Just had their second vaccinations. Next week it is the ops prior to homing. These kittens are now all spoken for. Glori’s wee man may be available, but we havent made any decision on him yet.
Izzy (GR CH Mabalakat Northern Lights) achieved her 3rd Imperial certificate at the 3 counties show at the weekend. She also got BOB and was a close runner up for BIS SLH adult, lost out due to her summer coat. Lalique came second to a much more mature girl, which is fine, she is only just an adult herself but Pascali made it quite clear that she really doesnt like showing, so will be retired from the show bench, and will just have to look beautiful here, and have lovely babies. A shame when this happens, particularly as her cream shaded pattern is one of the best we have ever seen, but I wouldnt ever show a cat that hates it so much as it wouldnt be fair.
After a scan at the vet’s we can announce that Walter’s first ever kittens are on their way! It would appear that Glori (CH Mabalakat Gloriana) is due around 23rd August with what looks to be 2 kittens.
We can never be sure of colours at this point (and sometimes for some time after birth!) but possibles are (all most likely with white):
Brown tabby, Silver tabby, Black, Black smoke, (both sexes)
Tortie, Tortie tabby, Silver tortie tabby, Tortie smoke (girls only)
Red, Red Tabby, Red smoke (boys only).
We will update as soon as we have details. Last time, she had two, that were born 3 days apart…… so we may be a while before we can post what she has, but as these are Walter’s first babies, we are excited to see what they are like.
Photos of Poppy’s babies hopefully tomorrow now they are 6 weeks.
Menemsha gave birth on May 2nd, and sadly one kitten didnt make it. But these three are rapidly turning into little barrels. Mum is VERY protective, so we had to quickly pop in and use the flash. They are 10 days old in the photos. The red tabby boy and the brown tabby boy are both reserved. The tortie girl is under assessment, and will possibly stay here with us.
First vaccination and health check no. 1 over, the kittens have now met their new mums and dads and have their own names.
After keeping us waiting Menemsha today had a litter of lovely babies. Despite having grown to the size of a basketball, there were only 4 kittens, and, sadly, one boy didnt make it.
We have a brown tabby boy, a red tabby boy, and a tortie tabby and white girl. Photos will follow next week as they develop.
We already have a long waiting list for these kittens, and the girl will not be made available for some time, as we wish to assess her with a view to her staying here with her mum.
We have just done a repeat mating of Poppy and George, and hopefully will have kittens again in early July. Once we are sure, we will post on here when they are due.
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.