GCCF Judge Show Critiques - Craig Dryden - Tabby Point Sia Prog Breeders CC 2008
Written by Neil
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Tabby Point Siamese and Progressive Breeders CC 27/09/08
Mr Craig Dryden
Thank you to Harry and the Committee for the invitation to this show I thoroughly enjoyed my Day, also a huge thank you to Lisa Aggett for stewarding for me, I look forward to the next time. Thank you also to Judy Le Marchant for taking back to the airport, I thoroughly enjoyed our discussion.
Seal Kitten (Female) 1 entry
2nd (1st & BOB W/H) Ridgeway’s Hartzie Galaxyof Stars - 24-Female– 22/04/08
Rather a Dainty and Lightweight young lady for 5 months: she has good type with a shorter wedge head with slight dip in profile; good top of head with large ears wide at base. When I came to check her bite I noticed she could not close her jaw and the front teeth slightly misaligned i did note that she had double canines to the left and she was clearly teething I did call the Duty vet who confirmed that her bite was Misaligned and maloccluded . Her Eye shape was rather rounded but when relaxed these where a more oriental shape and were an excellent deep bright blue, she had a long slender body that ideally could have had more weight but if she was having trouble with her teeth i can imagine eating would have been difficult. She had dainty paws and slender limbs with a good length tail to balance; her points colour was a dense warm seal brown with correct seal stockings and well matched. She had seal brown pads and nose leather; her coat was a bit dry and open but was a warm cream if slightly long. I was sorry to withhold the 1st and BOB but i felt it necessary in accordance with the SOP and hope she has finished teething and is much more comfortable.
Tabby Point Kitten (Male) 1 entry
1st Jakeman’s Shermese Thelonious – 32/2 - Male – 16/05/08
Long Elegant boy of very good type; longer slightly pinched wedge head wide top and large well set ears with good width at base, profile shows a slight dip; he has a firm chin and level bite. His eyes are a mite straight set and were of an acceptable colour but I would prefer a deeper colour. He has a long elegant body of good size with long legs showing bracelets and oval paws he had a long tail showing 5 rings. His points were of a Darker blue this was cool toned in the excellent natural light in the hall his coat was clear from shading though could have shown more glacial tones. He was excellently presented and was in lovely condition
Tabby Point Kitten (Female) 2 Entries
1st BOB Richards Debikat Gracie-Mae - 32/1 – Female – 02/04/08
Stylish young miss of excellent type with medium wedge head with lovely wide tope and large flared ears, straight profile with firm chin and level bite, gorgeous eyes of lovely colour and set; long muscular body with dainty limbs and feet; long ringed tail to balance. Her points were of a dark warm seal with cream body showing light shading; she had lovely double cheek ribbons with correct M and thumb prints evident together with leg bracelets and 4 tail rings. Her pads and leather were of a seal brown, she had a short close coat of lovely coat texture. Overall a Lovely girl of excellent type and confident of her worth. Congratulations on Winning Best Siamese Kitten in Show.
2nd Stewart’s Barbecco Lillibet 32/5 – Female – 22/03/08
Another stylish girl of very good type with a slightly serious expression but soon relaxed when we handled her, shorter medium length wedge head with wide tope and large flared ears that ideally could have had more width at base. Straight profile and level bite with firm chin; lovely eyes for shape and colour but slightly straight set giving her as mentioned a serious look stylish long body with long limbs and dainty paws, she also has a long tail with invisible kink at the tip. Her points were of a lovely bright red with tabby markings developing M was well defined and showing faint thumb prints, ribbons developing as with tail rings I counted 4, bracelets were just starting to develop. A pretty girl well presented in excellent condition.
AOC Siamese Adult not bred by Exhibitor 1 Entry
1st Bowles-Gowdy’s Gr Ch Tintally Mafdet-Esquire - 24n – 24/12/05
Flashy Eye Catching Gentleman of Excellent Type, longer strong wedge head with roman profile and gorgeous topline set with wide angled flared ears very open at base. Firm chin and untidy bite that looks level although there are now no bottom incisors and the bite I could accept as level. Glorious eyes of the most beautiful deep blue colour; with a lovely oriental setting giving him a very haughty look that I love. Firm stylish Body well muscled and toned. Long tail to balance. Correct Purplish blue pads and nose leather; He displays very dark blue based caramel points all well developed on all extremities showing just enough contrast as he is heavily shaded and it is creeping up the back of his neck. The texture of his coat was excellent and close lying and he was in superb condition with the most wonderful laid back temperament. I could have smuggled him home.
AV Novice Adult 2 Entries
1st Worthy’s OOPSEEIDEE ASPOTOVWIZADRY 38K (Male) – 24/07/07
A Huge Tense Boy of Good type and Style Just really needing to relax and have a bit more self belief. Longer wedge head slightly narrow at the top with straight profile and scissor over bite, firm chin. Large ears that ideally could have more width between and have been wider at base, he has slightly deep set eyes of a good shape and a bright green colour. Long elegant body well muscled and firm with a long well ringed tail. His pattern I found interesting! The spots were fairly linked and were quite sound though he showed enough contrast between ground colour and pattern was quite diffuse. He had a broken spine line and double cheek ribbons together with correct M and thumb prints, he had a spotted tummy and this was all in a warm cinnamon brown with a light cinnamon ground. An attractive boy who I felt was let down by his lack of distinct spotting.
2nd Northfields ADVISH LOVEINAMIST 37A (Female) – 19/05/06
Well Developed girl of good type she has a shorter strong wedge with large ears requiring more flare, straight profile and firm chin with a level but very untidy bite. Eyes were a good green colour that at times she could hold a little wide medium length slightly plump body that lacked a little elegance with dainty legs and feet, tail to balance. She was a very dark blue that was mainly sound but showed a very uneven surface colour giving a salt and pepper effect, she also showed a large amount of silver tipping to her head and shoulders. A sweet girl with some colour faults at present.
AV Novice Kitten 9 Entries 1 Absent
1st Bowles- Gowdy’s MAFDET ULTRAVIOLET 32b8 (Female) 23/05/08
Gorgeous Spidery baby of Exquisite type, she has a shorter strong wedge head with very wide top and huge well set butterfly ears slight dip to profile and her nose overshoots her chin at the moment when viewed in profile, her bite was untidy and was obviously teething so gave the benefit of the doubt on an otherwise excellent kitten, she has lovely oriental shape eyes of very good deep blue, well covered body with dainty limbs and tiny spoon feet long string like tail to balance, very good brownish grey, lilac based caramel points all well broken with apricot. Pads and nose leather all in pinkish grey. Overall a lovely girl just a baby as yet but showing promise.
2nd Jakeman’s SHERMESE THELONIOUS 32/2 Male 16/05/08
3rd Cherry’s ZEPPELIN CIATRA TZARINA 24K female 27/04/08
Very Nice type to this young lady with a strong medium length wedge head showing slight pinch broad top with large well set ears; profile shows a slight dip and she has a firm chin and level bite. Her eyes she held wide until she settled down and they were a bright blue but really lacked density and could have been deeper. She had a long muscular body and was very well grown and muscled for her age. She did have the most beautiful coat of very smooth texture very close lying and excellent length totally unshaded. Her points were of a rich cinnamon with a warm cinnamon nose leather and pinkish cinnamon pads the points were well developed and matched she also had a long tail to balance. An elegant lady let down somewhat by her eye colour.
Extra 3rd Hutchison’ Syntax Syriana 32b7 - Female 06/04/08
Strong Well Grown girl of good type; shorter broad wedge head with large ears of acceptable set that could ideally have more width between straight profile and firm chin and level bite. She has slightly wide eyes that could be more oriental in shape and setting that were of a paler blue than preferred. Good length strong body with elegant limbs and dainty feet good length whip tail to balance. She has well developed cinnamon tortie points with a good rich spicy tone and all well broken with varying shades of red, she has a very attractive nasal blaze that added to her appeal. She too had a gorgeous texture coat of excellent length and of a lovely ivory colour unshaded. Her nose leather and pads were a warm pinkish cinnamon. A Lovely inquisitive girl with very attractive mingling and colour.
4th Stewart’s Barbecco Lillibet 32/5 – Female – 22/03/08
Extra 4th Ellis’s ROUJASMA RED ADMIRAL 62 20D Male – 22/03/08
Large young man of good type and a striking rich red colour, He has a shorter strong wedge head that is slightly narrow at the top and his large ears could do with more width between straight profile and lovely fat nose level bite and firm chin. His eyes were a good shape but sadly were an amber colour with only a hint of green to the outer rim hence his placing, he has a long strong well developed body with large slightly heavy legs and huge feet (typical of the OLH) and I personally find very attractive but it does detract from the elegance that this breed should have.He had a short plume that ideally could have done with a couple of inches. He had a rich red colour with a paler red ground he displayed the correct M and Facial tracings with cheek ribbons and eye tracings; there was I noted quite a lot of white around his muzzle and whisker pads and I would not want to see this extending any further! His body markings though diffused were visible he had a spotted pattern discernable and this was even on both sides with a rather solid spineline as yet and spots on the main part of his torso that were mainly sound his tail was ringed and you could see these when the tail was shaken out. His coat is developing length and he has a good plume and knickerbockers and along his tummy with whispy ear muffs and fronds developing. He is 6 months old and it was of an acceptable length for his age, he also had matching pink paw pads and nose leather. A Handsome young man let down by eye colour today and short tail.
Haggar’s SOLARUS NIRAN CHAO-FAH – 29 - Male - 08/06/08
Tiny little mite of 15 weeks very much a baby and it showed short wedge head with as yet a narrow top and ears that need more width between slight dip to his profile with a level bight and firm chin, good shape eyes of a bright green, kitten body with fat tummy and tiny little oval paws and robust legs with pinkish chocolate pads and nose leather with a long string like tail that did show ghost rings. He has a sparse darker brown coat that was difficult to see if there were warm tones as you could see his skin through this I did note that the ghost markings on has body and tail where of a classic pattern with oyster discernable and wide tail rings he had a charming nature and was in excellent condition just very young and it showed.
Smiths MOUSTACHES ASTRE L’AZURE 37a Female 17/06/08
Rather a nervous young lady who did not show herself, but well grown and developed for age;shorter broad wedge head with a slightly narrow top and large ears requiring more width straight profile and firm chin with level bite. Eyes slightly wide although they were better when she relaxed she was very worried and had worry lines above her eyes. They were of a good green colour. Firm body and long elegant legs with dainty oval paws she displayed a very dark blue coat that was mainly sound and of the most gorgeous texture and was gleaming like satin her nose leather and pads were a dark blue also. A sweet natured lady who I hope will relax at her next show excellently presented.
AOC Siamese Neuter not bred by Exhibitor 2 Entries 1 Absent
1 Muir Taylor’s Gr Pr Glenthorne Eurwyn MN 32C 07/06/06
Huge elegant boy of lovely type and style long strong head showing slight pinch, wide tope and large well set ears wide at base almost straight profile with firm chin, rather a messy bite but acceptable and cute freckle on nose. Excellent eye shape of excellent deep bright blue well set following the line of his ears long stylish body with long elegant limbs and dainty feet for a boy. Long whip tail to balance. His points all matched and were of a dark slightly warm cream that did display a good powdered effect smooth coat slightly long. Pads and nose all of pink colour. He has a pathetic voice for such a big boy and if only he would relax and enjoy our cuddle he seemed far more interested in lying on his bed!!! A Handsome boy of excellent type show to perfection
AV LIMIT NEUTER
1st Mays PALANTIR SNOWSTRIPE 48N MN 02/11/07
Very Stylish elegant boy of excellent type long balanced wedge head slightly narrow top with large ears of good set. Straight profile, firm chin and level bite with lovely green eyes that were for me slightly deep set. Very long elegant body with lengthy limbs and the longest tail I saw today. He displays well over the minimum 30% white to an excellent brownish grey, lilac based caramel colour with some evidence of metallic sheen on head and behind ears. He does show some ghost patterning to his body and it is not as sound in places as I would like but this is made up for by the excellent shortness of his coat and the satin like texture. He shows white to his face throat and stomach with all four white paws a solid saddle of caramel also shows two white hip spots the right spot being larger. A little spot of white on upper back and a white splodge on his left ear. He did display minimal feathering separating white and colour.His nose leather and pads were of a brownish grey. An extremely striking boy with a lovely temperament shown beautifully.
2nd Booth and Sheward’s INAZUMA MYSTERYOS STRANGER 29 14/04/05
Huge strong boy of good type shorter broad wedge head with good top and large ears that ideally need to be larger to balance his head. Straight profile and firm chin with level bite. His eyes were too rounded and needed to be more oriental in setting although they were a good bright green. Long body well grown with elegant limbs and oval paws long tail with slight pip at the tip. Warm dark chestnut coloured coat with some scattered white hairs on back of neck and shoulders. Slightly unsound on torso. The coat itself was a good texture and was smooth lying but could have been shorter excellent presentation and condition.