4 weeks and in kitten room now.

The kittens are busy exploring their new home.  As always, it is the girl who is the boldest.  She comes running up for her cuddles.

Black and white male. OPTIONED
Black and white male. OPTIONED
black and white male. OPTIONED.
black and white male. OPTIONED.
Red tabby and white female.  OPTIONED.
Red tabby and white female. OPTIONED.
Red Tabby and white male.  OPTIONED.
Red Tabby and white male. OPTIONED.
Mum and babies exploring the kitten room.
Mum and babies exploring the kitten room.
Lots of new stuff to explore!
Lots of new stuff to explore!

We are pleased that GRCH Mabalakat Menemsha-Bay is definitely pregnant.  As a daughter of George and Poppy, she is related to both of our studs, so has been out to visit an extremely handsome brown tabby and white male.  Ch. Julescoon Paddington Bear, owned by our friends Jo and James Hastings of Lucifern Maine Coons.  Kittens are due around 26th April.  We will post details on here when they arrive.

Likely babies will be Red tabby and white (males); Brown tabby and white (both sexes); Tortie tabby and white (females).  It is very unlikely we will have dilute (blue/cream) or solid in this litter.

Izzy's kittens at 3 weeks

These four continue to grow like weeds, and are piling on weight – no wonder Izzy is looking so slender!  All are now optioned (people have first refusal).  If the status of any change, it will be noted on here.

red tabby and white girl
red tabby and white girl
red tabby and white male
red tabby and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and white male
Mum and babies in the nest still.
Mum and babies in the nest still.

Totally forgot to do photos but had an enjoyable day out with some good results.  Poppy (GRCH Coonberry Daddys Girl) was awarded TWO Imperial certificates and Best of Breed in both shows.  Her son, Walter (GRCH Mabalakat Walter White) wasnt quite so lucky, with one Reserve Imperial certificate, and Best of Breed in both shows.  We also took our two new babies, who are really very young,as yet, at 4 and 5 months but both did well and came 2nd to much older girls, so we were pleased with them, too and look forward to showing them at future shows.

It looks like the new boys havent quite got the hang of things yet, Glori doesnt look to be pregnant, and the jury is still out on Tally, but it is seeming unlikely.  However, Menemsha, the boys’ sister has been out to visit a handsome brown tabby with white boy, and we are pleased to say that it is looking like we may well be expecting our next litter around 25-27th April.  Colours expected are brown tabby males and females; red tabby males; tortie tabby females.   We will of course, update if either the others looks to be pregnant after all.

Kittens are 2 weeks today (4 kittens)

Not easy to get good photos at this age.  Mum is being very protective still, but we have tried!

Black and white male.
Black and white male.
Black and white male
Black and white male
Black and hi-white male
Black and hi-white male
Black and hi white male
Black and hi white male
Red tabby and white male
Red tabby and white male
Red tabby and white male
Red tabby and white male
Red tabby and white female
Red tabby and white female
Red tabby and white female
Red tabby and white female

Too soon for photos or even to be sure of them all, but early this morning Izzy gave birth to four kittens.  Two black and white males, one high white, the other minimal white.  Two red tabby with white – one is female, the other as yet unknown, could be either sex.

Photos will follow later.

All of our kittens (see below) have now gone to live with their new owners, and hopefully, we will have some lovely photos to share on here later as they settle in.  Our next litter is Izzy (Northern Lights) to George (City-Slicker) around Feb 26th. Reds, brown tabbies, black, tortie kittens expected.

Following that, we have just mated Tally to Jesse, and Glori to Walter so some interesting kittens hopefully expected in April.  Too early to confirm the pregnancies as yet, but from Jesse and Tally we hope for black and blue smokes and solids, and tortie smokes and solids.  Possibly red smoke or solid boys.  All with white.  From Walter and Glori we may get as above, but with the addition of tabbies too – so possibly silver tabbies, silver tortie tabbys, brown and red tabbies…..

Watch this space!

12 weeks, vaccinations completed.  Next litter due Feb 26th.

CINNAMON-SPICE. Red tabby and white girl.  Reserved for Mike.
CINNAMON-SPICE. Red tabby and white girl. Reserved for Mike.
NUTMEG.  tortie and white. RESERVED.
NUTMEG. tortie and white. RESERVED.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPER.  RESERVED for Denise.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPER. RESERVED for Denise.
LIQUORICE.  Black and white.  RESERVED for Mike.
LIQUORICE. Black and white. RESERVED for Mike.
HARLEY.  tortie tabby and white.  RESERVED  for Dean and Michelle.
HARLEY. tortie tabby and white. RESERVED for Dean and Michelle.