April 2018: dam - Zephyr Cilla Black (dominant chocolate silvermane)
sire - Zephyr Paul McCartney (probably UK chocolate american cinnamon silvermane)

litter 2018-CIL : A litter in the silvermane line.
Expecting black and agouti, chocolate and chocolate agouti (possibly both types, maybe some double chocolate), american mink and cinnamon, chocolate american mink and cinnamon of various sorts, some silvermane, possibly some dumbo.

Cilla
Macca
details: 21st March - mated, kittens due 13th April
11th April - moved into the nursery cage, having gained about 100g
13th April - 10 kittens born in the morning
22nd April - coats and colours are appearing, but I'll need to compare with Pam's kittens (black, UK chocolate, and american mink) before settling on what these probably are, they appear to all be chocolate (of some sort) based
4th May - very sad news today, one of the bucks has inexplicably died, he'd been growing well and seemed perfectly fit
buck 1 - chocolate american mink silvermane with merle spot
buck 2 - chocolate american cinnamon silvermane dumbo
buck 3 - chocolate american cinnamon silvermane

doe 1 - chocolate american mink dumbo
doe 2 - chocolate silvermane dumbo
doe 3 - chocolate silvermane
doe 4 - chocolate
doe 5 - chocolate agouti silvermane
doe 6 - chocolate agouti silvermane
Click here for the family tree.
Note that these kittens will be allocated to my existing waiting list.

12/04/18: 22 days pregnant, exploring the maternity cage


13/04/18: a few hours old


15/04/18: two days old


17/04/18: 4 days old

the bucks:
the does:

19/04/18: 6 days old


21/04/18: 8 days old


22/04/18: 9 days old, the litter palette (best guesses!): black (? looks chocolatey), chocolate (maybe a second sort), american mink, american cinnamon (possibly chocolate based), paler chocolate agouti(?), darker chocolate agouti(?)

... in daylight
... under the flash

23/04/18: 10 days old

the bucks:

the does:


25/04/18: 12 days old


27/04/18: 14 days old, eyes are opening


27/04/18: 16 days old


01/05/18: 18 days old, individual pictures

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

buck 4:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


03/05/18: 20 days old


07/05/18: 24 days old


10/05/18: 27 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


13/05/18: 30 days old, enjoying their new cage, half an explorer.


15/05/18: 32 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


18/05/18: 35 days old


21/05/18: 38 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:


24/05/18: 41 days old, joint playtime with Pam's kittens

the bucks:

the does:
reacting to the sound of a low flying plane going overhead:

31/05/18: 48 days old

buck 1:

buck 2:

buck 3:

doe 1:

doe 2:

doe 3:

doe 4:

doe 5:

doe 6:



I kept buck 2 (Noddy Holder) and doe 5 (Kate Bush) from this litter.