Sneak Preview of Menemsha's kittens

Menemsha gave birth on May 2nd, and sadly one kitten didnt make it.  But these three are rapidly turning into little barrels.  Mum is VERY protective, so we had to quickly pop in and use the flash.  They are 10 days old in the photos.  The red tabby boy and the brown tabby boy are both reserved.  The tortie girl is under assessment, and will possibly stay here with us.

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Izzy's kittens are 10 weeks old

First vaccination and health check no. 1 over, the kittens have now met their new mums and dads and have their own names.

Mabalakat Orion.  RESERVED to Jodie and Peter.
Mabalakat Orion. RESERVED to Jodie and Peter.

 

Mabalakat Lemmy.  RESERVED to Angie.
Mabalakat Lemmy. RESERVED to Angie.
Mabalakat Martha.  RESERVED to Alix.
Mabalakat Martha. RESERVED to Alix.
Mabalakat George.  RESERVED to Carol and Jerry.
Mabalakat George. RESERVED to Carol and Jerry.

 

After keeping us waiting Menemsha today had a litter of lovely babies.  Despite having grown to the size of a basketball, there were only 4 kittens, and, sadly, one boy didnt make it.

We have a brown tabby boy, a red tabby boy, and a tortie tabby and white girl.  Photos will follow next week as they develop.

We already have a long waiting list for these kittens, and the girl will not be made available for some time, as we wish to assess her with a view to her staying here with her mum.

We have just done a repeat mating of Poppy and George, and hopefully will have kittens again in early July.  Once we are sure, we will post on here when they are due.

8 weeks, but Menemsha is keeping us waiting!

Kittens are now 8 weeks old, and now they are on solids, are piling on the weight.

No new litter news as yet, though – Menemsha is due sometime this week, but is currently keeping us geussing when her kittens will make an appearance.  Will update on here once we know they are here and safe.

Black and white male. OPTIONED.
Black and white male. OPTIONED.
Red tabby and white girl. OPTIONED
Red tabby and white girl. OPTIONED
Red classic tabby with white male. OPTIONED.
Red classic tabby with white male. OPTIONED.
Black and high white male.  OPTIONED.
Black and high white male. OPTIONED.
Show results 22nd April 2017

We entered four cats into the double show at Huntingdon on Saturday.  The two new kittens went mainly to give them experience of the whole show scene.  This was their second show, and Rosie (Alisika Pascali) who is out of our own bred Mabalakat Columbia Falls, and Lucifern Lalique both did well, each entered in only one of the shows to avoid over-handling at this stage.  Both came 2nd to much older girls which we are happy with at this stage, and will await the publication of the judge’s reports on them with interest.

But our two adults were complete stars!  Both were awarded TWO Imperial Certificates, and now are each Imperial Grand Champions.  Not bad going for a mother and son, and on the son’s second birthday too!  Both will now take a break for a while, Walter to mature more before going for the top award of Olympian, whilst Poppy will hopefully have kittens later in the summer.

Poppy also gained Best of Breed in both shows, whilst Walter was awarded Best of Breed in one show.

Walter’s sister, (from a previous litter) Menemsha is due to have kittens sometime this week as well, and we will post on here when her babies arrive.

IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION COONBERRY DADDYS GIRL.
IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION COONBERRY DADDYS GIRL.
IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION MABALAKAT WALTER WHITE
IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION MABALAKAT WALTER WHITE
7 weeks

We are a bit late in updating but here are the photos from last Tuesday, when kittens were 7 weeks old.  All are excellent weights, eating well, and no accidents in litter training we are pleased to say.

Red tabby and white girl, optioned.
Red tabby and white girl, optioned.
Red tabby and white boy.  optioned.
Red tabby and white boy. optioned.
black and white boy.  optioned
black and white boy. optioned
Black and white boy.  optioned
Black and white boy. optioned
5 wks - all kittens optioned

Izzy and her kittens are well settled in the kitten room now.

Red tabby and white male.
Red tabby and white male.
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Red tabby and white girl
Red tabby and white girl
Found their way up onto the settee.
Found their way up onto the settee.
4 weeks and in kitten room now.

The kittens are busy exploring their new home.  As always, it is the girl who is the boldest.  She comes running up for her cuddles.

Black and white male. OPTIONED
Black and white male. OPTIONED
black and white male. OPTIONED.
black and white male. OPTIONED.
Red tabby and white female.  OPTIONED.
Red tabby and white female. OPTIONED.
Red Tabby and white male.  OPTIONED.
Red Tabby and white male. OPTIONED.
Mum and babies exploring the kitten room.
Mum and babies exploring the kitten room.
Lots of new stuff to explore!
Lots of new stuff to explore!

We are pleased that GRCH Mabalakat Menemsha-Bay is definitely pregnant.  As a daughter of George and Poppy, she is related to both of our studs, so has been out to visit an extremely handsome brown tabby and white male.  Ch. Julescoon Paddington Bear, owned by our friends Jo and James Hastings of Lucifern Maine Coons.  Kittens are due around 26th April.  We will post details on here when they arrive.

Likely babies will be Red tabby and white (males); Brown tabby and white (both sexes); Tortie tabby and white (females).  It is very unlikely we will have dilute (blue/cream) or solid in this litter.

Izzy's kittens at 3 weeks

These four continue to grow like weeds, and are piling on weight – no wonder Izzy is looking so slender!  All are now optioned (people have first refusal).  If the status of any change, it will be noted on here.

red tabby and white girl
red tabby and white girl
red tabby and white male
red tabby and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Mum and babies in the nest still.
Mum and babies in the nest still.