DCC Northern Area
Show Keighley 12/04/14
The entry of 21 Dutch may not have been sensational but was
quite satisfactory in view of the fact that Cornwall and Kent are strongholds
of DCC membership and both areas were staging shows that weekend. I anticipated that Best Dutch would most
likely go to a Chocolate Dutch but I did not foresee something of a form upset.
It was, indeed, a Chocolate that took the top award but this time it was a
promising intermediate boar from the Amy Heale stable. After judging, I was
informed that this was the pig that did so well at the Bradford Ch. Show in
January taking third in the Marked/Ticked Challenge u/5mths.
Red Boar Adult (1) 1st Chris Pearson. Sound ears.
Quite good cheeks but untidy run spoils. Nice saddle, quite good undercut,
pleasing colour, odd stops, 1 good, 1 toe. A useful stud boar and Best Red.
Black Adult B or S (4) 1st & 2nd Malcolm
Atkinson. Sow leading. Sound ears, heavy, full cheeks, quite good saddle and
undercut, short toe stops, nice colour and coat. Shown to win and it did. Boar,
tipped ear spoils, heavy cheeks close to whisker bed, nice else with level toe
stops. Again, a nicely shown exhibit. 3rd & Res. B. Leiper Boar
leading sow. Two sporting entries but both could be in better order, long in coat,
thin under, sow rather baggy.
Chocolate Adult B or S (3) 1st & 2nd
Amy Heale. Boar. Sound ears. Nice all
round markings, trifle untidy blaze and just a shade long one stop that runs
under. Colour and condition took the eye. 2nd noted winning boar and
an uneasy choice for 2nd as balanced markings all round. Just a
shade heavy cheeks, shorter stops and signs of wear on belly today. 3rd
Sandra Fardoe, a sow rather exposed by the quality of the leaders but shown in
good order although could be more tractable. Badly out on undercut and flesh
Golden Agouti Adult B or S (2) 1st Kim
Holmes. Sound ears, little heavy cheeks,
nice saddle, slight dip undercut, nice stops bar run under. A nicely balanced
exhibit and Best Sow. Pen 347 absent.
Silver Agouti Adult B or S (1) 1st Graham Godfrey.
Boar. Tipped ear, high cheek with other a slight drag. Fair saddle skews. Fair
undercut and stops.
Challenge Red Adult (1) 1st Chris Pearson.
Challenge AOC Adult (10) 1st & 3rd
Amy Heale. 2nd Kim Holmes. Res. Malcolm Atkinson.
Challenge Adult (11) 1st & 3rd Amy
Heale. 2nd Kim Holmes. Res Chris Pearson.
Red Boar 5/8 months (1) 1st Harold Laycock. Sound
ears, quite nice cheeks, saddle and undercut a shade far back, toe stops.
Chocolate B or S 5/8 months (2) 1st & 2nd
Amy Heale. Nicely marked all round although one cheek is a little heavier than
the other. Nice saddle, quite good
undercut, level toe stops. A promising boar and later Best Dutch. 2nd
sow. Again nicely marked but only a fair blaze and colour disappointed today.
Silver Agouti Dutch 5/8 months (1) 1st Graham
Godfrey. Sow. Sound ears. Odd cheeks and stops. Nice saddle and undercut.
Challenge Red 5/8 months (1) 1st Harold Laycock
Challenge AOC 5/8 months (3) 1st & 2nd
Amy Heale. 3rd Graham Godfrey.
Challenge A.C. 5/8 months (4) 1st & 3rd
Amy Heale 2nd Harold Laycock Res Graham Godfrey.
Red Sow u/5 months (3) 1st Chris Pearson. Needs
better cheeks but sneaks the class on ears, saddle and undercut, reasonable
stops if a little odd. 2nd & 3rd Harold Laycock. Nice
cheeks but slight tip ear, fair saddle & undercut out, level toe stops.
Close and followed each other in duplicates. 3rd beaten cheeks and
blaze. All in need of better table manners!
Black B or S u/5 months (1) Amy Heale. Sow. Sound ears,
little odd cheeks, slipping saddle but nicely cut under. Fair stops.
Chocolate B or S u/5 months (1) Amy Heale. A sow that I
predict will have a very short showing career as one stop is very short and
pushing the limit already. High cheeks but quite nice saddle and undercut.
Silver Agouti B or S u/5 months (1) 1st Graham
Godfrey. Boar and best of the Silvers today. Tipped ear. Little odd cheeks with one high. Nice saddle and good stops.
Challenge Red u/5 months (3) 1st Chris Pearson 2nd
& 3rd Harold Laycock.
Challenge AOC u/5 months (3) 1st Graham Godfrey, 2nd
& 3rd Amy Heale.
Challenge AC u/5 months (6) 1st Chris Pearson. 2nd
& Res Harold Laycock. 3rd Graham Godfrey.
Grand Challenge AA (21) 1st, 2nd, Res
Amy Heale 3rd Kim Holmes.
Challenge Boar AA (9) 1st, 2nd 3rd Amy Heale. Res Chris
Challenge Sow AA (12) 1st Kim Holmes. 2nd
Malcolm Atkinson. 3rd Chris Pearson. Res Harold Laycock
New Members (1) 1st Sandra Pardoe.