October 2016: dam - Zephyr Foxy Lady (chocolate american mink)
sire - Mr. Bungle (australian cinnamon silvermane dumbo)

litter 2016-SM-FOX : A foundation litter for the silvermane line.
Expecting agouti and agouti silvermane.

Foxy
Bungle
details: 21st September - mated, kittens due 14th October
12th October - moved into the nursery cage having gained 120g
14th October - 14 kittens born early morning, all top eared and dark eyed
16th October - at least two shades are appearing, so will most likely have some black in the litter
22nd October - colours are now showing more clearly, and it looks as though some could well be chocolate or mink
24th October - a couple of the self babies are now showing up as being irish
24th October - I think I see the merest hint of a mask forming on some faces, but I could be wrong
3rd November - varying amounts of silver are showing on the faces of those who had masks, but nothing visible on their bodies yet
buck 1 - light chocolate silvermane (blue)
buck 2 - dark chocolate irish silvermane (blue blue)
buck 3 - light chocolate agouti silvermane (blue green)
buck 4 - agouti silvermane (strongest silvering)
buck 5 - agouti (blue)
buck 6 - agouti (blue blue)

doe 1 - light chocolate (red)
doe 2 - dark chocolate irish (red red)
doe 3 - light black (red green red)
doe 4 - black silvermane
doe 5 - light chocolate agouti silvermane (red)
doe 6 - dark chocolate agouti silvermane (red red)
doe 7 - light chocolate agouti (red green)
doe 8 - light chocolate agouti (red green red)
Click here for their family tree.
These kittens are going to pre-arranged experienced homes only because they may have health and or temperament issues.
Click here for details of my silvermane project.

12/10/16: moving into the nursery cage at 21 days pregnant


14/10/16: a few hours old


15/10/16: one day old


16/10/16: two days old


17/10/16: three days old

the bucks:
the does:

19/10/16: 5 days old


21/10/16: 7 days old

the blacks:
the agoutis:

22/10/16: 8 days old


23/10/16: 9 days old

the bucks:

the does:


24/10/16: 10 days old, the litter palette - black, dark brown, light brown, light agouti, agouti...

in daylight:
under the flash:
the full litter:


25/10/16: 11 days old

possibly a silvermane face on the right hand side

26/10/16: 12 days old

the bucks:
the does:

27/10/16: 13 days old

the irish buck:
the self kittens:
the irish doe:
the agouti based kittens:
silvermane and standard coat:
looking like a black silvermane:

29/10/16: 15 days old - eyes have opened

buck 4, agouti silvermane
a range of colours
3 shades
4 shades??

31/10/16: 17 days old - first free range toddle (with mum)

buck 4, the most distinct silvermane


01/11/16: 18 days old - first free range toddle, without mum


03/11/16: 20 days old - individual pictures

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

buck 6

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5

doe 6

doe 7

doe 8


05/11/16: 22 days old


07/11/16: 24 days old

the silvermane selfs (not easy to see yet)
the normal selfs
the silvermane agouti based kittens
the normal agouti based kittens

09/11/16: 26 days old - now living in half an explorer cage, and loving it!


11/11/16: 28 days old - individual pictures

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

buck 6

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5

doe 6

doe 7

doe 8


14/11/16: 31 days old


18/11/16: 35 days old

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

buck 6

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5

doe 6

doe 7

doe 8


21/11/16: 38 days old (very peculiar and changeable lighting due to passing storm clouds!)

the bucks:

the does:


24/11/16: 41 days old

the bucks:
the does: (free ranging with Christie's kittens)

25/11/16: 42 days old - a look at how the colours and silvermane coats are developing as they moult

the self silvermanes are beginning to show silver on their bellies, but not much on top yet - this is doe 4
buck 4, the agouti silvermane, is developing well
buck 4's coat is very silky to touch and shines in direct sun. He is also pictured with a non silvermane agouti for comparison (they didn't appreciate being made to sit still!)
buck 4 pictured with buck 3, the chocolate agouti silvermane
doe 5 (lighter) and doe 6, chocolate agouti silvermanes
pictures to show the vibrant colour of the light chocolate agoutis - comparisons with agouti, and with darker chocolate agouti
three of the four shades of self - pale black, chocolate, and light chocolate

28/11/16: 45 days old

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

buck 6

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5

doe 6

doe 7

doe 8


04/12/16: 51 days old, the kitten moult is almost complete

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

buck 6

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5

doe 6

doe 7

doe 8



I will be keeping buck 2 (Bo Diddley), buck 3 (Lonnie Donegan), buck 4 (Elvis Presley), doe 4 (Eartha Kitt), and doe 5 (Connie Francis) from this litter