Kitten update 3wks and 2 days.

Such an overcast day, I tried to set up a white blanket to get better photos, but they preferred the safety of their nest!  All doing really well, and some very good weights.  Menemsha is such a good mother.  She is thankfully, happier for me to touch and hold them now.

Photos below.  None of the kittens is currently available.

Black or black smoke girl. (jury is out on this one!) Possibly staying here as show potential.
Black or black smoke girl. (jury is out on this one!) Possibly staying here as show potential.
silver tortie tabby female.  optioned for J.
silver tortie tabby female. optioned for J.
Black smoke and white girl.  Optioned for A.
Black smoke and white girl. Optioned for A.
Red tabby and white.  Optioned for G.
Red tabby and white. Optioned for G.
Brown classic tabby with white male.  Optioned for G.
Brown classic tabby with white male. Optioned for G.
Silver tortie tabby with white.  Optioned for S.
Silver tortie tabby with white. Optioned for S.
Show news.

Long drive to Southampton yesterday for 3 counties show.  Nothing for Satchmo in a massive Olympian class of 17 stunning male neuters, though he did get Best of Breed, and two 2nds in side classes.  But Izzy (Northern Lights) did us proud, with her second Olympian certificate, Best of Breed, and a red card day (firsts in all side classes).  We are very proud of this young lady.  Hopefully, we will again be showing Jazz soon, as she has now regained a decent coat after kittening at the beginning of the year (showing breeding cats is a “long game” as they tend to dramatically lose condition after kittening!).  She will be going for her remaining Imperial certificates.  As you can see, Satchmo was very laid back, but we couldnt open pen to take pics of izzy as she just wants to come out and cuddle!

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Menemsha's kittens - first update

Finally, I am allowed to stroke the kittens!  (but not yet to take them out of the nest!)

Here are  photos at one week old.  All kittens have potential new owners lined up, though if any become available those who have expressed an interest will be contacted first before listing here.  Please excuse the dirty faces.  Mum has a rather greasy tummy which affects some kittens’ faces.  This will go at around 5 weeks old.  Their eyes are all just opening.

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Brown tabby and white boy.  Optioned to G.
Brown tabby and white boy. Optioned to G.
Silver tortie tabby girl.  Optioned to J.
Silver tortie tabby girl. Optioned to J.
Silver tortie tabby girl.  Optioned to J.
Silver tortie tabby girl. Optioned to J.
Black smoke and white girl.  Optioned to A.
Black smoke and white girl. Optioned to A.
silver tortie tabby and white girl.  Optioned to S.
silver tortie tabby and white girl. Optioned to S.
Black girl.  Possibly staying as show neuter.
Black girl. Possibly staying as show neuter.
Red tabby and white male.  Optioned to G.
Red tabby and white male. Optioned to G.
Brown tabby and white male.  Optioned to G.
Brown tabby and white male. Optioned to G.

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silver tortie tabby and white.  Optioned to S.
silver tortie tabby and white. Optioned to S.

Sorry, no photos as yet.  Aiming to do some over this weekend and will post as soon as possible.

Thank you to everyone who has asked about having one of these kittens – we have been deluged with enquiries!  Im sorry to disappoint so many people, particularly those on my lists who have been patiently waiting, but as always have had to put those who have had kittens from us before first, and they are now all optioned, and those with options have been informed.

Should any later become available then I will post news here.

We hope to do another mating soon, for kittens as these leave us in October.  It will either be Pascali to George, where kittens will all be some sort of red – tabby, solid, with silver, or smokes.  The other planned mating for this year is Peggy to Gus, where, quite literally, we can have any colour as there is solid, tabby, silver and dilute present in both cats!  That should be an exciting litter.

No pictures yet Im afraid.

Menemsha had her babies on Friday night.  It was quite a traumatic birth, and she has been super protective of them since.  Initially it was hard for me to be near her, but she is now allowing me to stroke her, though the babies are still out of bounds!  Hopefully it wont take long, she is usually the sweetest, most head-butting cat ever, but her “mummy hormones” have kicked in, and then some!

Because of this, I cannot be definitive as to what we have.  Colours, yes, but not all can be sexed as yet.  Photos will follow once we are allowed more access.

I will not be placing options on any from this litter as yet, though if you are interested, dont hesitate to let me know.  As always, once they have been assessed for show potential, options will be allocated in the order – people who have had kittens from me before; people already on my waiting list, having filled in a form; new enquiries.

I *think* (though this will most likely change) we have:-

girl 1 – very brightly coloured solid tortie and white or silver tortie tabby and white.

girl 2- Silver tortie tabby, mostly silver tabby.  No white.

Boy 1 – red silver tabby or red smoke and white.

? – black smoke no white

? – black smoke and white

? – Brown tabby, not sure if with white or not.

Hopefully, we will be able to put up photos before too long.

Available kitten- "Pirate" is now booked to Melinda.

This black smoke and white male is now available (ready to leave around July 19th, currently 10 weeks and first full health check passed with flying colours).  He is an excellent example of black smoke, jet black top coat with a pure white undercoat – exactly how a smoke should be!  His type is also very good, so has lots of potential for those who are looking for a show cat, though a good home is always our top priority.

Please send initial enquiries via email or phone us. (lynnettecannell68@gmail.com)

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Kitten update

All kittens are now either reserved or optioned.  Any availability will be updated here.  Our next litter is due around July 20th (Menemsha).

A few photos of our two current litters.  Lalique’s are now 11 weeks, and Poppy’s are 9 and have just had their first set of vaccs, and health check.

Lalique’s kittens first….

(left) brown tabby and white boy, optioned to Amanda.  (right) Brown tabby and white boy optioned to Rebecca.
(left) brown tabby and white boy, optioned to Amanda. (right) Brown tabby and white boy optioned to Rebecca.
Red tabby and white girl, optioned to Michelle.
Red tabby and white girl, optioned to Michelle.

 

Tortie tabby and white girl.  Optioned for Jacky.
Tortie tabby and white girl. Optioned for Jacky.
Brown tabby and white boy.  Optioned for Mairi.
Brown tabby and white boy. Optioned for Mairi.
Red tabby and white boy.  Optioned for Lisa.
Red tabby and white boy. Optioned for Lisa.
red tabby and white boy.  Optioned to Lisa.
red tabby and white boy. Optioned to Lisa.
Tortie and white girl.  Reserved for Jacky.
Tortie and white girl. Reserved for Jacky.
Silver tabby and white boy.  Optioned for Cheryl.
Silver tabby and white boy. Optioned for Cheryl.
The heat made everyone very tired.
The heat made everyone very tired.
Black smoke and white boy.  Optioned to Barbara.
Black smoke and white boy. Optioned to Barbara.
Black and white boy, optioned to Melinda.
Black and white boy, optioned to Melinda.
Black smoke and white boy, optioned to Alison.
Black smoke and white boy, optioned to Alison.