Many thanks to Helen Sean and Sue for inviting me back, I had a smashing day with some beautiful cats and was ably assisted around the hall today by Pat Tegg, thank you Pat! I had some excellent kittens to chose my Best British Kitten from and finally awarded a cracking black baby the BIS called Trubrit Black Tulip owned by Mrs Crowther and bred by Val and John Shepherd. My second choice followed closely wa sa beautiful blue girl called Rayanshel Ooh La La..aptly named!
AC GR CH BSH ADULT MALE
IMP GR CH HAZEL’S GR CH WYREWOOD CONQUEROR (79s 15) 6.7.07. All I really need to write about this wonderful chap is WOW! He looked every inch a true majestic Selkirk today. Excellent type, massive broad full cheeked head, correct ears for set, shape and width across a very broad top. Super profile, rounded brow, short straight downward slanting nose, level bite and good chin. Full chubby cheeks. Well padded whisker pads when viewed from the side, medium width muzzle thus giving rise to a rectangular appearance. Lovely large rounded eyes set well apart. Broad deep chest and flanks, powerful muscular solid body of excellent weight supported by thick medium length legs thus having a rectangular body shape. Fabulous thick tail with waves. His black coat today was stunning, short, even length, thick and dense which stands away well and the waves were right to the root and what superb texture!
RES IMP GR CH POTTER’S GR CH PAMPURRED PABLO HONEY (31f) 20.4.06 Big teddy bear of a cat, not quite showing the maturity of head type as the younger winner today, he has a nice round top of head but it tapers just marginally at the muzzle, excellent fullness to cheeks, neat ears set wide apart. His eyes are a stunning copper orange and are nice and round. His body is cobby in shape and he is a very good weight supported very ably by lovely tree trunk this legs. His coat is a warmer cream than I would like personally but it is much more sound and even than I have seen, much improved it is short and dense and crisp too. The white areas were well prepared, a clean bright white too. He is within the min 1/3rd to max ½ white proportions to colour.
BLUE BSH KITTEN MALE
1ST HOWARTH’S KATILICIOUS GRAYSON 9.7.07 Nice cobby stocky chap with good boning to his short legs. Nice thickness to tail but it shows rings presently. His head shape is rounded with very good width between his ears which are neat in size. His profile is rounded leading to a short nose, bite is level but chin is shallow and falls away. Good cheeks. lovely round eyes of light copper, promising colour. Short dense baby coat, quite woolly at the moment is nice and sound to roots but has a light silvering at the moment.
2nd LAINSBURY’S BARTRAZ ARCHER 4.5.09 He is a good sized lad with fair boning to his short legs, well grown and solid. However his head shape is not at all rounded and his muzzle is too prominent; his ears are very large and sit too upright. His eyes are rather bulbous; very pale almost hazel coloured instead of gold or orange or copper with a green rim evident at the moment although they are a good shape. i.e. rounded. His nose is a trifle long, the bite is level. His chin is weak and shallow. His coat which is fairly short, lays flat as it lacks density, it is also very unsound and very very silvered. I did consider withholding 2nd award today.
AC BSH BLUE KITTEN FEMALE
1st & BOB HOLLOWAY’S RAYANSHEL OOH LA LA 18.5.09 Superb kitten of quality! Cobby, deep broad chest and flanks, stands 4 square supported by very well boned short legs. Tail is broad at base and balanced. Her lovely head is apple shaped with excellent width between medium sized well placed ears. In profile the head is rounded, the nose is short and straight, bit correct and chin firm but just slopes back. Excellent cheeks. Her eyes are well rounded, set well apart and of a promising deep gold. Short very dense crisp coat, sound to roots of good length, just a trifle silvered at the very tips. A very promising baby.
2nd WOLFE’S BUMPKIN VIENNA 9.7.09 The baby of the class and for me unlucky to meet the winner. I loved her! She too is a good weight and size for her age, shows good balance and is 4 square. Her legs are short and well boned. Tail is a mite short but is broad at base and is rounded at the tip. She too has an apple head shape with promising ears set and spacing, just a little square in the muzzle at present. Good little chubby cheeks. Her eyes are rounded and a super copper colour already! Broad level bite and firm chin. She is a little darker than the winner, more of a baby woolly coat which in itself is very promising as it is nice and short and dense, just has darker guard hairs. Very pretty baby and also one to watch!
3rd.WEBB’S LILYBELLS KOH SAMUI 9.4.09 A very good sized lass, but could be slightly more muscular and weighty for her frame. Nice open type. Her head is nicely rounded with good cheeks; her ears are just over medium in size and set well apart. In profile the brow rounds to a short straight nose, bite is level but chin is rather shallow. Cobby body with good bone. Tail balances. Her eyes are still rather pale which does detract, they are more of a muddy olive in this light so I hope they improve in natural light? Her coat is dense but it is a fraction long and soft, it seems more silvered in this lighting than when last judged from my notes too and more unsound. I hope her faults today are transient as I liked her type!
4th. POTTERS’ BLENIM BLUE DAKOTA 10.5.09 This baby girl was let down by an incredibly silvered coat! Such a pity we are seeing more and more silvering and it is becoming heavier too, which isn’t desirable in this breed. Her head is fairly well rounded, medium well set ears set fairly well apart. Her cheeks need to fill out more to balance the face. Her eyes are round and have a pretty expression, gold in colour, set well apart. Short straight nose, level bite but the chin is shallow and slopes back. Her body should be much more muscular and weighty for her age and her legs are a trifle slender boned. Her coat is fairly short, it’s a darker blue but is unsound and very silvered and soft to touch. Personally I am not convinced she will make the grade, sorry.
BROWN SPOTTED KITTEN
1ST & BOB WILLIS’ LORRCLAWS CLOUDED-LEAOPARD 26.3.09 Love the name!At the moment he is a little out of balance, he must have had a big growth spurt as he has a huge frame and excellent bone and his head isn’t quite balanced to his large body. His head is quite nicely rounded just tapers to a slightly squared muzzle at present; medium sized easr to grow into set well apart with quite good fullness to cheeks, just needs filling out more to balance his large head. In profile the head is well rounded, the nose is short and broad, bite is level and chin fairly firm. His eyes are a wee bit deep set they are nice and round and have a good expression, pale gold in this light. Solid weighty body good muscle tone and feels nice and firm. His coat is short, dense and crisp with dark brown pattern against a light warm copper ground but greys at the roots. The spots are linked more on one side and there is a little linkage down the spine line and sides. Good leg bracelets and necklaces and thumbprints. Lovely temperament.
1ST (BOB N/A) WORSLEY-WARING’S SATINMIST SUPURR-MADISON (36b) 18.3.09 he is quite a well grown kitten but could be a little heavier and muscular for her size.The head shape is fairly rounded, ears are largeish, set well apart. The profile is rounded and leads to a short nose. Bite is level but the chin slopes back and needs more depth. The muzzle is quite squared too and I would prefer more fullness to her cheeks. her eyes are rounded and pale gold but she has a distinct green rim in this light, pretty expression. her coat is a bitter dark toned chocolate for colour, obvious smoke undercoat showing good contrast but she is very heavily tabby marked. It is a tad long and soft and lay slightly flat. Sorry to withold the BOB today but it is an accumulation of minor faults but predominantly the tabby markings.
1ST & BOB MOORHEAD’S PENNYDOWN GISELLE F 7.5.09 Pretty baby, lovely open face and expression. Apple head shape just a fraction square in the muzzle, nice cheeks filling. Her ears are a little large in size and set well apart. The nose is short and straight with a bright pink rather than brick leather. Bite is level and chin firm. Cobby little body, slightly slender boned legs. Her eyes are nice and rounded but pale green with good mascara outlined. Her coat is short, a fraction soft and quite dense. The tipping is light and even with contrast against a clean silvery white undercoat.
2nd ROWE’S HEATHDOWN MAYBE BABY 26.3.09 Well grown kitten of good weight and feels nice and solid. Good bone too. Her head is rounded but slightly out of balance to her large body today. Her ears are a fraction large, set well apart. The nose is short and straight, bite is level and chin fairly firm. Her eyes are very pale at present but there is green to the centre. Her coat is short and dense and a good texture with heavy tipping almost like a blanket which is fine as it is reasonably even. However she has heavy fawning and some spotty ghost markings which at the moment do detract, pity.
LILAC BSH NEUTER FEMALE
1ST PC & BOB WHINES’ ADTRESH PURDIE 7.6.03 A lovely statuesque mature lady. Excellent type and balances just a pity about her pale eye colour. Super head shape, well rounded, plenty of width between neat ears set well. Fat chubby cheeks. Large round pale gold eyes, lovely expression. Short nose, level bite and chin of good depth. Cobby firm body a tad plump around her middle, supported ably by short thick legs. Her tail is broad at base and tapers to a rounded tip, just slightly fawned though. Her coat is short dense and crisp! She has a slight fawny tinge to the tips of the fur that I put down to still being able to “sunbathe”? Its sound coat, good colour too.
BLUE BSH NEUTER
BOB ONLY: BOOTH’S GR CH & PR KOLINGA COUGAR 19.6.07 Well known huge chap, we needed a crane to lift him! Just lovely!
AC SELKIRK REX NEUTER MALE
1ST PC & BOB NICHOLLS’ CULU NEO (79s 15d) 19.4.08 My word what a large boned and powerful lad for his age! Excellent example and what a coat too! fabulous broad full cheeked head with correct medium ears set well apart and broad at base. Full chubby cheeks. Correct profile. Level bite and chin of good depth but just slopes back. Lovely expressive eyes that are well opened and round. Obvious padding to the whisker pads when viewed from the side, medium breadth to his muzzle giving rise to a rectangular appearance. Broad deep chest and flanks. Superb coat, loads of waves all over the body head and legs, super soft feel and stands well away from the body. Just loved his tail I could do with that for catching my spiders and their webs in my house! His whiskers are straighter than I would like but this dosnt detract at all. I loved him.
AC SELKIRK REX NEUTER FEMALE
1ST PC RYAN’S CURLU NEVE (40/5) 19.4.08 I had a hard task choosing between these two lovely cats for the BOB, both worthy! Super type to this girl, excellent broad and full cheeked head, rounded profile to a short downward slanting nose with a good bite and chin. Correct medium broad based ears set well apart. Lovely eyes, I must comment on their colour, a super blue most Colourpointed british breeders would kill for! For me her muzzle is just about medium in size, its well padded when viewed from the side though, so not quite achieving the shape as much as neo for me.Her coat is well waved but just a fraction less waved on her back, plush feel and stands away well from the body. 2 super cats!
BROWN TORTIE BURMESE KITTEN
1ST (BOB N/A) JEFFREY’S KATSPELL GEORGY GIRL 23.4.09 An alert baby with a smashing personality, very playful and loved her cuddles. At the moment she is unbalanced and may need some time to bring it all together. She is a medium sized baby with well-rounded chest, straight back, slender proportionate limbs and neat oval paws. She is a good weight and has a pleasing firm feel about her. Her tail is a trifle short to balance, tapers to a fine tip where there is just a small fault at the very end. Her head forms a moderate wedge that has good width at the cheeks; tapering to a pinched muzzle slightly elongated muzzle. Gentle rounding to the top of head with fair width between generous ears, though she tends to hold them upright instead of following the outer line of the wedge, thus unbalancing the head lines. The bite is level; chin is medium depth but recedes just a trifle. In profile the head has acceptable depth, the brow gently rounds and the nose is fairly short with a good break but it does have a rise to the centre and rolls off at the very tip. Her eyes are promising; they are set well apart, a good size, yellow chartreuse in colour with a green rim currently to centre, good fullness to lower line and topline slants gently to the nose. Her coat is fairly short, a little longer down her back, lays well in keeping with her stage of development for texture. The colours are well mingled mid seal brown, she is darker on her body than her head at present too with a range of very pale reds. Pretty mingling to her face. BOB not awarded today due to the accumulation of faults, I do hope she comes together, she has a nice expression !
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK ADULT KITTEN OR NEUTER
1ST POTTER’S KABENBE VANILLA SURPRIZE (17) 28.1.09 Huge lad, lovely type, written about recently, he has improved even more! Super copper rounded eyes too, full cheeks and level bite, firm chin. Cobby well developed body, excellent bone. His coat is a fairly good colour for a cream, but he is hotting up, its also a fraction long but nice and dense. Spotty ghost markings yet to clear. Super tail too.
AC BSH SPOTTED ADULT
1ST GRAVES’ SARGENTA SILVER ZEBEDEE 23.4.08 Superb type and conformation. Large broad head, very good cheeks, level bite and chin of good depth. Masculine face, large round light green eyes. Cobby powerful body with very good muscle tone and weight. Supported by thick short legs. Good rings to his balanced thick tail. Excellent coat for length texture and density. Pattern is a good dense black against a bright silver ground just some brindling though otherwise good contrast to spots which are well shaped.
AC SELKIRK REX ADULT
1ST HAZELS GR CH WYREWOOD CONQUEROR
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK DEBUTANTE ADULT
1ST GRAVES’ SARGENTA SILVER YULIANA (18) 5.9.07 lovely black silver tabby lass with very nice type and huge bone too. Good breadth to head, medium easr set well apart, short nose and bite level, chin firm just a little square in the muzzle though. Good cheeks filled well. Cobby body of very good weight. Short dense crisp coat, clearly defined pattern , clear oysters that almost match, butterfly just brindled at the top wings. Straight tramlines. Tail a little short but is nice and broad at the base. Overall there is a little brindling to her pattern in places but the density of black shows up with good contrast against her mid bright silver ground.
2nd POTTER AND DENTON’S EVAVALE GORDON BENNETT (16) M 1.9.06 Lovely large boned teddy bear of a cat. Excellent head type, good eyes for shape and colour. Neat ears. Level bite. Powerful cobby muscular body with fabulous bone. Short dense crisp almost sound coat just a tad silvered. To nit pick I would prefer his muzzle more rounded into the contours of his head. Liked him very much though!
3rd. GODSMARK’S SHEEPHOUSE BOBBY ROCKER (16)
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK BREEDERS KITTEN
WHAT A SUPER CLASS!
1ST BANT’S ASPIRITIOUS URIAH HEAP (79s 16) M 28.4.09 Superb example judged and written about very recently, a follower in Conquerors footsteps, one to watch! I am greatly saddened as I write this that Jenny will not be around to watch her efforts be rewarded. She lives on through her stunning cats and she will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family and friends.
2nd WOLFE’S BUMPKIN VIENNA
EXTRA 2NDHOLLOWAY’S RAYANSHEL COLOR BY NUMBERS (22a) F 1.5.09 Super type and conformation, very balanced and such a lovely head too. Good deep gold eyes that are well rounded. Good ears set. Super short dense coat, texture developing. Her patching is slightly mingled on one side and the other has large areas of paleish blue and mid cream. Both just about sound to roots. Lovely balance of colour proportions to white which is well within the required limits. Promising!
EXTRA EXTRA 2ND BLACK & FULLER’S BARTRAZ ABBEY (21c) F 1.5.09 Pretty girl, super apple head shape, typy, watch the bite though, firm chin. Lovely coat length and texture and mingling, very pretty! Of good size and weight.
3rd. POTTER’S KABENBE VANILLA SURPRIZE (17) M 28.1.09
4th HOWARTH’S KATILICIOUS GRAYSON.
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK KITTEN UNDER 6MTHS OLD
1ST HOLLOWAYS’ RAYANSHEL OOH LA LA
2ND HARRISON’S DIWALI AMELIA
3RD. MOORHEAD’S PENNYDOWN GISELLE
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK SENIOR NEUTER
1ST HARRISON’S PR DIWALI KATALINA
2ND TOLHURSTS CH & PR VECTENSIAN SPORTY SAM
3RD WHINES’ ADTRESH PURDIE
AC BRITISH/SELKIRK NEUTER RESIDENT IN KENT
1ST KNIGHT’S GR PR LORASTON LANA TURNER (31f)
2ND NICHOLLS’ CURLU NEO
CHOCOLATE OR LILAC BURMESE ADULT
A LOVELY CLASS OF CATS!
1ST RANSOM’S CH MAINMAN KISSTASTIC (27c) F 8.7.07 Lovely balanced lines to this lady who is maturing well. She is an elegant cat who is firm bodied, medium in size and is an excellent weight with nice rounding to her chest and straight backed with slender shapely legs and neat spoon-shaped paws. Her tail is a good shape and balances. Her head forms a short wide blunt wedge with very good width to her gently rounded top between ears of acceptable size and set well apart. In profile the brow rounds gently to her short nose, just a slight rise to centre, with a distinctive break. The depth of the wedge is excellent. Bite is correct as is chin. Her eyes are gorgeous! Large, lustrous, set well apart and of correct shape, lovely golden yellow in colour and have a super typical expression! Her coat is lovely, shines with health, is short an fine, even warm toned dove grey, just a feint smudge to thighs and is a lovely texture.
2nd BIERNE’S MINAHTO CHOCOLATE CARDAMOM (27b) F 22.10.08 Stylish young lady with lots of promise! She is a balanced firm, muscular bodied medium sized lass of deceptive weight with nice rounding to her chest, straight backed, elegant slender limbs with neat oval paws. Her tail is balanced and of acceptable shape, just a trifle fine. Super short wide wedge that tapers to a blunt finish. Lovely dome between ear ears that are correct for size and shape and are set very well apart following the outer lines of the wedge. In profile the brow is nicely rounded leading to a short straight nose, which has an excellent break. Level bite with good depth to chin. Super large lustrous yellow eyes that are set very well apart and of excellent shape showing a gorgeous typical expression! Her coat is nice and short, lovely satin texture, lays close and is a super pale warm chocolate.
EXTRA 2ND BONE’S SYKRIS TODIEFOR (27b) F 3.7.08 Lovely personality to this young lady, very alert and cheeky! She is a well developed just about medium in size, firm bodied person of very good weight. She has elegant slender legs with spoon-shaped paws and her tail has a paintbrush tip and balances. Her head forms a good short blunt wedge but she is a little square in the muzzle. She has very good width at the cheeks bones. Her top of head is nicely rounded and her ears, which are a trifle large, sit well apart and in correct lines with the upper part of the face. In profile the brow rounds to a short nose, just rolls off at the very tip, she head shows very good overall depth, her bite is correct and chin is firm and lines up well. Super pale yellow chartreuse expressive eyes of lovely shape and size displaying a lovely “typical” look. Her coat is short, fine and close lying and of a super texture and healthy sheen. Colourwise it is a lovely pale warm and even chocolate.
3rd. KARASAMA FILANDRESERENADE (27b) F 20.7.07
AC BURMESE SENIOR ADULT
WHAT A WONDERFUL CLASS OF BEAUTIFUL CATS SO MANY WORTHY OF 1ST PRIZE! THANK YOU!
1ST MOONEY& REID’S IMP GR CH MAINMAN KISSCHASE (27) F 21.5.04 Beautiful lass who screams “Burmese” and knows it, attitude personified! Super size, weight and has a good firm feel about her good rounding to chest and straight back. Elegant shapely legs with neat oval paws. Good shaped tail that balances. Excellent short wide wedge tapering to a blunt finish. Ears are set well apart and in line with the upper part of the face, she has strong head lines. In profile she has excellent depth, good rounding to brow both ways and her nose is short and straight. Bite is correct and her chin is level and of medium depth. Her eyes are simply stunning and enhanced by her rather regal attitude! Excellent shape, size and set, pale yellow chartreuse in colour. Fabulous coat, short, fine and close lying and a gorgeous rich seal brown shining with health.
2nd BONE’S CH SYRKRIS DEJA VEUX (27c) F 31.7.07 Beautiful girl I have now judged on a number of occasions and wish today I had 2 1sts! She is a super sized lass of very good weight and firm medium-bodied with elegant limbs and neat paws; her tail although marginally short, is well shaped and rounded at the tip. She has a gently rounded dome between medium broad based ears that are set very well apart; the head forms a super short blunt wedge that has excellent width at the cheekbones. In profile the brow rounds gently; the nose is short and straight with a very good break. The depth of the head is excellent. The bite is good and chin level. She has gorgeous large and lustrous eyes of pale yellow, set well apart and of beautiful shape and expression. Her coat is short, fine and close lying and is a lovely satin like texture. The colour in the lighting today showed less of the faint bluish tone noticed previously; it’s a warm pale dove grey. Many congratulations on being Best Burmese in Show!
EXTRA 2ND. SNEEZBY’S GR CH KATOMY BETHANY BROWN (27) F 23.1.04 Really
stylish girl! Super size and weight and has a good muscular feel, slim elegant limbs, tail is a good shape and just balances. Lovely lines to her super short blunt wedge, her top gently rounds between medium well-set ears. In profile the brow rounds nicely, the nose is short and straight with a very good break; bite is good and chin lines up. I liked the overall width at the cheeks and depth of head. Super eyes of pale yellow, wonderful expression, excellent shape and set well apart. Lovely sleek fine close-lying coat, even rich seal brown, just a few white hairs on her neck, lovely healthy sheen to it too.
EXTRA EXTRA 2ND RANSOM’S CH MAINMAN KISSTASTIC (see above report)
3RD MACOY’S MCMESE PRINCESS ANASTASIA (27) F 9.8.07