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Shropshire 09

SHROPSHIRE CAT CLUB SHOW.7.2.09.

REPORT FROM ALISON LYALL.

 

Thanks to Janet & team for the invitation – in spite of some very difficult weather preceding the show, there were suprisingly few empty pens, showing that it takes more that a few snowdrifts to deter exhibitors from enjoying their hobby. My steward was Lindsey Grant & we had a great day together – I can’t thank you enough, Lindsay, I am most appreciative of you fighting through the ice & snow to be with me.

 

OPEN CLASSES.

USUAL SOMALI ADULT.

Two beautiful girls, who both deserved the certificate – I really was splitting hairs.

1ST,CC & BOB.WATTS’ BRIZLINCOAT DÉJÀ VU 63 F – 9mths 3wks. Although only just an adult, this well grown girl more than held her own. Very pretty head showing gentle contours with large, well furnished & nicely cupped ears perfectly set, beautiful large almond shaped, obliquely set eyes, good nose break, level bite, generous muzzle & firm chin with the obligatory Somali smile. Slim elegant limbs with neat tufted feet, lithe & muscular body & balanced length of brush. Rich apricot undercoat, showing excellent contrast with the strong black ticking, spine line & tail tip. Full black heels & strong facial pencillings. For me, she was fractionally preferable because the ticking was more contrasted & she had a really smiling expression.

2ND.HINES’ CH.STACYM QUINTESSENCE 63 F – 2yrs 9mths.Sweet natured & elegant mature girl. Large ears, well set & furnished, obliquely set almond shaped eyes with a rather level upper aperture, good nose break, level bite & firm chin, gentle contours to the head with pleasing breadth at the cheeks, muzzle a fraction narrow. Body lithe & muscular & of good substance, slim limbs with neat tufted paws & brush to balance. Super coat texture, soft & shining with very rich dark base which is almost chestnut in colour, clear to the roots & excellent ticking, spine line & tail tip. Strongly defined facial pencillings, full heels, black spine line & tail tip. 

 

SORREL SOMALI ADULT.

BOB.TAYLOR’S CH.BRIZLINCOAT ARABIAN NITE 63a M – 1yr 8mths. Very strong & elegant lad, a bit short on coat today but showing excellent ticking & head conformation, well worthy of the BOB.

 

BROWN/BLUE TABBY/ TABBY & WHITE MAINE COON ADULT MALE.

1ST & CC.CALVERT’S PURDYSTONE MONTGOMERY 64 41w M – 12mths 3wks. A promising lad of nice type who was rather anxious today. Lovely broad head with huge tufted & furnished ears, held erect & with good breadth between. High cheek bones showing promising width, lovely large rounded eyes with slight oblique aperture, good profile, level bite, muzzle short & square with chin deep though a little narrow. Strongly boned with large tufted feet, long sturdy body & long tail. Coat has excellent definition to classic tabby pattern with a rather pale agouti base, needing to develop the flow to the top though separating & rather unkempt today.

 

BROWN/BLUE TABBY/ TABBY & WHITE ADULT FEMALE.

1ST,CC & BOB.ROBERT’S KATMEA SAHARA 64 41 F – 9mths.Most charming & promising girl for one so young. Huge tufted & furnished ears, cheeks high although still fairly narrow, beautiful large rounded eyes, lovely profile, level bite & defined square muzzle & strong deep chin. Strongly boned limbs with paws large & tufted,body long & of good substance, flowing tail to balance. Coat already shows flow along the back, warm brown agouti undercoat full & shaggy with clear pattern still needing to separate along the spine lines. Alert & interested, a pleasure to handle.

2ND.SAVILLE’S ISHCUS CAMILLATHECHICKEN 64 41 F – 6yrs 1mth. A feminine & mature lady with a lovely temperament. Large tall ears, tufted & furnished, cheeks high but narrow, eyes rounded, good profile, level bite, muzzle short & fairly square, chin firm but narrow. Well boned limbs with large tufted feet, body rectangular & tail flowing though a little short for perfect balance. Super coat in excellent condition with good textural contrast, top could have more length but showing some flow & lovely warm agouti base.

 

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT MALE.

1ST,CC & BOB.ELM’S NOYNAROCK SOLAMAN 67 31a M – 9mths.

A super strong lad with lovely type & delightful temperament. Excellent deep defined triangular head with large ears carrying lavish furnishings extending the headlines, large obliquely set well opened eyes, long straight profile, level bite & strong chin. Super long sturdy body, long very well boned limbs, large tufted paws & bushy tail just to balance. Dressed for harsh winter weather in a spectacular full coat, very well developed for one so young, with a firm waterproof top & immense deep woolly undercoat. Very full shirtfront, mane breaking over the shoulders & generous shaggy knickerbockers. Balanced & stylish, a lovely boy.

 

NORWEGIAN FOREST ADULT FEMALE.

1ST & CC.HOWARD’S ARORIK TIA MARIA 67 31at F – 9mths. A real beauty, very well developed for her age. Strong deep head triangle extended by super large ears, tufted & with lavish furnishings. Beautiful large well opened eyes set obliquely, long straight profile, level bite & deep chin. Very strongly boned long limbs, feet large & tufted, body of excellent substance & length, & bushy tail to balance. Enormous coat with lovely textural differentiation, the top really strong & harsh feeling & a very dense woolly undercoat, lavish shirtfront & shaggy breeches. Balanced & elegant.

2ND.ELM’S NOYNAROCK SWEET-MAGIC 67 18 F – 2yrs 9mths. Nice mature girl with a good triangular head, extended by large ears, tufted & bearing extravagant furnishings. Lovely large well opened, obliquely set eyes, long straight profile, level bite & firm chin. Body long, muscular & substantial, well boned limbs, feet large & tufted, bushy tail rather short for perfect balance. Excellent very full double coat with strong waterproof top & dense woolly undercoat, full shirtfront & knickerbockers.

3RD.TUCKER’S JHARUFAE NORDIC NITE QUEEN 67 31ts F – 9mths 3wks. Very nice girl of excellent substance. Nice triangular head but the ears are set too wide & slightly low, thus not really extending the head triangle. Lovely large obliquely set eyes, nice straight profile, level bite & firm chin. Bone heavy & legs long & strong with large tufted feet, body of good length, strong & muscular, & long bushy tail. Lovely full coat with harsh top developing well & deep woolly undercoat, shirtfront & knickerbockers.

 

AOC MAINE COON KITTEN MALE.

A quality class.

1ST& BOB.EDWARD’S DARKTOWER INDIGO 64 16 M – 7mths 1wk.Super very well grown blue lad with excellent head conformation, showing breadth to top accentuated by large tufted & furnished ears set wide & high, & defined deep square muzzle. Cheeks high & broad, eyes well rounded & with slight oblique aperture, shallow concave curve to bridge of nose, level bite & strong deep chin. Long substantial body & strongly boned legs with large tufted feet & lovely long full tail. Full kitten coat showing some mature top coat over the shoulders & along the spine with frontal ruff & shaggy breeches. An impressive boy.

2ND.HADEN’S KIRMINAC EBONY AND IVORY 64 31 M – 7mths 3wks. A strongly grown black & white boy. Ears large, tufted & feathered with a tendency to flare & fractionally low set, cheeks high, lovely large rounded golden eyes, slightly oblique, nice profile, level bite & deep fractionally short & narrow muzzle with strong white chin. Strong long body ending in lovely long well furnished tail, legs strongly boned & feet large & tufted. Full shaggy kitten coat with the more substantial glossy top developing, frontal ruff & breeches.

3RD.GRIFFITH’S SHOOKATOO JIMMI CHOO 64 41dw M – 5ths 1wk. A beautiful well developed kitten with very well defined pattern on his full kitten coat. Large ears slightly low set, cheeks high, eyes rounded, nose has gentle concave curve at the bridge but tends to spread out at the tip & lacks lateral definition. Bite level, really strong square muzzle & deep chin. Lovely substance to the long body, very well boned limbs & feet large & tufted & lovely long tail.

 

AOC MAINE COON KITTEN FEMALE.

1ST.BRYANT’S MIGATOBONITO ROXXY MISIK 64 44ew F – 21wks. A very stylish baby of lovely type. Super head definition with enormous ears set high & well apart, tufted & furnished, lovely high broad cheeks, large rounded eyes set well apart & slightly oblique, broad nose of uniform width with gentle curve at the bridge, level bite & lovely defined deep square muzzle & strong chin. Good solid body, strongly boned legs, enormous tufted paws & tail to balance. Shaggy kitten coat with well mingled patching on warm copper agouti ground.

2ND.HARTE’S RUSKITA CHANDALINI ELPHIE 64 41e – 8mths. Super girl with a sweet temperament. Lovely head with very large ears set high & held erect, tufted & furnished. Cheeks high, lovely rounded eyes set slightly oblique with such a gentle expression, nose showing slight concave dip at the bridge, level bite & strong square muzzle. Excellent bone to long legs, feet large & tufted, nice long strong body & long flowing tail. Beautiful coat of good length with well defined tabby pattern on warm agouti base coat prettily overlaid with varying shades of red.

3RD.MASKELL’S LYNXALOT CINNAMON SPICE 64 41g F – 8mths 3wks. Almost an adult & going through a transitional stage of development. Lovely large ears, tufted & furnished but set a little low & tending to flare, head rather wedge shaped at present with cheeks high & needing more breadth & muzzle rather shallow & narrow. Excellent size & substance with strong long body, very well boned limbs, huge tufted feet & long tail. Full coat with frontal ruff & shaggy breeches that could have been better presented.

 

MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES.

AV SLH ADULT FEMALE.

1ST.WATTS’ BRIZLINCOAT DÉJÀ VU 63 F – 9mths 1wk.

2ND.TAYLOR’S BRIZLINCOAT SAHARA 63e F – 12mths 4wks. A really lovely fawn girl, balanced & harmonious. Super head with beautifully set ears, expressive almond shaped eyes, good nose break & gentle curving head contours. Very elegant with torso slim & lithe, legs long with neat tufted paws, & balanced brush of tail. Lovely soft textured warm oatmeal base coat sparkling with ticking in darker fawn, well defined facial pencillings & full dark fawn heels. Full ruff & breeches.

EXTRA 2ND.ADAMS & THOMPSON’S LANEGA DREAMGIRL 66a F – 9mths 2wks. A beautiful girl, very well developed with long & muscular body & strongly boned limbs. Broad head with well developed cheeks, very dark sapphire blue eyes set well apart, gently dipped nose in profile with slight retrousse tip & nicely rounded muzzle with firm chin. Matching points of greyish blue, silky dense coat of bluish white & bushy tail of balanced length.

3RD.HALL’S BAGGINS FIELDS OF GOLD 67 20 F – 12mths 1wk.

 

AV SLH KITTEN (14wks – 6mths)

1ST.HORTON’S KYNOBI TRINITY 13c2 F – 5mths 2wks.An absolutely beautiful girl. Lovely head contours, ears set well apart, strong blue eye colour. Excellent strong bone, sturdy long body & balanced bushy tail. Lovely matching gloves, socks a little uneven & gauntlets symmetrical. Beautiful full coat, immaculately presented.

2ND.CHANT’S SHEERCLASS MOONSHINE MISSY 64 41w F – 21wks. A real beauty of lovely type with excellent head definition showing good breadth at high cheeks, large tufted & furnished ears held erect, lovely rounded eyes & deep square muzzle. Well grown with full kitten coat showing beautifully marked pattern.

EXTRA 2ND.PORTSMOUTH’S SHEERCLASS MUSCAR KEISHA 64 41w – 21wks.Sister to the above, equally stunning though with slightly less coat today & a fractionally longer tail.

3RD.TUCKER’S RAFFKIN WILLOW WAND 67 31dt F – 5mths.

EXTRA 3RD.JONES’ GROOVICATS COSMOPOLITAN 66 M – 17wks.

 

AV SLH KITTEN (6 – 9mths).

1ST.STACYM TANTALITE TEMPTRESS 63 F – 6mths 1wk. Lovely kitten of super type, improving on her mother who was 2nd in the Open Class. She has very generous head contours & a real smile. Lovely set to large well furnished ears, beautiful large almond shaped & obliquely set eyes, lovely nose break & gently rounded muzzle & firm chin. Very balanced & elegant, body firm & lithe, long slim limbs & paws tufted, tail to balance. Kitten coat feeling like silk with superb black ticking on very rich dark apricot base, full heels & strong facial pencillings. Alert & confident, a real charmer.

2ND.EDWARD’S DARKTOWER INDIGO 64 31 M – 7mths 3wks.

3RD.OSBORN’S SNOWWITCH SUMMER STORM 13c2 M – 6mths 1wk.

 

AV SLH VISITORS NEUTER MALE.

1ST.WATTS’ CH.& GR.PR.EMANAN BOOTSTRAP BILL 63c MN – 3yrs 6mths.A beautiful mature blue boy, looking stunning today & charming as ever. Lovely head with large well furnished ears beautifully set, expressive almond shaped eyes, lovely head definition, gentle nose break & firm chin & the essential Somali smile. Well grown & masculine but very elegant & beautifully balanced with full blue coat & pale oatmeal undercoat, fully developed ruff, mane breaking over the shoulders & long well furnished tail.

2ND.BUNCE’S IMP.GR.PR.COONTASTIC NIJINSKY 64 31t MN – 3yrs 3mths.This boy is such a star & a great pleasure to judge – he always seems to enjoy himself. Lovely mature & masculine head with everything where it should be – ears large, cheeks high & broad, eyes rounded, super profile with gentle concave curve to the bridge, defined square muzzle & deep strong chin. Impressive bone, body rectangular, rump square & endless flowing tail. Full coat, immaculate as ever, with flow to top & lovely pattern definition on warm agouti base colour.

3RD.WOODSTOCK’S GR.PR.DARKTOWER SAXON KING 64 31 – 8yrs 3mths.

 

AC MAINE COON NEUTER.

1ST.GOODWILLIE’S CLASSICOON SPINDLESHANKS 64 41sw MN – 14mths 1wk.A very handsome boy with a lovely expression in his beautiful rounded eyes. Good erect large ears, tufted & furnished, broad high cheeks, nice profile, muzzle square & chin deep. Lovely substantial rectangular body & wonderful long flowing tail. Bone very strong & coat very full with frontal ruff, shaggy breeches & flow to the top.

2ND.TAYLOR’S KADACOON FYTCHEY BEAR 64 15 MN – 13mths. A most charming boy, very sweet natured & interested. Very well grown with nicely defined head & wonderful large rounded golden eyes with a lovely gentle expression. Muzzle deep but slightly narrow.

3RD.COXALL’S PURDYSTONE TOBIAS 64 31s MN – 15mths.

 

NORWEGIAN FOREST NEUTER.

1ST.COWARD’S NORDLYS LIAN TOINENTOR 67 18 MN – 11mths. A huge boy for his age, very strongly grown. Very strong head, a deep triangle, ears can extend the triangle but have a tendency to fan, eyes oblique, long straight very broad nose & deep chin. Long strong body, long very well boned legs & super length of bushy tail. Coat very well developed, fully double & with full shirtfront & shaggy knockerbockers.

2ND.SEDGWICK’S CH.& PR.CATWO APOLLO 67 31t MN – 6yrs 3mths.Lovely strong mature lad with an lovely expression & of super type but his figure lets him down! Excellent large ears, tufted & furnished extend the very strong deep head triangle, beautiful large well opened & obliquely set eyes, long straight profile with a tiny dent & firm chin. Very long bushy tail, splendid bone & full coat with strong waterproof top & deep woolly undercoat, shirtfront & knickerbockers.

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