dam - Rivendell Secrets (chestnut berkshire)
sire - Zephyr Filbert (dark chestnut)
litter 2021-SEC2 : A test litter to widen the knowledge of chestnut.
Expecting chestnut, dark chestnut, possibly other varieties, some berkshire.
1st March - mated, kittens due 24th March
21st March - moved into the nursery cage having gained 80g
24th March - 10 kittens born in the morning
27th March - there are several different shades appearing, I think the 5 bucks couldd all be different from each other!
2nd April - it seems likely that Filbert is a chocolate agouti rather than a dark chestnut
11th April - now that their coats are fully through, I have reassessed their colours and decided that the chestnuts (which have now darkened) are actually dark chestnut, and the bright chestnut will be chestnut (the same as Secrets)
buck 1 - silver fawn, possibly chocolate and or chestnut basedClick here for the family tree.
21/03/21: moving into the maternity cage
24/03/21: a few hours old
25/03/21: one day old
26/03/21: two days old
27/03/21: three days old
28/03/21: 4 days old - there currently appears to be 4 shades
|grouped by shade:
30/03/21: 6 days old
31/03/21: 7 days old
02/04/21: 9 days old, the litter palette: chocolate agouti, dilute chocolate agouti or dark chestnut, chestnut, silver fawn based chestnut, silver fawn
|the lighter kittens:
||the darker kittens:
06/04/21: 13 days old
|an extended litter palette, now including doe 4:
08/04/21: 15 days old
11/04/21: 18 days old
|the chestnut palette:
|the chocolate agouti palette:
15/04/21: 22 days old, enjoying some free range playtime