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Devon County Show 

Show report

 

A well run show conveniently sited in a large agricultural event. Advice to get there early was good and car parking simple. Thanks to Sarah for diligently taking the books and a very enjoyable morning. 

 

The long harsh winter had affected the condition of many exhibits but not those of Amy Heale. This fantastic result of best in show and then 2nd and 3rd. should be noted by all fanciers. This result indicates a stud of real depth on levels of fitness, condition, grooming and consistency. Well done Amy. To do so well on the back of a tough winter bodes well for her showing season and reminds all of us that best in show is one great thing consistency is another.

 

Breeding Dutch is a tough unforgiving choice and the Dutch Cavy Club standard we have to judge by which means exhibits with flesh ear and white hairs to the hock are always likely to run second. Two disqualifications on the day for a black toenail is disappointing.

 

Leaving aside Amy’s army I liked the red boar of Kevin Hopkins. A real Trojan of a pig perhaps not quite at his best today and Ewan Collis adult black was a good attempt in a colour that has been strong. There were some key experienced exhibitors showing and I know they will win another day but for me the memory I took away was that final line up of a wonderful red with bold eyes and good all round markings, the really nice chocolate well-groomed and if the colour had been a little stronger and potential BIS. The 5/8 third placed red was another promising youngster well shown 

 

 

Red Dutch Boar adult 

1st

Kevin Hopkins 

Excellent blaze perfect cheek nice ears good saddle and under short even stops 

2nd

Sarah Stribley

Good blaze slightly uneven good cheeks good saddle and uneven under. Short uneven stops  

3rd

Amy Heale 

Good blaze nice cheeks nice saddle. Very short left stop, good right stop  

4th

Absent 

 

 

Red Dutch Sow adult 

1st

Amy Heale  

Good blaze slight short, and cut to right Good cheeks strong bold eyes and excellent ears. Perfect saddle and under. Perfect stops a fit pig colour and groomed  

2nd

Kevin Hopkins 

Nice blaze and very nice cheeks. One severely bitten ear. Saddle out but not slipped. Rough under cut but nice colour 

3rd

Kevin Hopkins 

Nice blaze uneven to right. High ears one bitten. Good saddle, slight dip under. Perfect stops but small on size  

4th

No entry 

 

 

Black Dutch adult 

1st

Sharon Collis 

Perfect blaze lovely cheeks nice ears and slight low saddle, good under and stops. A nice pig 

2nd

Ewan Collis

Good blaze but heavy checks. Saddle low and almost as slip. Short uneven stops  

3rd

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

Blaze cut back to right Good cheeks and ears. Good saddle and under. Short stops  

4th

Absent 

 

 

Chocolate Dutch Adult

1st

Amy Heale 

Excellent blaze good cheeks, ears saddle and under a toe plus short stop. A very fit pig that was shown to win  

2nd

Amy Heale 

Fair blaze cheeks uneven to left good ears saddle and under. One good stop and one long one which has been groomed back  

 

Good blaze to smellers and good cheeks and ears. High saddle but good a dip under very good stops but too unhappy with coat  (white dandruff) 

 

 

 

 

Golden Agouti Adult 

1st

Sarah Stribley

 

2nd

No entry 

 

3rd

No entry 

 

4th

No entry 

 

 

Red Challenge adult

1st

Amy Heale 

 

2nd

Kevin Hopkins 

 

3rd

Sarah Stribley

 

4thR

Jennifer Hall 

 

 

AOC Challenge Adult 

1st

Amy Heale  

 

2nd

Amy Heale  

 

3rd

Sharon Collis 

 

4th

Wilmot Goldsworthy  

 

 

AC Challenge Adult 

1st

Amy Heale  

 

2nd

Amy Heale 

 

3rd

Kevin Hopkins 

 

4th

Amy Heale 

 

 

Red Boar 5/8 

1st

Sarah Stribley  

Very wide blaze, nice slight ears flesh ear good even short stops good saddle and under  

2nd

Sarah Stribley  

Wide blaze to light checks. One ear nibbled and flesh ear. Saddle low. One short and one good stop  

3rd

Kevin Hopkins 

Narrow blaze heavy cheeks sound ears good saddle but dip under. Short stop/hair stop

4th

Kevin Hopkins 

Run to mouth, Severe uneven blaze. One good cheek bitten ear and flesh ear saddle uneven good under. One long stop to hock

 

Black toe nail 

 

 

 

 

Red Dutch Sow 5/8 

1st

Amy Heale 

Good blaze slightly cut to the right Lovely cheeks.

Good ears and good saddle with slight dip under good stops  

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White hairs over hock 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Dutch 5/8 

1st

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

Nice type and good blaze. Nice cheeks and ears. Saddle out but perfect stops 

 

Chocolate Dutch 5/8

1st

Amy Heale 

Thin blaze cut to nose. Good saddle and under. Good stops 

 

Cream Dutch 5/8 

1st

Jennifer Hall 

Stop over hock Nice effort but colour darker and a small size pig for class

 

Red Challenge 5/8 

1st

Amy Heale 

 

2nd

Sarah Stribley

 

3rd

Sarah Stribley

 

R

Kevin Hopkins 

 

 

AOC Challenge 5/8 

1st

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

 

2nd

Amy Heale 

 

3rd

Jennifer Hall 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Challenge 5/8

1st

Amy Heale 

 

2nd

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

 

3rd

Amy Heale 

 

4th 

Sarah Stribley

 

 

Red Boar under 5

1st

Kevin Hopkins 

Nice blaze and cheeks with a drag to the right. Uneven saddle and under

2nd

Amy Heale 

Nice face a bit light on right cheek. Flesh ear saddle good and under short even stops 

3rd

Sarah Stribley

Uneven blaze and cheek. Flesh tip both ears and high saddle dip under short even stops 

D

Black toe nail 

 

Red Dutch Sow under 5 

1st

Sarah Stribley 

Uneven cheeks. Flesh top ear and nice saddle if a rough under. Good stops and would have liked more size. 

 

Red Challenge under 5

1st

Kevin Hopkins 

 

2nd

Amy Heale 

 

3rd

Sarah Stribley

 

4th 

Sarah Stribley 

 

 

Black Dutch under 5

1st

Wilmot Goldsworthy

Nice blaze good cheeks, sound ears and low saddle Even. One short stops and one with hairs to hock 

 

AOC Challenge under 5

1st

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AC Challenge Under 5

1st

Kevin Hopkins 

 

2nd

Amy Heale 

 

3rd

Sarah Stribley

 

4th

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

 

 

Juv Dutch

1st

Ewan Collis

 

Grand Challenge

1st

Amy Heale 

 

2nd

Amy Heale 

 

3rd

Amy Heale 

 

4th 

Wilmot Goldsworthy 

 

 

Boar 

1st

Amy Heale

 

Sow

1st

Amy Heale