December 2019: dam - Zephyr Blondie (chocolate agouti silvermane)
sire - Zephyr Al Capone (black)

litter 2019-BLO : A litter for the silvermane line.
Expecting black, agouti, chocolate, chocolate agouti, american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate american mink, chocolate american cinnamon, some silvermane, possibly some dumbo.

Blondie
Al
details: 13th November - mated, kittens due 6th December
3rd December - moved into the nursery cage having gained 120g
5th December - 15 kittens born a day early at lunchtime (but unfortunately one of them was dead), all top eared
6th December - sadly one of the little boys didn't make it through the night
20th December - very few silvermane in this litter, and those that are don't seem to have strong expression at this time
22nd January - buck 2's right eye opened prematurely, it is still a little smaller than his left and I'm not sure that he can see much through it
buck 1 - american mink silvermane (tail marked blue)
buck 2 - chocolate (tail marked blue blue)
buck 3 - black (tail marked blue green)
buck 4 - black (tail marked green)
buck 5 - chocolate agouti (tail marked blue)
buck 6 - agouti (tail marked blue green)
buck 7 - agouti (tail marked green, then updated to large purple band)

doe 1 - american mink (tail marked red)
doe 2 - chocolate (tail marked red red)
doe 3 - chocolate (tail marked red green)
doe 4 - chocolate silvermane (tail marked red red red)
doe 5 - chocolate silvermane (tail marked red green red)
doe 6 - american cinnamon (tail marked red)
Click here for the family tree.

03/12/19: moving into the maternity cage


05/12/19: a few hours old (1 kitten missing from the picture because she'd dropped off in the cage and I didn't spot her!)


06/12/19: one day old


08/12/19: three days old

the bucks:
the does:

11/12/19: 6 days old


15/12/19: 10 days old


17/12/19: 12 days old, the litter palette: black, chocolate, american mink, american cinnamon, chocolate agouti, agouti

... in daylight:
... under the flash:

20/12/19: 15 days old

the bucks:
the does:

27/12/19: 22 days old, free range toddle


01/01/20: 27 days old

the bucks:
the does:

04/01/20: 30 days old


06/01/20: 32 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

buck 5:

buck 6:

buck 7:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


13/01/20: 39 days old

the bucks:

the does:

17/01/20: 43 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

buck 5:

buck 6:

buck 7:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


22/01/20: 48 days old

the bucks:
the does:


I will be keeping either doe 4 or doe 5 from this litter (name tbc), depending on how well their silvering develops