February 2019

We can confirm that Lalique is expecting to George, kittens due around April 7th.  Izzy is keeping us geussing, there are some signs she is pregnant, but nothing definite as yet, we will know for sure soon, as if she is, her kittens are due around April 1/2nd.

Poppy may also be expecting kittens, to George, and if she is pregnant, will be due around 18th April.

7wks.  Eating all foods and developing their purrsonalities  now.

Silver tabby and white girl. OPTIONED to Mike.
Silver tabby and white girl. OPTIONED to Mike.
Silver tabby and white girl. OPTIONED to Simone.
Silver tabby and white girl. OPTIONED to Simone.
Red tabby and white boy. OPTIONED to Mike.
Red tabby and white boy. OPTIONED to Mike.
Silver tabby and white boy. OPTIONED to Jennifer.
Silver tabby and white boy. OPTIONED to Jennifer.
Red smoke and white boy. OPTIONED to Laura.
Red smoke and white boy. OPTIONED to Laura.
Red Smoke and white boy. OPTIONED to Mike.
Red Smoke and white boy. OPTIONED to Mike.
George at show

Huge thanks to Neil Wiles for these lovely photos of George at last weekend’s double show (excuse the old hag holding him lol!)  Olympian classes are so hard competing against the best of every breed.  I just felt in full winter coat he looked so amazing had to give it a go, and was very pleased that he was placed 5th and 6th in such large classes of wonderful cats all in their prime.  George is the father of most of my cats, and is grandfather to Jazz’s babies.

Here is judge Ms Bruin’s report on him from the Southern show:  5 CANNELL’S UK IGR CH ALISIKA CITY-SLICKER (MCO d 03 22). Large, rectangular; high on heavy legs. Voluminous muzzle that cld be a tiny bit longer for perfection. Lovely eyes for shape, size, placement and expression. Ears large, wide at the base, set at a slight slant as he was very relaxed; large tufts. Coat of good length; double structure a little too opulent. Red Blotched (pattern rather vague) and White Bi-Colour. Purring along when handled

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It has been a long time since George came out (as a UK IMP GRCH he hardly needs to prove anything!) but he is looking so wonderful at the moment we couldnt risk trying him in the OLYMPIAN class.  This is against the VERY best cats, across all the different breeds and is notoriously hard to do well in.  George has already received one certificate at this level, but I took him thinking I would be happy if he were to be placed.  He had a wonderful day, in both shows he was placed in the OLY class, (5th and 6th) and also got Best of Breed, and in his side classes had 3 firsts and one second in big classes, so we were happy.  He as usual, behaved brilliantly and was an excellent ambassador for the breed, welcoming attention from visitors.  Photos will follow later.

 

Kittens at 6 weeks

The time I hate – Weaning and worming – YUK!  hopefully normal clean kittens will be resumed soon.

Silver tabby and white male (left) and red smoke and white male.
Silver tabby and white male (left) and red smoke and white male.
red smoke and white boy
red smoke and white boy
Silver tabby and white girl
Silver tabby and white girl
Silver tabby and white girl
Silver tabby and white girl
Silver tabby and white boy and red smoke and white boy.
Silver tabby and white boy and red smoke and white boy.
Red tabby and white boy.
Red tabby and white boy.
Silver tabby and white boy.
Silver tabby and white boy.
Silver tabby and white girl.
Silver tabby and white girl.

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We have just mated both Izzy and Lalique to George, so hopefully we will have two litters in early April.  (To be confirmed in next couple of weeks).

After 30 years, this is to be our last year of breeding.  All good things come to an end, and we think we have more than made a contribution to the furtherment of this wonderful breed, and to good breeding practise.  We hope to wind down slowly, but sadly, wont be able to keep all of our cats ourselves, so will be looking to find new homes for some of them.  We are going to have a last litter with each girl, (so hopefully 5-6 litters this year) in the hope that it might be possible for them to find homes with one of their kittens.  If you think you might be interested in having a mother/kitten pair, please do let us know, but we would prefer this to be to homes without other pets already.  We only want the very best pet homes for our cats, and they will be neutered, vaccinated and health checked prior to leaving us.  They will not be giveaways, there will be a charge for each cat, though not as much as a kitten.  Some will be staying here with us, as pets and to allow us to enjoy showing from time to time.

Jazz babies at 5 weeks (all optioned)

red smoke and white boy
red smoke and white boy
Just woken up!
Just woken up!
left, silver tabby female, right male.
left, silver tabby female, right male.
silver tabby and white female
silver tabby and white female
silver tabby with white female
silver tabby with white female
red smoke and white male
red smoke and white male
red silver tabby with white male.
red silver tabby with white male.
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red and white male
Silver tabby with white male.
Silver tabby with white male.