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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally forgot to do photos but had an enjoyable day out with some good results. Poppy (GRCH Coonberry Daddys Girl) was awarded TWO Imperial certificates and Best of Breed in both shows. Her son, Walter (GRCH Mabalakat Walter White) wasnt quite so lucky, with one Reserve Imperial certificate, and Best of Breed in both shows. We also took our two new babies, who are really very young,as yet, at 4 and 5 months but both did well and came 2nd to much older girls, so we were pleased with them, too and look forward to showing them at future shows.
It looks like the new boys havent quite got the hang of things yet, Glori doesnt look to be pregnant, and the jury is still out on Tally, but it is seeming unlikely. However, Menemsha, the boys’ sister has been out to visit a handsome brown tabby with white boy, and we are pleased to say that it is looking like we may well be expecting our next litter around 25-27th April. Colours expected are brown tabby males and females; red tabby males; tortie tabby females. We will of course, update if either the others looks to be pregnant after all.