Lalique is now settled in the kitten room, awaiting the birth of her first litter, due early next week. Izzy and Zeta are both due kittens to George, and both due in mid-May, and today we discovered that Walter obviously succeeded with Pascali at their second meeting, as she will be expecting kittens the week after Izzy and Zeta! Looks like May through to september are going to be busy here!
Poppy, Menemsha and Jazz are all going to have to wait until later in the summer before visiting their planned studs, hopefully for litters late summer/autumn.
We will update on here when Lalique’s kittens are safely with us.
Took Menemsha, Jazz and Satchmo to the joint Bobcats and Camcats show on Saturday. Wasnt expecting much for the youngsters at only 3 days into being old enough to try for certificates, but Jazz got both CC’s and BOB in both shows, plus red card day in one and highly placed in side classes in the other show. Satchmo was awarded both PC’s but is going to find it hard to achieve BOB when there are so many lovely older neuters in his colour class I think! Menemsha received One Imperial certificate, and BOB, but by the time the other judge got to her, she had been wound up by the boy in the next pen and wouldnt come out, so has yet to achieve that final certificate for the title.
Only gripe is that all three cats share their dad’s bad travelling habits sadly!
Lalique’s litter to Walter is due around 9th -10th April.
Pascali’s litter to Walter is due around 21st April. (not confirmed).
We have started a small waiting list for these litters, but it is already fairly full, and of course, no idea how many kittens will be here. Further litters are planned this year, (scroll down for plans and possible colour combinations). Feel free to contact us if you would like to be considered for a kitten and are happy to wait until later this summer.
A nice local show this time, at Warwick Show ground so only around half an hour’s drive for the Coventry and Leicester Club show. Pleased to say Menemsha won her third Imperial certificate (only two to go now!) and Best of Breed. She was also up for Best in Show, but was beaten by the cat that won the Reserve Imperial – go figure!
Satchmo won his open too, and also Best of Breed, and as usual, charmed all the judges with his laid back personality.
Sadly our Polish lady, Zeta, really, really, hated it! She curled up in a small ball under her blanket and refused to come out all day, so her wishes have been noted and we wont take her again. A shame, as she is looking so lovely, but not all cats like being shown. As we were taking Zeta, we left Jazz at home so her next outing will be as an adult, rather than a kitten.
Some photos here of the three kittens….
Next outing will be to TICA mid march, when we will take Izzy out to try to gain more points towards her Double Grand Champion certificate.
We are pleased to say that it looks like Lalique is definitely expecting the patter of tiny paws…. her litter is due around 9th/10th April. Pascali has also been spending time with Walter, and we hope to have confirmation of a pregnancy there in around 2 weeks.
It will be some 3-4 weeks before we can confirm, but hopefully we will have kittens due early April. We will update on here when we have more news. This will be from Walter x Lalique. Scroll down to see what colours can be expected from this mating.
Show news page has been updated with our results yesterday.
We dont currently have any kittens, or expected litters. The girls are not yet coming into call, so we are waiting on them – but once we think we have litters due, we will, of course, update on here.
Currently planned, and in the order we hope to have kittens:-
Lucifern Lalique to Walter – this mating should give us red tabby males; tortie tabby females; brown tabby females (all +/- white). If Lalique carries solid then we could also get black,red or tortie solid (+/- white) but this isnt known as yet.
Alisika Pascali to Walter – this mating should give us red tabby, red solid, red shaded or red smoke males (all +/- white). Females will all be tortie – either tortie tabby; silver tortie tabby; tortie smoke; tortie shaded; solid tortie (all +/- white)
IGRCH Mabalakat Northern LIghts to UK&IGRCH Alisika City-Slicker– this mating is a repeat of last years so kittens from that mating can be seen if you scroll down to Izzy’s litter. Colours could be red tabby or solid males and females; brown tabby males and females; tortie solid or tortie tabby females; black males or females (all +/-white)
IGRCH Coonberry Daddys Girl to UK&IGRCH Alisika City-Slicker – this mating is a repeat of the matings that gave us Menemsha, Walter, and Satchmo and Jazz. Poppy’s previous litters can be seen by scrolling down. Likely colours are males – brown tabby, black and white, black smoke; females – tortie and white, tortie tabby and white; tortie smoke and white; silver tortie tabby and white.
GRCH Mabalakat Menemsha-Bay to ? (Menemsha has to go out to stud so this is yet to be arranged but hopefully will be to same boy as last year, CH Julescoon Paddington-Bear. Their kittens can be seen by scrolling down under Menemsha’s litter).
In November, we welcomed a new addition to our breeding cats…. Zeta joined us from breeder Ewa Szczucka in Poland. Zeta is a huge long tortie tabby with a gentle nature who we hope will be a really great addition and welcome outcross to our breeding. Her first kittens will most likely be in the autumn or spring 2019.
Zeta has a fabulous profile, wide muzzle and tall ears. She also has a long body with tall legs and promises to be a very large girl when mature. She isnt very keen on being bathed however, so may not be able to be shown – we are currently working on that problem with her! These photos were done today, at 8 months old.