B-litter born Dec 13 2019 - Puma & Inferno
12 weeks - update Mars 7 2020
Kittens born 13.12.19
MCO as 09, blue smoke with white
MCO n, black
MCO n 09, black with white
MCO as 09 22, blue silvertabby with white
MCO a 09, blue with white
Alterskjaer Lucifer PP
MCO a 09 22, blue tabby with white
We feel very fortunate to be able to keep both the F3 poly boys from our Maine Coon litters after beautiful Lynx Luna Inferno PP of Taschanas: Alterskjaer Brutus PP (from the A-litter) and Alterskjaer Lucifer PP (from the B-litter). In addition Alterskjaer Chloe will stay with us - and Alterskjaer Dan will continue in breeding abroad.
Chloe and Lucifer are allready DNA tested. Hips and hearth will also be scanned as part of the evaluation for breeding.
This is Lucifer: Mr Morningstar himself, the king of the pack and a true Diamond. He is the biggest of the 8 kittens in the two litters: with a birth weight of 150 grams and now at 12 weeks he is 2.36 kg. Lucifer will be evaluated further for use in breeding with us in Alterskjær Maine Coon and our dear colleages in Sweden: Taschanas Maine Coon and Lynx Luna Maine Coons.
Table 2. Weight development B-litter born Dec 13 2019.
9 weeks - February 14 2020
They have started climbing, playing, running, and they are just totally adorable - all of them. And so are their moms - always looking after the little ones and making sure that they are ok. Clean, fed, safe and well behaved.
Our daughter, Ingrid-Helene, has allready made up her mind that we should keep Chloe - and I can totally relate to that. I have always had a soft spot for tabbies and she is a real beauty. As I see it, Chloe and Eve, are our two top candidates for keeping. I just wish we could have kept them both.
We also have plans for Dan - so he is not available. The poly boy, Lucifer, is under evalution and is definately a male that we hope to see used in breeding in the future.
This is their favorite spot - chilling at the roof top. Just like our huskies. Eve, Chloe, Dan, Ella (5.5 weeks).
Maze 5 weeks
This means that once the kittens have received their first health check and vaccination at 8 weeks, we will most likely start the process of looking for future families for two of the girls: amazing Maze (black) and sweet Ella rebell'a (black smoke).
Maine coon kittens from our breeding that are sold as pets, will be neutured before they move to their new home.
All out kittens will be registered with their pedigree from TICA, and they are of course ID-chipped. They will be vaccinated twice at 8 and 12 weeks, and they will come with a veterinary pass port. They will also be dewormed three times as recommended by our vet at 3, 6 and 9 weeks. They will be checked by the vet prior to moving and come with a veterinary certificate and a detailed sales contract. Parents are health tested according to the PawPeds health programmes with known hearth and hip status, and DNA tested in MyCatDNA.
You can follow their development closely on our Facebook page and on Instagram.
Dan 5 weeks
Puma´s litter is an outcross combination with new Maine lines through the use of beautiful Lynx Luna Inferno PP of Taschanas - an F2 cat bred by Johanna Eli Forssblad / Lynx Luna Maine Coons and owned by Marita R. Sørensen / Taschanas Maine Coon. This is his last litter and I am so greatful for having been entrusted with these unique blood lines.
The parents are hip scanned, hearth scanned and DNA tested. More info can be found here.
Alterskjaer Charlotte of Taschanas - died only hours after birth
Blue with white
MCO a 09
Alterskjaer Eve of Taschanas
Bluesmoke with white
MCO as 09
Alterskjaer Maze of Taschanas
Black with white
MCO n 09
Alterskjaer Ella of Taschanas
Alterskjaer Chloe of Taschanas
Blue silvertabby with white
MCO as 09 22
Alterskjaer Dan of Taschanas
Blue with white
MCO a 09
Alterskjaer Lucifer PP of Taschanas
Blue tabby with white
MCO a 09 22
Dan - the kittens have started playing with each other and exloring their surroundings.
Eve is such a beautiful sweethearth!
We have exciting plans for the blue Prince Dan.
Maze is one of two black smoke kittens in the litter of Puma×Inferno. They look like baby she-bears both of them. The silver coat in a solid colored Maine Coon is referred to as "smoke". In a tabby cat, it’s referred to as "silver". It may be difficult to detect a smoke undercoat in kittens, as this can develop and become more prominent with age. The silver/smoke can usually be detected by checking the roots of the hair shaft in the cat. A true smoke color will have silver roots to the hair shaft. Based on the genetics of the parents we knew that the kittens could be born with silver/smoke coat. Maze is the biggest of the girls.
Ella 2 weeks
Chloe with her brother Lucifer
Lucifer is a stunning big boy. I really hope that he can continue in breeding.
Bellona and Puma feed and look after their kittens together. This is Bellona with Puma's son Lucifer 2 weeks old. Lucifer is the largest of the kittens in Puma´s litter. His birthweight was 150 grams - two weeks later he has reached 400 grams. We include both poly and non-poly Maine Coon cats in our breeding program. Lucifer is the only polydactyl kitten in this litter of initially 7 kittens - with beautiful patty feet like his papa with 6+6+6+6 toes.
This week has been absolutely nervewrecking waiting for Puma´s kittens to be born. Her due date was approximately Dec 10 (I never saw the mating and for long I did not think that Inferno had succeded in mating her - as she was - to put it mildly - really giving him a hard time completing his "assignment"). Friday morning (day 68) I decided to take Puma to the vet to make sure that the kittens were ok.
Sadly one of the kittens, a blue agouti girl, smaller than the rest - died just after delivery. But the remaining kittens were in really good shape. Heading straight for the milky bar, all of them increasing their body weight and doing well during their first day of life. Puma is of course an amazing mom - calm and with good instincts. No stress handling a litter of six.