|Kukkatarhan Brassia, toivottavasti seuraava emokissamme. Kuva Linnea Nikkola.|
Kukkatarhan Brassia, our next mom, we hope. Photo Linnea Nikkola.
|Armas odottelee jo kesää, jotta pääsee lekottelemaan ulkotarhaan. Kuva Jutta Keskinen.|
Armas relaxing outdoors last summer. Photo Jutta Keskinen.
|Brassiassa on hyvin paljon emonsa Kukan ulkonäköä. Kuva Linnea Nikkola.|
Brassia resembles her mom Kukka. Photo Linnea Nikkola.
We are expecting kittens around April 11th. The mother is Kukka's other daughter, Elli's chocolate spotted sister Brassia. The father is a tawny spotted hybrid ocicat Hiutaleen Armas Aragorn, whose grandfather is Abessinian. Ocicats originate from Abessinian, Siamese and American shorthair cats and sometimes it is wise to widen the gene pool of ocicats with hybrids. Of course, the combinations should be planned carefully. I think Brassia and Armas could be a good match in many ways. Brassia is a real sweetheart at home but she gets stressed at cat shows whereas Armas is relaxed and sweet everywhere. Brassia has a good, square box but a bit flat head. Armas has more roundness in his head but his muzzle is quite narrow and short. Brassia is very elegant and Armas more robust. Let's hope that the kittens inherit the best qualities of both their parents.
|Armas vuoden ikäisenä pikku kollipoikana viime kesänä. Kuva Jutta Keskinen.|
Armas as a 1-year-old "baby" tomcat last summer. Photo Jutta Keskinen.