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Tonkinese Breed Club
30th October 2010

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Mrs S Devereux

It was an absolute pleasure to come down to judge at this lovely breed show albeit for my false start sitting on the train that became cancelled!  My thanks go to Cathy and her team for their kindness, hospitality and of course the invitation.  I was delighted to spend the day with my hard working steward Jo Hudson.  Jo is an intuitive steward both in regard to the cats and her judge.  I look forward to working together again many thanks Jo.

AC GR PR NEUTER – FEMALE (IMPERIAL CLASS)

IGR PR RICHARDSON’S GR CH & GR PR TONKAHOLICS ISLA TANIKA (74e).  A real old favourite of mine, now in her tenth year.  Mature elegant lady, carrying some extra weight, though it appeared very evenly distributed!  Shapely limbs, slightly short tail for perfection.  Moderate wedge showing slight whisker pinch.  Slight dip to profile, level, firm chin, correct bite.  Lovely size, shape and set to green blue eyes.  Well set medium sized ears.  Short, close lying, silk textured coat showing slightly darker, well mingled points.  Exemplary temperament, a super advertisement for the breed.  I was later delighted to award overall best in show to this super lady, many congratulations to her owner/breeder.     

BROWN, BLUE, CHOCOLATE, LILAC OR CARAMEL ADULT – MALE

1CC RICHARDSON’S ROMANTICA ARABIAN KNIGHT (74b).  Lovely size, weight and muscle to this elegant young man.  Well shaped body, proportionate limbs, good tail to balance.  Medium wedge with slight whisker pinch, slight dip to profile, level, firm chin, correct bite.  Super size, shape and set to blue green eyes.  Well set ears when relaxed.  Lovely short coat of very good texture, slightly darker, though warm chocolate points shading evenly to paler warm chocolate body tones.  Super temperament, shown in excellent condition.

BROWN, BLUE, CHOCOLATE, LILAC OR CARAMEL ADULT – FEMALE

1CC TONKAHOLICS MIMI LAMINX (74a).  Well grown girl of very good maturity, shapely body, proportionate limbs, balancing tail.  Moderate wedge showing desired slight whisker pinch and slight dip to profile, level chin of good depth, correct bite, from what I could see!  Good shape to blue green eyes, well set.  Very well shaped and set medium sized ears.  Short, close lying coat of pleasing texture, quite a flat shade of blue with points slightly darker.  Not a happy girl today which really precluded her from the BOB.

2 EDGE’S TARJJIKA TALLULAH TULIP (74c).   Thought this girl is fourteen months of age, she really needs to fill out, her look is rather like that of an older kitten at present, she is however very elegant of body and limb with a shapely tail to balance.  Medium, slightly fine wedge with desired slight whisker pinch, profile shows slight dip and a level chin of reasonable depth, correct  bite.  Expressive shape and set to eyes showing multi tones at present, green blue around pupil with a yellow outer rim.  Hopefully as she matures this will settle to more appropriate tones for her breed.  Shapely, medium sized ears of good set when relaxed.  Lovely short, close lying pink toned dove grey coat showing slightly darker points.  A real sweetie, I hope to see her again when she is “the finished article”.    

BOB GOODBURN’S CH TOSHIKI ZODIAC (74a).  Lovely mature lady, elegant body, slender limbs, spoon shaped paws, tail to balance.  Medium wedge showing slight whisker pinch, slight dip to profile, level chin of good depth, correct bite.  Lovely expression to blue green eyes, beautifully set.  Well set ears of good shape and size.  Short silver blue coat, lying close to the body and of silk like texture.  Slightly deeper colour to points.  Excellent temperament and very well presented, really looking great for her just over seven and a half years of age!

RED, CREAM, APRICOT OR TABBY – MALE

1CC W/H MASON’S TALEH MIDAS OF TOSHIKI (74d).  Compact boy needing more skeletal size, acceptable for muscle, though needs a touch more weight.  Short wedge, not typical of the breed, exceedingly slight whisker pinch.  Slight dip to profile, chin appears deep and level, though bite is undershot.  Attractive green blue eyes.  Well set and sized ears.  Slightly greasy and open pale red coat, decidedly deeper in tone of red to the points  and spine line.  Slightly nervous, though very good tempered and easy to handle.  I think perhaps I was being over generous in awarding the 1st place here as this chap is not a typical of the breed, but since it was indeed a breed show and everybody seemed to be happy and having a really good time I really didn’t want to totally upset the mood and atmosphere of the day.

RED, CREAM, APRICOT OR TABBY –FEMALE

What a super class, seven girls entered, six attended, three in the open, three just to be considered for the BOB and all would have, if on their own, been worthy of a CC WOW!!!!

1CC BOB BERNARD’S CH COPERNICUS CHERRY BLOSSOM (74e).  Very elegant, well built, mature girl, super body size, weight and muscle.  Proportionate limbs, spoon shaped paws, shapely balancing tail.  Moderate wedge showing desired slight whisker pinch, dip to profile, level chin, maybe recedes a touch, level bite.  Well shaped and set green blue eyes.  Very good shape and set to medium sized ears.  Short, tight fitting coat, looking and feeling like satin, a pretty mix of browns and reds, slightly deeper to the points.  Delightful temperament, a pleasure to cuddle!

2 RICHARDS’ TONKAHOLICS DONTFORGETME (74g).  A darling girl of only 16 months, so very svelte and elegant.  Correct shape to body and limbs, good tail to balance.  Moderate wedge showing whisker break and profile dip, level, though shallow chin, correct bite.  Well shaped and set blue green eyes, lovely ears for shape and set. Short, close lying coat of shades of blue and cream, a touch darker to the points.  Super temperament.  Just lost out on maturity of body today, for me she just needs to “spread” a little.

3 MASON’S TOSHIKI AZRA (74e).  Good size, weight and muscle, pleasing overall shape of body and limbs, tail correct to balance.  Medium wedge, slight whisker pinch, dip to profile, unfortunately there is a slight detracting bump to her nose, level, slightly receding chin, correct bite.  Good shape and set to green blue eyes.  Medium sized ears, held a touch high for perfection.  Short, sleek coat of very good texture, showing red and brown tones, slightly darker to points.  Very good natured.

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