August 2017: dam - Zephyr Carrie Ann (pale american mink dumbo)
sire - Zephyr Bo Diddley (chocolate irish silvermane)

litter 2017-ANN2 : A litter in the silvermane line.
Expecting black and american mink, possibly some dominant chocolate, possibly some blue based, some paler than standard, some irish, some silvermane, some dumbo.

Carrie
Diddley
details: 11th July - mated, kittens due 3rd August
1st August - moved into the nursery cage, having gained about 60g
3rd August - 10 kittens born mid morning
10th August - looking like there are two dark eyed shades, so dominant chocolate is a strong possibility
12th August - the paler blacks (probably carrying buff) now look as though they are silvermane and not chocolate, meaning that Diddley is a normal recessive UK chocolate
14th August - none of the silvermanes have clear silvering yet, so are unlikely to be very distinct as adults
buck 1 - american mink irish dumbo silvermane
buck 2 - american mink dumbo
buck 3 - black dumbo
buck 4 - black silvermane
buck 5 - black

doe 1 - pale american mink dumbo
doe 2 - chocolate irish dumbo silvermane
doe 3 - chocolate silvermane (white fingers)
doe 4 - chocolate silvermane
doe 5 - black
Click here for the family tree.
Note that these kittens will all be covered by experienced homes on my existing waiting list.

02/08/17: in the nursery cage at 22 days pregnant


03/08/17: a few hours old


04/08/17: one day old


07/08/17: 4 days old


09/08/17: 6 days old

the bucks:
the does:

10/08/17: 7 days old, three shades visible


11/08/17: 8 days old


13/08/17: 10 days old, the litter palette: black, pale black, american mink

... in daylight
... under the flash

14/08/17: 11 days old

the bucks
buck 1's irish marking
the does
doe 2's irish marking

16/08/17: 13 days old


18/08/17: 15 days old, eyes are opening


21/08/17: 18 days old, 'free toddling'


24/08/17: 21 days old, individual pictures

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5


29/08/17: 26 days old


02/09/17: 30 days old

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5


07/09/17: 35 days old

the bucks:

the does:

10/09/17: 38 days old

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5


17/09/17: 45 days old

buck 1
his irish marking
buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

doe 1

doe 2
her irish marking
doe 3

doe 4

doe 5


21/09/17: 49 days old

buck 1

buck 2

buck 3

buck 4

buck 5

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5


28/09/17: 56 days old (bucks 2, 3, and 5 have already gone to their new home)

buck 1

buck 4

doe 1

doe 2

doe 3

doe 4

doe 5



I shall be keeping doe 3 (Cilla Black) from this litter.