A very busy day particularly in the Burmese section so I was very grateful to have my good friend Sandie Holloway as my steward who is a very experienced steward now on the scheme so good luck Sandie ! The hall lighting certainly affects some colours, particularly the lilacs and creams in the Burmese section and also allowances were made. I must also offer apologies to some Burmese exhibitors whose classes I was still judging when the BIS was being done, as we were close to this and lots of public I was aware of some cats becoming unhappy so I have judged them quickly and made only short brief notes, hence the brief critiques further in this report.
AC BSH GR CH MALE ADULT
1ST IMP GRCC LEIGHTON’S GR CH OLANGAS TSAR PETER THE GREAT (imp) 2yrs 9mths. Large innocent faced chap who is, despite the adverse weather we are having, managed to still have a good coat ! Round head with plenty of width between medium ears. Round profile, short straight broad nose, level bite and chin of medium depth. Good cheeks, nicely filled. Soft expression to his large rounded gold eyes. Rangy body still but he has a large frame to fill, lovely thick legs and fat rounded paws. Pale lilac coat, unable in light to see any pink hue today but nice and clear and almost sound. Thick tail with some rings. Lovely nature.
BSH CINNAMON/FAWN SELF/COLOURPOINTED/ADULT INTERMEDIATE MALE
BSH CINNAMON/FAWN SELF/COLOURPOINTED/ ADULT FEMALE
1ST IC & BOB FOUNTAIN’S MALSOME UNCHAINED MELODY (15R) 1YR 1WK A better overall balanced lass of superior British type, not got the colour and clearness of coat as the male as she is a tad darker and has some sandy overtones tones; That said, she has a good round head with good width between smaller ears, marginally square muzzle but good cheeks and a short nose with a correct break but she has a wee bump in profile. Level bite and chin. Large round gold eyes, nice expression too. Well built, solid and cobby supported by short thick legs and rounded paws. The coat as I said is a mite darker and shows unevenness but is short, dense and has texture, a warm mushroom toned fawn. Tail is a good length but shows rings.
BSH BLUE NEUTER
1ST PC & BOB PARNELL’S MEWMEW HUGE HASSLE 1YR 2WKS. Dark coated lad, rather too dark in fact and made me deliberate on this award as his coat is also rather long. However he is a nice cobby shape with good roundness to his head and nice type if rather effeminate though. Very good width between medium ears of good set, short broad nose, level bite and chin. Good cheeks. Cobby body of solid feel and very good weight supported by short thick legs. Longish dark blue coat a little unsound with minimal silvering of quite good texture and density. Thick tail.
BSH TIPPED NEUTER
BOB ONLY: MCGLASHAN’S CH&PR GREENDALE JACKFROST Stylish lad of super type and bone, excellent eye colour too! very nice coat and tipping, just a wee but uneven.
BSH COLOURPOINTED (EX CINNAMON & FAWN) NEUTER
1ST PC & BOB HELSTRIP’S ASPIRITOUS NEPEETA (40/2) 10 YRS 1MTH My word she is a lovely cat! Gorgeous type and balance, excellent head and body type too. Deep chest and flanks and short fat legs. Good broad tail of correct length. Lovely blue round eyes, short nose and level bite with excellent cheeks. Coat is short, a tad tonally shaded but her points match really well and are a pleasing shade of blue too. Super shape to the mask. Just a mite tetchy!
AC BSH OR SELKIRK REX ADULT
1ST PANTING’S ARATONE SILVER ALICE (18) 1YR 3MTH Pretty lass of good shape and development although a mite small she is cobby with short legs of quite good bone and of nice weight overall. Head is rounded with nice neat ears set well apart. Short straight nose, black leather, level bite and chin. Hazel eyes, nicely rounded. The coat is short and fairly dense and of quite good texture. The pattern is a nice black for this time of year, tramlines are fairly straight, elongated oysters but they are similar on both sides, spotty paws and tummy, facials and necklace and thumbprints and good leg bracelets, but there is a little brindling. Bright mid silver ground so the pattern shows up well. Good rings to her tail.
2nd LEIGHTON’S GR CH OLANGAS TSAR PETER THE GREAT
3RD MARSON’S GREENDALE PEPPERMINT ICE (39) Unhappy but pretty cat!
AC BURMESE JUNIOR ADULT
1ST KENNARD’S Gr CH MAINMAN KISSANOVA (27) M 1YR 5MTHS. Excellent weight and development to this young lad with shapely legs and large oval paws and has a super solid muscular feel about him. Tail is medium in thickness and reached the shoulder ending in super paintbrush tip. Lovely short wide wedge tapering to a blunt finish; also of very good depth from top of head to lower jaw and excellent width at the cheeks. Very gentle rounding to brow, just flattening marginally (to nit pick) just above his eyes, between just about medium in size forward tilting ears. Super, typical, pale chartreuse eyes of good fullness and shape and set. Short straight nose with distinctive break in profile. Level bite and chin of good depth. His fine and close lying coat is a rich even toned brown that shines with health, just one or two white hairs on his chest and shoulders.
2nd RANSOM’S MAINMAN KISSTASTIC (27C) F 1yr 1mth A lovely large, solid and muscular lass of excellent weight with slender legs and paws and Burmese type. Super short blunt wide wedge of very good depth, gently rounded brow between correct ears of very good spacing with excellent width across cheeks affording correct wide set eyes that are full and lustrous, gentle slant to nose and of super Burmese expression. In profile her short nose has a very good break, just has a small bump though. Her bite is level and chin is medium depth and level, just a slight pinch at the muzzle. Super fine and close lying coat, lovely texture and shines with health too, soft toned lilac. Very feint smudge to thighs otherwise nice and even. Good paintbrush tipped tail.
3RD. HALL’S CH MINOTOSA SILVIA (27J) F 1YR 8MTHS. Another well grown lass of very nice weight and muscular feel supported by slender legs with dainty oval paws. Balanced tail with very minimal fault at tip. Lovely Burmese type, she has a short blunt wedge, good width and depth with nicely rounded brow between fractionally large forward tilting ears. Expressive full and lustrous pale yellow eyes set wide apart. Short nose with excellent break, level bite and chin but a minor element of acne showing today. Lovely coat that lays well, not quite as satin-like as I would like but lays close nevertheless and has a nice sheen to it. A pale lilac and pretty cream mingling.
4th JARVIS’ KYMIAN TILLY (27D) F 11MTHS
AC BURMESE SENIOR ADULT
1ST MOONEY&REID’S GR CH MAINMAN KISSCHASE (27) F 4YRS 3MTHS. I apologise to the exhibitor but we missed the “do not handle” on the pen and we got her out! She was tetchy but just grumbled and sat in my steward’s arms swearing at us! She is, having said that, as I have written, I see, on numerous occasions, a beautiful Burmese of wicked expression which I love and for me, she has beautiful type! Superb wedge of excellent depth and width with very good medium ears set well apart. Typical Burmese chartreuse eyes set wide apart of excellent shape. Short nose with distinctive break, level bite and chin. Muscular body with shapely legs and paws. Tail to shoulder with paintbrush tip. The coat is glossy, lays beautifully and is a lovely rich brown.
Note to BAC. I did check with the SM to continue judging this cat and she said yes.
2nd. JARVIS’ KYMIAN HARRIET (27h) F 3YRS 1MTH What a lovely cat! Excellent Burmese type and what a lovely personality too! Solid and muscular lady of substance and excellent weight with shapely legs and oval paws. Tail is medium thick and reached shoulder with rounded tip. Super short wide and blunt wedge of very good depth and width across the cheeks thus affording typical expression as the pale yellow eyes are set wide apart, full and lustrous and of correct shape. Correct ears set wide apart with rounding to brow. Excellent break to her short straight nose, level bite and good depth to level chin. Superb coat! Satin-like and lays beautifully, is a rich even chocolate mixed very attractively with bright pale reds. She made bread all the time we judged and as a “person” she was my take home cat of the day.
3rd. RIDDLE’S GR CH CHATHERA PRECIOUS PEARL (27h) F 5YRS 1MTH. Super type and balance to this mature lady who is well grown, a good sixe and excellent weight supported by slender legs and large oval paws. Tail a little short. Lovely breadth to the wedge that is nice and short, flattening to brow that I put down to age now between medium ears of slightly flared appearance. Excellent break to her short straight nose. Level bite and chin. Expressive eyes set wide apart. Beautiful texture to her pale chocolate and red mingled coat, lays superbly.
4th. RAE’S RAEBURASI SUGARBABE (27b) f 3 YRS 4MTHS.
AC BSH OR SELKIRK REX KITTEN 14 WKS –6MTHS.
Lovely class of lots of quality kittens!
1st. WEBB’S LILYBELLS ATLANTA (16) 5MTHS. My book says she has got the lot! Cracking kitten indeed, excellent type, cobby, super expression, lovely promising pale blue coat, dumpling legs, thick tail.
2nd. CAMM’S DIXYLAN BILLY BUNTER (40/5) 4mth. 4 wks. Another cracker! Beautiful type, bone, coat and cobby shape. Almost equal to 1st placed kitten only lost out on the mere fact that I would prefer his eyes a mite larger...otherwise he is just gorgeous.
3rd. SUTTON’S CURLICIOUS BLOSSOM (79L 40/9) Promising Selkirk rex for type but would prefer to see her a tad more muscular .
AC BSH OR SELKIRK REX KITTEN 6-9MTHS
1st FRAZER-SMITHS WOTMORE SWEET CHARITY I called the duty vet to this kitten as her tummy was very distended and he agreed and suggested she be checked out, sadly I didn’t find the owners so I hope she has returned to normal size. She is out of balance at present in that her head is too small for her body size despite the tummy. Type to develop as yet, muzzle not rectangular enough for her age. Straight whiskers. Good width at the cheeks but her ears are flared and are not set correctly, possibly because she may have been uncomfortable. Nice waves to the coat all over and stands well away from the body.
AC BURMESE BREEDERS NEUTER
1ST RIDDLE’ CH & PR OAKFORD DIZZY BLONDE (27f) FN 3YRS 6MTHS Lovely size and weight with shapely legs and paws, marginally “matronly plump though” tail is fractionally short. Short wide and deep wedge with excellent width across the gently rounded brow. Ultimately level bite (teeth are missing) with very good depth to her level chin. Full eyes set wide apart of good Burmese expression and pale chartreuse in colour. Short straight nose with a very good break in profile. Super coat, lovely power to head ears and neck, pale cream, close lying and lays really well.
2nd BAYLISS’ PR ARABRAB KUIA (27E) 3YRS 6MTH. Super size and weight and a lovely solid feel about her with slender shapely legs and oval paws. Medium thick tail to shoulder with rounded tip. Good depth and width to her moderate wedge but she is marginally long over the brow in profile with flattening between the ears too. Large expressive chartreuse eyes set wide apart, marginally long nosed with good break but her chin recedes and is slightly shallow. Super coat, lays close and is fine and super texture.
3rd. KITSON’S PARVATI PURRDEE (27c) 2yrs 3mths. Excellent weight and muscle tone with slender legs and large oval paws, tail just to shoulder with rounded tip. Moderate wedge of good depth but needs more width across the cheeks to enable the eyes to be set wider apart and achieve the Burmese expression better particularly as the lower line could be fuller too. Slightly long forehead with a fairly short nose and good chin. Level bite but chin recedes. In this light it was difficult to see lilacs pinky hue so I made allowances for this today in the coat which was laying fairly close and has quite a nice texture.
AC BURMESE NON-BREEDERS NEUTER
1ST.DANCKWERTS GR PR KYMIAN DRUSILLA (27) 3YRS 9MTHS. Excellent Burmese type and balance, good tail and slender legs and oval paws. Heavy, solid, muscular. Super short wide blunt wedge, typical Burmese expression to eyes, and excellent break to nose. Level bite and chin. Rich glossy brow coat, super texture. Just a few white hairs.
2nd POWER’S IMP GR PR MAINMAN RAJAH (27b) 5yrs A superb lad of gorgeous type and balance, I have been honoured to judge on many occasions. Wonderful relaxed chap of presence and style, gorgeous glossy fine and close lying coat. I needed 2 x 1sts with these two.
EXTRA 2ND. POWER’S UK IMP GR PR MAINMAN BURMASTAR (27) Another gorgeous cat of lovely Burmese type and feel about her, written about on numerous occasions too; for me her wedge is not quite a short and blunt as the cats above otherwise she is a superb example. Very balanced. Lovely glossy close lying rich brown coat, in lovely condition.
3rd. BESWICK’S PR MAINMAN LEONARDO (27) 1yr 5mths. Very promising youngster to be up against the mature cats above but I liked his look, he has a super wedge and typical Burmese expression to his pale yellow eyes. Good balanced wedge too. Very good weight and muscle tone for his age. Lovely close lying fine rich shiny brown coat. Few pale hairs. Correct tail.
4th ELLIS’ IMP GR PR MAINMAN APOLLO (27b) 4yrs 3mths.
BUISTS GR PR OAKENSHIELD SULTONOFSWING (27F) MN Very unhappy indeed so left to relax, I didn’t CNH her as we did just get her out of the pen but she was very tense and hissing.
AC BSH KITTEN CLUB CLASS
POTTERS’ KEBENBE BLUE ZIMBA (16)
AC BURMESE ADULT KITTEN OR NEUTER BORN IN JANUARY-JUNE CLUB CLASS
1ST. MOONEY&REIDS’ GR CH MAINMAN KISSCHASE
2ND. JARVIS’ CH KYMIAN INGRYD (27F) F 2YRS 7MTHS Nice size and weight, slender legs and oval paws. Short wedge of good depth and width at the cheeks with medium ears set well apart. She tended on the day to hold her eyes half closed so not fully able to comment on this. Level bite and medium depth chin but it recedes marginally. Slightly long nose with good break. Tail slightly short of shoulder. Beautiful satin like coat, nice powder to head and ears, pale cream evenly toned.
AC BURMESE ADULT KITTEN OR NEUTER BORN JULY-DECEMBER
1ST JARVIS’ KYMIAN HARRIET
RIDDLE’S GR CH CHATHERA PRECIOUS
3RD.JARVIS’ KYMIAN TILLY
4TH. ELLIS’ PR MAINMAN SMARTYPANTS (27c) MN 1yr 1mth