Yorkshire County Cat Club
24th October 2009
Mr E Merchant
Many thanks to Elaine and the Committee for this invitation to judge, as well as for the excellent hospitality. I enjoyed my day and appreciated the help of my Steward Dr. Ming-Yuan Tseng.
1st BOB ROUSE’S VILLERS CLEOPATRA (10) dob 23.06.09. This was a sweet little girl with fair balanced type, although I would like to see her cheeks fill out more to give a more rounded face. She had an acceptable bite and a firm chin. Her eyes were large and round with a muddy colour, but with a good green colour showing from the middle of her eyes. Her short ears were well furnished and well positioned to give a broad top of head. Her nose was short with good black pencilling outlining her brick red nose leather. She had good pencilling on her eyes and lips, and her paw pads were black. Her coat was full and soft in texture, but there were signs of a new undercoat coming through underneath. 2nd ROUSE’S VILLERS RUBY TUESDAY (10) dob 07.07.09. This very attractive girl had a sweet expression, with large bold round eyes. A good green colour was showing at the middle of the iris, and her eyes were well outlined with black. Here small ears were well furnished, and well positioned towards the sides of her head to give an excellent wide top of head. She had a short broad nose with the correct brick red nose leather, and her large leather was outlined nicely with black. There was also good pencilling to her lips, and her paw pads were black. Sadly on the day this little girl was noticeably undershot; my reason for not placing her first. Her coat was profuse, and soft and flowing, with light and even black tipping. She had been well prepared for the show and had a good temperament. 3rd WALLACE’S VIVALDI BELLEOFTHEBALL (10) dob 27.04.09. This very pretty girl might have gained greater recognition if she had been entered in another class. In my view on the day she was a Silver Shaded and not a Chinchilla, and I was indecisive about declaring her to be in the wrong class. Had she been entered as a Silver Shaded, I would have had no hesitation in awarding her a merit certificate. She was beautiful, with excellent balanced type and a perfect bite with firm chin. Her eyes were bold and round, with a good green colour developing. She had a large smoothly rounded head with full cheeks and small ears that were well positioned to give a good top of head. Her nose was short and broad with the correct brick red nose leather. There was good black pencilling around her eyes, nose and lips, and her feet pads were black. Her coat was full and flowing, with even black tipping, but in my view the tipping was too much for her to be a Chinchilla, and equated to that of a shaded. She had been well prepared for the show and was a pleasure to handle.
AC BI-COLOUR KITTEN MALE
1st BOB MANNING’S ALGERNON AEROSMITH (12a5) Dob 25.04.09. This was a handsome red and white youngster with a rich shade of red to his coloured patches. He had a bold smoothly rounded head with full cheeks and a firm chin. His bite was acceptable, and he had small well furnished ears that were well positioned towards the sides of his head to give a good width of top. For perfection, I would have liked his eyes to be larger, but they were round and showed an excellent deep shade of copper. His nose was short and broad with a deep pink nose leather. He had red patches on his head divided by a white blaze running up his forehead. His muzzle was white and he had a small red patch on his chin. His chest and tummy were white, and there were large red patches on his shoulders and lower back. All four of his legs and feet were white. His tail was red, but showed some white rings. His coat was full and flowing and has a lovely soft texture. He was a cobby lad, with a broad chest and shoulders, a short round body, a large smoothly rounded head, short thick legs, and a full short tail. He had been well prepared for the show and had a good temperament. 2nd WYDRA’S ALINDAS BLUE BEARD (12a2) Dob 22.04.09 Sadly, this attractive blue and white boy was teething on the day, and had a very untidy mouth. One upper canine was set back towards the roof of his mouth, and looked potentially painful. He had a very short nose with good break. His eyes were large and round and showing a good copper colour. He had small ears that were widely spaced towards the sides of his head to give a good width of top. His head was large and smoothly rounded with a firm chin and full cheeks. He was a mainly white cat, with a small blue patch on his chin, a blue patch on his right hand shoulder blue patches on his left hand side leg and a fully blue tail. His chest tummy and all four legs and feet where white. He was a cobby little chap, with a large head, broad chest and shoulders, short body, short thick legs, and a very short thick and fully furnished tail. He had been well prepared for the show and had a good temperament.
AC BI-COLOUR KITTEN FEMALE
1st WYDRA’S ALINDAS HELLZA POPPIN (21a1) Dob 09.06.09 This black and white girl was spoiled by some tarnishing to some of her black patches. Where the patches were clear, they were a dense black, but on her shoulders and head the patches were tarnished. She was mainly white but also had a small black patch on her tummy, her right front leg and both her back legs. Her tail was fully black. Her bite was acceptable on the day. She had a short nose with good break, and a black nose leather which was rather small. I thought her eyes could have been larger, but they were round and showed a good copper colour. She had a good cobby build. With a large round head, short rounded body, short thick legs and a full short tail.
EXOTIC SHORTHAIR TABBY OR TABBY AND WHITE KITTEN MALE.
1stBOB BATES’ BIBOUKATS SYBARPRINCE (70 8a) Dob. 08.07.09 Here was a very handsome young male showing excellent condition and superb overall balance. He had a large smoothly rounded head with full cheeks. His bite was perfect with a full chin. His small ears were nicely rounded at the tips and were well furnished and nicely positioned towards the sides of his head to give a good width of top. He had large round expressive eyes within which a good copper colour was developing. His body was short and broad, with a deep chest and wide shoulders. His neck was short, and he had short thick legs and a thick short tail. His paws were large and well rounded. He had a very full coat that was soft in texture, and it had a real plushness making it stand away well from his body. His blue tabby pattern was good, with a clear M on his forehead, facial stripes, spotted whisker pads, there was a white edge to his ears, and thumbprints on the back of his ears.. Lines over his head and neck, led to a clear butterfly on his shoulders. His three spine lines were just visible, but needed more time to develop. There were good matching oysters on his sides, bars on his legs and rings in his tail. There was some evidence of the correct biscuit ground colour, but this needed to develop further. He had been well prepared for the show and had an excellent temperament.
EXOTIC SHORTHAIR TABBY/TABBY AND WHITE KITTEN FEMALE.
1st MACKERETH’S PIPAKITS BLYTH SPIRIT (70 12 1) Dob 12.07.09. This was a tiny baby with lots of growing to do. She was a tortie tabby and white with a round head and full cheeks. Unfortunately, on the day there was a bump on her forehead. She had a short neck and a wide chest and shoulders. Her ears were a little large and she needs to grow into them, and on the day she was holding them rather high. Her eyes were large and round, with a good copper colour developing. She had a short nose with a good break. She was a cobby little girl, with a short close coupled body, width to her chest and shoulders. Short thick legs and a thick short tail. Her coat remained immature, and although it showed promise of developing the required fullness, and was soft in texture, on the day it lacked plushness and laid rather flat. She had a clear M on her forehead, stripes on her face and stripes on her head and shoulders. She had a white chest and a white collar. There were red and black patches overlaying her tabby pattern. There were oysters on her sides, broken by her tortie colours, and a butterfly on her shoulders, broken by her white. On the day it was not possible to find any spine lines, but at best these would have been broken by her white patches and her tortie patches. She had been well prepared for the show and had a good temperament.
EXOTIC SHORTHAIR AOC NON-SELF KITTEN
1st WALL’S SHEERBLISS ARABELLA (70 12 1) Dob 21.02.09 A tortie and white girl who was a very appealing exhibit. She had a bold round head, with a smoothly rounded forehead and full rounded cheeks. Her bite was good and her chin firm. She had a short neck coupling her bold head to her broad shoulders and chest. Her ears were small and neatly rounded at the tips. They were well furnished and positioned nicely towards the sides of her head to give a good width to her top of head. She has lovely eyes that were bold and round. The colour was still rather muddy, but there was a good copper colour developing. Her body was short and broad, with a wide chest and shoulders. She had short thick legs, and a short tail that was thick to its nicely rounded tip. Her coat was excellent for her age, and had softness as well as plushness that made her fur stand away well from her body. Her general colour was warm with a good distribution of her patches in black and shades of red. She had white on her nose, chin and chest. Her tummy was a mixture of white and black and red patches and she had four unbroken white feet. She was a well presented little girl, who had been well prepared for the show. She had a good temperament and was easy to handle.
AC PERSIAN NON SELF BREEDERS ADULT.
1ST HUNTER’S CH. ELLSKITS CRUSADER (13b5) Dob 31.01.08. I liked this boy, who had very good balanced type. His nose was short and broad with a good sized pink leather. He had small well furnished ears that were positioned nicely towards the side of his head to give a good width to his top of head. He had an acceptable pale blue eye colour in his large round eyes. His head was large and round with a smoothly rounded forehead, and he had full cheeks. His coat was full and flowing, and soft in texture. I thought his coloured points were rather weak, and did not all match. He had a very good rich red muzzle and his ears were nicely coloured red, however neither his feet nor his tail showed any strong colour. He was a cobby lad, with a broad chest, short rounded body, short thick legs and a full short tail. He had been well prepared for the show, and was a pleasure to handle.
AC PERSIAN SPECIAL LIMIT KITTEN.
1st WALLACE’S VIVALDI COPPER PENNY (54) Dob 27.04.09 This Golden girl had reasonable balance, of an open type. Her eye colour was still developing, and on the day it was uncertain what colour this might turn out to be. She had a perfect bite and a firm chin. Her ears were a touch long, but were well positioned towards the sides of her head to give good width to her top of head. She had a good sized head with a smoothly rounded forehead. Her cheeks needed to fill out a bit. Her coat was soft in texture and long, but I would have liked more warmth in her golden top coat. She did not have a warm apricot undercoat present on the day. She had been well prepared and had a good temperament.
AC PERSIAN LIMIT NEUTER
1st LEES CH SHEERBLISS OHSO THEO (70 12a7t) Dob 14.04.07 This Cream Tabby and white male had excellent overall balance. His head was large and round with a smoothly rounded forehead, and full well rounded cheeks. His eyes were large and round with excellent deep copper eye colour. He had a good bite and a firm chin. His ears were well furnished and well positioned towards the sides of his head to give good width to is top of head. He had a good cobby build, with a short neck, a broad chest and shoulders. His body was short and rounded with a broad rump. He had short thick legs and thick short tail. His Tabby pattern was not well defined on the day, although he had an M on his forehead, spotted whisker pads, bars on his legs and rings in his tail. The oysters on his sides needed to be seen from a distance, and his back was a rather solid colour. He had a white chest and tummy with four white feet. He had been well prepared for the show and had a good temperament.