Thanks everyone. we are very excited about these babies. Jacks first litter, and they've turned out great. Really makes all the effort we are putting towards his show career worthwhile.
To be honest, I'm so happy with Jack, it'd be ok if he didn't do well in shows and couldn't make nice babies...he'd be an awesome pet. Eventually we'll neuter him and he will stay with us forever.
Penny is also an awesome girl and she did really well as a kitten in the shows.
We didn't get to show her as an adult because she went into heat very early.
Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
Oh they are beautiful! Will you post some more pics when they are a bit bigger? It would be neat to see how they grow up! Congratulations to the Mama and Papa!
That's a great idea, and I will do that...maybe a weekly photo thing. It's very interesting how they develope and the changes they go through.
Originally Posted by sharky
Yippy .... Penny didnt look happy in the first pic... DOes Jack really know
Well, she went into labor at about 10am. I took the picture at about 5 pm, so she was still very worn out. I'm pretty sure I woke her up, coming into her room to take the picture. She's very sweet though, purring and allowing us to handle her kits without any complaint.
As for Jack really knowing....no he hasn't a clue. He resides on the second floor of the cattery. Penny is on the ground floor. Unless they have telepathy, he doesn't know.
Originally Posted by silentNate
I've never been so serious about getting my American citizenship back than when I saw the litter...
I'd move in a second should you be delivering to Cali...
They are incredibly beautiful and I may consider putting you on ignore just out of jealousy
I appreciate the comments...thank-you!
Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Cute babies. Question - would the silvers have a slight cast of silver compared to the browns? The one between mom's front legs looks a bit "silver" to me - keep an eye on him/her.
This is our first silver to brown breeding. My understanding is that often the silver kittens will look like browns for the first week or maybe more.
I think in the next couple of days, we'll get a much better idea about the color.
There are a couple of kittens that have the silver sheen you mentioned, but it seems dependent on the lighting. I think it's too early to call it right now.
Rest assured I will update as I find out.