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Show Reports 2008

 

NORTH OF BRITAIN CAT CLUB SHOW
15th November 2008

 

I would like to thank Linda and the committee for inviting me today. We had a lovely day with some super cats. Thank you very much to Colin Wood who came especially to steward for me I hope that you have recovered a little from your travels now, thanks for your company.

AC BIRMAN CHAMPION MALE
GR CC PORTSMOUTHS GR CH CHURSTON MUSCAR CRISPEN (13c5) (16/08/06) Handsome young lad of just over 2 years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Medium ears spaced wide apart. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour, very well set. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Chin needs more strength, but level bite. Strong red points colouring to all points. Good even gloves, even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, full in shape, even and almost matched. Very good body weight and substance with excellent boning, thick set limbs and large paws. A little lacking in coat at present. Medium ruff but a little seasonal and harsh to the texture. Very shady to the shoulders and back. Medium bushy tail. Quite cross today but handled quite well.
RES CC BAXTERS CH ESAYA SIOUX WARRIOR (13c15) (11/05/07) Another handsome young lad of just 18 months with good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with good broad head, full cheeks and quite nicely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with quite mottled eye colour, slightly greeny at the rims. Very well set. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Slightly weak chin with a level bite. Lovely strong orangey red points markings, with strong red colouring to his ears and with trademark tabby thumbprints evident. Medium ears spaced wide apart. Paler mask markings but with good spectacles, spotted whisker pads and a pinkish nose leather. Paler tabby barring to his legs. Good long body with good body weight and substance, thick set limbs and strong paws. Good almost even gloves, the right extends almost to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Slightly uneven socks. Medium to long gauntlets, good full shape but the right is just slightly longer than the left and almost to the hocks, nicely tapered. Very harsh coat, a little claggy but quite well prepared. Medium ruff framing the face with a medium long coat. Medium long tail, bushy and with feint tabby tail rings and a solid tip. Lovely temperament.

TABBY & TORTIE TABBY BIRMAN ADULT
1CC & BOB BAXTERS CH ESAYA SIOUX WARRIOR (13c15) (11/05/07)

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT MALE
1CC DOBSONS CH MAYSULA CHIVAS (67 31t) (08/07/06) Handsome young lad of just over 2 years of age and with good NFC type and with a typical NFC look. Very good strong triangular head shape. Almost straight profile. Large well opened ears, well set. Large oval eyes, very expressive and very well set obloquy. Firm chin and almost level bite, missing most of his front teeth! Very good coat quality and texture with good long guard hairs and a typical double coat. Long body, with very good body weight and substance, very good boning. Attractive silver tabby and white coat pattern. Long well furnished tail. Lovely gentle temperament but he was a little overawed by the whole experience.
2 ROWBERRYS CH ROWGARNOR AMUND (67 18a) (06.08.07) Young NFC lad of just over 1 year of age and of good type. Very good triangular head shape. Straight profile. Lovely large, golden, oval eyes set well and obliquely. Tall ears which could be a fraction larger and are slightly wide set. Good strong chin and level bite. Very good coat quality and texture with good harsh top coat and a definite woolly undercoat, a little scurfy today. Length developing. Long well furnished tail. Very good long body with good body weight and substance, I would prefer slightly more strength to his boning. Blue – silver tabby coat pattern with quite a lot of tarnishing to his mask, front legs and spine line. Lovely sweet temperament.
3 HOWARDS NOYNAROCK SAXON PRINCE (67 18) (11.04.06) Young lad of 2 years of age of fair NFC type. Slightly short triangular head with an almost straight profile which is quite bulbous at the front portion. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large but slightly rounded eyes with an oblique setting. Slightly small ears which are well set and well furnished with very good tufts. Good dense coat but very very woolly, with some top coat evident to the saddle but does not really have a defined waterproof double coat. Good long body with long limbs and strong paws, but he is a little overweight at present. Short well furnished tail. Sweet and gentle temperament.
FEMALE
1CC & BOB KIRK & JUHASZ NOYNAROCK CATALINA (67 31ts) (07.11.07) Promising young girl of just a year in age with very good NFC type and look. Very good triangular head shape with a straight profile. Good chin and level bite. Large oval eyes, well set obliquely. Large, ears, set high on the head could be slightly more open for perfection. Attractive brown tabby and white coat pattern. Long body, but she needs a little more body weight to fill her frame and a little more time for her substance to develop. Strong limbs and large paws. Good NFC stance. Good coat quality and texture with very good harsh and glossy guard hairs to her saddle, slightly woolly to her flanks. Typical double coat apparent with length developing nicely. Long well furnished tail. Vet sweet girl with a lovely temperament.
2 TWYMANS CH NORGESSKAVKATT DRIFA (67 14) (31.12.02) Mature female of 5 years of age and of very good NFC type who I judged just a couple of weeks ago, my report in unchanged from then. At first appearance she looks a little boxy in the muzzle until you feel the bone but she actually has a very good balanced triangular head. Almost straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Large ears, well furnished but slightly flared in positioning. Large oval eyes, well set obliquely. Very good long body with very good weight and boning with strong limbs and large paws. Excellent coat quality and texture with a true double coat and a lovely harshness to her guard hairs and a good woolly undercoat nicely developed. Good medium ruff and shirtfront to balance out her head. Long well furnished tail. Blue eyes and pure white coat pattern, very well prepared. A bit of a wriggler but super gentle temperament.
3 ELMS NOYNAROCK SWEET-MAGIC (67 18) (11.04.06) Young female of just over 2 ½
years of age and with nice NFC type. Very good triangular head with a straight profile. Large but quite round eyes, set obliquely but looked too bold. Slightly small ears, set a little wide on the head. Firm chin and level bite. Very good coat quality and texture with a good medium ruff and length to the coat. Long glossy guard hairs to her top coat and double coat evident, Long well furnished tail. Good long body
with good boning and substance, strong limbs and paws. Silver tabby coat pattern with some tarnishing to the face. Lovely temperament.
4 METCALFES MAYSULA KJAERSTI (67 31ts) (31.01.08)

RED, CREAM &TORTIE GROUP BIRMAN NEUTER – MALE
BOB WATSONS UKIGRPR MYLWARD BARLEY SUGAR (13c5) (30.03.01) Lovely mature Birman lad of excellent Birman type. Strong skull with broad head, full cheeks and rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with excellent blue eye colour and very well set. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Good gloves. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets almost matched and even. Huge coat with an excellent full ruff and good overall length, very well prepared. Quite woolly in texture with slight shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Long body with very good body weight and substance and excellent boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Lovely red points markings. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.
1PC SKELDINGS PR POLPAPAWZ DRAKOS STAR (13c5) (16.07.06) Super young lad of good Birman type. Strong skull with a broad head, full cheeks and slightly narrow muzzle. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Ears still slightly tall at present. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Good gloves, right goes to the stopper pad but not beyond. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets full in shape, even and nicely tapered. Long body with good body weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Fabulous pale coat with very slight shading, soft and silky. Excellent preparation. Medium bushy tail. Lovely red points colouring.

NORWEGIAN FOREST NEUTER – FEMALE
1PC & BOB LEESES SHANLIVLE DELTA (67 22) (13.04.07) Young female of good NFC type and just over 1 ½ years of age. Very good clean triangular head shape with a nicely rounded forehead. Large but slightly rounded eyes, but this could be because she was slightly nervous on the day. Large, well furnished ears nicely tapered but slightly wide set on the head. Level bite but a quite weak chin. Straight nasal profile. Fabulous full coat with an excellent coat quality and texture, with long glossy guard hairs and a distinctive double coat. Excellent coat preparation. Very long body with very substantial boning but a little lacking in body weight at present. Long limbs and large paws. Very sweet girl.
2 DOBSONS CH MAYSULA PANDJARA (67 31t) (28.07.04) Mature young lady of nice NFC type, she is now just over 4 years of age. Good triangular head shape with an almost straight profile. Large ears which are quite wide set on the head but very well furnished. Large, oval eyes, well set. Weak chin and level bite. Quite a compact body which is a little overweight! I would like to see her a little longer in the body but she has very good boning and substance with quite long limbs and large paws. Very good coat quality and texture with a super harsh top coat with good strong and glossy guard hairs and an apparent undercoat too. Long well furnished tail. Brown mackerel tabby and white coat pattern. Another sweet girl.

AC NON – BREEDERS FEMALE
1 STREENERS MIEIKKI NIGHTINGALE STAR (66) (03.12.07) Lovely young Ragdoll of just over 11 months in age and with excellent Ragdoll type. Good broad head with a flat plane. Well developed cheeks and well rounded muzzle. Very good chin and level bite. Excellent gentle dip to profile. Medium ears set wide apart and nicely tilted forward. Good dark seal points markings, paler to her legs. Lovely expressive eyes, large well opened and of a slightly pale blue colour. Very good long body with excellent body weight and boning, especially for her age. Long limbs and strong paws. Full coat and ruff, very woolly and with slight shading the shoulders and back. Well prepared. Medium well furnished tail. Super example of the breed, who was quite talkative today, lovely female.
2 KIRK & JUHASZ NOYNAROCK CATALINA (67 31ts) (07.11.07)
3 JOHNSONS MAYSULA MISTY MITTENS (13c2) (03.04.07) Very typy female who is just over 1 ½ years of age with very good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and nicely rounded muzzle. Lovely slight dip in profile. Very expressive, almost round eyes with excellent blue eye colour. Medium ears spaced well apart. Slightly uneven gloves, the right is a little low and scalloped and the left is nicely marked. Even socks. Very good medium length gauntlets , full in shape, nicely tapered and almost matched and even. Excellent full coat with a full ruff framing the face and with just very slight shading to the shoulders and back. Medium bushy tail. Good body weight and length but a little too fine in boning. Medium limbs and paws. Lovely young lady.

AC NOVICE FEMALE
1 STREENERS MIEIKKI NIGHTINGALE STAR (66) (03.12.07)
2 SMITHS ADATELO MAZIE GRAY (64 41esw) (05.10.07) Maine coon female of just a year in age but overall too small in frame and stature for the breed. I judged this female just a couple of weeks ago and my report is unchanged. Medium length head, slightly longer than broad. Good broad head with high cheekbones, fairly full cheeks and a good square muzzle, I would like a little more overall breadth to the head. Lovely shallow concave curve to profile. Large, tall ears, nicely tapered with tufts but slightly flared in placement. Full, round eyes, gold in colour and set slightly obliquely. Very small frame and too fine in boning for her age and breed. Medium strong legs and medium round paws. Tail, just long enough and well furnished. Excellent coat quality and texture, soft and silky with good glossy guard hairs and undercoat well developed. Excellent coat preparation. Very attractive tortie - silver tabby and white diffused coat pattern. Sweet temperament.
3 ELMS NOYNAROCK SWEET-MAGIC

AC MAIDEN MALE
1 METHVENS LADYPAWS CARUSO (13c3) (09.01.08) Lovely young lad Birman lad at just 10 months of age and with excellent Birman type. I judged this lad very recently and my report is unchanged. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Medium ears placed wide apart. Slightly straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Very expressive, almost round eyes of a very good blue, slightly deep in setting. Slight brindling around the eyes and to the tail. Low scalloped gloves, right more scalloped than the left. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, slightly pointed but almost even. Very good body weight and substance for his age, with excellent boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Very pale soft and plush coat, very dense but silky in texture. No shading at all and with excellent preparation. Medium long bushy tail. A very promising lad with a fabulous temperament.
FEMALE
1 ELMS NOYNAROCK SWEET-MAGIC (67 18) (11.04.06)

AC SENIOR
1 BAKERS GRCH ALANTRIS DANNY’S BOY (13d) (25.10.06) Handsome young Turkish Van lad of 2 years in age and with very good type. Substantial broad wedge to the head. Medium nose and a barely perceptible dip to profile. Firm chin and level bite. Large and oval eyes, light amber in colour and very well set. Soft and silky coat, very dense, plush and well prepared, with no ruff yet and length still developing. Good coloured markings on the head attached to the ears, almost matching and 1small thumbprint of colour on his cheek. Long and very substantial body with very good boning and weight for his age. Neat, well rounded feet. Tail slightly short for balance. Lovely temperament.
2 HARVEYS KARALOU POLLYANA RAINBOW (64 31et) (24.03.06) Very impressive young female of fantastic stature and with good Maine Coon type. Medium long head, slightly longer than broad. Good broad head with reasonably strong cheekbones and fairly full cheeks and a good square muzzle, just needs a little more strength to her cheekbones and a little more depth and width to her chin to balance out her head. Slightly concave curve to profile with a little bump. Full, round eyes, spaced wide apart and set obliquely. Large, tall ears, set high but slightly splayed in the position on the head and with huge ear tufts. Extremely substantial body and boning, long body with very substantial limbs and huge paws. Long well furnished tail. Very good soft and silky coat, very well defined and with an obvious double coat. Well prepared on top but would have benefited from a little more preparation underneath. Very pretty tortie tabby and white coat pattern. Very well defined butterfly to her shoulders but the rest of her tabby marking are rather diffused, with a white bib and feet. Lovely temperament.
3 WILSONS CH MONTANTE DIOR (66a) (22.05.06)

AC RADIUS
1 SHAWS MOONECIA RED ZEPPELIN (64 41dw) (17.09.07) Very substantial young lad of good Maine Coon type and just over a year in age. I judged this lad very recently and my report is unchanged. Medium length head longer than broad and he has not yet developed the full breath to his head that will really give him balance. Good overall width to his head but needs a little more fullness to his cheekbones, nice fairly full cheeks and lovely strong square muzzle. Shallow concave curve to profile with a little bump. Very good chin and level bite with a very good strong perpendicular line. Large tall ears, wide at the base and nicely tapered to good ear tufts. Very well set. Attractive, full, round eyes, copper in colour and spaced wide apart and very well set obliquely. Very long body with very substantial body weight and excellent boning. Substantial legs and large round paws. Long well furnished tail. Very soft and silky coat with excellent preparation. Good medium ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Strong top coat but very little undercoat at present. Diffused red tabby and white coat pattern with white feet. God oyster and strong spine line apparent. Lovely lad with a super temperament.
 

 

YORKSHIRE COUNTY CAT CLUB SHOW
25th October 2008

 

I would like to thank Lynda and the committee for their kind invitation today. Lovely venue that I have not been to before with a super lunch and some great cats. Thank you to Liz Benson who stewarded for me and did a great job with the cats, much appreciated Liz.

AOC MAINE COON KITTEN - MALE
1&BOB EVARDSONS KADACOON GHOST DANCER (64 36) (02.04.08) Attractive Black smoke boy of nice Maine Coon type. He is now 6 months old. A little overawed by today’s proceedings and therefore a little grumbly but handled reasonably well. Good medium length head, slightly longer than broad but a little narrow overall at present. Quite full cheeks and reasonably high cheekbones with a good square muzzle. Profile a little too straight and with a little bump at the end. Good chin and level bite with a good perpendicular line. Quite large ears, tall and just a little too wide at the base, unfortunately he refused to hold his ears up for us today. Good ear tufts. Full round eyes, copper in colour and well set obliquely. Long body with very good body weight quite substantial boning but for his age I would like to see him a little bigger overall. Quite substantial legs and round tufted paws. Long well furnished tail. Good double coat already developed. Log glossy guard hairs, soft and silky top coat with a nice woolly undercoat present. Length and ruff still developing. Good smoke coat colour with a silvery white base coat apparent as the coat moves. Nice clear coat with only a few tabby markings. Sweet young lad who I hope will overcome his fear in time.

AC SLH BREEDERS (WITH WHITE) ADULT MALE
1 WHITBYS CH SUCETTE PRINCE VALIANT (13c4) (13.07.07) Handsome young lilac Birman lad. With excellent Birman type and a lovely expression. Strong skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Very expressive, almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour and very well set. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced wide apart. Lovely pinkie lilac points colouring to all points. Good even gloves, even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, full in shape and nicely tapered and almost matched and even. Very good body weight and substance with very good boning, thick set limbs and strong paws. Excellent full coat and ruff framing the face. Soft and silky and very well prepared. Pale coat with no shading. Short but bushy tail. A lovely young lad with a super gentle temperament
2 SHAWS MOONENCIA RED ZEPPELIN (64 41dw) (17.09.07) Very substantial young lad of good Maine Coon type and just over a year in age. Medium length head longer than broad and he has not yet developed the full breath to his head that will really give him balance. Good overall width to his head but needs a little more fullness to his cheekbones, nice fairly full cheeks and lovely strong square muzzle. Shallow concave curve to profile with a little bump. Very good chin and level bite with a very good strong perpendicular line. Large tall ears, wide at the base and nicely tapered to good ear tufts. Very well set. Attractive, full, round eyes, copper in colour and spaced wide apart and very well set obliquely. Very long body with very substantial body weight and excellent boning. Substantial legs and large round paws. Long well furnished tail. Very soft and silky coat with excellent preparation. Good medium ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Strong top coat but very little undercoat at present. Diffused red tabby and white coat pattern with white feet. God oyster and strong spine line apparent. Lovely lad with a super temperament.
3 BISHOPS CH BANOVAL MIDNIGHT MAGNUM (64 41w) (14.03.07) Massive young lad of good Maine Coon type and at 19 months of age. Medium length head, slightly longer than broad. Excellent breadth of head and with super high cheekbones, fairly full cheeks and a lovely strong square muzzle. Shallow concave curve to profile. Strong chin with a level bite and a very good perpendicular nose line. Large, tall ears, set too wide apart on his headed with a very bonneted placement today, this was the main reason for his lower placement in this class. Good ear tufts. Full round eyes, with a lovely expression, golden in colour and set slightly obliquely. Very long and substantial body with excellent boning. Very good body weight with very substantial legs and huge round paws. Long well furnished tail. Soft silky coat with a definite top coat but lacking in undercoat at present. Very good pattern, very clear classic tabby markings, super clear sine line, well defined butterfly and oysters. Warm brown tabby coat colouring. Very well prepared. Length still developing. Super gentle lad with a good temperament.
FEMALE
1 WALSHS OLTOMAINE TIFFANY CASE (64 41gw) (13.11.07) Wonderful young Maine Coon female of excellent type. At just 11 months of age she has fantastic substance and boning. Medium length head, slightly longer than broad. Excellent breadth to head with superb high cheekbones, fairly full cheeks and a lovely strong square muzzle. Lovely shallow curve to profile. Strong chin with level bite and super perpendicular nose line. Large, tall ears, wide at base, nicely tapered and very well set, with good ear tufts. Very expressive eyes, full and round, spaced wide apart, and set slightly obliquely. Lovely golden colour. Excellent long body with excellent body weight and substance. Excellent strong boning with substantial limbs and huge round paws. Long well furnished tail. Excellent coat quality and texture, very soft and silky with long glossy guard hairs and the undercoat and length developing. Very well prepared. Very pretty blue tortie tabby and white coat pattern with a diffused but definite tabby pattern. A very lovely young female who will definitely be one to watch, lovely temperament.
2 TWYMANS CH NORGESKAUKATT DRIFA (67 14) (31.12.02) Mature female of 5 years of age and of very good NFC type. At first appearance she looks a little boxy in the muzzle until you feel the bone but she actually has a very good balance triangular head. Almost straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Large ears, well furnished but slightly flared in positioning. Large oval eyes, well set obliquely. Very good long body with very good weight and boning with strong limbs and large paws. Excellent coat quality and texture with a true double coat and a lovely harshness to her guard hairs and a good woolly undercoat nicely developed. Good medium ruff and shirtfront to balance out her head. Long well furnished tail. Blue eyes and pure white coat pattern, very well prepared. A bit of a wriggler but super gentle temperament.
3 SPOTSWOOD CH BEAUBRIGHT APRILS STAR (13c1) (08.04.04) Mature Birman female of 4 ½ years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and reasonably rounded muzzle. Good dark seal brown points colouring to all points with just a little brindling around the eyes. Almost round eyes, very well set but with slightly pale blue eye colour. Ears a little tall at present. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Good even gloves, left goes to the stopper pad. Even socks. Good medium long gauntlets, almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Very good long body with good boning and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium long coat but no ruff at present. Pale soft and silky coat with slight shading to the back. Pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail with slight brindling. Good temperament.

AC SLH MAIDEN ADULT
1 FEARNLEYS COONARIA FIRESTORM (64 41d) (25.01.08) Lovely young Maine Coon lad of 9 months of age with very good type and massive proportions! Lovely medium length head, slightly longer than broad. Very good breadth of head with super high cheekbones, fairly full cheeks and very strong square muzzle. Profile a little too straight. Firm chin with level bite, but would benefit from slightly more width to balance out his muzzle. Good perpendicular line. Large, tall ears, nicely tapering with good ear tufts. When he chooses to hold them up they are very well set!! Lovely golden eyes with a super expression full and round and set slightly obliquely. Massive body, very long and with excellent boning and good body weight. Substantial legs and huge round paws. Long tail. Excellent coat quality and texture. Very well prepared with an obvious double coat although no real length and lacking in undercoat at present. Red tabby coat pattern, lovely rich red colouring. Very good butterfly and oysters to his flanks. Very well prepared. Fabulous temperament, it’s a shame he is too big to fit in my pocket……
2 COOKS LUNASTAR PRECIOUS FLOWER (66) (07.05.07) Young female of almost 1 ½ years of age with good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a flat plane. Well developed cheeks and a well rounded muzzle. Firm chin and level bite. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Dark seal points colouring to all points. Medium ears, placed well apart on the head and with a good forward tilt. Well furnished and slightly rounded at the tips. Large, well opened eyes with good blue eye colour, set slightly obliquely. Very short coat with no ruff, shading to the shoulders and back. Reasonably long body, a little fine boned but with good body weight for her age. Tall limbs and rounded paws. Short bushy tail. Good temperament.
3 SMITHS ADATELO MAZIE GRAY (64 41esw) (05.10.07)

AC SLH NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR (WITH WHITE) KITTEN
1 BARTONS NORGESSKAUKATT SKVALASSON (67 14) (27.06.08) Delightful NFC kitten, only just old enough to be here today. With a lovely NFC look and excellent type. Very good triangular head with a nicely rounded forehead. Straight profile. Good chin and level bite. Very good large ears, very well set to follow the lines of the head and well furnished. Large oval eyes very well set and very expressive. Good body weight and substance for his age with strong limbs and large paws. Pure white coat with a little dark spot still apparent between his ears. Very good coat quality and texture for one so young with good guard hairs clearly visible on the top coat. Very promising kitten, I will look forward to seeing how he grows. Lovely temperament.
2 HENDERSONS AHTARRA LUCIEN (66 31) (20.02.08) Lovely Ragdoll kitten of just over 8 months of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a super flat plane. Large ears with good width between them. Nicely tilted forwards and very well set. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Very expressive eyes, large and well opened eyes, very good setting and with very good blue eye colour. Lovely dark seal points colouring with good inverted V on mask. Pale coat, soft, silky and quite plush in texture, with no thumbprints to contrast on his back. Good length developing. Excellent long body with substantial boning, strong limbs and paws. Very good body weight. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.
3 BARKERS OCEANARIA ATLANTICA (64 41w) (04.02.08) Young Maine Coon kitten, just over 8 months of age and of good Maine Coon type. At present he is at that difficult stage of development and is just a long streak, he needs more time to fill out his frame. Quite long and slightly narrow head at present. Quite high cheekbones and cheeks. Reasonably square muzzle but needs more strength to balance his head length. Shallow concave curve to profile. Firm chin with level bite and a nice perpendicular nice line. Large, tall ears, nicely tapering with good ears tufts but slightly too wide in setting. Full, round eyes, golden in colour and set slightly obliquely. Very long body with quite good weight but needs time to fill out his frame. Quite substantial legs and large round paws. Long well furnished tail. Cold brown tabby and white coat pattern would have benefited from a little more preparation underneath. Good pattern with good butterflies and oysters but very solid spine line. Sweet temperament.

AC SLH SPECIAL LIMIT KITTEN
1 DOBSONS MAYSULA VINGER (67 31ats) (14.06.08) Lovely NFC kitten with a super NFC look and excellent type. Only just 4 months of age. Very good triangular head with a nicely rounded forehead. Almost straight profile. Large ears with a very good setting and well furnished. Very expressive oval eyes, large and well set. Firm chin and level bite. Good boning and body weight for his age. Long limbs and strong paws. Typical NFC stance. Lovely silver mackerel tabby and white coat patterning. Soft kitten coat at present with length still developing, but with good harsh and glossy guard hairs already apparent on her top coat and with the undercoat starting to develop. Very sweet and promising kitten who will go far. Lovely temperament.

AC SLH BREEDERS (WITH WHITE) NEUTER
1 WARDLES LUNABLEU CRÈME BRULEE (13c1) (15.09.06) Stunning young female of 2 years of age and with excellent Birman type. Strong skull with a super broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Super expressive almost round eyes of good even blue. Very well set. Medium ears set well apart. Firm chin and level bite. Slight dip to profile. Very good feet markings with very good even gloves, the left extends to the stopper pad at the back. Even socks. Very good medium length gauntlets, almost matched and even. Full in shape and nicely tapered. Fabulous full coat with a full ruff and shirtfront. Pale coat, soft and silky coat with no real shading. Very good body weight and substance for her age with good boning, thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium bushy tail. Lovely cat with a lovely temperament.

AC SLH VISITORS NEUTER A
1 WARDLES LUNABLEU CRÈME BRULEE (13c1) (15.09.06)
2 BURGESS GRCH COONARIA SHAMWARI (64 41) (28.04.07) Lovely young Maine Coon lad at 17 months of age and with good type. He has the most superb classic coat pattern. Medium length head, slightly broader than long. Very broad head with reasonably high cheekbones but would benefit from a fraction more width to his cheekbones to balance out his very strong square muzzle. Shallow concave curve to profile. Firm chin and level bite with a good perpendicular nose line. Large, tall ears, very wide set and very flared in positioning with huge tufts. Very substantial body weight and substance with a very long body. Substantial limbs and huge paws. Long well furnished tail. Amazingly clear and well defined classic tabby pattern, lovely warm brown tabby coat colouring. With excellent clear butterfly markings, even down to the eyes, lovely clear oysters to his flanks and excellent thumbprints to his ears. The best quality pattern I have ever seen on a Maine Coon, fabulous! Very well prepared. Lovely lad with a super temperament.
3 MAWSONS PR FINIKA PRINCE CASPIAN (64 31t) (02.05.06)

AC SLH VISITORS NEUTER B
1 ALLENS PR SPIRITDANCERS DARCEY (66 31) (08.08.06) Handsome Ragdoll lad of just over 2 years of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a super flat plane. Large ears with good width between them. Good forward tilt to ears and very well set. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle with a super clean inverted V on his face. Super gentle dip in profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large and well opened eyes, well set and with good blue eye colour. Lovely dark seal points colouring with two clear white thumbprints to his back. Very good soft and silky coat. Plush in texture and medium in length with a medium ruff and shirtfront framing his face. Good long body with substantial limbs and strong boning and rounded paws. Good body weight. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.
2 WHITTLES PR TIGANLEA LORD FERDINAND (67 31ts) (09.06.05) Very substantial young male of just over 3 years of age with good NFC type. Very good triangular head and almost straight profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Very expressive eyes, large, oval, well opened and well set obliquely but just a fraction deep in the setting for me. Large ears which look nicely set but he would insist on bonneting them today and would not hold them up!! Very well furnished. Long body and very substantial boning with good weight. Typical NFC stance, high on the legs and with large paws and good snowshoes. Full double coat already well developed, with full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Excellent coat quality and texture and very well prepared. Excellent harshness to his topcoat. Very long tail, very well furnished. Not too happy to be handled today.
3 WALSHS OLTOMAINE BILLY THEKID (64 31) (24.11.06)

AV SLH LONGHAIR ADULT OR NEUTER
1 CURTIS LIONMAINE BUFFALO SOLDIER (64 41w) (04.06.07) Young Maine Coon lad of just over a year in age with good Maine Coon type. Medium length head, slightly longer than broad. Good broad head with reasonably good high cheekbone and fairly full cheeks. Good square muzzle, just needs a little more time for the breadth in his cheekbone to fully develop. Shallow concave curve to profile, with a slight bump. Firm chin and level bite with a good perpendicular nose line, needs just a bit more width to hi chin to balance with his head. Large ears, set much too wide on his head and a little flared in placement, with good ear tufts. Full and round eyes, lovely copper colouring and set slightly obliquely. Massive length to body with superb boning and very good body weight for his frame. Very substantial limbs and huge rounded paws. Powerful depth to his chest. Long tail a little sparsely furnished. Excellent coat quality and texture, but no real length at present and lacking in undercoat, but well prepared. Very good pattern with very good butterfly and oysters, but a slightly solid spine line. Pure white paws and bib. Very sweet gentle giant with a lovely temperament.
2 MAWSONS COONSEQUENCES MAL-TEASER (64 41) (06.04.07) Young Maine Coon lad of almost 1 ½ years of age and of fair Maine Coon type. Quite moderate head length. Broad head, but lacking in breadth in the cheekbones and also in the muzzle, which is quite rounded. Shallow concave curve. Firm chin and level bite with a good perpendicular nose line. Large ears, tall and nicely tapering with ear tufts, well set high on the head. Full, round eyes, greeny-gold in colour and set obliquely. Long body with very good body weight and substance for his age. Substantial limbs and large rounded paws. Long tail. Excellent coat quality and texture with very good glossy guard hairs to his top coat but lacking undercoat at present and still quite short with the overall length developing. Well prepared. Very warm brown tabby coat colouring, good pattern with a good butterfly and nicely split spine line, oysters slightly more diffused. Sweet lad with a gentle temperament.
 

 

COLOURPOINT, REX COATED & AOV CAT CLUB
18th October 2008

 

I would like to thank Molly, Patsy & Sue for inviting me today. It was another busy but lovely day, thank you for the gift it was much appreciated. Thank you very much to Simone Ensor who stewarded for me, it was a lovely surprise and a good day. Thank you for your support and I hope that we can do it again sometime.

CHOCOLATE & LILAC BIRMAN ADULT MALE
1 CC & BOB METHVENS LADYPAWS CARUSO (13c3) (09.01.08) Lovely young lad Birman lad at just 9 months of age and with excellent Birman type. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Medium ears placed wide apart. Slightly straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Very expressive, almost round eyes of a very good blue, slightly deep in setting. Slight brindling around the eyes and to the tail. Low scalloped gloves, right more scalloped than the left. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, slightly pointed but almost even. Very good body weight and substance for his age, with excellent boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Very pale soft and plush coat, very dense but silky in texture. No shading at all and with excellent preparation. Medium long bushy tail. A very promising lad with a fabulous temperament.
FEMALE
1CC DELANEYS DEENLAY SYRINGA (13c4) (26.09.07) Young female of just over 1 year of age and with nice Birman type. Strong skull, broad head with quite narrow cheeks and muzzle. Her head is somewhat unbalanced at present she needs time to develop and fill out. Slightly bold eyes with good blue eye colour in the centre but paler towards the rims. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Slight dip to profile but with a very slight bump. Slight brindling to the muzzle, around the eyes and on her tail. Ears a little tall at present. Low and slanted but even gloves. Even socks. Medium long, full gauntlets almost matched and nicely tapered. Slightly short but bushy tail. Good body weight and substance for her age with thick set limbs and strong paws. Very soft and silky coat, medium in length and with good length developing. Very well prepared and with no shading to the shoulders and back. A little immature at present but will develop with time. Good temperament.

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT FEMALE
BOB WHEELERS GR CH DRAKBORGENS MISS QUICKFIS (IMP) (67 31et) (09.08.03) Very substantial NFC female of excellent type. Excellent triangular shaped head with a nicely rounded forehead. Straight profile. Large oval eyes, very expressive and very well set obliquely. Strong chin with a level bite. Large ears with good furnishings set well on the head. Long body with substantial boning. Excellent body weight with long limbs and large paws. Attractive patched tortie and white coat pattern. Excellent coat quality and texture but lacking in undercoat at present. Very good long guard hairs and a super harsh texture to her top coat. Coat length and ruff lacking at present but no doubt will grow back in time. Slightly short tail, with reasonable furnishings. Lovely example of the breed with a super temperament.
1CC HANDYS TIGANLEA VISCOUNTESS NEELA (67 31ets) (27.07.05) A very substantial young female of just over 3 years in age and with good NFC type. She is a lovely substantial example of the breed her it is just a shame that her ears although large are very poorly set on her head, other than this she is a lovely girl. Very good triangular head. Almost straight profile, a little bumpy in the front portion. Firm chin and level bite. Large very expressive eyes, oval in shape, green in colour and very well set. Excellent long body with excellent boning and body weight. Strong limbs and large paws. Very good NFC stance. Attractive silver tortie & white coat pattern. Very good coat quality and texture with excellent long glossy and harsh guard hairs and distinctive double coat developed underneath. Good medium ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Well prepared. Long well furnished tail. She was quite talkative today!
2 HALLS BAGGINS MISS GIGGLES (67 31es) (29.12.07) Young NFC female of very good type, she is only just 9 months old and is really quite fine boned for the breed. Very good triangular head with a nicely rounded forehead. Almost straight profile. Large ears, not rounded, well furnished and very well set following the line of the head. Large well opened eyes; just set a fraction too obliquely for me. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Excellent coat quality and texture with obvious double coat and with good length developing but no ruff apparent yet. Good weight for her frame but only medium boning and length of frame. I am not sure this will improve over time and she may become too small for the breed. Long well furnished tail.

BLUE POINT BIRMAN KITTEN - MALE
1 & BOB MADDENS PANJANDRUM HADRIAN (13c2) (06.06.08) Very sweet kitten of good Birman type. He is just 4 months of age. Strong rounded skull. Slate grey points markings. Good broad head with slightly narrow cheeks and muzzle at present, but this will develop in time. Slight brindling around the eyes and to his muzzle. Ears a little tall at present. Profile a little too straight. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Almost round eyes with good blue eye colour, still a little pale at the rims. Good body weight but I would like to see stronger boning. Medium limbs and paws. Generous gloves, both slanted off to the sides but acceptable. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, full in shape and nicely tapered, almost matched and even. His feet were a little stained and he was a little greasy behind the ears and on his belly. Pale coat, soft and fluffy kitten coat with length developing. Slightly short tail.

CHOCOLATE BIRMAN KITTEN – FEMALE
1 & BOB DELANEYS DENLAY MISSDIOR (13c4) (30.03.08) Lovely lilac kitten with a fabulous coat and lovely expression. Excellent Birman type and at just 6 months of age. Strong rounded skull. Broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with excellent blue eye colour and very well set. Good slight dip in profile with a little bump. Ears a little tall at present. Slightly brindled around the eyes and to the muzzle. Good firm chin with level bite. Very good body weight and substance with very good boning. Long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Good even gloves, right goes to the stopper pad but not beyond. Even socks. Slightly uneven gauntlets, right is low to medium in length and trails off to the side. The right is medium in length, full in shape and nicely tapered. Fabulous coat, excellent length with full ruff and shirtfront framing the face already. Soft and silky and very pale with no shading to the shoulders or back. Excellent preparation. Slightly short tail. Lovely girl with a lovely temperament, I can see that she will be a little superstar so she has a very appropriate name!!

BLUE POINT BIRMAN NEUTER – MALE
BOB TALBOYS CH & PR KLASSYKLOGS KINGHAYYAM (13c2) (09.07.02) Lovely mature lad of just over 6 years of age with excellent Birman type. I just love this blue boy he is what a real Birman should be!! Strong skull with a super broad head, full rounded cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Soft blue – grey points colouring to all points. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue, very well set and with a lovely gentle expression. Medium ears set well apart. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Excellent body weight and substance with a very long body and excellent boning. Thick set limbs with large strong paws. Fabulous full coat with just very slight shading to the back but pale at the roots. Soft, silky and very well prepared. Full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Good even gloves and socks. Good long gauntlets, very good full shape and almost matched and even and almost to the hocks. Medium bushy tail. A lovely gentle boy with a super temperament.
1 PC Withheld THOMPSONS DUBROVA ZEUS (13c2) (12.12.07) A very handsome young lad of substantial proportions. He has very good Birman type, I was really sorry to have to withhold the PC but unfortunately he has an isolated white spot above his dew pad on his left front leg. I suspect that due to his age and as is colouring is just developing that this has only just become apparent. What a shame as otherwise he is a lovely and very substantial lad. Strong rounded skull, board head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Beautiful almost round eyes which are a very good blue and very well set. Medium ears set well apart. Firm chin and level bite. He has a long body and very good body weight and substance for his age with thick set limbs and string paws. Coat still quite short but developing slowly. Medium bushy tail. What a shame about his spot, a lovely lad with a super temperament.

CHOCOLATE & LILAC POINT BIRMAN NEUTER – MALE
1PC & BOB BEAUMONTS CH & GR PR JANDORA JAMES BOND (13c3) (23.11.02) A very substantial lad of 5 years of age and with good Birman type. Strong rounded skull, broad head with full cheeks, I would like just a little more fullness to his muzzle. Slight dip in profile with a bump. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour with a lovely expression, very well set. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Some brindling to the mask, especially around the eyes and muzzle. Good gloves, left goes to the stopper pad a looks like a spot but is actually all connected and when brushed the right way does not extend past the stopper pad. Even socks. Long gauntlets, almost matched and even, full in shape and almost reaching to the hocks. Very long body. Excellent body weight and substance with excellent boning. Powerful chest, Thick set limbs and strong paws. Long tail, very bridled. Very full coat with a full ruff and shirtfront framing his face. Soft pale coat, silky and quite long. Well prepared. Very gentle temperament.

NORWEGIAN FOREST NEUTER – MALE
BOB FISHLOCK-LOMAX PR VIEUXTEMPS VANTAGE VROOM (67 31t) (15.11.02) Very substantial male with a lovely NFC expression and very good NFC type. He is now almost 6 years of age. Very good triangular head with a rounded forehead. Almost straight profile. Very good chin and level bite. Large oval eyes, well opened and obliquely set. Lovely NFC expression. Very large ears but a little wide set and he tends to hold them a little flared. Long body with substantial body weight and boning. Long limbs and strong paws. Very good coat quality and texture with harsh and glossy guard hairs and a woolly undercoat giving a distinctive double coat. Medium ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers at present. Attractive patched brown tabby and white coat pattern. Long tail, well furnished. He was a little tetchy today but handled ok.

RAGDOLL OR NFC NON – BREEDERS
1 WHEELERS GR CH DRAKBORGENS MISS QUICKFIX(IMP)
2 HANDYS TIGANLEA VISCOUNTESS NEELA
3 HALLS BAGGINS MISS GIGGLES

SENIOR
1 MADDENS CH FELONIE WILD ORCHID (13c2) (10.05.03) Lovely mature female of 5 years in age, and with excellent Birman type. Strong rounded skull with broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Super slight dip in profile. Good chin and level bite. Lovely expression with almost round eyes of a good even blue, very well set. Medium ears set well apart. Good even gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets which are a good shape and nicely tapered. Good long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Good body weight and boning. Lovely full coat, soft and silky and medium in length with lovely full ruff and shirtfront framing her face. Only a little shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail. A lovely Birman with a typical expression and a really sweet disposition.
2 CLOWES CH KRYSTALTOZE AMELIA (13c11) (19.04.03) Another mature female Birman of very good type and now 5 years of age. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head, full cheeks but a slightly narrow muzzle. Almost round eyes, very pale blue in colour, well set. Good slight dip in profile. Good chin and level bite. Very good tabby markings with good spectacles and spotted whisker pads. Medium ears spaced wide apart with tabby thumbprints. Good even gloves. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, almost matched and even, nice full shape and nicely tapered. Very pale, soft and silky coat. Medium long with ruff developing. Good long body but I would like a little more strength in her boning. Medium limbs and strong paws. Medium bushy tail with tabby tail rings. Good temperament.
3 HARDWICKS CH RUTTERKIN KISS ME KATE (64 31et) (28.06.06)

ARISTOCRAT
1 JOINERS JEMAHAN LYNXY LACEY (64 41asw) (19.05.07) Attractive young female of just over a year in age and with nice Maine Coon type. She is still a little immature at present and is very long and lean in all aspects of her type. Strong skull with a quite long head at present and overall still lacking in head breadth at present. Quite narrow cheekbones but with a good square muzzle. Shallow concave profile. Quite strong chin, but she would benefit from a little more width, level bite and a strong perpendicular line. Large, tall ears set well on the head but a little flared in their positioning with some furnishings. Large open eyes, full, rounded and green in colour, with a lovely setting and expression. Very long body length with good substance but I would like to see stronger boning. Strong limbs and large round paws. Very good coat quality and texture, soft and silky, with good long guard hairs and a good undercoat already developed. Very well prepared. Nice pattern with a good butterfly on her shoulders and an obvious although diffused spine line. Pure white feet and bib. Even though she is a Blue silver tabby I think she does have very slight tarnishing on her nose and front feet but otherwise clear. Slightly short tail a little sparsely furnished. Super temperament, just needs time to mature.
2 DUNSTALLS ELANESSE ANOUSHKA (66) (08.12.06) – 24 Sweet Ragdoll female of just over 1 year of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a good flat plane and good width between the ears. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Very good chin and level bite. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart. Very pale blue eye colour. Good dark seal points. Very dark coat, quite soft but already very shaded. Long body with strong limbs and round paws. Substantial body substance and weight. Lovely temperament.

VISITORS
1 MADDENS CH FELONIE WILD ORCHID
2 HANDYS TIGANLEA VISCOUNTESS NEELA

RAGDOLL/NFC NON – BREEDERS KITTEN
1 HANDYS NORSKMAGI TAVARIS (67 31ts) (24.06.08) Lovely NFC kitten of just over 3 months of age with excellent NFC type. Silver tabby and white coat pattern. Very good triangular head with a nicely rounded forehead. Straight profile, slightly broad and parallel between the eyes. Lovely expressive oval eyes, large and well opened and set well obliquely. Very large ears, lovely tapered shape and well furnished, with an excellent setting. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Fluffy kitten coat, very good guard hairs and with good length developing nicely. Good body weight and substance for his age with good boning. Strong limbs and large paws. Long well furnished tail. An excellent kitten with a lovely playful temperament.
2 DAVIES ROWGARNOR GABRIELA (67 31ats) (26.04.08) Striking kitten of just over 5 months of age and with very good NFC type and a lovely NFC look. Good triangular head with a nicely rounded forehead. Almost straight profile. Large oval eyes. Slightly deep in setting but nicely obliquely. Large ears, tall in shape and well furnished and well set. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Long body with long limbs and good body weight and boning for her age. Good NFC stance. Very long tail, nicely furnished. Very good coat quality and texture, still quite soft but with good guard hairs already apparent and a woolly undercoat developing. Lovely temperament.
3 HALLS BAGGINS FIELDS OFGOLD

BIRMAN, TURKISH VAN OR MAINE COON NON – BREEDERS NEUTER
1 TALBOYS CH & PR KLASSYKLOGS KINGHAYYAM
2 PLANTS LIONMAINE BETTY BOOP (64 31ets) (02.07.05) Very attractive young Maine Coon female of just over 3 years of age with excellent presence and with very good type. Good medium long head, slightly longer than wide. Super broad head with lovely high cheekbones and full cheeks. Good square muzzle, for perfection I would like a fraction more strength to the muzzle. Good shallow concave curve to profile. Strong chin with a good perpendicular line and a level bite. Large tall ears, nicely tapering to finish in good ear tufts. Very well set. Full, round eyes, spaced wide apart and green in colour. Very well set and with a lovely expression. Very long body with very good body weight and substance and excellent boning. Substantial legs and large paws. Long well furnished tail. Excellent soft and silky coat with a good top coat with good evidence of guard hairs and a good woolly undercoat present. Very well prepared. Diffused tortie silver tabby and white coat pattern. Very diffused tabby pattern. Very pretty cat who was a little cross today.
3 HARRISS PR SNOWWITCH MENTOBE NKOSI (13c1) (28.05.06) Handsome lad 2 years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with good broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Good dip in profile with just a slight bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears set well apart. Almost round eyes, with nice blue eye colouring, well set and giving a lovely Birman expression. Very good dark brown seal points to the mask, ears and tail with slightly paler legs. Long body with very good body weight and substance with thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly low scalloped gloves, right goes to the stopper pad but not beyond. High but even socks. Good gauntlets which are almost matched and even and medium in length, the right has a blunter ending. Pale coat, soft and silky and with excellent texture. Pale golden over glow to the coat. Full coat with a medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face, Well prepared. Medium bushy tail. A little tetchy today but handled well.

AV ADOLESCENT
1 ENSORS KITTAH OBYSSEW (13c5) (25.10.07) Handsome young male of just 11 months of age with excellent Birman type, I judged this lad a month ago and my report has hardly changed from then. Strong rounded skull. Lovely broad head with full cheeks and a nicely rounded muzzle. Good slight dip to profile with a little bump. Good chin and level bite. Almost round eyes of a slightly pale blue, especially at the rims. Very well set and giving a lovely expression. Medium ears set well apart. Good long body with very good boning and body weight. Excellent substance for his age. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Even gloves, left extends at side slightly and right goes to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Even socks. Good long gauntlets reaching almost to the hocks, quite full and nicely tapering but finishing quite thinly. Slight staining to the feet. Very good dark red points markings to the ears, mask and tail, with slightly paler legs. Lovely pale coat, soft and silky and a good medium length with a good medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Slight shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Very well prepared, just need to sort those feet out! Medium bushy tail. Very sweet lad with a lovely disposition.

AV CERTIFICATE WINNER
1 BUTLERS CH NEJEN SEALED WITHAKISS (13c1) (23.07.97) Fabulous veteran female of just over 11 years of age with excellent type and Birman expression. Strong rounded skull with a lovely broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile with a very slight bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Excellent deep dark brown seal points colour to all points. Very expressive almost round eyes of a very good blue. Lovely setting. Medium ears, well spaced apart. Substantial long body with excellent boning and body weight. With thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly low gloves, even socks. Very good gauntlets almost to the hocks, matched and even and full in shape. Lovely full coat with a full ruff, medium long silky coat slightly shaded to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Soft and silky and very well prepared. Tail, medium and bushy. Lovely temperament.
2 ASHWORTHS UKGRCH &UKIGRPR EMERISLE DIAMANTE (66 31) (02.03.00) Lovely mature Ragdoll of just over 8 years of age and with excellent Ragdoll type. Lovely broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Nicely tilted forwards. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Very good chin and level bite. Very expressive eyes, large and well opened eyes, good shape and setting. Even blue eye colour. Good seal brown points colouring with good even inverted V on mask. Pale coat, soft, silky and quite dense in texture, with two thumbprints of white on her back. Excellent preparation. Very substantial and long body with strong limbs and round paws. Very good body weight and boning. Long well furnished tail. Lovely temperament.
3 MADDENS GR PR PANJANDRUM THE LIKELY LAD

AV VISITORS
1 ASHWORTHS IGRPR RAGALYN BLUELAGOON (66 31a) (27.04.04) Very handsome and mature Ragdoll of almost 4 ½ years of age with excellent Ragdoll type. Super broad head with a flat plane to head. Lovely rounded muzzle and full cheeks. Very good medium sized ears which tilt forwards nicely and are set well apart on the head. Good gentle dip to profile. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart with excellent blue eye colour. Good chin and level bite. Massive lad with very substantial boning, long body and very good body weight. Medium length limbs with large rounded paws. Good long well furnished tail. Very attractive blue – grey bi – colour coat pattern, clear white all the way underneath and with just 2 thumbprints of blue on the back. Fabulous full coat with a lovely ruff and shirtfront framing his face. Lovely cat with a super temperament.
2 CALDWELLS PR CALLOUI ENRICO (13c2) (30.04.06) Handsome young lad of almost 2 ½ years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with a lovely expression and excellent blue eye colour. Medium ears spaced wide apart. Lovely slight dip in profile. Firm chin and level bite. Good gloves with slightly uneven socks. Good medium length gantlets, full in shape and almost matched and even. Very good full coat with ruff , soft and silky and with just slight shading to the shoulders and back. Excellent long body with very good substance and boning. Massive lad with thick set limbs and strong paws. Lovely boy with a super gentle temperament.
3 MADDENS GR PR PANJANDRUM THE LIKLEY LAD

MAINE COON ADULT/KITTEN/NEUTER
1 PLANTS LIONMAINE BETTY BOOP (64 31ets) (02.07.05)

 

 

LONG HAIR & SEMI LONG HAIR CAT CLUB SHOW
4th October 2008

 

I would like to thank Carol, Ron and the committee for inviting me today. It was a lovely day with some beautiful cats. Thank you very much to Dawn Davies who stewarded for me in her usual capable style, I really enjoyed your company Dawn, thank you.

SEAL POINT BIRMAN ADULT - FEMALE
BOB LEES GR CH KLASSYKLOGS KALEMYOKOKO (13c1) (09.07.02) Lovely mature female of very good Birman type. She is now 6 years of age. Strong rounded skull, broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Very expressive almost round eyes, well set but slightly pale in colour. Medium ears set well apart. Slight brindling on muzzle, but otherwise good dark seal brown points markings. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Slight dip to profile but with a little bump. Good gloves, left goes to the stopper pad at the back. Even socks. Good gauntlets, medium in length and a good full shape, almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Very good body weight and substance. Long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Very short coat at present, with quite a lot of shading to the shoulders and back but still pale at the roots. Coat a little seasonal and a little harsh in texture at present. Slightly short but bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

BLUE POINT BIRMAN ADULT - FEMALE
1 CC & BOB BUSHS CH TARKUSHA SAFFIYA (13c2) (13.05.06) Lovely young Birman female, just over 2 years in age and with very good Birman type. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Lovely blue grey points markings to all points and with slightly paler legs. Typical Birman expression, almost round eyes, well set but slightly pale in colour especially at the rims. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Firm chin and level bite. Slight brindling to her whisker pads at present. Ears still slightly tall but well set apart. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, nicely tapered, almost matched and even and full in shape. Very good pale coat, soft and silky with a medium ruff and shirtfront and with excellent preparation. Very good body weight and substance and very good strong boning to this girl. Long Body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly short but bushy tail. Very sweet temperament.
2 IVINSONS KALEMYO LALOLA DOLLYBLUE (13c2) (09.08.04) Mature young lady of good Birman type. Just over 4 years of age. Strong rounded skull, broad head with full cheeks and good rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes which were slightly pale in colour especially at the rims. Her eyes were a little messy today and this spoilt her expression. Good slight dip in profile. Firm chin and level bite. Medium ears set well apart. Medium long coat with medium ruff and shirtfront. Slightly harsh texture to the coat today. Dense, plush coat with slight shading to the shoulders and back. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low gauntlets, right is quite full and pointed, left is slightly more offset and also quite pointed. Even in length. Good body weight and substance. Medium long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium bushy tail. Good temperament.
3 SIMMONDS CH CHRISTMAS JOY NENYA (13c2) (02.04.06) Young girl of just 2 ½ years in age with good Birman type. She is at a very in-between stage at present and her head is really out of balance, she needs more time for her head to develop and mature. Rounded skull but head is a bit narrow at present, cheeks and muzzle both need to broaden and develop the requisite fullness. Slightly weak chin and unfortunately she has a problem with her bite. The upper jaw is slightly twisted and overshot; this was confirmed by the Duty Vet. Very expressive almost round eyes of a good blue, but still slightly pale at the rims. Very well set. Ears are slightly tall at present but well spaced apart. Good slight dip to profile. Good even blue-grey markings to the mask tail and legs. Very low and scalloped gloves, right goes to the stopper pad. Even socks. Medium length gauntlets almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Good body weight and good boning with a long body and thick set limbs and paws. Medium long coat, pale and dense in texture with no shading, just slight glacial overtones, length still developing. Well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT – MALE
1 CC HERMONS TIGANLEA VISCOUNT NILSEN (67 31dts) (27.07.08) Very handsome NFC lad of substantial boning and with good NFC type. He is now just over two years in age. I was very pleased to hear later from his owner that this CC makes him a Champion, very well done. Very good triangular head with an almost straight profile and a rounded forehead. Unfortunately his profile also has a very wide bridge and quite a bumpy bulbous shape towards the front of his profile, which I feel really detracts from his overall look. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large golden oval eyes set slightly deep but obliquely. Large ears well furnished but slightly wide set. Excellent long boy with super boning and very good body weight and size. Long limbs and large paws. A little lacking in coat at present but still has the double coat evident, with long glossy guard hairs, just lacking in overall length and in undercoat at present. Lovely gentle temperament.
FEMALE
1 CC & BOB HERMONS CLEASANTA RHEA (67 20) (08.11.05) Lovely young NFC female who has really developed since I saw her last as a kitten. She is now almost 3 years of age and has very good NFC type. Cold brown tabby coat pattern. Very good triangular head with a straight profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large ears well furnished and very well set. Very attractive large and oval greenish eyes, just slightly deep set but nicely oblique. Very very long body with very good substance and boning, she is just slightly light weight at the moment but that is probably due to her age. Long limbs, very good NFC stance and large paws. Excellent coat quality and texture, although she is lacking in undercoat at present. Her harsh but glossy guard hairs are very apparent. Long well furnished tail. Lovely sweet temprement.

SEAL POINT BIRMAN KITTEN - MALE
1 & BOB BUSHS KUTAZA KAILIF (13c1) (28.01.08) Very substantial kitten of just over 8 months of age and of very good Birman type. Lovely dark seal brown points to all points but with paler legs and with slight brindling to the whisker pads and around the eyes. Strong rounded skull, broad head with full cheeks and quite a lovely muzzle. Good slight dip to profile. Strong chin, level bite. Ears are a little tall at present. Almost round eyes with good blue eye colour a little paler to the rims. Scalloped gloves. Even socks. Very uneven gauntlets, right is lower and slightly misshapen and quite pointed. Left is medium in length and nicely shaped and tapered. Excellent long body with excellent body weight and substance for his age, with strong limbs and paws. Very pale coat, soft and silky, medium in length, no ruff at present but length developing nicely. Very well prepared. Medium long bushy tail. Lovely kitten, it is shame his gauntlets are so uneven, lovely gentle temperament.
FEMALE
1 BENNETT & NORFOR PICNMIX MARIEBELLE (13c1) (15.04.08) Very sweet little kitten of just over 5 months of age with good Birman type. I judged his kitten a couple of months ago and she hasn’t grown as well as I would have liked by now. Strong rounded skull with a broad head and quite full cheeks, nicely rounded muzzle. Nice seal points but with quite a lot of brindling to the whisker pads, mask and tail. Ears a little tall at present but set wide apart. Almost round eyes of a very good even blue, for perfection I would like to see them slightly larger, but they are very well set. Firm chin and level bite. Good slight dip to profile. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, almost matched and even, nicely tapered. Very fine boned for her age, but with good body weight. Very pale coat, soft and silky and with length developing nicely. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

SEAL POINT BIRMAN NEUTER – MALE – These neuters were lovely a difficult choice!
1 PC & BOB SEYMOURS PR FANCYPAWS MRBOJANGLES (13c1) (24.10.05) Handsome young Birman of excellent type. Almost 3 years of age. Strong skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Very expressive almost round eyes of a very good even blue, very well set. Very good dark seal points to all points markings. Lovely slight dip to profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears set well apart. Good even gloves. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, full but slightly offset and tapered to the outside. Very long body. Excellent body weight and substance with excellent boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Very good pale coat with slight shading to the shoulders and back , pale at the roots. Good medium length coat, plush and dense in texture. Good medium long ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Medium bushy tail, with a lightly bumpy end but all ok. Lovely example of the breed in excellent condition and with a super gentle temperament.
FEMALE – This was an exceptionally difficult decision, both these girls are lovely examples of the breed. 1PC SEMOS UK GR CH PRIDNJOY ARABESQUE (13c1) (20.08.99) Lovely mature Birman female, now 9 years of age and in fabulous condition. She has excellent Birman type. Strong skull, lovely broad head with full cheeks and fully rounded muzzle. Good slight dip in profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced wide apart. Very good dark seal brown points colouring to all points with just slight brindling to her mask. Almost round eyes with a lovely typical Birman expression and excellent deep blue eye colour. Very well set. Slightly uneven gloves one is very scalloped but ok. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, quite full and almost matched. Excellent full coat and ruff framing the face. Slight shading to the shoulders and back, dark almost to the roots. Soft and silky and very well prepared. Very good body weight and substance with good strong boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament, a real credit to her owner breeders.
2 FINCHS SNOWWITCH AMARYLIS (13c1) (05.06.02) Another lovely mature female, who ran the winner exceptionally close. I just felt that Arabesque had a slight edge in the balance of her muzzle today, but you did give me a task!! Another mature 6 year old with excellent Birman type. Strong skull with a super broad head, full cheeks and muzzle. Almost round eyes, very expressive and of a good even blue, well set. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Lovely dark seal brown points to all points, with just very slight brindling to her mask. Good slight dip to profile with a very slight bump. Low scalloped gloves. Uneven socks, one quite low and the other longer. Uneven gauntlets, right is low and left is medium in length but both are full in shape and nicely tapered. Very plush and dense coat with a lovely golden over glow. Good medium long coat with medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Very full coat, very well prepared. Good long body with good weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Lovely girl a bit of a huffer but easy to handle.

AV SLH (EXCLUDING Birman / Turkish Van) ADULT FEMALE
1 MURRAYS CH MCKITTYCREEK AURORA (64 41ew) (06.04.06) Lovely female of exceptional size and stature and with excellent Maine Coon type. She is now almost 2 ½ years of age. I just love her “don’t mess with me expression”. Strong skull. Very strong square head and muzzle. Head is of moderate length but with excellent balance. She has wonderful breadth to high cheekbones and a very strong square muzzle. Lovely shallow curve to profile. Very good strong chin with a good perpendicular line and level bite. Large tall ears et wide at the base and well furnished with good tufts and well set. Full, round eyes, golden in colour and set slightly obliquely. Long and massive body with excellent body weight and super muscular conformation. Fantastic boning and large round paws. Very long tail, very well furnished. Very attractive Classic tortie tabby and white coat pattern. Very diffused tabby markings with obvious oysters to her flanks and strong tabby markings on her mask, white bib and sparkling white feet. Excellent coat quality and texture with double coat apparent and with long and glossy guard hairs. Excellent coat preparation. Full coat with a full ruff, shirtfront and breeches. Lovely gentle temperament.
2 SALLOWS CH FILENSO TREASURE (66 31) (11.05.07) Lovely young Ragdoll of just over 16 months in age and with excellent Ragdoll type. Good broad head with a flat plane. Well developed cheeks and well rounded muzzle. Very good chin and level bite. Excellent gentle dip to profile with a retrousse tip. Medium ears set wide apart and nicely tilted forward. Large well opened eyes of a very good blue. Lovely inverted v on mask She is at that in between stage at the moment and whilst she has a long body with quite good boning she is lacking in the correct Ragdoll substance. Long limbs and strong paws. Two white thumbprints to the back with the rest a paler seal colour. Slightly short coat, soft and silky, with length still developing. Very well prepared. Slightly short but flowing tail. Lovely temperament.

AV SLH DEBUTANTE ADULT FEMALE
1 MULLETS RAGADORA SCHEHERAZADE (66) (30.07.07) Sweet Ragdoll female of just over 1 year of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a good flat plane and good width between the ears. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Very good chin and level bite. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart. Very pale blue eye colour. Good dark seal points. Very dark coat, quite soft but already very shaded. Long body with strong limbs and round paws. Substantial body substance and weight. Lovely temperament.

AV SLH NOVICE KITTEN MALE
1 TAYLORS BRIZLINCOAT MAHARAJAH (63a) (18.06.08) Striking Somali kitten who was very talkative today. With excellent Somali type and only just old enough to be here. Unfortunately he was quite overawed by the day and the noise in the show hall and he was extremely tense, hopefully he will overcome this in time. Strong head with a moderate wedge and lovely rounded contours to the cheeks and muzzle. Excellent profile with a slight nose break. Very strong chin and level bite. Very good medium ears set well apart and well cupped and well furnished and with a super crescent setting evident from behind. Almond shaped eyes, lovely golden colour, very well set and with very good eye spectacles and pencil lines. No real ticking evident on his body other than on his forehead, where he does have strong ticking, I am sure the rest will come with time. Lovely apricot ground colour to his coat with a good strong cinnamon spine line already apparent. Very soft and fluffy kitten coat, very well prepared and with good length for his age. Very good full cinnamon heels and paws pads. Firm body of very good substance and boning with long legs and oval tufted paws. Medium tail. Lovely little kitten, who I hope will overcome his fear.
2 HAMILTONS LADYDOLL STUDMUFFIN (66 31a) (28.05.08) Lovely Ragdoll kitten of just over 4 months of age and with good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Nicely tilted forwards. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle, perhaps his muzzle is a little full for perfection. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Very expressive eyes, large and well opened eyes, super shape and setting. Very pale blue eye colour. Lovely soft blue grey points colouring with super inverted V on mask. Pale coat, soft, silky and quite dense in texture, with just one thumbprint of white on his back. Substantial and long body with strong limbs and round paws. Very good body weight. Long tail. Lovely temperament.

AV SLH NOVICE KITTEN FEMALE – This was an exceptional class of kittens.
1 MANSELLS FORESTSHADOW CAJSA (67 18a) (18.04.08) Stunning young kitten of just over 5 months of age with excellent NFC type. Excellent triangular head with a straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Large eyes, oval and set slightly obliquely, lovely expression. Large ears, set high and nicely open on the head. Very good body weight and substance for her age with excellent boning. Strong limbs and large paws. Excellent coat quality and texture especially in such a young kitten. With excellent long guard hairs , harsh and strong in texture and a very good undercoat already developed. Long tail, well furnished. Very pretty silver tabby coat pattern. Very promising kitten with a lovely temperament.
2 WOODHEADS MUSRAFY LACEY (13c8) (07.05.08) Lovely Birman kitten of excellent type, almost 5 months of age. Strong skull, broad head with full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Almost rounded eyes, very expressive and with excellent blue eye colour. Very well set. Medium ears, just a little tall at present. Firm chin and level bite. Profile a little straight at present. Good body weight and substance for her age with strong limbs and paws. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Very pale, soft and silky coat, length developing nicely and with no shading at all. Medium long bushy tail. Lovely lilac tortie markings present on all points, although there is only a tiny amount on one back leg! Lovely temperament.
3 GILLMANS NAVARRI ONE INA MILLION (64 41esw)
X3 TAYLORS BRIZLINCOAT FARFROM USUAL (63)

AV SLH VETERAN (OVER 8 YEARS OLD) NEUTER
1 BELLS GR PR ARCADY MOPSA (13c13) (01.05.00) A lovely mature female of 8 years of age, in fabulous condition and with very good Birman type. I judged this cat quite recently and my report is unchanged. Strong skull, super broad head with full cheeks and a nicely rounded muzzle. Good dip to profile with a little bump. Firm chin and very slightly overshot bite. Almost round eyes of an excellent deep blue, very well set and giving a lovely expression. Medium ears, well spaced apart and with feint tabby thumbprints. Good well defined chocolate tabby markings to mask and front legs. She has an almost white nose leather that I feel does detract from her. Good long body with very good boning and body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves, left extends slightly at the side. Even socks. Good gauntlets, left is medium long, full and nicely tapered. Right is slightly lower but also full in shape. Super pale ivory coat with good medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Very slight shading to the back, very well prepared. Slightly short tail, bushy but without tail rings. Lovely gentle temperament.
2 LEES CH & SUP UK GR PR KALEMYO KLAWSFORAPPLAUSE (13c11) (17.05.00) Lovely mature lad of 8 years of age with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a lovely broad head and good rounded cheeks, for perfection I would like more fullness to his muzzle. Chin would benefit from a little more depth, even bite. Slight dip to profile with just a slight bump. Beautiful and expressive deep blue eyes, almost round in shape and very well set. Good dark seal brown points colouring to mask ears and tail, he still retains the reddish / chocolaty area around his nose which along with the slight lack of fullness there, for me just detracts slightly. Very strong and well defined tabby markings to mask and legs. With a well defined “M”, good spectacles and slightly spotted whisker pads. Good pink nose leather. Medium ears, well spaced apart and showing strong tabby thumbprints. Very long body with excellent boning and body weight. Medium long thick set limbs and strong paws. Gloves good, the right extends slightly to the side but both close. Socks almost match. Good shape gauntlets, even, matching and short in length with slightly blunt endings. Full very pale beige coat, silky and soft, and very well prepared as always. Fabulous full coat with a lovely full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Slightly shaded to the shoulders and back but still pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail with tabby tail rings and a solid tip to the tail. Lovely gentle lad with a super temperament who is a credit to is owner/breeder.
 

 

BUCKS, OXON & BERKS CAT SOCIETY
20th September 2008

 

I would like to thank Barbara and the committee for inviting me today. It was a super day with some lovely exhibits. Thank you very much to Marilynn Skulski who came especially to steward for me. She handles the cats with her usual care and attention. It was good to catch up; I hope we will do it again soon.

RED, CREAM & TORTIE POINT BIRMAN ADULT - MALE
1 CC withheld. YEOMANS CH AYLPURRTONA REDDY TEDDY (13c5) (16.06.07) Young immature male who is very unbalanced at present with fair Birman type. Rounded skull, quite broad head but he currently has quite narrow cheeks and muzzle giving him more of a triangular rather than rounded head type; this was my primary reason for withholding the CC today. Almost round eyes of a nice blue well set. Slight dip in profile with a bump. Very weak and receding chin, slightly overshot bite. Good long body and good body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Quite dirty feet, I am not sure if he had had an accident today. Good gloves. Reasonably even socks. Very very low gauntlets, due to the dirty talcy feet it was difficult to assess the gauntlets but they appeared to be ok and almost matched and even. Very harsh coat, pale with some shading to the back, would have benefited from more preparation. Medium bushy tail. Very cross today and didn’t want to be handled.
FEMALE
1 & BOB YEOMANS CH ESAYA PURFIK PURINDOORS (13c5) (01.04.06) Lovely young female of almost 2 ½ years of age with very good Birman type, however I was quite concerned about her eye colour which is very pale and mottled. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Good dip in profile with quite a bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Almost round eyes, with a lovely expression and very well set but as I have said earlier, very pale and mottled eye colour. Pink nose leather. Good strong red points colouring to ears, mask and paler legs. Long body with very good boning and body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly scalloped gloves the left goes to the stopper pad at the back. Even socks. Medium to long gauntlets, slightly uneven, left is medium in length and full in shape and tapers off at the top. The right is also a good shape, almost to the hocks and hooks around to the inside at the top. Slightly short but bushy tail. Pale coat, dense and a little harsh on the top, with some shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Medium long with a medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Well prepared. Lovely temperament.

BLUE POINT BIRMAN KITTEN – MALE
1 BUSHS KUTAZA KITO (13c2) (21.02.08) Substantial young kitten of almost 7 months of age and of very good Birman type. At the moment he is growing really fast and is all at in-between stages, once he fills out a little he will be more balanced. Slate grey points to all points but with paler legs. Strong rounded skull, broad head with full cheeks and quite a rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile with a pronounced nose bump. Slightly weak chin, needs a little more depth. Bite slightly overshot at present. Ears are very tall at present. Almost round eyes with quite pale blue eye colour especially around the rims. Good gloves, almost even, left extends at the back but not past stopper pad. Even socks. Uneven gauntlets, left is low, and quite pointed. Right is medium in length and nicely shaped and tapered. Excellent long body with excellent body weight and substance for his age, with strong limbs and paws. Medium length pale coat with very slight shading to the back. Very dense and plush , very well prepared. Slightly short but bushy tail. Very promising kitten, who just needs some time to mature and grow into his frame, lovely temperament.
2 DEAR & COOPER PICNMIX VELVET AZURE (13c2) (17.04.08) Another lovely kitten with a very typical Birman expression and very good Birman type. He ran the winner very close today, he is just 5 months old. Almost round eyes with a lovely expression and excellent eye colour and shape. They just looked a little sore today, but the duty vet assured me there was nothing to worry about. Strong skull, broad head and slightly narrow muzzle. Medium ears set well apart. Slight brindling around the eyes and on the whisker pads, other than that, good blue grey points, with paler legs. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Good long body for age, with very good body weight and substance. Strong limbs and large paws. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Very very low but very even gauntlets very pointed in shape. Medium bushy tail. Pale coat, soft and silky, no real shading and length developing well. No ruff yet developed. Lovely kitten who will go far, lovely temperament.
FEMALE
1 & BOB PIKES CAROONA BOUNCING BUNDLE (13c2) (04.03.08) Super kitten who has really grown and developed since I saw her last. Unfortunately she was very naughty today and is quite strong willed, I do hope that she calms down a little as she grows up! Just over 6 months of age and with very good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely dip to profile. Would benefit from a little more strength to the chin but level bite. Ears still slightly little tall at present. Good blue grey points to head and tail with paler legs. Very expressive, almost round eyes with good blue eye colour, just slightly pale at the rims. Very well set. Slightly low and scalloped gloves, right extends to the stopper pad but not beyond. Slightly uneven socks. Low to medium gauntlets, quite even in shape, left dips in at the side. The right has a trail off the top of the gauntlet but it does attach to the gauntlet. Good long body with very good body weight and boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Lovely pale coat, soft and silky with hardly any shading. Good medium ruff and shirtfront developing nicely. Slightly short but bushy tail. Very promising kitten.

2 PHILLIPS LALOLA RIVERDANCE (13c2) (03.04.08) Another lovely type kitten, I was so sorry to see that she has a withholding fault. She has a large coloured spot in the middle of her left gauntlet. Strong skull, broad head and full rounded cheeks with muzzle developing nicely. Slight dip in profile. Almost round eyes with very good blue eye colour. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Long body with good body weight and substance for her age. Soft, and silky, pale coat, medium in length with texture developing well. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament, such a shame about the spot.

RED, CREAM & TORTIE BIRMAN KITTEN – MALE
1 & BOB GENTRYS PURINDOORS WATCHTHISPACE (13c5) (07.05.08) Lovely Birman kitten of very good type, at just over 4 months of age. Strong skull, broad head, reasonably full cheeks with muzzle developing, just a little pinched at present. Very strong chin and level bite. Almost round eyes with very good eye colour, very well set with a lovely expression. Slight dip in profile with a bump. Points colouring very pale at present with mask on yet fully developed. Eras a little tall at present. Long body, quite strong boning and with excellent body weight for age. Very low and scalloped gauntlets, both extend to the stopper pad at the back but appear to stop at present. Very very low socks. Uneven gauntlets, left is medium long and quite full in shape, nicely tapered. Right is lower and quite thin and pointed in shape. Very pale coat, soft and silky kitten coat developing well. Lovely temperament.
FEMALE
2 – 1st Withheld – YEOMANS PURINDOORS TIMEWILLTELL (13c6) (07.07.08) Very sweet kitten of just over 4 months of age and with very good Birman type. Unfortunately she has a runner on the left front leg from her dew pad extending up the leg, as this was my reason for withholding 1st prize today. Strong skull, good broad head with quite full cheeks and a nicely rounded muzzle. Lovely expressive eyes of a good blue, very well set. Ears a little tall at present. Firm chin and level bite. Slight dip to profile. Very attractive mottled seat tortie markings to mask and ears. Good body weight for her age but a little fine in boning and frame. Very pale, soft and silky kitten coat with no shading at all and length developing nicely. Medium long bushy tail. Superb temperament, such a shame about the runner.

RED, CREAM & TORTIE BIRMAN NEUTER – FEMALE
1PC & BOB TARRS GR CH TARKUSHA COLUMBINE (13c6) (15.08.01) Lovely mature female of 7 years of age and with excellent Birman type. Strong skull, lovely broad head with full cheeks and superb rounded muzzle. Strong chin and level bite. Excellent deep blue eyes almost round in shape and very well set, giving her a lovely Birman expression. Medium ears spaced well apart. Lovely mottled seal tortie points to all points with quite a lot of reddish colouring to the nose and super dark mottle ears. Slight dip on profile with a little bump. Generous but even gloves. Even socks. Low sharply pointed gauntlets, not quite matched. Excellent boning and substance. Long body and excellent body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium long coat, plush and needing just a little more length with only a smallish ruff at present. Some shading to the shoulders and back, almost down to the roots. Medium bushy tail. Very sweet temperament, a lovely exhibit it was a pleasure to judge her and I was pleased to hear from her owners later that this was her 2nd PC in consecutive outings. I am sure it won’t be long before she adds a new title to her collection.

TABBY & TORTIE – TABBY POINT BIRMAN NEUTER – MALE
1PC & BOB IVINSONS PR KALEMYO EEZZEE TIGER (13c11) (27.08.03) Massive lad of excellent type and of 5 years of age. Strong skull with a broad head, full cheeks and a lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes of a very good blue, very well set. Firm chin with a level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Very good seal tabby markings with good spectacles and lovely spotted whisker pads, strong tabby leg barring. Generous gloves. Even socks. Good medium long gauntlets, full in shape and nicely tapered. The right trails off the top slightly. Excellent boning, with super substance. Excellent body weight with thick set limbs and strong paws. Excellent full coat, ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Plush and silky with very slight shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail with tabby rings. Lovely temperament.

NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT NEUTER - MALE
1PC & BOB MUSWELLS NORSKEXTREME BENNY (67 31s) (17.03.07) Massive and handsome lad of good NFC type and at just 18 months. Good triangular head, he puffs his whisker pads out which can make his muzzle look quite squared off at times. Despite this he has a typical NFC look. Almost straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Forehead a little too flat. Large well opened eyes, oval and obliquely set. Quite large ears, which could be a fraction bigger for perfection and set a little higher on the head. Very long body of excellent substance. Excellent boning, he is just a bit overweight and this does spoil the elegance of his lines a bit. Strong long limbs and large paws with good snowshoes. Very good NFC stance. Very good coat quality and texture, especially considering he is a smoke. Very good, long and glossy guard hairs with a well developed and woolly undercoat. Long tail which is a little sparsely furnished. Lovely temperament.
2 COSCATHHAS WOT HAPPENED WOZ (67 31dts) (12.10.07) Super youngster, who was unfortunately extremely nervous today. He has a very gentle nature but was really very unhappy about being at the show today and took particular exception to my tickling stick! Such a shame. He is only 11 months of age, so I do hope that he will overcome his fear in time. Attractive red silver tabby and white coat pattern. Very good NFC type with an excellent triangular head. Straight profile. Firm chin and level bite. Large oval eyes, set obliquely with a lovely gentle expression. Large ears, well opened but sadly he would not put them up for us today. Excellent long body with very good boning and body weight. Excellent coat quality and texture with a very good glossy top coat and glossy guard hairs and with a woolly undercoat. Lovely gentle temperament.
FEMALE
1st PC withheld CANDLERS NORSKWOOD BORGHILD (67 18) (06.10.07) Young female of just under a year in age she has fair NFC type but she is still very immature. I was sorry to withhold the PC today but she is really too small of frame and too fine boned for the breed. Nice triangular head but I would like to see it a little longer. Quite a dip in her profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large eyes, well opened and set slightly obliquely. Large ears, well furnished but set too wide part . Good coat quality and texture but needs time to develop and lengthen. Lacking in ruff and shirtfront at present. Tail just long enough. Very sweet temperament.


AV SLH ADOLESCENT ADULT
1 PERCIVALS CH BLEUGEMS TEDDIE BEAR (66 31) 08.08.07) Lovely young Ragdoll of just over a year in age and with excellent Ragdoll type. It is a few months since I judged this little lad and it is great to see how he has developed. Broad head with a lovely flat plane. Well developed cheeks and a well rounded muzzle. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Lovely balanced inverted “v” on mask. Dark seal points colouring to the ears and mask and with 1 seal coloured spot on the left hind leg. Medium ears, placed well apart on the head and with the typical forward tilt. Well furnished and slightly rounded at the tips. Large, well opened eyes with good blue eye colour, set slightly obliquely. Pale silky coat, a bit seasonal and shaded at present and 3 thumbprints on the back. Good long body with excellent substance and boning. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Long bushy tail. Lovely gentle temperament, beautiful young lad.
2 STACEYS SNOWSPRITE AMAZING GRACE (66) (19.08.07) Sweet young Ragdoll female of just over a year in age and of nice type. Long quite unbalanced head at present, quite narrow head and with a slightly pinched muzzle at present. Large well opened eyes, well set but with very pale blue eye colour. Good profile with a gentle dip. Ears slightly tall at present but nicely set with a slight forward tilt. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Some brindling to the mask. Soft, fine coat, pale in colour with some shading to the shoulders and back. Good long body a little lacking in body weight for her age. Long, thin tail. Good temperament.

AV SLH NEUTER NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR
1 RABEYS IMP GR PR DAIRYMAINE SARNIA CHERIE (64 20e) (27.03.04) Very impressive and mature Maine Coon female of excellent Maine coon type at 4 years of age. Super strong skull with an excellent broad head slightly longer than broad. With excellent breadth to her cheekbones and a strong square muzzle. Full round eyes, set wide apart and set slightly obliquely with a lovely disdainful expression. Large tall ears, which are set very slightly flared on her head, but very well furnished and with good ear tufts. Excellent long body with very substantial boning and long limbs with large paws. Shallow curve to profile. Strong chin with a good perpendicular line. Long flowing coat, very soft and silky and very well prepared. Soft diffused tortie tabby pattern to her coat with rich red and black colouring throughout. Very soft, silky and with excellent preparation. Tail is just long enough and very well furnished. Good temperament.
2 STACEYS IMP GR PR CHEHAM CANTONA (66) (26.02.98) Fabulous mature Ragdoll with excellent Ragdoll type and in superb condition at 10 years of age. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Well developed cheeks with a well rounded muzzle. Good strong chin and a level bite. Very dark seal points colouring. Gentle dip to profile. Excellent blue eye colouring with large well opened eyes, set well apart and slightly oblique. Medium ears set well apart on the head and with the typical forward tilt. Well furnished and with rounded tips. Long body with very good body weight and boning for his age. Medium long, strong limbs and large rounded paws. Slightly short and bushy tail. Very well prepared coat, very soft and silky in texture but with very dark seal shading to the shoulders and back. Lovely veteran lad with a super temperament.
3 HANCOCKS JULESCOON SMIRNOFF ICE (64 41as) (02.11.07) Very handsome young Maine Coon with very good Maine Coon type, he is now almost a year in age. Good strong skull, quite a long head at present but with a good full cheeks and strong square muzzle, he just needs a little more time for his head to broaden and balance out the length. Good strong chin and good perpendicular line, needs perhaps a little more breadth to his chin for perfection. Level bite. Good shallow curve to profile. Lovely golden eyes, full and round and set slightly obliquely, with a super gentle expression. Large, tall ears set high but well apart, super ears tufts. Very well set. Really long body with excellent substance and boning. Long strong limbs with very large paws. Soft and silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Lovely classic silver tabby coat pattern. Tabby markings developing nicely with a definite “M” to his forehead, with good oysters to his flanks. Would have benefited from a little more preparation underneath. Some tarnishing to coat, present on his head, front legs back paws and a little to his saddle. Long well furnished tail. Super youngster with a lovely temperament.

AV SLH RADIUS NEUTER
1 LLOYDS MABALAKAT HARRIS (64 18d) (20.10.06) Very striking young Maine Coon with very good Maine Coon type, he is now almost 2 years of age. Very strong skull, very good full cheeks with high cheekbones and a super strong square muzzle. Good strong chin and good perpendicular line, I would like to see a little more breadth to his chin. Level bite. Good shallow curve to profile. Very expressive golden eyes, full and round and set slightly apart and oblique. Large, tall ears set high but well apart, super ears tufts. Very well set. Exceptionally long body with excellent substance and boning. Long strong limbs and huge paws. Very soft and silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Very well prepared. Very pale red silver tabby coat pattern. Tabby markings to the head very well defined and with a strong spine line, butterfly apparent but other markings are more diffused. Long well furnished tail. Excellent temperament, a very handsome youngster.
2 FLEMINGS GR PR COONTASTIC DANCING BRAVE (64 31t) (27.10.05) Lovely, almost mature Maine Coon, now almost 3 years old and with very good type. Good broad head with good width to the cheeks, high cheekbones and a strong square muzzle, however for perfection I would like to see a little more overall breadth. Strong chin with a level bite and a good perpendicular line. Good shallow curve to profile. Gentle full and round eyes, green in colour and set obliquely. Large ears, tall and set high but well apart. Very long body with excellent substance and boning with substantial limbs and very large round paws. Excellent soft and silky coat with a very apparent double coat. Full coat with a full ruff, shirtfront and breeches. Glossy topcoat with long guard hairs. Excellent coat preparation. Lovely warm classic brown tabby and white coat pattern with a high amount of white. All white parts sparkling white. Good coat pattern with a strong spine line, good butterfly and very good oysters. Long tail, very well furnished. Very sweet and gentle lad with a soppy temperament, it was a little difficult to assess his stance today as he just collapsed on the table and purred!!

 

 

SOUTHERN & SOUTH WESTERN BIRMAN CAT CLUB SHOW
13th September 2008

 

I would like to thank Jackie and the committee for inviting me today. It was a lovely show, as always, with a superb lunch and a lovely atmosphere. Thank you for the lovely gift it was much appreciated. Thanks to Don for stepping in to Steward for me. I am sorry that we had to leave early, but we needed to get to Wales as my company was celebrating its 50th Anniversary and was hosting a gala dinner that evening.

AC BIRMAN GRAND PREMIER FEMALE – what a super class!
1 SPERRINGS CH & UK IGR PR MEADWELL BELLISSIMA (13c1) (23.02.97) One of my favourite old timers and I notice for the first time today that we share the same birthday!! She was looking fabulous again today and was her usual calm and collected self. She is in fabulous condition at 11 ½ years of age and with excellent body weight for her age. She has that lovely and typical Birman expression and excellent Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a lovely broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Very slight brindling to the muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Excellent deep dark brown seal points colour to all points. Very expressive almost round eyes still of a very good blue but a little mottled now. Beautiful setting. Medium ears, well spaced apart. Very substantial long body with excellent boning and body weight. With thick set limbs and strong paws. Very good even gloves and socks. Very good gauntlets almost to the hocks, matched and even and full in shape. Lovely full coat with a full ruff, medium long silky coat with just a little shading to the back but pale at the roots. As always very well prepared. Tail, medium and bushy. Lovely temperament.
2 WELCHS IGR PR MASCHENKA SHAMANDA (13c2) (08.06.99) I know this Birman very well and she is very beautiful with my favourite blue point colouring. Typical Birman expression and excellent type. Lovely mature Birman of just over 9 years of age. Strong rounded skull with a super broad head full cheeks and a lovely rounded muzzle. Medium ears set well apart. Almost round eyes of a very good blue colour, lovely setting and expression. She was slightly nervous today and initially her eyes looked a little bold. Good slight dip in profile with a very slight bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Even blue – grey points colour to all points. Low scalloped gloves, even in length. Even socks. Very good medium length gauntlets which are a good full shape and matched and even. Long and substantial body with very good body weight, medium long, thick set limbs and strong paws. Pale coat with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Medium long, and soft and silky in texture with just slight shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Tail slightly short but bushy. A lovely example of the breed.

AC BIRMAN PREMIER MALE – another super class with very high quality cats.
1 BALHARRIES UK GR PR HOLLYMOON ROCKAFELLA (13c1) (19.03.96) Fantastic lad of almost 12 ½ years of age in fabulous condition, with a lovely temperament and with excellent Birman type – what a treat! Strong rounded skull with a broad head, full cheeks and a lovely full and rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes, with a super expression and good blue eye colour. Medium ears set well apart. Very good chin and level bite. Slight dip to profile with a slight bump. Massive lad with very long body and excellent substance and weight especially given his age. Medium long thick set limbs and strong paws. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Excellent gauntlets, good full shape, almost to the hocks and almost matched and even. Medium bushy tail. Lovely dark seal brown points markings, even and giving a good contrast. Fabulous full coat, pale and silky in texture. With a full ruff and shirtfront framing his head. Lovely golden over glow to the shoulders and back as a Birman should be. Excellent show preparation. Super soft and gentle temperament, what a gentleman it was a privilege to judge him.
2 SEYMOURS GR PR FANCYPAWS TOLLYDUMAS (13c1) (28.07.03) Very handsome lad, it was very difficult to separate these two as they are both superb examples of the breed and would be worthy winners. He is now mature at 5 years of age and has excellent Birman type. Strong skull with a broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with a super expression and good blue eye colour. Medium ears set well apart. Chin could benefit from slightly more depth, level bite. Good slight dip to profile. Very long body with excellent weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves the left extends to the stopper pad but not beyond. Even socks. Slightly uneven gauntlets, right is medium in length and a good shape, the left is longer almost to the hocks and slightly offset at the top. Full coat, soft and silky with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the head. Shaded to the shoulders and back in some places almost down to the roots. Medium bushy tail. Very good seal brown points markings. Lovely temperament and very well prepared.

AC TORTIE OR TORTIE TABBY POINT ADULT FEMALE
1 PEARSONS PANJANDRUM CALL ME MADAM (13c12) (10.10.07) I was very pleased to see who this little girl was when I saw the catalogue, as the last time I judged her she was only just old enough to be shown. She has grown up a lot since then, but is still only 11 months old and still needs more time to mature properly. Rounded skull, head still a little narrow she needs time to develop the requisite fullness to her cheeks and muzzle. Slight dip to profile with a bump. Almost round eyes, nicely set and with very good deep blue eye colour, just slightly pale at the rims. Good chin but very slightly overshot bite. Ears still a little tall present but set wide apart, no thumbprints to the ears. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low to medium gauntlets, full shape, almost matched and even. Good tabby markings and nice blue grey points colouring. Good spectacles, spotted whisker pads and pink nose leather. Strong tabby barring on legs but no tail rings. Short, pale coat. Soft and silky but with length still developing and no ruff at present. Medium long girl with medium boning that I would like to see stronger. Good body weight, with medium strong limbs and strong rounded paws. Lovely playful temperament, just needs time to develop and mature.
2 CARTERS INNUENDO NEWS OF THE WORLD (13c15) (25.08.07) Lovely young female of just over 1 year of age and with good Birman type. Rounded skull, reasonably broad head but she needs a little more time to develop the requisite fullness to the cheeks and muzzle. The eyes are a fraction large and were a little bold today, a nice mottled blue colour. Very well set. Slight dip to profile and slightly overshot bite. Slightly weak chin. Ears slightly tall at present buts well set apart. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium length gauntlets. Right slightly longer than left, both full shape but both finish in a point. Medium length body and boning, but good body weight for age. Medium limbs and strong paws. Diffused tabby markings to the mask and legs but good thumbprints to the ears. Medium bushy tail with tail rings. Lovely pale coat, soft and silky and with excellent preparation. Medium long and with good length developing. Lovely sweet young lady.

AC TABBY OR TORTIE TABBY POINT BIRMAN KITTEN FEMALE
1 COLLINS DUBROVA ROMESHA (13c11) (14,02.08) Lovely kitten of almost 7 months of age and with very good Birman type. Unfortunately she was extremely nervous today and this really did not show her off to advantage. However as the day went on she became happier at being handled. She has a lovely gentle temperament. Rounded skull with a broad head and full cheeks, muzzle developing nicely. Slightly pale blue eye colour but almost round in shape and once she settled were well set. Excellent seal tabby markings with good spectacles and reddish spotted whisker pads. Medium ears well set apart and with good thumbprints. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Slightly uneven gauntlets, left is very low and quite pointed in shape. Right is medium long and fuller in shape and more tapered. Soft, dense and silky coat with excellent texture. Good medium length coat developing nicely but with no ruff at present. Super golden over glow to shoulders and back. Medium long bushy tail with tabby tail rings. Sweet kitten, who I hope will overcome her nervousness.

AC ADULT MALE BRED BY EXHIBITOR
1 ALLENS CH TISANTI PEDRO DE – ARBUES (13c2) (01.08.07) Handsome young pretender with a very substantial body and frame. At just over 2 years of age and with very good Birman type. Almost round eyes, for perfection I would like to see them a fraction larger and they are a little deep set but a good shade of blue. Strong skull with a broad head, quite full cheeks and muzzle developing nicely. He needs a little more breadth and his current brindling makes him look a little more pinched than he actually is. Huge ears at present, well set apart but he needs more time to grow into them. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Slightly straight profile with a bump. Low scalloped gloves. Slightly uneven socks. The left gauntlet is narrower and slightly shorter than the right but they are both medium in length. His feet were slightly stained. Very soft and silky coat. Medium long coat with hardly any shading. Length developing nicely but no real ruff as yet. Very long body with excellent body weight and substance and with excellent boning. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Medium long bushy tail. Gentle lad with a lovely temperament.

AC JUNIOR ADULT
1 COLLINS DUBROVA REMUS (13c5) (20.05.07) Lovely young lad of just over 1 year of age and with good Birman type. Strong skull, broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with slightly pale blue eye colour especially towards the rims. Very well set. Very good dark red points colouring to the ears, mask and tail with slightly paler legs. Good slight dip to profile with a bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Very very low, scalloped gloves. Very low but even socks. Low to medium gauntlets, good even shape and reasonably matched. Long body with good weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Plush and dense coat, very shaded on shoulders and back but pale at the roots. No ruff yet developed. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.
2 KINGSLANDS CHANAMAC WOODSMAN (13c1) (26.07.07) Young lad of just over 1 year of age and with fair Birman type. For me this lad is too small and fine boned for a male and his head is quite feminine. Good dark seal points to all markings. Quite strong skull, reasonably full cheeks but needs much more strength and roundness to muzzle. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears spaced well apart. Almost round eyes of a good blue, well set. Slight dip in profile with a bump. Quite harsh and shady coat, dark right down to the roots. No real length yet and lacking in ruff. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, almost matched and a good full shape. Medium bushy tail. Sweet lad but really too small in stature for an entire male of this age. Gentle temperament.

AC VETERAN ADULT
1 HAWES IGR CH GLENPETER CONCERTO (13c2) (28.08.01) Lovely mature female of just over 7 years of age and with excellent Birman type and expression. Strong rounded skull with a broad head, full cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Very expressive, almost round eyes of an excellent even blue colour. Medium ears, set well apart. Good slight dip to profile. Slightly weak chin, level bite. Very good even blue-grey points colouring to all points. Very good gloves, right extending very slightly at the side. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, good shape, almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Excellent body and substance with good long body with thick set limbs, strong paws and in super condition. Lovely pale coat, medium long, soft and silky with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the head. Very well prepared. Just very slight shading to the back. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

AC DEBUTANTE KITTEN – lovely kittens.
1 COLLINS DUBROVA ROMESHA
2 ENSORS KITTAH ZEUS (13c4) (01.06.08) Lovely Birman kitten, who is just old enough to be here today. Very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull, broad head, and full cheeks with a nicely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue, very well set and with a super expression. Ears just a little tall at present, but set well apart. Lovely pale pinkie lilac points colouring. Firm chin and level bite. Very pale foot markings but appeared to be acceptable. There is possible runner on the inside of one front foot but today I gave him the benefit of the doubt. Good even gloves. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets. Good full shape and looking matched at present, reaching almost to the hocks. Very fluffy kitten coat at present. Soft and very pale and developing nicely. Good long body with excellent boning, body weight and substance for his age. Strong limbs and strong paws. Medium long tail. Fabulous temperament, very promising kitten, I do hope the runner doesn’t develop!
3 ENSORS KITTAH POSEIDON

AC RADIUS NEUTER
1 LOXTONS PR INNUENDO LILY OF THE VALLEY (13c6) (30.03.05) Young female of almost 3 ½ years of age with very good Birman type and a lovely expression. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head, full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely, almost round eyes of a good blue, very well set. Slight dip to profile with quite a pronounced nose bump. Good chin and even bite. Medium ears, spaced well apart. Very attractive tortie markings, with excellent mottled seal and red on all points, strong shades of red and seal on her tail. Good even gloves. Socks even. Very long gauntlets, well shaped, almost matched and extending almost to the hocks. The right gauntlet trails off just slightly to the inside. Fabulous full coat, soft and dense but also silky. With just a little shading giving a warm glow, still pale at the roots. Excellent coat preparation, groomed to the last hair. Long body with excellent boning and very good body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly short but bushy tail. Lovely girl with a sweet expression and temperament to match.

AC VISITORS NEUTER
1 WELCHS IGR PR MASCHENKA SHAMANDA
2 BATEMANS MOONVIEW MACHUSHLA (13c1) (16.04.08) Massive lad of just over 2 years of age and with excellent Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a very broad head, rounded cheeks and full rounded muzzle. Very dark brown seal points colour to all points. Very expressive, almost round eyes, slightly pale blue in colour and looked a little bold today. Good chin and level bite. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Medium ears well spaced apart. Good even gloves, extends at the sides slightly. Socks even. Very good medium to long gauntlets, good full shape, almost matched and nicely tapered. Very long body with excellent boning and substantial in weight, with thick set limbs and strong paws. Full pale coat with medium ruff and medium coat length with just slight shading to the back. Pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Very handsome lad with a super temperament.

AC BIRMAN ADULT MALE
1 COLLINS DUBROVA REMUS

TABBY OR TABBY & WHITE
1 LEWIS' M C PEBBLES Lovely shorthaired mackerel tabby adult. In fabulous condition for his age and with a lovely temperament. Very good mackerel tabby pattern, with a slightly cold tone to the tabby pattern. Large boy with a very large frame, strong long limbs and rounded paws. Sleek and soft coat very well prepared. Lovely exhibit in superb condition.
2 IMBERS MOET Lovely semi – longhaired adult. An attractive cream rather than a red tabby, but very attractive tabby pattern. Quite rounded head with a full muzzle and medium tall ears. Very sweet expression with golden coloured eyes. Very soft and silky coat. Short but bushy tail. Lovely temperament and condition.

 

 

EASTERN COUNTIES CAT SOCIETY SHOW
2nd August 2008

 

I would like to thank Audrey and the committee for inviting me today. It was a very busy but lovely day; we had some lovely cats, especially in the Birman Grand class, thank you for placing your cats under me. Thank you my husband Don who kindly stewarded for me and kept me in line and on time as always.

AC BIRMAN GRAND PREMIER MALE I was delighted to Judge this class today and was very pleased to have a number of excellent examples of the breed to choose from.
GRPC ENSORS I GRPR KHATIJEM LALIQUE (13c4) (08.05.04) Handsome 3 year old lad who is massive, incredibly friendly and has a lovely expression and excellent Birman type. Strong skull with very good broad head, full cheeks and strong rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes, with lovely expressive deep blue eyes of an excellent shade of blue. Very well set. Good dip to profile. Firm chin and very slightly overshot bite. Medium ears well set apart. Lovely pinkie lilac points markings, a good even shade. Massive body, long and with very good body weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves, right extended slightly at the side. Even socks. Very good medium long gauntlets, full and tapered, almost matched and even. Fabulous full coat. Soft, silky and very pale, with no shading. Good ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Very well prepared. Slightly short but bushy tail. A lovely gentle giant with a super temperament.
RES GROVES GRPR SPELLSINGER MOON BALLAD (13c2) (03.05.02) Another lovely mature lad. Just over 6 years old and with excellent Birman type it was difficult to separate these two. Strong skull with a lovely broad head, full rounded cheeks and a super rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Good blue – grey colouring to all points. Weak chin but level bite. True Birman expression with almost round eyes and very good even blue eye colouring, very well set. Medium ears set wide apart. Very good long body with excellent body weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Very good feet markings. Slightly low but even gloves. Even socks. Good gauntlets almost matched, right is medium long and a good full shape, nicely tapered. The left is slightly longer and a little more pointed in shape. Lovely pale coat, full and with a super ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Soft and silky in texture with just slight shading to the back, pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail. Super lad who handled well today.
FEMALE
GRPC STABLES I GRCH & PR RIVANNA CHIFFON (13c13) (21.03.99) I just loved the expression on this lovely girl. She is nine years old and in fabulous condition and with excellent Birman type. Strong skull with lovely broad head, strong full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Lovely expressive eyes, almost round and of an excellent deep blue, very well set. Medium ears set well apart, showing tabby thumbprints. Good slight dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Super chocolate tabby markings. Well developed mask markings with good spectacles and spotted whisker pads, good barring to the legs. Very good long body with excellent boning and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves. Left slightly extends at the side. Even socks. Low to medium long gauntlets , right, full shape and nicely tapered, left is also a good full shape but slight cut off at an angle at the top. Fabulous full pale ivory coat, soft and silky in texture, with no real shading to the back. Excellent coat preparation. Very short but bushy tail, with no tabby rings, her tail does have a quite knobbly end to it, but it is not a fixed deviation. Lovely gentle girl with a super gentle temperament, many congratulations to her owner / breeder.
RES BELLS GRPR ARCADY MOPSA (13c13) (01.05.00) Another lovely mature female of 8 years of age, again in fabulous condition and with very good Birman type. Strong skull, super broad head with full cheeks and a nicely rounded muzzle. Good dip to profile with a little bump. Firm chin and very slightly overshot bite. Almost round eyes of an excellent deep blue, very well set and giving a lovely expression. Medium ears, well spaced apart and with feint tabby thumbprints. Good well defined chocolate tabby markings to mask and front legs. She has an almost white nose leather that I feel does detract from her. Good long body with very good boning and body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves, left extends slightly at the side. Even socks. Good gauntlets, left is medium long, full and nicely tapered. Right is slightly lower but also full in shape. Super pale ivory coat with good medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Very slight shading to the back, very well prepared. Slightly short tail, bushy but without tail rings. Lovely gentle temperament.

SEAL BIRMAN ADULT FEMALE
1CC & BOB SIMMONDS CH GAYEMAUDI MARIA (13c1) (12.05.07) Super young female who is just over a year in age. She has excellent type and I am really pleased to see how she has developed since I saw her last as a kitten, I was really pleased to give her the CC and BOB today! Strong rounded skull and very good broad head with full cheeks and good rounded muzzle. She still needs a little time to properly grow into her head but she is developing very nicely. She has a typical Birman expression with almost round eyes which are an excellent deep blue. Very well set. Good slight dip in profile. Good chin and level bite. Very good dark seal points to the ears and most of the mask, still developing the colour on her whisker pads, slightly paler leg markings. Ears are slightly tall at present but well set apart. Long body with very good body weight, boning and substance. With thick set limbs and strong paws. Low slightly scalloped gloves. Low but even socks. Medium length gauntlets, quite full in shape but both have a slightly uneven and untidy inside line to them, almost even in shape and size. Slightly short coat at present, length and ruff still needs some more time to develop. Lovely pale coat with a lovely golden overglow, just as a seal point should be! Well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Very promising young female with a very sweet temperament.

BLUE BIRMAN ADULT FEMALE
CC & BOB WITHHELD 1 HAMILTONS ADSETLO MISS PRIM (13c2) (08.04.07) I was very sorry to have to withhold the CC and BOB today. She is a sweet young female with nice Birman type; unfortunately she is at a difficult stage of her development at present. Although she has a reasonably strong skull her head shape at present is too triangular for me and lacks the required fullness to the cheeks and roundness to the muzzle. This causes her head to be very unbalanced at present. In addition to this, she is currently very lacking in ruff and coat and what she has is quite shaded and brindled particularly along her saddle. The texture is currently quite harsh. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Quite bold eyes of a nice blue, but she was quite nervous today, so that could be the cause. Long body with good body weight but I would like to see stronger boning. Medium limbs and paws. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, good shape and nicely tapered. Long but very sparse tail. Sweet girl who I hope will blossom as she grows.

TABBY & TORTIE TABBY BIRMAN FEMALE This was a very difficult class with 5 girls present on the day.
1CC & BOB KINGS KITTAH CALYPSO (13c16) (25.10.07) I just loved the expression on this girl. She is only just 9 months old and has excellent type. Very attractive seal tortie tabby points markings. Good mottled points to the mask and ears, slightly more solid on parts of the legs, but all colours present. Strong skull, very good broad head with full cheeks and a lovely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue with a lovely setting. Slight dip to profile with just a little bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Medium ears set wide apart. Good body weight and substance for her age with well developed limbs and strong paws. Very slightly scalloped gloves, whites extends at the back on the left but not past the stopper pad. Even socks. Long gauntlets, almost to the hocks, but the right is quite pointed and the left blunter in ending. Lovely full coat, medium long, pale and silky. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Lovely girl with a super temperament.
2 DICKERSONS MAGENTA ASTIANA (13c11) (11.05.07) Another lovely young female who was unlucky to meet the winner today. She has very good Birman type. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and a good rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes of a slightly pale blue, very well set. Ears, slightly tall at present. Good seal tabby markings to the mask with good spectacles and spotted whisker pads, thumbprints to the ears and tail rings underneath the tail. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Good dip to profile. Reasonable boning and good body weight and substance. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Good gloves. Even socks. Medium length gauntlets, they are a nice full shape and well tapered the left has a tracing off the top. Very pale coat with no shading, length and ruff developing nicely. Medium bushy tail, which is a little harsh and brindled. Very good temperament.
3 GARDINORS GAYEMAUDI TICKLEME FANCY (13c11) (08.10.07) Another young female almost 10 months in age with good Birman type, she is a bit rangy at present and needs more time to grown into her frame. Strong skull, good broad head with full cheeks and reasonably rounded muzzle. Good chin with a level bite. Good slight dip to profile. Almost round eyes of a very good deep blue, very well set. Very good seal tabby markings to her mask with good spectacles and spotted whisker pads. Medium ears set well apart with tabby thumbprints. Good even gloves. Even socks. Low to medium gauntlets, which are a bit untidy and quite pointed, but a reasonably full shape. Very good body weight and substance for her age with thick set limbs and strong paws. Short pale coat at present, nice silky texture. Well prepared. Medium bushy tail with tabby rings evident underneath.

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT FEMALE
1CC & BOB STEWARTS CH CHOAS SIGNY (67 31et) (12.07.06) I was really pleased to see who this young girl was when I looked in the catalogue. She is one of the nicest young NFC females that I have seen recently, with excellent boning and body size. Congratulations to her owner / breeder. Excellent NFC type. Attractive tortie tabby and white coat pattern. Very good triangular head with an almost straight profile. I would like to see slightly more chin but she has a level bite. She was very nervous today and would not hold her ears up properly for us, but from what I could tell I think she has large, well opened ears, which are well set high on her head. Good ear furnishings. Lovely large oval eyes, well opened and set obliquely giving her a lovely alert NFC expression. Very good coat quality and texture with excellent long glossy guard hairs and a good double coat evident despite the season. Good medium ruff and shirtfront. Well prepared. Very good long body with super boning, body weight and substance. This is the size our females should be! We could not check her stance as she didn’t feel like standing for us. I do hope that she gets over her nerves as this will greatly add to her show presence. Lovely girl, well done.

RED GROUP BIRMAN MALE
1PC & BOB ENSORS KITTAH ODYSSEUS (13c5) (25.10.07) Handsome young male of just 10 months of age with excellent Birman type. Strong rounded skull. Lovely broad head with full cheeks and a nicely rounded muzzle. Good slight dip to profile with a little bump. Good chin and level bite. Almost round eyes of a slightly pale blue, especially at the rims. Very well set and giving a lovely expression. Medium ears set well apart. Good long body with very good boning and body weight. Excellent substance for his age. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Even gloves, left extends at side slightly and right goes to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Even socks. Good long gauntlets reaching almost to the hocks, quite full and nicely tapering but finishing quite thinly. Slight staining to the feet. Very good dark red points markings to the ears, mask and tail, with slightly paler legs. Lovely pale coat, soft and silky and a good medium length with a good medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Slight shading to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Very sweet lad with a lovely disposition.
FEMALE
1PC JOHNSONS GRCH & PR TANGLETAG GOLDEN GIRL (13c5) (13.11.00) Mature female of good Birman type. Strong rounded skull. Broad head with full cheeks and quite rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes of a pale blue colour. Well set. Slight dip in profile with a bump. Medium ears set well apart. Good strong red points colouring to all points. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Good gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, nice full shape, almost matched and even and well tapered.
Medium frame and body length and I would like to see stronger boning, but good body weight. Very good full coat and ruff. Pale, soft and silky, with slight shading to the shoulders and back, but still pale at the roots. Well prepared. Slightly short but bushy tail.

NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT NEUTER MALE
1PC & BOB GIBSONS NOYNAROCK BODIL (67 18d) (03.05.07) Lovely young lad with excellent NFC type and look. I was so pleased to award him his first PC today. I am sure it will be the first of many. He is still only 15 months old. I have judged this lad before and it is so nice to see him fulfilling that earlier promise. Excellent clean triangular head shape with a straight profile. Good chin and level bite. For perfection I would like his ears to be a little larger but they are well set high on his head and very well furnished. Lovely NFC expression with lovely large, oval eyes well set oblique. Very long body with excellent boning and very good substance. Strong limbs and large paws with good snowshoes. Very good NFC stance. Excellent coat quality and texture with very good harsh but glossy guard hairs and double coat developing nicely underneath. A little short at present but will no doubt develop in length in time. Long well furnished tail. Very sweet and friendly lad who handled very easily.
2 DALES ADSETLO ROCKET (67 313t) (16.11.06) Substantial young lad of nice NFC type. He is 1 ½ years of age. Very good triangular head, almost straight profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large but quite bold and round eyes, set obliquely. Large ears, with good width at the base but set too low on the head and quite flared in positioning. Very long body with very good body weight and substance. Very strong limbs and large paws. Good coat quality and texture, especially over the saddle area, with long glossy guard hairs, giving a harsh waterproof top coat. The texture on the flanks is a little too soft and fluffy but good undercoat is apparent throughout. Tail just long enough but well furnished. Unfortunately he was very nervous today, I think the rainstorm overhead had frightened him.
FEMALE
PC WITHTHELD 1 DALES GRCH JHARDUFAE FIRECRACKER (67 31t) (01.07.04) 2 year old NFC female. Brown tabby and white coat pattern. I was very sorry to withhold the PC today but I felt that this girl although she has nice NFC type, was extremely overweight. In addition to this, she has quite round and bold eyes, wide set ears and a short tail, together I felt these factors were important enough to withhold. Good triangular head with an almost straight profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large but wide set ears, well furnished. Good long body with substantial boning it is a shame that she is so overweight as this spoils her elegance of line completely. Good coat quality and texture with long glossy guard hairs and a very well developed undercoat, lacking in length and ruff at present.
2 CANDLER GB*NORSKWOOD BORGHILD (67 18) (06.10.07) Young female of just 10 months of age she has nice NFC type but at present she is very immature and unbalanced. Nice triangular head but she does have quite a dip in her profile at present, this may improve with time. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Her head is out of balance with her body at present. Large eyes, well opened and set slightly obliquely. Large ears, well furnished but set too wide part . Medium body length and boning, I would like to see a heavier frame for her age. Good body weight for her frame. Reasonably large paws. Good coat quality and texture but needs time to develop and lengthen. Lacking in ruff and shirtfront at present. Tail just long enough. Very sweet temperament.
3 GIBSONS SNOWCAPE LUNA (67 18) (22.09.06) Young female of two years of age with fair NFC type. She is really too small at present and she needs to fill out and grow to really compete, but I suspect that her overall frame will remain medium rather than large. Nice triangular head with an almost straight profile. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Very broad plateau to the nasal bridge which extended to the front of her profile. Large oval eyes which are for me set slightly too obliquely giving an oriental rather than an NFC expression. Large ears, which are set too wide on her head but with good furnishings. Very seasonal coat at present lacking the length, ruff and shirtfront, she does have a good top coat which has long glossy but harsh guard hairs with soft undercoat just present. Long tail. Very sweet girl who needs time to grow and mature.

AC BIRMAN M/F
1 WHITEHOUSES GRCH WHITECREST RAJAH (13c1) ( 20.4.07) Handsome young male of almost 1 ½ years of age. Very substantial lad for his age with very good type. Strong rounded skull with a broad head and reasonably full cheeks. His muzzle needs just a little more roundness to it. I am sure this will develop as he grows, he is very much a teenager at present. Very good dark seal points markings to his mask and ears with slightly paler legs and tail. Good dip to profile with a slight dip. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Almost round eyes, every expressive and of a very good blue. Well set. Ears just a little tall at present. Low gloves. Even socks. Long gauntlets reaching almost to the hocks. Full but pointed shape and well tapered. Right runs off slightly to the outside of the hock at the top. Very long body and excellent substance to the boning with thick set limbs and large paws. Very good body weight. Good soft, silky and pale coat, length needs to develop and currently lacking a ruff. Slight shading to the shoulders, back and down the flanks but pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail. A little nervous today.
2 YEOMANS CH ESAYA PURFIK PURINDOORS (13c5) (01.04.06) Handsome young male of almost 2 ½ years of age with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head, full cheeks and super rounded muzzle. Good dip in profile with just a slight bump. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Ears still a little tall at present and he needs more time to grow into them. Almost round eyes, with slightly pale eye colour but very well set and with a lovely expression. Good pink nose leather. Good strong orangey / red points colouring to ears, mask and legs. Long body with very good boning and body weight. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Scalloped gloves the right only goes to the stopper pad at the back but the left extends just beyond it. High but even socks. Slightly uneven gauntlets, left is medium in length and tapers off at the top. The right is almost to the hocks and hooks around to the inside at the top. Both are quite a good shape. Medium bushy tail. Good pale coat with ruff developing nicely. Medium long, silky and with no shading but just a feint over glow to the shoulders and back. Very well prepared. Lovely temperament.
3 PERKINS ADSETLO BEWITCHED SABRINA

AC BIRMAN BREEDERS MALE
1 WHITEHOUSES GRCH WHITECREST RAJAH
FEMALE
1 MCSLOYS CH MAGENTA LILAC MIST (13c4) (16.05.01) Lovely mature female with a lovely Birman expression and excellent Birman type. She is 7 years old. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head and full cheeks. Super rounded muzzle. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Lovely pinkie lilac points markings. Medium ears set well apart. Almost round eyes of an excellent deep blue, well set. Slight dip to profile with a bump. Very good long body with very good weight and boning. Thick set limbs and large paws. Good gloves left slightly higher than right. Left goes to the stopper pad but not beyond. Even socks. Very good gauntlets going almost to the hocks and almost matched and even. Good full coat, pale and dense in texture with no shading. Medium ruff framing the face. Very well prepared. Slightly short tail. Lovely sweet cat.
2 SIMMONDS CH GAYEMAUDI MARIA (13c1) (12.05.07)
3 TAYLORS MARIKEL LILAC LIL

AC BIRMAN M/F
1 ADAMS AREZZA STARDUST (13c4) (21.03.08) Very handsome kitten with a beautiful Birman expression and very good Birman type. Just over 4 months in age. Strong skull with a good broad head and full cheeks. Nicely rounded muzzle for his age. I would like to see a little more dip to his profile. Ears a little tall at present. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue, very well set and very expressive. Good chin and level bite. Lovely pinkie lilac points markings. Very good body weight and substance for his age with strong limbs and large paws. Marking still very pale but appear to be ok. Low scalloped gloves. Low but even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, full shape, nicely tapered and almost matching. Very good pale coat, nicely developed for his age. Pale magnolia, soft and silky with no shading. Medium bushy tail. Lovely kittens with a super temperament.
2 MOTTS JANDOUGLEN SEILEACH (13c13) (14.03.08) Lovely kitten of very good Birman type and just 4 ½ months of age. Strong skull with good broad head, full cheeks and nicely rounded muzzle. Almost round eyes with slightly pale eye colour, especially at the rims, well set. Ears slightly tall at present. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Good tabby markings with good spectacles and thumbprints, slightly paler barring on the legs. Low scalloped gloves. Almost even socks. Right gauntlet low and full in shape and slightly blunt. Left is medium long and slightly tapered. Very pale soft and silky coat with the length developing nicely. Very good body weight and substance for her age. Short but bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

AC BIRMAN NON – BREEDERS MALE
1 WITHHELD 2 BARKERS ADATELO GLOANRON REDADMINRAL (13c5) (12.04.08) This kitten was very small and very fine boned for his age. He was really too small to be shown and hence I was not able to award him the 1st prize today. Rounded skull. Head is quite triangular rather than broad and rounded at present with a very pinched muzzle. Dip in profile with a bump. Level bite, firm chin. Ears are too tall at present. Almost round eyes with slightly pale eye colour. Well set. Very low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low to medium gauntlets, very pale but appeared to be ok. Very pale and soft kittenish coat. Medium tail. Sweet kitten.
FEMALE
1 WITHHELD 2 BARKERS ADATELO GLOANRON ROSELEIGH (13c5) (12.04.08) This kitten was the litter sister to the kitten in the class before. She was also very small and very fine boned for her age. Hence I was not able to award her the 1st prize today either. She does have a better head type than her brother with more strength to the head type. Small but broad head, quite full cheeks but muzzle is still very narrow. Dip in profile with a bump. Level bite, firm chin. Ears are too tall at present. Almost round eyes with slightly pale eye colour. Well set. Very very low and scalloped gloves. Very low socks. Low to medium gauntlets, very pale but appeared to be ok. Very pale and soft kittenish coat. Medium tail. Another sweet kitten.

TURKISH/SOMALI/NFC/SIBERIAN/TURKISH VANKEDISI M/F
1 BARNES GRCH MAKEITSO ANNIKA HANSEN (63a) (27.02.01) Lovely Somali female of excellent type. She is 7 years of age. She was a little nervous and fidgety today and that made her quite difficult to assess. Moderate wedge to head with gentle rounded contours to the cheeks and muzzle. Lovely profile. Good width between the ears, well cupped and well furnished. Very well set. Firm chin and level bite. Lovely almond shaped eyes, large and very expressive, set slightly obliquely but well apart. Long elegant body with a very good body weight and substance. Long legs and oval feet. Long well furnished tail, balancing the body. Lovely soft and silky coat a rich copper colour with an apricot base coat. Good ticking evident along the spine line but less apparent on the flanks and sides. Cinnamon heels and toe tufts. Very sweet girl with a lovely temperament.
2 CANDLER GB*NORSKWOOD BORGHILD
3 DEACONS PR GLEDEKATT BRUNI

AC BIRMAN NON BREEDERS MALE
1 ENSORS I GRPR KHATIJEM LALIQUE
2 GROVES GRPR SPELLSINGER MOON BALLAD
3 WOODS PR RIVANNA SILVA LINING

 

SEAL & BLUE BIRMAN CAT CLUB SHOW
26th July 2008

 

I would like to thank Bryan & Dawn, and the committee for inviting me today. It was such a lovely day outside and inside the show hall. The move to Bracknell was a good one and it was nice for us all to be in the same hall. Ronnie cooked us a lovely lunch, which we enjoyed in the haven which is their garden, a very welcome break in the middle of a busy day. Thank you to my friend Carol who came especially to steward for me, and was great company as always. I shall really miss Dawn & Bryan as our show managers; they have done a superb job. Only one more show to go till Championship status, we are almost there and I am sure Shirley will carry on the tradition famously.

CHAMPION BLUE POINT FEMALE
GRCC HAWES IMP GR CH GLENPETER CONCERTO (13c2) (28.08.01) My first cat of the day and what more could you ask for? Fabulous mature female of almost 8 years and with excellent Birman type and shown in fantastic condition. Strong rounded skull with a broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely almost round eyes of an excellent even blue colour, with a lovely typically Birman expression. Medium ears, set well apart. Good slight dip to profile. Chin could be slightly stronger, even bite. Very good blue-grey points colouring to all points. Good gloves, right extending very slightly at the side. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, good shape, almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Excellent body and substance with good long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Fantastic pale coat, medium long, with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the mask. Soft silky texture and very well prepared. Just very slight shading to the back. Medium bushy tail. Sweet girl.
RESERVE GRAND PIKES CH CAROONA PIPPYTOO (13c2) (21.09.03) Another lovely and mature female. Now almost 5 years of age and again with excellent Birman type. Strong skull and super broad head with full rounded cheeks and a very strong rounded muzzle. Chin would benefit from a little more depth but she has a level bite. Super slight dip to profile. Almost round eyes of an excellent deep blue colour, she was a little nervous today and her eyes were a little bold until she settled. Medium ears set well apart. Very good blue-grey points, slight brindling round the eyes. Strong body, long and with excellent substance. Medium long, thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly low but even gloves, left extends to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Socks even. Good medium length gauntlets of good shape, matched, even and nicely tapered. Excellent full coat, medium long and pale with just slight shading to the shoulders and back, but still pale at the roots. Full ruff framing the face with a full shirtfront, very soft and silky coat, very well prepared. Slightly short bushy tail. A very sweet girl who was a little nervous today but handled very easily.

BLUE POINT MALE KITTEN – OVER 6 MONTHS
1 & BOB BAILEYS NICADAEMUS ROMANY MAGIC (13c2) (19.01.08) A lovely kitten of just over 6 months of age and with excellent Birman type, I judged this kitten just a couple of weeks ago and my report is unchanged from then, but it is lovely to see how well he is developing and I was really thrilled that he did so well in Best In Show, well done. Strong skull with good broad head and full rounded cheeks, just very slightly pinched in the muzzle. Very expressive almost round eyes of a very good blue, well set, just slightly deep. Ears slightly tall at present, but well set apart. Slightly weak chin, would benefit from more depth, slightly overshot bite. Lovely dip to profile with a slight bump. Good pale blue – grey points to the mask and tail with paler legs and slight brindling around the eyes. Good long body with excellent boning and body weight for his age. Strong limbs and paws. Excellent pale coat, plush and soft with length developing nicely. Slightly low scalloped gloves, right slightly longer than left. Slightly uneven socks. Excellent medium long gauntlets, very good full shape and almost matched and even. Medium bushy tail. Lovely kitten with a super temperament.

AC SENIOR MALE
1 PIKES CH CAROONA TOUJOUR LAMOUR (13c1) (03.04.04) Handsome young lad of 4 years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with good broad head, full round cheeks and a strong rounded muzzle. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Good slight dip to profile with just a little bump. Almost round eyes of a nice blue, well set and very expressive. Medium ears set well apart. Excellent long body, with super strong boning and excellent substance. Very strong, thick set limbs and large paws. Very good all round markings. Good even gloves. Even socks. Very good gauntlets, full in shape, matched and even and tapering almost to the hocks. Very good and even dark seal brown markings to all points, as a mature entire male his points colour has now extended a little between his ears and around his mask. He has a full coat with a good medium ruff and shirtfront framing the face, very well prepared. Good length to his coat and good silky texture but quite shaded down to the roots. Slightly short bushy tail. Lovely gentle boy with a super sweet temperament.

AC SENIOR FEMALE
1 PIKES CH CAROONA PIPPYTOO

AC DEBUTANTE
1 NORFOR & BENNET PICNMIX MARIEBELLE (13c1) (15.04.08) Sweet little kitten of just over 3 months of age with good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a broad head and quite full cheeks, nicely rounded muzzle. She is currently quite brindled on mask and this makes her mask look quite pinched but I don’t think she is. Ears a little tall at present but set wide apart. Almost round eyes of a slightly pale blue but well set. Chin could be a little stronger. Slight dip to profile. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, almost matched and nicely tapered. Obviously still growing a lot but I would like to see stronger boning on this kitten and a little more body weight. Soft, pale kitten coat at present, with some kittenish shading. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament, just needs a little time to grow.

AC NOVICE
1 BUTLERS JINGLEBELLES BOBBY DAZZLE (13c1) (09.04.08) Lovely little kitten of very good Birman type and just over 3 months of age. Strong skull, with a good broad head and full rounded cheeks and a strong rounded muzzle. Slightly weak chin, but level bite. Ears are slightly tall at present but well set apart. Almost round eyes of a good blue, well set and giving a lovely expression. Dark seal points colouring to the ears and tail but still developing on the mask and legs. Quite brindled around the eyes at present. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low to medium length gauntlets, almost matched and even, a good full shape and very nicely tapered. Very good strong boning and super body weight to this kitten for his age. Pale and soft kitten coat with length still developing. Medium bushy tail. Lovely playful kitten with a super temperament.
 

 

NORSK SKOGKATT SOCIETY SHOW
26th July 2008

 

I would like to thank Carol, and the committee for inviting me today. It was such a lovely day outside and inside the show hall. The move to Bracknell was a good one and it was nice for us all to be in the same hall. Ronnie cooked us a lovely lunch, which we enjoyed in the haven which is their garden, a very welcome break in the middle of a busy day. Thank you to my friend Carol who came especially to steward for me, and was great company as always. Only one more show to go till Championship status, we are almost there.

AC NFC GRAND CHAMPION
IMP HUGHES GR CH LANDSKER NEO (67 31dts) (29.06.04) Handsome and mature entire male of just over 4 years of age. He has a lovely NFC look and excellent type. Attractive red silver tabby bi-colour coat pattern. Excellent triangular head with an almost straight profile. Firm chin but his bite is a little messy. Very expressive eyes, large and oval and with a super oblique setting. Large ears well set and very well furnished. Very substantial long body with very good boning and weight. Very strong boning with long limbs and large paws. Typical NFC stance. Excellent full coat with good length for the time of year a little seasonal but very well prepared all white parts sparkling white. He has a super full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Very good coat quality and texture with long glossy guard hairs good harshness to the top coat, with quite a woolly undercoat, demonstrating a definite double coat. Long well furnished tail. Lovely gentle boy with a superb temperament, congratulations.
RES IMP KESTLES GH CH COSCATHAS LEO (67 31t) (28.04.04) Substantial and mature lad of just over 4 years of age with very good NFC type. I judged this lad just a couple of weeks ago and my report is unchanged. He was his usual gentle temperament and handled really well, I am pleased to see his tail does not seen quite so skinny today!! Very good equilateral triangle to the head with a straight profile. Weak chin and level bite. Large ears but too wide set and a little flared in placement. Lovely oval eyes which are green in colour and very well set, giving a typical NFC expression. Very good long body with excellent boning and good body weight. Strong long limbs and large paws. With the typical NFC stance. Huge coat, a little too fluffy, but with a very good coat quality and texture to the saddle and flanks. With long harsh but glossy guard hairs. Medium long and giving a full ruff and knickerbockers. Brown tabby & white coat pattern. Very short tail.

TABBY & WHITE NFC KITTEN MALE
1 & BOB – HANDYS FORESTSHADOW CONAN (67 31t) (18.04.08) Lovely kitten of just over 3 months of age and with very good NFC type and a lovely NFC look. Very good long triangular head, at the moment his profile is a little convex and needs to straighten out as he develops. Large oval eyes, well set obliquely and with a lovely expression. Chin would benefit from more depth but level bite. Very good ears, large and very well set, well furnished and with good lynx like tufts. Good boning for his age but I would like to see him holding more weight. Good strong limbs and large paws. Coat still very fluffy and kittenish but the long glossy guard hairs are already clearly apparent. Tail just about long enough. A very sweet kitten with a lovely NFC look, it will be interesting to see how he develops.
2 HERMONS CLESANTA EDMUND (67 31t) (05.04.08) Really lovely kitten who ran the winner very close. Unfortunately this kitten has a tail fault and that was my reason for placing him second today. He has very good type and again a lovely NFC look. Very good long triangular head with a straight profile. Good chin and level bite. Good large ears, set tall on the head and very well placed. Large eyes that appeared a little round today, but he was a little nervous. Nicely set obliquely. Good strong boning and good body weight for his age, with large paws. Very kittenish coat but again the guard hairs are clearly apparent and the undercoat is already developing. Long well furnished tail. Lovely kitten, such a shame about his tail. Lovely temperament.
3 DUKES BAGGINS BIGH (67 31t) (29.01.08) Handsome kitten of very substantial proportions. With good NFC type. Good triangular head, straight profile. Slightly broad and parallel nose profile line. Slightly weak chin and even bite. Large ears, set a little too wide and slightly flared in position. Well furnished. Large, oval eyes slightly deep set but nicely oblique. Very substantial long boy with excellent boning and very good weight. Long limbs and large paws. Good stance. This kitten has an excellent coat quality and texture. Long glossy guard hairs and good harsh texture. Nice woolly undercoat developing nicely. Long well furnished tail. Lovely temperament.
FEMALE
2 HANDYS FORESTSHADOW CHLOE (67 31ats) (18.04.08) Lovely young kitten of just over 3 months with good overall NFC type. Unfortunately this kitten has a pronounced convex profile at present, this was too pronounced today for me to be able to place her first. Slightly weak chin and very slightly overshot bite. Large eyes, which looked a little round today but very well set. Large ears, set high and nicely open on the head. Good boning, body weight and substance for her age. With strong limbs and large paws. Very fluffy kitten coat at present quite soft and silky but with long guard hairs already apparent. Tail, just long enough at present but quite well furnished. Very pretty silver tabby and white coat pattern. Lovely temperament, very playful kitten.
3 FROSTS ELSKENDEVENN LILO MILLYMOO (67 31ts) (17.11.07) 8 month old kitten of nice NFC type. Unfortunately this kitten is very unbalanced at present and her head is out of proportion with her body. Hopefully as she matures this will rectify itself but she needs time to grow into her body. Nice triangular head with an almost straight profile. Weak chin and level bite. Because she has such a weak chin at present her head looks shorter than it perhaps is, hopefully this may improve with time. Large but slightly wide set ears, well furnished. Excellent long body with medium boning and strong limbs and paws. Very good coat quality and texture, but very short of coat at present and lacking a ruff. Good glossy and harsh guard hairs and with undercoat apparent. Silver tabby coat pattern, which although it is irrelevant does have a lot of tarnishing. Very sweet girl with a lovely temperament.
 

WILTSHIRE & DISTRICT CAT CLUB SHOW
5th July 2008

 

I would like to thank Jackie, Elaine and the committee for inviting me today. We had a lovely day, judging some beautiful cats and kittens, especially the Blue Birman kittens. Thank you for the jam it was very fruitful and much appreciated. Thank you very much to Rebecca Stephenson who kindly stewarded for me on the day. Thanks for your support and company, you did a great job with the cats, I hope we can do it again soon.

Both these kitten classes were of particularly high standard, lovely kittens, thank you.
BLUE POINT BIRMAN KITTEN MALE
1 & BOB BAILEYS NICADAEMUS ROMANY MAGIC (13c2) (10.01.08) Lovely young kitten of just over 5 months of age and with excellent Birman type. Strong skull with good broad head and full rounded cheeks, just very slightly pinched in the muzzle. Very expressive almost round eyes of a very good blue, well set, just slightly deep. Ears slightly tall at present, but well set apart. Slightly weak chin, would benefit from more depth, slightly overshot bite. Lovely dip to profile with a slight bump. Good pale blue – grey points to the mask and tail with paler legs and slight brindling around the eyes. Good long body with excellent boning and body weight for his age. Strong limbs and paws. Excellent pale coat, plush and soft with length developing nicely. Slightly low scalloped gloves, right slightly longer than left. Slightly uneven socks. Excellent medium long gauntlets, very good full shape and almost matched and even. Medium bushy tail. Very promising kitten with a lovely temperament, he was quite playful and talkative.
2 MASONS CHURSTON SKY HIGH (13c2) (11.11.07) The oldest kitten in the class almost 8 months of age and of very good Birman type. Strong skull with a broad head and quite full cheeks and muzzle, he just needs a little more fullness for perfection. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour, well set but could be a little larger. Medium ears spaced well apart. Pale blue grey points colouring to mask and tail with slightly paler legs. Lovely dip to profile. Good gloves, left extends almost to the stopper pad. Uneven socks. Very good medium length gauntlets, almost matched and even, nicely tapered. Long body with very good boning and body weight for his age. Excellent medium long coat, silky and plush with a medium ruff already developed. Slightly short bushy tail. Lovely boy with a super temperament.
3 BUSHS KUTAZA KITO (13c2) (21.02.08) Baby of the class at just over 4 months of age with good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head and nice full cheeks and muzzle. Slightly weak chin, needs a little more depth. Bite slightly overshot at present. Ears a little tall at present. Almost round eyes with quite pale blue eye colour especially around the rims. Good dip to profile with a slight bump. Slate grey points with slight brindling on the mask and around the eyes. Good gloves, almost even, left extends at the back but not past stopper pad. Even socks. Uneven gauntlets, left is long and quite pointed. Right is medium in length and nicely shaped and tapered. Very good body weight and size for his age, with strong limbs and paws. Medium length pale coat with very slight shading to the back. Soft and silky, very well prepared. Short tail. Sweet kitten, who just needs some time to mature, lovely temperament.
FEMALE
These two kittens gave me a real problem, I found it very difficult to separate them, they are both lovely and will I am sure do very well on the show bench.
1 MLYNEK & HAYWARDS MLYWARD BLUEBERRY MUFFIN (13c2) (26.03.08) Lovely baby at just over 3 months of age with very good Birman type. My deciding factor between these two kittens in the end was this kittens’ head, which I think is just a little more balanced today. Strong skull with a good broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. My only worry is whether this kittens’ head will be a fraction short once she has matured, time will tell. Lovely dip in profile. Good chin with very slightly overshot bite at present. Ears a little too tall, she needs to grow into them! Almost round eyes of an excellent blue, well set and with a lovely Birman expression. Low scalloped gloves, quite even. Even socks. Low to medium length gauntlets. Right is fuller and the left is a bit thinner and more pointed at the end. Pale blue grey markings, with slightly paler legs. Good boning and body weight for her age, very solid little kitten. Very much a kitten coat at present still showing the temperature marking at present. Soft and fluffy and needs time to develop. Medium, bushy tail. Lovely playful kitten, with a super temperament.
2 PIKES CAROONA BOUNCING BUNDLE (13c2) (04.03.08) Another lovely kitten, unfortunate to meet the winner today. Just 1 day over 4 months and with very good Birman type. Strong skull with a broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely dip to profile. Slightly weak chin, level bite. Ears a little tall at present. Slate grey points to head and tail with paler legs. Almost round eyes with good blue eye colour, well set and with a lovely Birman expression. Slightly low and scalloped gloves, right extends to the stopper pad but not beyond. Slightly uneven socks. Low to medium gauntlets, quite even in shape, left dips in at the side. The right has a white spot just above the gauntlet but it does attach to the gauntlet. Very good body weight and boning for her age, long body and strong paws. Medium long coat, silky, soft and with slight glacial overtones. Short bushy tail. Lovely kitten with a delightful personality.

CHOCOLATE OR LILAC POINT BIRMAN KITTEN MALE
1 & BOB WATERS SAYADAWS PRAIRIE FALCON (13c3) (23.02.08) Sweet chocolate point kitten of just over 4 months of age with good Birman type. Strong skull with a good broad head and full cheeks, muzzle a little pinched at present, but I suspect that he is teething. Good chin and level bite. Good dip to profile with a bump. Very large ears at present that are a little too flared in placement. Almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour and well set. Pale chocolate points at present with mask yet to develop and very pale markings to the ears, legs and tail. The lack of colouring makes the muzzle appear more pinched than it actually is. Very brindled around the eyes. Good gloves, both extend to the stopper pad but not beyond. Almost even socks. Medium length gauntlets, almost matched and even, nicely tapered and full in shape. Very good long body with strong boning and good weight for his age. Strong limbs and paws. Very pale and soft coat, quite silky and with good length developing. Medium bushy tail. Sweet kitten who needs time to develop with a fabulous temperament.

AC MAINE COON, NORWEGIAN FOREST OR SIBERIAN BREEDERS ADULT
1 KESTLES GR CH COSCATHAS LEO (67 31t) (28.04.04) Substantial and mature lad of just over 4 years of age with very good NFC type. Very good equilateral triangle to the head with a straight profile. Weak chin and level bite. Large ears but too wide set and a little flared in placement. Lovely oval eyes which are green in colour and very well set, giving a typical NFC expression. Very good long body with excellent boning and good body weight. Strong long limbs and large paws. With the typical NFC stance. Huge coat, a little too fluffy, but with a very good coat quality and texture to the saddle and flanks. With long harsh but glossy guard hairs. Medium long and giving a full ruff and knickerbockers. Brown tabby & white coat pattern. Very short and skinny tail, I think he left his real tail at home today!! Impressive lad with a lovely temperament.
2 ROWBERRYS CH ROWGARNOR OVERTHEMOON (67 31ats) (12.06.06) Young female of just over 2 years of age with very good NFC type. Very good triangular head with a good chin and level bite. Straight profile. Large ears, which look to be quite well set but she refused to put them up today so we couldn’t really tell! Lovely expression large, oval greeny eyes and set obliquely, typically NFC in expression. Very good long body with very good boning and substance. Strong limbs with large paws. Typical NFC stance. Excellent coat quality and texture although very short and seasonal at present. She needs a ruff and shirtfront to complete the image. Good double coat apparent. Lovely blue silver tabby and white bi-colour coat pattern. Long tail, also very sparse at present. Sweet girl who was very easy to handle, super temperament.
3 ZECHS ZECOONA KIARA ROSE (64 31sw) (28.09.07) Attractive Silver tabby and white Maine Coon girl of just over 9 months of age and with good Maine Coon type. Her owners had obviously been confused about the numbering systems now in place as her breed number was incorrect. It was a mixture of the two systems under the old system it would have been 64 31ts and now it should be 64 41sw. I reported the issue to the Show Manager, who checked the entry form which had the same number as my judges book, however the written colour description was correct and therefore as this was a side class I judged her for the colour that she was described as and in fact was in the fur too. I trust that the BAC will be satisfied with this explanation. Good strong head, but I would prefer more width. High cheekbones and reasonably full cheeks. With a good square muzzle. She just needs time to mature and for her head to broaden and balance out the length. Good shallow concave curve to profile. Good chin and slightly overshot bite at present. Nice perpendicular line. Full, round eyes of a lovely gold colour, well set and slightly oblique. Large, tall ears, set high but well apart with good ear tufts. Long, rangy body, with very good boning, she just needs to fill out her frame over time. Good bodyweight for her age and with strong limbs and large round paws. Good coat quality and texture, soft and silky with a glossy top coat. Very diffused tabby pattern at present, good butterfly on the shoulders but very solid along the spine line and with no clear oysters. Very clear barring to the legs. Quite a lot of tarnishing along the spine line and to the side of the mask, around the eyes and on the chest, also extending down the front legs. White paws and underbelly with slightly yellow back feet, additionally she had had an unfortunate accident and her back end was very damp and smelly. Long flowing tail. Sweet girl with promise.


AC MAINE COON, NORWEGIAN FOREST OR SIBERIAN NON - BREEDERS ADULT
1 GRABHAMS CH NORSKMAGIKATT ELROY (67 31t) (02.02.07) A lovely young lad who I have not judged for some time and I am glad to see he is fulfilling his earlier promise. He is now almost 18 months old and still of excellent NFC type. Very good triangular head still slightly longer than wide as I would expect for his age. Slightly bumpy profile. Firm chin but he is a little overshot and has quite a messy bite with some teeth missing. Large ears set slightly wide on his head but well furnished. Super expression, large, oval eyes with a good oblique setting. Very long body with excellent boning and substance. Long limbs and large paws. Typical NFC stance, standing tall on his hind legs. Quite a cold brown tabby but attractive bi colour brown tabby and white coat pattern. Excellent coat quality and texture. Good harsh top coat with long glossy guard hairs and a woolly coat apparent underneath. Medium ruff and shirtfront, nicely developed. Very long tail with excellent furnishings. Very talkative lad who handled really well.
2 WOODS CH NORSKMAGI FOREST SVANA (67 18a) (12.04.04) Silver tabby Norwegian female of 4 years of age of nice type. Good triangular head with a straight profile. Chin needs more depth, level bite. Ears could be a fraction larger for perfection but well set. Lovely large oval eyes, green in colour, set obliquely and with a lovely expression. Quite long body with medium boning and good body weight. Excellent coat quality and texture although she is quite short of coat at present due to the season. Despite this she has very good long and glossy guard hairs. Very sweet girl with a lovely temperament.

AV ARISTOCRAT ADULT – this was an exceptional class with a number of excellent cats. It’s a shame there can be only 1st prize.
1 SALLOWS FILENSIO TREASURE (66 31) (11.05.07) Lovely young Ragdoll of just over a year in age and with excellent Ragdoll type. Good broad head with a flat plane. Well developed cheeks and well rounded muzzle. Gentle dip to profile with a retrousse tip. Medium ears set wide apart and nicely tilted forward. Large well opened eyes of a very good blue. Lovely inverted v on mask Long and muscular body with very good boning and substance. Long limbs and strong paws. Only one white thumbprint to the back with the rest a paler seal colour. Very good coat, soft and silky, with a good ruff framing the face. Very well prepared. Slightly short but flowing tail. Lovely temperament.
2 WATTS LENNALI BARRINGTON BAGGINS (63) (05.03.07) Handsome young Usual lad with very good Somali type and a typical Somali expression. Only 16 months old. Good strong head with a moderate wedge and gentle rounded contours. Slight break to profile. Good facial markings with good eye tracings and lovely golden, almond eyes with a lovely expression. Lovely ears, good size and set wide apart and nicely cupped forward. Well furnished. God chin with a slightly overshot bite. Good strong body, firm and muscular with long leg and well tufted feet. Solid black paws pads and heels. Soft and silky coat with length and ruff developing nicely, coat just slightly seasonal with a little scurf and slight grey roots but with the new coat coming through at the roots. Rich colouring to the shoulders and along the back with very good ticking across the whole coat and with a pale apricot base coat. Very slight barring on the front legs, broken necklace. Medium, well furnished tail. Very promising young lad with a lovely temperament.
3 ZECHS FINEARTE FLOWERBELL AKIRA (63c) (05.07.07)
X3 ROWBERRYS ROWGARNOR AMUND (67 18a)

AV NOVICE KITTEN
1 GEARYS LYNDONGRAEY LAST NIGHT SPECIAL (64 41s) (02.03.08) Very promising kitten of just over 4 months of age and with excellent Maine Coon type. Super head, strong, with high cheekbones and fairly full cheeks. Very good strong square muzzle, head is very well developed for his age. Good chin with level bite and good perpendicular line. Lovely expression with full, round deeply gold coloured eyes, slightly oblique and very well set. Large, tall ears, set high and well apart with very good ear tufts. Super long body with very good boning and substance for her age. Strong limbs and huge round paws. Coat still quite kittenish at present but with good glossy guard hairs apparent already. Classic Silver tabby coat pattern with strong pattern and no apparent tarnishing. Good butterfly and oysters starting to develop, with just a single spine line at present. Good barring on legs. Very well prepared. Long flowing tail. Lovely kitten with a super playful personality.
2 MLYNEK & HAYWARDS MLYWARD BLUEBERRY MUFFIN

AV SLH SENIOR NEUTER A
1 TALBOYS CH & PR KLASSYKLOGS KINGKHAYYAM (13c2) (09.07.02) Lovely mature lad of almost 6 years of age and with excellent Birman type. It is almost a year since I have judged this lad and he is looking as superb as ever. Strong skull with a super broad head, full rounded cheeks and lovely rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Soft blue – grey points colouring to all points. Very expressive eyes which are almost round in shape and of an excellent blue. Very well set. Medium ears set well apart. Chin could be a little stronger, level bite. Long , massive body, very substantial with excellent boning and body weight. Strong and thick set limbs with large strong paws. Super pale bluish – white coat with slight shading to the back but pale at the roots. Soft, silky and very well prepared. Excellent full coat with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Good even gloves and socks. Medium long gauntlets, very good full shape and almost matched and even. Medium bushy tail. A gentle giant with a wonderful temperament.
2 GROVES GR PR SPELLSINGER MOON BALLAD ( 13c2) (03.05.02) Another lovely almost veteran Birman. He is just over 6 years old and has excellent Birman type. Strong skull with a lovely broad head, full rounded cheeks and a super rounded muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Good blue – grey colouring to all points. Weak chin and level bite. Almost round eyes with good blue eye colouring, very well set with a lovely expression. Medium ears set wide apart. Very good feet markings. Good gloves, even socks. Good medium to long gauntlets, almost matched and even and a good full shape, nicely tapered. Very full coat with a full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Pale coat, which is soft and silky with just slight shading to the back, pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail. A lovely mature boy, who was a bit tetchy today.

AV SLH SENIOR NEUTER B
1 WATTS CH & GRPR EMANAN BOOTSTRAP BILL (63c) (15.07.05) Young lad of almost 3 years of age with excellent Somali type. Typical Somali expression, strong head with a moderate wedge and gently contoured muzzle. Lovely slight break in profile. Good chin and level bite. Very good facial markings, especially around the eyes. Lovely, large almond eyes, set obliquely, very expressive. Excellent ears, set wide apart and well cupped and tufted. Long body with very good body weight and substance. Muscular with strong boning and long limbs. Oval paws with very good paw and heel colouring. Soft blue coat, very soft and silky coat with a medium ruff and breeches. Ticking is slightly dense across the spine line and top of the back, more shaded than ticked. Good ticking evident on the shoulders and flanks. Very well prepared. Good medium tail, rather well furnished. Very sweet cat with a lovely temperament.
2 STANTON GRPR AZERPASHAN BOBBY DAZZLER (66a) (25.04.01) Lovely veteran Ragdoll of 7 years of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Super broad head with a nice flat plane. Well developed cheeks and well rounded muzzle. Gentle dip to profile. Medium ears set wide apart and nicely tilted forward. Large well opened eyes of a very good blue. Long and muscular body with excellent boning and substance, muscular body with long limbs and strong round paws. Very dense and woolly coat, quite short with a plush ruff framing the face. Long tail. Lovely temperament.


 

MAINE COON CAT CLUB SHOW
28th June 2008

 

I would like to thank Daphne and Dave for inviting me today. It was a lovely day, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to Judge so many lovely Maine Coons. Thank you for the gift it was much appreciated. Thank you very much to Janet Fitzhardy who came along especially to steward for me and did a great job with the cats.

AC ADOLESCENT ADULT
1 SYKES DARAQUIST SUZY SPLASH (64 41ew) (28.08.07) Lovely young adolescent female of just 10 months of age and with very good Maine Coon type. Everything in its place but she just needs time to mature. Lovely strong head with good width, high cheekbones with full cheeks and a strong square muzzle already well developed. Very good firm chin with a level bite and nice perpendicular line. Shallow concave curve to profile but with a very slight nose bump. Beautiful round eyes of a greeny gold colour, well set and just slightly obliquely. Large, tall ears, set wide at the base and nicely tapering with very good ear tufts, very well set. Long body, strong and weighty with very good substance. Strong limbs and large round paws. Attractive tortie tabby and white coat pattern, with the tortie diffusing the tabby patterning. Pure white feet and locket. Strong tabby marking on her muzzle which has a lot of rich red colouring. Excellent coat quality and texture with excellent preparation and double coat apparent. Long flowing tail of a very good length. Very promising youngster with a sweet disposition.
2 LAKES JEMAHAN TEQUILA BREEZ (64 43asw) (31.08.07) Another promising youngster who is most striking. He is almost 10 months old and has good Maine Coon type. Good strong head with high cheekbones and fairly full cheeks still needs a little time to broaden to balance out the length of his head. Good strong square muzzle. Needs a little more depth to his chin , level bite. Good curve to his profile but with quite a pronounced nose bump. Lovely large golden eyes, round in shape and very well set giving a lovely expression. Large tall ears, set wide at the base with very good ear furnishings and tufts and very well set on his head. Very long and substantial body with excellent strong boning, and very muscular. Substantial limbs with strong round paws. Good snowshoes. Long flowing tail. Lovely red silver shaded coat colour. Very slight tabby marking are still apparent across the mask, shoulders and back of the coat. Very well prepared coat, soft and with a silky waterproof top coat, coat length still developing. Another lovely kitten, but he was a little tetchy today.
3 TURNERS RUTTERKIN DIXIE BELL (64 41ew) (08.08.07)

AC SPECIAL LIMIT ADULT
1 SYKES DARAQUIST SUZY SPLASH
2 LAKES JEMAHAN TEQUILA BREEZ
3 TURNERS RUTTERKIN DIXIE BELL

AC KITTEN MALE (6 – 8 Mths)
1 EDWARDS OLTOMAINE DARKTOWER DJ (64 41dw) (12.11.07) Very impressive and substantial kitten who has very good Maine Coon type. He is just over 7 months old. Very good strong head with high cheekbones, full cheeks and a strong square muzzle. Very strong chin with excellent width and depth to the chin. Super perpendicular line, bite just very slightly overshot at present. Good curve to profile with just a very slight nose bump. Lovely round amber eyes, set slightly obliquely and giving a lovely expression. Large, tall ears a little too flared in their setting but with good ear tufts. Excellent long body for his age with very good substance, and muscular development for his age. Very good strong limbs and paws. Very good coat quality and texture, soft with a silky waterproof top coat developing nicely. Very deep and rich red tabby coat pattern with white feet and locket. Very strong tabby markings on the mask and with thumbprints to the ears. Good butterfly on the shoulders but the back is a little solid as yet and the pattern has not yet come through. Good long and flowing tail. Lovely kitten with a fabulous temperament, he just purred and purred….
2 WAITES OLIROSE SILVERSTORM (64 41sw) (04.10.07) Lovely serene kitten with very good Maine Coon type and almost 9 months of age. Very good strong head with high cheekbones and quite full cheeks, just needs a little more time to broaden. Good square muzzle. Chin has good depth but could have a little more width to balance the muzzle. Good level bite. Lovely curve to profile. Super full eyes, full and round and set slightly obliquely giving a lovely expression. Large ears, with huge ear tufts, he didn’t want to hold his ears up for us and I suspect they could be placed a fraction higher on his head for perfection. Good long body with very good boning and weight for his age, he just needs time to fill out his frame. Strong limbs and large round paws. Very good coat quality and texture, very well prepared, soft and silky with a glossy top coat. Very well prepared. Silver tabby and white coat colour and pattern. Pattern still developing and a little diffused still but you can make out the trademark butterfly and oysters to the shoulders and sides. Slight tarnishing over the spine line of the coat and also to the mask. Long flowing tail. Another lovely kitten with a fabulous gentle temperament.
3 COXALLS PURDYSTON TOBIAS (64 31s) (02.11.07)

AC MALE NEUTER
1 RICHARDSON & HARLINGS PR JACKSONTAILS ROSSINI (64 19) (07.05.05) Lovely Maine Coon lad with excellent type, just over 3 years of age. Strong head with super high cheekbones and very full cheeks with a strong square muzzle. Very good chin with a very slightly overshot bite. Good perpendicular line. Lovely curve to profile. Lovely expression, once he relaxed, with coppery eyes, full and round and very well set. Large, tall ears with good ear tufts, very well set. Deep powerful chest. Long body with good boning and substance, strong limbs and large round paws. Red tabby coat pattern, quite diffuse in pattern, very solid along the spine line, but with very good tabby markings on the mask and ears. Very full coat with a full ruff, shirtfront and breeches. Good coat quality with double coat apparent and glossy silky topcoat. Very well prepared. Good long tail well furnished and flowing. I just loved the type on this lad and he had a lovely gentle temperament but was quite nervous today.
2 WALSHS CH OLTOMAINE MARLON BRANDO (64 31dt) (30.03.06)Very impressive young lad with good Maine Coon type. Very good strong head with very high cheekbones and quite full cheeks, head a little longer than necessary for balance at present. Good strong square muzzle. Chin could do with a bit more width and bite very slightly uneven. Good perpendicular line. Lovely greeny gold eyes, full and round and very well set, just slightly oblique. Very large ears, tall but too wide set and flared in position. Good ear tufts. Good shallow curve to profile. Very powerful cat with a very long body and a powerful neck and chest, Very substantial boning with strong limbs and large round paws. Red tabby and white coat pattern, with diffuse tabby markings on the mask and body but with clear oysters apparent on his flanks. Very full coat, with a flowing ruff shirtfront and good long tail. All white parts sparkling white. Very well prepared coat. Soft and with a silky glossy top coat. Very good coat texture and quality. Lovely lad, just a little cross today.
3 MOORES PHARISES HERROL FLYNN (64 19) (24.05.06)

AC LIMIT NEUTER
1 LOUGHMAN & WALLWARKS ISADORYOU HAMPTON BEAR (64 41) (18.05.07) Massive and handsome young lad of just over a year in age. With excellent Maine Coon type and a fabulous temperament. Very strong head with high cheekbone and very full cheeks, very strong square muzzle. Very good shallow concave profile. Firm chin which would benefit from slightly more width. Even bite. Very good perpendicular line. Lovely gentle expression in greeny – gold eyes which are full and round and set slightly obliquely. Large, tall ears with very good tufts, which he did not want to hold up today, I think the ear set is good but it was a little difficult to tell! Massive, long body and boning with real substance, he will be huge once he is fully grown and developed. Powerful neck and chest and very long limbs with strong round paws. Profuse coat which was prepared to the last hair, with a medium ruff and length still to develop. Coat quality and texture was excellent. Soft with a silky glossy top coat. Warm brown tabby coat pattern with excellent tabby markings, very prominent butterfly on the shoulders and with a split spine line and good oysters on the flanks. Long flowing tail. Lovely gentle giant, who will be one to watch in the future.
2 BENBOWS COONVIVIAL GUGLIELMO (64 31t) (27.07.06) Impressive young lad of almost 2 years of age and with very good Maine Coon type. Very good strong head with very high cheekbones and quite full cheeks. Strong square muzzle. He still has quite a long head and needs to broaden some more to gain real balance. Very good chin with a level bite and a good perpendicular line. Full, round eyes well set slightly obliquely. Very large, tall ears with good ear tufts, but he wasn’t playing either and wouldn’t put them up for us today. The placement looked very slightly flared, but it was difficult to tell! Another massive and long body, very good boning and substance with strong powerful chest and long limbs and strong round paws. Colder brown tabby and white coat pattern than my first placed cat but displaying very good pattern. Very good tabby markings to mask and legs, which a white spot on the nose, white feet and locket. Strong definition to the tabby pattern but a little solid along the spine line, with very good butterfly and oysters. Full and flowing coat with good length and a medium ruff, shirtfront and full breeches. Good coat quality and texture, well prepared, soft with a glossy top coat. Long flowing tail. Impressive lad but a little cross today.
3 SWINBURNS WISCASSET INDIANA (64 41d) (02.06.07)

 

 

WESSEX CAT CLUB SHOW
1ST March 2008

 

I would like to thank Elaine, Gill and the committee for inviting me today. We had a really lovely day, with some super exhibits. To Dawn Davies who once again stewarded for me in her usual efficient style, many thanks as always.

AV JUNIOR ADULT A
1 BRIGLIADORI & ROBSON SHWECHINTHE PRIYA (13c3) (12.04.07) Lovely young female of almost 10 months of age. She has excellent Birman type and a super typically Birman expression. Strong rounded skull with good broad head and full round cheeks and muzzle. Lovely eyes of an excellent blue colour, almost round in shape and just a fraction deep set. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Good firm chin and even bite. Medium ears, spaced well apart. Dark chocolate points colouring, more bitter than milk chocolate but definitely chocolate in shade. It is very unusual to see a chocolate with such depth of colour and a complete mask at this age. Markings paler on the legs. With slight brindling around the eyes and to the tail. Good even gloves. Almost even socks. Good long gauntlets, quite full in shape, and even and almost to the hocks. The left slightly trails around to the inside, Good long body with good body size & weight for her age with strong limbs and quite large paws. Very good pale ivory coat, very soft, silky and plush with no shading. Medium long coat just needs the ruff and coat length to develop now. Very well prepared as always. Slightly short bushy tail. Very promising female with a lovely temperament.
2 MADDEN PENBERIS DEMELZA (13c5) (06.02.07) Another lovely young female of just over a year in age and with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Slight dip to profile. Medium ears set well apart. Very expressive blue eyes of an excellent colour and almost round in shape. Well set. Good dark red points colouring to ears and developing on the mask but with paper legs marking at present. Low scalloped gloves. Almost even socks. Medium to long gauntlets, full in shape and almost matched and even. Good long body with good boning and body weight for her age. Medium long thick set limbs and strong paws. Pale silky coat, with very slight golden hue to the shoulders and back but pale at the roots. Just needs length to develop. Well prepared. Short but bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

AV JUNIOR ADULT B
1 BEST & MATTHEWS TASSARE BOBBY DAZZLER (64 41sw) (26.05.07) I just loved this young Maine Coon; he has presence, temperament and type, a rare mixture. I liked him when I saw him as a kitten and he has really fulfilled his early promise. He is just over 9 months in age and has excellent Maine Coon type and fantastic substance and conformation for his age. Very strong skull with an excellent broad head, high cheekbones and a very strong square muzzle. Just very slight tarnishing on his mask. Very strong chin with a super perpendicular line and level bite. Super shallow curve to profile. Very expressive eyes, golden in colour, full, round and well set obliquely. Very typical open expression. Very large ears, tapering to a point, set high but well apart and with large ear tufts. Truly massive lad with a very long body, excellent boning and body conformation, particularly considering his age. Deep chest, substantial strong limbs and large round paws. Very silky coat with a lovely glossy topcoat clearly showing guard hairs, soft and silky in texture with good ruff and shirtfront developing. Very attractive classic silver tabby & white coat pattern, a little solid on the shoulders and back and with bib and paws. Very well prepared. Long tail, very well furnished. Lovely temperament.
2 HANDYS NORSKMAGI RAGNOR (67 31s) (02.03.07) Very handsome young NFC adult. I have judged this cat on many occasions and my report is hardly changed from my last report in January. He was very unlucky to meet the winner in this class today. He is now 11 months of age and has excellent NFC type and a typical NFC expression. Very good triangular head with a firm chin and a level bite. Straight profile. Large ears set very well and well furnished. Very expressive eyes, large, oval and green in colouring, very nicely set. Very good long body with substantial boning just lacking a little body weight at present, he is probably going through a growing spurt. Large paws with snowshoes. Typical NFC stance. Attractive coat pattern and despite his smoke colouring he has a very good coat quality and texture. Fabulous coat with a super full ruff and shirtfront. Very good coat quality with good harsh and glossy guard hairs and the woolly under coat quite evident underneath. Very good long tail, very well furnished. Well behaved today and easy to handle!

AV SENIOR ADULT
1 DAVIES GR CH RAGSHAVEN BUSTERS LEGACY (66 31a) (27.03.05) Handsome young Ragdoll neuter of almost 3 years of age with excellent Ragdoll type. Strong skull with broad head and a flat plane. Rounded very well developed cheeks. Good gentle dip in profile. Large, well furnished ears, tilted nicely forward, very well set and with good width between. Good chin and even bite. Very expressive eyes large and well opened, set slightly obliquely but set well apart. Excellent blue eye colour. Good blue – grey and white bi – colour markings. Very clean inverted v on mask and a pale bluish white hue to the coat but no white thumbprints. Very long and muscular body with excellent boning and body weight. Strong limbs with large but rounded paws. Soft silky coat quite dense and plush just needing the development of the coat length and a ruff to complete the picture. Very well prepared. Long tail, well furnished. Super boy with a lovely temperament
2 PERCIVALS CH HUGNHOLD SUMMER BREEZE (66w) (03.05.05) Lovely Ragdoll female of 2 ½ years of age with excellent Ragdoll type and a lovely expression. I judged this girl very recently and my report is almost the same. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Could have a fraction more length to the head for perfection. Gentle dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart. Lovely even blue eye colour. Medium ears set wide apart and tilted slightly forward. With rounded tips. Good dark seal points with just slight brindling on the tail. Beige coat, soft and silky in texture, with some shading to the back but still giving good contrast. White chin and underbelly with white front mittens and white extending on the back legs up to the hocks. Long body with strong limbs and round paws. Substantial body weight. Slightly short tail. Lovely temperament

AV VETERAN ADULT
1 GREENS GR CH DEMILUNE JACINTA (13c2) (26.03.00) Beautiful veteran female of almost 8 years of age and with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a good broad head and full rounded cheeks and muzzle. Chin would benefit from a little more depth. Level bite. Almost round eyes of an excellent even blue colour. Very well set. Typical Birman expression. Medium ears placed well apart. Good blue – grey points colouring to all points. Good slight dip to profile. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low to medium long gauntlets, good full shape and almost matched and even. Good long body with medium thick set limbs and strong paws. Slightly light in bodyweight at present. Short but bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

AV SLH KITTEN (14wks – 6 mths)
1 HANCOCKS JULESCOON SMIRNOFF ICE (64 41s) (02.11.07) Lovely Maine Coon kitten, which I could quite easily have taken home with me, he really had purrsonality plus!!. Just old enough to be here today and of excellent Maine Coon type. Good broad head with fairly full cheeks and high cheekbones. He has a strong square muzzle and just needs time to broaden and mature. Good strong chin and good perpendicular line. Level bite. Good shallow curve to profile. Very expressive golden eyes, full and round and set slightly obliquely. Large, tall ears set high but well apart, super ears tufts. Very long body with substantial boning and very good body weight and conformation for his age. Substantial limbs with huge round paws. Very soft silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Super classic silver tabby coat pattern. Very well prepared. Long well furnished tail. Very promising kitten with a super temperament.
2 LYLES CHEHAM MISTERBLUESKY (66a) (20.09.07) Lovely young kitten of just 5 months of age and with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Well developed cheeks with a well rounded muzzle. Good strong chin and a level bite. Very dark almost graphite grey-blue points colouring. Gentle dip to profile. Excellent blue eye colouring with large well opened eyes, set well apart and slightly oblique. Medium ears set well apart on the head and with the typical forward tilt. Well furnished and with rounded tips. Very good body weight and substance for his age. With a long body and medium long, strong limbs and large rounded paws. Long bushy tail. Very well prepared coat, very soft and silky in texture and quite pale at present. Lovely kitten with a super temperament.

AV SLH KITTEN MALE (6 – 9mths)
1 PERCIVALS BLEUGEMS TEDDIE BEAR (66 31) (08.08.07) Stunning young Ragdoll kitten of almost 7 months of age and with excellent Ragdoll type. Broad head with a lovely flat plane. Well developed cheeks and a well rounded muzzle. Chin could benefit from a little more depth but level bite. Gentle dip to profile. Very attractive and balanced inverted “v” on mask. Dark seal points colouring to the ears and mask and with 1 seal coloured spot on the left hind leg. Medium ears, placed well apart on the head and with the typical forward tilt. Well furnished and slightly rounded at the tips. Pale silky coat with 1 long thin white thumbprint on the back. Long body with good body weight for his age. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Long bushy tail. Lovely temprement a very promising kitten with a very appropriate name!
2 MAXEYS MINELDA MIRACLE MAN (13c2) (16.07.07) Lovely young kitten of just 8 months of age and with very good Birman type. I judged this kitten in January and my report is similar to before. I was pleased that he was more relaxed today and that he was holding his ears up correctly!! Good strong skull and super broad head with full rounded cheeks. Medium ears just a little tall at present but well set apart. Almost round eyes of a good blue, slightly mottled greeny colour at the edges but well set. Slight dip in profile. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Good even blue – grey points colouring to all points with very slight brindling around the eyes. Very good long body with very good boning and weight for age. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Pale silky coat with just very slight shading to the back, pale at the roots, length developing nicely. Slightly low but almost even gloves. Slightly uneven socks. Good long gauntlets, almost to the hocks and almost matched but with the left having a slight trail off the top. Medium bushy tail. Good temperament.

AV SLH KITTEN FEMALE (6 – 9mths)
1 FINCHS SNOWWITCH KINGDOMOFSUMMER (13c2) (25.06.07) Lovely kitten of just 8 months of age with very good Birman type. I judged this kitten in January and my report is similar to before, she is a lovely kitten and is developing well. Strong skull and super broad head with full rounded cheeks. Almost round eyes which are a little pale in colour and are a fraction deep set. Ears are still a little tall at present but set well apart. Slight dip in profile. Good chin and even bite. Very pale coat developing nicely with a medium ruff and medium length developing well. No real shading to the shoulders and back. Good body weight and size for her age. Very well marked with good even gloves which extend very slightly at both sides, but not past the stopper pad. Slightly uneven socks. Good low to medium gauntlets, full shape, nicely matched and rounded at the ends. Medium bushy tail. Very promising kitten with a very sweet temperament.
2 BAILEYS CARAMLEIGH NICADAEMUSELISE (13c6) (25.07.07) Another lovely kitten with very good Birman type at just 7 months of age. Strong rounded skull, good broad head with full cheeks and a rounded muzzle. Very expressive almost round eyes with excellent deep blue eye colour and a lovely setting. Slight dip to profile with just a little bump. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Ears slightly tall at present but well set apart. Lovely mottled seal tortie points to ears and mask, slightly paler on the legs, but all colours present on all points. Low scalloped gauntlets. Even socks. Medium length gauntlets, right quite thin in shape but the left is fuller. Even in length. Excellent coat for her age, pale and silky with no shading and good length developing. Slightly short but bushy tail. Lovely kitten with a super temperament, who will I am sure do very well in the future.

MAINE COON, NORWEGIAN FOREST OR SIBERIAN BREEDERS NEUTER
1 KESTLES COSCATHAS RENOWDEN (67 31t) (08.06.04) Almost mature NFC neuter of 3 ½ years with good type. I judger this lad in January and my report is little changed from then. Good triangle but due to his inverted V of white on his mask he tends to look shorter and more muzzly than he actually is. Broad nose bridge and parallel nose line between eyes and the nose leather. I would like to see this tapering more to a triangle. Almost straight profile. Chin could benefit from a little more depth. Very expressive large oval eyes, set obliquely and with a lovely gentle expression. Large ears, well opened and well furnished. Just a too little wide set for me and tilted a little too far forward. Excellent long and substantial body with strong limbs and large paws. Good snowshoes. Typical NFC stance, standing high on the back legs. Tail a little short but well furnished. Very good coat quality and texture. With excellent long harsh and glossy guard hairs and a well defined woolly undercoat. Full coat with a full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers, very well prepared and all white parts sparkling white. Lovely gentle temperament.

MAINE COON, NORWEGIAN FOREST OR SIBERIAN NON - BREEDERS NEUTER
1 ELSONS GR PR COONFLAKES TEARS OFTHESUN (64 31t) (11.05.06) Stylish young female of very good Maine coon type and just over 19 months old. I have judged this young girl very recently and my report is unchanged from then. Very strong skull with excellent broad head with high cheekbones and a strong square muzzle. Full round eyes, set wide apart and set slightly obliquely. Large tall ears, which are a fraction wide set, but very well furnished and with good ear tufts. Excellent long body with very substantial boning and long limbs with large paws. Shallow curve to profile. Chin could have a fraction more depth. Long flowing coat with very clear pattern, but a little cold in colour. Very soft, silky and well prepared. Tail could be a fraction longer, but well furnished. She was a little unhappy today, but she had been sick just before we got to her and that is probably why. I hope that she is soon feeling more this thing.
2 BUNCES KEVERSTONE SPJ RED LION (64 19) (28.12.06) Very striking red tabby Maine Coon, just over 1 year in age and of very good type. I judged him in January and my report is hardly changed from then. He is still a teenager and needs time for his head to broaden and mature. Strong skull, with good broad head, high cheekbones and a strong square muzzle. Chin could benefit from a little more depth. Level bite. Would like a little more curve to his profile. Very expressive eyes. Full and round eyes, set well apart but obliquely. Large, well furnished ears, set high but well apart. Super ear tufts. Massive long body with very substantial boning, long limbs and large paws. Very substantial and muscular cat with super body weight. Very soft silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Super red classic tabby pattern. As always very well prepared. Very long well furnished tail. Super gentle temperament.
 

 

NORWEGIAN FOREST CAT CLUB SHOW
16th February 2008

 

I would like to thank Anne, Brian, Maggie and the committee for inviting me today. It was an honour to judge so many beautiful cats and to award my first ever NFC certificates. Thank you to the exhibitors for entering your lovely cats under me and thank you for the super shortbread, most tasty. Thank you as always to Andrea Dean, my good friend and excellent steward for her good company and support.

AC IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER MALE
IGPR COWARDS UKGRPR NORDLEYS ATHANASIAS (67 31ts) (02.03.05) Very substantial mature lad of almost 4 ½ years with very good NFC type. Very good triangular head. Straight profile, chin could benefit for a little more depth. Even bite. Large, well opened eyes, oval in shape, beautifully set, slightly obliquely and very expressive. Very broad bridge to nose and muzzle. Very large ears, slightly too rounded at tips, well set and well opened with good furnishings. Very substantial long body with excellent strong boning. Long limbs and very large paws with good snowshoes. Typical tall NFC stance, standing high on back legs. Slightly short tail, well furnished. Excellent coat quality and texture. Long glossy guard hairs with a strong harsh texture. Definite double coat with super woolly undercoat with a full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Very well prepared. A very impressive boy, who was a little grumpy today.
RESERVE HEALING & JONES GR PR JARRAKHATT BLUES SHADOW (67 31) (13.10.00) Very handsome and mature boy of 7 years of age with excellent type and a typically NFC expression. Very good triangular head with a lovely clean triangle. Almost straight profile and level bite. Good firm chin. Large ears with good width at the base, which are well set and well furnished. Expressive, large, oval eyes set obliquely and well opened. Long body with good strong boning. Solid, muscular conformation with long limbs and strong rounded paws and good snowshoes. Typical NFC stance. Very attractive black and white coat pattern. Very good coat quality with harsh but strong glossy guard hairs. Very good waterproof top coat. Lacking in sufficient woolly undercoat and quite short in length overall. No real ruff but with a good shirtfront and knickerbockers. Tail just long enough and a little lacking in furnishings today. A lovely mature lad, with a super gentle temperament who has a wonderful NFC expression.
FEMALE
IGPR – COWARDS IMP GR PR NORDLEYS GISELLE (67 31ts) (31.03.05) A beautiful young female with a lovely expression and excellent NFC type, who I have had the privilege to judge on a number of occasions before. She is almost 3 years of age now, although she was the only cat present today she was a very worthy winner and I was very pleased to see her go overall Best In Show later in the day. Excellent triangular head with an absolutely straight profile. Although she does have a slightly bulbous nose which is a little spread towards the front of her muzzle. Good chin and level bite. Very expressive large oval eyes, set obliquely and well opened. Large ears, with good width at the base, with a lovely setting and super ear furnishings. Long body, substantial boning with good long limbs and large rounded paws. Coat just a little soft but still showing very good quality and texture and with a distinctive double coat. Strong glossy guard hairs with a well developed woolly undercoat. Very attractive classic silver tabby pattern with white as always beautifully prepared and presented. Excellent full coat including full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Long tail, well furnished. Super gentle girl with a lovely temperament who is a credit to her owners.

AC TABBY ADULT MALE
BOB ROSS’S CH NORSKWOOD GREEBO (67 20) (29.08.06) Huge, substantial lad of almost 1 ½ years of age. He has a lovely NFC expression and excellent type. Very good triangular head and straight profile. Large ears with good width at the base, just slightly wide set but well furnished. Chin could benefit from a little more depth, level bite. Lovely expression with well opened, large oval eyes, with a lovely oblique setting. Huge, long lad with very strong boning and a substantial and muscular body. With long limbs and large rounded paws. Excellent coat quality with a super coat quality and texture. Harsh and glossy guard hairs with a super strong but woolly undercoat, with a definite change in texture and superb contrast in texture. Long tail with good furnishings. Typical NFC stance. Lovely gentle boy.
1CC MORRIS’S S*MAR MICHEL’S CHORITZO (67 18f) (03.09.04) Large gentle lad of good NFC type of just over 3 years of age. Good triangular head with an almost straight profile, just a little spread at the front of the muzzle. He does tend to puff out his whisker pads slightly and this makes him look slightly short. Firm chin and level bite. Very pretty and expressive greeny-gold eyes, a little small but oval and set slightly obliquely. Large ears, a little rounded at the tips and slightly too wide set on the head. Good coat quality and texture with good glossy and harsh guard hairs and a slightly softer and woollier undercoat. With a good full ruff, knickerbockers and shirtfront. Very sweet and gentle lad.
2 HOWARDS NOYNAROCK SAXON PRINCE (67 18) (11.04.06) Young lad of almost 2 years of age of fair NFC type. Slightly short triangular head with an almost straight profile and a slightly weak chin. Large but slightly rounded eyes with an oblique setting. Slightly small ears which are well set and well furnished with very good tufts. Quite harsh guard hairs to the top coat and saddle but the rest of the coat was very soft and very woolly and does not really give the defined waterproof double coat required of the breed. Good long body with long limbs and strong paws. Good body weight and substance. Short well furnished tail. Gentle temperament.
FEMALE
Fantastic class with 11 entered and another one to consider for BOB, thank you to the exhibitors for entering.
1CC TIPPERS NORSVANA SILVANA STAR (67 18a) (01.07.05) Young female of 2 ½ years of age with an excellent NFC look and type. She has developed and matured very nicely since I saw her last. Super triangular shaped head with an almost straight profile. Good strong chin and level bite. Large ears, very well set and furnished, she does have slightly rounded tips to the ears, which does detract from her alert look at a little. Very attractive green eyes which are large, oval and obliquely set and with a lovely expression. Good long body with good boning would just like her to carry more bodyweight and overall substance, but I suspect that is due to the time of year. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Typical NFC stance, standing high on the back legs. Very good coat quality and texture with long harsh glossy guard hairs and a strong woolly undercoat. The cost quality is just a fraction soft today but I suspect that she has been recently bathed!! Very well prepared. Very good full ruff, shirtfront and knickerbockers. Long tail, very well furnished. Lovely gentle temperament. Super stylish female, who was a worthy winner today.
2 GRANTS NOYNAROCK INKERI (67 18e) (07.05.07) Young female of just over 9 months of age who has very good type. She and my 3rd placed cat are litter sisters and type wise there is little to separate them from the winner today, but my winner just had the edge in terms of maturity and coat development. I particularly liked the ears and ear set of this cat and she was absolutely beautifully prepared which was a pleasure to see. Very good triangular head, very harmonious and balanced head. Almost straight profile and a good firm chin. Slightly bulbous nose. Level bite. Good large oval eyes which are set just a fraction deep. Very large ears with those super tufts that you hardly ever see in NFC’s!! Very well furnished and with a super setting. Long body with strong limbs and large round paws. Strong cat and good frame but just needs to fill out her frame and build up her body weight a little. Excellent coat quality and texture with a really rich and beautiful bright tortie silver tabby coat pattern. Strong glossy guard hairs and good woolly undercoat very well developed for her age and with exception preparation on the day. Long very well furnished tail. Very sweet and gentle girls who is a real credit to her owner / breeders and who will I am sure do very well in the future.
3 JEPSON & HOYS NOYNAROCK NYELLIE (67 20) (07.05.07) Another young female litter sister to my 2nd placed cat. Type wise and size wise I think this little girl just has the edge over her sister, but unfortunately she was quite poorly prepared and her coat was quite greasy, especially behind her ears and underneath. Very good triangular head, again she has a very harmonious and balanced head. Almost straight profile and a good firm chin. Level bite. Beautiful eyes and expression , large oval eyes which are very well set. Very large ears again with great ear tufts. Very well furnished and very well set. Good long body with strong limbs and large round paws. Slightly longer and with good body weight for her age. Very good coat quality and texture with a very attractive tortie tabby coat pattern. Strong glossy guard hairs and good woolly undercoat very well developed for her age, but would benefit from more preparation in future. Long very well furnished tail. Another lovely girl with a very sweet temperament.
4 JEPSON & HOYS NOYNAROCK BORGNY (67 20) (03.05.07) Another good young female of just 9 months of age and with good NFC type. Good triangular head but quite narrow at the front of the triangle at present. Firm chin and level bite. Quite large but round eyes, well set obliquely. Good large ears, very well set and well furnished. Excellent long body with super strong boning and very good body weight. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Good coat quality and texture with double coat apparent and coat length developing nicely. She would benefit from more show preparation. Brown tabby coat pattern. Lovely temperament.

AC SELF ADULT
1 TIPPERS KVASIR VANADIS (67 16) (09.05.06) A young female of just over 1 ½ years of age with a lovely NFC expression and very good type. Very good balanced triangular head. Almost straight profile. Good chin and level bite. Quite large ears set very well and well furnished but could be a fraction bigger and more open set. Very expressive golden eyes, Large and oval, well opened but set just a fraction deep. Very long body with very good boning and substantial weight, strong limbs and large round paws. Good snowshoes. Typical NFC stance, standing high on the back legs. Pure blue coat colour, very well prepared. Very good coat quality and texture with long glossy guard hairs and a dense undercoat well developed. Typical double coat, clearly waterproof and of good quality. Long tail, very well furnished. Super young female with a lovely temperament.
2 MORRIS’S UK GR CH LITTLE TIN SOLDIER FELIS AUDAX DK (Imp) (67 14b) (5.7.98) A lovely veteran lad of almost 10 years of age. Very distinguished air to this boy and he had a lovely gentle temperament. Good NFC type. Very good triangular head but with a quite squared off muzzle now. Almost straight profile and slightly weak chin. Lovely large oval eyes, well opened and set and giving a lovely NFC expression. Ears are really one size too small but very well furnished. Very substantial lad but quite short in body length. With a deep chest, very strong limbs and large rounded paws. Excellent snowshoes. Good coat quality but overall quite a woolly texture. He has a lot of coat but unfortunately he had a number of knots and holes in his coat today. Good harsh, glossy guard hairs to his top coat and good full coat with a medium ruff, full shirtfront and good knickerbockers. Pure white coat. Lovely to see this old gent out on the show bench again.

AC MAIDEN ADULT
1 GRANTS NOYNAROCK INKERI
2 JEPSON & HOYS NOYNAROCK BORGNY

AC LIMIT ADULT
1THOMASS JHARDUFAE MISTY MORNING (67 31at) (21.07.06) Very striking young cat of just 1 ½ years of age and of good NFC type. Good triangular head with an almost straight profile. Chin would benefit from more depth. Level bite. Large, oval eyes which are slightly deep set. Quite large ears which could be a fraction larger but nicely set and well furnished. Long body with strong boning and good body weight for her age. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Very good coat quality and texture. Strong glossy guard hairs and a typically woolly undercoat. Definite waterproof double coat. Attractive blue and white coat pattern. Slightly short but well furnished tail. Lovely gentle girl with a super temperament.
2 HOWARDS NOYNAROCK SAXON PRINCE

AC NFC KITTEN
1 HIGHAMS NOYNAROCK NELSON (67 18) (21.6.07) Super substantial young kitten of just 6 months of age and with very good NFC type. Very good triangular head with a slightly weak chin. Bite just slightly overshot at present. Quite straight profile, but a slight dip in the bone is present. Very expressive, large and oval eyes, which are set very well and slightly obliquely. Large ears which are well furnished but just a fraction wide set at present. Very long body with excellent boning and substance for his age. With strong limbs and huge rounded paws! Excellent coat quality and texture. Long glossy guard hairs and the woolly undercoat already developing well. Tail is just long enough at present, so let’s hope it grows with him. Lovely young lad, showing great promise. Super temperament.
2 GRANTS NOYNAROCK CARMIN (67 31s) (7.11.07) Lovely young female just old enough to be there on the day and with very good NFC type. Lovely triangular head with a super straight profile. Good firm chin and level bite. Large well furnished ears which are very well set. Expressive eyes, large and well opened, well set and slightly oblique. Attractive black smoke coat with just one white paw! Long body with good boning and body weight for her age. Very soft kitten coat, texture and length still developing but with long glossy guard hairs already apparent. Super temperament.

AC NFC TABBY WITH OR WITHOUT WHITE NEUTER
1 HIGHAMS PR NOYNAROCK JOHAN (67 19) (19.4.06) I just loved this Red tabby boy, he was my Judges choice today and I think he has a very promising future ahead of him. He has excellent NFC type and very good body and confirmation for his age. He is almost 2 years old. Excellent triangular head with a straight profile and a good firm chin. Very expressive large and well opened eyes. Oval in shape and with a super oblique setting. Good long body with very good boning and very good body weight and substance. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Typical NFC stance, high on the back legs. Excellent coat quality and texture with long and glossy guard hairs and a well developed woolly undercoat, clearly double and suitably waterproof. Very attractive red tabby coat pattern Lovely gentle temperament and a pleasure to handle, I look forward to seeing him again sometime.
2 SWALES NOYNAROCK LOKI SVALSON (67 20) (9.12.06) Young NFC lad of just over a year in age and of good type. Good triangular head shape with an almost straight profile, however he has quite a broad bridge and a broad almost parallel line between the eyes and the nose leather. I would like to see this aspect of his profile more refined and triangular. Large well opened eyes which are slightly deep set. Large ears, well furnished but a little too wide set. Firm chin and level bite. Very long body with very good boning and excellent body weight and substance. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Slightly short but well furnished tail. Excellent coat quality and texture. Very good double coat and super long glossy guard hairs to the top coat. Lovely gentle boy, super temperament.

AC ARISTOCRAT NEUTER
1 DEANS VOLSUNG XERXES (67 19) (20.04.04) Lovely young lad of good NFC type who is now almost 4 years of age. Good triangular head could be a fraction longer for perfection. Straight profile and good strong chin. Level bite. Large ears which are a fraction wide set, but very well furnished. Lovely expressive eyes. Large, well opened and set obliquely. Very long and substantial body. Excellent body weight and strong boning. Strong limbs and large rounded paws. Very attractive red tabby coat pattern. Very good double coat with definite contrast in texture. Very good woolly undercoat, top coat is just a fraction soft today. I suspect this is due to him being recently bathed! Even so he does have strong harsher guard hairs to his top coat. Long, very well furnished tail. He is a lovely gentle boy but was a little overwhelmed by the day and quite nervous and hence did not show himself off to advantage.
 

 

CROYDON CAT CLUB SHOW
9th February 2008

 

I would like to thank Pat, Nicky and the committee for inviting me today. We had some lovely cats, especially in the R & L class, that was a really difficult one to choose from and there could have been a number of winners. Thank you very much to Dawn Davies for stewarding for me today, your company and capability with the cats is appreciated as always.

CHOCOLATE & LILAC POINT BIRMAN NEUTER MALE
BOB SEMOS GR PR PRIDENJOY PUCK (13c4) (15.05.02) Lovely gentle lad of excellent Birman type, who just had the edge on the certificate winner today in terms of maturity and coat. He is now almost 6 years of age. Strong broad but rounded skull with super broad head and full very rounded cheeks and muzzle. Almost round eyes with nice blue eye colour, he was a little nervous today and that did not show his expression off to its full advantage. Medium ears set well apart. Slight dip to profile but with a little bump. Chin could be deeper, level bite. Long body with excellent strong limbs, medium long and thick set. Excellent body weight and substance. Good even gloves both extend slightly up to the sides but not past the stopper pad. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets, of good full shape, almost matched and even, but just slightly pointed out and offset towards the ends. Lovely even pinkie – lilac point’s markings. Super pale coat. Very thick, plush and full with a full ruff framing the face. In fabulous condition and very well prepared. Long bushy tail. Lovely boy.
1 PC GARDENERS SNOWWITCH FRANKINCENSE (13c4) (20.02.07) A lovely young lad with a super typically Birman expression. Although he was the only one in the class he was a worthy certificate winner, especially as he is not quite a year old. Very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a super broad head and reasonably full and rounded cheeks. He still needs a little more fullness to the muzzle for perfection but I am sure that will come with time. The slight brindling on his muzzle does lead him to look a little more pinched than he actually is. He is also a little brindled around the eyes and to his tail. Beautiful, almost round eyes of a very good deep blue, with a super setting, I just loved his expression and eye shape. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Ears still a little tall at present but well set apart. Massive lad with a long body and strong, medium long thick set limbs, with large paws. Excellent body weight and muscular conformation. Very good pale and silky coat. Good medium long coat length just lacking the development of the ruff at present to frame his face. Slightly scalloped gloves, which tapers slightly to the side. Slightly uneven socks. Very good medium length gauntlets, good full shape, almost matched and even and nicely tapered. Lovely pinkie – lilac markings, just slightly paler on the legs and tail. Slightly short but bushy tail. Lovely gentle temperament, very promising young lad.

TABBY & TORTIE – TABBY POINT BIRMAN NEUTER
Although he was the only cat present in this category today, this exhibit is a beautiful cat who is always turned out in excellent style and is a credit to his owner/breeder; he was a very worthy BOB winner.
BOB CH & SUP UK GR PR KALEMYO KLAWSFORAPPLAUSE (13c11) (17.5.00) Lovely mature lad of almost 8 years of age with very good Birman type. Strong rounded skull and lovely broad head and good rounded cheeks, for perfection I would like slightly more fullness to the front portion of his muzzle. Chin would benefit from a little more depth, even bite. Slight dip to profile with just a slight bump. Beautiful and expressive deep blue eyes, almost round in shape and very well set. Good dark seal brown points colouring to mask ears and tail, he still retains the reddish / chocolaty area around his nose which along with the slight lack of fullness there, for me just detracts slightly. Very strong and well defined tabby markings to mask and legs. With a well defined “M”, good spectacles and slightly spotted whisker pads. Pinkish nose leather. Medium ears, well spaced apart and showing strong tabby thumbprints. Very long body with a deep chest and medium long thick set limbs and strong paws. Substantial body weight and muscular conformation. Gloves good, the right extends slightly to the side but both close. Socks almost match. Good shape gauntlets, even, matching and short in length with slightly blunt endings. Full very pale beige coat, silky and soft, and with every hair prepared. Full medium length coat with a lovely full ruff and shirtfront framing the face. Slightly shaded to the shoulders and back but still pale at the roots. Medium bushy tail with tabby tail rings and a solid tip to the tail. Lovely gentle lad with a super temperament.

AV SLH LIMIT ADULT
1 DEAR & COOPERS PICNMIX VALA (13c1) (15.02.07) Lovely young female who I have judged on several occasions before, she is almost a year old now and it is super to see her fulfilling her early promise. She has excellent Birman type and I just love her expression for her age she has a very balanced and harmonious head. Strong rounded skull with good broad head and full round cheeks and muzzle. Lovely good blue eyes, almost round in shape and very well set. Slight dip to profile with a little bump. Firm chin and even bite. Medium ears, spaced well apart. Good dark seal brown points colouring to ears, and mask and just slightly paler on the legs. Slight brindling to the tail. Even but slightly low scalloped gloves, right extends to the stopper pad but not beyond. Slightly uneven socks. Good medium length gauntlets, quite full in shape, nicely tapered and almost matched & even. Good long body with quite good body size & weight for her age with medium strong and quite large paws. I would just like to see her grow and put on a little more weight. Very good pale beige coat, very soft and silky with just slight shading to the shoulders and back. Medium long coat with a medium ruff developed already. Slightly short bushy tail. Still a bit of a “huffer” but quite easy to handle.
2 MASONS FELONIE STARDUST (13c13) (11.07.06) Another lovely female of about 18 months of age with good Birman type. Strong rounded skull with a very broad head and full rounded cheeks. She has quite a short head and for me it is a little too rounded in the overall shape, I feel she is just lacking a little depth in the muzzle to give her that heart shape, which is typically Birman. Firm chin and level bite. Slight dip to the profile. Very expressive eyes of a fabulous deep blue, almost round in shape but I would like them slightly larger, very well set. Medium ears well set apart and showing tabby thumbprints. Good chocolate tabby markings to the mask, with a well defined “M”, good spectacles and good spotted whisker pads, slightly reddish around the pinkish nose leather. Good body weight for her size but I would like her to have stronger boning and a longer body, strong paws. Paler leg markings with tabby barring present on front legs. Very good feet markings with good gloves and gauntlets. Very pale and silky ivory coat, medium length with full ruff and shirtfront, excellent preparation. Medium bushy tail with tabby tail rings and a slight reddish tone. A lovely girl, who was a little cross today.

AV SLH SPECIAL LIMIT ADULT
1 PERCIVALS CH HUGNHOLD SUMMER BREEZE (66w) (03.05.05) Lovely Ragdoll female of 2 ½ years of age with excellent Ragdoll type and a lovely expression. I judged this girl two weeks ago and my report is unchanged from then. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Gentle dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart. Lovely even blue eye colour. Good dark seal points with just slight brindling on the tail. Beige coat, soft and silky in texture. White chin and underbelly with white front mittens and white extending on the back legs up to the hocks. Long body with strong limbs and round paws. Substantial body weight. Lovely temperament
2 CANNS SNOWSPRITE IZERLADY (66 31) (29.06.06) Young female of 18 months of age with fair Ragdoll type. This young girl is at a difficult stage of her development at the moment. Strong skull, but currently her head is a little small in perspective to her body and has a more rounded than flat forehead. Quite rounded cheeks. Gentle dip in profile. Large ears but set just a little too tall with not quite enough width between them. Large eyes, slightly pale blue eye colour, set obliquely. Lots of white hairs intermingled into the seal but outside of her white inverted v on her mask. Quite strong boning but I would like to see her with a longer body. Medium long coat, just at that seasonal change and a little harsh in texture. Just 1 thumb print on her back, otherwise clear coat with seal over tones. A little nervous today, but very sweet girl.

AV SLH LIMIT KITTEN
1 SANDERS VANJMALI CRONUS BLU (13wbl) (30.06.07) Super kitten of just 7 months of age with excellent type. Good broad wedge to the head with a medium nose and very slight dip, for perfection he just needs a little more breadth to his muzzle. Firm chin and level bite. Good sized ears placed high on the head and well set. Lovely expressive eyes, large, oval eyes, pale blue in colour. Pink nose leather. Substantial body, long and well grown with very good boning and weight for his age. Medium legs and neat well rounded paws. Long tail, very well furnished. Very soft white coat, very silky and extremely well prepared, length still developing. Really lovely kitten with a super temperament.
2 BARTLETTS COONFLAKES MICHIGAN (64 41w) (02.07.07) Handsome Maine Coon kitten of almost 7 months of age and of very good Maine Coon type. Strong skull with a balanced head and muzzle. However, although he has a strong square muzzle I would like to see a little more width to both the head and cheeks. Good high cheekbones with a firm chin and level bite. Good shallow curve to profile. Very expressive eyes, full and round and set slightly obliquely. Large, tall ears set high but well apart, super ears tufts. Very long body with substantial boning and very good body weight and conformation for his age. Substantial limbs with large round paws. Very soft silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Super classic brown tabby & white coat pattern, with a white inverted v to the mask, white paws and shirtfront. Very well prepared. Excellent butterfly to the shoulders. Long well furnished tail. Vero promising kitten with a super temperament.

AV SLH JUNIOR NEUTER
1 ELSONS GR PR COONFLAKES TEARS OFTHESUN (64 31t) (11.5.06) Stylish young female of very good Maine coon type and just over 18 months old. Very strong skull with excellent broad head with high cheekbones and a strong square muzzle. Full round eyes, set wide apart and set slightly obliquely. Large tall ears, which looked a little flared in set on the day , but this could be because she didn’t want to hold them up!! Excellent long body with very substantial boning and long limbs with large paws. Shallow curve to profile. Chin could have a fraction more depth. Long flowing coat with very clear pattern, but a little cold in colour. Very soft, silky and well prepared. Tail could be a fraction longer, but well furnished. Lovely temperament.
2 BUNCES KEVERSTONE SPJ REDLION (64 19) (28.12.06) Another very handsome young Maine Coon, just over 1 year in age and of very good type. He is still a teenager and needs time for his head to broaden and mature. Strong skull, with good broad head, high cheekbones and a strong square muzzle. Chin could benefit from a little more depth. Level bite. Good shallow curve to profile. Very expressive eyes. Full and round eyes, set well apart but obliquely. Large, well furnished ears, set high but well apart. Super ear tufts. Massive long body with very substantial boning, long limbs and large paws. Very substantial and muscular cat with super body weight. Very soft silky coat with long glossy guard hairs and a soft undercoat. Super red classic tabby pattern. Very well prepared. Very long well furnished tail. Super gentle temperament.

AV SLH SENIOR NEUTER
1 SZITKOVICS PR SNOANDA HANKY PANKY (66) (6.10.03) Mature Ragdoll neuter of 4 years of age with excellent Ragdoll type. I judged this cat just two weeks ago and my report is unchanged from then. Strong skull with broad head and a flat plane. Rounded very well developed cheeks. Super gentle dip in profile. Large, well furnished ears, tilted nicely forward, very well set and with good width between. Good chin and even bite. Very expressive eyes large and well opened, set slightly obliquely but set well apart. Excellent blue eye colour. Very good dark seal brown points marking. Very substantial boning and body weight with a long body and strong limbs with large but rounded paws. Soft silky coat quite dense and with very good length, full ruff and shirtfront and knickerbockers, very well prepared. Quite a lot of shading to the back but still showing good contrast. Very well prepared. Long tail, well furnished. Lovely temperament
2 FLEMING GR PR NORACOON RIGANTONE (64 31ets) (29.10.02) Very pretty Maine Coon female of just over 4 years of age of very good type. Strong skull, with a good broad head, high cheekbones and a very strong square muzzle. Expressive, full, round eyes, set wide apart and slightly obliquely. Large, tall ears, set a fraction wide apart on the head, but with fantastic ear tufts. Shallow curve to profile. Strong chin and level bite. Very long substantial body with strong, long limbs and large paws. Soft, silky coat with well defined undercoat, very well prepared. A pretty attractive Silver Tortie tabby coat pattern. Slightly short tail. A little cross today.
 

 

SOUTHERN COUNTIES CAT CLUB SHOW
26th January 2008

 

I would like to thank Brenda, Sue and the committee for inviting me today. It was a lovely day with some very beautiful cats. Thank you very much to Dawn Davies who stewarded for me excellently as always, your company and capability with the cats is much appreciated.

SEAL POINT BIRMAN KITTEN FEMALE
BOB Withheld 1 SIMMONDS GAYEMAUDI MARIA (13c1) (12.05.07)Lovely girl with excellent type of 8 months of age, I was really sorry to have to withhold the BOB but unfortunately I did not feel that her show preparation was acceptable today. Strong rounded skull and lovely broad head with full rounded cheeks. Very expressive almost round eyes with excellent even deep blue eye colour, giving her a lovely Birman expression. Good dip in profile, with a good chin and just very slightly overshot at present. Strong seal points to all points developing nicely, she just has some brindling to her whisker pads at present. Ears are slightly tall at present but well set apart. Long body with very good body weight and substance for her age. With strong limbs and large paws. Low slightly scalloped gloves. Low but even socks. Medium length gauntlets, quite full in shape but both have a slightly uneven and untidy inside line to them, almost even in shape and size. Very heavily chalked! Good pale and medium length coat for her age with good length, however it was a little claggy underneath and quite greasy behind the ears. Medium bushy tail. Very sweet temperament.
2 WELCHS CAROONA TEAH MAREAH (13c1) (08.08.07) Super kitten of just 5 months of age with very good Birman type, however, I can see she could become a little madam, she was very talkative today!! Strong rounded skull with a broad head and nicely rounded cheeks. Very good blue eye colour, almost round in shape and very well set, with a very sweet expression. Good slight dip in profile with a good chin and even bite. Quite brindled around her eyes and on her tail at present but other than that her seal marking are starting to develop. Good dark ears, but her mask is not yet complete and her legs are very pale at present. Medium ears, well set apart. Good body weight for age with boning developing well. Strong limbs and paws. Quite short coat at present very pale with just a slight golden over glow but no real shading, very silky. Well prepared. Very low and scalloped gloves but acceptable. Slightly uneven socks. Medium length gauntlets, good shape and quite even with the right ending in a point and left more rounded off. Super kitten, showing great promise.
3 MOORES CLANKENN EMELLE (13c1) (21.06.07) Kitten of 7 months of age with good Birman type. Good strong skull with broad head and quite pinched cheeks at present. Almost round eyes which are a good blue and well set. Good slight dip in profile. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Ears a little tall at present but well set apart. Good seal points markings developing well. Good long body with good bodyweight and boning for her age. Strong limbs and paws. Good even gloves but both stretch diagonally across each paw. The right glove extends to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Good even socks. Medium gauntlets, good shape and size and with quite pointed endings. Unfortunately the gloves were quite yellowish today which did detract a little. Silky, pale coat, quite short at present and a little cold in colour but developing nicely and well prepared. Slightly short tail. Sweet kitten with a lovely temperament.
4 PIKES CAROONA DUTCH’S FIRST BORN (13c1) (08.08.07) Lovely type kitten of just 5 months of age with excellent Birman type. For her age she has a very balanced and harmonious head. She has slightly more coat and heavier boning than her sister but I felt that her markings let her down. Lovely strong skull and broad rounded head with full rounded cheeks. Good dip in profile. Strong chin and even bite. Currently she is quite brindled to her mask and tail but otherwise has good dark seal points markings. Medium ears, set well apart. Lovely almost round eyes with good blue eye colour which is a nice even colour in the centre but a little pale at the rims at present. Pale silky kitten coat with good medium length and quite full for her age, well prepared. Extremely low and scalloped gloves, but acceptable all toes covered! Almost even socks. Full gauntlets, but quite uneven in length with the right being very low and pointed and the left being almost medium in length and also pointed in shape. Excellent body weight and substance for her age. Good long body with strong limbs and paws. Slightly short but bushy tail. A very sweet girl with a lovely temperament and type.
5 MASONS AMILLIANA MIZZ ATTITUDE (13c1) (17.06.07) 7 month old kitten with good Birman type. Good rounded skull but quite narrow pinched cheeks at present. Almost round eyes, with pale and quite mottled eye colour which is a little greeney at the rims. Slight dip in profile. Slightly weak chin and slightly overshot bite. Ears are a little tall at present. Dark seal points developing but very brindled to the whisker pads and tail at the moment. Very generous gloves which are almost even and do not extend past the stopper pad. Almost even socks. Medium gauntlets of good shape and size but both trail off the top slightly, making them a bit untidy. Very good body weight and substance for her age. Strong limbs and paws. Pale coat, quite soft and silky but with some shading to the shoulders and back. Pale at the roots. Long bushy tail. Very sweet kitten with a lovely temperament.

BLUE POINT BIRMAN KITTEN MALE
1 MAXEYS MINELDA MIRACLE MAN (13c2) (16.07.07) 6 month old kitten of good Birman type. Good strong skull and super broad head with full rounded cheeks. I was a little concerned about this kittens ears. I am not sure if he was stressed as he handled well, but he was holding his ears in a bonneted position, tilted forward, so it was very difficult to assess their correct placement. I hope that this was just nerves on the day and this will resolve as he settles into his show career. Almost round eyes of a good blue, slightly mottled at the edges, well set. Slight dip in profile. Slightly weak chin but level bite. Good even blue – grey points colouring to all points with very slight brindling around the eyes. Very good long body with very good boning and weight for age. Thick set limbs and strong paws. Pale silky coat with just very slight shading to the back, pale at the roots, length developing. Slightly low but almost even gloves. Uneven socks. Good long gauntlets, almost to the hocks and almost matched but with the left having a slight trail off the top. Medium bushy tail. Good temperament.
2 FINCHS MENTOBE SNOWWITCH STORM (13c2) (02.08.07) Lovely kitten with excellent Birman type of just 5 months of age. I was very sorry to see that this kitten has currently has a very overshot bite and therefore I was not able to place him higher, this was confirmed by the duty vet on the day. Strong skull and lovely broad head with very full and rounded cheeks. Almost round eyes with good deep blue eye colour, well set, giving a lovely typically Birman expression. Excellent size and substance on this boy with a long body and thick set limbs and strong paws. Good pale coat with a medium ruff already and a soft and silky texture. Very good soft blue – grey points colouring, just slightly paler on his legs. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Medium long, nicely shaped and tapered gauntlets. Medium bushy tail. A lovely kitten with a super temperament, such a shame about his bite.
FEMALE
1 & BOB FINCHS SNOWWITCH KINGDOMOFSUMMER (13c2) (25.06.07) Lovely kitten of 7 months of age with very good Birman type. Strong skull and super broad head with full rounded cheeks. Almost round eyes which are a little pale in colour and are a fraction deep set. Ears are a little tall at present but set well apart. Slight dip in profile. Good chin and even bite. Pale coat a little harsh at present and with length still to develop, very pale and with no shading. Good body weight and size for her age. Very well marked with good even gloves, slightly uneven socks, Good low to medium gauntlets, full shape, nicely matched and tapered. Medium bushy tail. Very sweet temperament.
2 SUTTIE ADSETLO TWOULRIKA (13c2) (15.05.07) Another super kitten of 8 months of age with very good Birman type. Good strong skull with broad head and nicely rounded cheeks. Slight dip in profile. Good chin and even bite. Medium ears set wide apart. Almost round eyes of a nice blue which are quite deep set. Very good body weight and substance for her age. With medium body length and limbs and strong paws. Very good pale coat with a medium ruff and pale silky coat. No shading to the back and very well prepared. Nice even gloves but unfortunately the right extends just past the stopper pad at the back. Even socks. Good medium length gauntlets, good shape and nicely tapered. Medium bushy tail. Lovely temperament.

TABBY & TORTIE TABBY POINT BIRMAN KITTEN FEMALE
BOB & 1ST WITHHELD
2 MADDENS PANJANDRUM CALLMEMADAM (13c12) (10.10.07) Very pretty and sweet kitten who was only just old enough to attend on the day. Unfortunately this kitten is at a very difficult stage of her development and due to this and a concern over a possible squint I was very sad to have to withhold the 1st and BOB today. Strong but quite narrow skull with very narrow cheeks giving an almost triangular appearance at present. She has a very pronounced bump on her forehead and also towards the front of her profile at the moment and therefore has an almost imperceptible dip in her profile which is not correct. Stunning deep blue eye colour but unfortunately when we appraised her she was quite nervous and her eyes did not look quite right. I called the duty vet who agreed that there was a possible squint in the left eye. Later in the day when I talked to her owners, her eyes did look better so hopefully this was nerves and will resolve itself as she develops more confidence. Good chin and even bite. Ears are huge at present and set quite high on the head, they need time for her to grow into them. Low scalloped gloves. Even socks. Low to medium gauntlets almost matched and even. Very good blue grey points colouring and very strong tabby markings, with good spectacles, spotted whisker pads and pink nose leather. Pale tabby barring on legs but not on tail at present. Short and fluffy kitten texture to the pale coat. A solid kitten with good body weight for her frame but she is still smaller than I would like to see at this stage and she needs time to develop and grow. Very sweet kitten with a lovely gentle temperament.

NORWEGIAN FOREST KITTEN MALE
1 MUSWELLS NORSKEXTREME DESMOND (67 20) (17.07.07) A lovely kitten of 6 months, with a lovely typical NFC expression and very good type. Very good triangular head with an almost straight profile. Large ears with a super setting, following the lines of the head, very well furnished. Chin needs just a little more depth but level bite. Large, well opened, very expressive eyes, with a lovely shape and oblique setting. Very good long body with excellent strong boning and good body weight for age, with broad chest, strong limbs, large paws and good snowshoes. Attractive but quite cold brown tabby coat. Excellent coat quality and texture for his age with very long strong and glossy guard hairs and an obvious double coat texture already evident. Very well prepared. Tail only just long enough at this stage and may become short as he continues to grow but well furnished. Super, very playful kitten with a lovely temperament a real little character.
2 VAN POSTS NORDLINGDROM EVIG (67 31t) (27.07.07) Handsome young kitten of nice
NFC type who is almost 6 months of age. Good triangular head but for this stage of his development I would like to see it a fraction longer. Almost straight profile, but when you feel the bone there is a definite dip in the bone which again may become more apparent with time. He also has a tendency to puff out his whisker pads which can make him look quite muzzly. Slightly weak chin and level bite. Large ears open at base, well set but quite rounded at the tips which does detract from his alert natural expression, very well furnished. Large expressive eyes, lovely golden colour and set obliquely, but today they looked a little round. Good long body with excellent boning, substance and large paws. Typical NFC stance. Excellent coat quality and texture with strong and glossy guard hairs and the double undercoat coming through already. Very well prepared. Attractive Brown tabby and white coat pattern. Long well furnished tail. Super temperament, very sweet kitten..
FEMALE
1 VAN POST NORDLINGDROM BLISS (67 22) (23.07.07) Very sweet kitten of good NFC type at just 6 months of age. Good triangular head. Straight profile. Chin would benefit from a little more depth but she has a level bite. Medium sized ears, that could be one size larger, open at base, well furnished and well set. Large expressive eyes, pretty greeny colour set obliquely but looking a little round. Currently she is a medium boned and sized cat for her age. She is quite fine boned and a little lacking in body weight with medium strong limbs, however she does have very large paws, so perhaps in time she will develop more strength. Excellent coat quality and texture with strong and very glossy guard hairs and double coat quite evident. Coat length still to develop and she currently has no ruff. Long and well furnished tail. Very pretty black tortie coat pattern with a distinctive red stripe on her nose. Lovely sweet temperament but needs to grow.

AV SLH ADULT - this was a very strong class, it’s a shame there can only be one 1st prize.
1 MADDENS CH FELONIE WILD ORCHID (13c2) (10.05.03) Lovely mature female of 4 ½ years in age, with excellent Birman type and a typical Birman expression. Strong rounded skull with broad head and full rounded cheeks. Good slight dip in profile. Good chin and level bite. Super expressive almost round eyes of an excellent blue colour, very well set. Medium ears set well apart. Good even gloves. Even socks. Medium long gauntlets which are a good shape and nicely tapered. Good long body with thick set limbs and strong paws. Good body weight and substance. Very good full coat with lovely full ruff framing her face. Soft pale coat with just a bluish white tinge of shading to the shoulders and back. Very well prepared. Medium bushy tail. Lovely mature cat with a super temperament.
2 HANDYS NORSKMAGI RAGNOR (67 31s) (02.03.07) Very handsome young NFC adult. I have had the pleasure of judging this cat on a number of occasions and it is super to see him fulfilling his promise as he progresses into adulthood. He is still just 10 months of age and has excellent NFC type and a typical NFC expression. Very good triangular head with a firm chin and a level bite. He has now grown into his triangle, he no longer seems to puff out his whisker pads and has a much cleaner triangle as a result. Straight profile. Large ears set very well and well furnished. Very expressive eyes, large, oval and green in colouring, very nicely set. Very good long body with substantial boning and excellent body weight. Large paws with snowshoes. Typical NFC stance. Attractive coat pattern and despite his smoke colouring he has a very good coat quality and texture. Fabulous coat with a super full ruff and shirtfront. Very good coat quality with good harsh and glossy guard hairs and the woolly under coat quite evident underneath. Very good long tail, very well furnished. He was a little tetchy today, but hopefully this is just him trying his luck and it will not develop any further.

AV SLH RADIUS ADULT
1 PERCIVALS CH HUGNHOLDS SUMMER BREEZE (66w) (03.05.05) Lovely Ragdoll female of 2 ½ years of age with excellent Ragdoll type and a lovely expression. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Gentle dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Large well opened eyes, slightly oblique and set well apart. Lovely even blue eye colour. Good dark seal points with just slight brindling on the tail. Beige coat, soft and silky in texture. White chin and underbelly with white front mittens and white extending on the back legs up to the hocks. Long body with strong limbs and round paws. Substantial body weight. Lovely temperament.
2 NOLANS GR CH SYLTONIA PATCHWORK PANDORA (64 31et) (3.1.04) Mature female of good Maine Coon type. Strong head with a broad skull and quite high cheekbones. I would just like a little more strength to the muzzle, Very good strong chin and level bite. Good profile. Large ears, tall and wide at base, high but set well apart. Full round eyes, slightly oblique in shape and setting. Excellent long body with strong substantial boning and limbs, Large paws. Long tail, but a little sparsely furnished. Soft silky coat with glossy top coat and obvious double coat underneath. Attractive tortie tabby and white coat pattern. Good length with ruff and shirtfront. Very good temperament.

AV SLH VISITORS ADULT
1 MADDENS CH FELONIE WILD ORCHID
2 HANDYS NORSKMAGI RAGNOR

AV SLH BREEDERS NEUTER
1 MADDENS PANJANDRUM RAFFERTY (13c1) (18.03.06) Handsome young male of almost 2 years of age with excellent Birman type. He has really matured and grown a super length of coat since I saw him last. Strong rounded skull with super broad head and full rounded cheeks. Very expressive, almost round eyes with excellent even blue eye colour, very well set. Chin would benefit from a little more depth but level bite. Slight dip in profile with a little bump. Medium ears well spaced apart. Good dark seal brown points colouring to mask, legs and tail. Low but even scalloped gloves, left goes to the stopper pad at the back but not beyond. Even socks. Very long gauntlets almost to the hocks. Almost matched and even, good full shape, the left just hooks around to the inside at the top a little. Very substantial body size and weight, long body with thick set limbs and large strong paws. Super full coat , medium long, silky coat, with good full ruff framing his face. Very slight shading to the back giving a golden over glow but pale at the roots. Very well prepared. Bushy medium tail with some brindling. A little talkative today but quite easy to handle.
2 MULLETTS PR RAGADORA WISHUPONASTAR (66 31) (22.09.05) Handsome young Ragdoll of 2 ½ years of age with very good Ragdoll type. Broad head with a super flat plane and good width between the ears. Nicely tilted forwards. Well rounded cheeks and muzzle. Lovely gentle dip to profile. Good chin and level bite. Very expressive eyes, large and well opened eyes, super shape and setting. Good blue eye colour. Good dark seal points with super inverted V on mask. Pale beige coat, soft, silky and quite dense in texture, with just one thumbprint of white on his back. Substantial and very long body with strong limbs and round paws. Very good body weight. Slightly short tail. Lovely temperament
3 KESTLES COSCATHAS RENOWDEN (67 31t) (08.06.4) Almost mature NFC neuter of 3 ½
years with good type. Good triangle but due to his inverted V of white on his mask he tends to look shorter and more muzzly than he actually is. Firm chin and almost straight profile, he does have quite a wide nose bridge. Very expressive large oval eyes, set obliquely and with a lovely gentle expression. Large ears, well opened and well furnished. Just a too little wide set for me and tilted a little too far forward. Excellent long and substantial body with strong limbs and large paws. Good snowshoes. Tail only just long enough but well furnished. Very good coat quality and texture. With excellent long harsh and glossy guard hairs and a well defined woolly undercoat. Very well prepared. Lovely gentle temperament.

AV SLH NEUTER NOT BRED BY EXHIBITOR This was a fabulous cat with many excellent cats, thank you.
1 IM GR CH & PR CANONNA MERLIESIN MELODY (63b) (15.7.99) Lovely veteran Somali of 7 years of age with the typical Somali expression and excellent type. Strong skull with a moderate wedge and gently rounded contours to the cheeks. High forehead and good width between the ears. Medium ears. Set wide apart, well cupped and well furnished. Nicely placed on the head. Expressive. large almond shaped eyes. Set well apart and slightly obliquely. Lovely soft green eye colouring. Good eye markings. Very good chin and level bite. Good profile. Soft, fine coat showing very good ticking and a super ruff and breeches. The coat is a warm chestnut brown with an apricot base coat, good dark chocolate coloured heels. Very good body weight and boning. Long legs and oval tufted feet. Medium long tail well furnished, could be a fraction longer. Lovely temperament.
2 SZITKOVICS PR SNOANDA HANKY PANKY (66) (06.10.03) Mature Ragdoll neuter of 4 years of age with excellent Ragdoll type. Strong skull with broad head and a flat plane. Rounded very well developed cheeks. Super gentle dip in profile. Large, well furnished ears, tilted nicely forward, very well set and with good width between. Good chin and even bite. Very expressive eyes large and well opened, set slightly obliquely but set well apart. Excellent blue eye colour. Very good dark seal brown points marking. Very substantial boning and body weight with a long body and strong limbs with large but rounded paws. Soft silky coat quite dense and with very good length, full ruff and shirtfront and knickerbockers, very well prepared. Quite a lot of shading to the back but still showing good contrast. Very well prepared. Long tail, well furnished. Lovely temperament