|GCCF Judge Critique - Shar Crichton -Scottish Cat Club Show 2010|
|Written by Tina|
|Tuesday, 09 March 2010|
Scottish Cat club Show February 13th 2010 Show Report from Shar Crichton
Many thanks to Isobel, Denise, Tommy and the club for the invitation and hospitality. I had a lovely day at this friendly show and was ably assisted by Joanna Lamont who is an excellent steward who handled the cats with great kindness and skill for which I gratefully thank her and I will look forward to working with her another time. The new venue was well received and had plenty of parking spaces and the show appeared to have a good gate. I had some lovely exhibits to judge and was pleased to see an excellent range of longhair breeds including some lovely tabbies and some super semi longhair cats.
AC Birman Champion Male
1st Only. GR CC Witheld Mellor’s CH BULLAMOOR BRAVEHEART
This was my first cat of the day and I was sad to have to withhold on this well grown boy who has many pleasing features. He is a large seal point boy with good boning and strong thick, well muscled legs of medium height. The head had good width and a rounded forehead. A medium length nose had a slight curve at the nasal bridge and a dark seal brown nose leather. The face had good cheek width with cheeks that were rounded and full. The chin was solid and tapered well and he had a good level bite. His ears were of medium size and were sited far apart on the head. The eyes were spaced well apart and were large, fairly round in shape and had eye colour that I would have expected to be deeper for a seal point and would have preferred them to be deeper for perfection but they were a good mid blue shade with a lovely expression. The coat was beige, shady over his back and was very soft and silky in texture with a good ruff and a well furnished tail that was in proportion to the body length. The mask was a dark seal brown and covered the face well including the whisker pads and generally matched the colour of the other points but the tail was slightly brindled and he had a patch of reddish tarnishing midway along his tail which regrettably was the reason for withholding his award. The foot markings were very clean and white with well matching gloves on the upper paw surface but the left glove had a line on the underside running towards the stop but not extending beyond. The socks were level and well matched and he had gauntlets that covered two thirds the length of the paw but the left one was a little shorter and was more blunt. He had a lovely easy going nature and was happy to be handled and was shown with good show preparation.
AC Birman Champion Female
1st GR CC McGowan’s CH BULLAMOOR SKY DREAMER
A very pretty blue point girl with good birman type who I met as a kitten and find that she has matured very well. At just over two and a half years of age she has grown well in size with a rounded head that had good width and with well placed ears of medium size. Good profile with a slight dip at the nasal bridge which had a full slate grey nose leather. Cheek width was wide and the cheeks were rounded and full and she had a firm chin that was slightly tapering and a level bite. The eyes were almost round and were large in size and had very good deep blue eye colour that was lovely to see and which had a pleasing birman expression. Body was firm and solid and supported on strong legs that had short rounded paws. A bushy tail was well furnished and was in proportion to the body length while the coat was soft and fairly long with a silky texture and was very clear bluish white and had a full ruff over the shoulders. The points were well matched in colour and were a pale blue grey shade with the mask almost covering the whole face but very slightly brindled just above the eyes at this time. The foot markings were generally very good and were pristine white. She had good level gloves that were just a touch low but very well matched on upper and lower sides of the paw. The socks were level and matching just rising a little at the sides and she had good full length gauntlets reaching close to the hock. A very well presented girl who had been prepared to a high standard and who has a lovely gentle nature. I liked her very much as a kitten and am pleased that she has fulfilled her early promise.
Reserve Doble’s CH ESAYA POPPY OF BULLAMOOR
A red point girl that I have had the pleasure of judging before and who is a well developed mature female aged just over five and a half. Body size was large and was solid, firm and had well muscled legs with short strong paws. Good birman head type with plenty of width to the face with a broad skull and a rounded forehead. Medium size ears were sited far apart on the head and she had almost round eyes that were large and had excellent deep blue colour, even deeper in the centre and with a pleasing birman expression. Her profile was good with a medium length nose that had a slight dip mid length and had a full pink nose leather. The cheeks were full and well rounded and she had a firm slightly tapering chin with a perfect level bite. Her coat was lovely and soft with a very silky texture and was long, of a pale cream shade with a very slight golden tinge over her back. She had a fully formed ruff that was soft and slightly curly fur on her tummy. The tale was in proportion to the body length and was bushy and well furnished. The mask was full and was a rich orange shade and the other points were clearly defined and contrasted well with the paler body colour. Foot markings were clean and pure white with the gloves being well matched on both paw surfaces, very slightly scalloped and just a touch low for perfection but really very good. The socks were not quite identical but pretty close, having the right one just slightly higher on the upper surface of the foot while the gauntlets differed slightly in widths having the right one shorter, thinner and more pointed and the left one broader and with a blunt rounded tip. As far a show temperament goes, she is a lady that excels in charm and has a delightful nature and who is expertly presented and is worthy of high award.
Tabby Colourpoint Adult
1 CC and BOB McCluskey’s JENZJEWELS SPOILTFORCHOICE
A red point boy just old enough to be in an adult class but really well grown, with a very sturdy, solid muscular build, set in a lovely cobby body conformation. Broad chest, thick neck and large shoulders with a well rounded rump and a body frame supported on short thick legs with well rounded fat paws that had lovely paw feathering. Excellent head type which was well balanced, broad and smooth and with a well rounded forehead. Good spacing between the ears which were small and low set, fitting well into the skull contours. Flat profile with a broad short nose with a strong nose break and a fully formed pink nose leather and good size nostrils. Well developed muzzle, full apple cheeks that were plump and rounded and he had a strong chin and a good scissor bite. Very noticeable large fully round eyes, set well apart with good blue eye colour that was deeper in the centre and with a lovely bold expression. Fabulous long soft dense coat that was glossy, very soft and glamorous with a lovely long frill, fluffy trousers and a short bushy tail that was shaped like a christmas tree. The coat was a sound apricot white with the points showing rich red tabby markings over a lighter apricot agouti ground. The mask was covering the face well and he had a clear tabby ‘M’ on his forehead, pale spectacles around the eyes and spotted whisker pads. The legs had faint tabby barring and the tail had just a hint of broken rings but was hard to see at present. An impressive young male with the loveliest of expressions and a very gentle nature who was in beautiful condition and had excellent presentation. He was my nomination for best in show longhair adult.
Exotic SH Self Adult
1 CC and BOB Campbell’s DEDANNAN CHASING RAINBOWS
A one year old black exotic male who is just over a year old and who is not yet at his peak but who has time on his side as he matures further. He had good type and has a cobby body shape of medium size but not large as yet but was firm, solid and very heavy in weight with good boning and with short well muscled legs. He had a rounded head shape with small ears set well apart on the skull. Round eyes of large size had good deep copper colour and pleasing bold expression. A very short turned up nose had a strong stop and a shiny black nose leather. A strong chin balanced the top half of the face. The cheeks were full and round and he had firm muzzle. The coat was a very sound black and was not as dense as it could have been as it felt a little harsh to touch due to lack of undercoat at the present time but it was shiny and in good condition otherwise. The tail was short and very thick and in proportion to the body length. A placid cat who was good natured when handled.
Exotic SH Tabby or Tabby and White Adult
BOB Niven’s NOREXOTICKATTS CASPERCAROT
Almost four year old, this red red tabby boy is fully mature and has a massive strong body and head with heavy boning and strong musculature which gives his body a heavy weight and a solid feel. The chest was broad and he had a short thick neck, massive shoulders and a very well rounded rump. The legs were strong and thick to support his cobby frame and had large fat rounded paws. Wonderful broad top of head, very masculine with small ears set well apart and placed low and showing clear thumbprints. A broad flat face had bold eyes with excellent copper colour that were large and well rounded and with pale tabby spectacles. A very short nose had good width, a strong nose break and a full pink nose leather with generous nostrils. Well developed muzzle showing spotted tabby whisker pads and fat cheeks with a strong deep chin and a level bite. The body was well clothed in a coat of pale red overlaid with very rich red tabby markings. It felt thick, dense and plush and had a soft texture and stood out well from the body. The tail was thick in circumference and was short in length and had clear tabby rings. Head and face tabby markings were very clear with an ‘M’ and strong face and head lines. There was a clear butterfly over the shoulders and good barring on the legs while the back had faint spine lines running down the body length. A cat with good show manners.
1 CC Sattar’s SHEERBLISS NEMO
A black silver tabby and white boy who was just nine months old and who has lovely type and was just old enough to be in the adult class. Not yet fully mature he still appears very young but already showing some lovely physical attributes and has a promising future I am sure. Shapely body with good bone, cobby shape of good weight and strong well muscled legs with rounded paws. Wide smoothly rounded head with plenty of width between the ears which were small and had well rounded tips. Stunning bold eyes that were very large, fully rounded and had copper colour that was still changing and not yet fixed and which gave the face a lovely expression. A short snub nose had a decent nose break and a small pink nose leather and nostrils. A firm muzzle and well developed fat cheeks gave fullness to the face. The chin was balanced and strong and he had a scissor bite. The coat had a soft texture and was dense and plush and stood out well from the body. Tabby pattern was of the classic type and was dense black which contrasted well with the underlying silver ground and the white areas were a clean and sparkling white. He had pale spectacles around the eyes and the face and head were mainly silver tabby and showing a clear ‘M’ on his forehead and good facial and head lines. He had a white moustache on the muzzle and a white bib and an incomplete white collar round his neck. His white underside had some tabby spotting and all four feet were white while most of his body was tabby. Three distinct spine lines ran down his back and he had a short very thick fat tail which had complete and very strong tabby rings. An impressive cat that had a wonderful temperament, the loveliest of expressions who I seriously considered for best of breed but decided that the maturity of the older exhibit deserved the award this time but it was a close call and I am sure and hope this lovely boy will go on to greater things.
2 Campbell’s DEDANNAN GLEN REDICK
A red tabby boy with fairly good type and who was unlucky to have such strong competition on the day. He has a very sturdy strong body, of good weight with cobby shape, thick neck and a broad chest with short thick legs. Rounded head with plenty of width and with ears that were of medium size and just a little open and upright and needing to bring them down a bit. Eyes were large and well rounded with super copper colour that does not come much deeper and with a bright alert expression. Short nose with a strong stop and a small deep pink nose leather and small nostrils. He had a broad muzzle with rounded cheeks, a strong chin and a bite that was slightly undershot. His coat was thick and dense and very plush with a soft texture that stood out well from the body. It had rich red tabby markings overlying a paler apricot ground and was a clear classic pattern. There was a strong ‘M’ on his forehead, good pencilling on his cheeks and clear eye lines running to the side of his face. The muzzle had spotted whisker pads and he had pale spectacles around the eyes. A strong butterfly was visible over his back and he had three distinct unbroken spine lines running down his back, broad stripes down his sides and oysters on his flanks. His tummy had clear spots and he had a short thick fat tail with tabby rings. A real wriggler when handled but one who was not unhappy at being inspected.
Black Tortie/Chocolate Tortie and White Kitten
1 and BOB Harvie’s BLANFORD BYZANTINE BEAUTY
A six month old black tortie and white babe who was a delight to handle. A very pretty kitten who was a good size for her age with a cobby body shape with good bone and balanced shape set on short low set legs. Lovely rounded skull with plenty of width between the ears which were small and set well on top. Beautiful large round eyes that were very noticeable and had promising muddy eye colour that was still changing and which gave her a pleasing facial expression. Flat profile with a cute short snub nose that was broad and which had a full pink leathered nose and well open nostrils. The bite was level and she had full chubby cheeks, good muzzle width and a firm balanced chin. The coat was long, soft and dense and was brightly coloured with good tortie patches of black and red over a clean white ground . The front paws were white while the hind paws had long white socks. The face had a red and white stripe on her forehead, a white muzzle, black cheeks and a red chin. The back was mainly black with a rich red patch on her flanks and a short fluffy tail which was brightly coloured. A very sweet kitten who was a little poser when handled and who was well presented.
AC Bi-Colour Neuter Female
BOB Dembski’s IGR CH and PR LINDENLEA VANILLA
Almost seven years of age this large blue and white female has an extremely cobby body shape with excellent boning, good body weight and a lovely rounded rump and a broad chest and short tree trunk legs. Good head type that was broad, mostly blue over the top of head and had well set ears of medium size. Her nose was white and very short with a strong nose break and a strong pink nose leather with tiny nostrils that I would prefer to be larger. The cheeks were full and chubby and she had a white muzzle that was broad, a white moustache and a well developed strong blue chin with a scissor bite. The eyes were fully round and large and had deep orange eye colour which was good for a cat of her age. The back was mainly blue, sound in colour, of a pleasing mid blue shade. She had a thin white collar around her neck with a white bib and underside and a white patch on her left flank. The short tail was well feathered and the coat length was very long and full with a good frill around her neck and lovely fluffy trousers. Show preparation was very good and she had a gentle well mannered nature.
Seal Point Birman Adult Male
1 and CC Witheld Mellor’s CH BULLAMOOR BRAVEHEART
Seal Point Birman Adult Female
1 CC and BOB McGowan’s BULLAMOOR DARK SECRET
A ten month old young lady who is developing well. She has pleasing birman type with a firm body that was well grown for her age, with good boning and strong legs of medium height which had short rounded paws. Head shape had good width and was broad and rounded. Her nose had the correct profile with a slight dip, was of medium length and had a seal brown nose leather. She had good cheek width with cheeks that were round and full and her chin was firm, balanced and nicely tapering and with a good level bite. Medium sized ears were well sited far apart on the skull and she had large bright eyes that were almost round in shape and had lovely deep blue eye colour and good birman expression. The coat was very soft and with a silky texture. It was of medium length with a short ruff and was a pale beige shade with a hint of a golden hue over her shoulders. The mask almost covered the face fully and was a good seal brown shade but showing very slight brindling over the eyes. It matched the other points in shade but the upper part of the limbs were slightly paler. Her tail was in proportion to the body length and was well feathered. The foot markings were clean and white and she had matching gloves that were very slightly scalloped and just a little low. Socks were of good length and were almost matching having the left one just slightly shorter than the right while the gauntlets were symmetrical and matching and tapered nicely to a point towards the hock. A very attractive girl who was well presented, in good condition and to whom I was pleased to be able to give an award.
Blue Point Birman Adult
1 CC and BOB McGowan’s CH BULLAMOOR SKY DREAMER
2 Black’s BAYGAZER LIZZARABLUEJEANS
A very pretty blue point girl that I have judged before as a kitten and who is now just newly adult being barely nine months old and now needing to mature further but she has plenty of time on her side. A fairly well grown girl with a firm body of medium length and with good boning. Medium height legs with short rounded paws supported her body and her head was well rounded. Her medium length nose had a slight dip at the nasal bridge and a very slight bump at its tip and a fully formed slate grey nose leather. The cheeks were fairly full and rounded and the face was needing to widen further. A firm chin was slightly tapered and balanced the upper part of the face while the bite was level. The ears sited on top of the head were well spaced apart and were of medium size and were a blue grey shade that matched the other points well. Her eyes were bright and alert, almost round in shape, of a good size and with good fairly deep blue eye colour and sweet expression. A well formed mask, forming a pleasing diamond shape, almost covered the face fully and was a bluish grey shade. The body was a very clear, glacial white and the coat was soft with a very silky texture and was long and full with a good ruff still developing. Her tail was of medium length and was fluffy and soft. All four feet had clean pure white paws. The gloves were perfectly matching on the upper side of the paw but on the underside the right one was longer reaching just to the side of the stopper pad but not beyond. Both socks were perfectly level and symmetrical and covered the feet very well but the gauntlets were not quite matching with the right on being longer and of a narrower width. A well groomed girl with a very quiet gentle nature.
3 Lamb’s ADSETLO BEATRICE BLUE
A blue pointed girl who was two years and eight months old. She was not in best condition on the day as she appeared to be calling and had a medium length body that was just a little light in weight at present, supported on firm , medium height legs that had short rounded paws. Medium size head which was rounded and had well placed ears that were sited far apart on top and which were of medium size. Her nose had a slight dip in profile with a slate grey nose leather. She had good cheek width with cheeks that were well rounded, a fairly firm chin and a good level bite. The eyes were large, a little round in shape, with excellent deep blue colour and were bright and had a lovely expression. The coat was fairly short on the day and was very soft and had a silky texture. It was a bluish glacial white and was shady over the lower back region but contrasted well with the points which were a well matching blue grey colour. The mask was covered the face fully and matched the ears in shade very well. The feet were clean and pure white. Her gloves were well matching on the upper surface but the left glove reached just to the stop. The socks were level, covering the foot well and matching. The gauntlets were pointed and short, of different lengths and not quite matching. A girl with a very sweet, lovable and friendly nature who was well presented.
Miscellaneous classes AV Persian/SLH Adolescent Adult
A large class of quality exhibits with only 3 places to award.
1 Wright’s POWERKATZ HERO
A hero of mine and a boy that always catches my eye with his huge powerful physique, great body length and very rectangular body shape. Now just over a year he is still growing and already has a very muscular body of heavy weight with a long neck, broad chest and a very square ended rump. Strong thick legs with good boning and short tufted paws supports his large frame. He has good type with a medium length head that has tall ears that were not very pointed at the tips but had black ear tufts and lighter feathering and which were wide open at the base and sitting tall on the head. He had high cheek bones with good width of cheeks and a strong square shaped muzzle with good whisker pads. The nose was of uniform width and had a shallow curve in profile with a fully formed pink nose leather. A firm chin and a level bite balanced the lower part of the face. His large eyes were round and had yellowish colour with a slightly oblique setting in the face. His bib and underside were a clean white and he had a thin white collar around the neck. All four feet were white and he white on his flanks. The coat was very shiny and had a glossy topcoat being longer over the neck, legs and breeches. The tail was suitably long and full and tapered gently towards the tip and was showing faint tabby rings. The tabby markings were very clear on the head and body and were a dense black over a warm copper coloured agouti ground. The head markings were especially good with an ‘M’ on his forehead and strong face and head lines. There was a very clear butterfly over the shoulders and three strong spine lines down his back. A good natured cat with great presence and personality.
2 McClusky’s JENZJEWELS SPOILTFORCHOICE
3 McGowan’s BULLAMOOR DARK SECRET
4 Hassett’s HAPPYTIME LASS TUMBLERAG
AV Persian/ SLH Radius Adult
1 McGowan’s ESAYA DREAMLOVER OF DYFRIG
A really handsome chocolate birman boy that I have admired before. Now ten months old, he is a young adult and is maturing very well and will get even better as time goes on. Well formed head that had plenty of width and was rounded with medium size ears that had good ear placement, being set well apart. Correct dip to profile with a medium length nose that had a fully formed dark chocolate nose leather. Full rounded cheeks with a full chin that tapers nicely and a perfect level bite. Good eye shape that was almost round and had mid to deep blue eye colour and a lovely birman expression. His body was firm and well muscled with good boning and strong legs and clothed in a soft long coat that had a lovely silky texture of ivory white. It was very clear and free of shadiness and ended with a medium length well furnished tail that was slightly brindled and paler than the other points which were a dark chocolate rather than a milk chocolate shade. The points contrasted very well with the pale body colour and were just a touch paler on the legs. He had good gloves that were matching and slightly scalloped with the left one having a slightly irregular edge on the side of his paw. The socks were almost matching with the right one marginally longer and both gauntlets were almost matching and tapered neatly two thirds the distance towards the hock with one that had a slight blip at its tip. A gentle cat who was in beautiful condition.
2 Davidson’s SHAWCOON DUSK TILL DAWN
A fifteen month old mackerel tortie tabby and white maine coon girl. Well grown girl of large size with a long body which had a rectangular shape, broad chest and a long neck and ending with a fairly square rump. Substantial legs had large round paws with white feet on all four legs and with feathered paws. Head was of medium length and she had a rather straight profile with the nose somewhat lacking in a curve at the nasal bridge and having a full pink nose leather. The muzzle was white and had a fairly square shape with a firm chin and cheeks that were filling out still needing high cheek bones. Her ears showing both red and black colouring were not very tall but were well tufted and were needing to sit prouder on the head but were wide open at the base. The eyes were full and round and had greenish eye colour with a slight oblique setting. Her tail was long and well furnished reaching easily to the shoulders and tapering gently towards the tip. The coat was short on her head and neck and longer on her tummy and breeches but today was rather straggly and not in show condition. Tortie colours of black and red were bright over the head and body but she was a little grubby and not well presented which let her down on the day.
AV Persian /SLH Visitors Adult Male
1 Hamilton’s TYTHERTON HUGO BOSS
A red and white bicolour boy who is just over a year old and who is a lovely cobby chap, well grown with very masculine Persian physique. Excellent head type with great width of skull which had widely placed ears of small size with rounded tips, perched on top and had pale ear feathers. His right ear was cutely edged with a fine line of white. Huge round eyes, shaped like saucers had a lovely bold expression and super deep copper colour that does not come much deeper. Fat chubby cheeks with a very broad white muzzle gave his face good width. A short snub nose had a strong stop and a bright pink nose leather. A red moustache gave his face good character and he had a strong deep red chin with a scissor bite. The colour of the head was red over the top and he had a red forehead and a small patch of white in the centre of the face. The body was well patched with large red and white areas and a fully white underside. His coat was fabulous and all that it should be for a persian being long, full and flowing with a great frill, fluffy trousers and a lovely soft texture. The tail was short and very full and the coat colours were a rich shade of red and sparkling white. A well presented and very glamorous boy.
2 Wright’s POWERKATZ EVOLUTION
A classic silver tabby and white boy with a superb physique and who is only just over a year old and who I have enjoyed judging before ever since he was a kitten. Very solid heavy body that was extremely long and rectangular in shape and needing block and tackle to lift him out of the pen! He has a muscular thick neck, broad chest and a well square shaped rump with strong legs that had good boning and muscular, supporting his large frame. His feet had large well tufted paws. Medium length head of correct proportions had tall ears positioned on top of the skull. They were set high and wide open at the base with pale ear feathers and silvery ear tufts and could have been more pointed in shape for perfection. The eyes were large, rounded with greenish yellow colour and were set far apart in the face and slightly oblique and encircled with pale spectacles. The cheeks were full and he had high cheek bones and an excellent square muzzle that was white and had fat spotted whisker pads. He had a muscular chin and a bite that was broad and level. The body was covered in a glossy top coat that was shiny and short over the head and neck but longer on the frontal ruff, flanks and underside. His tummy and bib were white and he had white socks on all four legs. Tabby markings were very clear being a dense black overlying a silver agouti ground. Head markings were perfect throughout, showing an ‘M’ on his forehead, eye lines, cheek pencilling and lines running over the top of head. A strong butterfly marked his shoulders and he had perfect ly distinct necklaces, barring on the legs, oysters on the flanks, unbroken spine lines and wide black tabby lines down his sides. The tail was long, well furnished and reached easily to the shoulders and had distinct black tabby rings. A super character who was very friendly and enjoyed being handled and shown in excellent condition.
3 Craig’s DYNAMICATS SATURDAY SYMPHONY
A classic silver tabby maine coon boy who was over two years old. Good body size that was large and weighty and who had a long rectangular body shape that was well muscled, firm and with good thick neck and a square shaped rump. The legs were strong and had good boning with large paws that had short tufts. Head shape was of medium length with a nose of uniform width and a profile that had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge and with a full pink nose leather edged with black. Cheeks were fairly full and the muzzle was broad but could have been more square. His chin was deep and he had a level bite. The ears were fairly tall and had good ear tufts and feathering and were open at the base but could have been sitting taller and more pointed for perfection. Full round eyes with greenish eye colour were placed far apart in the face and had a slightly oblique setting. The coat was fairly glossy and was shorter over the head and neck. The tail was of a good length and was well furnished with faint tabby rings and tapered slightly towards the tip. Tabby markings were black over a silver agouti ground and were very clear on the head and face but it was harder to see any spine lines down his back although he had a clear butterfly over the shoulders and good barring on the legs. Show manners were good and he was a cat with a gentle nature.
4 Milligan’s CH JULESCOON FLASHY JACK
A silver tabby and white boy aged one year and a half. Good body length with a rectangular trunk shape which was very muscular and solid. Long neck and a square shaped rump. Substantial legs which had good boning and had large paws that were tufted. Head of medium length which had moderately high cheek bones and a firm chin and a level bite. The muzzle was fairly square and could have been stronger but was well spotted. The nose was of uniform width and had a shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge and a full pink nose leather. Huge rounded eyes had strong spectacles and a slightly oblique setting with greenish yellow eye colour. The ears were tall and pointed and sat upright on the head with silvery tufts, pale shorter ear feathers and were open at the base. The coat was of medium length and was shorter on the upper parts of the body and shaggy on the trunk and belly. It had clear tabby markings of black over a silver agouti ground which contrasted well and had a shiny topcoat. The tail was well furnished, flowing and of a good length reaching towards the shoulders and tapered slightly towards the tip.
AV Persian/ SLH Visitor’s Adult Female
A large class full of quality cats and not enough awards to hand out.
1 Smith’s CEDARSWAMPS LULU
A delightful chinchilla girl who was not yet two years old and who had lovely type. Body shape was very cobby with a rounded rump and set low on short thick legs with short rounded paws that had black paw pads. Excellent head type which was broad and had neat ears that were set well apart with lovely long silver ear feathers. Beautiful fully round eyes that were very large, rimmed with black and had excellent blue green colour and a delightful sweet expression. Short snub nose had a good stop and a bright pink nose leather edged with black. The chin was white and was deep and balanced the upper part of the face and she had full cheeks, well rounded with a broad muzzle and a scissor bite. The coat was very long and full with a lovely frill framing her face and fluffy trousers. The tail was short and very bushy. The coat was very lightly tipped with black over the head, back and tail and was evenly distributed throughout and only very slightly heavier over the flanks. It was in excellent condition and gave her a sparkling silvery appearance. Her bib and stomach were pure white and she had a pure white undercoat that was very soft. A charming girl who was groomed perfectly to the last hair and who is very promising.
2 Kilmartin’s NITERAP MARMAZETTE
An impressive classic silver and tabby and white maine coon girl who is now eleven months of age. Very pretty young lady who is still developing and has not yet reached her full potential. Body shape was not yet fully grown but already long and well muscled, firm and of solid weight. Good chest width, elegant neck and with a trunk that was fairly rectangular in shape ending with a square shaped rump. The legs were strong and had good boning with large rounded well feathered, silvery tufted paws. Body was well clothed with a dense coat that was short over the head and neck and longer over the trunk regions and had a glossy topcoat with a well developed white frontal ruff. The tabby markings were very clear and were a dense black over a silvery agouti ground. She had a medium length head with tall ears sited well on top that had pointed tips and were wide open at the base and had short silvery ear tufts and pale ear feathers. Her nose was of uniform width, was pure white and had a shallow curve at the nasal bridge and a fully formed pink and black nose leather. Large round eyes with yellowish green colour were spectacled, set far apart and had a slightly oblique setting in the face and a pleasing friendly expression. The muzzle was white, well developed and very square and had fat whisker pads. The cheeks were developing high cheek bones and she had a firm balanced chin and a level bite. Tabby markings on the upper face were very clear and the body had a strong butterfly on the shoulders, oysters on the flanks, lines down her sides and good barring on the legs although the spine lines down her back were a little diffuse but present. A long tail that was well furnished reached just to the shoulders and had clear tabby rings. Her bib and underside were pure white and she had white socks on all four feet. A friendly cat with a lovely outgoing temperament who enjoyed being noticed and who was well presented.
3 Doble’s BULLAMOOR POENIEROSE
A very lovely tortie birman girl that I have admired before and I have not changed my opinion of her. She has good birman type with a well grown body of large size of good length and weight for a female. Solid and firm, she had medium height well muscled legs that had short strong rounded paws. Pleasing shaped head which was rounded and broad with ears of medium size sited well on top. Correct slight dip to profile in the medium length nose which had a black and pink nose leather. Lovely eye shape that was almost round and had mid blue eye colour that could have been deeper. A firm muzzle with full rounded cheeks and a firm slightly tapered chi with a level bite. Her face had good tortie colouring on the mask which was well formed and was seal brown with shades of red visible on the face and ears. A clear blaze of half red and half seal brown ran along her nose and the points on all four legs had tortie pattern visible. She had a lovely long full coat of pale fawn which contrasted well with the points and was very soft and silky in with a full ruff around the neck and framing her face and with slightly curly texture on her underside. The tail balanced the body and was of medium length, very bushy and had tortie colours visible. Foot markings were pure white. The gloves were matching but slightly scalloped on the upper surface but one glove was slightly longer on the underside. The socks were matching and covered the entire foot and the gauntlets were wide, of equal lengths but one was slightly more pointed and almost reaching to the hock. A very lovely girl with a very pleasing nature who was a poppet to handle and who was beautifully presented.
4 Forbes’s WEESAM’S PANDORA
AC Persian Junior Neuter
1 Campbell’s DEDANNAN BLUE BOY BLUE
A blue exotic boy with strong solid physique who is nearly a year and a half old. Chunky solid body shape which was cobby with a thick short neck and a broad chest with a well rounded rump set on short stocky legs. Rounded head of good width with well spaced ears that could have been a little neater and a little open at present. The nose was very short with a very strong stop and a very small blue nose leather and small nasal openings. Well rounded eyes that were large and bold had good orange colour. Fat chubby cheeks, a wide muzzle, a deep chin and a not quite level bite. The coat was in excellent shape being dense and felt very thick and plush and was a dark shade of blue. The tail was short and very thick and shaped like a truncheon. Good show manners when handled.
2 Gibb’s BARNMOUR ROMEOATSUNSTORM
A cobby blue silver tabby exotic boy just over a year old. Body of good size and solid feel with good boning supported on short thick legs. Rounded head shape that was wide and had neat ears sited far apart. The eyes were not appearing fully round and were slightly oval in shape and had orange eye colour and were spaced far apart. Nose was very short with an extremely strong stop, a very small blue nose leather with tiny nostrils that I would liked to be larger and more open. The cheeks were full and rounded and he had a strong chin and a scissor bite. The coat texture was good, being dense and plush and was a rather dark shade of blue overlying a pale silvery blue ground. Tabby markings were visible on the head but hard to see on the body although tummy spots were seen. The tail was short and thick and balanced the body length and had clear tabby rings. A well mannered exhibit who handled easily.
AC Persian Senior Neuter
1 McPherson’s GR CH POLLYSTAR NEW YORK PLAYBOY
A very handsome red self boy who was over five and a half years old. He had a massive body with excellent physique being very cobby in shape with a thick short neck, broad chest and a well rounded rump set on short tree trunk legs that had huge tufted paws. Very broad top of head with well placed ears of small size. Huge round eyes that had fabulous deep copper colour and lovely bold expression. Short nose that was broad and had a strong stop and a full pink nose leather Fat chubby cheeks, a broad muzzle and a strong deep chin with a good scissor bite. The coat was very long and full and had a soft texture and was a rich shade of red. The tail was short and very fluffy. A lovely friendly cat who was well presented and happy to be handled.
2 Carmichael’s PR JUSCARI EMLYN
Large solid well built golden boy who is almost four and a half years old. Cobby body set low on the legs which were strong and short. Good head width with fairly neat feathered ears placed on top. Large eyes of round shape had good blue green colour and showing dark eye liner. Medium length nose had a shallow nose break and a full deep pink nose leather edged with brown. Broad muzzle with fairly full cheeks and a good scissor bite. The coat was very long and full and was a warm golden shade with an apricot to gold undercoat and was lightly tipped with seal brown which was darker and denser over the back and tail. The chin, ear feathers and tummy areas were a pale shade of apricot and he had shading on the legs and the back of his legs from paw to heel were a solid seal brown and had seal brown paw pads. Today he was quite happy to be handled and was well prepared.
AV SLH Neuter
1 Delaney’s COONTIPS PHOENIX FIREFLY
A very lovely classic red tabby and white maine coon boy just over a year old and who had an excellent physique being well grown with a solid rectangular body shape of large size and excellent boning and well muscled strong legs. Chest with good width, a moderately long neck and a well squared rump. The paws were all white and had very long white ear feathers. Medium length head of correct proportions with very tall pointed ears sited on the head that had lovely long ear tufts and good pale feathers and open at the base. The eyes were well spaced apart, with good orange eye colour and were large, rounded, spectacled and had a slightly oblique setting in the face. Correct profile which had a shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge in a nose of uniform width which had a well formed pink nose leather. The muzzle was very square with good whisker pads and showing tabby spots on the left hand side of the face. High cheek bones with full cheeks , a strong chin and a good level bite. The coat was short on the head and neck and was shaggy on the legs and tummy with a glossy top coat. The bib and underside were pure white and all four feet had white socks. The tail was very long, reaching well to the shoulders and had good tabby rings. Coat pattern was classic having rich markings of red overlying a bright apricot ground colour and were clearly visible on the head and shoulders but his back was a little solid red . A promising cat with good show presence.
2 Scheepstra’s CATSROOL LUCY LU
An attractive seal point mitted ragdoll who was just newly nine months old. Well grown girl with good boning and strong legs with large paws that were well tufted. Head had a flat plane with well spaced ears of medium size. Nice retrousee nose which had a slight dip in profile. The muzzle was filling out and she had a firm white chin and a level bite. Lovely large eyes with the deepest blue colour and a delightful expression. The coat was slightly shady but was very soft and silky with a lovely texture. The bib and chest were a clean white and she had long white socks and lovely level gloves. The points were a good seal brown that were well matching on all the points. The mask was full and she had she had a long fluffy tail in proportion to the body length.
3 Davidson’s PR SUVICOON BLUEBERRY MUFFIN
A three year old blue cream tabby maine coon girl with good type. Long rectangular body shape that was firm and well muscled with a long neck, a broad chest and a square shaped rump. Strong legs with large paws that had short tufts. Long shaped head with ears that were set far apart which could have been taller and sitting more proud and well open at the base. Very short ear tufts and pale ear feathers. Greenish yellow eyes were large and rounded and displayed clear spectacles with a slight oblique setting in the face. Cheeks with good width and the nose was of uniform width and had a shallow concave curve at the nasal bridge. The muzzle was deep but could have been more square. Her white chin was firm and she had a good level bite. Good coat length over the trunk region covering the breeches and back but shorter over the head and neck although she had a good ruff over the shoulders. The coat was showing blue and cream intermingled but tabby markings were a little diffuse. The tail was of good length and was well furnished, flowing with a slightly tapering tip. A large fatty growth was noted on her underside between her rear legs which I understand had been reported to the duty vet and was considered not to be a problem..
AV Persian /SLH Kitten
1 Niven’s NOREXOTIKATTS BOBISOK EIVA
A seven month old silver tabby and white Norwegian forest cat with lovely type who I have had the pleasure of meeting before. She has all the attributes a norwegian cat should have. Body size was good, being large, long, firm, with good boning and correct shape supported on strong legs with higher set hind limbs. All four feet had white paws and were well tufted. Well developed neck and a deep shaped chest. Head type was good being triangular shaped and had a truly straight profile that had a pink nose leather edged with black and a slightly rounded forehead. Good face with large ears, tall, pointed, set well apart, in line with the sides of the head, open at the base and displaying silvery tufts. Strong balanced chin with a good level bite. The amber eyes were oval in shape and were of large size, obliquely set and having a lovely expression. A long coat with a woolly undercoat was soft had a glossy topcoat and clothed her back, sides and flanks. She had a full shirt front and a fully formed silvery ruff and knickerbockers and a lovely long tail that was well furnished and reaching easily to the shoulders. Tabby pattern was very distinct on the head and face with black markings overlying a silver agouti ground but were a little diffuse over the body due to the length of coat. A delightful girl with a gentle and friendly nature.
2 Niven’s NOREXOTIKATTS FIFI SHAMROCK
A five month old red silver tabby exotic kitten with good type and having a pleasing cobby body shape that was solid, firm and set on short sturdy legs. Well rounded head of good width which had small rounded well set ears. The nose was very short with a strong stop and a small pink nose leather that had good nasal openings. Fat cheeks firm deep chin and a muzzle that was developing well with a good level bite. Lovely large round bush baby eyes had muddy eye colour that was still developing and should be a rich copper shade later. She had a perfect exotic coat which was very dense and plush with a lovely thick velvety texture and was a rich red shade overlying a paler red silvery ground. The tabby pattern contrasted well with the ground colour and was very distinct over the head and body with a pattern was that of a spotted tabby showing clear spots on her sides and flanks. A very sweet kitten who was very friendly and playful and who was enjoying attention from us.
3 Fletcher’s DRAGONMAINE FIRETHROAT
A six month old classic red tabby maine coon kitten who had a very well grown body for his age being very long in shape and rectangular. The rump was very square and the legs were well boned, muscular with well tufted paws of large size. Medium length head had tall ears that were pointed and had long ear tufts and paler ear feathers set high on the head showing clear thumb prints. The cheeks were fairly full with high cheek bones and the muzzle was very square and showing spotted whisker pads. The nose had uniform width and had a slight dip in profile at the nasal bridge with a full pink nose leather. A pale coloured chin was firm and balanced the upper face and the bite was level. Large eyes that were rounded in shape had a slight oblique setting and were a lovely orange shade with a pleasing bright expression and showing clear pink spectacles. The coat was short over the head with a ruff starting to develop and was a little longer over the trunk region. It was of a soft texture with a glossy top coat and had rich red tabby markings over a paler apricot ground. Tabby markings were good on the head and he had a strong butterfly over the shoulders. The trunk showed clear oysters on the flanks while his back was a little solid red and not showing unbroken clear spine lines at present. The tail was long full and flowing being well furnished and tapering slightly towards the tip. A promising boy who was well presented.
AV Persian / SLH Neuter
1 Dembski’s IGR CH and PR LINDENLEA VANILLA
2 Chalmer’s CATSROOL MULAN
Unfortunately, when we reached this girl she refused to be handled and was very upset and so was left so as to stop her spoiling her chances at future shows. A blue pointed bicolour ragdoll who had very sweet features with good head width with what appeared to be a flat plane. Medium ears with rounded tips were sited well on the head and she had a medium length nose with a slight dip in profile and a good retrousee tip. Large eyes had mid blue eye colour and her cheeks were fairly full, the chin was firm but the bite was not seen. I hope that she calms down in future as she seemed to have good type.
AV Persian /SLH Adult Bred in Scotland
1 Forbes’s CH WEESAM’S ABBI
A very lovely brown tabby Norwegian forest cat with a gentle and elegant demeanour . She is so sweet and cuddly that on temperament alone she is a winner! However, she had good type with maturity, being nearly three years of age and is well grown with a large, muscular body of good length with a deep chest and a strong neck supported on well muscled legs. Hind legs were giving greater height to the lower back and with strong rounded paws that were well tufted. Correct triangular shaped face with good head width and a slightly rounded forehead. Excellent straight profile with a full pink nose leather outlined with seal brown. Lovely expressive eyes which were large and oval shaped with an oblique setting in the face and which had blue green eye colour. The chin was firm and balanced and she had a good level bite. Tall wide open ears were set high and far apart on the head and had ear tufts. Her coat was fairly long with a woolly undercoat , covered in a smooth glossy topcoat showing clear brown tabby markings that was a little brindled in places. She had a ruff and knickerbockers and her tail was long and bushy reaching well to the shoulders. A very elegant girl with plenty of presence who was well prepared.
2 Miskelly’s GLENDAVAN MISS-DEFY
A seal tabbypointed ragdoll who was ten months old who had good type. She was of a large size for her age and was well grown with strong legs of medium height that had well rounded paws with feathers. Head shape was good with a flat top and medium size ears that were spaced well apart and showing faint thumb prints. Large eyes had beautiful deep blue eye colour and lovely expression and showing pale tabby spectacles. The nose had a shallow dip in profile and had a good retroussee tip with a pink nose leather. A firm chin and a level bite with full cheek width and a well spotted muzzle. The coat was in good condition and was very soft with a silky texture but not very long. The points had good tabby markings especially on the head and legs and the tail was of medium length , fluffy and showing clear tabby rings. A girl with a lovely sweet nature who was a pleasure to handle and who was well presented.
3 Hunter’s CALEYCOON LOGAN’S RUN
A classic cream tabby maine coon who was just over a year and a half. A handsome boy with good type and having an elongated rectangular shape of great length with a square rump, thick neck and good chest width. The legs were tall and strong and had well rounded large tufted paws. Head of medium length with good cheek bones and well filled cheeks. The chin was deep, firm and balanced and he had a level bite with a muzzle that was very square with fat whisker pads. Tall ears were positioned on his head that were pointed, sitting high and had long ear tufts and pale ear feathers and were open at the base. The nose has a slight dip at the nasal bridge and was of uniform width with a pink nose leather. Yellowish eyes were large and round in shape and were set slightly oblique and had pale spectacles. The coat was soft and fairly short on the head and neck but longer on his trunk and rump and with a good ruff developing and his topcoat was glossy. The coat was a warm shade of cream with faint tabby markings which were not easy to see everywhere on account of the paleness of coat but was clearer on the head and face. The tail was very long and full and tapered a little towards a light tip. A boy with plenty of presence who was well presented.
4 Niven’s GR CH NOREXOTIKATTS CASPERCAROT
AV Persian / SLH Kitten Bred in Scotland
1 Niven’s NOREXOTIKATTS BOBISOK EIVA
2 Niven’s NOREXOTIKATTS FIFI SHAMROK
3 Fletcher’s DRAGONMAINE FIRETHROAT
AV Persian / SLH Neuter Bred in Scotland
1 Coleman’s GR PR SKOTSKATT BRUNHILDE
An impressive white Norwegian forest cat with excellent physique, well grown, solid with an elegant neck and with good boning and well muscled hind legs set high. Very pleasing head type with a well shape triangular head and a rounded forehead. Very good profile with a straight nose that had no stop and with a full pink nose leather. Oval shaped eyes that were large and set oblique had yellow green eye colour. Her tall ears were pointed and sitting high on the head and had lovely ear tufts. The chin was deep and she had a level bite. The coat was very full and long and was pure white and had a woolly undercoat and covered her frame with a ruff and fluffy knickerbockers. A girl shown in good show condition and who was very well presented
. 2 McPherson’s GR CH POLLYSTAR NEW YORK PLAYBOY
3 C armichael’s PR JUSCAR EMLYN
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