Judge: A Leach Selfs & Satins
Thank you Stephan for giving me my debut appearance as judge at your Sheffield Mouse Club show. I now appreciate the hard work that goes into the role! To be blessed with Ruth as my fellow judge was reassuring and an honour, thank you Ruth.
Thank you especially to my steward for the day Jenny Kew who did a smashing job and kept things running smoothly.
I saw some super mice in my sections, and at times I was spoilt for choice with quality entries. In the end the mouse that stuck in my mind was the lovely Cream buck that went on to make BIS. Congratulations Jenny on your well deserved win. Congratulations also to Simon on your BOA win with your Black Tan.
A lovely show, thank you all for making it a day to remember.
PE WHITE Ad – 6
1st S Cudbill B Lovely condition, good type and under
2nd S Cudbill B Nice buck but behind on type
3rd S Goss B Behind on type on first two
PE WHITE u/8 –
1st J Kew D Best overall type, lovely ear set, faint line under spoils
2nd J Kew B Behind winner on ears, line under
3rd J Kew D Lacking type to first two, again line under!
CREAM Ad – 3
1st J Kew B Lovely typy mouse, good even colour, very pleasing on the eye
2nd S Goss D Behind on type to winner, although still very nice mouse
3rd S Goss D Lacking condition, slight line under
CREAM u/8 – 4
1st L Russell D Nice mouse with good even colour, slight line under spoils
2nd L Russell B Not type of winner, thin under
3rd L Russell D Lacking the condition of the first two mice
BLACK Ad – 5
1st S Mӧnninghoff B Best all round even coloured in a nice class
2nd S Mӧnninghoff D Lovely mouse, slightly grey under to winner
3rd S Mӧnninghoff B Not the type of winners
BLACK u/8 – 5
1st S Mӧnninghoff D Lovely deep black and lustrous, nice to see, good overall type
2nd S Mӧnninghoff D Lacking depth of colour to winner
3rd S Mӧnninghoff B Behind on colour and condition of 2nd
RED/FAWN Ad – 6
1st S Mӧnninghoff Red D Nice doe, rich red, bold eye, in good condition
2nd J Mullan Fawn D Close to 1st, behind with type
3rd L Walker Fawn D Nice colour, narrow head
RED/FAWN u/8 – 6
1st J Mullan Red D Even colour, best type in class
2nd J Roberts Red B Behind on colour to 1st, lovely type
3rd J Roberts Red D Colour as 2nd, less typy
BLUE Ad – 0
BLUE u/8 –
1st S Grimwood D Best even colour, good under and type
2nd S Grimwood D Close to 1st, loses on type
3rd J Roberts B Lovely young buck, too light in colour
AOC SELF Ad – 4
1st S Mӧnninghoff Choc D Best even colour chocolate, lovely tail set
2nd S Mӧnninghoff Choc D Lighter under colour, good tail and bold eye
3rd S Mӧnninghoff Choc D Good colour, behind winners with type
AOC SELF u/8 – 2
1st S Goss Ch D Lovely even colour, good bold type
2nd S Goss Ch D Lighter under colour, chipped ear
SELF CHALLENGE Ad – 24
SELF CHALLENGE u/8 – 25
IVORY SATIN Ad – 3
IVORY SATIN u/8 – 3
AOC PE SELF SATIN Ad – 2
AOC PE SELF SATIN u/8 – 0
BE SELF SATIN Ad – 1
BE SELF SATIN u/8 – 5
AOV SATIN Ad – 3
AOV SATIN u/8 – 4
SATIN CHALLENGE Ad – 11
SATIN CHALLENGE u/8 – 16
Judge: A Storey Selfs & Satins
I had a thoroughly good day at the first Sheffield show, lovely atmosphere, plenty mice, hardly any daylight at all till after lunch. It was good to judge alongside Andy Leach on his first engagement, though you wouldn’t have known that, he judged like a professional. Thanks also to my excellent steward Simon—a good steward makes all the difference!
The mice were a mixed bunch, from the very best to the very worst, with most of them somewhere in between. Well done to Jenny Kew with a beautiful Cream, everything about the mouse was good. In my sections, some really good tans, Phil Hall Best and Simon Grimwood BOA with two top quality exhibits; a top notch Black Dutch from Sarah Cudbill for Best Marked; and a really good Black Fox from Jenny Kew as Best AOV; alsoof note a young Roan, very crisp and attractive.
At the other end were quite a few unfit mice. There really isn’t any excuse for this, and even the best specimen will never win if it is out of condition.
A note on the Maxeys: we show uniformly in Maxey cages so the mice all start from a level point. Some of the Maxeys in my classes had a large white label on the back with a number in it, and one had an unpainted side. I sent that last one off. Please take more care with your hardware.