July 2018

Pascali's kittens at 3 weeks

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.

tortie smoke and white girl
tortie smoke and white girl
High white tortie girl
High white tortie girl
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
red, possibly red solid or red tabby and white boy.
red, possibly red solid or red tabby and white boy.
the three pale boys from behind.  so hard to tell apart!
the three pale boys from behind. so hard to tell apart!
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
possible red smoke or red shaded and white male
tortie smoke and white
tortie smoke and white
Pascali is an excellent mother.
Pascali is an excellent mother.
high white tortie, possibly smoke or tortie tabby.
high white tortie, possibly smoke or tortie tabby.
Kitten update.  Izzy's babies.

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.

Mum Izzy (Northern Lights) with Virgil (previously Shrimpy)
Mum Izzy (Northern Lights) with Virgil (previously Shrimpy)
Penelope
Penelope
Parker will soon be joining Chris and Susie in Pitstone.
Parker will soon be joining Chris and Susie in Pitstone.
Lady Penelope is staying here with us.
Lady Penelope is staying here with us.
Penny
Penny
Virgil and Penny
Virgil and Penny
Virgil is heading off to sunny Jersey to live with Jennifer and Joe and family.
Virgil is heading off to sunny Jersey to live with Jennifer and Joe and family.
Show Results from Eastern Counties.

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.

Jazz chilling out in a very hot show hall!
Jazz chilling out in a very hot show hall!
Izzy's babies now 9 weeks

These kittens have had their first health check (passed with flying colours) and vaccinations.  They are growing rapidly.Our ultra affectionate and friendly hand reared kitten (still with working name of “Shrimpy”) is available.  Parker is now reserved for Susie and Chris.  The female is still being run on with a view to staying here with us.  We havent thought of a

Parker (back) and Shrimpy
Parker (back) and Shrimpy
Shrimpy
Shrimpy
"Shrimpy" Brown classic tabby and white
“Shrimpy” Brown classic tabby and white

name yet though.

Girl kitten.
Girl kitten.
Pascali's babies are a week old (sneak preview!)

Still a few decisions to make on colour, but here are Pascali’s babies.  There are 3 boys that we know MUST be red (dad doesnt carry dilute) but could be red silver tabby/red silver shaded/red smoke…. time will undoubtedly tell, but for the moment, our three “Mr Pinks” are almost impossible to tell apart!

Tortie smoke and white female (possibly staying)
Tortie smoke and white female (possibly staying)
high white tortie (solid? smoke? tabby?) yet to be worked out!
high white tortie (solid? smoke? tabby?) yet to be worked out!
Mr pink 1 -
Mr pink 1 –
Mr PInk 2
Mr PInk 2
Mr PInk 3
Mr PInk 3
Red and white boy - tabby? smoke? solid?
Red and white boy – tabby? smoke? solid?
in the nestbox
in the nestbox
Pascali is proving to be an excellent mum.
Pascali is proving to be an excellent mum.

After keeping us waiting, Pascali finally delivered her kittens this morning.  She has four males, and two females.  The two girls are both torties of some kind, one certainly has high white, and looks to be calico colouration.  Too soon to know if solid, smoke or silver.  The boys are all red of some kind, but it will be a while before we know if we have solids, tabbies, red silver, shaded, or smoke!  All we can currently say is one has more white than the others!  Photos will follow in due course.

 

Updates on kittens (2)

Lalique’s two had visits from their new “parents” last weekend, and tomorrow (Friday) they go in to be neutered.  Not long now before they will be leaving us.

Alfie and Quin.  Both now reserved.
Alfie and Quin. Both now reserved.
updates on kittens

This week, it has all been about keeping everyone cool!  Izzy’s three are growing quickly now, and are now 8 weeks old.  The pics were taken last weekend.

Izzy’s kittens first:

Brown tabby with white boy.  Optioned.
Brown tabby with white boy. Optioned.
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Mum Izzy keeping an eye on things from on top of the kitten pen.
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Shrimpy is now bigger than his sister, and not too far behind his brother in weight. He loves sitting in the sunlight like this. Optioned.
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Red tabby and white girl. Still a little shy, but is under assessment for staying here.