Wiltshire & District C.C. - 4 July 2015

Thanks to Elaine and Lisa for the invitation to judge, and to Heather for stewarding for me, an excellent companion as ever. Not too many cats to judge, but some excellent quality.

Open Classes

Siamese Grand Premier

GPC Hutchings's PR MAFDET MANIFESTO (SIA n 21) MN 15 Sep 13
A lad of good type. Long wedge, needing a fraction more width at the top to balance the length, well set large ears. Profile a little flat over the forehead and with a tiny dip below the brow, firm deep chin, level bite. Eyes of good shape though a little small, set rather straight and further apart than I'd ideally like because of the broad base of his nose. Colour a bright blue of good depth. Long muscular body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail with a tiny irregularity at the tip. Marked in a good seal, good M and thumbprints, rather smudged single ribbon, good leg bars, tail about half ringed thought the rings could be clearer. Lightly shaded warm toned body, short close coat of excellent texture. Rather timid but handled well, excellent presentation.

Oriental Black Adult

BOB GR CH SINOPE SAKARAT F 18 Mar 14
A girl of very good type and adequate maturity for her age. Medium length even wedge, good width at he top, well set large ears. Small dip in profile and bump on the nose, firm chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set, a clear pale green in colour. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, tail needs an extra fraction. Colour a glossy black sound to the roots, coat a fraction long but close lying and of very good texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Tabby Point Siamese Neuter

BOB Hutchings's PR MAFDET MANIFESTO (SIA n 21) MN

Red Point Siamese Neuter

BOB Emmens's IGRPR SPICESIAM COOLHAND LUKE MN 31 May 13
An impressive lad of excellent type. Long even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. . Profile slightly raised at the brow, firm deep chin, level bite. Eyes of excellent shape and set, ideally I should prefer a slightly deeper shade of blue. Long muscular body, long legs with neat paws, tail needs an extra inch. Points a rich bright red, lightly shaded body, coat a fraction long though close lying, slightly harsh in texture. Superb temperament, excellent presentation.
Also considered Brown's IGRCH & GRPR BECKSTAR CALLIN BATONROUGE 31 Sep 12
A large lad of very good type. Long wedge with a small pinch, needing a fraction more width at the top, well set large ears. Profile straight other than a bump on the nose, chin deep but ebbs rather, level bite. Eyes of good shape and set, again I should prefer more depth of blue. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, tail needs an extra fraction. Points a bright red, lightly shaded body, short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temoerament and presentation.

Tortie Point Siamese Neuter

PC+BOB Stokes's UK&OSIGC LITTLEFEAT POWDERFINGER (SIA f) FN 5 Mar 10
A mature girl of excellent type. Longish even wedge, good width at the top, tiny bump, well set large ears. Almost straight profile, firm chin and level bite. Eyes of very good shape and set, ideally needing a little more depth of blue. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Points a dark seal well mingled with shades of red, some foreground red in evidence but that paler than I'd prefer. Moderately shaded body, short close coat of excellent texture. Rather shy and wriggly to handle, excellent presentation.

Miscellaneous classes

Siamese/Balinese Self Pointed Adult

1 Sibley's ATARIQ SECRET WHISPER (SIA m) F 16 Aug 14
An adolescent girl of good type. Medium length wedge with a small pinch, good width at the top, well set large ears. Small dip to profile, firm deep chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set and good depth of blue. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Points blue-based caramel which would preferably have clearer browny overtones, the nose leather and paw pads though do have the purplish tinge indicating that she is indeed caramel and no doubt the points will catch up in time. Very lightly shaded body, short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Siamese/Balinese Tabby, Tortie or Tortie Tabby Pointed Adult

1 Pounds's CH FLOWERDEW ANNIFRID (SIA f) F 1 Aug 13
A girl of very good type. Longish even wedge, good width at the top, large ears sometimes held a little low. Straight profile angled down a little from the brow, firm slightly shallow chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set, a little deep set, needing a little more depth of blue. Long muscular body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Points a darkish warm seal, well mingled with shades of red, with some bright red in evidence. Moderately shaded body, short close coat of excellent texture. A little nervous but handled well, excellent presentation.

Siamese/Balinese Breeders Adult

1 Sibley's ATARIQ SECRET WHISPER (SIA m) F

Siamese/Balinese Non-Breeders Adult

1 Hart's PIPPASTRO CIN'O'RITA (SIA o) F 12 Aug 14
An adolescent girl of good type. Medium length even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. Straight profile, chin ebbs a little, bite level. Eyes of good shape and set and good depth of blue. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Points a darkish warm cinnamon, rather brindled to the mask, unshaded body. Short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.

AV Visitors Adult

1 Brown's GRCH HEMLOCK SPOTTY MULDOON (OSH n 24) M 28 Mar 14
A large very well developed lad of excellent type. Strong medium length even wedge, jowls just starting to from, good width at the top, well set large ears. Straight profile, firm deep chin and level bite. Eyes of very good shape and set, a clear pale green in colour. Long muscular body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Pattern colour jet black sound to the roots, ground colour grey in appearance, lacking warmth. Good markings to the extremities, well defined and separated spotting to the body with just a little linkage on the right side of the body towards the rear, very well broken spine line. Some agouti overlay to the front of the spots, but no invasion. Very short close coat of excellent texture. Superb temperament, excellent presentation.
2 Davies's ADIFTAM MEANDER ZANDER (SIA b 21) M 27 Sep 14
A lad of good type, only just adult and looking it. Medium length even wedge, a little short in the muzzle, good width at the top, well set large ears. Straight profile, chin ebbs a little, bite level. Eyes of good shape, set a little straight, of a good depth of blue. Markings in a very good warm chocolate, good facial markings, leg bars just visible, tail two thirds ringed. Unshaded body, short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.
3 Tasker's GRCH LORICHA BUNDOOK BOY (OLH ns 11) 29 Dec 09
A lad of god type rather lacking in masculinity. Medium length even wedge rather short in the muzzle, good width at the top, well set ears of adequate size. Dip in profile and angled down from the brow, so that the muzzle lacks depth, firm shallow chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set, olive green in colour. Medium length body, long legs with quite neat paws, tail needs an extra inch. Pattern colour black, the undercolour a rather grey silver, quite heavily shaded with the undercolour only to the lower third, no visible tabby markings on the body. Substantial tarnishing to head and limbs. Coat of good length and texture, flow impaired a little by the presence of some undercoat to the sides, good furnishings to feet and ears, good plume. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Oriental Kitten under 6 months

1 Lee's WILLHAVETODO BUGSY MALONE (OSH a) M 19 Jan 15
A very promising lad of excellent type. Longish even wedge, good width at the top, large ears mostly held distinctly low. Very shallow depression above the brow, bump on the nose, firm deep chin and level bite. Eyes of very good shape and set and good green colour. Colour a darkish blue sound to the roots, faint ghosting on the sids, short close coat of excellent texture. A very vocal lad but handled well, excellent presentation.

Oriental Kitten 6-9 months

1 May's BUURAPHAA AUTUMNS BREEZE (OSH o) F 23 Oct 14
A girl of good type. Longish even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. Quite a deep depression above the brow which considering that she is almost adult is worrying, small dip below the brow, firm chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set and good green colour. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Colour a slightly dark warm cinnamon sound to the roots, short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Siamese/Balinese Non-Breeders Kitten

1 Williams's ABICASA TOUCH-OF-CLASS (SIA b) M 21 Feb 15
A lad of good type. Medium length even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. Straight profile, firm chin, bite scissored under. Eyes of good shape and set, I'd prefer more depth of blue. Proportionate firm body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Points quite a dark chocolate, all rather brindled, with a hint from the ear rims that they will grow even darker. Unshaded body rather cool in tine, short close coat of excellent texture. Excellent temperament and presentation.

Siamese/Balinese Limit Kitten

1 Williams's ABICASA TOUCH-OF-CLASS (SIA b) M

Oriental Breeders Neuter

1 Lee's CH & OGIGPR WILLHAVETODO OUIJA BOARD (OSH k) FN 21 May 06
A girl of excellent unexaggerated type. Longish even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. Straight profile just a little raised at the brow, firm chin and level bite. Eyes of excellent shape and set, of a good green colour. Long firm body, long legs with neat paws, tail needs an extra couple of inches. Colour a very good browny toned lilac-based caramel, sound to the roots, well broken with shades of apricot. Close coat of excellent texture, excellent temperament and presentation.

Oriental Non-Breeders Neuter

1 Davies's GRPR KIMELPHA FLASH HARRY (OSH d) MN 10 Feb 13
A lad of very good type. Long even wedge, good width at the top, well set large ears. Small bump on the nose, profile otherwise straight, chin ebbs slightly, bite level. Eyes rather small and deep set, of good shape, olive green in colour. Long muscular body, long legs with neat paws, balancing length of tail. Colour a very good rich red, ticked-based. Short close coat of excellent texture. Shy but handled well, excellent presentation.
2 Rice's GRPR LORICHA LUCKY JIM (OLH ns 21) MN 29 Dec 09
A lad of good type. Medium length even wedge rather broad in the muzzle, good width at the top, well set ears of adequate size. Dip in profile, firm chin and level bite. Eyes of good shape and set and good green colour. Long well nourished body, long legs with neatish paws, tail needs an extra inch. Pattern colour jet black with quite a clear silver ground, good facial markings, well separated spots to the body, spine rather solid, quite well ringed tail. Some tarnishing to muzzle and front legs. Coat of adequate length and very good texture, good plume. Excellent temperament and presentation.

AV Titled Neuter

1 Emmens's IGRPR SPICESIAM COOLHAND LUKE (SIA d) MN

HHP class

AV Adult or Kitten living in Wiltshire

Unfortunately, by the time I came to judge this class, it was well into the rather warm day, and a couple of exhibits decided that they had had enough of being judged and were decidedly not going to cooperate - a pity because they looked attractive.
1 Loxton's Still's MC ITSY-BITSY (Seal Point Mitted SLH) 7 yr FN
A very friendly sweet-tempered white-chinned Birman girl. Alert blue eyes, profuse coat of lovely soft texture. Keen for a cuddle and with a winning purr which decided the result.
2 Gerrard's GMC OLIVER (Black & White LH) 1 yr 10 m MN
An alert and friendly lad. Large hazel eyes, long coat in immaculate condition, black and white in a bicolour pattern. Happy to be cuddled.
3 Grenville-Payne's FALCON (White SH) 5 m MN
A sweet baby, alert and playful. Plush white coat in excellent condition with a dark smudge on the head.