Breeding plans 2019: Our first kittens will be born in December

We are super excited and can hardly wait for the first kittens to be born after two years of planning and dreaming. I am so grateful to my mentor Marita R. Sørensen / Taschanas Maine Coon, the breeder of our wonderful Bellona and the owner of the one and only, prince charming, Inferno, for all your support! Without you I would have given up on cat breeding long time ago! I really love sharing this adventure with you! Also a big thanks to Inferno's breeder Johanna Eli Forssblad / Lynx Luna Maine Coons for entrusting us with these unique blood lines.

More than four weeks have now passed since the mating. Bellona and Puma's bellies are growing day by day. Up until this weekend I did not have much faith that the mating had been successful - but now I am sure. These two litters will be the last after Inferno. He has stolen our hearths, and we will miss him deeply when he return back home again this coming Friday, after his long visit in Tromsø.

Individual data on genetic diversity and health
Genetic diversity tested by MyCatDNA measures the cat’s genetic diversity by screening thousands of sites in its DNA. Genetic diversity represents the heterozygosity level within the breed. Each tested cat updates the view of the breed’s genetic diversity.  The degree of inbreeding can be measured by using a Coefficient of Inbreeding (COI) in PawPeds. This is the probability that two copies of the same variant at a gene have been inherited from an ancestor common to both the sire and dam. The COI is based on the pedigree (PawPeds) and similar for all the kittens in a litter, while the Genetic Diversity is based on the DNA from each individual cat in relation to the population as a whole (MyCatDNA).


Date of birth
Nov 26 2016
Nov 1 2017
June 17 2017
EMS color codes
MCO a22
MCO e22
MCO ns09
Previous litters
3
0
0
Weight
6.2 kg3.4 kg5.2 kg
Genetic diversity  (MyCatDNA)

The higher the percentage, the higher the degree of genetic diversity.
40.5% hetero-zygosity within the breed Maine Coon (blue top)
COI 
Inbreeding
(PawPeds, based on 4 generations)

The lower the percentage, the lower the degree of inbreeding.
0% 
0%
(Inferno is an F2 cat)
4.12% (F3)
0% 
(Bellona is an F3 cat)
15.9%
0% 
Clones
8.84%
23.5%
37.9%
Top 5
18.2%
46.5%
72.6%




HCM1 DNA
N/N
N/N
N/N
SMA DNA
N/N
N/N
N/N
PK DNA
N/N
N/N
Heterozygous carrier
HCM scanning
April 20 2018:
Normal (Ingunn Holm)
Nov 12 2019:
Normal (Ingunn Holm)
Jan 29 2019:
Normal (Liva Vatne)
June 26 2018:
Normal (Liva Vatne)
HD xray
Nov 2017:
Left: Grad 1
Right: Grad 1
(Per Eksell/PawPeds)
Nov 2018:
Left: Normal
Right: Borderline
(OFA)
Nov 2018:
Left: Normal
Right: Normal
(Per Eksell)
June 2018:
Left: Normal
Right: Normal
(Per Eksell)


Litter data for the F3 kittens after Lynx Luna Inferno PP of Taschanas
The Inferno x Bellona combination (Link to pedigree in PawPeds database) can give cream boys and blue tortie girls, with and without tabby patterns; and with mittens, pattyfoot or wild type paws (non-poly). The Inferno x Puma combination (Link to pedigree in PawPeds database) can give black and blue kittens, with or without agouti, with or without silver, with or without white, and with pattyfoot or wild type paws (non-poly).

Lynx Luna Inferno PP of Taschanas x Taschanas Goddess Bellona PP
Lynx Luna Inferno PP of Taschanas x Nordic Lynx Crazy Kiss (Puma)
Due dates
Dec 9 2019
Dec 10 2019
COI (total inbreeding)
Inbreeding (based on 4 generations)
8.54% 
6.25% (Bluebell of Lynx Luna [F1 cat from Maine, USA] is found in both Inferno and Bellona's pedigree)
3.65%
0%
Clones
16.2%
23.4%
Top 5
32.4%
45.4%


Link to more information (in Norwegian).

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