GCCF Judge Critique - Sally Tokens - Wiltshire District Cat Club Show 2011
Written by Neil
Thursday, 28 July 2011
WILTSHIRE AND DISTRICT CAT CLUB SHOW – 2.7.11
Mrs Sally Tokens
A huge thank you to Elaine, Jackie and the team for another friendly well run show. The hospitality was excellent and I had a superb day. Many thanks for the gift it is much appreciated. Special thank you to Irene Roos who as always handles the cats with great care and is a pleasure to work with, looking forward to the next time.
IMPERIAL – GRAND CHAMPION MALE;
IMP GR CC; Smith GR CH SHOU STARLIGHT blue tabby lad of just over four years old. Short cobby body set low on the legs. Small ears which are very well placed. Skull nicely rounded. Cheeks full and round. Large eyes of a nice orange colouring. Short broad nose and an acceptable bite. Coat long and full with a very good undercoat. Soft blue colouring with stronger blue markings which are visible to the sides. Butterfly can be seen with the oysters a little diffused by the length of coat. Tail short and well furnished.
RES IMP GR; Emery GR CH SWINGLETREE ANDY PANDY blue colourpoint lad of nearly three years old. A very nervous lad and very much a wriggler. Lovely bone structure and very good weight. Ears well set and small in size. Skull nicely formed. Cheeks of a very good width. Short broad nose. Level bite. Round eyes of a medium blue colouring. Acceptable bite. Clear body coat which was soft in texture and well groomed. All the points are nicely matched with just some lighter areas on the muzzle of the mask. Tail short and very well covered.
IMPERIAL – GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE;
IMP GR CC; Jenkins GR CH LOMORAS PANACHE tortie and white female of three years old. Very nicely developed bone structure and good weight. Ears well positioned and tiny in size. Skull nicely rounded. Cheeks full and round. Large open eyes of a very good orange colour. Short nose with a lovely break and good size leather and nostrils. Level bite. Coat long and full and predominately white which was gleaming and groomed to perfection. Coloured areas to the back left and front right limbs. One black and two red patches to the head and two or three red with one black patch to the back. Coat long and full and soft to touch. Tail very well patched and short in length.
RES IMP GR CC; Fairbanks GR CH SHEERIAMOR BECHABYGOLLYWOW tortie and white girl not yet two years old. Nice bone and good weight with quite a sleek body. Ears well positioned and just a touch open at the base. Skull nicely formed. Eyes large and open and of a good orange colour. Short broad nose. Level bite. Nice width to the cheeks. Front right limb is solid white. Full white collar. White on the upper lips. Tiny black patch on the right ear. Large red patch to the back surrounded by smaller red and black patches. Tail showing both colours and is nicely furnished.
IMPERIAL – AV SLH GR CH ADULT MALE;
IMP GR CC; Handy GR CH SONNY BLUE TANIS orange eyed white Norwegian forest lad of nearly two years old. A very strong boy with well developed bone and lovely substance. Super length to the body and standing taller on the back legs. Ears of a medium size and well set. Triangular head shape which is equilateral. Long straight profile. Eyes of an oval shape and the colour is not very strong. Level bite. Semi long hair coat which has a small amount of undercoat and clean and white. Groomed beautifully and free from any staining. Some coarse texture can be felt on the shoulders and along the spine with the flanks just feeling a touch softer today. Missing his shirt front but does has some small knickerbockers. Tail just reaching to the shoulder blades and is well furnished.
IMPERIAL – AV SLH GR CH ADULT FEMALE;
IMP GR CC; Whitmarsh GR CH MABALAKAT HELPME RHONDDA brown classic tabby and white girl of three years old. A very impressive lady who is a wonderful example of the breed. Excellent bone with huge feet and very good substance. A real presence around this lass and a superb temperament. Large ears which are set quite high with a good width at the base. Cheeks fairly full with high set cheek bones. Eyes with a slightly oblique aperture and set and green in colour. Slight concave curve at the nasal bridge. Square muzzle and a level bite. Nice breadth and depth to the chin. Dripping in coat which has a soft top coat and some undercoat present and showing varying lengths. Ruff to frame the face. Tail reaching the shoulders with profuse and flowing fur. White to the paws and chest. Very warm ground colour with strong black markings.
RES IMP GR CC; Mansell GR CH FORESTMIST SANARI blue silver tabby and white Norwegian girl of nearly two years old. Another very impressive female with such a wonderful coat texture and lovely type, she was a real contender for the grand. Very nice Norwegian stance and excellent bone with very good weight. Super length to the body. Ears of a medium size which are set quite high and open with small tufts. Well set eyes and a deep green in colour. Profile straight and the head forming an equilateral triangle. Level bite. Coarse texture to the top coat with a very good undercoat. White to the paws and tummy. Well marked m to the forehead and spotted whisker pads. Shirt front and very full knickerbockers. Tail reaches to just beyond the shoulders and is very nicely furnished.
GRAND CLASS – AC BIRMAN PREMIER NEUTER MALE;
GR PC; Bridge PR TISANTI FIREOF PHOENIX red lad of just over three years old and a very well developed boy with excellent strength to the bone and good weight. Strong legs with large rounded paws and showing the odd tuft. Medium size ears which are well positioned. Cheeks full and the muzzle well formed. Eyes almost round and of a very good blue colour. Slight dip to the profile. Coat of a very good length with hardly any shading and a very good undercoat. Scalloped gloves. Socks evenly matched. Gauntlets broad and even in length. Tail well furnished and just a touch short in length. Rich red to all the points which were all pretty evenly matched.
GRAND CLASS – AC BIRMAN PREMIER NEUTER FEMALE;
GR PC; Lee UK IGR CH & PR KLASSYKLOGS KALEMYOKO KO seal female who is coming up to nine years old. Well developed female with super bone and weight. Medium size ears which are nicely set. Very good width to the cheeks and a well formed muzzle. Eyes of an almost round shape and showing a very good blue colouring considering her age. Level bite. Slight dip in profile. Front left marking reaches the stopper pad but does not go past. Scalloped gloves. Socks evenly matched. Gauntlets equal in length and breadth. Full coat with a nice depth of undercoat and silken texture. A small amount of shading, but strong seal brown points all very well matched in the depth of colour. Tail lightly covered and reaching the shoulders.
RES GR PC; Parbutt PR KRAZIKLAUS KANDY KANE blue cream girl of not quite two years old. Super strong bone and very good weight. Well positioned ears of a medium size. Lovely width to the cheeks. Medium blue colouring to the eyes which are almost round in shape. Level bite. Slight dip in the profile which can be felt because of the colouring to her nose it does not do her profile any favours, but it does comply to the standard. Clear body coat which is soft to touch and with a small amount of undercoat. Nose half blue and half cream. Both colours to all the limbs. Well matched gloves. Socks a touch high but level. Gauntlets of a nice length and breadth. Tail well furnished and balances with the body.
RED SELF KITTEN;
1 & BOB Wilson FIRANTY STARBUCKS eight months old and a whopping lad. Excellent strength of bone and wonderful weight. Short cobby body set low on the legs. Sturdy legs with large rounded paws and some tufts. Tiny ears which are well positioned. Skull very well rounded. Cheeks full and round. Large open eyes of a deep copper colouring. Short broad nose with a break. Level bite. Coat long and full and sound to the roots. Medium red and in colour and very well groomed. Short full brush. Temperament to die for and a real sweetie.
BROWN OR BLUE TABBY MAINE COON ADULT MALE;
CC withheld 1 Watt COONSRUS ARTILLA THE HUNN brown classic lad only just nine months old. A super large lad with very good bone and weight for his age. Rectangular body shape. Large ears which are set quite high with a good width apart and bearing long tufts. Cheeks with high set cheek bones but I would prefer more width to them. My reason for withholding was the very shallow profile, just about a dip but not having a slight concave curve. Square muzzle also lacking today. Nice depth to the chin but I would like a little more breadth. Eyes of a slightly oblique aperture and set and green colouring. Level bite. Coat having a soft top coat and some undercoat. Very good classic pattern with a well marked butterfly and oysters to the flanks. Tail with profuse and flowing fur and reaching the shoulder blades, bearing the odd ring. Well marked m to the forehead and lines from the corner of the eyes across the cheeks.
BROWN OR BLUE TABBY MAINE COON ADULT FEMALE;
CC withheld 1 Whitmarsh COONFLAKES KERRI KATONA brown mackerel tabby girl of nearly a year old. Still developing and having nice bone and adequate weight. Long tufts to large ears which are set quite high and a nice width apart. Very narrow in the cheeks at the present time with high set cheek bones. Again another very shallow profile and not having enough of a slight concave curve and this was my reason for withholding. Square muzzle can just about be felt. In need of a little more breadth to the chin. Gold colouring to the eyes which were of a slightly oblique aperture and set. Soft texture to the top coat with very little undercoat having come through just yet. White to the paws, chest and on the muzzle. Numerous lines over the top of the head to the nape of the neck. Tabby markings to the sides to form the mackerel pattern. Tail lightly covered and reaching the shoulders.
BOB: GR CH MABALAKAT HELPME RHONDDA brown classic tabby and white.
MAINE COON SILVER TABBY SERIES;
CC withheld 1 Chant JULESCOON THUNDERSTORM silver classic tabby of just over a year old. Very large lad with wonderful bone and nice weight having quite a sleek body at present and looking a little tall on his legs. Ears large in size with small tufts and set quite high. Cheek bones set quite high just need to be a little fuller. Profile very straight and lacking in the slight concave curve hence the reason for not awarding the certificate. Eyes with a slightly oblique aperture and set. Lev el bite. Square muzzle can be felt. More breadth to the chin for balance. Coat lacking in undercoat today with quite a soft top coat. Butterfly marking can just be seen to the shoulders. Well marked m to the forehead and lines from the corner of the eyes across the cheeks. Spotted whisker pads. A very playful lad. Tail just reaching the shoulders and is lightly covered.
SIBERIAN ADULT MALE;
1 IC & BOB Geary LYNDONGRAEY GRIGORI brown tabby of eleven months old and I was delighted to see he won overall best in show semi long hair. A very beautiful exhibit with a lovely personality. Short broad wedge with a s light concave curve at the nasal bridge. Medium size ears rounded at the tip. Oval shaped eyes and green colour. Rectangular body shape of quite a large size with a short substantial neck. Tail reaches the shoulders and is very full. Coat with the coarseness not yet fully developed but a wonderful length and undercoat. Black markings on a very warm copper agouti ground colour. Lines across the cheeks and spotted whisker pads. Wonderful temperament and in tip top condition being a very good example of the breed.
SIBERIAN ADULT FEMALE;
1 IC Geary LYNDONGRAEY GORISLAVA tortie tabby of eleven months old. Very striking colours to the coat and expressive eyes. Nicely rounded cheeks with the muzzle just to fill out a little more with time. Large eyes oval in shape and green in colour. Very good size and lovely bone. Well developed female. Tail reaches the shoulder blades. Very good rich red tabby markings. Well marked m to the forehead. Tabby on the legs. Strong tabby markings to the flanks. Very good condition. A pleasing female who is coming along nicely and still a baby.
2 Allen LESTVITSA DOMNIKIIA SASSY tortie silver tabby of thirteen months old. Lacking in coat today due to the time of the year. Fairly short broad wedge in need of a little more rounding to the muzzle for perfection. Shallow concave curve. Oval shaped eyes and green in colour. Body of a medium size and yet to muscle up. Short neck. Tail reaches the shoulders and is well covered. Medium length coat just lacking today in density with longer length of coat on the flanks. Tortie colouring evident throughout and also a very good silver. Strong tabby markings can be seen. A little nervous. In need of a little more time to fill out fully.
AOC MAINE CCON NEUTER MALE;
1 PC Lyle TASSARE RED SEREN red classic tabby and white of ten months old.A huge lad with wonderful strength to the bone and excellent weight and still such a young boy. Large tufts to large ears which are set quite high and having a nice width apart. Fairly full cheeks with high set cheek bones. Eyes with a slightly oblique aperture and set being gold in colour. Slight concave curve at the nasal bridge and a very good profile. Square muzzle and a nice breadth and depth to the chin to balance. Coat having a soft texture to the top coat and a limited amount of undercoat. Rich red markings on a very good red ground colour. Butterfly to the shoulders and well marked oysters on the flanks. White to the chest, paws, tummy and on the muzzle. Tail with profuse and flowing fur and balances with the body. A very nice young lad.
2 Griffiths MUSCAR JENICOL SARACEN red classic tabby and white nine months old. A massive lad with large rounded paws and tufts. Gold colouring to well shaped and set eyes. Slight concave curve at the nasal bridge. Level bite. High set cheek bones with the cheeks fairly full. Square muzzle and nice breadth and depth to the chin. Full coat of a good red. Butterfly marking to the shoulders. Oysters on the flanks. Lovely facial markings of a very good red and super ground colour. White to the paws, chest and tummy. Coat of a soft top coat and a small amount of undercoat. Another very nice young lad who ran the winner close. Tail quite well furnished and reaching to just beyond the shoulders with the odd ring visible.
BOB; Newman IGR PR DAIRYMAINE KASABIEN red tabby coming up to five years old. A massive lad who is maybe just a touch over weight but very laid back and a pleasure to handle. Large ears which are well set and with small tufts. Eyes of a slightly oblique aperture and set and gold in colour. Slight concave curve at the nasal bridge. Square muzzle and a level bite. Cheeks fairly full and high set cheek bones. Very good classic pattern to the coat which was soft in texture to the top coat and with some undercoat present. Tail full and flowing and balances with the body. Slightly lighter colouring to the bib today. A lovely lad who is in superb condition.
AC PERSIAN NOT FROM WILTSHIRE ADULT;
1 Sanders CH CHERMICICAN NARDIA tortie and white who is dripping in coat, vibrant colours and well prepared.
2 Smith BESSJET JACKOFSPADES black lad still very young but with wonderful type, strong eye colour and a full coat.
Ex 2 Hannington & Hardie SHEERBLISS STARLITE DANCER black silver spotted with a very strong head, excellent large round eyes of a deep copper and a coat which stands away from the body.
3 Johnson & Norman TUMBLETOES MARIGOLD tortie and white exotic.
Ex 3 Pearson CH SOOPURRKITS SILVERDESTINY pewter.
AC PERSIAN NON SELF BREEDERS KITTEN;
1 Emery SWINGLETOES DORCAS blue tabby colourpoint. Clear body coat with a nice undercoat. Tabby can be seen to the points. Medium eye colour.
2 Cooke FIRANTY KATYA tortie girl with a very rounded skull. Red still coming through on the back. Strong type with a short nose and good break.
AC PERSIAN NON SELF NON BREEDERS KITTEN;
1 Lewis CHERMICICAN LATISHA black and white of seven months old. Clean white coat set off by jet black patches. Eye colour yet to develop.
2 Clark SHEERBLISS OSSIAN black silver tabby exotic of four months old who is teething badly today. Coat a little harsh in texture at present but a very good pattern.
AC PERSIAN JUNIOR NEUTER;
1 Gore PR POPUP FREDDIE MERCURY black and white coming up to two years old. Very strong type. Super patched coat with jet black patches. Very well groomed.
AC PERSIAN SENIOR NEUTER;
1 Perkins GR PR ZENITH LULALA tortie and white just over two years old. Tiny ears and very full rounded cheeks. Long full coat with vibrant colours and well defined patches.
2 Clark GR CH SHEERBLISS DAKOTA tortie tabby and white with excellent type. Short nose with a good stop and nice size leather and nostrils. Excellent coat for length, texture and colouring.
3 Stanbridge GR PR LEEROMAX JAYCEE chocolate.