MARCH 2020 Tenesee Rex kittens

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Savney and Solveig headed to the Manchester, NH, Airport on Thursday, 25 June, and have gone to West Virginia to prepare for a late August cat show and then move to new breeders, maybe in Canada if the borders are open by then.

We have two kittens available now for new homes here in New England. They are long hair and carry one of the special Tennessee Rex genes

The kittens are over three months old now and ready for new homes.  I am asking $225 for each carrier kitten and this includes the registration form should you wish to register the kitten as a Tennessee Rex in the  International Cat Association. Both kittens are long hair. Savney is a cream color male and Solveig is a red female.

Their first immunizations were done the day they were 8 weeks old. The second set will be done at 12 weeks old and they will then be ready to move to their new homes.

Vermont, the state where our cattery is located, has begun to lift some restrictions for commerce and venturing out of the "lockdown." This cattery will remain as before with no visitors and me remaining within the cattery to care for the kittens and cats like it has been since 7 March. This is a Vets Administration specification due to my age of 88 years and some compromise of the immune system from the cancer that's been nibbling at me for over 15 years. Kittens (or cat) that will be or are available to those looking for a pet can be picked up now. Arrangements will be made to pick up or derliver to NH a cat/kitten via email and with the transaction maintaining the "social distancing" requirement. This can be worked out on electronic media. The kittens will be $225 to help cover the cost of breeding and upbringing, including the vaccinations but not the cost of neutering or spaying. This can be done at a local clinic usually set up about once a month.

March 7 kittens
March 7 kittens

The kittens that carry only one of the (recessive) curly hair genes and do not manifest the curls and satin glisten are available to good homes now. They7 are now just over three months old and are very active.  They have taken to eating adult cat food which is OK but I would rather see them stay with the kitten formula. This may be the reason their mweights  have been up and down recently.

Another change is the weighing scale. My very sensitive one that reads to the gram will no longer remain calibrated. We have moved to an older postal scale that reads to decigrams.  Their weights are logged daily on the cattery spreadsheet. This produces a chart as shown here and is used as an aid to keep them healthy.

Our kittens are given litter names for our reference. Each litter has kittens all with the same first letter followed by a vowel in ascending order. This litter is our "S" litter, our previous litter was our "R" litter and so on. It will be fun picking names when we get to "X."

Names are selected with help from a web site called "Behind the Name," checking where the the name originated as well as current use. That web site is very helpful in making these selections. I try to stay away from typical names and occasionally use a name that is significant to the cat fancy. In this litter we named one kitten Solveig. Dr. Pflueger, now deceased, was the head of the TICA Genetics committee. She was the one that really got this breed established and where the cats I resumed work with came from in 2011.

Our "S" litter is growing nicely.
The kittens were 3 months old on 7 June

The kittens were born between 0844 and 1430 EST here in Athens, Vermont. We have video recorded the first three and the last births. Their genders will be posted shortly, once we are sure the information matches the kitten. Their names are shown on the weight chart to the above right >^>>^>.^.

We planned to show these kittens at the TICA Northeast Regional  Annual in August and again at the world Annual in Washington, DC in September but the CORONA 19 pandemic cancelled both shows. There may be a substitute show coming later this summer that will be within driving distance and I will be looking at the possibility of showing the Tennessee Rex at that show.

All fremaining 2019-2929 seasonTICA cat show licenses were suspended for now so the show season is totally disrupted, just as everything else is. We do hope this pandemic is resolved before the spring and summer have passed. In the mean time we still have our cats to cuddle now that we are sequestered. This blog/web site will continue as usual and show the daily progress of our cats and kittens.  For the past week or so the weights have been all over the map. There is a concern bit no outward signs of any trouble has shown other than the kittens have been into adult cat food and have missed some feeding times because they were exploring or ended up int the bedroom withe the door closed, a necessity while Pippin remains a "stud."


Pictures of the kittens were  taken on 24 March 2020 and on 25 April 2020. The third set was taken on 7 June

NOTE The text colors for each kitten below
are the same as the colors on their weight chart.


Savney is  our male tennessee Rex carrier kitten. He is nearly solid cream color long hir but as a carrier does not have the curls or satin

24 March
24 March
07 June
07 June
25 April
25 April

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Here is Selwyn, A curly hair Tennessee Rex female with satin fur. 

07 June
07 June
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24 March
24 March
25 April
25 April
07 June
07 June

Sigrid  is our curly hair Tennessee Rex male with the satin fur. He is the heaviest in the litter

Sigrid has moved to a TR breeder in West Virginia, a stop on the way to what we hope will be a regular cat show at the end of August. He will then move to another TR breeder as a resident sire.

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24 March
24 March
25 April
25 April
07 June
07 June

Solveig is a Tennessee Rex carrier female. She is named after Dr. Solveig Pflueger, the now diseased director of the TICA Genetics Board. She was largely responsible for restarting the development of this special breed.

24 March
24 March
25 April
25 April
07 June
07 June

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Here is Sukie a curly hair Tennessee Rex female with the satin fur. She is the kitten I usually find curled up next to me when I wake up in the morning

Sukie
has moved to a TR breeder in West Virginia, a stop on the way to what
we hope will be a regular cat show at the end of August. She will then
move to another TR breeder as a resident Queen.

07 June
07 June
25 April
25 April
24 March
24 March

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Selwyn and Sukie at play
Selwyn and Sukie at play

Savney and Solveig  are now available as registered Tennessee Rex carrier (non curly) kittens since they do not have the TR gene from both parents. They are both long hair and extremely playful. I'm asking $225 for them including their shots, deworming and papers for registering them at The International Cat Association as Tennessee Rex  carriers.  We expect to move the breed into Advanced New Breed at the annual Board meeting in early September

The board meeting will be virtual due to the COVID19 pandemic. Normally a cat or kitten is presented to the Board at the meeting when advancement has been requested. Our breed has been in the show halls for several years and most of the board members have handled them so they are fsmiliar. We jist hope all the requirements have been met for this advancement

We have the year old brother of these kittens here now and is available right now at a house that has had no person even near anyone else since mid March. Email to ipxcat©aol.com He is a very affectionate neutered boy just about over his kitten antics and a great lap cat.

The other three kittens will likely not be heading to other TR breeders  in Canada and elsewhere because of COVID 19 restrictions. We will likely have them available as pedigreed household pets

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