Judge: R Chappell Selfs & Tans
I was very pleased that Ruth asked me to judge at Manchester again. It was good to meet up with old friends and get to know some of our newer members. It is good to see new members showing good stock.
The mice in my sections were good, several classes were very close, only minor faults separating the exhibits. A pleasure to judge with Stephan, hopefully the first of many times. Thank you to Andrew for stewarding, and congratulations to Jenny for BIS with a lovely u8 Cream, and Phil for Best Tan with a very nice u8 Chocolate.
PE WHITE Ad – 5
1st G Kelly B Best all round for top and under colour, good type
2nd A Leach D Good type, just beaten on colour
3rd L Russell D Good type again, not the under of first two
PE WHITE u/8 – 10
1st G Kelly D Good all round colour and type
2nd J Kew D Very similar, not quite as good colour
3rd A Leach D Very similar to 2nd
CREAM Ad – 4
1st A Leach D Best all round for colour and type, good size
2nd J Kew B Very close to winner, not quite the colour
3rd A Leach D Nice top and type, not so good under
CREAM u/8 – 8
1st J Kew B Very nice all round colour and type, Best Self and BIS
2nd L Russell D Nice again, not quite as good colour
3rd A Leach D Close but not as good under
BLACK Ad – 3
1st A Leach D Good even colour top and under
2nd A Leach D Colour not quite as good
3rd A Leach D Colour not quite as good
BLACK u/8 – 4
1st A Leach D Nice all round even colour top and under
2nd A Leach D Not as good colour
3rd M Shutt D Nice colour, light toe nails
FAWN Ad – 4
1st R Hollis D Very nice colour top and under
2nd R Hollis D Not quite the colour of winner
3rd L Walker D Behind on colour of first two
FAWN u/8 – 0
BLUE Ad – 1
1st S Cudbill B Nice even colour top and under, a bit small
BLUE u/8 – 0
RED Ad – 0
RED u8 – 0
AOC SELF Ad – 2
1st A Leach Choc B Nice colour top and under, good type
2nd A Leach Choc D Similar, not quite as good colour
AOC SELF u/8 – 1
1st M Shutt Choc Nice colour but light toe nails
SELF CHALLENGE Ad – 17
1st A Leach Cream
2nd R Hollis Fawn
3rd J Kew Cream
SELF CHALLENGE u/8 – 20
1st J Kew Cream
2nd A Leach Black
3rd G Kelly PEW
BLACK TAN Ad – 3
1st P Hall B Best top colour and depth of tan, a bit small
2nd P Hall B Good size, nice top colour, just beaten on tan
3rd R Walker B Good top, beaten on tan
BLACK TAN u/8 – 1
1st P Hall B Good top colour and tan, slight throat spot
CHOC TAN Ad – 2
1st P Hall B Nice all round, good size, best tan under
2nd P Hall B Nice again, not quite the tan
3rd P Hall B Good tan, not as good top colour
CHOC TAN u/8 – 1
1st P Hall B Very nice top, tan and feet, Best Tan
CHAM/SILVER TAN Ad – 0
CHAM/SILVER TAN u/8 – 0
AOC TAN Ad – 0
AOC TAN u/8 – 0
TAN CHALLENGE Ad – 4
1st P Hall Choc Tan
2nd P Hall Black Tan
3rd P Hall Black Tan
TAN CHALLENGE u/8 – 2
1st O Hall Choc Tan
2nd P Hall Black Tan
Judge: S Mönninghoff Marked, Satins & AOVs
Lovely to judge at Manchester, alongside Bob Chappell. Some great mice on the table in my sections and a respectable win for Jenny Kew with a beautiful u8 cream.
Some overweight candidates might have prevailed on the final table if they had been in better shape.
Big thanks to John Webster, who did an excellent job stewarding. Thanks also to Ruth for running the show. I had a great day!
IVORY SATIN Ad – 3
1st A Leach B Good mouse, nice thick under. BOA SATIN
2nd A Leach D Close to winner, beaten on tail.
3rd G Kelly D Nice mouse, too fat!
IVORY SATIN u/8 – 8
1st J Kew D Lovely type BEST SATIN
2nd G Kelly D Just behind on under.
3rd S Cudbill D Beaten on tail.
AOC PE SELF SATIN Ad – 1
1st R Hollis Fawn D Good colour top and under.
AOC PE SELF SATIN u/8 – 2
1st L Russell Cham D Nice type
2nd L Russell Cham D Behind on ears
BE SELF SATIN Ad – 2
1st A Leach Cr D Lovely mouse but too fat.
2nd A Leach Cr D One eye lower than the other.
BE SELF SATIN u/8 – 9
1st S Cudbill Cr B Lovely type and condition
2nd L Russell slightly behind on ears
3rd J Kew close to 2nd
AOV SATIN Ad – 5
1st J Webster D Ag Nice ticking, dark spine.
2nd A Leach D Cinn Lacks depth, dark spine.
3rd L Walker D Spl (PE) splashing could be stronger.
AOV SATIN u/8 – 4
1st L Russell D Spl Nice even splashing.
2nd A Leach D Cinn Lacks depth.
3rd L Walker B Spl not as evenly splashed, thinner under.
AOV SATIN u/8 – 0
SATIN CHALLENGE Ad – 11
1st A Leach Cream
2nd A Leach Cream
3rd A Leach Cream
SATIN CHALLENGE u/8 – 23
1st J Kew Ivory BEST SATIN
2nd S Cudbill Cream
3rd L Russell Splashed
DUTCH Ad – 6
1st S Cudbill Black B Saddle well up and straight top and under. Cheeks even, excellent stops. Nice young buck. BEST MARKED.
2nd M Shutt Blk B Slight nick in blaze, pull under saddle
3rd L Walker Ag D Stops a bit too forward, raggedy under.
DUTCH u8 – 4
1st M Shutt Choc B Best stops
2nd L Walker Blk D White on left ear
3rd L Walker Blk D Raggedy saddle top and under
BROKEN Ad – 0
BROKEN u8 – 5
1st S Cudbill Blk D 6 spot
2nd L Russell Blk D Two nose spots
3rd L Russell Blk D Tiny nose spot
AOV MARKED Ad – 2
1st Ruth Hollis B Tri Nice typy mouse, patches well balanced, some brindling
2nd Ruth Hollis D Tri As above but patches less even and more brindling
AOV MARKEDu8 – 2
1st Ruth Hollis B Tri Nice mouse, nice large patches
2nd Ruth Hollis D Tri Smaller patches, more brindling than
MARKED CHALLENGE Ad – 8
1st S Cudbill Dutch Best Marked
2nd R Hollis Tri
3rd A M Shutt Dutch
MARKED CHALLENGE u/8 – 11
1st M Shutt Dutch
2nd S Cudbill Dutch
3rd R Hollis Tri
GOLD AG/CINN Ad – 7
1st J Webster Ag B good depth of colour and nice ticking. Light toe nail spoils.
2nd J Webster Ag D close to first but lighter, light toe nails
3rd J Webster Cinn B Lacking fire
GOLD AG/CINN u/8 – 1
1st L Russell B Too light, greyish
ARGENTE Ad – 2
1st L Russell B A tad too dark
ARGENTE u/8 – 6
1st L Russell D Lovely colour and silvering
2nd L Walker D As above but beaten on size
3rd L Russell D Just a tad too dark.
SP SIAMESE Ad – 2
1st S Cudbill B Excellent, gradual shading and rich points. Bit small and points could be even darker.
2nd S Smith Also good shading but lighter points than first.
SP SIAMESE u/8 – 2
1st S Smith Excellent points for age
2nd S Smith similar to first but lighter points.
BP SIAMESE Ad – 0
BP SIAMESE u/8 – 0
ROAN Ad – 0
ROAN u8 – 2
1st S Cudbill D Lovely contrast in roaning, good under, almost matching top. Type needs work.
2nd L Russell D Behind on depth of roaning and lighter under.
AOV Ad – 10
1st J Kew B Blk Fox Good ticking along flanks, nice even under.
2nd L Walker B Spl Good even splashing
3rd J Kew Choc Fox Not far behind 1st but a slight nick in right flank
AOV u/8 – 9
1st L Russell D Spl Very even splashing, fair under.
2nd Jenny Kew D Fox Nice mouse
rd Jenny Kew D Fox Throat spot
AOV CHALLENGE Ad – 16
1st J Kew Fox BEST AOV
2nd S Cudbill Splashed
3rd L Russell Argente
AOV CHALLENGE u/8 – 16
1st L Russell Argente
2nd S. Cudbill Roan
3rd L Russell Splashed