I am currently a probationer judge on the Tonkinese scheme. Show reports will be sent to the GCCF as usual, and also made available here.

Wyvern and Tonkinese Cat Clubs 8 September 2016

Many thanks for inviting me to judge at this lovely show and thank you to all the exhibitors who brought their lovely cats out. The temporary venue had difficult light that was a bit unflattering to some eye and coat colours, but I hope I was able to compensate.

TONKINESE CAT CLUB

46
AC Debutante kitten
1 – Mrs H and Mr G Hunter TALLICA ARIZONA SKIES
TOS n 31 A very pretty brown girl of a good deep colour still developing. Some leg barring and necklaces which should blend into her overall colour as it darkens with maturity. Good bite and teeth. Nicely balanced head a little straight in profile at the nose break but rounded on top; excellent eye shape, pale yellow in colour and slightly muddy, promising a good bright colour as an adult. Very soft coat, perhaps still a bit babyish, slightly open, with pale hairs on the back of her neck. Good size for age. Very outgoing temperament and wanting a lot more attention than she was getting during the morning! Well presented.
87
AC neuter, female
1 – Mrs J Davies PR EHWAZ FREYJA
TOS em 31 Another handsome Tonkinese. Excellent head with a good nose break; very good ear set, strong chin and firm bite. Yellow almond-shaped eyes. A lovely overall coat colour though the lighting in the hall was not flattering to this particular tone. Plump body with tail a little short to balance; coat a little long over the back so not lying perfectly, but silky and soft to the touch. Calm and easygoing temperament. A slightly watery eye perhaps from a bit of grit or litter.


WYVERN CAT CLUB

685
AC Asian, Snowshoe or Tonkinese adult
1 – Mrs E Bates ADIFTON EBRINGTON EEVEE
ASH ns 25 31 A small, laid-back girl who was cuddly and writggly out of the pen (I wondered if perhaps she was going on heat). Good eye shape, colour difficult to determine as her pupils were very dilated, but it looked greeny. Just enough nose break on a head of good shape, slightly shallow chin; good ears, just small enough to balance. Long plush coat and snowy tummy.
688
AV Foreign breeders adult
1 – Mrs L Spendlove EASTPOINT BEATRIX NOISETTE
SUF b Good nose stop and head length and good overall balance with good muzzle, slightly flat skull and slight stop at the bridge of the nose. Firm chin. Correct forward-tilted ears with good width between and rounded tips; quite an intense dark coat, medium long and lustrous. Eyes yellow more than green, alert in appearance.
2 – Mrs S Bradburn SUNSHIMMER REMINISCENSE
BEN n 24 33 Plump and solid girl. Blue eyes very straight across the top line; puffed whisker pads, flat nose leather. Good ear size, shape and set. Lovely coat pattern and colour, very well defined.
3 – Mrs L Spendlove EASTPOINT AMADEUS MOZART
SUF b Head a little long, rather longer from top of the head to the top of the eyes than from the top of the eyes to the tip of the muzzle; profile with very slight stop and tiny nose bump; good muzzle with slightly weak chin. Yellow eyes of medium size, full almond shape and slightly oblique in setting. Purring and lovely temperament. Very solid body, tail a little short to balance. Excellent condition for a working boy
692
AV Foreign junior adult
1 – Mrs D Tams EASTPOINT POOLSIDE NIMUE
SUF b. Very nice head, longer than wide and well proportioned, good width across cheeks, some muzzle pinch to a gently rounded muzzle. Moderate stop at the bridge of the nose and nice straight nose below. Firm chin. Green eyes; long elegant legs with oval dainty paws. Balanced, long slightly-tapered tail. A bit hissy.
2 – Mrs L Aleksiene LEDI SFINKSO ENGIZO OF HERO
SPH g Good modified wedge head with rounded contours and prominent cheekbones and whisker pads, strong chin, green aqua eyes. Large wide-base ears. Body nicely bald, with a very well-furred tail. Also a bit hissy, so perhaps I hit a bad time of day for this class!
695
AV Foreign radius adult
1 – Mrs L Aleksiene LEDI SFINKSO ENGIZO OF HERO
See class 692
703
AV Foreign non-breeders kitten
1 – Mrs D Allen SHADOWS EDUCATIN MARMALADE
ASH hs 31 A bit of a monkey, desperate to be held and not at all impressed by being in a cage. Reasonable nose break, and overall excellent head balance and formation with moderate ears. Good eye-shape and colour, Very soft coat and nice tortite pattern with little sign of smoke colouring. well-balanced tail.
707
AV Foreign limit kitten
1 – Mrs D Allen SHADOWS EDUCATIN MARMALADE
See class 703
717
AV Foreign titled neuter
1 – Mrs D Cheal TOBYSDEN TERESCHENKO
BEN n 24 Excellent wild-looking expression on slightly long head with dramatic green eyes. Slim and in excellent condition. Beautiful ultra-soft coat; very slight pip to the very tip of the tail.
2 – Mr N Borman IMP GR PR LILYPUT SHERBET FOUNTAIN
TOS m 32 Nice head with just enough break and excellent eye colour and excellent shape; good ear size and set, plump body with elegant legs and tail just long enough to balance. The coat a very dark intense blue-based caramel with very little definition for the Tonkinese pattern both over the shoulders and on the tummy. Lovely cat
722
AV Foreign junior neuter
1 – Mrs A Shakespear-Ensor PR WAVETAIL AGLAIA
ABY a Beautiful expression of the coat with no barring anywhere. Quite a dark base colour to the coat which was a bit long and crisp. Large ears on excellent head with lovely eye shape and colour. Good tail length.
725
AV Foreign radius neuter
1 – Mr N Borman IMP GR PR LILYPUT SHERBET FOUNTAIN
See class 717
894
Any veteran cat
1 – Mr G Turner GR MC MAISIE
An intense dark tortie shorthair girl of 14 years, carrying her age very well. Fluffy soft coat and a very serious expression. Very friendly and vocal, telling me all about her day. A lovely cat.
900
Most handsome male
1 – Mrs D Pritchard IMP GR MC OLIVER
Gorgeous shiny aristocratic black cat. Lovely shiny black face with an elegant pointed muzzle. Very friendly and knows he’s gorgeous.
2 – Miss R Wood BRONXY-CENTRAL PUURK
Adorable and demanding youngster, purring away. Fine close-lying and very spotty coat; dainty head with big ears, slim body and really wanting to be taken home by his judge.
911
Any veteran cat
1 – Mrs Y Jackson IMP GR MC DEAR ALBERT
A big fluffy ginger boy with a thick coat, well presented and nuzzling away with his hefty broad muzzle, not at all bothered by the bustle of the show. Beautifully presented.
917
Most handsome male
1 – Mrs D Ashcroft ASHLEY
A lovely substantial tabby with ears pricked forward, plae blue eyes and a sweet expression. Lovely soft fluffy coat
2 – Mrs D Ashcroft MS SIMBA-THEKING
Beautiful blue yes and an open and friendly expression. Dainty white chin. Quite a heavy coat lying well and shiny with good health.
3 – Mr R and Mrs L Woods ODIE
Fluffy and well presented tabby and white with sleepy yellow deep-set yes and delightfully well-furnished ears.
928
Any pedigree pet adult or kitten
1 – Mrs V Swingler OBIMP GR MC VELVET
A very relaxed and easy-going friendly cat, head-butting my hand. Such a lovely brown ticked tabby coat in gorgeous condition
2 – Mrs Y Jackson IMP GR MC DEAR ALBERT
See class 911
3 – Mrs D Cheal OB IMP GR MC TSARENA ANASTASIA
Another friendly cat with a beautiful shiny coat with impressive spotting and colouring. Also well presented.

Surrey and Sussex Cat Association19 March 2016
Surrey and Sussex Cat Association
Surrey and Sussex Cat Association
Surrey and Sussex Cat Association 19 March 2016

Many thanks to the efficient show team for an enjoyable and very smooth-running day. The HP classes were a real pleasure, with some truly stunning cats presented with great care and the Foreign section was filled with lovely cats.

A good-sized girl, heavy for her size with a moderately soft loose and bouncy coat, standing well from the body, good thickness. Modified wedge with slightly rounded, gentle contours, of medium length, longer than it is wide. Size in proportion to body. Moderately prominent full rounded whisker pads. Straight nose with gentle convex curve rising from the base of the eye to the top of the eye, break very slight indeed. Gentle contours of head with flat forehead to the top of head, gently curving back over top of head and flowing down into neck. Fairly broad muzzle. Ears following the wedge of the head with furnishings, correct width apart. Medium expressive wide-set eyes, slightly slanted. Nice plumed tail; pretty rounded feet and elegant body.
Broad medium wedge with rounded contours, a little short. Head in proportion to the body, reasonably large, gentle curve from forehead to the bridge of the nose in profile, extending to unpuffed nose leather. Full, broad muzzle with strong chin and good whisker pads. Strong neck. Excellent coat colour and spotted pattern, strongly defined large spots randomly placed, with orange ground colour. Very pale whisker pads and chin. Light spectacles with dark eyeliner and lips and nose rims. Good facial markings with broken streaks running over the head.
A difficult choice, and it took me a long time to make a decision as both cats had so many attractive features.
954
Grand Class – AC non-pedigree Master Cat
1 GMC Ellis’s MC TANGO
Brown Tortie SH 1yr 4 mth
A very pretty and feminine tortie who was slightly anxious for her first class of the day, but friendly and very well behaved once she realised what was going on. Substantial body of a good weight; well organised whiskers and pointy ear tufts, beautifully prepared and very worthy of her certificate.
968a/b
LH/SLH AOC or pattern cat (ticked, tipped, smoke, pointed etc) Male/Female
BIC only Hampshire’s BRAY BAGGY BAGGINS
MN SLH seal bicolour 1yr 1 mth
Such a difficult decision just to choose BIC out of so many amazing cats. This boy however was the only one who wanted to come out of the pen to meet me. Beautifully prepared and with real star quality that set him apart from the others: alert, gently, friendly and confident.
797
AV Foreign Non-breeders Adult
1 Nichols’s GLASTOCATS SILKY SPRITE
LPL j 02 32 F 14.05.2015
A LaPerm of excellent overall type with a moderately soft and light loose and bouncy coat, standing away from the body. Excellent head and overall type with a medium length head and strong chin. Gentle nose break without a stop, ears correctly placed, slightly flared and with tiny tufts at the tips. Medium large expressive eyes, quite wide open as she was alert during judging. Lovely plumed tail with clear curling. Coat was excellent for a young cat. She was however rather small.
2 Szulc’s Gr Ch IZZY MAFOJ (imp)
SPH n (84 15) M 21.05.2014
Very well prepared and a lovely cat to handle, very heavy and beautifully downy without excess hair anywhere. Eye-shape and ear set were good, but his head was rather to short for the width, though with good conformation otherwise.
795
AV Foreign adolescent adult
1 173a Evans’s GLASTOCATS VIMTO VELVET
LPL j 32 F 14.5.15
LaPerm of excellent type; heavy for her size, but quite small. Lovely substantial soft and bouncy coat, with a well-plumed tail. Only very slight frizziness to the texture. Good modified wedge with a gentle nose break; ears continuing the line of the wedge with good furnishings. Almond-shaped expressive eyes. Gentle and sweet tempered.
2 169 Lerwell’s ZAWADI JENMARLER-LACEY
BEN n 24 F 03.06.2015
Nice broad wedge to her head with gentle curves in contours following up to the ear set and from the forehead to the bridge of the large nose with puffed nose leather and whisker pads. Strong chin and thick muscular neck. Medium ears well set, with rounded tips and again nicely following the curves of the head. Almost round eyes, slightly slanted. Lovely muscular body with plenty of glitter to a well-patterned dense coat. Rather grumpy
3 162 Williams-Banning’s AMERIPAIGE VIVA SPARCATUS
ASH n 25.31 F 01.05.2015
Nice type with a good nose break and correct balanced wedge head with good width at the cheekbones. Medium ears with broad base and rounded tips, set well on the head. Good eye colour, shape and set. The coat was fine and glossy and lying close to the body, but very long. Although heavy for her size, she was very small for her age.
812
AV Foreign Kitten Male
1 181 Lincoln’s LINCZOZO JAVIER FERNANDEZ
ABY b M 14.08.2015
Wiggly little monkey, very excited by the show and all the attention. Excellent type and colour particularly lovely. He seemed to exemplify the standard well, with gently rounded contours on the head, particularly well balanced between the ears and up from the brow with a slight nose break. Deep eye colour. A lovely kitten who I hope will continue to develop well and enjoy his shows.
2 186 Mansaray’s ANIZZ ORENDA BEAR
AZT b M 18.09.2015
Nicely modified wedge head, longer than wide with a slightly pointed muzzle, ears slightly high in set. Large, full almond shaped yellow eyes angled up slightly. A good classic tabby expression of the coat, which was short, satiny and lay close on a substantial athletic body. Tail a little short to balance.
817
AV Foreign Debutante Kitten
1 179 Cassidy’s REGALRUSSIANS PATRICK
RUS a M 18.07.2015
A good sized boy with correct wedge. Large pointed ears set vertically. Whisker pads not very prominent but no pinch; noticeable dip in profile, good ear set, wide-set green eyes, straight upper eyelid, eyes slightly deep set, nice silvering on the dense double coat which stood away from the body. Long legs to oval paws and moderately long tapering tail. An attractive Russian boy.
2 185 Charman’s KAGURA VIGGO
ASH b 25 M 11.11.2015
Incorrect colour for a cinnamon, but otherwise a nice boy who handled well. Good eye set and shape, ears nicely placed; head slightly long, but with good width at the cheekbones. Surprisingly whippy tail of good length; body hard and slender and felt athletic with a satiny short coat.
3 192
SNO a 05 M 24.08.2015
A rather anxious boy of reasonable size, still developing. His eye colour was rather washed out grey-blue. Nice long and firm body, slightly heavier than he looked and well proportioned. Medium tapering tail. Good nose line though slightly tufty fur on the bridge hid it a little. The inverted white v on the nose was very asymmetrical and started a little high on the mask.
822
AV Foreign Kitten living in a London post district
1 179 Cassidy’s REGALRUSSIANS PATRICK
RUS a M 18.07.2015 – See class 817
825
AV Foreign Neuter Female
1 215 Capeling’s TONKAHOLICS MAJIK-PAWS
TOS n 33 v FN 30.09.2012
Colourpointed brown Tonkinese with a lovely gently rounded head, nicely balanced with good solid bone structure. Medium ears pricked forward when she wasn’t worrying about being judged, well set. Lovely deep blue expressive eyes more almond than round. A large girl with a good muscular medium body, a good weight for size with slender legs, oval feet and tapering tail just long enough to balance. The expression of the pattern was correct for the colour, though dark over the back with maturity. Lovely deep intense brown points. Very silky and close lying and a good length: her coat was in good condition despite a bit of scurfiness, perhaps caused by her anxiety. Very good overall type and a lovely gentle cat.
2 218a Evans’s QUINCUNX IRMA VEP
LPL c 03 FN 25.11.2012
828
AV Foreign Adolescent Neuter
1 200 Osborne’s Pr ABYDREAMES MOONLIGHTSHADOW
ABY p MN 22.02.2015
A good-sized lithe and muscular girl with a lovely well-ticked short and dense close-lying coat in excellent condition with a dark line from the back of the head along the spine and tail, ending in a solid tip; coat quite dark overall. All head contours gentry rounded set on an arching neck; good width between large well cupped pricked ears without tufts set correctly on the head. Correct slight nose break. Large rounded almond-shaped eyes eyes set well apart at oriental angle with lovely deep amber colour. Slender well-proportioned legs and tapering tail of correct length. Well marked face with ticking colour lines from the inner edge of the eye to the top of the head and from the outer edge of the eye to the ear. Pale spectacles with dark eyeliner; pale chin.
2 216 Wills’s OWLSDENE WILD TEMPTRESS
BEN n 24 (76 30) FN 02.04.2015
A very anxious Bengal who was not happy today.
837
AV Foreign Neuter not having some a PC or IC
1 208 Dew’s DEWRIDGE ICE PRINCESS
ASH ns 11 31 (72 43 sq) FN 16.10.2014
Short balanced wedge head with good width across the jaw, tapering to a blunt muzzle. Gently rounded top between ears set well apart with good depth between the top of the skull and the lower jaw. Very slight nose break, to straight nose and tip of leather in line with firm chin of good depth. Medium ears with broad base and rounded at the tip, with the outer line continuing the angle of the upper part of the head, tilted forwards slightly. Large lustrous yellow eyes with a hint of green with slightly curved upper lid and full rounded lower lid. Good facial expression. Slender and solid medium body with straight back; gently rounded chest. Slender elegant legs with a medium tail to balance. Short fine coat lying close to the body with a satiny texture. Good warm seal colour on silver shading.
984
AV cat/kitten who is owned by a junior
1 322 Quay-Clark’s GMC OTTER
MN short hair chocolate 10yr 1 mth
Huge chocolate boy with amazing width across the chest. A real cuddly teddy bear who was kind enough to come out of his pen long enough for a quick cuddle before going back in to pose. Very big and solid without being overweight. An amazing cat.
988
Best groomed SLH cat/kitten
1 311 Hampshire’s BRAY BAGGY BAGGINS
MN SLH seal bicolour 1yr 1 mth – see class 968
991
Prettiest SH Female cat/kitten
1 324 Crouch’s IGMC RIA
FN short hair brown 4 years
A deep glossy brown girl with an engaging Burmesey frown. Friendly despite being a bit anxious and with lovely looks complemented by a gorgeous rich dark coat.
2 328 Worsley-Waring’s GMC SILVER PENNY
FN short hair black silver tabby classic 1yr 6 mth
A very frightened girl with an extremely soft coat and engaging chubby cheeks. A beautiful silver tabby pattern and a good-sized cat who must be very much loved at home. Just pipped at the post by the other cat in the class.
997
LH or SLH cat/kitten judge would most like to take home
1 313 Izzard’s IGMC BILL
MN SLH tipped seal point 7 yr 6 mth
A beautiful fluffy seal pointed who was snuggled up asleep when I came to him after lunch. Beautiful long whiskers and very happy feet. There was some affectionate finger licking, but I suspect his owner would not have been very pleased if I had indeed tucked him inside my white coat and snuck off home with him, as he seemed to want.
998
SH cat/kitten judge would most like to take home
1 325 Brown’s TEXAS
MN short hair black spotted tabby 10 mths
An amazing black spotty of Oriental type with generous ears and long aristocratic nose. Stunning markings and lovely bright expressive eyes in a beautiful open and engaging face. He was big and physically mature for such a young cat, but a bit worried by all the fuss and noise around him. However he did purr for me, though was rightly suspicious of a stranger, so I suspect wouldn’t have come home with me, though I wouldn’t have hesitated to take him if he had been willing.

Tonkinese Cat Club 30 May 2015

Although a beautiful sunny day outside I was very glad to be indoors with such a lovely group of cats and a relaxed and cheerful show. Many thanks to Ian for inviting me and to Jo for stewarding with great patience.


learly defined matching-toned points of pinkish-grey broken with varying shades of cream. Slightly babyish coat that wasn't particularly silky, but extremely soft. I was very glad to make her acquaintance!

C10
Tortie, Tabby or Tortie Tabby Kitten
1st & BoB - Singleton's Tonkyway Sitara (TOS n 21 32) F 04-Dec-2014
A very attractive and personable tabby, with an alert and engaged expression and lovely temperament. Head rounded between ears, slightly flat brow; correct muzzle with level bite and just enough chin. Head slightly narrow for length and fine-boned with a strong pinch, though the ears were in proportion with the length and well set, pricked well forwards and quite large. She needs a bit more width across the head and that may come with age. Large expressive eyes of an attractive pale blue-green colour, highlighted by her tabby eyeliner, set well apart and correct in shape and set. Very muscular and solid – considerably heavier than she looked – quite compact with a medium tail and slightly pointed feet. Coat evenly ticked with excellent contrast for a brown: close-lying, short, soft and silky. Purring and relaxed: a very nice kitten to handle, well presented.
C32
Adolescent Adult
1st - Phillips' Ch. Lilyput Parma Violets (TOS j 33) F 26-May-2014
A confident and lovely colourpointed girl of excellent type overall. Excellent rounded head with very slight nose break and slight roll off. Excellent teeth and bite and a good moderate muzzle, neither pointed nor square; definite pinch; ears medium in size, slightly taller than wide and pricked forward with oval tips and excellent shape and set. Lovely large eyes perhaps just slightly round and a little straighter in set than ideal, a pale pure blue in colour that complemented her coat colour well. Just on the small size, but excellent weight for size and perfect compact body type, medium length, well balanced firm and muscular with elegant slender and well-muscled legs, neat oval feet and tapering tail. Lovely expression of the colourpointed pattern with magnolia body colour and c
2nd - Mee's Vdmozarthoehe Nightwish Tarja (IMP) (TOS n 31) F 27-Apr-2014
A cat of excellent overall type, head perhaps a mite small for overall balance. Rounded top to the head and very definite nose break in keeping with her coat pattern, with a slight roll off and bump. Good bite on correct muzzle with medium chin. Moderately proportioned wedge, medium ears very well set and of correct shape and balance. Large glowing eyes, more almond than round, set well apart, yellow in tone with slight green lights. Medium smallish body, well balanced, firm and muscular with level flanks, good weight for size. Slender legs and tapering tail slightly short for balance. Neat oval feet. Pleasing pattern with a little more definition than I would expect in a BCR. Very silky close-lying short coat, and a well-presented, well-mannered girl.
C55
Blue, Lilac or Caramel (Inc Tabby & Tortie) Neuter
1st - Borman's Pr. Lilyput Sherbet Fountain (TOS m 32) MN 26-May-2014
Generally good type lad with a lovely silky coat. A touch portly! Head rounded between the ears, a little flat-browed in profile with marginal nose break. Straight bite on a rounded muzzle with good whisker pinch. Moderate ears well set and quite wide at the base. Intense aqua eye colour and good almond-round shape. Head overall quite fine, but well proportioned. Solid legs on a good moderate body with oval feet. Tapering tail of good length. Very silky close-lying short coat, brownish-grey merging gradually with darker brownish-grey points that match in tone. Brownish-blue leathers. Coping well at the show, good-tempered and nice to handle
2nd - Singleton's Tonkyway Janus (TOS m 21 32) MN 02-May-2014
Very nice, if rather overweight boy, a bit worried about the show, but happiest in his nest with his tummy being rubbed. His head was slightly long, but had good width, with a gently rounded top, slight nose break and nice straight nose tip. Definite whisker pinch and excellent medium-sized ears slightly taller than wide and pricked forward with oval tips and a broad base, the outer line continuing the line of the wedge. Large expressive eyes, more almond than round, and set well apart with the top line slanted down toward the nose and the lower line rounded, bluish green in colour. Body type was a little difficult to judge, and he was certainly a lot heavier than he looked! His hefty body made his legs and tail seem a little short, and he had good oval feet. His coat pattern toned well from dark on the points to light over the shoulders. His body colour was darkened by the underlying insulation but still showed the Tonkinese pattern. Coat short and soft. The colour was a fairly cold chocolate rather than caramel, with no hint of blue tones or metallic sheen. Although next to the caramel in the adjacent pen it was possible to see how as an immature chocolate he may have looked like a caramel, I would rather have described him as a chocolate tabby. Perhaps Janus has turned out to be an appropriate name!
3rd - Hazelden's Hylily Keth Giovanni (TOS a 31) MN 14-Jun-2014
A fine-boned lad with a very sweet temperament and gorgeous silky coat. Head a bit flat in profile, slight nose break with a bit of a roll-off. Pointed muzzle, level bite and slightly shallow chin. Just enough whisker pinch and the head overall long, with a narrow top and fine bone structure more Oriental in type than Tonkinese. Ears cupped well forward, and in proportion with the head. Almond eyes more yellow than green. Muscular and slightly chubby boy with rounded chest and curving flanks; good weight for size and well balanced with a whippy tail and dainty feet. The coat was quite dark, but with a good expression of the Burmese coat restriction and very slight barring on the legs. Extremely silky and soft coat lying very close. Purring happily
C92
Neuter Male
1st - Hazelden's Hylily Keth Giovanni (TOS a 31) MN 14-Jun-2014
See class C55
C93
Neuter Female
1st - Davies' Ehwaz Freyja (TOS em 31) FN 25-Apr-2012
Gently rounded head with good nose break. Muzzle neither pointed nor square with a level bite, medium chin and definite pinch. Wedge a mite long to balance. Ears correctly shaped, taller than wide and on the large side, pricked forward and with a broad base and oval tips, the outer line continuing the line of the wedge and well set. Eyes slightly straight set, almond shaped, well apart, firmly yellow in colour. Medium-long body, hefty and muscular with a rounded chest, level flanks. Slender well muscled legs with neat oval feet and marginally short tapering tail. Good expression of the BCR coat pattern, with a metallic sheen over a hot cream colour; very clear-coated for an Apricot. Quite a thick soft coat. A bit anxious and wriggly, but a nice cat to handle
2nd - Phillips' Ch. & GrPr. Lilyput Duchess Kate (TOS c 32) FN 31-May-2012
Overall a nice looking Tonkinese, but really not having a terribly happy day today. Rounded top to a sloped nose profile with very slight break. Level bite and medium chin perhaps wanting a little more depth. Definite pinch and Good balance to moderately proportioned wedge, slightly square around the eyes. Ears neat and slightly high in set which contributed to the impression of squareness; very nice large expressive eyes of a good blue-green Tonkinese tone, set well apart and correct shape. A long body and a big cat generally, particularly for a girl; hefty and muscular with long legs ending in oval feet. Quite a dark and slightly yellow-toned lilac coat , marginally long and lying slightly unevenly. Rather grumpy, and clearly would rather have been worshipped at home than out at a show!

Tonkinese Breed Club 30 May 2015
30 May 2015
Tonkinese Breed Club
30 May 2015
Tonkinese Breed Club 30 May 2015

Many thanks to Ian and congratulations on surviving his first Tonkinese show! I was very grateful for Jo's careful handling of all the cats on her first outing as a steward, though I had to wrestle a couple of kittens out of her arms before I could persuade her to move on to the next cat!

B9
Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac, Caramel, Cinnamon or Fawn Kitten
1st & BoB - Hunter's Tallica Cardomom (TOS p) M 06-Feb-2015
A kitten of beautiful overall type, who presented himself with great confidence and a lovely playful and outgoing nature. Nicely rounded head both between the ears and in profile. Slight nose-break with a pronounced roll-off to a correct muzzle. Straight bite with incomplete lower teeth. Definite pinch and perfectly balanced moderate wedge topped by well-set medium ears, slightly taller than wide and pricked forward, following the line of the wedge perfectly. Large, expressive, pretty pale blue eyes with a hint of green finishing off a beautifully balanced head. Medium body, quite cobby and still quite babyish with solid firm legs, neat oval feet and tail just long enough, showing promise of being a big adult. Good size and weight for age. The coat was also a bit babyish still, but short, close-lying and very soft with the promise of sleekness to come. The colour also still immature, but clearly ivory with rosy mushroom points just beginning to come through. Pink baby leathers. A lovely boy, purring and with very happy feet.
B21
Breeders Adult Male
2nd - Singleton's Tonkyway Chertan (TOS n 21 33) M 25-Apr-2013
A very patient and well-mannered cat for an entire boy, with overall excellent type. I was not able to give him a first prize as his coat pattern was not correctly defined for a pointed cat, particularly as he's not old enough for it to have darkened with age. He had a good head with slightly flat brow, but rounded between the ears. Slight nose-break with a good straight tip to the nose. Slightly fine muzzle with a little bit of acne on the chin and rather uneven lower teeth. Definite pinch and a wedge just wide enough for the length. Medium neat ears very well set, pricked forward and with a broad base and oval tips that finished off the balance of his head very well. Overall a good solid and well-proportioned head. Eyes, more almond than round, set well apart and correctly placed. Correct pale blue colour. Very solid hefty and muscular body with good firm legs; tail just about long enough, neat oval feet. Coat was a bit harsh over the back, possibly from the ticking and slightly long, but in good condition and close lying. The pattern was too heavy in the body, with the head markings extending well beyond the mask over the top of the head; very little contrast between the points and the body. Very nice temperament and behaviour.
B49
Novice Kitten
1st - Hunter's Tallica Cardomom (TOS p) M 06-Feb-2015
See class B9
B57
Best Temperament Kitten
1st - Mee's Tigermist Kaleena (TOS g 21 33) F 06-Nov-2014
Very attractive tortie-tabby, still quite fluffy for her age, confident and kittenishly wiggly, clearly enjoying all the fuss. She had a good rounded head with correct muzzle and level bite with medium chin. Slight nose break and definite pinch, with a small bump on the nose. Although her proportions were good she held her ears rather high, so the outer line of the wedge curved inward rather than continuing in the original direction. Good size ears though with neat oval tips. Large expressive pale blue eyes more almond than round and set well apart with the top line slanted down to the nose and lower line rounded. Solid medium body, well balanced with rounded chest and level flanks, good weight for size. Elegant slender muscular legs with a tapering tail of good length and neat oval feet. She had a pretty pattern with the cream tortie speckling clearly visible on the back of her ears and her hocks, while the tabby stripes were more visible on her face. The blue tone was quite dark, but body colour correct. A worthy winner for temperament despite being the only one in her class.
B78
Born 1st April - 31st July Neuter
1st - Davies' Ehwaz Freyja (TOS em 31) FN 25-Apr-2012
Gently rounded head with good nose break. Muzzle neither pointed nor square with a level bite, medium chin and definite pinch. Wedge a mite long to balance. Ears correctly shaped, taller than wide and on the large side, pricked forward and with a broad base and oval tips, the outer line continuing the line of the wedge and well set. Eyes slightly straight set, almond shaped, well apart, firmly yellow in colour. Medium-long body, hefty and muscular with a rounded chest, level flanks. Slender well muscled legs with neat oval feet and marginally short tapering tail. Good expression of the BCR coat pattern, with a metallic sheen over a hot cream colour; very clear-coated for an Apricot. Quite a thick soft coat. A bit anxious and wriggly, but a nice cat to handle
2nd - Phillips' Ch. & GrPr. Lilyput Duchess Kate (TOS c 32) FN 31-May-2012
Overall a nice looking Tonkinese, but really not having a terribly happy day today. Rounded top to a sloped nose profile with very slight break. Level bite and medium chin perhaps wanting a little more depth. Definite pinch and Good balance to moderately proportioned wedge, slightly square around the eyes. Ears neat and slightly high in set which contributed to the impression of squareness; very nice large expressive eyes of a good blue-green Tonkinese tone, set well apart and correct shape. A long body and a big cat generally, particularly for a girl; hefty and muscular with long legs ending in oval feet. Quite a dark and slightly yellow-toned lilac coat , marginally long and lying slightly unevenly. Rather grumpy, and clearly would rather have been worshipped at home than out at a show!
3rd - Hazelden's Hylily Keth Giovanni (TOS a 31) MN 14-Jun-2014
A fine-boned lad with a very sweet temperament and gorgeous silky coat. Head a bit flat in profile, slight nose break with a bit of a roll-off. Pointed muzzle, level bite and slightly shallow chin. Just enough whisker pinch and the head overall long, with a narrow top and fine bone structure more Oriental in type than Tonkinese. Ears cupped well forward, and in proportion with the head. Almond eyes more yellow than green. Muscular and slightly chubby boy with rounded chest and curving flanks; good weight for size and well balanced with a whippy tail and dainty feet. The coat was quite dark, but with a good expression of the Burmese coat restriction and very slight barring on the legs. Extremely silky and soft coat lying very close. Purring happily
B80
Born 1st November - 31st December Neuter
1st - Bell's GrPr. Hylily Olivia Opal (TOS m 32) FN 20-Dec-2009
Well-mannered, slightly anxious cat who nevertheless purred for my steward. Gently rounded head with a good nose break, pronounced bump and roll off, Strong medium chin with a correct muzzle. Her strong whisker pinch emphasized a long wedge. Her ears were correct in size and set, but slightly small for the length of the wedge, pricked forward with a caramel metallic bloom on the back. Eyes more almond than round and set well apart; slightly straight set and a very pale greenish blue colour. Body very long, with rounded chest and rather bulging flanks, with the back rising to the rump. Rather overweight, but no doubt very spoiled! Slender well-muscled legs with pointy ballerina feet. Tail a bit short for the length of her body. Quite a yellowy caramel, correctly merging over the body with slightly paler tummy. Coat good condition and just short enough. Well presented gentle cat.
B103
Blue Neuter
1st - Hazelden's Goldendragon Ariel (TOS a 33) FN 29-Apr-2014
Attractive blue colourpointed girl of good type. Slightly flat head head with a very nice moderately proportioned wedge, slight nose break with a straight tip; definite pinch, level bite and medium chin. Ears very slightly high set, medium-sized, slightly taller than wide and pricked forward, with a broad base and oval tips. Large expressive pale blue eyes, of excellent shape with the top line slanted down to the nose and lower line rounded. Excellent moderate body with firm muscular tone. Good weight for size with rounded chest and level flanks. Slender and well-muscled legs; tail balanced and delicate oval feet. A good example of the pointed pattern, with legs, tail, ears and mask a good blue. Very soft and silky close-lying coat. A lovely Tonkinese, with sweet temperament.
B109
Tabby (All Colours) Neuter
1st - Singleton's Tonkyway Janus (TOS m 21 32) MN 02-May-2014
Very nice, if rather overweight boy, a bit worried about the show, but happiest in his nest with his tummy being rubbed. His head was slightly long, but had good width, with a gently rounded top, slight nose break and nice straight nose tip. Definite whisker pinch and excellent medium-sized ears slightly taller than wide and pricked forward with oval tips and a broad base, the outer line continuing the line of the wedge. Large expressive eyes, more almond than round, and set well apart with the top line slanted down toward the nose and the lower line rounded, bluish green in colour. Body type was a little difficult to judge, and he was certainly a lot heavier than he looked! His hefty body made his legs and tail seem a little short, and he had good oval feet. His coat pattern toned well from dark on the points to light over the shoulders. His body colour was darkened by the underlying insulation but still showed the Tonkinese pattern. Coat short and soft. The colour was a fairly cold chocolate rather than caramel, with no hint of blue tones or metallic sheen. Although next to the caramel in the adjacent pen it was possible to see how as an immature chocolate he may have looked like a caramel, I would rather have described him as a chocolate tabby. Perhaps Janus has turned out to be an appropriate name!

Surrey and Sussex Cat Association 21 March 2015

Many thanks to Esther once again for stewarding and to Maria for inviting me. The HP classes were a real pleasure, with some truly stunning cats presented with enormous care; the Foreign section was a joy as always.

665
AV Foreign kitten
1 Nichols's Glastocats Walter White
LPL b03 32 (80L 27bxw) M 08.07.2014. Nice youngster with good head and ear set with attractive tufts. Excellent nose break, whisker pads a bit small perhaps. Eyes a pale greenish colour and slightly grubby. Overall very nice type and excellent coat.
792
AV Foreign adult female
1 Beckett's Gr Ch Tonlee Miss Miley
BEN n 22 33 (76b20) F 09.02.2009. Stunning pattern on a beautiful soft coat. Excellent rich blue eye colour, eyes of excellent size, shape and set. Good strong head with nicely puffed whisker pads, excellent ear set and shape.
2 Szulc's Ch Fantastica Casall La Silla
SPH a (84 16) F 15.06.2013. Nicely naked gentle girl, very solidly built. Difficult to judge as she was rather unhappy, but overall good type—her head perhaps slightly long for perfection.
3 Baliey's Ch Sdthish Sawataos Cheewit
KOR (34) F 28.07.2013. I mistook this girl as a kitten she was so tiny, and very light. She had beautiful teeth and was very happy to show them to me. Her coat had just enough silvering. Head not quite heart-shaped enough and eyes perhaps a little small. Dainty nose and pretty type overall.
795
AV Foreign adolescent adult
1 Portsmouth's Ch Jusarka Dream-Catcher
TAI a 33 (34 40 2) F 10.03.2014. Extremely soft very fine coat. Good pattern. Head not quite heart-shaped, with a slight stop. Good bite with strong chin. Large luminous eyes.
2 Cottle's Kimani Tinie Temptress
ASH f 24 31 (72 38eq) F 13.03.2014. Nice profile with a slight roll-off. Teeth OK. Ery wriggly (going on heat?). Very small with tiny feet and large lustrous yellow eyes.
3 Knight & Barton's Zawadi Rufaro Luther
BEN n 24 (76 30) M 31.05.2014. Excellent pattern with lovely rosettes. Slightly fine head particularly around the nose and eyes.
804
AV Foreign not having won a CC or IC adult
1 Barker's Surfin Tornedo
ABY p (23e) M 17.02.2014. This boy was much better out of his pen than in. His head is slightly long, and when he puts his ears up that makes it look longer. Out of the pen though he relaxed and let his ears down, which improved the balance of his head. A well mannered boy with a very nice bloom on his head. Pointy feet and good coat pattern, length and texture. The line from his noe to his chin was not quite straight, but that may improve when he reaches full maturity. A nice promising boy.
2. Beale and Treacher's Maew-Korach Ramasura
KOR (34) M 03.05.2014. Rather a dark coat but well silvered. Good heart-shaped head with slightly small eyes.
824
AV Foreign non-breeders neuter
1 Hazelden's Goldendragon Ariel
Tos C 33 (74 40 4) FN 29.04.2014. Well-grown friendly girl of excellent type. This cat was entered as a lilac colourpointed, but is blue CPP. Gently rounded head with a very nice moderately proportioned wedge, definite pinch, level bite and medium chin. Excellent well-set medium-sized ears, slightly taller than wide and pricked forward, with a broad base and oval tips. Large expressive bright light blue eyes, of excellent shape with the top line slanted down to the nose and lower line rounded. Her nose break was very marginal, but the only flaw in an otherwise excellent head. Medium well-balanced body with firm flanks. Good weight for size but still perhaps lacking the solidity that will come with maturity. Slender and well-muscled legs; very slightly short tail (but only slightly), and delicate pointed feet. A good example of the pointed pattern, with legs, tail, ears and mask a good consistent blue. Very sloft close-lying coat. A very nice example of the Tonkinese, with excellent temperament.
2 Capeling's Tonkaholics Light Foot
TOS em 32 (74fn) MN 2401.2014. Gently rounded top of head with very slight nose break, pointed chin, strong pinch and level bite. Long, fine-boned head with large pointed ears, taller than wide, pricked forward and well set. Large expressive eyes, set well apart of oriental/almond shape, excellent strong intense bluish green colour. Body and head well in proportion, body type medium to long, well-balanced and muscular leading to a tapering tail of medium length. Legs slender, well muscled and the hind legs slightly longer than the front. Correct fawn colour coat, nicely merging from dark to light. Quite dark over the back and very pale tummy. Legs clear of barring, and generally clear-coated for a fawn. Close lying coat, slightly long and greasy over the lower back. Not happy to be at a show unfortunately.
835
AV Foreign aristograt neuter
1 Shelley's Jusarka Carnival Juke
KOR (34) MN 17.05.2013. A portly young man of really lovely type. Excellent heart-shaped head with good prominent eyes of correct shape and set. Good moderate blue coat with plenty of silvering.
948
Olympian Class – AV HP Imperial Grand Master Cat Male
Olympian Clarke's IGMC Rocky
SLH Blue Colourpointed MN, 5 Years. Huge heavy cat, gentle and little bit shy. Purring and kneading; stunning blue eyes and attractively up-curving whiskers giving him a smiling look. Giant teddy-bear paws. His coat was very dense and immaculately prepared. I think he would have preferred to be curled up at home, but I'm glad he came out as I got to meet him.
Reserve Olympian Mansaray's IGMC Rasta
SH Black MN, 6 Years. A beautiful shiny black cat, purring fit to bust, very alert and keen to come out and meet me. Gorgeous yellow eyes and elegant tail. His coat could have been slightly better prepared, but the purring clinched it—what a wonderful temperament.
962
LH/SLH Self cat
BiC only Gerrard's GMC Oliver
LH black and white MN, 1yr 7 mth. A worthy winner—another big, heavy cat with huge gentle feet … those big feet just make me go all gooey.
966
LH/SLH AC Kitten
1 and BiC Jackson's Mr Wallis
SLH Brown classic tabby and white MN 7 months. Bright and alert, lovely soft coat with beautiful tabby markings; bright clear eyes, ;excellent ear furnishings; very large immaculately white feet and long feathered tail. He's going to be big when he's full grown.
967a and b
SH self cat male/female
BiC Mansaray's IGMC Rasta
See class 948
975
AV veteran cat over 7 years old
1 Timberlake's GMC Chezacer
SH brown MN 13 yrs 7 mth. A really worthy winner in a very strong class. Beautiful boy with an immaculate glossy brown coat. Solid and purring, head butting and with very happy feet. Streets ahead of the competition for temperament, and in wonderful condition for his age.
2 Semos's IGMC Izzy
SLH chocolate point FN 11 yrs 4 mth. Gentle calm lady with a very pretty face framing limpid blue eyes. Lovely feathery tail that she waved seductively. Very good presentation and grooming, and she was purring away to say how pleased she was to be admired
3 Jackson's IGMC Dear Albert
SLH red tabby MN 8 yrs 6 mth. A placid solidly-built red boy with a kind expression. Very dignified and took his itme about coming out of the pen as he knew I simply had to wait on him. Great presence.
982
Friendliest Tabby, Tortie or Ginger cat/kitten
1 Voysey's Sup & UK OSIGMC QT
SH blue tortie tabby FN 3yrs 6 mth. Gorgeous cat with a beautiful tortie coat mixing blue, pink and peach tones. A tiny bit tubby, but she knows she is still beautiful.
2 Jones's OBIGMC Phoebe
SH black silver classic tortie tabby FN 5 yrs 3 mth. Very sweet and gentle and purring
3 Jackson's IGMC Dear Albert
See class 975
994
LH or SLH cat/kitten the judge would most like to take home
1 Malone's Jon Snow
SLH silver classic tabby and white MN 11 months. I had been waiting all day to see this pen number come up in my book, and it finally did. This is quite simply a gorgeous cat. He was feeling a bit grumpy today, but was very gentle, he just wanted to go home. However this is one that I could happily have stuffed under my coat and run off with. What a stunning cat.
2 Clarke's IGMC Rocky
SLH blue colour pointed MN 5 yrs. DARLING cat. But he couldn't sway me, despite his liquid blue eyes and fluffy immaculate coat. Sorry, a close second, but …
3 Jackson's Mr Wallis
See class 966

Wyvern Cat Club, 6 September 2014

A big thank you to Esther who travelled a very long way to help out stewarding for me. We both enjoyed our day and saw some really lovely cats; many thanks to Sue for inviting us. Congratulations to all the exhibitors who brought their lovely cats to the show: it was a real pleasure to have a day out handling them, and there was more than one I would have liked to take home with me.

884
AC tabby SH cat (except Ginger or Tortie) of any pattern, with or without white
Bob only 244a Lewis's OSIGMN & UMC MR TIGGA
Brown mackerel tabby SH. A very big solid cat with a fluffy coat that was determined to shed. Very chatty and vocal and told us exactly what he expected of a judge and steward, then showed off the he knew his stuff too.
885
Ginger SH cat of any tabby pattern or AC tortoishell or tortie tabby cat with or without white
Bob only 245 Voysey's SUP UKOBIGMC QT
Tortie tabby SH. G O R G E O U S.. Extremely pretty peach highlights, gorgeous face markings, purr and relaxed (she was flopped out). To die for.
890
Self LH or SLH cat, with or without white
Bob only 248 Edwards' MS REGGIE
Blue SLH. Terrific orange-yellow eyes. Heavy breathing that didn't quite break into a purr. He was worried byt very well behaved in spite of a bit of anxiety. He got BoB on his gentle nature despite some grooming problems in the leg department.
688
AV Foreign breeders adult
1 141 Hobson-Kelly's OBIGRCH NOBILERO RUAIDHRI SEAININ
SPH d 03 21 (Sphinx). A chubby lad of excellent type. Good modified wedge with rounded contours and prominent chookbones enhanced by a distinct whisker break and pads. Slightly flat plane in front of the ears leading to a rounded top. Straight nose with slight stop, strong chin, level bite. Large wide-based ears correctly position with the eyes, which were large and lemon shaped. Good muscular medium-sized body with broad rounded chest. Elegant medium-long neck with solid muscling. Legs sturdy and solid to oval cushioned paws. Long slender tapering tail carried curled. Skin and down excellent and consistent throughout.
2 139 Whitehouse's HUSANI ZIGGY OBSIDIAAN
MAU ns 24 (Egyptian Mau). Good rounded head with well-shaped and well-placed ears set back on the head. Pale yellow eyes. Muzzle a little less rounded than perfection. Tip of tail and tips of ears bronzed. Reasonable spote, coat slightly long and open, but not terribly surprising for an outdoor lad at the end of the summer. A really lovely temperament: he was extremely well behaved for an entire boy.
3 136 Lee's RAJSARKA PRIME SUSPECT
BEN n 24 (brown spotted Bengal). Rather a square head with a long nose and very dainty chin; puffed whisker pads and wide eare set. Large and impressive bright green eyes; good spots and double necklace, but very little glitter and a rather open coat, probably not at its best after so much hot weather.
700
AC Asian, Snowshoe or Tonkinese kitten
1 150 Mansaray's IRREP TICKED OFF
ASH n 25 (Asian tabby (spotted, classic, mackerel or ticked)). Orange-yellow eyes that draw the attention right away, but didn't detract from the excellent, very close coat with absolutely no body stripes. Other than a well-broken necklet. Lots of facial marking, muzzle a touch white.. Extremely happy feed and a lovely purring temperament. Lovely kitten.
2 154 Beard's TIGERMIST INDI MAY
TOS em 32 (Tonkinese)This young lady has plenty to say about this adventure, but was otherwise very well behaved. I was very unconvinced by her coat pattern, which was extremely consistent from head to tail and lacked definition, especially for a youngster, but it was a lovely colour and was exceptionally clear of barring with a slight metallic tinge coming over the back. Eye colour difficult to see as the pupils were very dilated, but what I could see looked pale yellowy-green. Excellent head: gently rounded top with good width between medium-sized ears, well set and balanced, with oval tips; slender well-muscled legs supporting a good medium body with musculature coming in. Tail a little on the short side.
3 153 Borman's LILYPUT SHERBET FOUNTAIN
TOS a 32 (Tonkinese) Good eye colour and shape, a little straight set; well-shaped head with gently rounded top and good width across the brow. Large ears well set and quite wide at the base. Straight bite on a rounded muzzle with good pinch and only slight dip in profile. Head overall quite fine, but solid legs on a good moderate body. Tail a little whippy (in keeping with the finer head). The coat was very fine and thin towards the rump as if only just growing in and not quite lush enough yet. Good pattern with definition between the points and body clearly visible. The colour however was a little odd: at first I put it down to the hall lighting, but having looked around at other blues the colour on this kitten was definitely rather bronze in tone.
703
AV Foreign non-breeders kitten
1 145 Broadway's KINDAPOSH MARGARET
DRX n (Devon Rex). Excellent rexing and lovely soft coat. Striking orange eyes, good bite and excellent head with attractive ear tufts.
2 161 Peterson's TARJJIKA GAZING AT BASTET
MAU ns 24 (Egyptian Mau) A bit grumbly and not terribly keen to come out. Yellow eyes, straight profile, neat ears set well back. Excellent spot definition on a lovely coat.
3 144 Roper's AMOUREX LANCELOT
DRX a (Devon Rex) Very bright and engaged, good bite, shallow chin, flat brow. Four very happy feet. Round eyes, not quite enough dip in profile, but ears and rexing coming in.
727
AV Foreign visitors neuter
1 180 Peterson's PR TARJJIKA ARAMIS
MAU ns 24 (Egyptian Mau) A lovely chilled out cat with a beautiful head. Really outstanding.
2 167 Clarke's CH & GR PR MERRYPURR STRIPEY PYJAMAS
DRX ns 21 33 (Devon Rex) Again a lovely cat with excellent head and tiny ear tufts; excellent thick and well-rexed coat.
3 181 Williams' UK & IMP GRE PRE SANTILLO JASMIN
MAU ns 24 (Egyptian Mau) Small ears on a good head with a fine chin. Spots a bit indistinct, really hefty body.
862
AV SLH adult, kitten or neuter (personality and presentation only)
1 28 Burns' OBIGRCH SUPATOFT SOMANTIX TYGALILY
SOL n (usual Somali) A very well-groomed and well-presented exhibit who was happily kneading away. A worthy winner in this class.
2 23 Davies' SIOLU LILLY OF THE VALLEY
SBI a (Blue point Birman adult) A happy purring cat, presented well, with a good fluffy tummy!
3 85 Davies' GR PR RAGSHAVEN WHATA KLASSYCAT
RAG a 03 (bi-colour ragdoll) Nice and clean presentation. Friendly but a bit tense when I saw him.
906
Companion (living with any other exhibit)
1 245 Voysey's SUP UKOBIGMC QT
See class 885
2 241 Berry's UKIGMC IVAN
White SH who didn't really want to come out. A spelndid white cat who clearly decided that as he looked so elegant in his pen he hardly needed to be disturbed.
3 244 Berry's MC LUKE THE DUKE
See class 884
907
Friendliest exhibit
1 246 Gummery's TINY SPICE
Tabby SH. Even with a bit of competition I suspect this little sweetie would have won the class. My notes say 'Awwwwwww'.
908
Prettiest female
1 245 Voysey's SUP UKOBIGMC QT
See class 885
2 252 Plant's ETHEL-MARY
Blue tabby point LH. Not terribly relaxed by this point in the day, but friendly nevertheless. Well groomed, fluffy and happy. And of course I'm a complete sucker for stripes.
916
Exhibit owned by a senior citizen
1 252 Plant's ETHEL-MARY
See class 908
2 247 Rutter's HUMPHREY
Black and white SH. A very sweet boy who didn't really want to come out, but alert, friendly and very clean and neat.
3 244 Berry's MC LUKE THE DUKE
See class 906

National Cat Club, 7 December 2013

The National 'machine' swings into action again, with excellent effect! A lovely show to judge at, with such a good turnout in so many sections, particularly the British who looked very impressive. Congratulations on another successful year, and very many thanks for giving me a chance to judge at a National institution! Thanks also to Esther, who made up for having no cat of her own by getting a real armful at the show.

831
AV Foreign Adult not bred by exhibitor
1 MS P Hutchinson Gr Ch RAINSONG PERI PERI (72 45h) F 06/01/2012
Asian ticked brown tortie. Very nice type, with an excellent head and nose break. Very well proportioned, with a lovely hefty muscular body, a good size for a girl. Very anxious and hiding but very gentle when we persuaded her to let us see her. Excellent yellow eyes. Thick soft coat and lovely expression of the breed overall.
2 Miss T Beckett TONLEE MISS MILEY (76b20) F 09/02/2009
Blue-eyed snow marbled Bengal. Very small lass with a lovely pale cream ground colour. Head marginally short. Little dainty paws and blue eyes. Happy purr and happy feet. Blunt, square muzzle and centre dip in the nose that when viewed front on makes it look rather flat and the nose leather heart-shaped. Extremely soft coat and overall excellent type.
833
AV Foreign/Oriental Novice Adult
1 Mr M and Mrs J Brooks JAYSHELM JANAMEL MANIKAM (SIN) F 25/09/2011
Singapura female with yellow eyes with a green inner rim. Good bar on the thigh rather unusual in the breed, and very attractive. A slight roll off on the nose, but a really lovely cat overall, with a lovely head. A beautiful example of the breed.
2 Mrs A McCulloch NUTROSTAR EUPHORIA (29) M 13/06/2010
A rather out-doorsy Havana boy with a rather grubby face and scurfy coat perhaps suffering from the cold weather contrasting with his nice warm stud house! Good ear size and set, moderate-sized yellow eyes of good shape, bite not quite level. Lovely long legs and body but tail a little short for balance. Good colour close-lying coat. Solid, muscular and well built and with a lovely temperament, particularly for an entire boy.
849
AV Foreign kitten bred by exhibitor
1 Mr C and Mrs H Wicks MEMPHIS MANDISA (78 30s) F 19/06/2013
Good sized Silver Egyptian Mau in very good condition and temper. A really nice dense, soft close-lying coat of medium length, silvery sheen with very good contrast between her charcoal spots and silver ground. Worried M on her forehead with correct cheek, necklet and scarab markings, with lines over her head breaking into spots down her spine. Lovely spotty legs and banded tail with a black tip. Good gentle curves from the bridge of the nose to the forehead, with arching neck and ears set well back. Slight curve to the nose in profile. Almond-shaped eyes of a light green. An elegant cat in excellent condition, and coping well with having two sets of teeth!
2 Mrs J Eyre-Brook WOTHORPE STELLA (76 30) F 05/04/2013
Brown spotted Bengal with pale green eyes, very nice type; lovely head with gently rounded contours, slightly longer than wide and with a good 'wild' look to the expression. Beautiful rosetted spots contrasting well with the ground colour.
3 Mr RJ and Mrs P A Barker COPPICE CARRIBBEAN SKY (23c) F 15/07/2013
Elegant blue Abyssinian. Good russet undercoat, and body colour quite dark but just ticked enough. Ear set good, nose has a slight dip with bump or marginal roll off; good bite. Eyes of good shape and colour, ears well set and of correct size and shape. Strong muscular body of good size with elegant legs and feet. No banding, but marginal neck markings. Very nice cat to handle and judge.

Colourpoint Society of Great Britain, 7 December 2013

Well done to all the management team for an extremely smooth-running show with a lovely atmosphere. Thank you very much for inviting me and thanks also to my catless steward Esther, who gets her cat fix when she comes out with me and certainly got a really good fix today!

426
AV Foreign Adult bred by exhibitor
1 Mrs L Smith TONLEE MAGIC MOMENTS (76b20) M 06/06/2009
A blue-eyed snow marbled Bengal whose markings were beautifully dark on his ivory ground, with almost no deepening of the marbling tone on the points, so giving a really even colouring all over the body. Slightly darker ground colour over the back and haunches. Blotchy horizontal shoulder streaks and amazing spotty legs. Strong muscular compact body with a broad wedged head with rounded contours, slightly longer than wide and square muzzle. Gently rounded forehead with a curved nose profile on a large broad nose. Nose leather puffed, and quite strong whisker pads. Neat ears with rounded tips, pricked forward. Deep blue eyes. Very dense and soft coat with a pearl dusting. Not very large for a mature boy, but lovely temperament.
438
AV Foreign visitors Adult
1 Mrs L Smith TONLEE MAGIC MOMENTS (76b20) M 06/06/2009
What can I say? Still as happy as the last time I looked!

Wyvern Cat Club, 14 September 2013

Well done and many thanks to Sue for creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere: everyone seemed to enjoy their day. Thank you also to Natalie for her good-humoured and very patient stewarding as I slowly made my way around the cats. There were some really lovely cats in my book, and I particularly enjoyed the Abyssinians in my classes. Many thanks to the exhibitors who entered all of the cats I saw – they made it a really enjoyable day.

687
AC Tonkinese Adult
1 Mr A & Mrs C Bernard, TALLICA BLUE LAGOON, (74g). F, 18.1.12
Rather anxious, but very gentle and with happy paws once she was persuaded to come out. A really good-sized female, with a well-balanced firm and muscular body, with rounded chest and level flanks. She was a bit too anxious to stand for us but her legs looked slender and well-muscled and she had nice neat oval feet. Her head had a gently rounded top and excellent gentle contours to a moderately proportioned wedge. Marginal nose break, but her head overall was a really nicely balanced shape, neither pointed nor square in the muzzle, with a level bite, medium chin (possibly could have had more depth); definite pinch. Really well balanced ears, slightly taller than wide, pricked forward and with the correct broad base, oval tips, and set, continuing the line of the wedge and with good width. Her eyes were a little round, but I put that down to her being a bit anxious, well set apart, and with the top line slanted down towards the nose and lower line rounded. The colour was more blue than green, not unusual in a blue cat, but had sufficient green tone. Her tail was just long enough. The coat pattern was excellent, particularly for a blue, with no hint of barring, and subtly merging from dark to light over the top of the head and back and down round her tummy. She had a lovely expression of the tortie pattern, with good mix between all the colours, and no colour predominating. Coat a little long over the back, but otherwise lying very close and silky in texture, in excellent condition.
694
AV Foreign Titled Adult – very difficult to choose between such an excellent group of cats
1 Ms P Hutchison, GR CH RAINSONG PERI PERI, (72 45h). F, 6.1.12.
A very attractive tortie-tabby pattern on an evenly ticked coat. M on the forehead filled in by the tortie overlay, but facial tabby markings generally very visible. She had excellent overall type, with a Burmesey head with good weight and balance and an excellent nose break. Well rounded head with neat ears set well apart. Lovely eyes of correct shape and set. She had a good solid and muscular body with well-muscled legs, neat oval paws and a good length of tail. Very nice glossy coat. She was a bit anxious but showed herself well otherwise.
2 Mr D Muspratt, CH FLAMSTONE JASPURR, (23). M, 17.5.10
Beautiful head with gently rounded contours; good width between the ears tapering from the outer edge of the ear base to slightly rounded muzzle. Slight nose break, slightly shallow chin, but straight from nose tip to chin. Elegant neck arching in an unbroken line from the top of the head to the shoulders. Good wide-set ears, well cupped and furry on the inner edge, without tufts, the outer edge following the wedge of the head. Wide set large expressive eyes of a rounded almond/oriental shape, deep amber in colour. Lithe and muscular foreign-type medium body, straight back and rounded rib-cage. Slender elegant legs with small oval feed. Tapering tail of correct length. Short fine and dense coat, lying close to the body with distinct ticking and no banding.
3 Miss L Brookes, CH SERENAUR STARGAZER, (76 30). M, 30.9.11
A nicely proportioned cat with good glitter on his coat, which had a yellowy ground and was more 2-tone than 3, but very clearly spotted. Well-shaped Bengal eyes with pale spectacles and good overall proportions, head a little flat in profile, thumbprints on the ears and whisker pads cream with no colour extending down the neck. Judged in his pen as he was a bit reluctant to come out.
697
AV Foreign Debutant Adult
1 Miss L Dawson, GLENDAVAN PANDORA, (23). F, 1.10.12
Very attractive ear tufts, ticks all the boxes for type, with rounded head contours and good width between the ears, gorgeous eye shape with deep amber colouring. Curved nose break with firm dark cream chin in line with the nose tip. Elegant arched neck. Quite dark golden brown overall ground colour with ruddy orange base colour and black ticking. No sign of banding, and good colour up the hocks. A very snuggly cat, head-butting and loving being handled, with extremely happy feet. She didn't want us to leave her.
703
AV Foreign Visitors Adult – another really difficult class with some really excellent cats to choose from
1 Mr R & Mrs P Barker, AGAPAE CIRCE, (23). F, 4.10.10
Lovely Usual Abyssinian with gently rounded contours to a moderate wedge with wide-set ears, well cupped, pricked and furry on the inner edges (with little tufts), tapering from the outer edge of the ear base to a slightly rounded muzzle. Good nose break and straight line from nose tip to firm chin. Elegant arched neck to lithe muscular body of medium build and size, straight back and rounded ribcage, long tapering tail. Expressive rounded almond eyes in oriental setting, set well apart. Short fine coat, quite pale in colour, lying close to the body with distinct ticking. No barring. Lovely example of the breed.
2 Mr J & Mrs T Beale, GR CH TEIGNAGE PAPARAZZI, (72 45as). M, 20.3.12
A very attractive cat with lovely head: good break, square muzzle with correct length, good width across the jaw, level bite and solid bone-structure with a rounded top and well set neat ears. Green-blue eyes of reasonable but perhaps rather pale colour. Solid and heavy muscular body with elegant legs showing lovely leg stripes, medium tail. Very well behaved for an entire boy.
3 Mrs S Bridges, GR CH ADELFSH AURORA, (72 45q). F, 24.12.10
Another cat with a lovely head: really strong break, good bite and muzzle, rounded top and nicely set neat ears. Excellent soft coat. A bit snappy by the time I saw her.
712
AC Tonkinese Kitten
1 Mrs T Mee, SNOWTONK KHALESSO OF KARENZA, (74av). F, 5.1.13
A pretty little colourpointed blue girl. Her head was gently rounded both from the front and in profile, dipping to a very slight nose break and a small bump. Her head should mature well, at the moment looking slightly fine and kittenish. Her muzzle was correct, neither pointed nor square and with a level bite and medium chin, with a definite pinch. The wedge at the moment looks just marginally long for her width, but that should improve with maturity and a bit more weight around the jaw hinge. This would also help her ear set which was correct, but just slightly high when out of the pen and she was on high alert looking around her. Pale blue eyes of correct shape, more almond than round, set well apart and with the top line slanted down towards the nose. She had a slightly hooded look perhaps also due to her being a little shy and not wanting to hold her head up. Body medium to long, well balanced, firm and muscular, with slightly fine bones which should gain weight with maturity. Slender well-muscled legs to neat oval feel and a tapering tail of good length and thickness. Her coat pattern was clear and unbarred and quite mature for her age, with clearly defined dark blue points to a pale creamy body with some blue tones showing on the lower back and haunches. Close-lying short coat, slightly more fluffy than silky. Well presented. It will be interesting to see how she develops as she is at a very 'transitional' age.
723
AV Foreign Novice Kitten
1 Mrs J Williams, STARSHADOW GOLDEN PROMISE, (78 30). M, 20.4.13
Warm coppery brown ground colour, perhaps still a little pale for perfection, with dark brown and black markings showing excellent contrast against the ground colour. Tawny pink ears with black tips with delicate pink interior. Correct facial tabby markings with correct worried look and stripes over the head breaking into spots further down the body. Slightly rounded wedge head of medium length. Nose a bit flat at the moment; forehead flows back into the arched neck. Gently rounded muzzle with firm chin and level bite. Ears medium, cupped and slightly flared perhaps needing a little more width between, the lines just following the planes of the head. Graceful slightly immature body with elegant legs and tapering tail of good length. Close lying coat with lustrous sheen, dense and resilient in texture, but very soft. A lovely friendly kitten.
2 Mr S Goodger, JAYUZURI RUMOUR HAS IT, (76b 20). F, 26.3.13
Rather a soft expression for a Bengal, which may improve with maturity. Head a little too round at the moment. Good body and build and a good size for age; coat pattern not yet showing enough colour and definition. A very sweet kitten with lovely temperament and well presented.
737
AC Tonkinese Neuter – how lovely to see so many BCR Tonkinese out at the first show where they were eligible! Well done to the owners for bringing such excellent cats out to support the breed.
1 Mr J Bernard, MIMAPERKS PERKINS SATURNUS, (74qv). MN, 8.9.07
A lovely cat and an excellent example of the breed. Excellent nose break and good firm muzzle, neither pointed nor square with a slightly weak chin. Definite pinch and level bite. A really good solid head overall, though slightly flat, otherwise showing good weight and correct wedge, perhaps marginally long for perfection, but nevertheless well within the parameters of the breed. Eyes well set, expressive and direct, set well apart but of rather a washed-out colour, and perhaps could have been slightly more open. I looked very hard for any green in the colour but failed to find any, though indoor lighting is not the best way to determine this colour when it is marginal. Ears medium, slightly taller than wide, pricked forward and with a broad base and oval tips, with the outer line continuing the wedge and good width between. A big cat overall, with a large, well balanced firm and muscular body, very well defined for a neuter of this age, with rounded chest and level flanks. A very good weight for his size. He had perfect really solid legs, slender in proportion to his body and well muscled, with slightly longer hind legs ending in neat oval feet. Very rich even-toned warm dark brown coat with slightly darker points. Very marginal barring in some lights, but overall a very sound pattern. The fur was close-lying, short, soft and silky. A lovely cat, doing really well coming out to his first show as a mature adult. I'm sure he'll do well in the future. An exemplary Tonkinese.
2 Mrs J Davies, GR PR FECHELDEE ORGUSTA, (74e). FN, 23.12.10
A cat of really excellent type, but like several cats in this section she was not in the best mood and this made her difficult to judge and affected her placing. Her head was excellent, gently rounded, with a slight nose break, and ideal muzzle, neither pointed nor square, and with a level bite, medium chin, and definite pinch. Her head showed excellent balance and proportion, moderate in every way and precisely balanced between length and width. Her ears were medium in size and perfectly proportioned with the head, well set apart on the head, pricked forward and with oval tips. The outer line continued the line of the wedge. Large expressive eyes, more almond than round, set well apart and with the top line slanted down toward the nose and lower line rounded. Excellent bluish green colour. Body overall was well balanced, medium to long and firm and muscular with a rounded chest. As she was reluctant to come out and stand it was difficult to see her flanks and back, but she was clearly not overweight and seemed a good weight for her size. Her tail was a good length and weight, and legs well muscled and solid with neat oval feet. Her coat was slightly fluffy rather than silky, but was short and soft; the pattern was excellent, with a paler body merging from darker warm brown ears, mask legs and feet. The pattern was well broken with various shades of red, but no visible barring. It was a pity that she wasn't enjoying the show, as she was a really excellent example for type and colouring.
3 Mrs S O’Shea, MIMAPERKS BURLINGTONBERTIE, (74a). MN, 13.11.12
Very keen to be judged! He had a nicely rounded head leading to a fairly straight nose with a slight bump. Moderate acceptable chin with correct muzzle, neither pointed nor square, with a level bite and definite pinch. The wedge was a bit longer than wide for perfection but well balanced by his medium ears, slightly taller than wide, pricked forward and quite large but well set with good width between, continuing the line of the wedge. Greenish-blue eyes open quite wide, but nevertheless more almond shaped than round, set well apart and slanting toward the nose. Very good sized cat with a long well-balanced muscular body, rounded chest and level flanks, no sign of chubbiness, excellent weight for size. Slender well-muscled legs and long tapering tail. He stood very well for us and showed off his slightly longer back legs, making his back rise towards his rump, and showing off his neat oval feet. His coat was a pinky blue in tone, with very good expression merging from dark to light and with excellent definition for a blue between the intense point colour and the paler body colour. The fur was close-lying, short, soft and silky. A typical Tonkinese, wanting nothing more than to get out of the pen and tell us how to run the show.
746
AV Foreign Non-breeders Neuter
1 Mrs J Williams, UK & IMP GR PR SANTILLO JASMIN, (78 30s). FN, 3.7.07
Quite a heavy cat with a stunning pale silver ground to the coat, and silvery white underneath. The random markings of various sizes were black and charcoal grey with silver roots. Excellent tabby facial markings creating a characteristic worried look along with the dramatic eyeliner. Lovely 'go-faster' striped extend between the ears and down the neck, and then broke into spots down the body. Delicate shell-pink inner ear colour with black tips. Clear pale silver around the throat chin and nostrils surrounding brick red nose leather. Head showed rounded medium-length wedge without any flat planes. Firm chin with level bite, slight rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead, flowing back into a gracefully arched neck. Body had a hard muscular feel but was not over-large, medium in length with elegant proportioned medium legs and slightly tapering tail. Medium ears set well back but cupped forward, the line continuing the planes of the head. A very beautiful girl presented in lovely condition, purring and very happy to be handled.
2 Miss H Robinson, CHEYSULI SUNSET KISS, (76 30). MN, 23.5.12
A rather grumbly boy who nevertheless allowed us to handle and appreciate him. Very nice body and coat pattern, with lovely coat texture. A good 'wild' expression, but head marginally short for perfection
3 Mr J Bernard, MIMAPERKS PERKINS SATURNUS, (74qv). MN, 8.9.07
74qv. See class 737
747
AV Foreign Debutante Neuter
1 Mrs S O’Shea, MIMAPERKS BURLINGTONBERTIE, (74a). MN, 13.11.12
74a. See class 737

2 Mrs K Lee, QUEENANNE GOLDEN TASSLE, (76 30). FN, 9.5.12
Not in a good mood by the time we saw her and wouldn't come out of her pen. I didn't push her just for a side class as I felt it was more important that she felt in control when she was feeling anxious. I hope that she will be more relaxed at her next show when she knows what to expect. Good type as far as I could see, head slightly longer than wide, with neat well-set ears and good eye set and shape. Colour a little difficult to see as her pupils were dilated. Good spotted coat pattern on a slightly muddy ground colour.
886
AC British/Manx/Selkirk Rex Adult Kitten or Neuter (presentation and personality)
1 Ms J Bujalska-Axon, CH DELPHINIUM SWEET WILLIAM, (30). F, 23.4.12
An absurdly happy, friendly and well-behaved entire male, who came out of his pen and promptly flopped down onto the trolley in ecstasy at being stroked and fussed. Very patient, despite being late in the day, beautifully groomed and presented. Many thanks for giving me the chance to meet him: he absolutely suits his name!

London Cat Club, 8 June 2013

Congratulations to the show team on a lovely calm and well-organised day, and to Esther for her sturdy stewarding. Also my thanks to John Hanson for kindly giving me a tutorial.
343
Tonkinese Kitten
Macey's FECHELDEE CORLENA
A really pretty little girl, extremely appealing and beautifully behaved at her first show. Slightly flat head in profile, but just rounded enough. Nose break also very slight, but just enough, very pretty little nose. Quite a pointed muzzle, with level bite and medium chin, definite pinch. Moderate wedge, slightly longer than wide – could do with a bit more width. Ears large for her size, but she is still growing into them. Ear set just all right, following the line of the wedge, but as that is quite long they look a bit upright. Beautiful shape and set to her eyes: dilated at first so difficult to see the colour, but when she relaxed they were very yellow with a slightly gray centre rather than green. Colour clearly still developing. Well balanced medium body, quite slim and leggy, but well balanced, good weight for size, nicely muscled with rounded chest and level flanks, back rising to rump. Legs very slight but muscular, to very tiny dainty feet; tail a bit whippy and just long enough. The colour was fine but I felt there was not enough definition in a kitten of this age, with very little toning from dark to light so I was unconvinced about her pattern, though in a kitten this age there is room for development. She was an absolute sweetie: purring, cuddly, playing and friendly. Exemplary temperament, but I withheld BoB on the basis of her pattern.
AV
Foreign Adolescent Adult
1 Eyre-Brook's WOTHORPE SOLO (76a30)
Blue-green eyes; nicely-defined pattern on a soft, fluffy, dense coat, only slightly darker on the points. Arrowhead shaped strong spots and rosettes of good size. Very good contrast on ivory ground colour, ringed tail and solid tip Lovely long tail. Head longer than wide, well balanced, with strong whisker pads, and good lines and rimming around the eyes and nose-leather. Small ears well set. Body quite light, but muscular and good weight for size. Big feet. Hissy and warning but not aggressive.
2 McCarten's AGAPIMOU JOYOUS JADE (72b)
Good rounded top of head with well-placed ears of correct size. Rather slight nose-break but nice blunt muzzle, good bite and good width across the jaw. Excellent eye shape and set of very deep yellow. Good, dense body, perhaps a little on the small size. Slender legs and oval paws, with a good tail. Very good coat in quite a dark glossy chocolate, in very good condition.
668
AV Foreign Senior Adult
1 Anderson-Keeble's TONLEE MISS MILEY (76b20)
Very well pearled effect and well defined swirling marbled pattern on a deep, soft, silky coat. Good solid head with broad medium wedge with rounded contours, slightly longer than wide, with broad nose with very slight concave curve. Striking blue oval eyes. Unexpectedly light for her size, but sleek and muscular. Quite a long tail with rounded tip. Bit of a bump from the microchip! Very friendly and outgoing.
2 Smith & Beckett's CH HETEP TARRAGON (76 30)
Good strong head, slightly longer than wide with bright oval yellow eyes, strong chin and good bite. Medium ears with a wide base and rounded tips, well set, following the contour of the face and pricked forward. Lovely pattern, particularly on the right side. Gentle temperament with a wild look. Splendid long tail with a rounded tip, carried low. Coat a bit lacking on glitter apart from on the feet.
3 Anderson-Keeble's CH NEWKINGDOM AZIZA (78 30s)
Quite a small cat for her age, with good coat showing distinct spots and no sign of bronzing in the silver. Nice clear coat pattern. Good head with large yellow rather than green eyes, looking slightly worried with the M-pattern on the brow; ears well set, cupped forward. Good weight for size, and elegant in proportions, slightly rounded wedged head with good curves, of medium length; good bite. Slight rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead in profile. Moderately large ears, well in proportion, with the lines following the planes of the head, well cupped and set well back. Nice temperament – very busy.
669
AV Foreign Veteran Adult
1 Alger-Street's IMP GR CH TYPHAST GREATBALLSOFIRE (76 30)
Impressive big cat with lovely green eyes and slightly dark ground to the pattern which is nevertheless well defined, with good sized spots with shiny feet. Ringed tail with a solid dark tip. Head just slightly longer than wide with a good medium wedge with rounded contours. Head small-ish in proportion to the body, but looking bigger with jowls. Large, broad nose, with a very slight concave curve on the bridge leading to with slightly puffed nose leather on a full, broad muzzle with pronounced whisker pads. Solid, strong neck. Small ears with a wide base and rounded tips, well set, following the contour of the face, and pricked forward.
2 Cherkas's GR CH JUSARKA YIN YANG (34)
Lovely easy-going, solid girl with excellent short coat, lying flat with a silky texture and very good even blue from top to tail. Clear silver tipping with clear bronzed highlights in patches all over. A few white hairs. Legs, feet and tail all well proportioned. Heart-shaped head with only a slight dip in the centre of the brow; slight dip in profile; very good teeth. Brilliant green eyes with a slight amber tinge. Slightly whippy tail.
674
AV Foreign Special Limit Adult
1 Macey's FECHELDEE SADIESHADES (74e)
Gently rounded head in profile and from the front. Dip in profile, but also bump on nose. Slightly receding chin of good depth but level bite, good moderate muzzle. Slight whisker pinch. Perfect wedge with excellent weight and solidity. Medium ears, slightly taller than wide, priced forward with broad base and oval tips. Excellent set and shape, with good width. Large, expressive eyes, more almond than round, set well apart, top line slanted down to the nose and lower line rounded: perfect shape, and excellent blue-green colour. Very good size, and everything about the body shouts 'Tonkinese': well balanced medium-long body, well muscled with level flanks and good weight for size; long slender muscular legs with neat oval feet; tapering tail of good length. Very good expression of pattern merging from light to dark, with a very red body making her paler than browns usually are. Her dark brown on the face is extremely dark is extremely dark. Coat close-lying, short, soft and silky. Difficult to handle and rather grumpy – perhaps going on heat?
686
AV Foreign Novice Kitten
1 Gillespie's MACCAS ASGARD PRINCE LOKI (76 30)
Superb glittery coat with excellent definition between arrow-head spots and pale ground caught the eye immediately. Slightly small head, longer than wide, with high cheekbones and a broad strong nose. Slightly puffed nose leather, and chunky whisker pads. Rather weak chin, and bite slightly overshot. Very deep yellow oval eyes set slightly slanted. Strong, solid body, good size for age, with sturdy legs and big round feet. Very long blunt tail. Dense, soft coat. Quiet and well-behaved when held, but grumbling under his breath.
2 Johson & Bishop's SPELLCASTER WITCHAZEL (84 31)
Modified wedge head with rounded contours, flat in front of ears, distinct whisker break, straight nose with correct slight break at the bridge. Slightly weak chin. Perfect long tail. Very large ears, the base level with the outer corner of the eye, set at a slight angle. Lemon-shaped eyes. Good size for age and solid muscular body, oval feet. Good chamois coat.
3 Smith's SPARKLESPOTS SUGABABE (76b 30)
Very muscular solid kitten. Head longer than wide with well-set ears. Broad nose with puffed leather, and good whisker pads. Short brow, and ears a little upright. Chin and bite OK, eye shape a little unusual, striking blue colour. Rather indeterminate coat pattern but with pearly effect overall.
707
AV Foreign Title Neuter
1 Jackson's GR PR TROIKA GRAYMALKIN (16a)
High ears, yellow eyes with a green corona almond-shaped eyes, angled profile and prominent whisker pads. Velvety double coat. Short wedge with long brow, top of head flat between the ears. Correct nearly straight profile with very slight shallow concave curve, bite correct, with neat, well-set ears. Long tail in proportion to the body. Double coat with dense undercoat standing up crisply, but soft. Very distinctive silvery sheen, consistent blue, sound to the roots, no shading or barring. A little tense to handle
2 Williams's UK 7 IMP GR PR SANTILLO JASMIN (78 30s)
Elegant very big girl with correct worried expression and M above eyes. Slightly rounded wedge without flat planes, and medium length. Gentle contour in profile with slight rise from bridge of the nose to the forehead, flowing back into nicely arched neck. Moderately large ears, broad at the base and moderately pointed, slightly flared with good width between. Set well back but pricked forward. Rounded almond eyes, set straight and light yellowy green in colour. Straight bite but slightly weak chin. Medium length coat, dense and resilient in texture, shedding slightly. Good silvering and overall good random pattern. Very happy and purring.
3 RANSOM'S GR PR TYPHAST ULYSSES (76 30)
Long nose, chunky head, slightly longer than wide; well-defined spots losing definition slightly over the spine, not very glittery over the back but plenty showing on the legs. Slight overbite. Green eyes with a good wild look. Long blunt tail with dark tip, large rounded paws on good solid legs. Well behaved and well presented.
X3 Bennett's CH & PR SODACHICATS TOTALI-JAX (84 14b)
Not many teeth and a slightly shallow chin, but otherwise good type with excellent head shape, ears and eyes, and ticking all the boxes for type. Uniformly sueded and beautifully prepared.

Tonkinese Cat Club, 25 May 2013

Many thanks to all the show management team for a very smooth-running show, and to Natalie for stewarding with such patience all day! My thanks also to Diana Harper for kindly giving me a tutorial at the end of a long day.







712
Breed Class: Blue Kitten
1 BoB O'Shea's MIMAPERKS BURLINGTONBERTIE
Head a little flat in profile and from the front. Very slight nose-break, Good bite, muzzle a bit fine, not square, and good chin. Ears a very nice medium size with good set, pricked forward, reasonably broad base and excellent shape with rounded tips, held pricked and following the line of the wedge. Large, expressive luminous yellow-green eyes with blue-green centre, more almond than round and set well apart with the correct shape and set for the breed. Definite pinch and moderately proportioned wedge, though a little fine-boned. Body medium to long and well balanced, firm and muscular with level flanks, a bit slight in build. Lovely long solid legs to good large feet suggesting that he will bulk up with maturity (slightly pointy front toes). Good length tail neither whippy nor fat. His coat toning, blending gradually from darker to lighter is very good but the colour is odd: rather more fawn than blue although his points are decidedly blue. In other breeds this body colour might be described as 'bronzed'. No barring at all, short and close-lying, but longer and more coarse over his haunches. Lovely take-home Tonkinese temperament, very typical of the breed. He could do with more weight, but is young and it will be interesting to see how he develops.
713
Breed Class: Chocolate Kitten
1 (BoB w/h) Capeling's TONKAHOLICS MICKEY BLUEYES
Head nicely rounded from the front, and just rounded enough in profile. Strong nose break on a nose of good length; firm muzzle, strong chin, good bite, almost-rounded but slightly square wedge on a wide head with a strong pinch. Very well proportioned but too square for perfection. Very good size ears with little tufts at the tips, set slightly upright but reasonable width apart, contributing to the square overall impression. Eyes not quite slanted enough and straight on the upper lid creating a 'Burmese' frown. Eye-colour a little too blue but may green a bit with time. Well balanced firm, muscular body, good weight – almost a little tubby! Hefty well-muscled legs with big feet and a tapering tail just long enough to balance. Stocky rather than medium body. Quite a dark chocolate colour on the points which emphasizes the definition between points and body at the moment, but clearly a Tonkinese pattern who should mature well. Sitting in the pen with his elbows bent the white undercoat was more evident, but out of the pen his body colour was clear cream, a little splodgy at present, but no barring. Coat quality a little coarse, but lying close to the body. Very confident, offering his tummy for rubbing, quite wiggly and a big fool; fun to handle. The overall impression was a little too hefty and 'Burmese' for an ideal Tonkinese.
716
Breed Class: Red Kitten
1 BoB Allen's TAMTONKS WHISKEY SODA
Very rounded head with an ideal nose-break. Good depth of chin, slightly receding but nice teeth and bite; definite pinch and reasonably well-proportioned wedge though rather a lot of brow in proportion to the lower face. Ears a tiny bit small and slightly too upright, but pricked forward with broad base and oval tips. Eyes too round and set rather straight; very pale washed-out blue-green colour. Very muscular body, more solid and hefty than the ideal, but good size and build for a young cat. Tail just long enough, with slender, excellent well-muscled legs. Neat oval feet. Subtly merged toning of the colour with a slightly barred face, but superbly clear legs for a red, and overall a gorgeous rich burnished colour with excellent expression of the pattern. Coat slightly long and coarse over the haunches. Lovely temperament – rolling about and clearly enjoying himself. Eyes a little grubby.
720
Breed Class: Tortie Kitten
1 BoB Richards's TONKAHOLICS WONDERING-STAR
Gently rounded head both in profile and from the front with perfect nose break. Good bite as far as I could see (didn't like me looking), good chin, and definite pinch. Slightly small head for the body, but good wedge shape. Ears very good set and shape with the outer line following the wedge nicely, contributing to a very pretty overall impression. Eyes large, expressive and more almond than round, set well apart and correctly slanted, in a lovely blue-green tone that stood out well against her coat. Overall body type a bit slight, but well balanced, firm and muscular and good weight for size with slender well-muscled legs to oval neat feet, and very nice tapering tail. Coat pattern merged gently from dark to light with a good amount of body colour for a chocolate. Coat quite fluffy and soft rather than silky, long over the back. A little anxious at first but bravely came out of the pen and coped very well.
733
Misc Class: Red Adult, Cream or Apricot (incl. Tabby)
1 Hunter's IMP GR CH TALLICA MICKEY BLUE EYES
Gently rounded head from front and in profile. Clean pink nose with a good break; very nice muzzle, neither pointed nor square, good level bite, medium chin, slightly receding, perfect pinch: definite but not overdone. Ideal moderately proportioned wedge. Ears medium slightly taller than wide, pricked forward with a broad base and oval tips, set well apart; outer line continuing the line of the wedge. Large expressive eyes of excellent open almond shape, set well apart and correctly slanted with the lower line rounded. Exemplary blue green colour. Ideal body shape, medium to long, well balanced, firm, muscular with rounded chest and level flanks, back rising to rump; slightly rangy, but good weight for size. Slender well-muscled legs to neat oval feet; tapering tail of excellent length, neither thick nor whippy. Coat shows subtle merging of colour toning from dark to light, slightly darker over the shoulders, lighter tummy. Coat a bit long and open, but soft and silky. A bit wound up in the pen but very affectionate and well-behaved and cuddly out. A really good example of the breed.
734
Misc Class: Breeders Male Adult
1 Hunter's IMP GR CH TALLICA MICKEY BLUE EYES
See class 733
783
Fun Class: Adult with Best eye colour
1 Richards's TONKAHOLICS WISHAPON ASTAR
Blue-green eyes, a little dull in tone, but correct for the breed and definitely the best in the class!
794
Loyalty Class: Adult
1 Hunter's IMP GR CH TALLICA MICKEY BLUE EYES
See class 733
753
Misc Class: Breeders Female Kitten
1 Richards's TONKAHOLICS WONDERING-STAR
See class 720
776
Misc Class: Adolescent Neuter
1 Davies's EHWAZ FREYJA
Gently rounded head with slight nose break and good muzzle with slightly weak chin. Definite pinch, moderately proportioned wedge. Medium ears rather taller than wide, pricked forward with a broad base and slightly pointed tips. Good width between and good set following the line of the wedge. Large expressive eyes rather a lot more almond than round, but well set and slanted – possibly just a bit too oriental in shape. Yellow tone with no sign of blue. Very good body type, medium to long, well balanced, firm, muscular, and legs very nice, slender and muscular with an excellent elegant tail and neat feet. The colour of the coat was odd – looking rather metallic, and the pattern was not correct for the standard with no toning from the top of the head to the base of the tail. Lovely texture, very close-lying. A lovely cat of excellent type, purring away and typical of the breed temperament, but unfortunately I think having a Burmese colour restriction.
778
Misc Class: Senior Neuter

A rather grumpy class late in the day: these old hands had decided it was all a bit noisy and they were ready to go home! Rather unusual to judge tonks feeling moody, but it had been a bit noisy at their end of the row during the day.
1 Davies's PR FECHELDEE ORGUSTA
Gently rounded head with slight nose break; straight bite but front teeth very uneven; muzzle moderated shaped, with definite pinch. Correct length for width. Lovely weight and balance to the head. Perfect medium ears, pricked forward and correctly set for the line of the wedge with good width between. Large expressive eyes more almond than round, blue-green in colour, slightly dull in tone. Good body, medium length, well balanced, firm and muscular with level flanks, and good weight. Nice slender legs with neat oval feet and tapering moderate-length tail. Coat subtly toning from dark to light, but there were some confusing markings: there was red barring on the legs, which is incorrect, though it is difficult to see whether the barring is red, or whether the barring is in the red area, where it is allowed. Very nice short, soft and silky coat. Grumpy and didn't want to come out of the pen for me.
2 Bridger's CH FECHELDEE TABINA
Gently rounded head in profile and from the front, slight nose break, definite pinch and lovely elegant muzzle with level bit and good chin. Dainty wedge, but beautifully proportioned. Ears perfectly set and of excellent size, and shape, taller than wide, pricked forward with oval tips and outer line perfectly following the line of the wedge. Perfect eye shape: large, expressive, more almond than round, set well apart with the top line slanted down to the nose and lower line rounded. Bluish green colour, a little dull. She wouldn't come out of the pen but looked well in: good firm body, and certainly muscular enough to get her own way about coming out!. Nice rounded body with slender and well-muscled legs – difficult to tell about length without her standing, but good tail and neat feet. The coat pattern could do with more definition, just toning enough from dark to light and paler underneath. Close-lying, short and silky. Not happy today: growling and a bit smacky.
3 Spencer-Fleet's PR TONKAHOLICS ANGELITE-BLUE
Head a bit flat, particularly in profile. Good nose-break but with a slight bump. Muzzle neither pointed nor square, level bite and medium chin. Definite pinch but nose rather too long. Ears good in size and shape, but look more upright than they are due to the length of the head: however because of the length the outer edge does follow the line of the wedge. Overall though the head is too long. Eyes of good shape, though a little straight in set, more blue in colour than green. Slender body, but medium length, firm and muscular, with good weight for size; extremely slender fine legs to neat and slightly pointed feet. Good merging coat pattern, close lying coat, a bit long over the back.
Overall too oriental in general type, and a bit grumpy by the time I saw him.
786
Fun Class: Neuter with Best Temperament

Very difficult to separate these lovely cats and place them: it came down to who was most relaxed about being handled, and it was a credit to all of them that so late in the day they were still so patient and easy-going.
1 Richards's GR CH & IMP GR PR TONKAHOLICS ISLA TANIKA
A beautiful Tonkinese. So relaxed she was barely bothered to wake up. (in fact I wrote 'unconscious' in my notes!) Really nice to handle and so relaxed with strangers. Purring at us.
2 Chapple's GR PR ANTIKPATINA LOGIBEAR
A really BIG cat, and fun to handle, very easy-going and almost purring
3 Bernard's GR CH & GR PR COPERNICUS CHERRYBLOSSOM
Lovely gentle girl with a calm and placid temperament.
799
Club Class: Kitten Male
1 Allen's TAMTONKS WHISKEY SODA
See class 716
818
Ped HHP Colour Class: LH/SLH Tabby with/without white
BoB Brock's IGMC ALIKAT PACCINO
Lovely silver long-haired cat with blue eyeliner. Soft teddy-bear feed. A bit unwilling to come out but happy once he had made the move. Exceptionally well presented – not a knot to be seen from head to toe. Spectacular cat with lovely strong nose and jaw.
824a
Ped HHP Colour Class: SH AOC Male
1 MC BoB Lorenzo's MAX
Lovely pointed chocolate cat with a very soft creamy coat, pale blue eyes and very slim greyhound body. Very friendly in the pen, but didn't really like being out, but there was another cat shouting nearby, so he did very well considering. A lovely cat, but surprisingly rangy in the body.
824b Ped HHP Colour Class: SH AOC Female

I'm afraid I had to with-hold Best Opposite Sex as neither of these two cats would come out of their pens. There was another cat close by making a lot of noise and I didn't want to upset these cats (and possibly put them off showing in the future) by insisting they came out.
(BoX w/h) Dinsdale's MC STARGAZER (for BoB only)
Nice blue cat with bright blue eyes and nice coat (what I could see under the blanket), wouldn't come out, and I didn't want to upset her by insisting when she was clearly very reluctant.
Turnbull's GMC SHAMMI (for BoB only)
Hissing and not happy to come out. Nice chocolate girl, but not happy when I was visiting. I hope she was happier later in the day.
825a
Ped HHP Colour Class: Any Colour Male Kitten
1 BoX Spencer-Fleet's DUDLEY
Lovely, very solid music cat with an extremely soft coat. Anxious about coming out, but managed quite well in spite of that. Very well grown for his age. Just pipped for BoB.
825b
Ped HHP Colour Class: Any Colour Female Kitten
1 BoB Capeling's MAJIK-PAWS
Very pretty brown pointed girl with a pretty face and lovely very bright blue eyes. Her spay patch is just fading, and her coat is slightly coarse, but she was very happy out of the pen, very calm and lovely to hold; excellent size for age and took BoB on temperament.
830
Misc Class: Non-Pedigree Pet Neuter or Kitten
1 Aldridge-Snell & Potts's IGMC FUDGE
A little treasure! The white patches are so clean. Lovely dainty feet on a tiny dainty little cat with a very pretty face, and calm temperament.
2 White;s IGMC NERO
Fluffy coat with spectacular ginger stripes, long noble nose above a 'prize-fighter' chin. Obviously an old hand at this game. However didn't want to come out of his litter tray, so just missed out on BoB, but got Best Opposite Sex
3 Jones's IGMC TEJAS
Pale blue eyes with impressive eyeliner, lovely subtle blue tabby markings, and coat in good condition generally, but standing up a bit over the back. However he was very anxious and dribbling, and not in the right mood for a big award.

Tabby Pointed Siamese Cat Society, 25 May 2013

Many thanks to all the show management team for a very smooth-running show, and to Natalie for stewarding with such patience all day.
640a
Olympian Class: Pedigree/Non-Pedigree Imperial Grand Master Cat Male
1 OGMC Brock's IGMC ALIKAT PACCINO
Lovely silver long-haired cat with blue eyeliner. Soft teddy-bear feed. A bit unwilling to come out but happy once he had made the move. Exceptionally well presented – not a knot to be seen from head to toe. Spectacular cat with lovely strong nose and jaw.
2 (Res OGMC w/h) Aldridge-Snell and Potts's IGMC FRANK
Gorgeous deep brown short-haired cat with a lovely white locket and amazing classic tabby pattern showing through as the light caught his coat. Lovely aqua eyes. He was in reasonably good condition, but shedding a lot and had quite a lot of scurf over his back. For the Olympian, which is a very high award I'm afraid I had to withhold the reserve, even though his skin was probably just seasonal.
3 Jones's IGMC TEJAS
Pale blue eyes with impressive eyeliner, lovely subtle blue tabby markings, and coat in good condition generally, but standing up a bit over the back. However he was very anxious and dribbling, and not in the right mood for a big award.
640b
Olympian Class: Pedigree/Non-Pedigree Imperial Grand Master Cat Female
1 OGMC Jones's OBIGMC PHOEBE
Gorgeous tortie-tabby, a riot of colours on a very soft, fine, short coat. Lovely temperament and sucking on her toes! Worthy winner of the certificate.
644a
Ped HHP Grand Class: Master Cat Male
1 GMC Eliss's MC TEDDY
Cuddly, calm milk chocolate cat with a very noble demeanour. Slightly portly and shedding a bit, but an amazingly shiny coat for a chocolate. Very deserving of his Grand.
644b
Ped HHP Grand Class: Master Cat Female
(GMC w/h) Dinsdale's MC STARGAZER
Gorgeous blue eyes and long oriental face. Hot happy to come out: very anxious and I didn't feel I could give her a certificate despite her good condition, which was a pity. Temperament is so important in this class, and if a cat has had a bad outing it may take a while to get back into enjoying the game
659
Ped HHP Colour Class: SH Tabby with/without white
1 MC BoB Miller's APOLLO
Amazing spotted coat, very silky. Didn't want to come out, but fine in the pen. A bit nervy, but sweet, and not aggressive at all. It would have been nicer to see him a bit more, and I hope that if he comes out again he will remember that he had a nice day today.
660
Ped HHP Colour Class: SH Ginger/tortie with/without white
BoB Jones's OBIGMC PHOEBE
See class 640b

Balinese Cat Society, 25 May 2013

Many thanks to all the show management team for a very smooth-running show, and to Natalie for stewarding with such patience all day.


106a
Non-Ped Colour Class: SH Ginger/Tortie with/without white Male
BoX White;s IGMC NERO (for BoB only)
Fluffy coat with spectacular ginger stripes, long noble nose above a 'prize-fighter' chin. Obviously an old hand at this game. However didn't want to come out of his litter tray, so just missed out on BoB, but got Best Opposite Sex
106b
Non-Ped Colour Class: SH Ginger/Tortie with/without white Female
BoB White's GMC INDIA (for BoB only)
Purring and Kneading. A very sweet and happy girl with a lovely distinctive tortie pattern, and a real take-home temperament. A very worthy BoB
Aldridge-Snell & Potts's IGMC FUDGE (for BoB only)
A little treasure! The white patches are so clean. Lovely dainty feet on a tiny dainty little cat with a very pretty face, and calm temperament. Very close run for BoB but India's purring clinched it.
113
Ped HHP Colour Class: SH Self with/without white
1 Janicki's MC PHARAOH
Unfortunately one of his eyes was swollen and uncomfortable, and he wasn't happy to come out of his pen, which meant I couldn't give a certificate. Rather bald tummy, but good coat and lovely colour; very soft, but not his day today.
BoB Richards's IGMC CODY (for BoB only)
Spectacular smooth shiny coat. Very alert and interested, with gorgeous blue eyes. Excellent weight and condition and beautifully presented.
120
Misc Class: Friendliest Neuter or Kitten
1 White's GMC INDIA
See class 106b
2 Richards's IGMC CODY
See class 113
3 White;s IGMC NERO
See class 106a
133
Misc Class: Neuter or Kitten owned by Child under 16
1 Richards's IGMC CODY
See class 113
2 Aldridge-Snell & Potts's IGMC FUDGE
See class 106b

Caramel and Apricot Federation, 25 May 2013

420
Non-Ped Colour Class: SH Tabby with/without white
1 MC BoB Casbolt's MONTEVERDI
Gorgeous markings with adorable little white toes; Very soft coat, softer than I'd expect for a tabby. Very confident cat with lovely yellow eyes with a green rim – most impressive.
426
Ped HHP Colour Class: LH/SLH Ginger/Tortie with/without white
BoB Brock's IGMC OSCARTHEGROUCH
Spectacular coloured cat, very fluffy and keeping cool in the litter tray. Startling luminous yellow, clear and clean eyes, big ear tufts, lovely strong nose with an open and pleasing face; big soft teddy-bear feet. Excellent presentation, though tummy-hair starting to go slightly clumpy.
Langridge's GMC DEAR ALBERT (for BoB only)
He kept us waiting while he had an exceptionally long drink! Lovely toe feathers, very clean bright yellow-green eyes. Amazing ruff and tummy fur excellent.

Tonkinese Breed Club, 27 October 2012

Many thanks to Kathy for inviting me, and to Paul for his patient and sympathetic handling of a lovely collection of cats. Many thanks for asking me – I had a wonderful day and was sorry when it ended! Thank you also to Maria Chapman for kind giving me a tutorial.

Class 18
Brown, Blue, Chocolate, Lilac or Caramel kitten (F)
1 BOB Phillips’s LILYPUT DUCHESS KATE (74c)
Gently rounded top to a sloped nose profile without a clear dip or break, though the profile was not straight. Two sets of teeth, so difficult to judge her bite; slightly weak chin, though that (and the lack of nose break) may have been because of her cluttered mouth (I have seen nose-breaks disappear with teething). Excellent balance to head overall, and nice wedge. Ears marginally small and slightly high in set; very nice large expressive eyes, a little pale in colour but very nice blue-green tone, set well apart and correct shape. Very solid legs and body, with excellent body type, really hefty, and overall very good body conformation, with nice neat oval feet. Body colour was a very nice warm lilac of excellent tone and blending correctly, coat short and close-lying. A very calm and confident young lady.
2 Franklin’s MIMAPERKS SUMMER SOLSTICE (74)
Overall a good kitten, but a little bit too much on the ‘oriental’ side for perfection for the breed. Gently rounded top with a pretty nose-break, correct bite and pinch. Head slightly fine-boned with ears a little large in proportion and with a very wide base. The eyes were a little narrow, but well set and correct in shape otherwise, of a good greenish-blue colour. Body quite leggy and teenager-ish, again slightly fine-boned but within norms for the breed. In keeping with her general body type her toes were slightly pointed, with long fingers: big feet though, suggesting she will be a big cat. Nice tail. Very smooth-coloured short coat, toning correctly, with slight baby barring on the legs. Not an ideal colour for a brown, rather cold and lacking in the red undertone and richness that would give it warmth, so there was more definition between points and body than usual. Wiggly and a little bit anxious at the start of the day, but a nice kitten.
3 Miller’s HYLILY MUSHU GOLDENDRAGON (74)
Very purry and wriggling around to get a look at the show. Gently rounded top of head with slight nose-break. Two complete sets of teeth, poor baby, so a bit difficult to judge her bite, though she didn’t seem bothered by having such a full mouth! Good balance overall in the head, with a definite pinch. Ears set slightly high, but nice size and shape. Eyes a little round, and rather yellow in tone, but that may improve as she matures. Fine-boned slender and muscular body with dainty elongated feet (not quite oval). Very smooth-toned short coat, beautifully silky, but a definite white spot on the tummy which I had to fault. The hair wasn’t quite white, more pale cream, and I wondered if this could possibly be one of those rare torties where there is almost no tortie pattern? A lovely confident kitten otherwise.
Class 20
Red, Cream, Apricot, Tortie, Tabby or Tortie-tabby kitten (F)
1 Tamlin’s TAMTONKS POPPYKINPATCH (74h)
Sadly I felt I had to withhold BoB for this kitten as her head was heart-shaped which was not correct for the breed, though extremely appealing!
Well-rounded head with slight nose-break; chin receding but straight bite (her chin looked better in the pen when she was more relaxed); definite pinch. There wasn’t a clear wedge shape to the head, which was curved and rounded, rising to rather small, upright ears, creating a heart-shaped head. Eyes a little on the round side and set moderately well. Excellent eye colour, slightly more blue than green. Very good size for her age, with good solid feet and legs and a nice tail. Coat pattern very good for a chocolate, and very clear-coated with no barring. Slightly long over the back, but nice and soft. A very happy and relaxed kitten, purring fit to bust.
[wrong colour] Davies’s EHWAZ FREYJA (74fn)
I wrong-coloured this kitten because her coat had a completely smooth solid tone from head to tail with no variation at all from the top of her head to the base of her tail. A kitten especially should show more variation, and despite her paler tummy I felt she must be a solid pattern, supported by her deep yellow eye colour, though I would not take eye-colour alone as an indication.
Nicely rounded head with a slight nose break. Good bite, muzzle a little pointed and wedge a little long for the width. Nicely set pricked ears of good size, set a little high (which contributed to the appearance of a long face). Almond-shaped eyes perhaps a little too slanted and oriental in shape, deep yellow in colour. Very nice body overall, though head a bit fine; good solid legs to neat oval feed. Tail a bit short and tapering to a point. Very good coat quality, lying very close and lovely and silky, a bit long in places, slightly barred, but within norms for the colour – slight metallic tone starting to come through. A little greasy on the chest and tummy (perhaps someone had stroked her with hand cream on!). A nice confident kitten
Class 37
Adolescent Adult
1 Bernard’s TALLICA BLUE LAGOON (74g)
I thought this cat was a really outstanding Tonkinese, ticking absolutely all the boxes for me. She was a bit anxious at first, worrying about the balloons in the next aisle, but even so showed herself well. Lovely rounded head, slight nose break with an odd bump just above the bridge that might have been due to her rubbing her nose against the bars or her carrier. Very good chin, bite and muzzle shape, neither pointed nor square, clear pinch and beautiful balance between length and width, with good solidity to the skull. Excellent shape and set to the ears, perfectly balanced with the head, Large, expressive blue-green eyes (slightly more blue than green), beautifully shaped. Excellent heavy body, full-grown and really nice size for her age, particularly for a girl. Legs, feet and tail all perfect. Coat colour and pattern very good for a blue, with good differentiation of tone between body and points, merging gently between the two. Silky and very close-lying coat, marginally long over the lower back. A lovely gentle cat, kneading happily.
2 Macey’s FECHELDEE WILONA (74e)
Gently rounded head to a curved nose-dip rather than a break, with good chin and bite. Head marginally long for width, which made the ear set look a mite high. Eyes a pale yellowy green, but good shape and size. A bit of a sporran underneath her very long body – which made her good-length tail look a little short! Very good size, really heavy. Good pattern for a brown, with clear difference in tone between body and points, nicely merging into each other, and a very nice warm, rich colour overall. Coat nice and short, soft and silky. Confident and friendly and a credit to her upbringing.
Class 25
AC Adult
1 Tamlin’s SHINARHA TAMTONKS MARTHA (74b)
Very pretty girl, with excellent head and perfect bite and muzzle. Her head had ideal proportions and was correct in all aspects; ears of good size and shape set well as far as I could tell, but they were waggling around like crazy radar dishes while I was trying to look at her! Greenish blue eyes of correct shape; they looked a bit big, but she was on full alert, so probably a bit wider than usual. Excellent body shape and balance, firm, muscular, with a nicely rounded chest and good weight for size, on good solid legs and neat feet, with a good tail length. Colour slightly cold and washed-out, particularly on the ears, and very pale feet, but a good tone where the colour was deepest; nice short, close-lying coat otherwise. Confident overall, just extremely alert to everything going on around her.
2 Macey’s GR CH FECHELDEE DAISIE MAY (74p)
Gently rounded head with slight nose break. Rather snaggly teeth, but bite straight. Good balance on moderately proportioned wedge. Ears of good size, set slightly high, with broad base. Well-shaped eyes, positioned nicely and a pretty bluish green. A little portly rather than ‘firm and muscular’, so flanks not really level, in keeping with her age. Slender muscular legs, tapering tail of correct length and dainty little feet. Back legs a little barred and coat a bit long over the back, but nice merging of toning in the base colour. A bit grumpy about it all by the time I saw her, but a confident cat.
Class 56
Novice Kitten
1 Franklin’s MIMAPERKS SUMMER SOLSTICE (74)
(see above)
Class 59
Kitten under 6 months
1 Miller’s HYLILY MUSHU GOLDENDRAGON (74)
(see above)
Class 62
Visitor’s kitten
1 Miller’s HYLILY MUSHU GOLDENDRAGON (74)
(see above)
Class 83
Best Eye Colour Neuter
1 Chapple’s PR ANTIKPTINA SOLITAIRE (74a)
Large expressive eyes more almond than round and set well apart, very nice intense blue-green.
2 Korterman’s PR ADFURSH WHITE TIGER (74t)
Excellent blue-green eyes, slightly pale for perfection.
3 Bell’s PR HYLILY OLIVIA OPAL (74n)
Large eyes of very good tone, a bit pale, but not unusual in a pale-coloured cat.
Class 88
Born 1 November-31 December Neuter
1 Bell’s PR HYLILY OLIVIA OPAL (74n)
(see above)
Class 90
Kitten, including Neuter Kittens
1 Miller’s HYLILY MUSHU GOLDENDRAGON (74)
(see above)
Class 95
Lilac or Caramel Adult
1 Hunter’s TALLICA MOONSTONE (74c)
Gently rounded head curving to a dip rather than a break, not quite enough for perfection. Weak chin but perfect teeth and bite. Definite pinch. Wedge good, but brow slightly long for overall balance and eye position. Ears held a little high, but good size and shape. Eyes a little round and slightly straight set, blueish-green in colour but creating a nice overall look. Body good, medium to long and well balanced and solid, very good size for age, with slender legs to oval feet. Very pretty clear-coated pinky lilac colour, merging well, rather long but close-lying and silky. A very friendly and purry cat.
Class 99
Brown Kitten
1 Miller’s HYLILY MUSHU GOLDENDRAGON (74)
(see above)
Class 103
Red, Cream or Apricot Kitten
1 Davies’s EHWAZ FREYJA (74fn)
(see above)
Class 111
Tortie or tortie-tabby (all colours) Neuter
1 Macey’s GR CH FECHELDEE GEORGIEGIRL (74h)
Rounded head, pronounced dip in profile with slight roll-off, no lower teeth, but bite just OK. Definite pinch and good wedge. Ears of good size and set, with the outer line very clearly continuing the line of the wedge, good width between. Very good large, expressive eyes, more almond than round and set well apart. Yellow-green in tone. Portly body contributing to a heavy cat. Tail slightly short. Very red in tone with barred legs, close-lying, short, soft and silky. A very relaxed cat, though slightly anxious about coming out late in the day.

Tonkinese Breed Club, 29 October 2011

Well done to Kathy for a lovely day that ran extremely smoothly and seemed to have been thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks for inviting me, as I had a great day. Thank you also to my steward Paul, for his hard work and steady patience and good humour.


Class 19Red, Cream, Apricot or Tabby Kitten Male
1 BOB Hunter & Hunter’s TALLICA MICKEY BLUE EYES (22/06/2011) M 74fn
A gorgeous purry boy with a very pretty colour and outstanding type. His ears were an excellent set and size, nicely balanced on a full and elegant head with gentle curves everywhere rather than angles; eyes green with a touch of yellow, very nice shape, slightly full when out of his pen but this was his first class at his first show and there was so much to take in – when relaxed they were a better almond shape; correct pinch and slight dip in profile, with a very slight roll off to his nose – his only real flaw. Good firm bite; beautiful proportioned moderate head; Perfectly proportioned body and tail with elegant legs and oval paws; nice and solid for his age; good pattern expression with a lovely short coat, quite dark on the body for his age, but no barring apart from a couple of little flashes on his knees. Happy feet: a star in the making
2 Richards & Richards’s TONKAHOLICS APRICOT MOOSE (15/07/2011) M 74d
Down as an apricot, but clearly red, and his breed number had been changed on his pen label. A nice red with a long, narrow head: it will be interesting to see if he gains breadth as he matures. He was quite worried about the show, but was not difficult to handle. He had a good bite and nice dip in profile with no roll-off; good depth of chin and bite, slightly flat top. Eyes greenish-yellow with good set and shape; ear set good but slightly large leaving room for him to grow into them, and high set, which also might improve with maturity. Very good size for his age, looking a bit kittenish, but his pattern is showing well on a nice tight coat, just marginally long on his back. Very slight barring on his legs, but otherwise very nicely clear-coated, with thumbprints on his ears at the moment. It will be interesting to see how he matures – he definitely needs to broaden a bit. Immaculately presented.
Class 20
Red, Cream, Apricot, Tortie, Tabby or Tortie-Tabby Kitten Female
1 Spencer-Fleet’s TONKAHOLICS SPECKLE-SPLASH (15/07/2011) F 74e
Reasonably relaxed in pen but not so happy out: quite a feisty girl who knows what she wants (and doesn’t); lovely rounded top to her head, good dip in profile and strong jaw with good bite and pinch, but a very pronounced roll-off to the nose which was what decided the BOB in the end. Perfect green-blue eyes of ideal shape, set and colour; excellent ear set and shape; lovely body; lighter in weight than expected but a good size; very good coat expression, blending perfectly from points to the paler body. Good length and very soft texture – still slightly kittenish. A real sparkly character and overall a very nice and ideally moderate type.

BOB was very close run, but went to the boy on temperament and also due to the extent of the girl’s roll-off.
Class 28
AC non-certificate Adult
1 Hitchings’s CWTCHYCATZ ROUGE (15/06/2010) F 74c
A light-boned girl with dainty-features. Gently rounded top of head, small dip in profile, nose slightly fine with a strong pinch – perhaps slightly too much, but she was anxious and perhaps sucking her cheeks in, so she may look less pinchy when she is more used to showing. Good bite, but slightly shallow chin. Excellent eye colour tone but rather pale; correct almond shape and well set. Ears good size and shape, but held a bit low, which accentuated her pinch. Coat pattern excellent: a warm pinky lilac with points merging gently to the body tone very typical for a lilac; nice coat length and texture. Nice tail, just long enough! Elegant legs and pretty oval feet. Her body was erring on the side of being a bit slight but she was still a good weight and moderate build just feeling a bit immature. Presented well.
Class 34
Maiden Adult
1 Goodburn’s HYLILY ROSETTA RUMPUNCH (10/08/2010) F 74fn
A rather angular head with quite large eyes of perfect blue-green colour – really stunning; profile rather straight with a nose-bump; Slightly flat top of head; ears of good size but carried rather high making her face look long and narrow; shallow bite, and chin a bit grubby; Body a good moderate type but rather light-boned – she felt lighter than expected rather than heavier. Good coat colour expression with tiny bars on her knees, coat slightly long over the back, but nice and soft, with pretty, elegant legs and oval paws. I had to judge her in her pen as although she was purring, she was feeling a bit hormonal and didn’t want to come out, and I didn’t see the need to upset her for an undisputed side class.
Class 38
Adolescent Adult
1 Macey’s FECHELDEE TANDI (21/10/2010) F 74b
Good moderate type cat with a good head shape but slightly large ears, set well. Gently rounded top of head; very slight dip in profile and fine muzzle with good bite but grubby chin. Well-defined pinch. Lovely greeny-blue eye colour in eyes of correct colour, shape and set. Slightly strong pinch making her face a bit too angular. She was surprisingly light in weight despite having a good build to look at. Good length and shape of tail with elegant legs tapering to oval paws. The coat pattern was well blended from the darker points to her paler body, but her coat was slightly long and coarse near her back end, and her body was very brindled, particularly for her age, which I felt detracted from what would otherwise have been a good warm chocolate colour.
2 Goodburn’s HYLILY ROSETTA RUMPUNCH (10/08/2010) F 74fn

3 Singleton’s TONKYWAY BOURNVILLE CARINA (10/11/2010) F 74
Very nice head with a good moderate balance of width to length: blue-green eyes a bit small but of correct almond shape and good set; slight dip in profile; good bite and good depth chin with a decided whisker pinch. Balanced moderate ears, well set and pricked forward with rounded top. Medium strong body of good weight and nicely balanced, with tapering legs to oval paws. Good medium tail length and shape. Coat a bit long over the back; pattern good but too pale and brindled for a brown, which should have a warm shiny lustre: pink paw pads suggests she is actually a chocolate solid pattern rather than a brown intermediate, which would match with the brindling, though even for a chocolate she is very heavily brindled, particularly for her age.
Class 44
Best eye colour adult
1 Goodburn’s HYLILY ROSETTA RUMPUNCH (10/08/2010) F 74fn
Eye colour to die for.
2 Singleton’s TONKYWAY BOURNVILLE CARINA (10/11/2010) F 74
Excellent blue-green eyes, but the first place stole the show
CNH Hudson’s ADOREATONK TIANA (14/052007) F 74e
Later in the day this lovely girl had settled down, but something had obviously upset her in the morning, and I wasn’t able to handle her while judging this class. I was able to look at her later in the day, and she did have very good eye colour.
Class 45
Best temperament adult
1 Richards & Richards’s GR CH ROMANTICA ARABIAN KNIGHT (21/05/2009) M 74b
A very calm and self-possessed boy, particularly as an entire male. A real cool character, sitting up and looking around in true Tonkinese style, completely convinced of his own importance, and politely deigning to come out and let us admire him. No doubt about his temperament.
2 Goodburn’s HYLILY ROSETTA RUMPUNCH (10/08/2010) F 74fn
Not very keen on coming out, no matter how many compliments I paid her, so unfortunately she couldn’t surpass the boy.
3 Millward’s GR CH YOKOTA LUCIE LOCKETT (03/022007) F 74c
A bit worried by the time I saw her, and had probably had enough by this time of day, as she was a bit grumpy and decided she had done her bit for the moment.
Class 48
Adult Born 1 August-31 October
1 Goodburn’s HYLILY ROSETTA RUMPUNCH (10/08/2010) F 74fn

Class 72
Non-breeders Neuter Female
1 Bernard & Bernard’s GR CH & PR COPERNICUS CHERRY BLOSSOM (23/05/2006) FN 74e
A nice balanced cat of very good overall type. Gently rounded top of head with nice width between the ears, set correctly and good moderate shape and size. Good eye set and almond shape with the upper lid slanting down to the nose and the lower lid gently curved. Slightly pale blue-green colour; excellent dip in profile and good whisker pinch; her bite had some missing teeth, but was otherwise straight. Very soft and glossy short coat with good expression of the pattern and colour and no barring; Nice moderate well-built and muscular body, slender legs with lovely happy feet. A pleasure to handle
2 Turner & Helgerud’s ADOREATONK COCOSHANELE (16/11/2009) FN 74h
Overall a nicely proportioned cat. Rounded top of head with neat ears well set on the head and with rounded tips and correct shape; Good dip in profile and nice straight nose below the dip; slight whisker pinch and a firm muzzle and good bite with reasonable depth of chin. Nice blue-green eyes with a good set and typical shape, though slightly more straight in set than slanted. Long, firm body of good weight and build; strong legs and oval feet and nicely balanced tapering tail. Coat pattern blending well from points to body and showing correct contrast, but with rather a lot of barring, not just in the red. A bit worried by the time I reached her, but very polite about being brought out again, and presented in excellent condition.
3 Bell’s PR HYLILY OLIVIA OPAL (20/12/2009) FN 74n
Slightly long head, and a bit light-boned Eyes of good almond shape and set, a little small but excellent blue-green colour; good dip in profile but with a pronounced bump on the nose; shallow, level bite. Slightly rounded top of head, with broad-based, moderately large ears with rounded tops set correctly. Face overall slightly pinchy. Reasonable expression of the coat pattern, but quite strong definition for the colour, though there is clearly caramel colour all over the body and not just on the haunches; dainty paws and strong legs, long slender tail. A bit lightweight and fine in type overall; not quite enough moderate characteristics. Well presented in excellent condition.
Class 74
Maiden Neuter
1 Turner & Helgerud’s ADOREATONK LULLABY BEAU (16/11/2009) FN 74b
This girl looked a little angular: she had rather a flat top and pronounced pinch, which affected the overall impression she created. She had nice blue-green eyes of good shape and set; her ears were well set, marginally large, but correct shape; good dip in profile; the pronounced pinch accentuated the length of her nose. Slightly weak chin with a shallow bite. Elegant, well-muscled and well-proportioned body. Soft and shiny coat, slightly long over the back, but with excellent pattern, gently merging from the points to the body, and in lovely conditon. Very smart and well presented, with a very typical alert Tonkinese temperament.
Class 82
Radius Neuter
1 Durden’s CH & UK IGR PR SHINARHA ENOLA GAY (11/05/1999) FN 74j
What a beauty! In superb condition for her age. Good dip in profile; lovely rounded top with perfect neat ears beautifully placed and creating a very pleasing whole with the balance of the head. Good depth of chin, gentle pinch; greeny-yellow eyes with good shape and set, pigment beginning to break up but lovely eyeliner. Excellent short coat, tight to the body with good pattern expression; slight barring; Solid slightly portly body (which she has a right to at her age!) with slightly short tail; dainty legs and paws kneading away. Really pleasing to the eye: everything moderate and balanced, and such a lovely personality too.
Class 99
Tabby (all colours) adult
1 Chapple’s GR CH ANTIKPATINA PRUNELLA (13/08/2008) F74t
A very nice elegant Tonkinese. Classic tabby pattern losing some definition in the markings, and excellent contrast for a brown tabby with a paler body than many tabby patterns, but merging well from points to body with nice dark brown rather than black stripes. Eye colour blue-green and good size, shape and set; Excellent ear shape, size and set, balancing nicely with the skull which had a good rounded top; very slight dip in profile and good whisker pinch, slightly weak chin, but good bite. Nice balanced moderate head overall. Very good weight and condition; good big solid legs and feet; long, elegant tail. Interesting classic tabby pattern, losing some definition between the dark and light, as it is filling in with ticking, but the stripes on legs, tail and face still have clarity. Well presented, and I would have loved to join her in her warm cave under her blanket.
2 Durden’s SHINARHA LILYBELLE (18/10/2010) F 74t
An appealing brown tabby with a slightly long head. Nice blue-green eyes, good set and almond shape, the lower lid could perhaps have been a little deeper in curve; good sized ears, well set; rounded top; head slightly long for width and slightly weak chin. Just enough coat expression with a ticked pattern, paling over the shoulders, but very dark on the spine; very soft texture with a bit of baldness on the tummy; nice thumbprints on ears and lovely stripey legs. A bit anxious at first, but a very gentle girl.
Class 104
Red, Cream or Apricot Kitten
1 Hunter & Hunter’s TALLICA MICKEY BLUE EYES (22/06/2011) M 74fn
I was very happy of the excuse to visit these kittens again!
2 Richards & Richards’s TONKAHOLICS APRICOT MOOSE (15/07/2011) M 74d

Class 99
Tabby (all colours) neuter
1 Richards & Richards’s CH & PR TONKAHOLICS SUPERSTAR (18/06/2006) FN 74bt
Lovely to see a chocolate tabby, one of my favourite colours. Nice ears of good shape and set which looked pointy thanks to some tiny typical tabby tufts on the tips; rounded head, well balanced between width and length; green eyes of good set, a little straight on the upper lid; good depth of chin and slight dip in profile; good bite; nicely defined chocolate tabby pattern on a short, tight, soft coat; long thin tail; good body weight and correct build, with nice legs and small oval paws; a bit grumpy by the time I got to her, and didn’t want to stand up to show off her leg stripes, but a good example of the pattern and breed, and very well presented.


Wyvern Cat Club, 10 Sept 2011

Well done to Sue on a lovely show, and thank you so much for inviting me. I was very pleased to find I had some extra classes in the HP section when I got there, though the journey would have been worthwhile for the classes I originally had! Many thanks to Esther Anstice on her first visit to a cat show and her first stewarding engagement. We had a great day and really enjoyed seeing so many lovely cats.

Class 335
Tonkinese Kitten
1 BOB: Bernard’s AMORCATZ JANE EYRE (74a) F 11/3/11
Friendly and very affectionate little girl, keen to be judged. Slightly rounded top of head with good width, good ear set, and correct shape; slight dip in profile and slight whisker pinch. Excellent bite. Head a little fine-boned and looks slightly unbalanced at the moment, as she needs to grow into her ears. However the length and width of the skull balance, and I would not want any more length. Oval eyes more blue than green in tone at the moment, in keeping with her coat colour. Slight body with good, sturdy legs. Tail excellent length and and shape, not whippy. Coat short and close, rather paler than usual in a blue, and lacking warmth, but nicely blended between body and points. Someone had been chewing on the back of her neck, leaving some bald patches. Just a suspicion of ghost-barring on the tail, otherwise very good clear coat. Extremely happy, and showing excellent Tonkinese temperament.
Class 954
AC tabby SH cat of any pattern w/w.o white
1 MC BOB: Rossi’s OBI (tabby & white SH) FN, 18 months
Very pretty girl with a beautifully balanced body, trim and muscular, and extremely soft coat. A bit anxious out of the pen, but very gentle and obliging. Stunning odd eyes. Dainty for her age, but very feminine.
[Also judged for BOB] Lewis’s IGMC TIGGA 4 yrs
A bit hissy out of the pen. Rather portly, but still muscular, with very soft coat in good condition. More friendly in the pen, but a bit too grumpy for BOB this time.
Class 963
OAC or pattern LH or SLH cat w/w.o. white– it was very hard to judge the BoB for this class: all the cats were very well presented and it was an extremely difficult choice, coming down in the end to the cat who wanted to show himself off out of the pen
1 MC BOB: Simmonds & Hall’s TEDDY 7 yrs 1 month
Big fluffy gentleman, alert and keen to come out and make new friends. Gorgeous ear-tufts and toe-feathers. His teeth would be a credit to a much younger cat. He had a coat that seemed to be undecided on length, changing all over his body, but every hair was in place, beautifully groomed and presented, looking very hard to beat, and completely relaxed out of the pen.
Plant’s MC BOUNCER
Very laid back in his pen. A very sturdy cat, with a quiet but audible purr, accented by his happy kneading. Excellent teeth. Very solid and heavy to hold, with huge soft paws. Not quite fully relaxed out of the pen.
Simmonds & Hall’s MC CHARLIE
Charlie didn’t want to come out for BoB but was very well presented. Purring in the pen, but not happy to be judged today.
Class 710
AC Tonkinese kitten
1: Bernard’s AMORCATZ JANE EYRE (74a) F 11/3/11
(see above)
Class 911
Male Adult loyalty class
1: Morgan’s CH ASTRALBLAESE PEGASUS 24c 28/5/06
A very gentle and sweet-tempered lilac point Siamese of moderate type, who loved being handled. Good eye colour and excellent body colour and pattern. Ears good size and set and nicely shaped head and profile. Lovely long legs and tail as I would expect for the breed.
2: Emery & Emery’s CH TROUILLORD YANKEE-DOODLE 13b17 1/5/09
Quite a small, fit and friendly boy with good clean teeth. Well presented, his coat was beautifully groomed: a lovely warm peach colour. Good type with nose not too tight to his face. Slightly undershot, but within tolerance for the breed.
3: Chesterman’s ADECISH BLIMEY O RILEY 70 2a 12/0/10
Attractive Exotic boy; very gentle, coat shedding a bit; purring at the attention. A good solid cat showing correct type and a very nice temperament.
Class 921
AC Burmese Adult, kitten or neuter
1: Plaw’s CH & IMP GR PR RAINSONG XABI ALONSO 27 7/3/07
A really solid cat with a superb coat, wonderful type, excellent colour, and very well presented. Lovley rounded head, excellent ear set and size, perfect nose break. Clear yellow eyes of correct shape and size. Relaxed in pen, but a little bit grumpy out as he had decided it was time for a snooze and didn’t want to be disturbed. In superb condition, inside and out. Typical Burmese: convinced of his own importance and didn’t think much of me!
Class 934
AC Foreign Kitten
1: Bridges’s ADELFSH AURORA 24/12/10
A Very pretty girl, slightly small for age, but very good weight for her size. Nice ear shape and set, good nose break, eyes good size, shape and colour. Lovely ticking on the coat. Not at all nervous about the show or meeting new people. Excellent short and close-lying coat with a nice expression. A good representative of her breed.
Class 985
Exhibit owned by a child under 16
1: Goodman’s PUDDLES 14 months
This young lady didn’t seem very happy and was probably missing her owner. Very pretty, with a glossy black coat and endearing face and markings. I felt a bit guilty about disturbing her. Beautifully presented.
Class 989
Any Senior Cat -– A big class and difficult to judge with so many impressive cats.
1: Bernard’s GMC CHARLIE 4 yrs
An outstanding cat, head and shoulders above the rest of this large class, with a beautiful coat and teeth, good sturdy legs and body and lovely temperament to match. He really stood out.
2: Chapman-Beer’s GMC BRUNO 3 yrs
A very friendly boy with a deep glossy coat. Lovely in and out of the pen, and a great character.
3: Verlander’s KAMEKO 5 yrs
Such a patient, gentle girl, with a very good close-lying coat, excellent teeth and a very sweet temperament. Alert and friendly once she woke up, and not annoyed at all by being disturbed to be judged.
Class 995
Prettiest Female – A group of extremely pretty cats
1: Amarilli’s BABYLOVE 5 months
A big bundle of fluff, good size, leaning into the hand when stroked and rolling about in evident enjoyment. Lovely ear and toe tufts, and purring fit to bust. Naturally as the winner she was very pretty, with shining eyes and alert, open expression
2: Voysey’s KIT KAT 25/3/11
A gorgeous purring tabby, so sweet and cuddly: I would have been very happy to sneak her into my pocket and steal her away! Another one with lustrous eyes and elegant facial markings
3: Armstrong’s BOBBY’S GIRL 5 months
Another lovely kitten, very relaxed in her pen, and rolling on her back and kneading to look extra cute. She had the softest coat, pretty tail and winning eyes.
Class 1009
Any Female Adult
1: Guy & Guy’s MC MAISIE 13 months
Very pert and interested. Large expressive eyes, Coat in beautiful condition; very attractive and outgoing expression; relaxed in and out of the pen. Good strong legs and firm build.
2: Riley’s MC AMBER 4 years
A lovely gentle girl, who was so keen to be involved and was so appealing too. Excellent coat and beautifully presented.
3: White’s MC INDIA 18 months
Chirruping at us as we looked at her in the pen, she was slightly anxious about coming out but eager to make new friends, kneading and purring. Elegant long legs, very tall.
Class 1012
Any non-pedigree pet adult or kitten – A group of really lovely cats, all well presented and in good condition. Very difficult to place.
1: Hutchinson’s GMC BISCUIT 4 yrs
A gorgeous cat, and absolutely outstanding in this section. The most impressive cat of the show for me. A really big boy, well balanced, so keen to come out and meet us, with a huge personality shining through. Purring away – a real gentleman, and my steward’s favourite too. Glossy rich-coloured coat with immaculate white markings. What a stunning cat!
2: Webb’s UK IGMC ALYS 3 yrs
A big girl, slightly portly, but beautifully presented. Long fluffy coat in excellent condition, elegant legs and pretty ears and eyes making an endearing expression. Very happy to be handled, and a pleasure to judge.
3: Rossi’s OBI 18 months
Very nice dainty girl with very pretty tabby and white markings and a coat in superb condition, her white markings positively glowing. A very friendly, gentle cat.

Tonkinese Cat Club, 29 May 2010

Many thanks to Sue Amor for inviting me to spend the day with a lovely group of cats, and thank you also to Jacqueline Leah who tore herself away from her new kittens to steward for me. I had a lovely day and enjoyed judging very much.

Ped HHP Imperial Class: Grand Master Cat Female
1: Miller's GMC Cleo Katra Miller 5y - Rather nervy lady, but very gentle. Slightly plump and prettily marked. I think hadn't settled into her show routine, and didn't really want to be judged when I got to her. A difficult breed to present well, but looking good, and a very striking cat.

Non-ped Grand Class: Master Cat Male
1: Aldridge-Snell's MC Chester 4 yrs - Didn't want to come out, but very nicely presented. Not at his best I amongst all the bustle, but in the pen was a strong, confident and interested boy. He had a thick and luxuriant coat and was in the middle of shedding quite a lot of it so it must have been a real effort to get him looking so good for the show.

Non-ped Grand Class: Master Cat Female
1 GMC: Tolhurst's MC Heidi 7 yrs - A slightly chubby and very gentle, cuddly girl with a thick and glossy coat. Well groomed and beautifully presented so that she was hardly shedding despite the warm weather: lovely clean ears, excellent teeth and gums for her age. A pleasure to meet her, and a well-deserved award
2: Aldridge-Snell's MC Fudge 5 yrs - This felt like a much older cat as she was rather thin and I wondered if she had been off her food recently. She had a lovely very gentle and quiet termperament, and wasn't at all worried by the show. Obviously much loved, but a bit out of condition today.

Non-ped Open Class: SH Tabby with/without white Male
1 MC & BOB: Lewis's IGMC &UMC Pebbles 12 yrs - A very noble face and lovely big 'puppy' paws; purring happily and very placid and attractive. His rich, glossy coat and general condition would do credit to a much younger cat, and he was presented really nicely with claws neatly trimmed and a temperament to die for.
2: Jones's Tejas 1yr - Very pretty boy with a lovely delicate colour and lovely coat. He wasn't sure he was ready to purr for me, but beautifully presented and will no doubt be looking for Grands very soon.
3: Ford's Boris Agrippa 1 yr - Another lovely youngster with a beautiful coat, excellent teeth and lovely clean ears. He was a bit anxious today but will no doubt be a happy show cat once he has had a bit more time to get used to the idea.

Non-ped Open Class: SH AOC Male
1: Lewis's GMC Mr Tigga 3yrs - A big boy of good weight and very nicely presented. However he definitely didn't want to come out and meet me (or my steward) so I wasn't really able to get a good impression of him. A pity as I'm sure on another day he would be a really special cat to meet.

Ped HHP Open Class: SH Self with/without white Female
1: Newberry's Maisie 3yrs - sitting very nicely in her pen and doing a good impersonation of a china cat, this young lady was very self-possessed and not impressed by a lowly judge! Her weight was just right for her size, teeth excellent and ears clean, but coat a little lacklustre today.

Ped HHP Open Class: SH Ginger/Tortie with/without white Male
1 MC: Bernard's MC Charlie 2 yrs - A very relaxed boy, very good presentation, purring and rolling about as if he was in his home with nothing to worry abou: who could resist that sort of appeal? A very difficult cat to beat.
2: Miller's Jaspurr Miller 1yr - Lovely condition and a very big purr, well deserving of his name; immaculately presented: eyes and chin beautifully clean. Pipped at the post for first place as he was little anxious, but it was a close thing.
3: Bridger's Jasper 2yrs - Although he was hiding under his blanket he came out nicely and relaxed enough for a cuddle, though he was a bit worried about all the people and other cats. Obviously a very sweet cat, and one anyone would like to take home.

Ped HHP Open Class: SH Ginger/Tortie with/without white Female
1 MC: Lowell's Hellsbells 10 yrs - A lovely mature cat, purring and kneading and clearly so happy to be admired and on show. Beautifully clean, with good teeth and a lovely rich coat. A bit tense but friendly and very happy - she must be a lovely pet.
2: Miller's GMC Cleo Katra Miller

Misc Class: Handsomest Male Neuter or Kitten
1: Ford's Boris Agrippa
2: Miller's Jaspurr Miller
3: Bridger's Jasper

Misc Class: Kitten
1: Ford's MOBY CLAVIUS 14 weeks - A good size for his age, well developed and amazingly self-possessed for such a youngster. He won everyone's hearts of course and probably knew it too: he was sitting in his pen with his little paws crossed, surveying the world by the time I got to him, just like a veteran. I was quite envious of his owner!

Misc Class: Visitors Neuter or Kitten
1: Miller's Jaspurr Miller
2: Jones's Tejas
3: Cullin's Elijah - Preferred to be in the pen, but a lovely blue tabby, very well presented and with a really nice temperament. Very appealing expression with a lovely way of looking out at the world.

Club Class: Neuter
1: Bernard's MC Charlie
2: Bridger's Jasper
3: Newberry's Maisie

Balinese Cat Society, 29 May 2010

Many thanks for inviting me to judge today - a lovely day out with great cats. What more could a cat-lover want?

Misc Class: Friendliest Neuter or Kitten
1: Lowell's Hellsbells10 yrs - A lovely mature cat, purring and kneading and clearly so happy to be admired and on show. Beautifully clean, with good teeth and a lovely rich coat. A bit tense but friendly and very happy - she must be a lovely pet.
2: Miller's GMC Cleo Katra Miller 5y - Rather nervy lady, but very gentle. Slightly plump and prettily marked. I think hadn't settled into her show routine, and didn't really want to be judged when I got to her. A difficult breed to present well, but looking good, and a very striking cat.
3: Cullin's Elijah - Preferred to be in the pen, but a lovely blue tabby, very well presented and with a really nice temperament. Very appealing expression with a lovely way of looking out at the world.
4: Thornton's Chokki 6yrs - A big wriggly mature boy who didn't offer a purr for me, but was clearly a softie, and a sucker for a lap rather than being held up. They ought to provide judges with a chair for cats like this, as I would have loved to try him out on my lap! Well presented and obviously a super cat.

Misc Class: 3 to 8 years
1: Thornton's Chokki

Misc Class: Neuter or Kitten Never Shown Before
1: Lowell's Hellsbells
2: James's Classical Jazz 1yr - A very busy brown tabby, a bit on edge but fascinated by all that was going on around him rather than frightened. Still a baby, and having a new adventure. Coat in excellent condition and very nicely presented.
3: Thornton's Chokki
4: Ford's Moby Clavius 14 weeks - A good size for his age, well developed and amazingly self-possessed for such a youngster.