Meet the kittens - Riobelle Siamese

Meet the kittens

2/27/2011

 
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Apricot Oriental Boy
This is a very special boy as he was born with a kink at the end of his tail.  Traditionally kinked tails (and cross eyes) have been well known Siamese faults surrounded in folklore.  Legend says the kinked tail originated from the Kingdom of Siam when the Royal Princess kept her rings on the tail of her Siamese.  Another legend says a Siamese cat guarded a golden goblet for the King by wrapping her tail around it until it became permanently kinked.  Siamese cats do occasionally have kinked tails although this has mostly been bred out, however in the history of the Siamese, it was once required at cat shows for a Siamese to have a kinked tail.  This little boy's tail is actually fractured, rather than genetically inherited, due to being so cramped in the womb and he will always have a bend at the end of his tail.  He will not be able to be shown but will be looking for a very special pet home.

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Apricot Oriental Boy
This little boy is the second smallest but making steady weight gains.  He loves his milk and suckles greedily on the syringe when I feed him.  He was born with his eyes open and looking very blue but has since gone on from strength to strength.  As well as the being the first kitten to have his eyes open he is also the first kitten to try to purr.

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Red Oriental Boy
This kitten was the first to be born and the one that was stuck as a true breech.  He has made steady weight gains and is now one of the largest kittens.  He is beginning to toddle around his box and opened his eyes very early at a day old.

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Siamese Tortie Point Girl
This little girl is the smallest kitten but is making super weight gains and beginning to catch the others up.  Her nose leathers are developing a dusky colour that will eventually show what colour point Siamese she is but I am expecting blue, caramel or lilac tortie.  She has also opened her eyes very early and will suckle milk from the syringe so strongly there have been a fews times she has managed to suckle the teat right off.

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Siamese Tortie Point Girl
This kitten again has made good steady gains throughout the week.  She is developing a dusky darkening of her nose leathers and I am expecting her to be a blue, caramel or lilac tortie point like her sister.

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Siamese Boy
This boy would not stay still for his photo to be taken!  He has gained the most amount of weight going from one of the smallest to one of the biggest kittens.  He has a lovely chubby tummy and a huge head.  He will be either a red, apricot or cream point but judging from the colour of his nose leathers he will most likely be a red point.

2/27/2011 03:30:29

Just stunning kittens Jo - these babies really are beautiful! So sorry about the sad loss of one of your precious little girls. Well done for being such a good second mum to them all! And well done Emunah!


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