After her Supreme success, Jazz didnt get to rest on her laurels for long, she departed the following day for a stay with a rather handsome silver tabby and white boy. We are doubtful that anything has happened, and will likely know in 2-3 weeks if she has kittens due. Once we know, we will update on here.
As well as the club stand, I took three cats to this year’s Supreme Show. (for those who don’t know, the Supreme is the equivalent of the Dog world’s Crufts, where all cats have to qualify to enter).
Im delighted to say that all three won their title certificates. Both Satchmo and Jazz were awarded Imperial Certificates (Satch in a class of 5 stunning boys) and are now well on the way to those titles.
Izzy went one better, and was awarded her 2nd UK Grand certificate, which now makes her UK & IMPERIAL GRAND CHAMPION Mabalakat Northern Lights. This certificate is ONLY awarded at the Supreme (once a year) and a cat needs two to achieve the title, so only a few short months after having a litter, she has certainly done us proud.
These guys (and gal!) are off to the vet tomorrow to have their second vaccinations. In a week’s time, four of the boys will be off to my other vet to be neutered and soon afterwards they will be leaving us for their new homes. We will really miss them, they have been probably our friendliest and liveliest litter to date.
All of the kittens are now reserved, and have new homes lined up. We are still waiting for Poppy and Menemsha to call, and having entered Jazz into several shows during October, yup – she is calling! We hope to make the first two shows, but if she continues to call, then she will be mated and have to miss the third….Contrary little madam!
Pascali’s kittens are growing quickly now. Regularly trashing the kitten room, and sounding like a herd of elephants up and down the stairs!
One of the red smoke boys MAY be available. Contact if interested.
It has been an interesting week! Kittens are rapidly growing now. We have noticed something on the brightly coloured tortie that shouldnt be there – she is a he! This is not totally unknown, but technically cant happen as the red colour travels on the X chromosome. With a red mother (two red X genes) and a brown tabby father (no red) all girls have to be tortie of some sort. Boys will all be red of some kind. But this little girl definitely looks to be a male! He/she is already reserved, and thankfully the new owner is happy either way.
Please note: There are more than one photo of each kitten. All kittens are now optioned, or reserved. If this should change and any become available, we will make a note on here.
Been a busy few weeks. The kittens are weaning – and are probably the messiest litter we have had in some time, hence the delay in photos! We seem to be past the worst now thankfully.
It will be a while yet before we know which kittens are available. The high white tortie girl is optioned, and one of the boys is booked, but the decision hasnt been made as to which one yet. The other tortie girl is likely to be staying here with us. As soon as we know which kittens are available, we will post on here.
At the Humberside and Lincs double show on July 28th, Satchmo started his Imperial journey with one Imperial certificate, and one Reserve Imperial Certificate. He gained one BOB and had an almost red card day so we were delighted. It was cooler in the hall than expected, but still quite hot, so Satchmo spent most of the day asleep! We did try to wake him for this photo but as you can see, he was one sleepy boy!
Pascali’s babies are now coming out of their nest and exploring the bedroom. We are still unsure of the actual colours of the four boys. One is a dark red, and could be either red tabby and white, or, more likely, red solid and white. The three paler boys look likely to be red smokes with white or red shaded with white. The two girls are easier – one tortie smoke with white, one high white tortie, possibly tortie smoke or tortie tabby. We will know more as they increase in size.
As this litter is being assessed for show potential, we wont know which will be available for a little while yet. Some will be, and we will post a notice on here once we have decisions on which ones.
Izzy’s babies are now 11 weeks old and will next week have their final vaccinations. The boys will shortly after that be off to the vet, for their little ops and then can go to their new owners. Penny will be staying with us as we are running her on. A little shy, we are hoping once the boys leave home, she will settle more with us and hope to be introducing her to showing in the autumn.
Really pleased to say that our beautiful flashy tortie tabby and white, Jazz, is now Grand Champion Mabalakat All That Jazz. She gained her third title certificate at the show on 14th July. In addition, she was Best of Breed and had a red card day (all firsts). We are super proud of this young lady who is now taking a break throughout August. We are hoping that she will be coming into call and can be mated for autumn kittens, but if she shows no signs, then may well be out again on the bench in September and October.