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Bedford & District Cat Club
24th April 2010

Mrs S Luxford-Watts

Many thanks to Alan, Linda and their committee for their kind invitation to judge and for the very welcome lunch. I am extremely grateful to Val Swingler for stepping in to steward for me at the last minute she did an excellent job and was good company too.

Imperial Foreign - Grand Champion Male: Imp & Res N/A 1st BOND-WONNEBERGER'S GR CH FURBELL STARGAZER - 16a - M. 03.03.2008. Young male of excellent Russian type. Good short wedge head with large vertically set wide based ears with sparse inner furnishings. His eyes are set well apart are almond in shape and vivid green in colour. Lovely gentle expression. Good profile line showing a straight forehead, distinct angle and almost straight nose.Very good prominent whisker pads. Level bite, chin needs just a little more depth. Very graceful body of good weight but needs more covering over his spine which is probably due to the time of year and recent warm weather. Unfortunately his coat let him down today as he is moulting and it needs more density and rather lacks sufficient softness to its texture. His colour is a good even blue with a distinct silvery sheen but there is some ghosting in evidence today. A lovely gentle boy immaculately presented. My only reasons for not awarding him his Imperial certificate were due to lack of coat density at this time and his leanness.

2nd. ALGER-STREET'S GR CH TYPHAST HURRICANE - 76 30 - M. 01.06.2006. Broad wedge head which is slightly long for medium with rounded contours. Medium size wide based well set ears. Almost round well set eyes of good size which are light gold in colour. Profile shows a gentle curve. His nose is broad. Level bite but his chin needs a little more depth. Thick muscular neck. Muscular body of good length. Strong muscular legs of medium length and large rounded paws. Medium length slightly tapered tail. Medium length coat with a good texture but needing more density. His spotted pattern shows very good contrast and lovely rufous colouring. In lovely condition.

Imperial Foreign - Grand Champion Female: IMP THOMPSON'S UK GR CH CHRISAN CORDELIA - 33 40 1w - F. 25.03.2000. Seal Point and White girl looking very lovely today. Good medium wedge head with gentle lines and large wide based ears set rather high on her head. Good profile line. Well set medium sized oval eyes of a good depth of blue. Level bite and very strong chin. Good muzzle. This girl is ten years old and her body tone is excellent. Long legs and neat oval paws. Fine tapering tapering tail to balance. Her coat is superb, it is short, fine, dense and with the correct silken texture that so many Cornish lack. She has super deep even waves all over her body. Shown in immaculate condition and a credit to her owner/breeder.

Res. DARBY'S GR CH SILVERSMOKE SPINDRIFT - 23c - F. 21.11.2007. Another really lovely girl and a very difficult choice to make between these two. She has an excellent head which is a moderate wedge with gently rounded contours, rounded forehead. Good width between her well set large and well cupped ears. Large expressive rounded almond shaped hazel eyes. Her profile shows a slight nose break. Slight indentation forming her slightly rounded muzzle. Level bite and firm chin. She has a medium sized lithe muscular body, slender legs and small oval paws. Broad based tapering tail to balance. Her coat is short, fine and dense but is slightly soft in texture. She has an amazingly good pinkish mushroom colour to her base hair even in her ticked areas. Good head and facial markings. Very good base colour around her muzzle and chin area. She has a faint well broken necklet. Darker dorsal line which extends along the top of her tail to a solid colour tip. Short blue heels. Very easy to handle and in excellent condition.

Original Foreign Premier Neuter Male: GCC N/A TYLER'S PR MEGGYMOO DONNCHA - 33 31s - MN. 23.03.2009. A Black and White Cornish Rex boy with a medium wedge head with large wide based quite well set ears. He has a flat skull, slight nose break and a straight nose. Well set oval eyes of gold which are a good size. High cheekbones. Level bite and firm chin. He has rather a thick neck. He has a fairly slender muscular body of medium length. Long legs and neat oval paws. Tapering tail of good length to balance. His coat is exceptionally short with an almost crisp texture which is quite incorrect for the breed. Because his coat is so short it is unable to wave sufficiently and give the typical luxurious depth to the coat. I judged him as a kitten and gave him the benefit of the doubt then but he is now an adult and it is still a problem. I judged his litter brother last weekend and both boys have the same extremely short coat and lack the correct texture although this boy does have more evidence of the Rex gene. I would suggest these coats are due to an outcross in their ancestry as in 43 years of judging the breed and 50 years of breeding them these are the only two I have seen with this type of coat. In excellent condition and with a sweet temperament.

Original Foreign Premier Neuter Female: Unusual to have mother and daughter in the same class and both are mature ladies is great shape. GPC & Res N/A 1st. BANDY'S GR CH & PR TROIKA MARIA MOREVNA - 16a - FN. 08.06.2000. Looking extremely good at just short of ten years old. She has a good short wedge with wide based ears of good size which are virtually vertical in set with pointed tips. Her profile shows a straight forehead, angle and a slight bump on her almost straight nose.Well set almond shaped eyes of vivd green still. Level bite with all her incisors present and a firm chin. She has excellent prominent whisker pads. Good body length, long legs and neat oval paws. Moderately long tapering tail in proportion. She is lovely shade of clear medium blue with a distinct silvery sheen but her coat is a little long and lacking a little in density today especially over her head, neck and shoulders due to moulting although it does have quite a soft texture. In excellent condition and sweet natured. A credit to her owner/breeder. Just not quite up to the grand today.

2nd. NOBLE'S GR CH & GR PR TROIKA AURORA - 16a - FN. 03.05.2002. It was unfortunate I was the third judge to handle this girl in quick succession so she really didn't have time to compose herself. She has a good short wedge with wide based ears of good size which she held wide of vertical and could not be persuaded to raise them for me. Her profile shows a straight forehead and rather a straight profile line with a bump on her nose. Almond shaped eyes set well apart are still of a vivid green at 8 years of age, excellent. Level bite and firm chin. Prominent whisker pads when alert. Very good body length, long legs and neat oval paws. Moderately long tapering tail. Her colour is a clear medium blue with a distinct silvery sheen. She has a lovely dense coat just needing a little more softness to its texture. In excellent condition.

AC Colourpointed or Mitted Ragdoll Kitten Male: 1st DAY'S THUNDERCATZ CASPER - 66a - MN. 13.09.2009.
Well grown boy with a good broad head with a flat plane. Well set medium size wide based ears with a slight forward tilt. Slightly oblique eyes are of a light blue. Profile shows medium length nose with a gentle curve. His cheeks need to develop as yet.Level bite but his chin needs a little more strength. He has a good muzzle. Long substantial body, medium length legs with substantial bone and large round paws showing toe tufts just emerging. Long bushy tail. Medium length dense coat with silky texture. Good blue points all match with the exception of his tail which is rather pale at the moment. Sweet temperament and lovely condition.

AC Colourpointed or Mitted Ragdoll Kitten Female: 1st & BOB BITHELL'S MORANT MOULIN ROUGE - 66 - F. 30.07.2009. Lovely girl with a good broad head with an excellent Ragdoll 'look'. Well set medium size wide based ears with slight forward tilt and flat plane between. Profile shows medium length nose with a gentle curve and slightly retrousse tip.Well set oblique wide open eyes of good clear mid blue. Lovely cheeks. Level bite and firm chin. Rounded well developed muzzle. Short heavy set neck. Long muscular body, substantial medium length legs and large round firm paws. Tail needs just a little more length. Medium length dense coat with a silky texture. Good seal points all matching, just a little pale around her muzzle as yet. Beige body colour lightly shaded in tone with her points. Sweet natured and in excellent condition.

BSH Lilac Kitten: 1st & BOB GOODGER'S YOMANDA KREDIT CRUNCH - 15c - F. 31.08.2009. Good round head with neat well set ears. Well set wide open eyes of a good depth of gold but with a slight green rim around pupil as yet. Profile shows a round forehead and a short broad straight nose. Cheeks filling out nicely. Level bite and firm chin. Short thick neck. Cobby body with a short level back, short sturdy legs and firm round paws. Medium length thick tail which is thicker at the base. Short dense coat with texture developing well. Lovely lilac colour pales a little towards the roots. Shown in excellent condition and easy to handle.

BSH Black Silver Tabby Kitten: 1st & BOB STAPLES' LIMATZ AB-FAB - 18 - FN. 06.08.2009. This girl has a lovely broad round head with slightly generous well set wide based ears. Profile shows round forehead and short broad nose. Lovely full cheeks.Well set wide open round eyes of good size with some evidence of green around the pupils which hopefully will clear through. Level bite and firm chin. Good cobby body held low on her substantial short legs with round firm paws. Medium length thick tail which is thicker at its base. She has an excellent pattern showing very good contrast. Good head and facial markings and good necklaces. Full butterfly on her shoulders with both upper and lower wings clearly visible. Good spine lines and very good oysters on her flanks. Legs well marked and lovely spotted paws. Well ringed tail. Her short dense coat is rather soft in texture. Shown in excellent condition.

Blue Abyssinian Adult: To be considered for and awarded BOB DARBY'S GR CH SILVERSMOKE SPINDRIFT - 23c - F. 21.11.2007. See Imperial Class above.

Oriental Tortoiseshell Kitten: Does Not Conform HATCHETT'S TIROLENA MISS SPINDRIFT - 37j - F. 11.11.2009. This girl has good length to her wedge head but her wide based ears need to be larger for balance and also need more width between. Her light green eyes are rather rounded in shapeand are straight in set. Profile shows a slight break and her nose overshoots her chin, she also has a slight bump on her nose. Whisker pinch at present. Level bite but chin needs much more strength. Elegant neck, well grown body of good length and long slender legs with neat oval paws. Fine whip tail to balance. Her coat is short, fine and close lying with a good gloss. She has a very obvious clearly spotted pattern that would make most spotted tabbies envious which is the reason for 'Does not conform'. I did consult a senior Oriental breeder judge who was of the same opinion especially as her colour pales underneath which is in keeping with a tabby rather than a self. She also appears to be a Caramel Tortie rather than the Lilac Tortie she is registered as. Shown in excellent condition and with a lovely temperament.

AC Cornish/Devon Rex, LaPerm or Sphynx Breeders Kitten: BOUCHER'S JONSCOTT ART DECO - 33a 36e - F. 06.01.2010. What a little stunner! A proper little doll as well. She has an excellent short broad wedge with high cheek bones. Large wide at base ears which are set low and wide apart and well covered in fine fur. Wide set large oval eyes with characteristic slant. Profile shows flat skull with brow curving to a definite stop and short nose.Good strong muzzle. Level bite and firm chin. Just needs a better whisker break. Slender neck, slender toned body of medium length, slim legs and small oval paws. Tapering tail of good length to balance and well covered with short soft fur. She has an exceptionally good coat for one so young, it is short and of even length all over and is fine and soft with gentle waves. In excellent condition and so composed. Absolutely gorgeous. She looks more like a darker points than a straight tortie though. One to watch!

AC Tonkinese, Singapura, or Egyptian Mau Breeders Kitten: 1st. ANDERSON-KEEBLE'S ACCIO SEVERUS SMOKE - 76 36 - MN. 24.08.2009. Well grown young man with a good medium wedge head. Moderately large broad based well set ears. Large rounded almond shaped eyes which are straight set and amber in colour with a green inner riing around pupil at present. Nose of uniform width. Level bite and firm chin. Gently rounded muzzle. Medium length muscular body, medium boning to his legs which are in proportion to his body, almost round paws. Medium length tapering tail which is thicker at its base. His coat is medium in length close lying with a good sheen. Black nose leather. His pattern is visible but needs to show more contrast. In excellent condition and gentle.

AC Tonkinese, Singapura or Egyptian Mau Breeders Neuter: 1st. BERNARD'S CH. MIMAPERKS WINDMILL GIRL - 74b - FN. 14.03.2009. Moderately proportioned wedge head with medium size broad based ears which have oval tips. Large expressive rounded almond shaped eyes set well apart which are green with a hint of blue in colour. Profile shows slight nose break and she has a bump on her nose. Level bite but her chin recedes. Medium length firm muscular body, slender well muscled legs and neat oval paws. Tapering tail of medium length. Her coat is short and close lying, it is soft, fine and silky with a good gloss. Warm chocolate body colour merges with her darker chocolate points. In lovely condition and with a gentle temperament.

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