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Midland English Young Stock Show 16th June 2019

A pleasure to be asked by the Midland Committee to judge their YSS .
These combined shows, in this case incorporating Stock Shows for the Midland Dutch and British Belgian Hare clubs as well as the Midland English YSS, Adult Support Show and Spring Show, definitely work to the benefit of regional Clubs, pooling admin and resources as well as exhibitors/helpers to erect/dismantle the show and stewards.
A reasonable entry of youngsters with my best today being the Black of Bernard Double.
hanks for the lunch and to my stewards and Russell on the book.

Black u/5

1st B Double. 19E01189 Open shapely work. Good graduation and colour. Nice youngster

2nd R Fenn. Balanced rabbit. Slightly congested right-hand side but will improve with age.

3rd Firshill Stud. Good pattern of work Left side with some breaks on right side.

Blue u/5

1st Mrs D Shipperley. 19E02071 Best head and colour in class. Balanced but gap on left side.

2nd Hirstle & Dewhirst. Fair spotting. Some gaps and spot base of ears.

3rd Firshill Stud. Not as cleas work as first two.

Choc u/5

1st R Took. 19E01046 Wins on clarity of spotting. Good work/colour. Break in saddle in neck.

2nd R Took. Balanced rabbit similar to 1st with same break in neck.

3rd Firshill Stud. Fair pattern but more congested than 1st or 2nd.

Grey u/5

1st Firshill Stud. 19E01600 Fit, good colour, coat and balanced work. Small gap right hand chain.

2nd J Kay & Sons. Another fit youngster with some nice work. Mackerel tail.

3rd S & J Howson. Some shapely work. Good coat/colour. Fails haunches

Tort u/5

1st Sandyback Stud. 19E01200. Nice youngster with good coat, colour and head. Open, balanced work with good graduation and pattern. Couple of high spots.

2nd Sandyback Stud. Good head. Fails chains and not colour of winner.

Grand Challenge u/5

1st B Double

2nd Sandyback Stud

3rd R Fenn

Ken Brownsword

Midland English Adult Support Show 16th June 2019

Some nice adults on show in reasonable coat for the time of year. The chocolate doe from Richard Took was my best closely followed by Bernard Doubles black buck.

Black Ad

1st B Double. 17E03885 Well balanced rabbit with good colour and shapely work in pattern.

2nd B Double

3rd F Manifield

Blue Ad

1st Carnell Stud. 18E00790 Nice type with good colour and head with clean short ears. Some gaps and barring on haunches.

2nd Firshill Stud

3rd Mrs M Kirkland

Choc Ad

1st R Took. 16E00813 Excellent rabbit with clearest markings in class. Balanced. My best adult.

2nd R Took.

3rd R Took

Grey Ad

1st J Kay & Sons. 18E01710 Nice doe, fit with some shapely work and fair head. Congestion on haunches.

2nd I Kirkland

3rd Firshill Stud

Tort Ad

1st Mrs M Kirkland. 18E02465 Small spotted work in pattern. Short of one or two spots on both haunches. Good head.

2nd Sandyback Stud.

3rd Carnell Stud.

Grand Challenge Ad

1st R Took.

2nd B Double.

3rd J Kay & Sons

Ken Brownsword

London English Spring

Thoroughly enjoyed judging this show. Good bunch of stewards with Stewart on the book and Bernard, Reg, Gary and Jackie keeping things in order.

A small entry but some nice stock for me to look at.

Nails are getting to be a problem. It is easy to trim them and with overlong nails, the rabbit does not sit comfortably and will not show itself to the best advantage. Think how you would feel with long toe nails.

Thanks for the invite and hope to judge for you again.

Black Ad. 1st B Double. Little congested left side, strong tail. Shown well. Easy winner. BIS.

2nd B Double. Some nice work but a few gaps on right side. Shade dirty ear roots

3rd K Last. Spot near eye circle spoils. Weak tail but some nice work both sides.

Blue Ad.1st K Last. Fair colour. Good spotting but needs more on.

Grey Ad. 1st S & J Howson. Nice open spots. Bit sparse Left chain. Wins shape of spot.

2nd Jackie Saunders. Spot near ears. Barred both chains. Fair balance.

3rd Jemima Saunders. Spot on head, Fair work but spots on back leg spoils.

Tort Ad. 1st Sandyback Stud. Good head. Small tear drop right eye. Good colour but spot on back leg spoils

Junior Ad 1st Jemima Saunders. Third Grey

Black u/5 1st Sarande Stud. Good strong saddle and tail. Bit barred both sides. Saddle under spoils.

Blue u/5 1st Firshill Stud. Spot near ears spoils. Some good spotting. Will make up when bigger.

Grand Chall AA 1st B Double, 2nd B Double, 3rd S & J Howson

Steve Shacklock

As you all know I wasn’t the first choice to judge the Celebration Show but when I was asked to step in I jumped at the chance. What an honour as President of this fantastic club to judge the 75th Anniversary Show, and as a show it held up and exceeded all of its expectations. Any way down to the rabbits.

Black: 26 Adults: 8 U/5mths: The winning Adult was an outstanding colour, a real Black on White exhibit, super type and coat, got a head like a Tort, so clean, full tail and strong saddle, its bodywork had good placement of some very quality work. I just would have liked it to handle a bit harder but ha ho I wish it was in my shed. 2nd and 3rd exhibits both good type and colour, both with nice heads, good tails and placement of work, both beaten quality of spot throughout.
1st: Derek Page: 2nd: Bernard Double: 3rd: Firshill Stud: Winning youngster really good type, colour and coat. Quality right side just lacks a bit left side. 2nd and 3rd exhibits have good open work both sides and have fair heads and good tails.
1st: Bernard Double: 2nd: Fred Manifield: 3rd: Derek Page: GENERAL COMMENTS: To many Blacks still have poor tails and heads and fail in colour. Black should be Black, White should be White, not Charcoal and Magnolia.
Blues: 13 Adults: 4 U/5mths: The winning Adult was easily the best colour out of all the Blues exhibited. Its right side was of full pattern with some quality work, left side has a bare haunch, put down well and fit. 2nd exhibit better balanced but only fair colour and head. 3rd Exhibit nicely balanced but not in coat today.
1st and 2nd: Kent Park Stud: 3rd: Kitwood Stud: Winning youngster has a good head, good saddle, tail, coat and of nice colour. Good placement of work both sides and shown very fit, I gave this the C’C.
1st: Brian Taylor: 2nd: Kent Park Stud: 3rd: Kitwood Stud. GENERAL COMMENTS: Again, like the Blacks more attention to colour needed. Was the worst colour for poor tails, and they were poor. White hairs creeping up ears is another existing fault.
Greys: 15 Adults: 6 U/5mths: The winning adult for me today was shown to the minute, just how a rabbit should be shown, not a hair out of place, immaculate presentation, hard as nails, just handled so well. Quality coat and colour and all-round shape, right side pure quality work of the correct size with graduation, left side short of work in the chain but again rest of work pure quality, very well done a worthy winner. 2nd exhibit, a nice big Buck, nice colour again shown very well, good placement of some really nice work, nice head and saddle. 3rd exhibit, big Buck super fit, good colour, nice head, saddle and coat. Good placement of work both sides, just a little untidy under and needs to calm down when on table.
1st and 2nd: S & J Howson: 3rd: Russell Fenn. Winning youngster, good sized exhibit, again like the adult shown very well, good head, saddle, tail with nice placement of work. 2nd and 3rd both nice exhibits with pattern of work and good coats.
1st: S & J Howson: 2nd: Russell Fenn: 3rd: Alan Lakin: GENERAL COMMENTS: Still plenty of variation in colour, quite a bit of congested work some heavy heads but got to be the best colour for coats
Torts: 10 Adults: 1 U/5mth: Winning Tort, quality coat, colour and shape with good placement of work both sides, in pattern shown immaculate, another shown hard as nails just a little tear drop of eye circle spoils a good head. 2nd, again quality coat, colour and shape with nice placement of work, just a little bit more tied work than winner. 3rd, triple chains and barred work, nice colour.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd: Sandyback Stud. (Mrs Janet Lees) Youngster had a good head, balanced work just fails colour, thanks.
1st: Sandyback Stud. GENERAL COMMENTS: Still have the best heads but to many still have many bars and to many shades of colour.
Chocolates: 9 Adults: 1 U/5mths: Winning Choc, good type and colour, smaller spotted but in pattern both sides, fit and shown clean, nice head, saddle and tail. 2nd, nice type, small spotted through and not colour of winner, little soft in touch. 3rd, nice head, saddle and tail, balanced work in pattern, touch under.
1st and 2nd: Richard Took. 3rd: Kettlewood and Sharp. Winning youngster, good type colour and head, nice chains.
1st: Richard Took. GENERAL COMMENTS: Got to watch the size of work, it’s getting smaller but still too many with bars and congested work, also tails a little weak.

So, there is my general report on the stock at the fabulous 75th Anniversary Show, if you missed it you missed the show of the year. Thanks for letting me do what I enjoy the most.

Yorkshire area English.

YSS, judged by Russell Fenn, Best in show - Alicia Howells
SSS, judged by Aaron Dewhirst, Best in show - Richard Took
ASS, judged by Ian Kirkland, Best in show - Russell Fenn.

Members points winner: Russell Fenn
Junior members points winner: Alicia Howells

News & Results 2019

B.Double           Gold Cup Winner 2010
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2018 Gold Cup Winner
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Roger Prior Gold Cup Winner 2008

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News & Results 2018

london english spring stock show 2017 BIS bernard with judge ray cooper

Best in show winner Bernard Double with judge Ray Cooper

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