August 2020: dam - Zephyr Mrs Applebee (agouti)
sire - Zephyr Radar Love (american mink)

litter 2020-BEE : A litter for the american line.
Expecting black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon.

Bee
Radar
details: 13th July - mated, kittens due 5th August
24th July - Bee was poorly and I believed her to have lost her litter
5th August - I'd left Bee with her main group, and in the morning was most surprised to find 8 kittens in a hammock!
6th August - there is a very small runt in the litter, but he has a good milkband so I'm hoping he will make it
9th August - Bee has had a relapse, and is not capable of caring for her kittens, but thankfully Pipistrelle Rattery had a similar aged litter, and kindly offered their mum as a foster, Cloud is now here and Bee's kittens have joined her three
10th August - sadly our little runt buck has died, the lack of milk from Bee was just too much for him to survive
12th August - I suspect Bee had a stroke on Sunday, unfortunately she didn't recover and has now died
buck 1 - american mink
buck 2 - american cinnamon
buck 3 - american cinnamon (tail marked green)
buck 4 - agouti
buck 5 - agouti (tail marked green)

doe 1 - american cinnamon (tail marked purple)
doe 2 - black
Click here for the family tree.

05/08/20: a few hours old


06/08/20: one day old


10/08/20: 5 days old, now with Cloud's babies


11/08/20: 6 days old

the bucks:
the does:

13/08/20: 8 days old

Bee's babies:
... and with their foster siblings:

15/08/20: 10 days old, the litter palette: agouti, black, american mink, america cinnamon


17/08/20: 12 days old

the bucks:
the does:

19/08/20: 14 days old, eyes are now opening (with their foster siblings whose eyes opened a couple of days ago)


24/08/20: 19 days old, having a free range toddle

with their foster siblings...
a pearl doe
a dark phase pearl doe
a british blue doe

27/08/20: 22 days old

and their foster siblings...


30/08/20: 25 days old, individual pictures

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

buck 5:

doe 1:

doe 2:

their foster sisters:


04/09/20: 30 days old

and their foster mum and siblings...


09/09/20: 35 days old, individual pictures

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

buck 5:

doe 1:

doe 2:


16/09/20: 42 days old

the bucks:
the does:


21/09/20: 47 days old

the bucks:

the does:


24/09/20: 50 days old, individual pictures

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

buck 5:

doe 1:

doe 2:



I will be keeping buck 1 (name tbc), and doe 2 (Scarlet) from this litter