Judge: M Davis, All

GENERAL COMMENTS

It was great to see such a good entry for the first Harlow Open of 2023. My thanks to Eric Jukes and Terry Sales for inviting me to judge and to Laura Birchall my steward on the day who did an exemplary job. Overall there were some very nice mice and it was particularly gratifying to see some of the rarer varieties making an appearance, in particular a very attractive variegated and a lovely brindle. If I had one negative observation to make it was that a few mice were shown with quite clear faults and unfortunately I had to disqualify one exhibit for a suspected URI (Upper Respiratory tract Infection). In addition I had to put off the table a mouse that was in the auction class but had a scab on its back. Those issues aside, I thoroughly enjoyed my judging engagement and congratulations to all the winners, in particular Stephan who took both top honours on the day with a cracking little self Black and a very nice Chocolate Broken respectively.

Selfs

PE WHITE Ad – 4

1st S Cudbill B Good size and type, wins on colour
2nd S Goss D Nice head, fair col- our, feisty!
3rdS Goss D Fair type and coat PE WHITE u/8 – 4
1st S Goss D Nice youngster, wins on colour
2nd S Goss B Good size, stud buck in the making!
3rd S Goss D Fair colour and type CREAM Ad – 3
1st S Goss D Nice type, fair col- our, wins on depth
2nd S Goss D Fair type and colour 3rd J Mullan D Fair type, slight blemish in coat on back

CREAM u/8 – 1

1st S Goss B Coat not in tip top condition

CHAM/SILVER Ad—0 CHAM/SILVER u/8—2

1st S Goss D Fair colour, saggy flanks, blemish on coat
2nd S Goss D Too dark, also had blemish on coat

BLACK Ad – 2

1st S Mӧnninghoff D Nice type, good colour
2nd S Mӧnninghoff D Fair type and colour
3rd S Mӧnninghoff D Again fair type and colour

BLACK u/8 – 8

1st S Mӧnninghoff D Lovely depth of colour, very nice mouse
2nd S Mӧnninghoff D Good depth of colour
3rd L Birchall D Nice baby, will make up

BLUEAd–0
BLUEu/8–0
AOC SELF Ad – 0

AOC SELF u/8 – 2

1st S Cudbill Red B Even colour- ing, no sootiness
2nd S Cudbill Fawn D Fair colour, slight blemish on coat

SELF CHALLENGE Ad – 10

1st S Goss Cream
2nd S Mӧnninghoff Black
3rd S Goss PEW

SELF CHALLENGE u/8 – 17

1st S Mӧnninghoff Black
2nd S Mӧnninghoff Black
3rd S Goss PEW

Tans

BLACKTANAd–2

1st P Hall B Good top and belly, slight tan on feet
2nd J Mullan B Paler tan, ribbed under

BLACK TAN u/8 – 1

1st J Mullan B Fair size, pale un- der

CHAMPAGNE TAN Ad – 3

1st Chew Valley B Fair top, pale under
2nd Chew Valley D Small, mealy top, fair tan
3rd Chew Valley B Small, poor top and tan

CHAMPAGNE TAN u/8 – 3

1st Chew Valley D Nice top colour, fair under
2nd Chew Valley B Fair top colour and tan
3rd Chew Valley B Again fair top and under

DOVE TAN Ad – 0
DOVE TAN u/8 – 1

1st S Cudbill D Nice top colour, fair under, tan feet

CHOC TAN Ad – 0
CHOC TAN u/8 – 1

1st P Hall B Good top colour, nice under, tan feet

AOC TAN Ad – 1

1st Chew Valley D Silver? Colour nearer Champagne

AOC TAN u/8 – 2

1st S Cudbill B Silver? Colour closer to Dove
2nd K Berry Ag B Very small, too young to show!

TAN CHALLENGE Ad – 6

1st P Hall Black Tan
2nd Chew Valley Cham Tan
3rd J Mullan Black Tan

TAN CHALLENGE u/8 – 8

1st P Hall Chohc Tan
2nd S Cudbill Dove Tan
3rd Chew Valley Cham Tan

Marked

DUTCH Ad – 2

1st Chew Valley Blk D Heavy cheek markings, nice high saddle 2nd Chew Valley Blk B Uneven cheek markings, jagged saddle DUTCH u/8 – 4
1st Chew Valley Choc D Nice head, slight ‘V’ on saddle under 2nd Chew Valley Choc B Fair head, poor saddle
3rd Chew Valley Choc D Heavy cheeks, low saddle

BROKEN/EVEN Ad – 5

1st S Mӧnninghoff Choc D 7sp good spread, lovely type
2nd L Russell Cinn D 6sp Nice mouse
3rd L Russell Blk B 8sp One or two heavy patches of colour BROKEN/EVEN u/8 – 1
1st L Russell Blk B 6sp Nice youngster

HEREFORD Ad – 0
HEREFORD u/8 – 0
AOV MARKED Ad – 2

1st s Cudbill Var B Colour not evenly splashed but nice effort 2nd S Cudbill Tri B Heavy mark- ings, some brindling

AOV MARKED u/8 – 1

1st S Cudbill Tri B Good distribu- tion of colours, nice young mouse

MARKED CHALLENGE Ad – 10

1st S Mӧnninghoff Broken
2nd S Cudbill Variegated
3rd Chew Valley Dutch

MARKED CHALLENGE u/8 – 5

1st S Cudbill Tricolour
2nd L Russell Broken
3rd Chew Valley Dutch

Satin

IVORY SATIN Ad – 5

1st S Goss D Nice size, type and satinisation
2nd S Goss D Fair size and type 3rd S Goss D Fair size and type, narrow head

IVORY SATIN u/8 – 2

1st T Sales D Fair type, blemishes on coat
2nd T Sales D Fair type, ribbed under

CREAM SATIN Ad – 2

1st S Goss D Nice type, fair satini- sation
2nd S Cudbill B Good size, slight blemish on coat

CREAM SATIN u/8 – 0
CHAM/SILVER SATIN Ad – 0
CHAM/SILVER SATIN u/8 – 0
AOC SELF SATIN Ad – 0
AOC SELF SATIN u/8 – 0
AOV SATIN Ad – 3

1st J Mullan Ag D Nice type, too dark on top
2nd K Berry Blk Tan B Small, ribbed under
3rd J Mullan Ag D Marks on coat, saggy sides

AOV SATIN u/8 – 1

1st K Berry Blk Tan D Does not really show off satinisation

SATIN CHALLENGE Ad – 10

1st S Goss Ivory Satin
2nd S Goss Cream Satin
3rd S Cudbill Cream Satin

SATIN CHALLENGE u/8 – 4

1st T Sales Ivory Satin
2nd T Sales Ivory Satin
3rd K Berry Black Tan Satin

AOV

AGOUTI/CINN Ad – 2

1st K Berry Ag D Fair type, too dark on top, wins on ticking
2nd K Berry Ag D Fair type, again too dark
AGOUTI/CINN u/8 – 1
1st K Berry Ag B Nice type, too dark, blemish on face

HIMALAYAN/SIAMESE Ad – 1

1st J Mullan Sia B Nice type, good points, lovely shading

HIMALAYAN/SIAMESE u/8 – 2

1st Chew Valley Sia D Nice type, shading still to come through
2nd J Mullan Sia B Fair type, too pale

CHIN/FOX Ad – 0

CHIN/FOX u/8 – 0

ARGENTE Ad – 3

1st L Russell D Nice size and type, wins on silvering
2nd L Russell D Fair type and col- our, silvering could be better
3rd J Mullan D Fair type but way too dark, no silvering

ARGENTE u/8 – 3

1st L Russell D Good type, nice top colour and silvering
2nd L Russell D Fair type, too dark 3rd J Mullan D Again too dark

AOV Ad – 6

1st L Russell Spl D Nice type and even splashing
2nd E Jukes Sil Gr D Nice type, fair silvering, best of the Silver Greys
3rd L Russell Spl D Good type, heavy uneven splashing

AOV u/8 – 5

1st S Cudbill Brin D Good type, even brindling, nice mouse
2nd S Cudbill Roan D Nice mouse with even roaning throughout
3rd S Cudbill Roan B Nice effort but not evenly roaned throughout

AOV CHALLENGE Ad – 12

1st J Mullan Siamese
2nd L Russell Splashed
3rd L Russell Argente

AOV CHALLENGE u/8 – 11

1st S Cudbill Brindle
2nd L Russell Argente
3rd Chew Valley Siamese

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