Lalique is now settled in the kitten room, awaiting the birth of her first litter, due early next week. Izzy and Zeta are both due kittens to George, and both due in mid-May, and today we discovered that Walter obviously succeeded with Pascali at their second meeting, as she will be expecting kittens the week after Izzy and Zeta! Looks like May through to september are going to be busy here!
Poppy, Menemsha and Jazz are all going to have to wait until later in the summer before visiting their planned studs, hopefully for litters late summer/autumn.
We will update on here when Lalique’s kittens are safely with us.
Took Menemsha, Jazz and Satchmo to the joint Bobcats and Camcats show on Saturday. Wasnt expecting much for the youngsters at only 3 days into being old enough to try for certificates, but Jazz got both CC’s and BOB in both shows, plus red card day in one and highly placed in side classes in the other show. Satchmo was awarded both PC’s but is going to find it hard to achieve BOB when there are so many lovely older neuters in his colour class I think! Menemsha received One Imperial certificate, and BOB, but by the time the other judge got to her, she had been wound up by the boy in the next pen and wouldnt come out, so has yet to achieve that final certificate for the title.
Only gripe is that all three cats share their dad’s bad travelling habits sadly!
Lalique’s litter to Walter is due around 9th -10th April.
Pascali’s litter to Walter is due around 21st April. (not confirmed).
We have started a small waiting list for these litters, but it is already fairly full, and of course, no idea how many kittens will be here. Further litters are planned this year, (scroll down for plans and possible colour combinations). Feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered for a kitten and are happy to wait until later this summer.
A nice local show this time, at Warwick Show ground so only around half an hour’s drive for the Coventry and Leicester Club show. Pleased to say Menemsha won her third Imperial certificate (only two to go now!) and Best of Breed. She was also up for Best in Show, but was beaten by the cat that won the Reserve Imperial – go figure!
Satchmo won his open too, and also Best of Breed, and as usual, charmed all the judges with his laid back personality.
Sadly our Polish lady, Zeta, really, really, hated it! She curled up in a small ball under her blanket and refused to come out all day, so her wishes have been noted and we wont take her again. A shame, as she is looking so lovely, but not all cats like being shown. As we were taking Zeta, we left Jazz at home so her next outing will be as an adult, rather than a kitten.
Some photos here of the three kittens….
Next outing will be to TICA mid march, when we will take Izzy out to try to gain more points towards her Double Grand Champion certificate.
We are pleased to say that it looks like Lalique is definitely expecting the patter of tiny paws…. her litter is due around 9th/10th April. Pascali has also been spending time with Walter, and we hope to have confirmation of a pregnancy there in around 2 weeks.
It will be some 3-4 weeks before we can confirm, but hopefully we will have kittens due early April. We will update on here when we have more news. This will be from Walter x Lalique. Scroll down to see what colours can be expected from this mating.
Show news page has been updated with our results yesterday.
We took Jazz and Satchmo to Stoke on Trent yesterday with one kitten in each show. Both were 1st, Best of Breed and had a red card day (first in all their side classes). Jazz went on to be Best In Show Semi – Longhair kitten too, so we had a good day with them. More importantly, both took the travelling and showing in their stride, even if we did have to replace the litter in Satchmo’s pen with paper as he kept digging it out, all over the pen, the floor, pretty well everywhere in fact!
Now coming up to two and a half years old, Walter is proving to be a lovely gentle boy. His brother, Jesse, sadly proved not to be suitable for stud work so has been neutered and is now living in lincolnshire with a previous cat that we bred, where he is very happily settled.
Walter’s first litter were born last year, but sadly only one live kitten to Glori (Fats Waller who can be seen by scrolling down on our home page).
We have plans for him this year to mate both Pascali and Lalique, which should give us a range of colours and patterns. (Walter carries solid but not dilute, just like his dad, so no blues/creams yet).
We are really pleased with how he has matured, and are hoping that he will take over from his dad in stud work, as we hope to retire George in the not too distant future.