Interplex: Uppervalley Breeders And The Tennessee Rex, FEBRUARY 2019 TENNESSEE REX KITTENS

Our kittens are now three+ months old. New portraits are in the works.


The kittens are now allowed everywhere the adults are permitted to explore. They are ready to leave their mom and go to permanent homes. Mom and her second kitten, a male, will be returning to Tennessee this coming week. I plan to keep the other cream as a queen in training.Our Blue boy would like to move in with another Tennessee rex breeder and see what colors he can add to the breed. The two tortoise shell black kittens are looking for family homes and are ready to leave now.


A note about the gap in reporting our activities. We had a failure in the process of getting our weight charts prepared At one data entry we lost the capability of saving data or exporting graphs. That was in mid April. Data has been kept in handwritten form since them. It was elusive. Corel worked with me to locate the bug including installing a newer version of the spreadsheet application. It turned out to be a problem with one of the graphs that was not detected when the file was saved. Elimination of this graph, the kittens weight, resolved the saving issue. Rebuilding the graph from scratch at first worked but then caused the application to stop working even before saving the file. The problem turned out to be in the graphing portion of the dpreadsheet application. The graphs just were overloaded with data and couldn't rersolve how to place the data on the chart. A work around has been found but the problem still exists.
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Our remaining link to You Tube Video has been deleted.

[size]Mamagoldencurls kittens are now part of the family and have the whole house to explore and chase each other around in. Sometimes annoying the older members of the cat family. There really is no place to set up streaming so theis little chance to stream their activities. However, I will attempt to do short videos of each kitten when they are having fun playing with whatever they discover as they explore.
Mamagoldencurls' Female Kittens
Mamagoldencurls' Female Kittens
Mamagoldencurls" Male kittens
Mamagoldencurls" Male kittens
Mama's kittens
and March portraits


[We ran into an issue with too much information for the chart application to handle and had to split the chart into two parts. Females are on the left and males are on the right in the charts above.]


To aid in the health care of our kittens we weigh them daily and enter the weight on our cattery spreadsheet. If there is something that doesn't look right in their gain it raises a flag to watch for trouble. To make this data easier to visualize (a change in the day to day weight gain really stands out) the spreadsheet automatically makes a chart of their weights. The chart is posted here and usually updated daily.

All six kittens had a weight loss over the last two days.. Not sure what is going on. Could just n]be that they are spending a lot of time exploring and may have been away from their own food supply. Their activity remains super active. so we will just watch for the next two days. The amount of loss is not the same so it is unlikely an error in zeroing their weighing system.

They have regained a good part of the loss we found yesterday.
All is well. It may have been a reaction to their first vaccinations


The kittens weights are color coded and match the text in their information below.


The new two month old kitten pictures are larger.
Next are the 26 and then 15 March pictures.


A word about our temporary kitten names: We assign a sequential first letter to each litter. The last litter names all started with P. This litter is a duzy! They all have to begin with Qu. The third letter is a vowel in sequence. It got tricky with the fifth kitten, Quu... and #6 is made up. The first three kitten names are taken from Native American names.


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UpperValley Quanah
Cream mackerel tabby Short Hair Female


I'm calling her short hair but she may actually be closer to long hair like her dad.

This TR gene carrier kitten will be staying at UpperValley

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UpperValley Quetzalli
Cream mackerel tabby Short hair Male


He's the big guy of this litter even though he was the "runt" during the first few days. Guess he just had to get things rolling.

This gene carrier kitten is now at his new home in Murfresboro, Tennessee. This move has nothing to do with being a Tennessee Rex carrier kitten, it's just that the breeder lives there. We will really miss his antics!

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UpperValley Quispe
Blue Short Hair Male
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My favorite -- Looks a bit like a Russian Blue but is a far cry from that breed. . This guy is now available to another Tennessee Rex breeder. He has very faint tabby markings. He carries the TR gene and much needed genetic diversity.

Would like to see this gene carrier kitten paired with a full TR red female.

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UpperValley Quova
Black Torbie Short Hair Female


This black tortoise shell tabby has lost the dilute in the black gene and is closely colored to our Enigma, a TR from our 2007 breeding. The kittens now have access to the whole house during the day. She is looking for a new permanent home.


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UpperValley Quuppa
Black Tortie Short Hair Female

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She is the shy one right now, A quiet little girl Frequently she prefers to be by herself but will join in when the others are romping and chasing each other.


A very gentle kitten but extremely playful. They have now all learned to purr.
She is also looking for a new permanent home.


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Uppervalley Quyzer
Black Short Hair Male

SOLD

He comes in second as being shy. His coat is just like Thunder Cloud's, our five year old solid black. He is a beauty in his own right and will make a great companion.

Quyzer has now moved to his permanent home.


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head shots
Page Revised 21 May 2019 @ 4pm