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Suffolk & Norfolk Cat Club
15th May 2010

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Mrs A Gregory

I thoroughly enjoyed this warm, friendly show and thank a great team, Helen, Sean and Sue for the excellent hospitality. I had a team of stewards catering for my every need and thank Sandra, Sally and Andrew for their hard work, interest in and sympathy with the cats and their excellent company too.

AV SLH GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP BUNCE'S UK & IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION COONTASTIC NIJINSKY, 64 31T, MN, 27.10.2005
A handsome Maine Coon of exceptional type and quality; he has superb head carriage and combines the strength, boning and muscle tone needed in this breed. His head is strong with his large, tufted ears set high but with width between them. The eyes are really expressive. The profile is excellent and the chin has depth. The muzzle is firm and square. His body is long and rectangular with strong legs and large paws. The tail balanced well. He had a superb, glossy coat with a rich brown classic tabby pattern and pristine white patches. He was presented to perfection and has a confident, affectionate temperament.
RES: DEACON'S GRAND PREMIER GLEDEKATT BRUNI, 67 20, MN, 17.7.2006
A handsome and strong but elegant Norwegian with an excellent wild look but a gentle temperament; his head was triangular with high, open ears that were well tufted and furnished. His eyes were very expressive. His profile was almost straight and there was good depth to the chin. He was strongly built with excellent muscle tone; he had depth of chest and he stood high on well boned legs with tufted paws. His tail was long and bushy. He had superb coat quality with a woolly undercoat covered by a smooth, glossy topcoat.
AV SLH GRAND PREMIER, FEMALE
1 IGP STABLES' IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION & UK & GRAND PREMIER RIVANNA CHIFFON, 13C13, FN, 21.3.1999 A beautiful Birman of outstanding type, quality and condition; she had an excellent head with breadth and balance. Her ears were set well apart and her skull was strong, broad and rounded. She had full, round cheeks and a well developed muzzle. In profile she had a slight dip and a medium nose. Her chin had depth. Her eyes were large, almost round and a beautiful blue; her expression was soft and gentle. She had a long, well boned body with substance. She had medium length legs and short, round, tufted paws. Her tail was bushy and in proportion to the body. Her coat was long and silky with a pleasing ruff to frame the face. She was presented to perfection with milk chocolate tabby points and superb contrast to her ivory body. Her gloves and gauntlets were immaculate. I was delighted to learn she later became Overall Best Exhibit in Show, a well deserved honour.
RES: SEMOS' UK GRAND CHAMPION & GRAND PREMIER PRIDNJOY ARABESQUE, 13C1, FN, 20.8.1999 Another senior Birman with beauty, quality and type! She had a very pleasing, gentle, sweet expression in her large, almost round eyes. Her head showed breadth of skull with rounded contours and full cheeks. Her ears were of medium size and set well apart. She had a good profile and chin. Her body had length and felt muscular with very good legs and tail. Her coat was dense and silky with a ruff. Her seal points were warm in tone and her body contrasted well and had that beautiful golden glow. Her gloves and gauntlets were pristine. She was presented to perfection and had a very sweet, gentle temperament. She ran the winner close and it was a pleasure to judge such quality Birmans.
AC SELKIRK REX CHAMPION
1 GCC MURREY-DREW'S ASPIRITOUS URIAH HEAP, 79S 16, M, 28.4.2009
A very handsome young shorthaired Selkirk of excellent type and conformation; his head was round and broad with full cheeks and a muzzle of medium width with the required padded whisker pads that gave the required rectangular impression. It was clearly visible beyond the cheeks when viewed in profile. His ears were of medium size, broad at the base and set well apart fitting into the rounded contours of the head. His whiskers were curly. His nose was short, broad and straight; it had a slight downward slant. His chin was reasonably firm and well developed. His eyes were large, round and well opened. They were set well apart and had a very pleasing expression. His body was cobby with a rectangular torso, strong legs of excellent boning and round paws. The tail was thick, of medium length and well curled. His coat was of fairly uniform length over the body, perhaps slightly shorter between the shoulders. It was thick and dense and stood well away from the body. It was well waved over the entire body and there were deeper waves around the tail. He is maturing well and is a very good example of the breed. Later Best of Variety British Section - many congratulations!
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, MALE
1 IGP PATEY'S GRAND PREMIER SILVERSMOKE TAPS MILLER, 23, MN, 1.4.2008
A very handsome and balanced Aby of excellent type and quality; his formed a moderate wedge with gently rounded contours. His ears were large, well cupped and set well apart. His eyes were almond shaped with an oriental setting and were a bright hazel tone. They were really expressive. There was a slight bump on his profile but the chin had depth. His body was lithe and muscular with a level back and a rounded rib cage. His legs were slender with neat oval paws. His tail was thick at the base and tapered; it was a good length to balance. His coat was superb! It was short and fine but resilient to the touch; the base hair was a really ruddy orange and the black ticking and markings well defined. He was shown in top condition with a healthy gloss to the coat and a confident, relaxed temperament.
RES: McCARTEN'S GRAND PREMIER AGAPIMOU BLACK ARCHIMEDES, 72, MN, 27.3.2003
A very handsome Bombay of excellent type and quality; his head formed a short, broad wedge with a blunt finish. He had width at the cheekbones and jaw-hinge. His ears were large, broad at the base and rounded at the tips; they were set well apart and continued the lines of the upper part of the face. His brow curved gently and he had a distinct nose break. The end of the nose rolled away slightly but the chin was reasonable. His body was hard and muscular with slender legs and a moderately long tail that balanced well. His coat was fairly short, fine and close-lying; it was smooth, glossy and jet black. He was shown in superb condition and had a wonderful temperament.
AV FOREIGN GRAND PREMIER, FEMALE
1 IGP LEE'S GRAND PREMIER KALUKIKATZ ARABESQUE, 76 20, FN, 1.3.2005
A confident, affectionate and gentle Bengal with a wonderful expression and excellent type; she has a medium wedge that is broad with rounded contours. It is slightly longer than it is wide and she has high cheekbones. She had a good profile and a broad nose with a slightly puffed leather. Her muzzle is full and broad with a good chin and prominent whisker pads. Her ears were of medium size with width at the base and rounded tips. They were set well. Her eyes are of oval shape and set at a slight slant. She has a long, muscular body and medium length legs that are strong and muscular with round paws. Her tail is excellent, it is of medium length and thick with a rounded tip. Her coat is short, dense and fine; it felt really soft and luxurious. She has an excellent marbled pattern and well defined facials. The colour is rich and there is contrast. She was shown in superb condition and was a real pleasure to judge.
RES: EDMOND'S GRAND PREMIER CHARNFIELD CHARMIAN, 33A 18, FN, 13.9.2004
A very attractive Devon Rex with a real "pixie" look to her face. Her wedge was short and broad with high cheekbones. She had large ears, very broad at the base and set low. Her forehead curved back to a flat plane between the ears. Her eyes were set well apart; they were oval with a slant to the outer edge of the ear and a mischievous expression. She had a fairly good stop and the chin had depth. Her muzzle was strong with a defined whisker break. She had a slender neck. Her body was hard and muscular with good legs and tail. Her coat was short, dense and fairly soft in texture with even waves. She was shown in excellent condition and had a lovely temperament. She is brown tabby rather than silver.
ANY OTHER FOREIGN PREMIER, MALE
1 GPR MACLAINE'S PREMIER BOMBASTIC MIDNIGHT, 76B 30, MN, 1.5.2007
This snow spotted Bengal had lovely type and an excellent expression; his head was moderate with strength at the muzzle and high cheekbones. His ears were of medium size and set well. His eyes were oval, set with a slight slant and were a lovely colour. His profile was good and his nose broad. He had an excellent body and legs with a reasonable tail. There were some elongated spots but the coat was short, dense and luxuriously soft. He had a lovely pearly glow to the coat and was shown in excellent condition. He was alert, affectionate and a pleasure to judge.
2 (RES W/H) MURTON'S PREMIER MELISSADIAN THAT'S AMORE, 78 30S, MN, 9.5.2009
An elegant male of fair type and style; the head formed a pinched wedge of medium length. The ears were rather small and he held them high. His forehead was rather flat and his nose straight although of uniform width. His eyes were large and rounded almond in shape. They were set at a slight angle which affected his expression. The eye colour was gooseberry green. His chin was reasonable. His body was of medium length with elegant legs and a tapering tail. His coat was of medium length, close lying and glossy. The ground was a pale silver with separate black spots and well defined facials etc. There was visible tarnish on the nose and muzzle. Overall, I did not feel this Mau was of Grand quality.
ANY OTHER FOREIGN PREMIER, FEMALE
1 GPR LEE'S GRAND PREMIER KALUKIKATZ ARABESQUE, 76 20, FN, 1.3.2005
RES: LAUGHER'S IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION & PREMIER LOHR DAYDREAM BELIEVER, 72 45BQ, FN, 23.6.2000. A very beautiful queen of exceptional type and expression; she had an excellent short, broad wedge with a blunt finish to the muzzle. There was width at the cheekbones and jaw-hinge. The top of her head was gently rounded, as was the brow when viewed in profile. She had a distinct nose break and the chin had depth. Her eyes were excellent; they were large and lustrous with the top line slanting towards the nose and the lower line generously rounded. She had an excellent expression. Her body was muscular with slender legs and a balanced tail that tapered to a rounded tip. Her coat was of medium length, fine and close-lying with a smooth texture and superb ticking and markings. The colour was a lovely, warm, milk chocolate on a paler ground. She was in excellent condition, had a lovely temperament and was so unlucky to meet Arabesque.
BRITISH TIPPED NEUTER
1 PR DRONSFIELD & COPE'S PREMIER GREENDALE POLAR PRINCE, 39, MN, 4.4.2007
A cobby, strong Tippy with excellent boning and firm muscle; his head had breadth with a round face and full cheeks. His neat little ears were set well apart in the contours of the head. He had excellent eyes; large, round and very expressive. They were a beautiful green with black eye-liner. His nose was short and straight although his chin could be firmer. His body was compact and he stood low on sturdy legs. The tail was of medium length and had a rounded tip. His coat was dense and crisp; it was reasonably short although longer on the lower back. The tipping was heavy but even and the base was pure silvery white. He was well shown in excellent condition and had an excellent temperament too.
AC COLOURPOINTED BRITISH NEUTER
1 PR STANLEY'S GRAND CHAMPION LORASTON AMARIGE, 40 7, FN, 18.8.2001
A most attractive, cobby, compact female with excellent type and conformation; her head had breadth with a round fact and full cheeks. Her neat little ears were spaced well apart in the rounded contours of her head. Her eyes were large, round and well-opened. They were a good blue. Her nose was short, straight and of uniform width with a good chin. She had a very good body, legs and tail. Her coat was dense with a crisp texture and reasonably short. She was a good cream with shading on the body but there was still some contrast. She was shown in excellent condition and had a mischievous temperament - she gave me a slap as she went back into her pen!
EGYPTIAN MAU ADULT
1 (CC/WH) NICE'S ADATESH DOWAHDIDDY, 78 30S, M, 10.6.2003
A confident, relaxed Mau but I had issues with his head type. His medium wedge was slightly rounded and the ears set well but his eyes were deep set and of almond shape so he did not have that typical worried look. His nose converged also and his chin sloped away. He had a muscular body with good legs and tail. He had a reasonably pale silver ground with black spots with some linkage. There was tarnish to his face, front paws and underparts. He was shown in excellent condition and had a superb temperament.
RUSSIAN BLUE KITTEN
1 + BOB HARVEY'S SHERTEJO BELIAEVA, 16A, F, 4.2.10
A very promising and confident kitten with lovely type and style; the head formed a short wedge with large ears set vertically. Her whisker pads were prominent giving a lovely blunt finish to the head. The angle is not quite there yet. Her eyes were almond shape, very expressive and a really good green. Her body was elegant but solid and muscular with good legs and tail. Her coat is short, dense and plushy. She was a medium blue with a silvery sheen. She was shown in excellent condition and had a delightful temperament.
ASIAN TIFFANIE KITTEN
1 + BOB COLGAN'S RUSHBROOKE OLIVER D'PLATA, 68 43S, M, 29.9.09
A handsome kitten with good type and balance; his wedge was short with width at the cheeks and a blunt finish to the muzzle. The top of his head was gently rounded as was his brow although I would have liked more definition to the nose break. His eyes were large with the top line slanting towards the nose and the lower line nicely rounded. He had a lovely expression. His body was firm and muscular with good legs and tail. The coat was silky and fine; it lay flat along the spine and fringed down the sides. He was evenly shaded in brown on a silvery ground. He was shown in excellent condition and has a lovely temperament.
LILAC BURMESE ADULT, MALE
I considered exhibit 317 for the BOB award but thought he was a little flat on the forehead.
1 CC W/H JENNER-PESCADOR'S MACOYS PESCADORABLE HENRI, 27C, M, 27.6.2008
This male had a rounded wedge although the ears were well spaced. His almond shaped eyes were rounded at the top, making him look Foreign rather than Burmese. In profile the brow was gently rounded and there was a bump on his nose. He had a reasonable nose break but the chin sloped away. His body was muscular with slender legs and a tapering tail. His coat was of medium length but rather woolly in texture and a little coarse on his back. His colour was a dark, muddy lilac without the delicate pinkish tone that is desirable. He had a good temperament.
LILAC BURMESE ADULT, FEMALE
BOB GILES' GRAND CHAMPION RAWEKE SERENDIPITY, 27C, F, 12.3.2007
A very relaxed, friendly female of excellent type and expression; she had a short coat that was fine and close lying with a delicate dove-grey tone and pinkish tinge.
1 CC KENNARD'S CLARKESFIELD OPALROSE, 27C, F, 5.7.2007
A very attractive lilac female with such a pretty face and wicked expression! Her head formed a short, broad wedge with a blunt finish to the muzzle. Her ears were well spaced and the top of her head gently rounded as was her brow when viewed in profile. Her eyes were large and lustrous with the top line slanting towards the nose and the lower line nicely rounded. She had a short nose with a well defined break and a good chin. Her body was well muscled and of medium length. She had slender legs and oval paws. Her tail was of moderate thickness at the base and tapered to a rounded tip. Her coat was short, fine and glossy. It was close lying. She was a beautiful colour that was pale and delicate with a pinkish cast. She was shown in excellent condition and had a lovely temperament.
2 GILES' RAWEKE IN HIGH DEFINITION, 27C, F, 9.4.2009
A young female with promise who is developing well; her wedge was short and blunt with width at the cheeks and well set ears that continued the lines of the upper part of the face. Her eyes were large and very expressive. Her nose was short; she had a defined nose break and depth to her chin. She had a lithe, muscular body with good legs and tail. Her coat was short, fine and close-lying with a healthy gloss. Her colour was a pleasing tone with a delicate pinkish cast. She was shown in excellent condition and had a relaxed, friendly disposition. She was not quite as "finished" as the winner but I feel she has potential.

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