We have 1 litter still under foot, and they are Sophie's Boys. 6 kittens. 6 boys. What a handful they are. But they are such a delight! Soon they will be off for their first vaccination, and then 3 or 4 weeks after that they will be off for the rest of their vet work to be done before setting off to their new homes. As we will not have any further litters until 2015, I am quite sad at the thought of this litter leaving.
Our next mating will be Izzy, which will be at the end of the year with Louie. Louie is our seal point stud boy. This may be Louie's last litter. Whilst he has given us some beautiful kittens, we're hoping to bring in another boy with more size and attributes according to the ragdoll standard. We feel we're lacking in a few of these areas, and when we started breeding we agreed to adhere to the current standard or improve it - and this is what we're trying to do.
Plans for next season:
Izzy will go to Louie (seal and blue kittens in points and mitts.)
Sophie will be mated with Supie again next year - let's hope she gives us some girls! (seal and blue kittens in points and bi colours.)
Also, we may have a couple of surprises in store...new additions?...new enclosure?..different direction?..new breed?..new colours?...keep an eye out on our Facebook page later in the year!
In regards to our waiting list: We have closed it for now for our next lot of kittens, but I will let everyone know once it has re-opened.
For us now, we will soon start pruning here, and lambing season starts in a few weeks, and we expect around 300 lambs. It is a cold time of year for us in Australia.. the wood fire is going 24/7, and it's jeans, boots and oil skins for the next few months. I will make sure to post some photo's on our Facebook page for those interested. In the meantime, while our page may be a little quite once Sophie's kitten leave, if you have any question's, please do not hesitate to ask!