|GCCF Judge Critique - Jean Huyton - Supreme Cat Show 2010|
|Written by Tina|
|Friday, 26 November 2010|
SUPREME SHOW REPORT HOUSEHOLD PETS JUDGE: MRS JEAN HUYTON
Thank you to Pat for the invitation to judge and to Celia for a well run show. My grateful thanks once again to Naomi, Heather and Rachel for their great support and excellent handling of the cats. I know they enjoyed the cuddles with the cats as much as I did. It was great to see so many older cats in such fantastic condition and really enjoying their day out.
NON PEDIGREE MASTER CAT CLASS NP1a
AC LONGHAIR OR SEMI-LONGHAIR GRAND MASTER CAT, MALE
1ST UK GR MC & BOB Creaton & Walker’s GMC LITTLEMAN RAFFLES.
Well known on the HP circuit for a number of years and today looking his usual handsome self. This LH white boy had a pristine white coat, which was silky soft and excellently groomed. He was very laid back and handled easily. I understand he gained his title today, congratulations to Raffles and his owner
2nd Taylor’s GMC FLUFFY.
A large black LH cat with a coat of excellent texture and very well groomed and presented. He was a little shy compared to the winner and was much happier back in his pen but his temperament was fine and it was just that little bit of shyness that split the two cats into 1st and 2nd.
CLASS NP1b AC LONGHAIR OR SEMI-LONGHAIR GRAND MASTER CAT, FEMALE
1ST UK GR MC Webb’s IGMC ALYS.
Another cat to gain its title today, well done to cat and owner. This lovely extremely large LH Brown tabby and white was again excellently groomed and had a temperament to match. She would have been happy to have been carried around all day had she not been such a weight. However, she was in proportion for a large boned cat and so strikingly pretty. 2nd Hutchinson’s IGMC ROSINA. A well groomed LH tortie girl with good mingling of the colours in her coat from head to toe. Again, she was a little shyer than the winner but very easy to handle and a good weight.
NON-PEDIGREE PET PRE-MASTER CAT SHORTHAIR ADULT CLASS NP11 TABBY OR TABBY & WHITE MALE
My favourite colours!
1st MC & BOB Symond’s CHARLIE.
I am sure I’ve judged Charlie in the distant past when we were both a little younger. He’s now 11 years old and a big brown tabby with an extrovert temperament. He purred throughout the judging and was so easy to handle and enjoyed cuddles from the whole team. A credit to his owner for age, condition and temperament. He was later Overall Best NP Household Pet, congratulations.
2nd Ford’s MOBY CLAVIUS.
Only just 9 months so the youngster of the class but a brown tabby with a coat pattern and vibrancy that would be the envy of many a pedigree owner. He was a real charmer and very relaxed.
3rd Stubb’s FELIX.
Another brown tabby boy and I have written “exactly as described on the tin”. Picture a brown tabby and you’ve got it! He had a good texture coat and was in very good condition. He was a little unhappy but easy enough to handle. A very good exhibit.
4th Riches’ PERIDOT NIGHTRIDER.
A tabby and white lad with patches of tabby on a white background. In the pen he promised so much and looked so very handsome and attractive but once the pen door was open he wasn’t a happy cat at all. Such a shame his temperament let him down so badly. We did get him out and I did judge him but one of those days when he would have preferred not to be at the show.
PEDIGREE PET PRE-MASTER CAT CLASS PP7 RED OR RED & WHITE, MALE
1st MC & BOB Parkes’ WILLIAM.
It became clear that William’s owner had “camped out” in front of the ring since the start of judging, well done on your endurance and your boy did you proud. A 7 year old LH Red Colourpoint with a long silky coat which compelled you to stroke it. His blue eyes complemented the coat colour. He was in excellent condition, was of good weight and had a very laid back temperament, such a delight to handle.
CLASS PP8 ANY OTHER COLOUR, MALE
1ST MC & BOB Amarilli’s HERO.
A youngster at just 1 year old with a golden coat of very curly texture and beautiful round eyes complementing the coat colour. As hard as we tried the hall lighting just would not let us see his eye colour. Another of those cats who was so relaxed he would have remained in our arms all day. I would imagine a very difficult coat to groom so well done on his presentation.