2009, MANCHESTER & DISTRICT CAT CLUB
May 2nd 2009
Dr BRUCE BENNETT
My thanks to the Club for their invitation to this busy Show ably overseen by Mrs Tomlinson and her colleagues, Msdms Spottiswood and O’Dowd. Ross Davies stewarded for me for the first time and I hope it won’t be the last as he was a super steward and I had a most enjoyable day; I trust he did too.
IMPERIAL CLASS. ORIENTA GRAND CHAMPION MALE.
IMP GR CC to ARMITAGE’S GR CH CHAPELROSE OHMEOHMY. (37a) 1yr 6mths.
Very striking and stylish boy with an excellent equilateral wedge head adorned by large ears spaced beautifully and flared in line, oriental shape and incline to his clear green eyes with a bold imperious gaze. Profile virtually straight, chin slopes back just a tad but muzzle has depth to it, incisors wayward but on average level. Body long and lithe, might have a hint more substance for preference, limbs and tail balance. Coat lies close and is of good soundness, typically slightly dull rather than showing the sheeniness of the blacks, very even blue shade.
IMPERIAL CLASS. ORIENTAL GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE.
1. IMP GR CC Withheld. CORBY & DOLAN’S IKISHIROO KIRASH TAMSIN. (37a) 2yrs.
Pretty lady though rather grumbly today. Good type with an even wedge, on which ears of size are well spaced and flared, eyes marginally open, just green around the pupils. Very good profile, chin slopes away a little, excellent bite. Medium body, feminine proportions, balancing limbs and tail. Excellent coat texture, even sound blue. Very pleasing but without quite the presence required in an Imperial lady today
HAVANA KITTEN, MALE.
1. BoB CASSAR-SIMMONDS’ FIORDILISO INFEDELITY. (29) 3mths 2wks.
Tot already showing distinction and very good type. Wedge long and even s[porting ears of good size and flare, excellent green oriental eyes. Profile virtually straight, muzzle of depth, formidably mature strong chin, incisors just meet. Well grown body, balancing limbs and tail. Coat still showing kittenish length and fluffiness, hardly a surprise at this age, excellent soundness, warm mid chestnut.
ORIENTAL SPOTTED TABBY NEUTER.
BoB. NELSON’S TIDDLYPOO JUSTIN TYME. MN (38d) 3yrs 2mths.
Boy of quite good type with a shorter wedge head, even, crowned by ears nicely spaced and flared though would prefer them just a little larger. Eyes of oriental shape, olive green in tone. Very good straight profile, chin slopes back gently, incisors just meeting. Firm body, proportionate limbs and tail. Coat of good close lying quality, tabby pattern is there on forehead, crown, nape, tail and limbs; spine a little indistinct as are the flank spots that show some linkage. Would like a little more contrast between its sound reds and the ground colour to throw the tabby features into clearer relief
SEAL POINT SIAMESE ADULT MALE.
1. CC. BoB UNDERHILL’S ADATEAM ANTAEUS. 11mths 3wks.
Youngster showing good sound type with a strong even wedge, spaced and flared ears of size, oriental shape and incline to his eyes of good blue shade. Strong profile, a hint aquiline, muzzle just a little fine, incisors meet scissored over. Firmly muscled body, limbs and tail balancing, dense seal points, body already quite shaded and somewhat cooler in tone than ideal.
SEAL POINT SIAMESE ADULT FEMALE.
1. CC. MAYBURY’S RICHDALE CHARLIE’SANGEL. 1yr 8mths.
Pleasing girl, of sound type. With a strong, even wedge head, proportionate ears, well placed and flared in line, eyes of oriental shape and incline, attractive blue tone. Profile nearly straight, excellent depth of muzzle, incisors meet. Firm, feminine body, matched by proportionate limbs and tail. Coat of good close lying quality, excellent warm seal points and lovely warm body colour for contrast.
2. ARMETT’S MAZPAHS TIGERLILY. 1yr 2mths.
Lady with a neat wedge, just a little pinch evident, ears nicely falred and of appropriate size, eyes slightly open, good blue shade. Profile virtually straight, chin lines up, incisors meet. Balanced body, limbs and tail. Seal points matched well, body shaded but of good warm tone.
BLUE POINT SIAMESE ADULT FEMALE.
1. CC. BoB. COUSINS’ OWAISSA WHIMSICAL MIST. 1yr 4mths.
Timid lass of good type, dainty, equilateral wedge, well spaced ears of size and flare, very good oriental eye shape and set, blue of depth. Profile almost straight, chin rounds off, excellent level bite. Graceful body, matching limbs and tail. Sleek coat, lovely soft blue points with super contrast to the cool body tone.
SEAL POINT SIAMESE KITTEN, FEMALE.
1. BoB. DAVIES’ WICCANWAYS MORGANA. 5mths 3wks.
Well grown youth with a strong, even little wedge ears spaced and showing flared, eye shape good, blue could be a little deeper for preference. Arrogant little profile, excellent depth of muzzle, firm chin ans very even bite. Well developed body, balancing limbs and tail. Kitten coat shown matched seal points with good contrast to the softly shaded body, little paler stripe on proximal dorsal surface of the tail.
SEAL POINT SIAMESE NEUTER MALE.
1. PC. BoB. HOWARD & HANBY’S PR AMARRICHI PRICELESS PRINCE. 2yrs 2mths.
Long, long person of strikingly good colour. Elegant wedge, showing a little pinch. Ears of good size and set. Orientally shaped and inclined eyes, pleasing blue. Excellent straight profile, depth of muzzle, chin slopes a little, incisors meet well. Long slim body, proportionate limbs and tail. Matching seal points excellent clear warm toned body for contrast.
BLUE POINT SIAMESE NEUTER FEMALE.
1. PC. BoB. BLACKBOURN’S PLEZETOBE PARDON MYFRENCH 2yrs 2wks.
This lady’s French was indeed quite fluent and required a pardon. Lovely even wedge, ears of good size and excellent set, very good oriental eyes of blue. Straight profile, chin a little shallow, bite appeared level what we saw of it. Medium body, limbs and tail in keeping. Very good soft blue points, body rather shaded.
AC JUNIOR ADULT.
1. ARMITAGE’S CHAPELROSE’S GR CH OHMEOHMY. M. (37a) 1yr 6mths.
2. HUDSON’S CH SHADOWSQUAD ANGELODARKNESS. M. (37) 1yr 7mths.
Lovely stylish wedge, graced by very good large ears, oriental eyes of clear green. Proud arching profile, notably strong chin, incisors just meeting. Firm long body, graceful limbs, tail to match, tiniest terminal piplet. Excellent typical coat texture, marginally long, gleaming sound black.
3. MOORE’S KINKAJEWSDEN ALLANAH F. (37d) 11mths 1wk.
AC ORIENTAL SENIOR ADULT.
1. YEOMAN’S CH KILMELPHA KARAMIST KYRA. F. (43ps) 3yrs 2mths.
Lady of very pleasing type and colour. Even wedge, excellent ears for size and flare, very good oriental eyes of clear light green. Profile straight, chin lines up, incisors meet. Balanced firm body and limbs, could have a little more length of tail for preference. Excellent caramel coat, good apricot breaks, clear undercoat well up each hair shaft, might be a little more clearly white for perfection
2. CORBY & DOLAN’S GR CH IKISHIROO KIRASH TAMSIN. F. (37a) 2yrs.
AC ORIENTAL RADIUS ADULT.
1. RICE’S CH SEIDO SULTRESS OF SWING. F. (37) 1yr 2mths.
Girl with a lovely balanced wedge adorned by large flaring ears, eyes oriental and of bright green shade, excellent arrogant expression. Very good straight profile, weak shallow chin , incisors untidy. Lovely lithe body slender limbs, neat paws, balancing length of tail. Gleaming sound black coat occasional scale evident.
AC ORIENTAL MAIDEN NEUTER.
1. ANDERSON’S FIORDILISO EARL GREY. MN (37a). 10mths 1wk.
Youngster with a medium length wedge, excellent eyes for shape, colour clear green, ears flared well in line. Very good straight profile, chin rounds off a little, bite marginally over. Firmly muscled body, proportionate limbs and tail. Excellent, excellent coat texture, gleaming surface unusual in this colour, sound mid blue throughout.
2. WEAVER’S FOXYPAWS TILLY BUTTERCUP. FN. (37d) 10mths 3wks.
Bit of a cross patch today. Longish even wedge, good ears for size and placement, nice oriental eye shape, colour could be a bit more brilliant. Very good profile, just concave, firm chin, excellent bite. Neat, graceful body, matched by limbs and tail. Coat a soft red with the permitted tabby patterning.
AC SIAMESE ARISTOCRAT ADULT.
1. MAYBURY’S RICHDALE CHARLIESANGEL. F. (24) 1yr 8mths.
2. ARMETT’S MAZPAHS TIGERLILY. F. (24) 1yr 2mths.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE BREEDER’S KITTEN.
1. DAVIES’ WICCANWAYS MORGANA. F. (24) 5mths 1wk.
2. CORBY & DOLAN’S IKISHIROO JAM BOUREE. F. (24a) 5mths 2wks.
Medium length wedge head on which are set ears of good size and flare, oriental shape to the eyes, set a little straight. Neatest little body, balancing limbs and tail. Coat all of a bristle, points a bluish lilac shade, lovely clear body for contrast.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE NON-BREEDER’S KITTEN.
1. CASSAR-SIMMONDS’ SHADOWSQUAD PRADA. F. (32b1) 3mths 1wk.
Tiny person of very good type with a lovely broad top to her even wedge between large, flared ears, oriental eyes of deep, deep blue with a lovely wistful expression. Profile shows the gentlest dish, strong chin and bite OK. Body still shows some kittenish plumpness Seal points softly broken, gentle body shading evident.
2. JONES’ MOONTHIEF MYTHIC MERLIN. MN (32 1) 8mths 3wks.
Well grown lad, almost adult, with a strong, even wedge, ears good for size and flare, could be a little more widely spaced ideally, eyes of good blue tone. Profile shows again the slightest dish. Strong chin, excellent bite. Big stronf body, matching limbs and tail. Excellent tabby markings, thumb prints, whisker spots, facial and forehead tracings, and leg bars in a warm chocolaty seal, tail ringed in a slightly darker tone, Good body contrast.
3. GILLEN’S NIZMAR SWEET OPTIMIST. F. (24b) 4mths 3wks.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE NON-BREEDER’S NEUTER.
1. THORPE’S GR PR JOHPAS SUNNY-JIM. MN. (32a) 3yrs 2mths.
Huge gent of simply splendid appearance, in his prime. Large even equilateral wedge head crowned by ears of very good size, spaced and flared beautifully in alignment, excellent oriental eye shape and incline, super depth of blue. Smooth arch to his profile, chin lines up, incisors wandering free, basically they meet. Impressive body size, balanced limbs and tail. Points of soft pale reds, contrasting with a splendidly unshaded warm white body.
2. WEBB;’S PIPPASTRO BOLSHOI. MN (61n) 10mths 4wks.
Youth of good type, with a wedge of length balancing ears, nicely set upon it, eyes just a little open, blue could be deeper for preference but quite acceptable.. Profile nearly straight, tiny dent at the bridge, chin and bite good. Very well developed long body for his age, a pleasure to see, balancing limbs and tail. Excellent coat texture, flowing silkily, might be marginally longer over body but he is a young lad as yet, plume well furnished. Soft points colour, body showing very good contrast.
3. BLACKBOURN’S PLEZETOBE PARDON MYFRENCH. FN. (24a) 2yrs 2wks.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE JUNIOR NEUTER.
1. WEBB’SPIPPASTRO BOLSHOI. MN. (61n) 10mths 4wks.
2. WEBSTER’S PR NANPEMA RED RUMBA. MN. (32a) 1yr 3mths.
Very sleepy gentleman of good type, even wedge on which ears of matching size are well placed and flared, oriental eyes of deep blue, haws marginally over today, but we had interrupted his beauty sleep. Medium sized body, firmly muscled, limbs and tail in keeping. Coat a little long and slightly fluffy, showing matched pale sandy red points with good body contrast.
3. RIGBY’S ADATEAM TIGGER’S LILACMIST. MN. (24c) 1yr 2mths.
AC ORIENTAL ADULT.
1. ARMITAGE’S GR CH CHAPELROSE OHMEOHMY. M. (37a) 1yr 6mths.
2. SHORT’S CHAPELROSE FROM ME TO YOU. F. (37m) 10mths 2wks.
Lady with an even wedge, well set ears, oriental olive toned eyes. Profile gently indented at the brow. Chin lines up, bite meets. Body of mid size, matched limbs and tail. Soft cinnamon coat, well broken by various shades of red