N.Z Judge, Christine Marilyn Lowe gives her critique on Ashdene Eternal Vision
Ashdene Simply Adorable travelled up for the Ancats 18th Anniversary Show in Sydney, where he won many hearts.Here he is pictured with New Zealand Judge John Smithson, who gave him Best Entire Kitten All Breeds, in Ring One.He was also one of the Grand Parade Qualifiers.He won 6 Best of Breed out of 7 rings, and placed in all 7 Top Tens.There were 43 entire kittens at the show.Ring one, BOB, Best Kitten All Breeds. Judge John Smithson(NZ)Ring three, BOB, 5th Best Kitten, Judge, Dick Wye NSWRing four, BOB, 4th Best Kitten, Judge, Les Pitkin, QldRing five, 2nd BOB, 5th Best Kitten, Judge, Bambi Joy Edwards, NSWRing six, BOB, 5th Best Kitten, Judge,Hazel Rossiter, NSWRing seven, BOB, 6th Best Kitten, Judge, Nancy Lowthe W.A.Ring eight, BOB, 2nd Best Kitten, Judge, Wendy Slatter, QLD— with Sara Vinnardag and 5 others.Judge John Smithson comments on 'Adorable'
The pleasure of handling this fine exhibit was truly all mine! Beautifully balanced, lovely boning, fabulous type and immaculate presentation, all added up to a well-deserved Best LH Kitten, and Best All-Breed Kitten against some fierce competition I might add, from a simply superb Cream Burmese male and an exquisite Chocolate Tabby LH Scottish Fold, who were also in the running. So this kitten truly earned his accolades. He is still very young and I look forward to seeing him continue to develop as time goes by. Congratulations!
First show today for my little Chinchilla Princess Ashdene Simply a Secret
ASHDENE STANDING OVATION, a Seal Silver Tabby-point Himalayan, bred and owned by D. Hayes. What a darling wee baby, only 12 weeks old, but beautifully balanced. Exceptional Persian type, especially his head, with a very short but wide snub nose, huge round eyes of excellent shape and depth of colour, giving him a sweet expression. Firm chin, and possibly best doming on a kitten I have ever had the pleasure of assessing. A male with a sweet and easy temperament, who handled well. Beautifully presented. Faultless Persian profile. Nose leather to the standard, ear markings showing delicate silver tipping and the hint of thumbprints. Good boning for his stage of development and delicate but obvious colour tipping to the tail hair. This is one to watch! Best Himalayan, Best Persian Kitten, Best LH Kitten in Show. My personal choice for Best overall exhibit.