New kitten in the cattery

The 27th of August at 7 o'clock I fly to Frankfurt am Main in order to pick up my new breeding female kitten, Flora von der Selenga. Every thing went well in check in, security and luckily the flight was short. It was however a long day both for Flora and me and we were tired when we landed in Copenhagen airport at 21. 45 and only need a short drive to Roskilde.
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Litter B arived the 14th of December 2013

On saturday the 14th of December 2013 Gemma gave birth to 6 beautiful kittens. All went well and once more Gemma showed herself to be an excellent mother. The kittens arrived from 9 o’clock to approximately 12 o’clock and all the kittens was well.
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Litter B is due the 11th of December 2013

Gemma has visited Baikal from the 9th-12th of October 2013 and now we are only waiting for the kittens to arrive approximately the 11th of December 2013. We are looking forward to another gorgeous litter between Gemma and Baikal. IMG_2867
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Planning of a new litter in the spring of 2013

In the spring of 2013 Gemma will once more be mated with wold champignon Baikal Onix Gloria. I had always planned that I would try to get one more litter by Gemma and Baikal, as it was simply a gorgeous litter A. I had however not imagine it should be so soon as the litter B, but I did not dare to wait longer as Baikal will soon be retired.
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Gemma - BIV and nomBIS

On the 30th of April I travel with Gemma and Althea to Fredericia to attended the JYRAK (FIFe) show. It was Althea’s first show and she competed in class 12, while this was Gemma’s second show and she competed in class 9. It was Annette Kempf, DK who was judging them both.

Althea did so fine even thought she was a bit scared by all the noise around her. She received her Ex1 and got a very promising evaluation.
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Gemma also did fine, all though she was still a bit shy and did not show off so much self-confidence. She received her second CAC - and beside that got a BIV (Best In Variety). She has grown into a very fine lady and I am so pleased with her.
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The judge also nominated her to BIS (Best In Show). I was so proud….
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Gemma did not get the BIS but it was a very good practice and perhaps the next time. At the moment I am just so proud that she got that far in the show.
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Thank you Lise (DK nelius) for the pictures….
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Almost four weeks old - and just gorgeous!!

The kittens are now almost 4 weeks old and they are growing sweeter by the moment. They are beginning to explore the world and training to be a good cat. See the new pictures of the kittens at the ”Available kittens” page.
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Five healthy kittens growing fast

Gemma’s five kittens are now a little over 2 weeks old and their eyes have now open. They are growing fast and have more than tipple their weight. Gemma is looking after them well and she is constantly watching over them. If she feels the place of the kittens are too light or too noisy she will try to move the kittens to a better place. There are three boys; Alfric (ny22), Albus (ny 22) and Almo (n24) and two girls; Althea (ny22) and Aldora (ny22). Alfric and Althea have the best golden colors, but there is golden in all of them except for Almo.
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Very sad news

Today the 14th of december we sadly lost one of Gemma’s kittens. It was a female golden kitten with a tabby pattern and the one I had expected to keep for myself, which made it an even more sad story. Yesterday when we took pictures of the kittens and weighted them, they all looked healthy and where very lively. This morning however I noticed that one kitten did not feed and did not make an effort to feed even when the other kittens where removed. I rushed her to the veterinarian when her state deteriorated and where she was given a saline solution and breast milk substitution. She was examined but no apparent illness was found. Not long after we got home from the vet she died.

All the other kittens are feeding well and all the time. Their bellies are round and they show signs of growing well. Gemma and the other kittens were also examined by the veterinarian. Gemma produce plenty of milk and the other kittens are growing well and are bursting with health. I may never know what went wrong with the one kitten, but I am sorry for the loss of her - a very beautiful kitten I would have loved to see grow.
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6 kittens born today - december 12th 2011

Today Gemma gave birth to 6 beautiful kittens. The first two kittens arrived at 5:50 am, then one more came at 6:25, 7:15, 7:40 and 8:20 am. Gemma was a very competent mother and no assistance was needed. It was her first litter but she did GREAT. At no time were we worried about the delivery of her kittens or her well-being. This will absolutely not be the last time Gemma has a littter - she is a very good mother.

She is very protective of her kittens and we have not jet been able to make a total count of females or males and color determination is also outstanding. The kittens were weight and the following weight were found; 93, 79, 94, 103, 92 and 80 grams, respectively. We are now giving her some time alone with her kittens. Further information will come at a later time.

We did however manage to get the following pictures and video of the kittens.

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Almost time - the 63th day has arrived

Gemma is now 63 days into her pregnancy - but there is still no signs of the delivery of the kittens. She has now gained approximately 1200 grams. She moves around with difficulties, but she does not seem to be aware of her extra weight as she still want to jump to high places (no longer a pretty sight) and play with her toys. We are very curious to see how many kittens there are and we hope the birth will proceed fine.
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