GCCF Judge Show Critiques - Mrs Val Anderson - Maidstone Medway Cat Club Show 2008
Written by Neil
Friday, 13 February 2009
Maidstone & Medway Cat Club 20.12.08
Mrs Val Anderson
Thanks to Anne & Brian and Shelagh & Kit and their team for the invite. A lovely festive atmosphere to this show as always and the sherry & mince pie went down a treat! Many thanks to Dave Gooding for stewarding and being good company & treating the cats with care. I look forward to our next engagement together.
RUSSIAN BLUE ADULT, MALE
1ST CC & BOB BANDY’S CH SITHEE GENERAL GORDON (16a) M 12.04.07
A young boy of 1˝ years with a lovely playful temperament. Lovely Russian expression especially as he was puffing out his whisker pads. Flat skull & short wedge with a good angle & profile. Level bite but his chin could be a little stronger. Large tall ears set vertically to his head & almond-shaped eyes of a deep green colour. Elegant & muscular body with limbs to balance & small oval paws. Tapering, moderately long tail. Very dense coat, short & soft & fine and you can sink your fingers into it. Medium blue colour with lots of silvery sheen though it is a little uneven and pales a little at the roots. Shown in lovely condition. He later became Best Foreign Exhibit, congratulations to his owner and breeder!
2ND WHITE’S KASHYK PALYAKOV TOVARISCH (16a) M 18.11.06
A large mature fellow of 2 years with a gentle but slightly reserved nature. Broad masculine head with a short wedge & flat skull. Good angle & slight curve to the profile. Level bite but his chin rounds off a touch. Prominent whisker pads. Large tall ears with a broad base but set a fraction too wide & he tends to hold them forward in profile. Large green eyes of basically an almond shape but he tended to round them when out of his pen, better when he relaxed. Elegant muscular body with long limbs & small oval paws. Long tail that is rather thick at the base and showing noticeable rings. Dense double coat but it is a touch long & could be softer to the touch. Even blue colour though it pales at the roots & I would prefer more silvery sheen.
RUSSIAN BLUE ADULT, FEMALE
1ST CC NOBLE’S CH TROIKA NIJINSKA (16a) F 15.11.06
A sweet girl of 2 years though she complained about having to come out of the pen again as she had just been handled by another judge. Expressive head with a flat skull, short wedge and prominent whisker pads. Good angle & profile, level bite and firm chin. Large well-set ears with a broad base & pointed tips. Eyes of almond shape & a good green colour but ideally they could be larger and they are set a touch deep. Elegant & muscular body with long limbs, small oval paws and long tapering tail to balance. Dense double coat with a fine texture and soft to the touch. Medium blue with a silvery sheen, a little uneven but with good colour to the roots.
2ND RAVENSCROFT’S GOLUBOI ELANEC (16a) F 08.04.02
An elegant mature girl of 6 years with a very gentle nature but she has a rather sad expression. Her head could be a little broader overall but with a flat skull and shortish wedge. Prominent whisker pads but her muzzle is a little square. Good chin and level bite. Tall, reasonably large ears set vertically to the head. Almond-shaped green eyes with good depth of colour. Long elegant body with long limbs and oval paws. Long tapering tail showing a few faint rings. Double coat but it could be denser & is verging on being tipped on the body with a darker spine line too. Good silvery sheen to the limbs & paws.
SORREL ABYSSINIAN ADULT
BOB CUMMINS’S CH LEGEND ETERNAL FLAME (23a) F 04.10.05
An elegant & muscular girl of 3 years who was rather spitty but OK to handle. Head a moderate wedge with a slight whisker indentation. Cupped ears set wide apart & large expressive eyes of rounded almond shape. Muscular body of medium build & size with limbs to balance and tapering tail. Dense coat with a fine texture that lies close to the body. Clearly ticked with chocolate on an apricot base. Pale fur around the eyes and OK facial markings. Darker spine line and chocolate tail tip but short hocks and triple necklets on the chest though they are well-broken
BROWN MARBLED BENGAL ADULT
Difficult to choose between with these two girls.
1ST CC & BOB GRANT’S ADVISH MARBLEMAGIC (76 20) F 22.05.06
A well-grown girl of 2 years with a gentle nature though she was keen to return to her pen. Head a medium wedge slightly longer than wide with a large nose & broad muzzle. Shallow concave curve to the profile, shallow chin but level bite. Pronounced whisker pads. Well-set ears but they are a little large though with a broad base and rounded tips. Large greeny-coloured eyes of oval shape set on a slant. Long muscular body with limbs to balance of medium length. Tail of medium length with good thickness at the base but tapering. Coat soft & dense but a fraction long. Marbled pattern of black & brown markings on a pale golden base though richer colour to the underparts and the pattern could show more horizontal flow. Good head markings, bars & spots on the limbs, spotted tummy and ringed tail with a dark tip.
2ND NEWPORT’S TYPHAST RAZIMATAZZI (76 20) F 24.04.06
A 2 year old girl who was easy to handle. Head a medium wedge with rounded contours. Large nose but the muzzle could be broader. Rather a deep curve to the profile, level bite but shallow chin that falls away a little. Large slightly puffed nose leather. Medium ears with a broad base & rounded tips set wide apart and held forward in profile. Large green eyes of oval shape. Long muscular body with limbs to balance. Good tail of medium length and even thickness. Soft dense coat with a marbled pattern of black & brown markings on a golden base and good horizontal flow. Lovely head markings especially the pencilling on the cheeks and bold chin strap. Spotted tummy, good leg markings and dark tip to the tail.
RUSSIAN BLUE NEUTER, MALE
1ST PC NOBLE’S GR PR LARKSONG LUKOSHA (16a) MN 10.02.04
An elegant boy of 4 years who could do with a little more weight, he is a little bony down his spine at present. His head is a little long overall but with a flat skull and good angle in profile. Level bite but his nose goes over his chin a little and he has a nose bump. Large ears with a broad base and set vertically to the head. Large expressive eyes of almond shape and a pale but clear green in colour. Long elegant body with long limbs & oval paws, long tapering tail. Coat probably not at its best, a touch long and with a darker spine line but good silvery sheen. His expression improved when he relaxed, I have seen this boy looking better in the past and was surprised to find out who he was, just good enough for a certificate.
2ND RAVENSCROFT’S GOLUBOI OVECHSKI (16a) MN 02.12.06
An elegant boy of 2 years with a gentle nature. His head is a little out of balance though he had a better expression when he relaxed. Flat skull, short wedge & good angle and profile & quite prominent whisker pads. Level bite and acceptable chin. Large ears set vertically to his head when he bothered to put them up! Large eyes of almond shape & set wide apart but of a muddy colour rather than the desired vivid green. Elegant & muscular body with long limbs & tail to balance. Plushy double coat but it could be softer and as a little dark overall; I would prefer to see more silvery sheen. He also has a small patch of white hairs on his left shoulder
BOB ROBERTS’S GR PR MOYTOVARISCH STRAVINSKI (16a) MN 09.02.01
An elegant mature boy of 7 years with a lovely Russian expression. Large tall ears, large almond-shaped eyes of a lovely vivid green colour and prominent whisker pads. Long elegant body with limbs & tail to balance. Plushy double coat of medium blue with a silvery sheen. Shown in lovely condition and an easy choice for the Best of Breed award.
ALSO CONSIDERED FOR BOB:
HENDRA’S PR CZARKUSHKA BOSATAMAHON (16a) MN 31.10.00
A very large boy of 8 years with a masculine head. A big softie who loves his cuddles, in fact it was very difficult to extract him from my shoulder! We had several cats that reluctantly came out of their pens but he was the only one who was reluctant to go back in and for that reason I awarded him my Judge’s Choice Rosette.
RUSSIAN BLUE NEUTER, FEMALE
1ST PC BANDY’S GR CH & PR TROIKA MARIA MOREVNA (16a) FN 08.06.00
A mature girl of 8 years with a sweet gentle nature. Head a little rounded but with a flat skull & short wedge, prominent whisker pads. OK chin and level bite but rather a dip to the profile plus a nose bump. Well-set ears but they could be a little larger. Large almond-shaped eyes set wide apart, pale green in colour but then they may have faded with age. Long, well-fed body with elegant limbs & long tapering tail. Double coat, soft & plushy and very dense but rather uneven in colour at present with some scattered white hairs between the shoulder blades. Her coat was probably not at its best but some good points too and just enough to gain the certificate.
AV SLH SENIOR ADULT
1ST DAVIES’S GR CH RAGSHAVEN BUSTERS LEGACY (66 31) M Seal Bi-coloured Ragdoll
A large masculine boy of 3 years shown in excellent condition. Broad head with a flat plane between the ears and medium length to the nose. Rounded muzzle & gentle dip to the profile. Medium ears with good width between them and large well-opened blue eyes though they could be deeper in colour. Long muscular body with strong bone & limbs to balance, long bushy tail. Well-prepared coat with a silky texture. Lovely soft blue colour to the points. Balanced inverted “V” of white on the face and white on the underbody & limbs. A handsome fellow who was easy to handle.
2ND BALDOCK’S CH KLASSYKLOGS KANDIKANS (13c7) F Cream Point Birman
A well-grown girl of 4 years with lovely strong bone and an attractive face. Broad head with a strong rounded skull & medium length nose with a slight dip in profile. Full cheeks. Medium ears set wide apart and almost round blue eyes. Long body with thick-set limbs & tail to balance. Long silken coat with cream points & pale body colour. Pure white feet markings though the gauntlets could be longer and better matched.
3RD FLINT’S GR CH LALOLA STAR LIGHT (13c11) Seal Tabby Point Birman
AV SLH BREEDERS KITTEN
1ST CORNER’S ZELANDONII MITHRANDIR (67 31a) M Norwegian Forest Cat
A strong muscular blue & white boy of 8 months. Triangular head with a straight profile but his chin rounds off a touch at the tip. Large ears set high & open and oval eyes in an oblique setting but they could be larger and more wide open. Long muscular body with strong bone. Long limbs and long bushy tail. Dense coat with a ruff & knickerbockers and tufted toes. Lots of undercoat at present but the topcoat needs to develop. Lovely condition and temperament.
2ND BARKER’S GLOANON BLUBYU (13c2) M Blue Point Birman
A well-grown young man of 7 months of a lovely weight for his size. Attractive head, broad & rounded with a medium length nose. A dip to the profile plus a nose bump. Medium ears set wide apart and almost round eyes of a deep blue colour. Strong body with good bone development and limbs & bushy tail to balance. Well-prepared silken coat. Pale body colour & good blue-grey colour to the points & white feet markings. Shown in lovely condition and a sweet playful temperament.
3RD SKULSKI’S SHANLIVLE PARIS (67 31ets) F Norwegian Forest Cat
A tortie silver tabby & white girl of nearly 9 months with very attractive colouration to her coat though sadly no points for this. Triangular head with a straight profile but her chin could be stronger. Large ears set high & open and large oval eyes in an oblique setting. Long muscular body but she could be a little more elegant and although her tail is very bushy it could be a little longer for balance. Well-prepared very dense coat and shown in lovely condition.
AV SLH KITTEN NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR
1ST HANDY’S NORSKMAGI TAVARIS (67 31ts) MN Norwegian Forest Cat
A very elegant black silver tabby & white boy of not quite 6 months with lovely strong bone. Triangular head slightly longer than wide at present with a straight profile. Large tall ears with good inner furnishing. Large well-opened eyes of oval shape in an oblique setting. Long body carried high on long limbs with large feet. Long bushy tail. Well-prepared dense coat the length developing with the beginnings of a ruff. Lovely condition and temperament.
2ND BALL’S ZELANDONII SHADOWFAX (67 31ts) M Norwegian Forest Cat
A strong well-grown black silver tabby boy of 8 months. Triangular head with a straight profile, level bite and good chin. Large ears set high & wide and large, well-opened expressive eyes of oval shape in an oblique setting. Long body with strong limbs and large feet, long bushy tail. Well-prepared silky coat, double but the length & texture needs to develop.
3RD MASON’S PANJANDRUM LADY AMILLIANA (13c16) F Tortie Tabby Point Birman
AV FOREIGN BREEDERS ADULT PART I
1ST LAUGHER’S GR CH LOHR AZTEC CAMERA (72 43bsq) M Chocolate Silver Burmilla
A well-grown strong & muscular boy of 1˝ years. Good head a short blunt wedge with a gently rounded top and width at the jaw hinge though I would prefer more of a nose break in profile. Well-set ears of medium size and large expressive greeny-coloured eyes of good shape & set. Muscular body of medium length & size with a straight back & limbs and tail to balance. Short close-lying coat with a fine texture and even chocolate shading on a silvery-white base. Darker colour on the spine shading down to paler underparts. Chocolate tip to the tail. Lovely condition and temperament.
2ND RICHMOND-WATSON’S OWLSDENE MR DARCY (76 30) M Brown Spotted Bengal
A strong muscular boy of 13 months, only young but well-grown for his age. Good type, head a broad medium wedge slightly longer than wide with a large nose & broad muzzle. Well-set ears of medium size & large greeny coloured eyes. Long sleek & muscular body with strong limbs and acceptable tail. Soft dense coat of a rich overall colour & clearly spotted with large rosetted spots on a golden base. Lovely temperament and condition.
3RD LUXFORD-WATTS’S CH DU-BU STARSHINE (33 18c) F Cornish Rex
A well-grown lilac silver tabby girl of 4 years with a strong muscular body. Good head of medium length with a flat skull and almost straight profile. Large ears set rather high and medium eyes of oval shape. Elegant & muscular body of medium length with long slender limbs and long tapering tail to balance. Dense silken coat that is well-rexed but has a slight “seam” down the spine. Shown in lovely condition, she had a bit of a grumble but wasn’t a problem to handle.
AV FOREIGN BREEDERS ADULT PART II
1ST ALGER-STREET’S TYPHAST METEORSTRIKE (76 30) M Brown Spotted Bengal
A masculine boy of 3 years with a super temperament & shown in lovely condition. Broad head of medium length & slightly longer than wide. Moderately large ears with a broad base and large expressive eyes. Long muscular body of a good weight with limbs & tail to balance. Soft & dense coat with a distinct pattern of large rosetted spots. Rich colour down the spine but paler base coat on the flanks.
2ND THOMPSON’S GR CH CHRISAN CALLICO (33 22a) F Cornish Rex
An elegant mature girl of 4 years with a gorgeous coat & very attractive blue tortie and white colouration. Head a medium wedge with an almost straight profile though she is a little fine on the muzzle. Large ears set rather high and oval eyes of medium size set on a slight slant. Elegant & muscular body carried high on long slender limbs and long tapering tail to balance. Short silken & dense coat of an even length on the body with lovely rexing. Shown in excellent condition and easy to handle.
3RD CHERKAS’S JUSARKA PUSSYWILLOW (34) F Korat
A mature girl of 6 years with a very sweet temperament. Heart-shaped head with a well-developed muzzle. Large well-set ears and large luminous eyes that are wide open & oversized for her face. Greeny eyes that ideally could be deeper in colour. Muscular & semi-cobby body with limbs & tail to balance. Single close-lying blue coat though the silver tipping could be more developed on the body and she has some white tips to the hairs between the shoulder blades. Shown in lovely condition.
AV FOREIGN JUNIOR NEUTER
1ST ANDERSON-KEEBLE’S PR SANTILLO FEROMESES MERCURY (78 30s) MN Egyptian Mau
A large well-grown silver spotted boy of only 17 months yet strong & masculine. A handsome fellow with lovely type. Head a slightly rounded wedge of medium length. Well-set ears and large green eyes set straight. Close-lying coat with a lovely clear pattern of large distinct spots on a silvery-white agouti base. He had a bit of a grumble but was OK to handle.
2ND LETTEN’S JETSTAR ALABAMA SPIRIT (68q) MN Tiffanie
A young boy of only 13 months but large & well-grown though with a large tum! Broad head with a gently rounded top and good width at the jaw hinge. Good nose break and chin. Medium ears set wide apart and large expressive eyes. Silky & fine coat of medium length with a plumed tail. Gorgeous colour of rich warm seal brown. Shown in super condition. I was torn between these first two boys and could have done with 2 firsts!
3RD FEREDAY’S YASSASSIN LOVEME LILLITH (33a 36) FN Devon Rex