Lynnette

Show results 24th November

Took Satchmo and the two up and coming girls to the Colourpointed, Rex Coated and Any Other Variety show yesterday.  Sadly, nothing for Satchmo in the Imperial class, which was a large one, though he did get Best of Breed.  I forgot to take any pics of him whilst there, so here is one of him taken at home!  However, the two young girls had a storming day!  Penelope (red tabby + white) was first, and Best of Breed, as was Peggy (tortie smoke and white) in her class.  Both had good side class results, being placed in large classes of mixed breeds.  Towards the end of the day, we were so pleased when Peggy was judged to be the Best in Show kitten in her section – and at only 20 weeks!  More importantly, both girls were relaxed and playful throughout the day and had a good ex

Just before home, with her Best in Show rosette.
Just before home, with her Best in Show rosette.
Peggy was very relaxed throughout the day in her pen.
Peggy was very relaxed throughout the day in her pen.
Penny just wouldnt stay still for me to take a good photo but you can just see her Best of Breed Rosette
Penny just wouldnt stay still for me to take a good photo but you can just see her Best of Breed Rosette
Hard to get a good pic of Penny at the show, so here is both girls at home.
Hard to get a good pic of Penny at the show, so here is both girls at home.

perience at what is always one of our favourite shows.

 

 

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Satchmo in his favourite spot, watching the traffic.
Jazz is expecting babies in the New Year!

We are super excited to say that Jazz definitely looks to be pregnant.  Her kittens will be expected around 1st/2nd January, so new year babies.  The boy she visited is a huge and beautiful silver classic tabby with white imported boy belonging to a good friend of ours.   He carries both solid and dilute, whilst we know that Jazz carries solid, but are not sure if she also carries dilute, so the kittens should be from a wide range of colours.

Images of Gus (Mymains Malfurion Stormrage) are now included below.  He is a fabulously boned silver classic tabby and white boy from the USA, and belonging to Jackie Huddleston (Jakatta Maine Coons).

Likely are:  Boys – red tabby, red silver tabby, red smoke, red shaded, red solid.  Black, brown tabby, silver tabby, black smoke.

Girls – Black, brown tabby, silver tabby, black smoke, tortie tabby, tortie, tortie silver tabby, black smoke, tortie smoke.

All kittens will likely be with white.  If Jazz DOES carry the dilute gene, which she may well do, then we could get the dilute variations of any of the above as well….. this is a litter we shall be watching with huge interest.

Both cats are HCM gene negative, and in addition, he has been tested clear of both PKDef and SMA.

Jazz will, of course, be away from the show bench until her kittens are grown and left home, and she is fully recovered, so she will be resuming her chase of Imperial certificates later in 2019, but her brother Satchmo will continue to represent our prefix, along with our two up and coming youngsters, Penny and Peggy.

Gus
Gus
Gus
Gus
Jazz at a show earlier this year.
Jazz at a show earlier this year.

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.

Show News.  GCCF Supreme Show 27th October 2018

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.

Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Satchmo being judged by Dr B Bennett for his Imperial Certificate
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Jazz being judged by Mrs Sally Tokens for her Imperial Certificate.
Izzy being judged by Mrs Carol Pike for her UK Grand certificate.
Izzy being judged by Mrs Carol Pike for her UK Grand certificate.

 

Pascali litter at 12 weeks.

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!

Tortie smoke and white female is staying with us.
Tortie smoke and white female is staying with us.
The queen is looking down on her minions... boys all on second tier of the climber.
The queen is looking down on her minions… boys all on second tier of the climber.
Tortie smoke girl with red silver and white tabby boy.
Tortie smoke girl with red silver and white tabby boy.
from the left... red smoke and white, tortie smoke and white, red shaded and white - all boys.
from the left… red smoke and white, tortie smoke and white, red shaded and white – all boys.
red silver tabby with white boy.
red silver tabby with white boy.
red smoke and white boy.
red smoke and white boy.
tortie smoke and white boy with his red silver brother.
tortie smoke and white boy with his red silver brother.

 

kittens are 10 weeks old and growing huge....

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.

The only girl!  Tortie smoke and white.  STAYING with us.
The only girl! Tortie smoke and white. STAYING with us.
All the boys.  Including the tortie smoke and white boy on the right.  He is RESERVED for Jennifer.
All the boys. Including the tortie smoke and white boy on the right. He is RESERVED for Jennifer.
The twins.  Both red smoke and white (or possibly red shaded and white).  One boy is reserved, the other MAY be available.
The twins. Both red smoke and white (or possibly red shaded and white). One boy is reserved, the other MAY be available.
Red Silver Classic tabby with white boy.  RESERVED for Andrew and Kate.
Red Silver Classic tabby with white boy. RESERVED for Andrew and Kate.
Red and white boy. RESERVED for Gregor and Charlotte.
Red and white boy. RESERVED for Gregor and Charlotte.
Pascali's kittens at 7 weeks.

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.

proof of unusual male tortie.
proof of unusual male tortie.
Tortie smoke and white boy. RESERVED.
Tortie smoke and white boy. RESERVED for Jennifer.
Red and white male. POSSIBLY AVAILABLE.
Red and white male. OPTIONED for Gregor
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Red silver tabby with white male. Optioned to Andrew and Kate
Tortie smoke and white girl - STAYING
Tortie smoke and white girl – STAYING
Tortie smoke and white girl - STAYING.
Tortie smoke and white girl – STAYING.

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so hard to tell these two apart!
so hard to tell these two apart!
Two red smoke and white males. One of these will be AVAILABLE.
Two red smoke and white males. One on right is RESERVED for Julie.  One on left is OPTIONED for Zoe.
Red silver tabby with white male. AVAILABLE
Red silver tabby with white male. OPTIONED to Andrew and Kate

 

Pascali 's kittens at 6 weeks

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.

Red solid and white boy.
Red solid and white boy.
Red smoke and white boy
Red smoke and white boy
Tortie smoke and white girl
Tortie smoke and white girl
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Red shaded and white boy
Tortie and high white girl (optioned)
Tortie and high white girl (optioned)
red smoke and white boy
red smoke and white boy

 

Show results for Satchmo

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!

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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.