AGS Virtual Show 2017

Results - CLASS Champions: Older

Judge: Anise Hetman, New York, USA

Entries: 276 285 289 290 291 313 321

First Place

ABC's Checkers

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#285

Mottled Black Male

 

Judges Comments:

This gorgeous male has a captivatingly symetrical coat pattern. Both his left and right sides are like mirror images of each other. The variegated pattern on the back and tail, as well as the full blaze, are very pleasing. He has a nice build, which is the right ballance between athletic and hefty. His head is well set, and his eyes have nice shape. His tail is of good length, and ends in a tuft of white fur. Very handsome male!


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Best Opposite

ABC's Krystal

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#313

Silver Nutmeg Female

 

Judges Comments:

This female has matured nicely, and has developed a solid adult body type. Her tail is firmly set, and carriers pleasing width throughout, although it lacks a sufficient tuft. Her silver-ticked fur has retained its depth, and molt lines are minimal. Her eyes and ears are pleasantly shaped, and her poise is one of confidence and friendliness.


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Second Place

ABC's Snuff

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#290

Spot Nutmeg Male

 

Judges Comments:

Handsome, hefty male. I really like his bulk and head set. Eyes have good shape. His spotting pattern is attractive, featuring small, round spots on the forehead, nape of the neck, and tail tip. There are a few molt lines on his coat, and he appears to have a slight runny nose. He's a very well-built male, and appears very relaxed.



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Third Place

Hazel Honeybee

Owner: Shereen Lehman, Connecticut, USA
#321

Siamese Male

Judges Comments:

Nice beige coat free of molt lines, and his points are staying strong as he ages. This male is very flashy. His tail is very dark, and has good length. All his points are shaded, even his front feet have some pigment. His eyes are slightly round. His head is firmly set into his shoulders, and he is well built. His color is very striking.

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ABC's Kilo

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#289

Spot Agouti Male

Judges Comments:

Nice large male. I really like the contrast between his bright coat and clean white belly. He has minimal stray hairs or molt lines, and his spots are round and centered. His tail is straight and of good length. His coat appears slightly greasy, he could use a dust bath. Overall very pleasing male.



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ABC's Kiara

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachuetts, USA<
#291

Slate Female

Judges Comments:

Such pretty color. I wish she was in better focus so I could see her tail tip and points clearly.


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Simba

Owner: Beth Taylor, Massachusetts, USA
#276

Mottled Nutmeg Male

Judges Comments:

Handsome male. I would like to see a bit more bulk on him. He has a nice eye shape, but his tail isn't completely straight. Nice full blaze and wide collar. I think perhaps back in his glory days, he may have shown as pied. I definitely see the potential there. He really doesn't have enough white to compete with other mottled gerbils. In my experience with pied nutmegs, they tend to start out darker and gradually fade as they age, revealing some white hairs which were previously covered up by the ticking. This roaning effect is pretty, but not quite the variegation us judges are looking for on a mottled gerbil. Also, toenails on one of his front feet appear to be very short, or possibly missing. Overall, very pleasing gerbil. I can definitely see the champion in him!


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