GCCF Judge Critique - Sally Tokens - Northern Counties Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
NORTHERN COUNTIES CAT CLUB SHOW – 10.9.11
Mrs Sally Tokens
I would like to thank Anne, Sheila and the hard working committee for asking me to judge at their show. I had a super day and thank you for the hospitality and also ferrying me to and from the station. My steward was Neil Porter whom I have worked with before and he does a sterling job, thanks again Neil for all your help on a busy day.
AC PERSIAN IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER;
IMP GR PC; Higgins GR CH & GR PR HEATHROSE BARNEY RUBBLE black lad of just over two years old. I can not believe how much this boy has come on since he was neutered. Excellent bone and very good weight. Small ears which are well placed. Cheeks full and round. Large eyes showing a very good copper. Short broad nose and a good stop. Level bite. Coat very long and full with a wonderful undercoat. Soft to touch and groomed beautifully with the fur full and flowing. Ruff to frame the face. Just a few areas around the ruff and bib with a minimal amount of shading, otherwise a good black which was sound to the roots.
RES IMP GR PC; Lees CH & GR PR SHEERBLISS OHSO THEO cream and white exotic lad of nearly four and a half years old. Short cobby body set low on the legs. Ears small in size and well set just touch open at the base. Skull nicely formed. Large round eyes of a very good copper colour. Short broad nose. Level bite. Lovely width to nice full cheeks. Coat with a soft texture and standing away from the body. Showing a good length to the coat. Just a little more undercoat to finish off. Some ghost ring markings to the tail. White to the paws, chest and tummy with some white on the upper lips.
AV SLHY IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION MALE;
IMP GR CC; Horsley GR CH SUPATOFT TALISKER usual Somali of eighteen months old. Very expressive eyes and lovely head type. Moderate wedge with gently curving contours. Muzzle producing a smile. Slight nose break to the profile. Level bite. Ears well set and large in size with small tufts. Amber colouring to the eyes which were almond in shape. Firm body with long legs and oval paws. Tail of a very good length and nicely furnished. Soft texture to the coat which was lying flat along the spine. Small ruff to frame the face. Very good black ticking to the coat which was stronger along the spine and on the tail. Warm apricot undercoat. Lovely temperament and very laid back.
RES WH 2 Metcalfe GR CH NORGESKAUKATT ARNOR brown tabby Norwegian Forest cat of just over three years old. Strapping lad with a very good length of body and really quite a heavy weight. Tail long and reaching to the shoulders. Good triangular head shape which looks a little short in length but it is equilateral. Medium size ears which are set well but he tends to hold them down, small tufts. Oval shaped eyes of a green colour. Level bite. Reasonable chin. Full coat which has a coarse texture and good depth of undercoat. Although the coat was full it was not looking in tip top condition today.
AV SLH IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE;
IMP GR CC; Grant GR CH NOYNAROCK ANYA blue tabby and white Norwegian Forest of just over three years old and a very well developed female with strong bone and lovely length to the body. Standing taller on the back legs. Long tail which balances with thee body and reaching to the shoulders. Lovely triangular head shape which was equilateral. Large ears which are well set with no tufts today, fitting nicely into the shape of the head. Large well opened eyes of a green colour. Long straight profile. Level bite. Firm chin. Very good head balance. Showing very good tabby markings to the sides and well groomed. Coarse coat texture to the rear end. Just a touch soft on the spine today. White paws, chest and tummy and some white on the muzzle.
AV SLH IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER FEMALE;
IMP WITHHELD 1 Lindsay UK GR PR STARPAWS ELISE MCKENNA tortie tabby and white maine coon girl of ten years old. A massive female with excellent bone and weight. I was sorry to have to withhold, but unfortunately she was very poorly groomed underneath and this was the reason I did not award the certificate. Large ears well placed with tufts. Cheeks fairly full with high set cheek bones. Eyes with a slightly oblique aperture and set and light gold in colour. Slight concave curve at the nasal bridge. Square muzzle. Nice depth to the chin a little more breadth for balance. Excellent coat colours and soft top coat with a nice depth of undercoat. Tail with profuse and flowing fur and reaching the shoulder blades.
2 Hack GR PR ADSETSH BARWICK BLUE blue silver Somali. Just over four years old and a pretty female showing excellent silver to the coat. Moderate broad wedge with medium size ears showing a cupped shape. Eyes of an almond shape and green colouring. Nice moderate broad wedge with rounded contours. Slight nose break in the profile. Unfortunately this girl has an undershot bite and this was the reason for her placing and no certificate. Long legs with tufted oval shaped paws. Tail long and very well furnished. Super black ticking and a very good white undercoat. Black colouring to the heels.
CC WITHHELD 1 Piasecki PURRSRUS MINNEHAHA only just ver nine months old and I was sorry to have to withhold the certificate but today the bite is slightly undershot and off centre. Lovely bone and very good weight. Skull a little bumpy. Ears well positioned and small in size. Cheeks full and round. Short broad nose. Bold eyes of a very good copper colour. Coat of a medium length with a minimal amount of undercoat. Soft in texture and nicely groomed. Very good red patches to the coat and the paws showing a small amount of red on each paw. Tail short and nicely furnished.
1 & BOB Stewart BARLEYFIELDS SWEET MARTINI only fourteen weeks old and a wee baby. Short compact female. Skull still slightly bumpy. Dinky ears which are well placed. Round eyes showing a deep copper colour. Short broad nose. Level bite. Coat nicely patched with a very good red and sound black. Tail short and lightly covered. A lovely temperament and a very playful youngster.
AC BI COLOUR KITTEN
1 & BOB Millican CULLYKHAN LIMITED EDITION red and white bi colour of fourteen weeks. What a smashing kitten. Excellent bone with large round paws to grow into. Short cobby body set low on the legs. Tiny ears which are well set. Skull beautifully formed. Cheeks full and round. Large open eyes of a very deep copper. Short broad nose and a good stop. Level bite. Front right limb solid white. jjSmall area of coour adjacent to the nose. White round the tips of the ears. Two or three patches of red to the back. Long full coat, gleaming white and very good red. Groomed to perfection and my choice for best in show.
EXOTIC NON SELF KITTEN MALE;
1 & BOB Wall SHEERBLISS MR D ARCY blue and white lad of twenty weeks old. Strapping kitten with wonderful bone and excellent weight. Ears small and well set just a smidge open at the base. Well formed skull. Cheeks showing a lovely width. Short nose with a strong stop and very good leather. Level bite with one canine missing. Very good eye colour still coming through to large round eyes. Coat of a medium blue and a wonderful texture, soft to touch and standing away from the body. White on upper right lip. Solid white front left leg and white to the chest and tummy.
EXOTIC NON SELF KITTEN FEMALE;
1 Morris HEATHROSE LIBERTANGO tortie girl of fourteen weeks and a tiny baby with a super personality. Very playful and a pleasure to handle. Ears of a good size and well set. Cheeks full and round. Skull just having a slight bump at this time. Well shaped eyes and a nice copper colour still coming through. Short nose with a good break and nice size leather and nostrils. A couple of the canine teeth missing but a level bite. Coat quite short at present but well prepared and soft in texture. Well patched with a good red and nice black to form the tortie pattern. Both colours on all the limbs and tail which was well furnished.
BLUE BIRMAN ADULT;
BOB; Whitby CH SUCETTE SILVER SURFER only fourteen months old and a strong lad with sound bone and very good weight. Medium size ears which are well placed. Cheeks nice and full with just a slight narrowing in the muzzle. Very good blue colouring to the eyes which were almost round. Level bite. Slight dip in profile and a medium length nose. A small amount of shading to the body with the blue colouring to the mask and just over the top of the head. Gloves evenly marked. Socks nice and level. Gauntlets equal in breadth and length. Tail nicely covered and reaching the shoulder blades.
BROWN BLUE TABBY AND WHITE MAINE COON ADULT MALE;
1 CC Vickers SUVICOON BALTHAZAR brown classic tabby lad of eleven months old. A huge lad with a rectangular body shape. Strong bone and very good substance. Large ears which are set quite high with a good width apart and bearing long tufts. High set cheek bones with the cheeks fairly full. Light gold colouring to the eyes which were of a slightly oblique aperture and set. Shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge. Square muzzle. Nice breadth to the chin, would have liked a little more depth. Level bite. Coat soft texture and a nice undercoat still developing. Very good classic markings with a well marked butterfly to the shoulders, oysters on the flanks. Tabby markings to the legs and very good facial markings. Nice warm copper agouti ground colour with very good black markings. Tail lightly furnished and reaching the shoulder blades.
NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT MALE;
1 CC Johnstone SCARLETT-SANDRAS ETERNITY odd eye white lad of sixteen months old. Strong bone and lovely substance. Typical Norwegian stance and very good length to the body. Ears of a medium size and set quite high with a good width at the base with very small tufts and fitting well into the line of the head. Long straight profile. Oval shape to the eyes which were showing a lovely blue and green colour. Level bite. Nice strength to the chin. Very good head balance. Coat clean and white and well groomed with a very good coarse texture and a limited amount of woolly undercoat. Tail reaching to the neck and is very nicely furnished.
2 Grant NOYNAROCK TANK silver tabby and white lad of just twelve months old. Nice length to the body and standing taller on the back legs. Lovely triangular head shape which is equilateral. Medium size ears set quite high but he does tend to hold them down spoiling the appearance. Eyes large and well opened and green in colour. Very minimal dip in the profile to a long nose. Level bite. Reasonable head balance. Coat still developing and you can feel the coarse texture along the spine. Super tabby markings. A little nervous. Tail balances with the body and is lightly furnished.
NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT FEMALE;
1 CC Johnstone TUYET DEMELZA black smoke and white female of just over two years old. Well built female with a reasonable length to the body. Tail reaching just to the shoulders and is quite bushy. Triangular head shape. Ears I would have preferred a touch larger in size with small tufts. Oval shaped eyes which were of a green colour. Straight profile of a fairly good length. Level bite. Nicely balanced head. Coat of a very good length and some coarse areas can be felt. Lovely black to the back and the contrasts can be seen. Shirt front and small knickerbockers.
2 Grant NOYNAROCK LOTTIE tortie silver tabby and white nearly two and a half years old. Another large well built female with a long body and standing taller on the back legs. Tail reaching to the shoulders. Nice triangular head shape with ears of a medium size and bearing small tufts. Well shaped eyes and green in colour. Long straight profile although she does tend to puff her whisker pads which spoils her balance. Level bite. Reasonable chin. Coat of a semi long hair length which is coarse along the spine and some woolly undercoat present. Superb red and black to form the tabby pattern along with silver evident in the coat.
BOB; Grant GR CH NOYNAROCK ANYA blue tabby and white Norwegian Forest.
AC BI COLOUR RAGDOLL ADULT;
1 CC Hassett TUMBLERAG HAPPYTYMES seal bi colour lad of just over twelve months old. Well grown for his age with good bone and weight. Ears slightly tilt forward and of a medium in size. Cheeks quite full and the muzzle well formed. Flat plane to the top of the head. Very gentle dip in the profile. Level bite. Eyes with a slightly oblique shape and medium blue colouring. Soft texture to the top coat with a very limited amount of undercoat at present. White to the limbs, white collar and an almost symmetrically marked inverted v to the face. Tail reaching the shoulder blades and is nicely covered.
Carr CH EMERISLE EMILIO BANDITO looked a fantastic lad in the pen, but unfortunately was not coming out today.
BLUE BIRMAN KITTEN MALE;
1 & BOB Saye ESAYA THORR just sixteen weeks old and a solid little lad. Front left marking reaches the stopper pad but does not go past. Right gauntlet just a smidge longer in length. Gloves equally matched. Socks nice and level. Well positioned ears of a medium size. Cheeks developing nicely and the muzzle just showing a minimal pinch today. Slight dip in profile. Eyes almost round and of a nice blue colouring. Coat soft in texture and clear to the body with the blue points still coming through. Tail just slightly lighter in colour today but balances with the body.
BLUE BIRMAN KITTEN FEMALE;
1 Pool SARMOYAH ISABELLA nineteen weeks old and this girl has lovely substance with a medium bone structure. Medium size ears which are well placed. Cheeks quite full and the muzzle filling out well. Slight dip to the profile and eyes which are almost round showing a lovely blue colour. Level bite. Coat of a very good length just in need of the undercoat to come through. Clear and no shading. Gloves well marked. Socks equally matched. Gauntlets broad and evenly marked. Lightly furnished tail which just reaches to the shoulders.
CHOCOLATE LILAC BIRMAN KITTEN;
1 Johnson SYRALETTE PERLE D’AZURE lilac lad of nineteen weeks old and showing wonderful bone with a good length to the body and strong bone with large rounded paws. Well set ears which were of a medium size. Cheeks nice and full and the muzzle well rounded. Well shaped eyes showing a nice blue colouring. Slight dip in the profile and a level bite. Colour to the nose with the rest of the mask to fully colour up. Some colouring to the legs and the tail is slightly lighter in colour. Symmetrically marked gloves. Socks level. Gauntlets equal in length and breadth. Clear body coat soft to touch and with some undercoat present.
RED CREAM TORTIE BIRMAN NEUTER;
BOB withheld Brown GR CH & IGR PR DALTEEMA DIAMOND DAN red lad of six years old. Unfortunately he has a fixed deviation at the end of his tail. I have judged him on many times before and he is a super boy so I think this is most likely an injury as I have not felt it before. Wonderful coat with a very slight golden hue. All the feet are well matched. Rich red to all the points. Tail nicely furnished and balances with the body. Well set ears and good width to the cheeks. Level bite. Nice blue colour to the eyes which are almost round. Wonderful temperament and a joy to handle.
TABBY OR TORTIE TABBY BIRMAN NEUTER;
BOB; Robinson IGR PR BULLAMOOR CASANOVA seal tabby lad of just over five years old. Strong boy with very good bone and weight. Medium size ears which are well set. Cheeks nice and full. Eyes showing a nice shape and lovely blue colour. Slight dip to the profile. Level bite. Just a tiny bit pinched in the muzzle today. Full body coat with a minimal amount of shading and soft texture. Strong tabby markings on the legs. Well defined m to the forehead and lines across the cheeks from the corner of the eyes. Gloves scalloped. Socks nice and level. Gauntlets broad and even in length.
AC SILVER SOMALI NEUTER;
BOB withheld Hack GR PR ADSETSH BARWICK BLUE blue silver.
BROWN OR BLUE TABBY MAINE COON NEUTER;
BOB; Bunce UK IGR CH & PR COONTASTIC LAMTARRA brown tabby and white of nearly six years old. Excellent strong bone and very good weight. Rectangular body shape. Large ears set quite high with a good width apart and long tufts. Cheeks fairly full with high set cheek bones. Square muzzle and nice breadth and depth to the chin. Level bite. Light gold colouring to the eyes which were of a slightly oblique aperture and set. Soft texture to the top coat and a small amount of undercoat. White to the nose, paws, chest and tummy. Coat close lying to the body and just a little flat today but soft with a limited amount of undercoat. Very good tabby markings. Tail lightly covered and reaching to the shoulder blades.
AOC MAINE COON NEUTER MALE;
PC withheld 1 Rahman CANDYCOON CHEYENNE cream classic lad of just over two years old. Large bone and plenty of weight. Small tufts on large ears which are set quite high with a good width apart. Profile very straight and this was my reason for withholding the certificate. Cheeks fairly full with high set cheek bones. Light gold colouring to the eyes which were of a slightly oblique aperture and set. Square muzzle. In need of a little more breadth to the chin to balance. Soft texture to the coat with a small amount of undercoat. Very difficult to see the tabby markings. Lightly covered tail which balances with the body.
2 Rahman CANDYCOON KING SIMBA cream mackerel lad related to the first place. Very similar in build and type. Huge heavy lad with strong bone and very good weight. Ears large in size and set quite high with a good width apart. Cheeks fairly full and the cheek bones high set. Eyes of a slightly oblique aperture and set and light gold in colour. Once again the profile was so straight on this lad. Square muzzle. Nice breadth and depth to the chin. Coat very long and soft to touch with a nice undercoat present. Some tabby markings can be seen to his sides. Tail reaches the shoulders and is nicely furnished.
AC PERSIAN MAIDEN ADULT;
1 Morris HEATHROSE DAYLIGHT ROBBERY black.
2 Piasecki PURRSRUS MINNEHAHA tortie.
AC PERSIAN NON SELF KITTEN MALE;
1 Millican CULLYKHAN LIMITED EDITION red and white.
2 Wall SHEERBLISS MR D’ARCY blue and white exotic.
3 Grubb BEECHBRAE EDDY SCISSORPAWS chinchilla.
AC PERSIAN DEBUTANTE KITTEN;
1 Morris HEATHROSE LIBERTANGO tortie exotic.
AV SLH NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR ADULT FEMALE;
1 Hack CH SUPATOFT SONYA usual Somali only eighteen months old. Expressive amber eyes. Lovely type and wonderful coat with super black ticking on a very warm apricot ground colour.
AV SLH DEBUTANTE ADULT;
1 Johnstone SCARLETT SANDRAS ETERNITY odd eye Norwegian Forest cat.
2 Baker DANSTEVBLUE ABBIGALE seal colourpoint ragdoll. Medium eye colour and clear body coat. Nice size and weight.
3 Murrie & Hassett HAPPYTYME FRILLSNSPILLS blue colourpoint.
AV SLH BREEDERS KITTEN FEMALE;
1 Pool SARMOYAH AMIRA seal birman with super eye colour. Some slight shading to the mask. A very laid back female and joy to handle.
2 Haygarth HARTLEPAWS LITTLEMISSMITTS blue mitted of five months old. Just a little narrow in the cheeks. Clear body coat. Nice mittens and a white chin.
AV SLH NOVICE KITTEN;
1 Johnson SYRALETTE PERLE D’AZURE lilac.
2 Pool SARMOYAH ISABELLA blue.
AV SLH VISITORS NEUTER FEMALE;
1 Bunce UK IGR CH & PR COONTASTIC LAMMTARRA brown tabby and white maine coon.
2 Hack GR PR ADSETSH BARWICK BLUE Somali.