOTLOVER 33a18d MN 5.2.09
Devon Rex boy of two and a half years of age. Head has fairly short wedge of good breadth with good width at cheek bones, nice muzzle, level bite but slightly shallow chin. In profile brow curves back to flat skull, fairly good stop and reasonably short nose. Well defined whisker break. Large ears are set low and wide apart, wide at base, tapering to rounded tips and well covered in fur with nice ear muffs around the bases and short tufts to the tips. Large, yellow, oval shaped eyes with a ‘cheeky’ expression are set wide apart and slope towards outer edges of ears. Very good size and weight to body with good muscle tone and with a good broad chest. Proportionate length, elegant legs and dainty oval paws. Good length, tapering tail well covered in fur with a light wave to it and a curl to the fur at the tip. Coat is fairly short and dense over the body, sparse on chest, light wave over body and down on to legs. Short eyebrows and no whiskers. Lovely temperament.
FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER FEMALE
1 IGR PC FERGUSON’S CH |& GR PR INDYKATZ BIZZY LIZZY 76b 30 FN 20.9.04
Mature seven year old lady. Good length to large, weighty body, muscular with medium length, well boned legs and rounded paws. Good length tail, fairly thick, tapers slightly to a rounded, dark tip. Good length coat with some density, soft and luxurious in texture. Blue-Eyed Snow Spotted Bengal of cream ground colour with deep brown and black markings. Slightly darker overtones to colour down back and tail. Good facial markings with ‘M’ on face, pencil lines on cheeks and vertical streaks over head. Nice definition to large spots on body, slight downward linkage back from shoulders. Broken lines and spots on legs, rings on tail and spots on tummy. Good breadth to medium wedge with rounded contours, high cheek bones and head correctly small in proportion to body. Profile shows gentle curve from forehead to bridge of nose, slight concave curve to nose then line is straight to tip. Nice muzzle, level bite and fair depth, rounded chin. Pronounced whisker pads. Medium sized ears follow the outer contours of the head, wide at base and rounded at tips. Almond shaped, mid-blue eyes, large and correctly slanted towards the base of the ear. Bit naughty but nice.
BROWN BLUE TABBY MAINE COON NEUTER
BOB BURGESS’S GR PR KASSARO CISCOKID 64 41w MN 14.5.09
Excellent show preparation to this two and a half year old boy’s coat. Head is medium in length, broad with fairly full cheeks and high cheek bones. In profile shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge which is equidistant from the ear line and the tip of the nose and with nose of uniform width. Large, tall ears, long feathering, wide at base, set high but well apart and tapering to appear pointed at tall, tufted tips. Good size and shape to yellow eyes, spaced wide apart and with slightly oblique aperture and set. Good broad, square muzzle with fair depth, level chin and level bite, lovely long whiskers. Well balanced and of excellent size and weight to large body, solid and muscular, square rump and good breadth to chest giving a rectangular appearance. Proportionate length, well boned legs and huge paws with tufts emanating from under paws. Long tail, wide at base and tapering towards the tip and with excellent, full flowing fur. Super coat with good undercoat, fur shorter on head, neck and shoulders with good length down back and flanks. Good breeches, shaggy belly fur and super frontal ruff. Brown Tabby and White Maine Coon of golden brown ground colour with clearly defined black and deep brown classic pattern with white to end of nose, chin, chest, centre of tummy, front paws and back boots. Excellent temperament.
1 PC BURGESS’S COONARIA EL CAPITAN 64 41 MN 23.4.09
Well prepared two and a half year old boy. Head is medium in length and of good breadth being slightly less than the length with fairly full cheeks and high cheek bones. In profile slight dip at the nasal bridge then line is straight to tip. Good, large ears, wide at base, set high but well apart and tapering to appear pointed at tips with tall tufts and long feathering. Large, yellow eyes spaced wide apart and with slightly oblique aperture and set. Good square muzzle with a fair depth chin and level bite. Good weight to body with good muscle tone, square rump and good breadth to chest give a rectangular appearance. To be really picky I would prefer him larger. Proportionate length, well boned legs and large rounded paws with tufts emanating from under paws. Moderately long neck. Long tail, wide at base and tapering towards the tip and with long, full fur. Good undercoat with good length glossy top coat of good texture. Good breeches and shaggy belly fur, full frontal ruff. Brown Tabby Maine Coon with warmish tone to ground colour and a good black classic pattern. Lovely gentle nature.
2 JONES’ KADACOON JIMBOJONES 64 41w MN 20.08.10
Well grown fourteen month old boy. Head is medium in length and of good breadth with fairly full cheeks and high cheek bones. Profile shows shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge which is equidistant from the ear line and the tip of the nose, nose of uniform width. Large ears, wide at base, set high but well apart and tapering to appear pointed at tips with tall tufts and short feathering. Full and round shape to yellow eyes, spaced wide apart and with slightly oblique aperture and set. Broad muzzle which I would prefer with a squarer look, level bite but slightly shallow chin. Excellent size and weight to body with good muscle tone, square rump and good breadth to chest giving a rectangular appearance. Proportionate length, well boned legs and large rounded paws with tufts emanating from under paws. Long tail, wide at base and tapering towards the tip and with long, profuse fur. Good undercoat with length still developing to top coat. Good breeches and shaggy belly fur, some frontal ruff. Brown Tabby and White Maine Coon of grey-brown ground colour, I would prefer a warmer tone but with a good, black classic pattern and nice facial markings. White to inverted ‘V’ on face, bib, centre of tummy, back legs and all four paws. Lovely temperament.
BRITISH BI-COLOURED NEUTER
BOB MOORE’S GR CH & GR PR VALPETINA APACHE BYDESIGN 31a MN 1.8.06
Sizeable but shy five plus year old boy. Large, round head has full cheeks and very good breadth to skull and rounded top of head of very good width between medium sized ears set far apart to follow the outer contours of the head, rounded at the tips. Nice in profile with rounded brow, medium nose break and short, straight, broad nose. Level bite but slightly shallow chin. Golden colour to large and well open eyes set wide apart. Huge, very weighty, particularly around the middle, cobby body with a level back, low on legs and with a full, broad, deep chest. Short, strong, well boned legs and large, rounded paws. Medium length, thick tail is rounded at tip. Fairly short, dense coat with a crisp texture. Blue and White Bi-Coloured British of sound medium to deeper blue with excellent definition to the white which was pristine.
1PC PADGETT’S STEPHADRI BILL BAILEY 31f MN 5.6.10
Very good size and weight with good muscle tone to this strong, sixteen month old boy. Head has lovely full cheeks to a round face with good breadth to skull and rounded top of head of good width between ears set far apart to follow the outer contours of the head, medium in size and rounded at the tips. Pleasing profile line with rounded brow, medium nose break and short, straight, broad nose. Broad muzzle, level bite but slightly shallow chin. Large and well open, amber coloured eyes set wide apart. Short neck to cobby body which has a short level back, is low on legs and with a broad, deep chest. Strong, well boned legs and firm, rounded paws. Thick, medium length tail. Coat is fairly short with excellent density and fairly crisp texture. Cream Bi-Coloured and White of rather dark cream for my preference with faint tabby markings and with verging on 50% white which was broken with the odd coloured spots. Nice natured.
BRITISH BLUE, LILAC OR FAWN TORTIE & WHITE ADULT
BOB POTTS’S CH WAYDANKES STEPHADRI HONEYB 22a F 13.2.09
Very good size and weight with good muscle tone to this two and a half year old lady. Full cheeks to a round face with good breadth to skull and rounded top of head. Good width between ears set far apart so following the outer contours of the head, medium in size and rounded at tips. Nice in profile with rounded brow, medium nose break and fairly short, straight, broad nose. Level bite but slightly shallow chin. Large and well open, orange eyes set wide apart. Compact body with a short level back, low on legs and with a broad, rounded chest. Short, strong, well boned legs and firm, rounded paws. Medium length tail, thicker at base and rounded at tip. Coat is fairly short, lovely and dense with a fairly crisp texture. Blue Tortie and White British of deep blue with patches of deepish cream which show faint tabby markings. Well defined white to lower face, chest, broken collar, down tummy, front and back legs. Wriggly but nice natured lass.
BRITISH COLOURPOINT & WHITE ADULT MALE
1 Merit & BOB HAYES’S SODACHICATS GALLIPOLI-GUS 40 15w M 1.11.10
Well grown eleven month old boy showing himself off well. Good breadth to gently rounded top of head between medium sized ears well set. Lovely full cheeks and good muzzle. Pleasing profile line, level bite and fair depth chin. Well set large eyes, I would prefer a more intense blue colour. Solid, cobby body, level back, broad chest and rump, well boned legs and rounded paws. Well shaped medium length tail. Excellent coat is short and dense with a good crisp texture. Red points with tabby markings on face, tips of ears and rings on tail. Pale body colour shows slight shading which tones. White to symmetrical inverted ‘V’ on face, bib, chest and underbody and all four legs and feet. Lovely condition, super temperament.
BRITISH COLOURPOINT & WHITE ADULT FEMALE
1 Merit STONEHOUSE’S ALTHALUS LUNA STONEPAWS 40 2w F 27.9.10
Compact one year old girl who is nicely balanced. Round head with full cheeks, rounded top of head between neat ears, rounded at tips. Nice width to muzzle, level bite but shallow chin. Rounded brow, medium nose break and short, straight nose. Large, full eyes, nicely set, slightly pale blue colour. Good weight t body, nicely boned, proportionate length legs and rounded paws. Good tail to balance. Coat is a trifle long but fairly dense and with a fairly crisp texture. Rather heavy shading on body colour for my preference but tones with points. Medium blue points with white to short inverted ‘V’ on face, broken collar, chest, centre of tummy and all four legs and paws. One back leg broken with colour. Nicely shown, sweet natured.
USUAL ABYSSINIAN ADULT
BOB BOWYER’S CH ABYCHAT RAZZLE DAZZLE 23 M 8.1.08
Approaching four year old boy. Gently rounded contours to head which is gently rounded from top of head to brow. Good, gently rounded width between the ears forming a nice wedge which tapers to a slightly rounded muzzle formed by a slight indentation. Good in profile with slight nose break then nose is straight to tip. Level bite and fair depth chin. Large ears set wide apart, pricked with furry inner edges and tufts at tips. Large, golden coloured eyes set well apart, full almond shape and oriental in set. Medium build and size to lithe, muscular body with a straight back and rounded rib cage, lacking substance on haunches, possibly end of working summer. Slender legs of proportionate length to body and small oval paws. Tail is thicker at base, tapering gently to tip and of good length to balance body. Coat is short, fine, close lying and dense in texture. Usual Abyssinian of ruddy orange base colour with black ticking showing distinct bands of colour. Faint pigmentation lines from eye to top of head and lines on cheeks. Apricot hair around eyes and dark edge to eyelids. Ruddy orange ears with darker tone at tips. Pale chin and lips. Black ticking colour extending down spine and tail to a black tip and up the hocks. Handled OK.
1 CC YATES’S NAUGHTYPAW ANASTASIA 23 F 6.12.10
Elegant ten month old girl who is still developing. Fairly good breadth to top of head with gently rounded width between the ears narrowing to a slightly fine but rounded muzzle. In profile slight nose break then nose is straight to tip. Level bite but shallow chin. Well cupped, large ears set wide apart, outer line of the ear follows the outer contours of the face. Large, golden coloured eyes set well apart, full almond shape and oriental in set. Dainty but of good weight to lithe, firm body with a straight back and rounded rib cage. Long slender legs and neat oval paws. Tail is of good length to balance body, slightly thick overall. Coat is fairly short, fine, close lying and dense in texture. Usual Abyssinian of ruddy orange base colour with excellent black ticking showing distinct bands of colour. Black pigmentation lines from eye to top of head and pencil lines on cheeks. Pale hair around eyes and dark edge to eyelids. Base colour to ears with darker tone at tips. Cream chin and lips. More intense black ticking colour extending down spine and tail to a black tip. Faint broken necklaces.
BROWN SPOTTED BENGAL ADULT
1 CC & BOB SWAN’S NORTHANGEL ARABELLA 76 30 F 30.9.10
One year old boy who has more growing to do. Slightly elegant build to body of good weight for size with good muscle tone. Well balanced with medium length and boned legs and rounded paws. Medium length tail, thick and even and with a rounded, dark tip. Short to medium length coat, fairly dense, soft and luxurious in texture. Brown Spotted Bengal of light rufus ground colour with brown spotting, some downward linkage back from shoulders. Clear ‘M’ on face, pencil lines on cheeks, chin straps and vertical streaks over head. Broken lines and spots on legs, rings on tail and spots on tummy. Pale lips and chin. Medium wedge with breadth developing, rounded contours, good cheek bones and head correctly small in proportion to body. Nice in profile with gentle curve from forehead to bridge of nose, slight concave curve to nose then straight to tip. Rounded muzzle, level bite but shallow chin. Pronounced whisker pads. Small to medium sized ears follow the outer contours of the head, wide at base and rounded at tips. Full, almond shaped, pale green eyes correctly set slanted towards the base of the ear. Sweet natured.
BROWN SPOTTED BENGAL NEUTER
CNH LANGRIDGE’S WENSBENGYGEMS JAKATTA-DART M 18.4.09
I was sorry to have not been able to get this boy out because he looked quite good.
SH AOC PEDIGREE PET CAT WITH OR WITHOUT WHITE MALE
1 MC & BOC HENSON’S EBENEZER ROUGE PP MN 8.7.10
A very handsome boy, only fifteen months old but what a big lad, well filled out between his broad chest and well rounded rump. Large, muscular body with strong legs and very large paws. Good thick tail to finish him off. Super thick coat in lovely condition and attractive colouring. Gentle expression to round blue eyes on his large, open face. Lovely temperament.
SH AOC PEDIGREE PET CAT WITH OR WITHOUT WHITE FEMALE
1 MC HOLDEN’S MINTY PP FN 20.10.03
Dear little face with pert ears to this eight year old lady with large green eyes with a sweet expression. Lovely size, weight and condition to body with dainty legs and paws. Lovely soft, dense coat to sink ones fingers in to. Pretty lady who showed herself off to advantage.
GCCF Judge Critique - Ronnie Brooks - Ocicat Bengal Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Thursday, 03 November 2011
OCICAT & BENGAL SHOW 29 October 2011
Many thanks as usual to Helen and June for the invitation to judge; a very friendly show so smoothly run and some beautiful cats to handle
AV FOREIGN OLYMPIAN GR PR Male
OLYMPIAN GR PR MACLAINE’S IGRPR BOMBASTIC MIDNIGHT (76b 30) 1/5/07
Striking looking mature male in excellent condition. Broad wedge slightly longer than wide with high cheeks and head slightly small in proproportion to the body. Broad nose with puffed nose leather; broad rounded muzzle with pronouncd whiskerpads Short wide based easr well set, oval eyes of bright blue. Long firm athletic body in excllent condition with strong muscular legs and large round paws, tail of good lentgh to balance being thick with a rounded tip. Coat short and dense with luxurious texture, well defined arrow head spots of light brown over an ivory ground colour with a lovely pearl dusting overall. A very handsome chap with a delightful temperement.
AV FOREIGN OLYMPIAN GR PR Female
OLYMPIAN GR PR MORELAND’S IGR PR TOBYSDEN FANTASIA (76 30) 4/6/07
Stunning looking girl posing beautifully. neat head being slightly longer than wide, with high cheeks bones, broad nose and puffed nose leather.Good muzzle being broad with good whisker pads; firm chin and level bite. Oval well set hazel eyes, wide based ears set with plenty of width between. Weighty athletic female in excellent condition with strong muscular legs and heavy round feet, thick slightly tapered tail of good length. Dense plushy coat with a lovely texture, showing beautifully well defined arrow spots. Dark brown pattern on rich golden base beautifully glittered, a gorgeous girl.
RES OLYMPIAN GR PR LEE’S IGRPR KALUKIKATZ ARABESQUE (76 20) 1/3/05
Relaxed laid back lady of more mature years, with a broad medium wedge, neat head slightly small in proportion to her body. High cheek bones, a broad nose with puffed nose leather and strong whisker pads. Chin could be deeper but bite level. Short wide based easr well set; expressive green oval eyes of good shape and set. Sleek muscular body of exellent weight and size with strong muscular legs and large rounded paws and a thick tail with a rounded tip. Short dense coat with soft luxurious feel. Well defined black patterning on a warm golden ground colour, well glittered; good markings to the face, blotchy shoulder streaks and attractive swirled marbled pattern giving the effect of shot silk. Spotty tummy, rings and spots to the legs and feet, dark tip to the tail.
AV FOREIGN IMPERIAL GR CH Male
IMP GR CH LEGGETT’S GR CH YESSO BARNATO (73b) 9/10/08
Very handsome mature male in excellent condition. Balanced head being slightly longer than wide with a broad well defined slightly square muzzle, moderate whisker pinch. In profile has a slight rise from bridge of nose and slight profile dip, strong chin and level bite. Large wide based ears set at correct angle, rounded slightly tufted tips. Large gold eyes almond in shape and set on a slight tilt. Solid athletic body of excellent weight and size, considerably heavier than he looks with a deep chset and firm muscular feel to him Powerful legs with compact oval paws and long slightly tapered tail. Lovely facial markings with attractive 'masara' eye lines and a complex tabby M to the forehead. Well spotted shoulders and spine line and well ringed tail. Well defined thumb print spots to the flanks forming the classic 'bullseye' pattern, Attractive chocolate spotting on pale copper agouti background Striking looking lad
AV FOREIGN GR PR Male
GR PR SPENCER-FLEET’S PR THICKTHORN DARCHIN (73k) 18/4/10
Very handsome alert male in a chatty mood. Moderate wedge slightly longer than wide with broad well defined muzzle, slightly square with slight whisker pinch. Very slight dip in profile, level chin and correct bite. Large wide based ear slightly tufted and set at correct angle. Large full almond shaped eyesof good gold colour. Solid athletic body of substance of excellent weight and size; strong muscular legs, compact oval paws and long slightly tapered tail Close lying sleek coat of bright cinnamon spotting on a lighter agouti background. Attractive facial markings, well spotted shoulders and spine line, broken necklaces, spotty legs and feet, well defined thumb print spots to the flanks A lovely friendly boy and a delight to handle.
RES GR PR COULTHURST’S PR ESSYLT MAYDAY MARVEL (76 30)1/5/10
Substantial male who seemed a bit shy on first appearance but very friendly when out of the pen. Broad medium wedge with high cheek bones and head slightly longer than wide. Broad wide nose with puffed nose leather; strong muzzle with well defined whisker pads, firm chin and level bite. Oval green eyes well set, wide based ears with good width between. Long weighty athletic body in excellent condition with strong muscular legs and large round paws, thick blunt tail. Dense luxurious coat with rich golden base colour and well defined rosetted spots to the sides and a lovely glitter to the coat.
ALSO CONSIDERED –
COAK’S PR TYPHAST ZSAMI (76 30) 7/12/09
Friendly relaxed fellow with a lovely temperement. Head slightly longer than wide but I'd like a little more width to the top Slightly small head with high cheeks and a broad nose although muzzle could be broader. Medium ears which he tended to hold a bit high; oval green eyes well set, strong muscualr body with firm well muscled legs and large round paws Super coat being dense and luxurious in texture, lovely rosettes of dark brown on well glittered golden ground colour.
AV FOREIGN GR PR Female
GR PR BOLLON’S PR WOTHORPE DREAMCATCHER (76 30) 10/5/09
Rather shy young lady but very friendly. Balanced head being slightly longer than wide and slightly small in proportion to the body. High cheek bones, broad wedge broad nose with puffed nose leather, broad strong muzzle line with pronounced whisker pads, firm chin and level bite. Short wide based ears with rounded tips and oval green eyes - a fraction full at first but she was a little retiring. Sleek muscular body in excellent condition with strong well muscled legs and large round feet, thick blunt tail of good length. Coat short and luxurious in texture with well defined arrow head spotting and nicely rosetted spots to the flanks Lovely golden ground colour with loads of glitter. A very pretty girl with a charming personality
BOB SPENCER-FLEET’S PR THICKTHORN DARCHIN (73k) MN 18/4/10
see GR PR CLASS
OCICAT BREEDERS ADULT
1 LEGGETT’S GR CH YESSO BARNATO (73b) M 9/10/08
2 LEGGETT’S YESSO MITHRANDIR (73bs) M 6/8/09
BENGAL BREEDERS NEUTER Male
1 MACLAINE’S IGRPR BOMBASTIC MIDNIGHT (76b 30) 1/5/07
2 COULTHURST’S PR ESSYLT MAYDAY MARVEL (76 30) 1/5/10
BENGAL BREEDERS NEUTER Female
1 MORELAND’S IGR PR TOBYSDEN FANTASIA (76 30) 4/6/07
GCCF Judge Critique - Anne-Marie Heath - Yorkshire County Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Thursday, 03 November 2011
My sincere thanks to Lynda and Elaine for the kind invitation to judge at the super Yorkshire County Cat Club Show, and also to the chef who produced the delicious and very welcome roast lunch. My friend Liz travelled from Shetland to steward for me and she was, as always, everything one could ask for: kind to the exhibits and helpful in every way to me. Thank you Liz, you are a friend in a million. I had a lovely entry of some really spectacular cats and I thank all their owners for making my day so fascinating and worthwhile.
Olympian Imperial Gr. Master Cat Male:
OLY: Imp.GMC Sanjay (PP)MN 1/4/07 Impressive lad of four years in superb condition. His eye catching marbled tabby patterned coat of rich gold and brown markings had a glossy sheen which positively glowed with health. Gorgeous spotted paws and tummy and endearing facial markings framing his huge expressive green eyes. Ultra friendly: he enjoyed all the attention and purred throughout. A really adorable fellow. I see he went on to win best pedigree pet in show: congratulations to both himself and his owner.
Res.Oly: Imp.GMC Alfred (NP) MN 20/10/98 Super tabby and white chap of thirteen years and looking half his age. Well rounded muscular body in excellent condition. White parts were sparkling: he obviously looks after himself well. Lovely big green eyes with a melting expression and super long profuse whiskers. A lesser chap may have been fazed by all the noise on the balcony just above his pen but this lad just purred and purred. He ran the winner very close and is a super boy.
3. Imp.GMC Bramble (PP) MN 7/8/07 Substantial compact lad in tip top condition. Fabulous thick crisp coat of white with dark chocolate patches and a solid chocolate tail. Huge expressive yellowy chartreuse eyes and lovely dark patchwork markings on his head. He was a little tense and preferred to be in his pen: I think he was somewhat agitated by the general busy buzz of the show. A lovely gentle fellow.
4. Imp.GMC Leo (PP) MN 5/6/08 Super very large fellow in excellent condition with a semi long brown tabby coat groomed to perfection. Very long whiskers and plenty of them: Lovely large yellowy-green eyes with what I can only describe as a melting,lion cub expression. He was a little grumpy and perhaps a little disturbed by a rather noisy neighbour. He was easy to handle but preferred to be in his pen. Fabulous chap.
Olympian Imperial Grand Master Cat Female:
OLY: Imp.GMC Rainbow Dreamcatcher (NP) FN 28/4/05 Beautifully marked calico tortie and white young lady of six and a half years in superb condition. Particularly vibrant red colouring which, together with the black patches showed off the sparkling white parts of her coat which was glossy and silky to the touch. Lustrous greeny yellow eyes with an inquisitive expression, and her dark pink nose completed her exquisite prettiness. She has a lovely bold temperament and was interested in just about everything in sight. What a lovely girl.
Res.Oly: Imp.GMC Hannah (NP) FN 20/4/00 Another adorable calico tortie and white lady of eleven years and certainly not showing any more than half of them. Lovely arrangement of red tones and black patched markings on a white ground. Particularly endearing are her facial markings and the delicate markings on her paws. Pretty feminine face with large eyes and a whimsical expression. She was a little shy out of the pen and perhaps it was due to a chap in one of the pens behind her giving full voice to his opinions. She was shown in excellent condition with a well groomed coat in the same glossy condition as her neighbour. Very similar in lots of ways and on another day they could easily change places. A delightful exhibit in every way.
Lh/Slh Self with/without white colour class:
MC: Silvertrace Kenzo (PP) MN 20/5/10 Beautifully presented young semi longhair lad in superb condition and with a glorious blue and white coat which was groomed to perfection. Huge expressive blue eyes, a rosy pink nose and lovely facial markings with super length whiskers must have increased the numbers in his fan club on the day. His white areas were like sparkling snow: a credit to his owner. He was a trifle apprehensive to begin with but soon settled and loved a good cuddle with my steward. A true matinee idol if ever I saw one.
BOC: GMC Sr. Joshua Purrkins (PP) MN 5/6/07 What a lovely surprise to see a curly exhibit in this section. Rich red super-curly fellow of four years in his prime and in tip top condition. Lovely weighty muscular body with strong limbs and large paws with plenty of long curls everywhere. Huge expressive golden eyes and a dark pink nose and plenty of brittle whiskers so typical of the curly cats. Lovely friendly temperament and very loud purr. A real living teddy bear and a pleasure to handle.
A/C S/H PP Kitten Male
1: Stuart Little (PP) MN 20/2/11 Gorgeous ultra friendly blue spotted tabby and white lad of eight months. A picture of elegance with a sleek glossy coat, fine bone structure and sparkling green eyes. Very easy going nature: he loved being handled. I imagine this lovely boy is on the brink of a bright future.
A/C S/H PP Kitten Female
1 & BOC Bizzie Hamster(PP) F 15/7/11 Dear little blue tortie and white baby of just over three months. Cuddly chunky body with a lovely kittenish coat of blue, cream and white beautifully mingled tortie markings. Large golden eyes, a pretty dove grey and pink nose and profuse long whiskers. A humungous purr which continued long after she returned to her pen. A little sweetheart who was a pleasure to meet.
2: Grace (PP) F 15/7/11 Another adorable baby girl of four months with a glossy, close fitting tawny ticked coat. Beautiful chartreuse eyes with an endearing inquisitive expression and very pretty delicate facial markings: her body already shows promise of great elegance when she is adult. Extremely friendly nature and therefore a dream to handle: she was interested in everything and everyone and purred loudly all the time. A dear little girl.
3: Anoushka (PP) F 15/6/11 Three month old chocolate box kitten with a very pretty tortie tabby coat of rich red, cream and black with a little white chin and bib. Huge green eyes and a sugar pink nose on her very prettily marked face. Composed and friendly she was very easy to handle and a real sweetie with her loud purr and chunky bread-making paws.
NB: All four kittens were really super and it was a very difficult task to place them. All are a credit to their lucky owners.
L/H or SLH Cat With Nicest Temperament.
1: Lexi (PP) FN 31/5/08 Eye catching brown tabby and white lady with a profuse, beautifully groomed coat in excellent condition. Too many ultra long whiskers to count and huge round expressive eyes. She has a fabulous personality and is a true people person: she simply adores being handled and spoken to. Gorgeous girl.
S/H Cat With Nicest Temperament.
1: Comet (NP) MN 20/10/10 Endearing red tabby and white lad of just one year and in superb condition. Presented to perfection by his lucky owner. His rich red markings stood out beautifully from the sparkling white. Massive yellow eyes and beautiful markings on his face particularly the small dots around his pink nose. Lovely long stripey tail completes this super boy. His temperament is second to none. I think one could describe him as “bomb proof” as nothing seemed to faze him and at the time there was what seemed to be a human army marching past his pen! An ultra friendly lad to meet and a pleasure to handle.
2: GMC Sundust Starr (PP) MN 8/8/09 Fabulous elegant well grown lad in a most attractive apricot pointed, close fitting satiny coat. Huge lustrous mid blue eyes with a melting expression and long elegant legs which he is only too happy to drape around one’s neck. He thoroughly enjoyed all the attention and is a true showman. Unfortunate to meet the lad above who was just a fraction bolder on the day.
3: Tamsin (NP) FN 20/4/00 Stunning well-grown jet black lady with huge sparkling green eyes and in wonderful condition. Her coat is so close and shiny it is virtually painted on her elegant form. She is the quintessential black cat of art and literature and just loves to have a conversation and demonstrate just how loud a purr can actually sound. Delightful lady in every way.
4: GMC Alexandra (NP) FN 20/10/98 Lovely tabby and white lady of thirteen years : although one only knows this from her date of birth: she looks far younger. Beautifully groomed and presented, she is most attractive especially her large expressive pale green eyes and prettily marked face and dainty paws. She is basically friendly but it was mid afternoon when we met and she was a little tense and probably dreaming of home. Easy to handle but I think she had purred enough for one day.
5: GMC Khufu (PP) MN 31/8/09 Lovely chunky lad of just over two years and coming up to his prime. With his super, dense crisp coat of the most beautiful shade of mid lilac he was presented in tip top condition. He has enormous golden eyes with a melting expression. He seemed very shy and somewhat tense: I think perhaps he was hoping for a bit of peace and quiet after lunch and possibly forty winks. He was easy enough to handle but preferred to be in his pen when we met. A most handsome boy.
Burmese Miscellaneous Classes
A/C Burmese Kitten Female:
Maharani Verity Browne (27) F 19/3/11 Absent
Aureus Pink Champagne (27c) F 13/2/11 Absent
A/C Burmese Veteran Neuter:
UK IMP Gr.CH. & Gr. Pr. Teapot Podlet (27a) MN 13/11/03 Magnificent substantial lad of almost eight years in superb condition and with such a happy temperament. Gently rounded top of head with well spaced neat ears of correct shape with rounded tips and broad base and, in profile, a distinct forward tilt. Short wide wedge tapering to a good blunt muzzle: well defined break with straight nose and level chin of very good depth. Bite is level. In profile he has excellent depth of skull and a rounded brow. His yellowy chartreuse eyes are widely spaced, large, lustrous and correctly shaped, with the upper lid slanting towards his nose and a well rounded lower lid giving him a typical Burmese expression. His body is muscular and weighty with a well rounded chest and straight back which he displayed to perfection when padding back and forth in his pen just prior to coming onto the table. He has strong elegant limbs finishing with neat oval paws and his well shaped tail with paintbrush tip is a little short to balance his large frame. His clear mid blue coat is short, very close lying and silky in texture and he has lovely silvering to his head and paws. He has a most endearing temperament and a loud purr which he used to full effect. My steward and I fell in love with him and told him so in no uncertain terms.
2: UK & Imp.Gr.Pr. Papagena Nadina (27h) FN 23/7/98 Fabulous chocolate tortie lady looking far younger than her thirteen years. Super muscle tone to her compact elegantly proportioned body. Medium size correctly shaped ears widely set across her gently rounded dome. In profile they display a slight forward tilt. She has a broad short wedge and excellent blunt muzzle. Well defined break to her straight nose which is on a plane with her deep chin. She has a level bite. Her profile shows a distinctly rounded brow and very good depth of skull. Her widely placed large lustrous eyes are chartreuse in colour: the upper eyelids have the correct slant to her nose and lower lids are well rounded affording her the unique Burmese expression. She has a straight back and good rounding to her chest and her limbs are elegant with spoon shaped neat paws. Her tail balances her body and has a rounded tip with paintbrush finish to the fur. Her short, close silky coat is free of any undesirable markings and is soft and fine to the touch and prettily mingled in shades of red and chocolate. Her nose is particularly pretty being mottled with pink and pale chocolate. She is happy friendly girl and it was a pleasure to handle and assess her.
3: Imp.Gr.Ch.& Pr. Karlac Jaylene (27b) FN 20/8/04 Impressive seven year old lady of good size and weight, in excellent condition and with super Burmese type. Correctly shaped ears set well apart across a gently rounded top of head. Her ears have rounded tips and broad base and an alert forward tilt when viewed in profile. Blunt wedge with virtually level plane between nose tip and chin, which has very good depth. Nose is a trifle longer than I would prefer and is practically straight. In profile her break is well defined, her bite virtually level and she has very good depth to her skull. Her brow is a little less rounded than perfection determines. Her beautifully shaped eyes are lustrous and yellowy chartreuse in colour. They are set well apart and have upper lids slanting correctly towards her nose and well rounded lower lids giving her the desired Burmese expression. Her body is weighty and muscular with a well rounded chest and straight back when standing. She has elegant feminine limbs finishing with neat oval paws. Her tail just balances and finishes with a paintbrush tip to the fur. Her chocolate coat is a shade darker than I would prefer but very even toned as a result and very silky to the touch. A fraction long on her back but so very close lying and with an excellent healthy gloss. She was a little shy at first but allowed herself to be handled and assessed easily enough. Overall she is a lovely example of a Burmese female and looking considerably younger than her seven years.
BCC Class: A/C Burmese Neuter:
1: Imp.Gr.Ch.& Gr.Pr.Chathera Precious Pearl (27h) FN 31/7/03 Delightfully playful chocolate tortie lady of eight years in tip top condition: beautifully firm, weighty and proportionate. Neat correctly shaped ears with wide base, rounded tips and a distinct forward tilt are set wide apart across a gently rounded dome. Her wedge is short and wide at the jaw hinge and she has an excellent blunt muzzle. In profile her break is very well defined and her skull has good depth. Her brow is correctly rounded and her straight nose is on a level plane with her deep firm chin. Her bite is level. She wonderful large lustrous yellowy chartreuse eyes with beautifully defined shape: the topline slanted towards her nose and the lower line very well rounded. Consequently her expression is pure Burmese. Her body is firm and muscular and very feminine with slim limbs finishing with spoon shaped neat paws. Her straight tail, which balances her body, is of medium thickness and tapers to a rounded tip finishing with a painbrush tip to the fur: Her short, close silky coat is free of any undesirable markings and is a mix of warm chocolate attractively mingled with shades of rich red. Her nose is also mottled with pink and chocolate and adds to her charm. She was extremely happy to meet us and was very easy to handle: she purred loudly all the time. She is a really beautiful example of a Burmese female.
2: UK & Imp.Gr.Pr. Papagena Nadina (27h) FN 23/7/98
BCS Class: A/C Burmese Neuter:
1: Imp.Gr.Ch.& Gr.Pr.Chathera Precious Pearl (27h) FN 31/7/03