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Midland Cat Club of Ireland
20th February 2011

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Mrs C Wren

Many thanks to Carmel for asking me to judge this year. A bumper entry of cats and some lovely examples of their various breeds. Thanks also to Sasha who did an excellent job stewarding for me, I hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did.

AC BSH CHAMPION ADULT MALE

GCC – BROOKS’ CH CASIOBURY INDIANA JONES – 15.04.07. Blue. What a lovely example of his breed! Big round head with broad top. Little ears set wide and low. Broad rounded forehead and very full cheeks. Large completely round orange eyes. Deep break to the short broad nose and a strong muzzle with a good chin. Level bite. Broad chest to a massive broad and deep body which is low on his short, thick legs. Big round paws. Balanced length tail with rounded tip. Excellent coat which is very short and dense and of a crisp texture. Mid shade of blue which is completely sound to the roots.
RGCC – HEALY’S CH ARDEEVAN CORMAC – 30.04.08. Chocolate. Broad rounded top of head, ears set just a fraction high. Good width across the rounded brow and the cheeks are well rounded. Round orange eyes. Broad short nose, the muzzle is a little narrow but the chin is strong. Level bite. Well grown body with a broad chest and good depth. The body is a little long rather than cobby but there is good boning to the legs. Balanced length tail. The coat is short and crisp in texture but could be denser especially on his back. Nice rich shade of chocolate which is virtually sound to the roots. Lovely temperament.

AC BSH CHAMPION ADULT FEMALE
GCC CALLAN & RUSSELL’S INT CH LABRYS WARRIOR PRINCESS – 18.02.09. Orange eyed white. Pretty round feminine head. Good width to rounded top with small ears set well. Nicely rounded forehead and full cheeks. Big round bright orange eyes. Good break to the short broad nose and the muzzle is firm and rounded with a good chin. Level bite. Small body but compact and cobby and low on sturdy, thick legs. Firm rounded paws. Balanced length tail, very thick at the base. Lovely short, dense coat with a firm texture. Sparkling white, well presented. Just starting to moult a little today.

AC BSH PREMIER NEUTER  MALE
GCC – VASILIAUSKIENE’S PR PORTEOUS SILVER SUNRISE – 13.04.09. Red silver tabby. An attractive boy with broad rounded top of head. Neat ears set well into the contour. Well rounded forehead and cheeks. Round orange eyes. Short, broad nose and a firm muzzle and chin. Level bite. Solid deep body with a broad chest and short well boned legs with rounded paws. Tail of correct length and shape. Very nice coat which is short and very dense with a firm texture. Rich red pattern on a pale creamy silver ground colour. Clear facial markings, several chest rings and good leg barring. Well defined butterfly and straight spine lines. Matching complete oysters, several complete tail rings.

AC BSH PREMIER NEUTER FEMALE
GCC – VASILIAUSKINENE’S PR HOONIKATZ GRIZZLY – 03.07.08. Black silver tabby. Nicely rounded top of head with good width between the ears which are just a fraction large and open at the base. Gently rounded forehead and well filled cheeks. Big round eyes of hazel/green. Short broad nose with a brick leather. Firm rounded muzzle with a good chin and the bite is level. Broad chest to a solid and deep heavy body. Good boning to the legs and balanced length tail with rounded tip.  Short dense coat of jet black with pewter silver, just lacking a little contrast at present and there is some brindling. Clear facial markings and chest rings. Good butterfly, straight spine lines and matching oysters.

EXOTIC SH TABBY OR TABBY AND WHITE KITTEN MALE
1 & BOB. MCCARTHY’S HINCHKITZ MOONSHINE – 27.07.10. (70 9) Red tabby.  Small ears with very good width between set low on rounded top of head. Broad rounded forehead and the cheeks are developing well. Round wide open bright orange eyes, spaced well apart. Good stop, short nose with complete brick leather and a strong rounded muzzle and chin. Good bite. Well grown body grown for his age with a broad chest and good and good depth and breadth. Short thick legs with big rounded paws. Thick short tail. Lovely texture to the dense coat which stands from the body well. Rich red pattern giving clear contrast to the paler red ground colour, a little paler on the muzzle. Clear facial markings and chest rings. Good leg bars and tail rings. The butterfly and spine lines are rather indistinct but there are clear matching complete oysters on both sides of his body.  

EXOTIC SH TABBY OR TABBY AND WHITE KITTEN FEMALE
1.  LYESNICHENKO’S COOMAKISTA REALTDONN – 07.09.2010 (70 8) Brown tabby. Lovely broad rounded top of head with well placed little ears. Good width across the rounded forehead. Large bold round eyes which are still a muddy orange at present. Good stop to the very short nose which has a fully formed brick leather. The cheeks are filling well and the muzzle is firm and rounded. The bite is slightly off centre. Small cobby body just a little light in weight. The short sturdy legs are well boned. Firm rounded paws. Short length tail which is broad at the base but slightly pointed at the tip. Lovely soft texture to the coat which is of a good length but could be denser on her back. Dense black markings on a slightly cold ground colour at present. Clear facial tracings and chest rings. Good leg barring but the tail is almost solid black apart from a couple of rings at the end. The butterfly and spine lines are very indistinct but there are clear oysters on both sides of her body.

AOC EXOTIC SH NON-SELF KITTEN MALE
1. MCCARTHY’S LISABEL OUT OFTHE BLUE – 15.06.10 (70 12a2) Blue and white bi-colour. A very well grown lad. Big broad head with rounded top and little ears set wide apart. Well rounded forehead and full cheeks. Completely round muddy brown eyes, on the small side but spaced well apart. Very deep stop to the nose, small but fully formed blue leather. Broad rounded muzzle and a strong chin. Good bite. Solid deep body with a broad chest and well boned short legs with big round feet. Very thick tail of correct length. Soft, plushy texture to the coat which is very dense and stands away from the body well. Clean white and a  darkish shade of blue which pales slightly to the roots. White blaze to the face with a couple of blue spots to the muzzle and a blue chin . White chest and tummy and four white boots. There is a patch of white on his neck and another couple on his back.
2. CAUGHEY’S HINCHKITZ ARTHURPENDRAGON – 18.09.10. (70 13b11) Seal tabbypoint. Neat head. Broad rounded top with small ears set low and wide apart, a little open at the base. Good width across the rounded forehead and the cheeks are starting to fill. Large, well spaced round eyes of pale clear blue. Good stop the short broad nose with full brick leather. Rounded firm muzzle with a good chin and bite. Broad chest to a small body but it is all in proportion and cobby with a solid feel to it. Short well boned legs with firm rounded paws. Nice soft texture to the coat which lacks undercoat at present. Rich seal points and a creamy body colour which shows some tonal shading and some tabby patterning on his back at present. . Clear ‘M’ marking to face and good points to the ears. Well ringed tail. Legs show clear barring and the back of the back legs are solid seal.

AOC EXOTIC SH NON-SELF KITTEN FEMALE
1. CRAIG & BELL’S KATYKAYE NEXT TOP MODEL – 12.06.10 (70 12a1) Black and white bi-colour. Nicely balanced head. Broad rounded top of head with little ears spaced wide and low. Well rounded broad forehead and the cheeks are developing well. Full round eyes of pale orange. Full broad muzzle with a firm chin and the bite is good. Broad chest to a cobby compact body which has depth and is of a good weight. Well boned short thick legs with firm rounded feet. Short thick tail. Excellent coat of a good length and lovely plushy texture. Very dense and standing away from the body well. Sparkling white and dense jet black. She is predominantly white with three small black patches on her head, a black diamond on her back and a full black tail. There are a couple of small black patches on her legs. I nominated her for Best Persian Kitten and I was delighted to see she went on to be Best Persian Exhibit. Well deserved.

BSH WHITE (ORANGE EYED) ADULT
Not entered in this class:
BOB to CALLAN & RUSSELL’S INT CH LABRYS WARRIOR PRINCESS

BSH CHOCOLATE ADULT
1. CC & BOB. HEALY’S CH ARDEEVAN CORMAC. Already reported on in Grand class.

BHS BLUE ADULT MALE
1. CC & BOB. BROOKS’ CH CASSIOBURY INDIANA JONES

BSH BLUE ADULT FEMALE
1. CC withheld. BROOKS’ CASSIOBURY BLUE TERESA – 25.04.10. Lovely neat round head. Small ears set well on broad top. Good width across the rounded brow and the cheeks are developing well. Round orange eyes with just a slight green rim at present. Good break to the short, broad nose and the muzzle is nicely rounded with a very firm chin. Unfortunately the bite is undershot. Broad chest to a well grown solid and deep body with plenty of bone to the short legs. Balanced length tail. Lovely coat, very short and dense with a firm texture. Pale blue sound to the roots.

BSH BLUE-CREAM, LILAC OR FAWN TORTIE
1. CC & BOB. O’SULLIVAN’S SLIABH CAOIMHE – 05.05.10. Lilac tortie. A very pretty young girl. Neat ears set wide apart on rounded top of head. Nicely rounded forehead and the cheeks are filling out well. Wide open round eyes of pale orange. Good break to the nose which is short and broad. Firm, rounded muzzle with a good chin. Level bite. Well grown for her age with a broad chest and a solid feel to the body which has good depth developing. Short well boned legs with rounded paws. Tail of correct length and shape. The coat is perhaps just a fraction long but is very dense and has a nice crisp texture. Pale pinky lilac and pale cream well mingled apart from a cream patch on one ear.

BSH BLACK SILVER SPOTTED
1. CC & BOB. REEVES’ SLIABH SUNSHINE – 14.05.10. Female. Only just an adult but developing we.. Neat ears set well on rounded top. Good width across the rounded brow and the cheeks are developing. Completely round eyes of hazel/green. Short broad nose with a brick leather. Well rounded muzzle with a firm chin and the bite is level. Small compact body of a good weight and depth for her age. Short sturdy legs with rounded feet. Correct length tail with clear pattern rings. A dark shade of silver with dense black spotting which is well broken all over. Some fawning on her muzzle.

BSH AC COLOURPOINTED (EX CINNAMON AND FAWN) ADULT
1. CC AND BOB. IZYDORCZYK’S ALEJANDRO REYES DE SILVA – 08.07.09. Blue male. Lovely open face to this lad. Very broad rounded top of head with neat well set ears. Broad across the nicely rounded forehead and full fat cheeks. Big wide open eyes of mid blue. Deep break the short broad nose. Strong full muzzle with a good chin. Level bite. A massive body with a broad chest. The body is broad and very deep and he stands low on his short, very thick legs with big rounded feet. Correct length to the thick tail. Very dense coat which is of a firm texture, just a little long. The body colour is very heavily shaded but it is tonal and there is still a contrast to the dark blue points. Excellent temperament.

BSH WHITE (ORANGE EYED) KITTEN
1 & BOB. REEVES’ SLIABH BEAR IN ICE – 30.09.10.Male. Sweet baby. Ears a little tall and open at the base and there could be more width between. Broad rounded forehead and the cheeks are starting to develop. Pale orange round eyes.  Broad short nose and a firm muzzle with level bite. Well grown body with a solid feel to it and there is good boning to the legs. Firm rounded paws and a balanced length tail which is pointed at the tip. Excellent coat – short and very dense with a crisp texture. Clean white, well presented. He still has a couple of black spots on top of head. Promising baby.

BSH BLACK SILVER TABBY NEUTER
Not entered in this class:
VASILIAUSKIENE’S PR HOONIKATZ GRIZZLY

BSH AOC SILVER TABBY ADULT
Not entered in this class:
VASILIAUSKIENE’S PR PORTEOUS SILVER SUNRISE
MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES
NON BREEDERS KITTEN
1. KEITH’S KAZBARA CELTIC TWILIGHT – 15.06.10. Lilac Persian male.
2. LYESNICHENKO’S ISHCUS CUCKOO – 06.06.10. Tortie tabby & white Maine Coon female.
3. MCCARTHY’S HINCHKITZ MOONSHINE

CHARITY CLASS KITTEN
1.SHIEL’S POPPYLOVE BABYLON BLOSSOM  - 27.09.10. Seal tortie tabby ragdoll female.
2. FRIZELLE’S BAKISTA AUGUSTINE ALLANAH – 11.08.10. Blue point Birman female.

BREEDERS ADULT
1. CALLAN & RUSSELL’S INT CH LABRYS WARRIOR PRINCESS
2. DMYTRIYEVA’S DOBSHANGRILA KIARA – 12.05.10. Brown spotted Bengal female.
3. O’SULLIVAN’S SLIABH CAOIMHE

SENIOR (OVER 2 YRS) ADULT
1.CALLAN & RUSSELL’S INT CH LABRYS WARRIOR PRINCESS
2. LEBIODA’S SHERIDAN VINSENT – 30.05.08. Devon Rex male.
3. HEALY’S CH ARDEEVAN CORMAC

BREEDERS KITTEN
1. DMYTRIYEVA’S DOBSHANGRILA OOPSS – 17.09.10. Brown tabby Bengal female.
2. O’SULLIVAN’S SLIABH EDINA MONSOON – 01.08.10. Asian ticked tabby female.

6-9 MONTHS KITTEN
1. KENNEDY’S WILDWATERS ANJUNA BREEZE – 18.06.10. Brown spotted Bengal.
2. CONNOLLY’S SUNSTORM MIDNIGHT AMBER – 04.07.10. Brown spotted Bengal.

NEVER WON A PC/IC NEUTER
1. O’CONCHOBAIR & WOOD’S GRIZABELLA FIACHRA- 21.07.07. Blue smoke Devon Rex male.

NON PEDIGREE SECTION

ALL BLACK CAT
1 & BIC. HAMMOND’S SKYE – 1yr 8mnths female. Semi longhair. A very pretty girl who was a little nervous. Tall pointed ears and big round green eyes. Long straight nose and long whiskers..  She has an excellent long soft coat which is glossy jet black and very well groomed. Lovely full tail.
2. CREAVEN’S HILLARY – 1yr 2mnths female. Shorthair. Nice neat ears  which are pointed at the tip. Large round green eyes. Straight nose and a rounded muzzle. Good solid feel to her body and she has a lovely short dense coat of glossy black.

BLACK & WHITE CATHORTHAIR
1 &BIC. COX’S PATCHES – 6mnths female. Shorthair. I loved this baby – she was very self assured for her age. It was a pleasure to award her Best in Show Non pedigree. Tall pointed ears and big round pale green eyes. She has a well grown, solid body with elegant fine legs. Short close coat which is predominantly white with small black patches on her head and body and a completely black tail. Very friendly. I understand she was found in a very sad state by her owner but certainly fell on her feet and is now a picture of health!
2.  CREAVEN’S HARVEY – 1yr 6mnths male. Longhair. Tall ear with long tufts coming from inside them. Large round pale yellowy green eyes. Long straight nose. Large solid well fed body with thick legs and big paws. Lovely long coat which is soft and very well groomed. She is dense black with a white nose and muzzle, white bib and four white feet. Full flowing black tail. Very attractive.
3. CREAVEN’S GUESS – 1 yr male. Shorthair. A handsome lad with tall ears and round green eyes. Long straight nose with a bright pink leather. Long solid body which is very heavy with long legs and a long black tail. He is very attractively marked with a symmetrical white blaze to his face. Short dense coat which is slightly coarse in texture. Well presented.
4. O’SHAUGHNESSY’S PANSY – 7yrs male. Shorthair. Not a very happy chap and he was not very keen to come out and see us so we didn’t push him to!! Shame because he looked a very handsome fellow.

BLUE (GREY) OR BLUE & WHITE CAT
1 & BIC. RYAN’S MICKY – 7yr white & grey male. A massive chap with abig broad head. Big yellowy green eyes. A very large broad body which is very well fed. Thick legs with big round paws and a thick tail. He has a lovely tabby pattern and is very well groomed. I loved his little friends he had with him in his pen!

TABBY & WHITE CAT
1 & BIC. O’GALLIGAN’S MISTY – 2yrs male. Shorthair. Another big well fed lad. Large open ear, green eyes and a long straight nose with a bright pink leather. He has a very broad chest and body with a long tail. Clean white with a clear tabby pattern. He was very sleepy and didn’t really appreciate being woken up!!

GINGER OR GINGER & WHITE CAT
1 & BIC. GIZMO – 7mnths male. Ginger tabby shorthair. Attractive boy with a long narrow head. Tall pointed ears. Big round orange eyes. He has lovely long elegant legs and a very long tail with lovely clear pattern rings. Very nice short close coat of bright ginger with a darker spotted pattern. Shown in good condition.
O’GALLIGAN’S INNIE – 8yrs male. Ginger & white shorthair. A huge lad who was quite upset and would not let us handle him!

MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES
VETERAN CAT (OVER 7 YEARS)
1. RYAN’S MICKY
2. O’GALLIGAN’S MISTY

JUNIOR CAT (9MNTHS-2YRS)
1. CREAVEN’S HARVEY
2. HAMMOND & BEACH’S SKYE
3. CREAVEN’S HILLARY

SENIOR CAT (2-7 YEARS)
1. CREAVEN’S HILLARY
2. O’SHAUGHNESSY’S PANSY

FIRST TIME LUCKY CAT OR KITTEN (FIRST SHOW)
1. COX’ PATCHES
2. HAMMOND & BEACH’S SKYE
3. O’GALLIGAN’S MISTY

RADIUS – FROM LIMERICK CITY OR COUNTY
1. COX’S PATCHES
2. O’SHAUGHNESSY’S PANSY

VISITORS – OTHER THAN LIMERICK CITY OR COUNTY
1. CREAVEN’S HARVEY
2. FRIZELLE’S GIZMO
3. HAMMOND & BEACH’S SKYE

RESCUED ADULT CAT (OVER 9 MONTHS)
1. CREAVEN’S HARVEY
2. HAMMOND & BEACH’S SKYE
3. RYAN’S MICKY

RECUED KITTEN (4 TO 9 MONTHS)
1. COX’S PATCHES
2. FRIZELLE’S GIZMO

CAT/KITTEN JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HOME
1. COX’S PATCHES
2. CREAVEN’S HARVEY
3. FRIZELLE’S GIZMO

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