Satindelight Angelique our Breeder Queen

Satindelight Angelique is expecting!

She was bred in early January 2021 to our current stud Gifter. We we expect to have her third litter before mid March 

Angelique
Angelique

Angelique has been with us for about three years and has delivered two litters of very good kittens including three full Tennessee Rex red kittens. They have gone to other breeders and are now part of the development program. We have been keeping close watch on her weight and she is gaining as expected during her pregnancy. There are and will be small glitches in the steady increase then near the delivery time she will likely loose a bout 150 g then gain it back almost immediately. Angelique is now in her third "trimester.". In the next tww weeks she will be developing her mammary glands in preparation for suckeling her new babies.  Her "baby bump" is now quite noticeable.  Her kittens should be here in early March, 2021.

The birth of her kittens will be covered here on this page and then the kittens will be have a new page set up for their growth and development. We expect to have at least two kittens that carry one Tennessee Rex gene available for Tennessee Rex lovers  by mid June. Kittens that receive the Tennessee Rex gene from both parents will be available to other breeders.

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Angelique delivered her second litter at UpperValley on 7 March 2020
Details on page - March 2020  kittens 

Vermont, the state where our cattery is located, has returned to  near "lockdown." This cattery will remain as before with no visitors while I remain within the cattery to care for the kittens and cats like it has been since 7 March. This is a Vets Administration specification due to my age of 89 years and some compromise of the immune system.  I will be unable to return to Walpole , NH, until the restrictions ease and I receive my + vaccinations. Kittens (or cat) that will be or are available to those looking for a pet will be able to be picked up now. Arrangements will be made to pick up a cat/kitten via email and with the transaction maintaining the "social distancing" requirement. This can be worked out on electronic media and the cat or kitten delivered in Athens or in Walpole, NH,  for pick up..

The kittens and adults are $225 to help cover my cost of breeding and upbringing, including the vaccinations but not the cost of neutering or spaying. Adults have already been altered and covering the cost of this would be greatly appreciated. Altering kittens can be done at a local clinic near home even during the pandemic. Most of the clinics operate about once a month.

Two week old kittens
Two week old kittens

There is a small surveillance camera watching her kittens This is to be sure all is going well. We have two monitors at locations within the cattery where they can be observed. The camera has several infrared lights that allow us to see the kittens even in full darkness. Cats also don't see this light and are not disturbed by the "light" it emits.

We also have a video camera used to stream the births on my You Tube channel. Since there is someone else, an adventurous swimmer, with my first and last names also on You Tube it is hard to find my channel.

We also plan to stream the birth of Angelique's third litter on our YouTube channel in March.  Then  a month or so later the birth of  Solveig's  first litter.

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Satindelight Angelique
Satindelight Angelique

Satindelight Angelique, our resident Tennessee Rex carrier Queen

Angelique  was born in British Columbia, Canada.

Our second queen came to us from a far away place where her genetic diversity is quite different from the sires we have here in Vermont and West Virginia. She is here as a breeder. Her first two litters were by UpperValley Pippin, a full Tennessee Rex. She was the pick of the litter, carries only one Tennessee Rex special gene and really shows her beauty and lovely long hair. Angelique is a red with white and has faint tabby markings. We may need to change her color to red tabby. She was about a year and a half old when she arrived by air. She has four white toe socks to offset the red. A purrfect temperament, she has become a lap cat.  

Pippin & Angelique
Pippin & Angelique

Our first try for kittens from Angelique

Satindelight Angelique was thought to be carrying kittens based upon her steady weight gain but then something went awry and her steady weight started ups and downs. We believe she may have lost her litter very early in the pregnancy. She was bred again and this time delivered just one healthy kitten. We believe she was terrified by snarling Pit Bull dogs kept by our nearest neighbor. .

Radium and the March 2020 kittens have their own pages.

The previous litter by Pippin remains on our web site at February 2019 kittens , Mamagoldencurls' kittens. page was moved to  archive.

Pippin has ended his days as our cattery sire. He has fathered 16 healthy kittens all carrying the Tennessee Rex special gene. He has been "neutered" and is available as a registered Tennessee Rex cat.  Please contact me if you are interested using this email ipxcat@aol.com  

 Pippin is no longer looking for love and has started to gain weight. Not from just sitting around, either. He is playing with the other cats and is wanting more attention from me, now also taking every opportunity to be in my lap.. I expect him to gain for several more months, likely to top at about 4.5 kilograms (~10 pounds)

A new sire joined our cattery at the end of September. His short name is "Gifter." He will be Angelique's new suitor and we expect to have his first kittens here at UpperValley in late winter  We have a new page for Gifter with pictures  at   (link)  Gifter

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Radium and now his dad, Pippin, are neutered and looking for a good homes. Radium is a very friendly 5200 gram (11 pound) 1- 1/2 year old.   His dad, a full curly hair Tennesse Rex  is a 4200 gram five year old and has sired 21 kittens. He is now retired. If you would like to have either boys please contact me at email. They are both "fixed."

UpperValley Radium's (Angelique's first kitten by Pippin) page
is at August 2019 kitten,

Page Revised 1 March 2021
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