Yorkshire County Cat Club
24th October 2009
Mrs J Tonkinson
Another successful Yorkshire show in the capable hands of Lynda Ashmore ably assisted by Elaine and the very experienced committee, it was a pleasure to be asked to judge for them once again. The hospitality was as usual first class and I was ably assisted by Penny Jackson which made my day complete, my grateful thanks to all concerned.
ORIENTAL RED NEUTER
1 PC & BOB HALLIDAY’S PR TOGHAR TERRACOTA 37d MN 16/7/07 handsome red boy with an outstanding personality, lovely head with large flared ears that follow the lines of the wedge, oriental set clear olive green eyes and straight profile with reasonable depth of chin and level gums. Graceful long neck lines and long svelte body of excellent tone and condition with short close bright red coat with minimal ghosting. Slender long legs with neat oval feet and wonderful length of tapered whip like tail to balance. Lovely presentation and condition, my only complaint is it was quite difficult to persuade him he had to go back into his pen he wanted come with us!
CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE KITTEN, MALE
1 & BOB GRAY & JOHNSON’S TSAICHIN HOODOOVOODOO 24b M 11/6/09 a young man of good overall size for his age with quite good balance to his head with huge wide based ears of lovely set with good width between. Wonderful deep blue oriental eyes and almost straight profile with good depth of chin and clean level bite and with well developed warm milk chocolate mask. Elegant neck and long slender body with clear short ivory coat that was rather open but his pen was directly in the path of the cold air from the air conditioning unit and it settled down later. Slender long legs with neat oval paws with well matched warm chocolate stockings, I would have just liked another inch on the length of his tapered tail, lovely presentation and temperament.
2 SIMPSON’S FLUTTERBY CONQUISTADOR 24b M 12/6/09 another pleasing young man with a slightly shorter head but huge wide based ears and broad top. Bright blue oriental eyes and straight profile, I would have liked a little more depth to his chin and he is just a fraction overshot in his bite at the moment and a tiny teething pinch to his muzzle, warm milk chocolate mask developing well. Elegant neck lines and slender long body with short close ivory coat clear of any shading and excellent texture. Slender long legs with neat oval paws with slightly paler chocolate stockings developing, again I felt he needs another inch on the length of his tail and the colour in slightly brindled, still a delightful personality.
CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE KITTEN, FEMALE
1 MILES SIMPLISMITTEN HIGH HEELED 24b FN 28/3/09 nicely grown young lady with a longer head than the two boys, large flared and wide based ears but I would have liked more width between. Oriental eye set of good deep blue colour but rather held rather full in shape, lovely strength of profile with good chin and level bite with a slight teething pinch to her muzzle and well developed mask that is a slightly darker shade although there is a degree of warmth to the colour. Solidly built long slender body of good size and weight with short close lying clear ivory coat in excellent condition, slender legs with neat paws and well matched chocolate stockings, again I would have just preferred another inch on the length of her tapered tail, lovely temperament and presentation.
APRICOT POINT SIAMESE KITTEN
1 & BOB WEBSTER’SNANPEMA BOLERO 32fn MN 13/2/09 pleasing young man with nicely balanced head and large wide based ears set at just the right angle with good width between. Bright clear blue eyes of oriental set and shape with quite promising strength of profile developing with firm chin and level bite with well developed apricot mask all carried well on elegant neck lines. Slender long body and lovely short close lying creamy white coat of excellent texture and condition, he stands quite tall on long slender legs with neat oval paws with well matched apricot stockings and lovely length of tapered tail to balance, just for personal preference I would have just liked him to be that little bit bigger overall for his age and gender, lovely temperament and presentation.
AV ORIENTAL SELF ADULT
1 CASSAR-SIMMONDS FIORDILISO INFIDELITY 29 M 15/1/09 lovely big handsome Havana boy only just an adult but looking every inch the mature man and a worthy successor to his fathers throne. Excellent head with huge flared ears set at just the right angle with good width between, oriental set brilliant green eyes and strong profile with firm chin and level bite. Slender neck line and long svelte body really firm and muscular for his age and a short close coat that is sound to the roots, fractionally dark chestnut but there is warmth and depth to the colour. Slender long legs with neat oval paws and wonderful length of whip tail that compliments the length of his body, wonderful temperament and presentation.
2 SHAWLEY & HUDSON’S CH SHADOWSQUAD LUCIFERLEGACY 37 M 17/3/08 very handsome black boy who was unlucky to meet the winner in this class, lovely strength of head with large flared ears that are well set and expressive bright green oriental eyes, good strength of profile with firm chin and clean level bite. Firm long svelte body with dense black coat sound to the roots short and close in excellent condition. Slender long legs and neat oval feet, I just felt that he needed another inch on his tail for total balance, nonetheless a very stylish boy of excellent temperament who ran the winner very close.
3 SHARP-POPPLE’S DENSON RONNIE WOOD 37 F 17/4/07 mature friendly girl with medium length wedge and large flared ears, oriental eye set although slightly full in shape, straight profile with good chin and bite. Good length of slender body with soft textured short sound black coat, long slender legs and neat oval paws with lovely length of whip like tail to balance, nicely presented.
X3 RATHBONE’S BELLIS COPPER 29 F 13/9/07 slightly anxious Havana girl with medium length even wedge and large flared ears well set, oriental bright green eyes and straight profile with nice depth of chin and level bite. Slender long body with warm chestnut coat that is sound to the root in excellent condition, long legs and neat paws with good length of whippy tail, gentle natured and well presented.
AV ORIENTAL BREEDERS KITTEN
Two very promising babies with little to chose between them
1 PARKINSON’S SMAUG ESME 43hs F 11/6/09delightful little chocolate tortie silver shaded baby girl, lovely head and large well placed flared ears. Oriental eye set and shape, the colour is still developing but it is green, lovely straight profile with good chin and level bite and full facial tabby pattern with some tiny bits of red on her ears. Lovely length of neat body of good weight for her age with chocolate and red mingled shaded coat with almost two thirds silver base, short and close lying in lovely condition. Slender long legs with dainty little paws and long stringy tail to balance, a very confident little miss nicely presented.
2 SHARP-POPPLE’S DENSON HAVENOCINN M COLLINS 29 F 18/7/09 sweet little Havana baby girl who is just old enough, nicely balanced little wedge head and large flared and well set ears. Bright green oriental eyes and straight profile with firm chin and level bite. Proportionate length of body with a really short close coat, bright chestnut colour and sound to the roots, long legs with tiny paws and long stringy tail to balance, good presentation
AV ORIENTAL NON-BREEDERS KITTEN
1 SIMPSON’S BARBECC0 ELONIA 37k F 21/3/09 quite nice young cinnamon girl with medium length wedge head with broad top and huge ears that possibly due to their size she was inclined to bonnet at times. Oriental eye set and shape but I would have liked a more defined green colour, straight profile with good chin and level bite. Long slender body of overall good size and weight with short close and very sound bright cinnamon coat, slender legs with neat oval paws and an absolutely amazingly long tail that should keep her neck warm in the winter, lovely temperament.
2 SAXON’S TORRYLAINE DIEGO 48b M 9/6/09 quite pleasing chocolate Bi-colour boy with good head and large wide based ears that have white tips, green oriental eyes and straight profile with good chin and bite and harlequin colour effect to his face. Long slender body with short close coat and dark chocolate saddle area with white neck, chest and tummy, slender legs and neat paws with white on all four feet and long chocolate tail, unfortunately there dose appear to be quite extensive over lay or bleeding of colour into each area from white to chocolate an vis versa good natured young man well presented.
AV ORIENTAL ADOLESCENT NEUTER
2 GODDARD’S PR MYLYNN SWEET-PEA 62.43s FN 5/9/08 pretty young lady with medium length even wedge head with large well placed flared ears that are fully furnished and with thumb prints. Oriental eye set and shape with pale green colour, quite a strong little profile with good chin and level bite and full facial tabby marking present. Long body with excellent length of flowing coat with at least two thirds silver base shading through to black, still with some superficial tabby pattern visible. Long legs with broad tufted feet with good length of fully plumed tail, her nature suits her name and nicely presented.
AV ORIENTAL JUNIOR NEUTER
1 HINCHLIFFE’S GR PR MYLYNN MUMBO JUMBO 62.36 MN 25/1/08 lovely big handsome boy with excellent head and huge flared ears that are fully furnished and good width across the top of head. Oriental set brilliant green eyes and strong roman profile with firm chin and level bite and he has a wicked expression, facial ghost pattern is evident. Huge long muscular body with fine textured smooth flowing black smoke coat with almost fifty percent silver base with some ghosting evident on his chest. Long strong legs with broad paws and tufted toes with good length of fully plumed tail to balance, good presentation.
2 LORD’S DRUIDSWAY BLACK PANTHER 37 MN 7/5/08 handsome black boy with long wedge head and huge flared ears although I felt he could have benefited from a little more width between. Lovely strength of profile with good chin and level bite and oriental eye set and shape although the colour could have been a deeper shade of green it might have been the hall light draining the colour. Graceful neck lines and slender yet really well muscled body with wonderful short black coat in the peak of condition. Long legs with neat oval feet and wonderful long whip like tail, excellent temperament and presentation there was little to chose between these two boys.
AV ORIENTAL SENIOR NEUTER
1 LEE’S CH & IGR PR WILLHAVETDO OUIJA BOARD 37p FN 27/5/06 an ld favourite girl of mine looking really well today, excellent head with large flared ears that are well placed, wonderful expressive oriental eyes and good profile with firm chin and bite. Slender long body with short close coat in top condition, well mingled caramel and apricot tortie sound to the roots. Long legs and neat oval paws with lovely long whippy tail to balance and as always excellent presentation, I believe she was BIS Oriental.
2 HALLIDAY’S PR TOGHAR TERRACOTA 37d MN
3NELSON’S GR PR TIDLYPOO JUSTIN TYME 38d MN 25/2/06 lovely friendly red tabby boy with excellent head and large well placed flared ears with thumb prints. Oriental green eyes and lovely profile with good chin and level bite and full facial pattern. Long svelte body with short rich red coat but I felt hi pattern was slightly lacking in definition, the spine line is broken but the spots on each flank are inclined to be linked or in places almost absent. Slender long legs with good barring and neat oval feet and well ringed long whip like tail, a real daring to handle and well presented.
SIAMESE OR BALINESE LIMIT ADULT
1 GRAINGER’S WANDERING THATCHERS GOLD 32/3 F 7/11/08 delightful natured young queen chocolate tabby point with lovely head and huge wide based ears showing clear thumb prints, wonderful deep blue oriental eyes with double ribbons and straight profile, M to brow and whisker spots with good depth of chin and level bite. Long slender yet well muscled body with short close lying clear ivory coat in good condition, slender legs and neat oval feet with well defined leg bracelets and lovely length of well ringed tapered tail, all her points are well matched in the same shade of warm rich chocolate, lovely presentation.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE NEUTER MALE
1 HOCKEN’S PR EPITOME SUNDANCE 32a MN 28/10/06 handsome mature boy of excellent overall size, good head of real balance with huge wide based ears that follow the lines well with width across the top line. Bright blue oriental eye set and shape with strong profile, deep chin and level bite and bright red full mask. Elegant neck lines and long firm svelte body with short close coat off white coat with some warm tonal shading along the spine. Slender long legs and neat oval paws with slightly paler red stockings and wonderful length of tapered whip like tail to match his body length, lovely presentation.
AC SIAMESE OR BALINESE NEUTER FEMALE
1 MILES SIMPLISMITTEN SUCHADARLING 32t1 FN 31/8/07quite stylish young queen seal tortie tabby with good overall balance to her head with large wide based ears that are well set showing thumb prints and with width between Bright clear blue oriental eyes with single ribbons and straight profile with M to brow good chin and level bite and whisker spots and tiny flashes of red. Slender long body and really short close lying coat in generally lovely condition with just a small amount of warm tonal shading, long legs with neat paws and clear leg bracelets with breaks of colour on all paws, good length of tapered tail with generally good rings and tiny flashes of red, well presented.
2 RYCRAFT GR PR DRESTOTHRIL MISSLETOE 32b1 FN 3/6/06 mature seal tortie point queen with quite good balance to her head and large wide based ears that follow the lines of the triangle, lovely deep blue oriental eyes and almost straight profile just a slight bump on her nose and with reasonable depth of chin and level bite. She has quite a good expression of red on her mask and ears but the harlequin effect on her chin creates an optical illusion of making her chin look a little shallow. Long body but she is obviously enjoying her food slightly too much but detracts somewhat from her overall elegance and her coat is a fraction long and quite heavily shaded now although still in excellent condition. Slender long legs with neat paws with good break of colour on all four feet including red, tapered tail also with red but she really could do with another inch on the length to balance out her long well fed body, lovely temperament and condition.
3 ROBINSON’S FLUTTERBY FROUFROU BABY 32c FN 11/10/07 modest young queen with medium length wedge and large ears that were of reasonable set when she relaxed a little but she would insist on holding them quite high and she needs a slightly wider top of head. Rather full pale blue eyes slightly straight set almost straight profile she just has a tiny bump on her nose, reasonable depth of chin and level bite and quite a warm cream colour to her mask and ears. Fairly good length of body but inclined to be a little plump which didn’t help her cause, nice quality to her coat although quite shaded and fractionally long. Slender legs with neat paws and well matched slightly paler cream stocking, again I felt that she would have benefited for another inch at least on her tapered tail to improve the balance, sweet nature if rather shy girl well presented.
AV BALINESE ADULT KITTEN OR NEUTER
1 READ’S ADAJAN WILDANDWILLING 61at M 23/5/09 delightful baby boy blue tabby point with medium length broad head and large wide based ears showing clear thumb prints and tiny tufts, internal furnishing just starting to develop. Bright clear blue eyes that are just inclined to be a little full in shape but the set is almost oriental, single ribbons are present. Almost straight profile with M to brow, firm little chin and whisker spots are there all in a nice soft toned blue. Well grown long body with lovely soft silky textured clear almost glacial coat that lies smoothly against his form and the length is quite promising for this age. Long legs with quite broad paws although no tufts just now, pale blue leg bracelets are present, his tail plume is developing well and I did just about manage to identify a few tail rings, excellent presentation and temperament.