We took Satchmo and Peggy to the Capital and Eastern double show on Saturday 5th. The kitten did really well, with first and Best of Breed in each show, and firsts in nearly all of her side classes too! She is only 6 months and taking it all in her stride. Satchmo however in large strong classes was awarded Imperial in one show and Reserve Imperial in the other! This means he had his all-important fifth Imperial certificate, and GCCF have since confirmed that he is now IMPERIAL GRAND PREMIER Mabalakat Satchmo. Absolutely over the moon, as he is my special baby. He finds the travel difficult, and isnt even two years yet, so we will be giving him some time off from showing for a while, to allow him time to mature before attempting the Olympian classes!
Didnt take any photos at the show, but here are both of them, taken today.
Spot on due date Jazz yesterday delivered us six beautiful babies. Not sexed or weighed as yet, and very early days, but looks to be three red silver tabby and white males, and three silver tabby and white that could be either sex.
The first couple of weeks are always risky, so I will not be making any of these available as yet (and need time to make sure of colours and sexes) but those on my waiting list are welcome to contact me to confirm their interest, which will be noted.
Photos will follow later.
We took Satchmo, Penny and Peggy to the Maidstone and Medway show at Bracknell on December 15th. At this, our last show of the year, Satchmo had a great day, gaining his 4th Imperial Certificate (so only one to go!), Best of Breed and also did well in his side classes. After a traumatic journey (sadly looks like she isnt going to be a good traveller!) Peggy did well with 1st and Best of Breed, and placed highly in both side classes. It wasnt Penny’s day, she came 2nd, but travelled and handled really well and did well in her side classes too.
We now have a few weeks off, whilst we await the arrival of Jazz’s kittens. She is looking huge, so we are impatient to see what the New Year will bring us! It looks like some of the other girls are coming into call too, so decisions soon as to who to be mated for the following litter.
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
perience at what is always one of our favourite shows.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.