Friday 26 July 2013

Playing catch up

We've been so busy here with our little family that I haven't had much time lately for emailing and blogging.  We have had plenty going on so here is a quick update.

1. Not long ago we had the beautiful DGC Vazhena Sladkoe Pyatnyshko arrive. Vazhena, or Zhena at home, comes to us all the way from Tomsk Siberia! We have to say a huge thank you to her breeder Irina Parshina for allowing us to have this gorgeous girl! She has settled in beautifully and has the warmest, most beautiful nature a cat could have. She is a total delight! Thank you Irina! We also have to thank our friends Darren and Erica for looking after her and showing her wonderfully in the UK while she awaited her paperwork to travel to Australia. Thank you guys! As a result, Zhena has arrived in Australia with the TICA title Double Grand Champion! Not bad considering she was only showed a few times and was competing against a lot of beautiful Siberian males to get the title. Well done beautiful Zhena!

Here are a few pics of Zhena (Please excuse the lighting on all the pics in this post. I stuffed it up and the cats eyes aren't lit up properly and their white is over exposed! Oops! I need more sleep!)

2.0 Not only did Zhena arrive in Aus but so did Darren and Erica!  WELCOME guys! We hope you will love it here and are so pleased to have you close by again! xx We met Darren and Erica when we sold them a kitten from our very first litter over 5 years ago in London! They have been Siberian addicts and great friends of ours ever since :-)

3. We went to a CFA show here in Sydney recently with the help of my Mum and Darren and Erica! It is a huge production to go to a show now that we have a 2.5 year old and a 9 month old who are into everything! So we are very pleased to say that the effort was not wasted and our cats did brilliantly! Meadow went along for fun and won Best in Show in 3 of the 6 rings, plus a reserve and a 3rd!  Musrafy Trotskiy also turned some heads winning 2x Reserve in Show plus 2x 3rd!  Earl also got some great comments but big brother Trotskiy beat him 5 of the 6 rings. Better luck next time Earl. Well done Meadow and Trots and Earl! You make us very proud!

Here is Trotskiy:

And Earl who is over 6.5kg at 12 months old :-)

3. Snowgum Zaviska owned by Mark and Gayle McPhee in Victoria did brilliantly in the CCCofA National Show in Vic recently. There were huge cat counts and Beary was awarded 2x Reserve in Show and a 4th!  Well done Bear and Mark and Gayle! You are a gorgeous boy Beary and make us very proud xx

Here is Beary:

4. Snowgum Tattyanna went to her first show in Perth recently with owners Janis and Phil Thompson. She did us proud winning 3rd. Well done Tattyanna! xx

5. We have litters due soon and some later this year. If you have been in touch and I have not replied, I do apologize, I think I have had every possible illness this winter- the joys of having young children! Feel free to email or call again if you are still interested in a kitten.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Earl's growing up!

Earl is now 11 months old and has really started to fill out lately.  He's beginning to look like an adult and we think a very handsome one! Earl is from our first Aussie-born litter. His mum is our Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion Tavolga Sibaris (Meadow) and his dad is Innokentii- a very handsome foundation Siberian boy from the St Petersburg Region owned by Maria Bunina in the UK. Meadow was mated to Innokentii while we lived in London and we are proud to have the handsome Earl here as a result to expand our gene pool. Thanks again Maria for this special mating, we hope you like how he is maturing.
It's starting to cool down here now so we are looking forward to seeing him in his full winter coat soon.

Show Sucess!

We recently attended the NSW CFA State Show with Penny ( Ch. Pulheria Sibaris). It was a big show with strong competition but Penny turned some heads and did us proud. There were three rings and Penny was awarded 3rd Place with judge Ray Tomlinson and 4th Place with Roger Frittel. It is tough showing Siberians here as the breed is not that well known in NSW yet so we were very pleased that these judges placed her.

Well done Penny! We are very proud of you gorgeous girl!

Penny at the show:

And all worn out after her big day!

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Saturday 9 March 2013

Siberian Cat Colours

We have a new page on our website which explains the different colours of the Siberian Cat. It has lots of pictures of our kittens. Check it out here: Siberian Cat Colours

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Monday 25 February 2013

Snowgum Zaviska Best In Show!

We had some great news from one of our kitten owners in Victoria yesterday.  Snowgum Zaviska ( otherwise known as Bear) attended the Pedigree Persian Kitten Club's show in  Boronia, Vic and won Best in Show! Wow! Well done Bear! We are so proud of you!!!

Bear was the first kitten we have sold for showing in Australia so we are thrilled with this fantastic result. Bear is from Penny and Sebastian and was born in August 2012 so he's doing brilliantly to win this award at just 6 months of age considering that many Siberians go through an awkward looking teenage phase around this time.

Of course he couldn't have done it without his wonderful owners Mark and Gayle McPhee. Congratulations Mark and Gayle! And thank you for giving Bear such a wonderful loving home and making the effort to show him. Showing does take a lot of time, energy and commitment so we really do appreciate you showing him off!

Thank you also to judge Carol Hoskins for placing him. We are so pleased you like him as much as we do!

Here he is with judge Carol Hoskins after winning Best in Show!

 And more relaxing at home:

And again!:

And pretending to be a bat :-)

Congratulations Bear and Mark and Gayle! xx

Sunday 20 January 2013

Snowgum The Earl [of] Essex

Snowgum The Earl of Essex (or Earl at home!) is from our first Aussie-born litter from Meadow x certified foundation stud Innokentii.  Earl is developing well and is now 7 months old.  He has a wonderful coat texture and beautiful strong markings.  As it's summer here in Sydney he doesn't have a full coat yet but we can't wait to see what it will be like when winter comes as he had such a beautiful full coat as a kitten.  Earl brings a brand new bloodline to the breed on his Dad's side which will add to the diversity of our breeding program.  Many thanks again to Maria Bunina for allowing the mating which has resulted in the very handsome Earl.

Here are some pics of him taken at 5 months of age.


Sunday 13 January 2013

Astra and Karina's kittens

Astra and Karina both recently had litters just a week apart. They have decided to raise their kittens together to share the mothering effort, something we have never had before. So cute seeing them care for each other and feed their babies interchangably!

Karina's babies are now 5 weeks and Astra's 6 weeks. All are reserved with the exception of two who may stay here for breeding (they have homes lined up should we decide not to keep them). Here are some pics:

Mum Astra:

And her bubs. Spotted boy with white (might stay):

Silver mac boy:

Brown spotted girl 1:

with her sister:

Brown spotted girl 2:

Mum Karina:

Silver classic torbie (might stay):

Silver mac girl going to Singapore:

Red silver classic boy going to live with Meadow's golden girl Alice in Melbourne :-)

Brown mackerel torbie girl:

Brown mackerel girl: