We took Jazz and Satchmo to Stoke on Trent yesterday with one kitten in each show. Both were 1st, Best of Breed and had a red card day (first in all their side classes). Jazz went on to be Best In Show Semi – Longhair kitten too, so we had a good day with them. More importantly, both took the travelling and showing in their stride, even if we did have to replace the litter in Satchmo’s pen with paper as he kept digging it out, all over the pen, the floor, pretty well everywhere in fact!
This is our new boy, Satchmo. He has enjoyed a lot of success on the show bench as a kitten and we are hoping to continue in this vein in the Premier/Alter sections now that he has been neutered. It was a hard decision, but we wanted a cat that we could show year-round, not dependant upon hormones! He is also very much a loving and much loved pet here, and related to several of our breeding cats, so whilst the decision to neuter him wasnt one that we took lightly, it was always going to happen. Weighing in at 5 kgs at 6 months we think he is going to be a large boy and will hopefully showcase our breeding when the girls are busy with babies!
It has been quite a while since I updated this site so quite a bit to catch up on.
Firstly Show news – Early October saw us at the MCBS and LH/SLH shows, where Izzy (IGRCH Mabalakat Northern Lights) achieved her final Imperial certificates (and both Best of Breeds) before going on to the Supreme, where she was awarded her first UK Grand certificate and Best of Breed. The UK Grand is ONLY given at the Supreme, and she needs two to get the title, so hopefully, she will be back again in October 2018 to try for the second one. In December she attended two TICA shows, and had several finals and is now also a GR CH in that organisation too! She is now taking a rest from showing to (hopefully) have her second litter to George early in 2018.
In November, GR CH Mabalakat Menemsha came back out onto the show bench after a long time off whilst having her first litter, and at the CPRCAOV show, she gained her first Imperial certificate, and also went on to be not only Best of Breed, but Best of Colour across all MC adults, neuters and kittens, too! In January, she achieved her second Imperial certificate at the Capital and Eastern shows, and was also Best of Breed in both shows.
Satchmo and Jazz went to the MCBS and LH/SLH shows in October for their first kitten shows, where both did well, with Satchmo taking 1st and BOB in the LH/SLH show, losing out to an older cat in the MCBS show for BOB (though he was first in his age group), and Jazz was second in both shows to an older girl, so good results for their first show, only making the required 14 weeks of age by a few days!
At the CPRCAOV show in November, they had a very good day. Jazz was again second to an older girl, but in a class where all the cats were of excellent quality that is nothing to be embarrassed about! Satchmo had a wonderful day – he was 1st and Best of Breed, then made Best of Colour across all the Silver series adults, kittens and neuters, and finally went on to be Best In Show Semi Longhair Kitten! Both will be out again on the bench now that they have matured more, so hopefully more results soon!
We had a great day at the double show at Wood Green, Huntingdon, with the young girls.
Rosie (Alisika Pascali) our beautiful cream shaded and white kitten had 1st and Best of Breed in her kitten class in both shows.
Renee (Lucifern Lalique) was first in both shows, and gained two Championship Certificates in her first adult show at just a few days over the nine months. She was beaten to Best of Breed by her stablemate Lucifern Red Devil.
And wow… what a day for Denise Williams with Mabalakat Red Hot Chilipepper (Chili) who wasnt just 1st and Best of Breed in both shows, but went on to be Best Semi Longhair Kitten in the Eastern Counties show!
Well, the new year has started off brilliantly for us. We took Poppy and two of her youngsters, Walter and Menemsha, out for this lovely friendly show. All three came home with excellent results. Poppy and Walter each achieved one IMPERIAL certificate and one RESERVE IMPERIAL certificate. Poppy had one Best of Breed, and was beaten to the other by her daughter! Walter had two Best of Breeds. Menemsha had one GRAND certificate and one RESERVE GRAND. She also had one Best of Breed. She came first in all 4 of her side classes too. In the Capital Show she was awarded Best in Show Semi Longhair Adult and we were thrilled when she went on to be overall Best in Show Semi Longhair Cat!
We had a lovely day out on Saturday at the above show. Walter got his first Imperial Certificate (he needs 5 so 4 still to go!), he also received Best Of Breed, and it made our day when later on was awarded BEST IN SHOW Semi Longhair Adult! (see photo where his award is on top of his pen). He also had a red card day, with all firsts in his side classes.
Menemsha has finally re-grown her coat and looked magnificent but sadly I forgot to do any photos of her! She was awarded her first Grand certificate, (needs two more now) and also got Best of Breed. She lost out on Best Adult to her brother (these two are full brother/sister, but a year apart).
To add to our delight, their younger sister (again, same mating of Poppy and George), Mabalakat Astoria, owned by Jo and James Hastings, was awarded 1st in her open class, and again had a red card day, on her very first outing. More importantly, she really enjoyed her day out and was busy flirting with everyone! (Picture by her proud owner)
Mabalakat Astoria, tortie tabby and white. 6 months old.
Overjoyed to say that our “Gorgeous George” (Alisika City-Slicker) received his second UK GRAND certificate at the Supreme Show on 22nd October, making his full title UK and Imperial Grand Champion Alisika City-Slicker. (For those of you who dont know, this title needs TWO certificates, from different judges, and is ONLY awarded at this once a year show. So for any cat, let alone an entire male, to gain this is remarkable. We didnt try last year, as his moult was in full flow (literally) so have had to wait a very long time to gain this award. George then went on to be awarded Best of Breed too, and then on to compete against over 20 other adult winners for the next level, which sadly, he didnt win, but I am just so proud of this lovely big boy. (photos below are from earlier shows)
To add to our delight, his son, Walter also won his class, gaining his 3rd Grand Certificate, and Best of Breed too. His new full title is Grand Champion Mabalakat Walter White. We were just so proud to have these two wonderful boys competing against each other and over 20 others in the Best of Variety class. This is one Supreme Show we wont forget in a long while!
Took both Walter and Jesse to the joint shows at Bracknell. Jesse was awarded Reserve Grand in the MCBS show, and Walter Gained the Grand certificate (his second) in the MCBS show and Best of Breed in both shows. In the LH/SLH he then went on to be OVERALL BEST IN SHOW ADULT SEMI LONGHAIR and the photos below show him being held on the stage whilst the overall Best in Show was judged. We had a lovely though busy day. Thank you to Beryl McMillan for the photos.