AGS Virtual Show 2017

Results - CLASS Unstandardized: Provisional

Judge: Danielle Cromer, Florida, USA

Entries: 252 251 255 256 263 273

Judge's Note: The current Patched standard does not specify an upper limit for white markings, only that "There may be white markings on the nose, forehead, neck or tail." In the Marked classes (Spot, Pied, & Mottled), having white markings covering over 75% of the body is a serious fault. This is in part due to health concerns, since excessive white spotting has been linked to deafness, megacolon, neurological issues, etc. As such, even though Patched is not intended to fall under the Marked classes, I have chosen to apply the 75% rule here.

First Place

Blue Heaven vom Clan of Colourpoint Runners

Owner: Annika Dietz Cadolzburg, Germany
#252

Blue Roan Male

3 years 5 months

Judges Comments:

This gentleman is a wonderful example of Roan on a Blue background. His traditional Spot markings are minimal, with the white mixed in his coat giving him a lighter, silvery blue color overall. I would prefer to see a darker base color so that the white flecking stands out more, but he is quite elderly and has likely faded some with age. While not ideal, the pointed look caused by his darker nose and tail is considered acceptable in Roan. His tail is held out straight, with a modest tuft. He is not quite as bulky as a male in his prime, but still has a distinctly masculine frame. His eyes are a bit narrow, or perhaps simply not opened all the way. This boy has aged well, and remains quite competitive.


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Second Place

Tabakki von den Sporch-Rennern

Owner: Annika Dietz Cadolzburg, Germany
#251

Patched Black Male

 

Judges Comments:

This guy is gorgeous, but he really needs to lose some weight. You can see fatty deposits on his shoulders and chest; in the overhead view he's shaped rather like an egg. Very cool mottled pattern with a clearly defined dark patch on his back, and possibly a second patch barely visible at the base of his tail. Nicely shaped head and eye.


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Third Place

Davina vom Clan of Colourpoint Runners

Owner: Annika Dietz, Cadolzburg, Germany
#255

Patched Blue Female

 

Judges Comments:

Nice to see multiple patches! The composition of the photos makes it difficult to judge several aspects, but she does have a broad head, good tuft, and nice fan of whiskers. As sometimes happens in Blues, her spotting has washed her color out significantly. She's left looking both ticked and pointed, which while attractive, is not to standard. She may also have excessive white, but it's hard to tell whether it's truly white markings or just her color being bleached out very light.


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Estel of Waterfield

Owner: Rumiko Küllsen, Schleswig Holstein, Germany
#256

Patched Black Male

 

Judges Comments:

Nice broad head, almond eye, and lovely whiskers. Looks to be a good size, but it's hard to assess his body type with him standing hunched over his treat! His patch is a bit hard to see because of its placement. This boy is nice overall, but is way over the 75% allowed for white markings.


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Satomis Mrs. Plithiver

Owner: Pia Brix Aalborg, Denmark
#263

Dilute Siamese Female

14.5 weeks

Judges Comments:

This little girl has potential, but hasn't yet grown into her adult body type or coloration. Her main body is still dark, and her feet haven't colored up yet. I can see a very slight nose point. Good eye shape and ear set. She doesn't seem to have much, if any, stray white on paws or chin. I'd love to see her again once she's matured.


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Stadtmaus Little Miss Pumpkin

Owner: Berenice Schulz-Gebeltzig, Germany
#273

Patched DEH Female

 

Judges Comments:

This gerbil is quite striking, but a bit of a conundrum! She was entered as a Patched Dark-Eyed Honey. She is most definitely Patched-- but not a DEH. While the coloration on most of her body could pass for Honey Cream, the dark patches do not match. The black hairs in her tail tuft in particular rule out Honey, and suggest she may in fact be an overly mottled Agouti. She has an outstanding head and tail, but is a bit chunky for a female, appearing more masculine. While her big, bold patches are lovely, she far exceeds the 75% maximum for white markings, so much so that it is difficult to even determine her base color.


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