Interplex: Uppervalley Breeders And The Tennessee Rex, FEBRUARY 2019 TENNESSEE REX KITTENS

Our kittens are now three+ months old. New portraits are in the works.

The kittens are now allowed everywhere the adults are permitted to explore. They are ready to leave their mom and go to permanent homes. Mom and her second kitten, a male, will be returning to Tennessee this coming week. I plan to keep the other cream as a queen in training.Our Blue boy would like to move in with another Tennessee rex breeder and see what colors he can add to the breed. The two tortoise shell black kittens are looking for family homes and are ready to leave now.

A note about the gap in reporting our activities. We had a failure in the process of getting our weight charts prepared At one data entry we lost the capability of saving data or exporting graphs. That was in mid April. Data has been kept in handwritten form since them. It was elusive. Corel worked with me to locate the bug including installing a newer version of the spreadsheet application. It turned out to be a problem with one of the graphs that was not detected when the file was saved. Elimination of this graph, the kittens weight, resolved the saving issue. Rebuilding the graph from scratch at first worked but then caused the application to stop working even before saving the file. The problem turned out to be in the graphing portion of the dpreadsheet application. The graphs just were overloaded with data and couldn't rersolve how to place the data on the chart. A work around has been found but the problem still exists.
Our remaining link to You Tube Video has been deleted.

[size]Mamagoldencurls kittens are now part of the family and have the whole house to explore and chase each other around in. Sometimes annoying the older members of the cat family. There really is no place to set up streaming so theis little chance to stream their activities. However, I will attempt to do short videos of each kitten when they are having fun playing with whatever they discover as they explore.
Mamagoldencurls' Kittens still here
Mamagoldencurls' Kittens still here
Mama's kittens
and MAY portraits

To aid in the health care of our kittens we weigh them daily and enter the weight on our cattery spreadsheet. If there is something that doesn't look right in their gain it raises a flag to watch for trouble. To make this data easier to visualize (a change in the day to day weight gain really stands out) the spreadsheet automatically makes a chart of their weights.

The kittens weights are color coded and match the text in their information below. HOWEVER, now that the kittens are over four months old we will be discontinuing their weight chart soon. We continue to check their weight weekly until they have moved to new homes. The the torties are a bit behind the others but are in good shape and extremely active. They and the blue are available to good homes. Contact me at EMAIL for details

The kitten pictures gallery below
is our most recent photographs taken in mid May, 2019

A word about our temporary kitten names: We assign a sequential first letter to each litter. The last litter names all started with P. This litter is a duzy! They all have to begin with Qu. The third letter is a vowel in sequence. It got tricky with the fifth kitten, Quu... and #6 is made up. The first three kitten names are taken from Native American names.


UpperValley Quanah
Cream mackerel tabby Short Hair Female

I'm calling her short hair but she may actually be closer to long hair like her dad.

This TR gene carrier kitten will be staying at UpperValley


UpperValley Big Red (formerly Quetzalli)
Cream mackerel tabby Short hair Male

He's the big guy of this litter even though he was the "runt" during the first few days. Guess he just had to get things rolling.

This gene carrier kitten is now at his new home in Murfresboro, Tennessee. This move has nothing to do with being a Tennessee Rex carrier kitten, it's just that the breeder lives there. We will really miss his antics!

His mom, Mamagoldencurls, is expecting and he will likely have some brothers and sisters very soon

UpperValley Quispe
Blue Short Hair Male

My favorite -- Looks a bit like a Russian Blue but is a far cry from that breed. . This guy is now available to another Tennessee Rex breeder. He has very faint tabby markings. He carries the TR gene and much needed genetic diversity.

We would like to see this gene carrier kitten paired with a full TR red female.

He is available now as a household pet and is very people oriented. Contact me at EMAIL.

UpperValley Quova
Black Torbie Short Hair Female

This black tortoise shell tabby has lost the dilute in the black gene and is closely colored to our Enigma, a TR from our 2007 breeding. The kittens now have access to the whole house during the day.
She is available now as a household pet that is very people oriented. Contact me at EMAIL.



UpperValley Quuppa
Black Tortie Short Hair Female

She is the shy one right now, A quiet little girl Frequently she prefers to be by herself but will join in when the others are romping and chasing each other.

A very gentle kitten but extremely playful. They have now all learned to purr.
She is also available now as a household pet that is very people oriented. Contact me at EMAIL.


Uppervalley Quyzer
Black Short Hair Male


He comes in second as being shy. His coat is just like Thunder Cloud's, our five year old solid black. He is a beauty in his own right and will make a great companion.

Quyzer has now moved to his permanent home.

This is an April 2019 picture


head shots
Page Revised 17 June 2019 @ 12pm