April 2021: dam - Zephyr Lady Jane (agouti)
sire - Zephyr Gary Barlow (chocolate silken)

litter 2021-JAN : A litter in the silken line.
Expecting chocolate, chocolate agouti, possibly also black, agouti, american mink, and american cinnamon, some silken.

Jane
Gary
details: 1st April - mated, kittens due 24th April
22nd April - moved into the nursery cage having gained 85g
23rd April - 13 kittens born a day early in the morning
25th April - sadly one of the boys has been lost
1st May - it's looking like there are no chocolates in the litter, meaning Gary is likely to be recessive chocolate rather than dominant chocolate
6th May - I am struggling to be sure of which kittens are actually silkens, the expression of the gene is so very low this time
2 american mink bucks (1 silken?)
1 american cinnamon buck (silken?)
3 black bucks (2 silken?)
3 agouti bucks (2 silken?)

1 american mink doe
2 agouti does (both silken?)
Click here for the family tree.

22/04/21: moving into the maternity cage


23/04/21: a few hours old


25/04/21: two days old


27/04/21: 4 days old

the bucks:
the does:

29/04/21: 6 days old


01/05/21: 8 days old

the american bucks:
the black bucks:
the agouti bucks:
the does:

04/05/21: 11 days old, the litter palette: black, american mink, american cinnamon, agouti


07/05/21: 14 days old, eyes are beginning to open


10/05/21: 17 days old

the american bucks:
the black bucks:
the agouti bucks:
the does:


I will keep the kitten with the best balance of silken coat and type/temperament