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Black/Brown Torbie Female Kitten 6 months © not available for reference only

Often referred to as "Mother Nature's Idea of Abstract Art." ...

* Torties (tortoiseshell), Torbies (underlying tabby pattern),  and Calicos (tricolour) are very interesting! They tend to have what the cat fancy calls Tortie-tude. More than any other color, these girls have an "opinion" on everything. They will tell you exactly what that opinion is! At the same time, they can be one of the sweetest cats you will ever own. Only Females come in these colors ... see FAQ  page to find out why?

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Blue/Silver Torbie White Mitts & Boots Female Kitten 4 months © not available for reference only

Photos of "Rory" courtesy of Jake & Caroline. Thank you.

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WE HAVE KITTENS ....

 

 

 

LITTER HAS ARRIVED JULY 15 2017

Male - Blue/Silver Tabby/White available $1600

Female Blue/Silver Tabby/White available $1500

Male - Black/Brown Tabby available $1500

Male - Black/Brown Tabby available $1500

Female - Black/Brown Tabby/White available $1500

Male - Red Tabby/White reserved

Male - Cream Tabby reserved

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Kitten Reservations: To make a reservation on a kitten, a deposit ($200 -$300) is required (kittens are $1300 - $1600, deposit & hst  included in pricing - with white mitts & boots and rarer kittens +$100).  *** Discount of $100 applies if purchasing two kittens at the same time or when purchasing another kitten from us. Note: Prices subject to change without notice. Ground/Air Transport is Available

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100 % European Top Winning & Producing Genetically Tested Bloodlines   

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INTERESTED IN ADOPTING A  KITTEN?  

Please Complete and Submit our Online Kitten Adoption Questionnaire Above (Scroll Up).  Normally you will receive a reply within 24-48 hours.  In case you  do not receive a reply within that time period please e-mail us to confirm you have submitted your completed online questionnaire form below.

Kittens are reserved on a First Come First Serve Basis with Deposit only (not refundable or transferable). We repeat, Kittens are reserved on a First Come First Serve Basis only. Therefore, whoever sends the deposit first gets the kitten! Sorry we do not accept tentative reservations. We reserve the right to keep back a kitten for ourselves. We reserve the right to refuse a sale. Thank you.

SHOULD I GET A FEMALE OR MALE KITTEN?

See our  FAQ page if you need help making this decision.

SPAYING & NEUTERING

We do not offer nor recommend Early Age Altering (spay/neuter) of kittens under 4 months of age (Abnormal Growth Risk).  It is a fact  that it takes intact sex hormones in order for animals to grow and mature naturally, with skeleton, musculature, ligaments and tendons all in harmony. Based on this fact and the latest research, experts have found that spaying/neutering should be done as late as possible to prevent side effects such as abnormal bone growth, obesity, hormonal imbalances and related diseases, decreased longevity,  etc. Due to intact male cats developing the impossible to live with "spraying habit" (pungent urine odor) and asssociated aggression issues, it is recommended they be neutered prior to the "testosterone" surge which generally happens around 4-6 months of age . Female cats can be spayed between 6 - 9 months of age without worrying about any behavioural issues.

Puberty and sexual maturation is imperative for bone, brain and organ development.  The same is true for your dogs and cats.Puberty and sexual maturation is imperative for bone, brain and organ development. The same is true for your dogs and cats.

MICROCHIPS

Nor do we use or recommend Implanting Animals with Microchips (Cancer Risk). Given the Scientific Data and Expert Opinions available, it is evident that there is definite cause for concern regarding these practices. Please refer to our FAQ page  for further information on this and other topics etc.

KITTEN AVAILABILITY

Available: The Kitten is waiting to be adopted. Inquiries are welcome.

Reserved: The Kitten has been reserved with a deposit, however is not sold yet and could become available again. 

Evaluation: The Kitten is being evaluated as a possible keeper. Inquiries are welcome.

Sold: The balance payment has been made and The Kitten is leaving for its new home when ready to go or has already left.

 

 

Kitten Video (these kittens not available for reference only)

       

Max & Jax @ 6 m playing fetch, video courtesy of Catherine & Stephen. Thank you.

                

"Tigress" Brown Torbie Kitten 5 wks © not available for reference only

           

     

"Moonlight" Silver Torbie  Female Kitten 12 wks ©  not available for reference only

* Blues/Silvers/Blue-Silvers /Grey Torbies/Tabbies are not as common as this color gene is recessive, meaning both parents must have the recessive dilute gene, in order for this color to be expressed.

 

WHAT COLORS DO YOU FIND ON CATS?

black and red. These are called “dominant” colors. The color of all cats relates to these two colors in some way, by changing the color or covering it up.

There is also a “dilute” of each color. The dilute of black is blue. The dilute of red is cream. These are called “recessive” colors.

Sometimes, the dominant colors of black and red are combined on one kitten, and that is called tortoiseshell (black-red). When the recessive dilute colors of blue and cream are combined, it is called blue-cream. Females only come in these colors. Please refer to our FAQ page for further information on this.

The following are color equivalents. For example a "brown tabby" is a black tabby;  a "silver tabby" is a blue tabby; an orange tabby is a red tabby genetically speaking, however, brown , silver, blue-silver, and orange are used to describe variation in color intensity.

black = brown                     blue = silver = blue-silver = grey                     red = orange

black tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie)= brown tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie)

blue cream tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie) = blue tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie) =silver tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie) = blue-silver tortoiseshell/tortie (torbie)

** torbie: indicates an underlying tabby pattern

The majority of  Red Cats are more likely to be a male, therefore Red Females are a minority. This  makes them special! :-) ... see FAQ  page to find out why?

WHY SHOULD I GET A REGISTERED PUREBRED MAINE COON CAT? ORDINARY CATS ARE ALSO FUN TO HAVE AND THEY ARE CHEAPER?

A healthy beautiful purebred animal that is well raised involves a lot of work and huge expense of many people, who value a particular breed for its unique and predictable characteristics and temperament.  Therefore, like anything else, you get what you pay for. If you do not desire to own a massive cat, with exquisite lynx tips, silky medium-long all weather silky coat, strong full square muzzle, long bushy tail and a gentle, dog-like personality, health guarantee of a well bred and well raised Maine coon, then there is really no point in adopting a Maine Coon, as any kitten can bring you joy of owning just a cat. However if you enjoy a giant sized cat with wild looks and yet the most intelligent, gentle and sweet personality, then you have come to the same conclusion we have in that the Maine Coon is the only cat that will do and you are simply hooked!

 


Cream Tabby Male Kitten 13 wks © not available for reference only

* Cream Tabbies are not as common as this color gene is recessive, meaning both parents must have the recessive dilute gene, in order for this color to be expressed. Cream cats are usually male with females existing at a ratio of 1 out of every 5 cream cats.

 

"Argon" Red/Orange Classic Tabby Male Kitten 8 wks © not available for reference only
 

* Red/Orange Tabbies: In a University of California Study, Berkeley, researcher surveyed 189 people with experience of cats as pets and found that they were more likely to assign positive personality traits to red/orange cats. Red/Orange cats were most often characterized as friendly.  Red/Orange cats are usually male, with females existing at a ratio of 1 out of every 5 red/orange cats and are therefore considered rare.

 

 

"Sparky" Red Classic Tabby/White Male Kitten 8 wks © not available for reference only

 * Our Red Tabby Cats are well known for their vibrant and intense red coloring (and bright white contrasting markings in the bi-colored variety).

(Original Article written by: Jill H

 

KITTEN PHOTO GALLERY # 1 ... Bi-Colours

KITTEN PHOTO GALLERY # 2 ... Solids

KITTEN PHOTO GALLERY # 3 ... Tabbies

KITTEN PHOTO GALLERY # 4 ... Torties, Torbies, Calicos

Please Note: The kittens in these photo galleries are some of  the past kittens we have bred and are no longer available.
 

 

Kitten Supply Check List ... Things to buy before bringing your new kitten home.

Premium-brand cat food
Food bowl, preferably stainless steel, ceramic, or melamine
Water bowl, preferably stainless steel, ceramic, or melamine
Brush
Comb
Nail Trimmer
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste
Moist Baby/Pet Wipes for quick cleanups
Scratching post, scratching pad, cat furniture (cat trees less than 3 feet high until 6 months)
Jumbo Sized Open Litter box (closed style is not recommended, nor healthy)
Litter scoop and holder
Litter (nonclumping, all natural brand recommended)
Catnip for Kittens over 4 months (catnip spray is easier to use on scratching posts.)
Cat carrier (with extra door on top recommended)
Cat bed with pad, blanket or towel
Catnip-Free Toys for kittens under 4 months of age, Interactive toys
Air tight container for food storage
Air tight container for treat storage
Tightly sealed refuse bin for litter box waste
Spray disinfectant and paper towels for cleaning

The Developmental Stages of a Kitten:

Birth to Two Weeks

The kitten's main activities are eating and sleeping. He is deaf and blind but can crawl a little.
The remnants of the umbilical cord will fall off at round 3 days of life. Between the 5th and 10th day, his eyes will open and he will begin to see his new world. At this stage his eyes are a deep blue colour. He will begin to crawl around a little more. He may try to walk but will be wobbly. By the end of the first week, his shiver reflex has developed, allowing him to better regulate his body temperature.

Two to Three Weeks

The ear canals should have completely opened by now and he will be able to hear all the household sounds. The kitten is more aware of his surroundings and will start to explore his environment. He is able to purr and can stand up and walk a short distance. Baby teeth will start to appear. At the end of the third week, the kitten's eyes will begin to change to their permanent colour. Also, he will begin to eliminate on his own, without having to be stimulated.

Four to Five Weeks

The kitten is ready to start learning to use the litter box. Kittens at this age can climb, walk and run in short bursts. They will really enjoy playtime with their littermates and will begin to play with toys. This is usually a good age to start weaning kittens. Weaning can be a difficult time for a kitten. The process of weaning is a gradual one. During the weaning process, he may dip his paws or walk in his food. Although messy, this is a natural part of weaning and his way of exploring his new food.

Six to Seven Weeks and Onwards

By the seventh week, kittens should be completely weaned. This is a very active and playful stage and important for proper socialization. The more he plays and explores the more he will grow, mentally and physically. Cats are social animals and the more people interact with them the more socially developed they will become.

Continued socialization during the first year of life is of utmost importance.  In addition to play and handling, firm discipline must be established. In order for discipline to be effective, clear rules must be set from the beginning and they must remain consistent. Positive reinforcement works better than negative. Respect for the kitten's nature, unique personality  and unconditional love are essential elements to keep in mind. This helps to establish mutual respect and trust. Strong bonding and lifelong loving relationships are the ultimate goals you should be trying to achieve.

Raising a kitten properly requires plenty of time and devotion. Kittens are living creatures and as such should never be treated like inanimate objects or trinkets whose main purpose is to beautify your home or give you prestige. They should be considered a Life-Long Commitment - if you are not fully prepared for it a "Gund" would make a better choice.

A Cat's Age Compared to A Human's Age:

Cat's Age ... Human's Age

1 month ... 5- 6 months
2 months ... 9-10 months
3 months ... 2-3 years
4 months ... 5-6 years
5 months ... 8-9 years
6 months ... 10 years
8 months ... 13 years
1    year ... 15 years
2    years ... 24 years
3    years ... 28 years
4    years ...  32 years
5    years ... 36 years
6    years ... 40 years
7    years ... 44 years

8    years ... 48 years
9    years ... 52 years
10  years ... 56 years
11  years ... 60 years
12  years ... 64 years
13 years ... 68 years
14 years ... 72 years
15 years ... 76 years
16 years ... 80 years
17 years ... 84 years
18 years ... 88 years
19 years ... 92 years
20 years ... 96 years
21 years ... 100 years

 

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."   ~ Francis of Assisi

 

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