I cant believe it has been two months since I wrote on my blog. So much has happened since I last blogged.
on March 13, 2016, my lavender Devon Rex, Sterling became a Grand Premier at the Atlanta CFA cat show. It was so exciting. I was so proud of my first Grand Premier. People have told me that you never forget your first Grand.
Rhett Butler is slowly working his way up the Grand Premier ladder, but still has a way to go. My first Queen, Gaia Indigo Moon (Smurfette), finished her six rings to become a Champion. I will start showing her again in May, when the new CFA show season begins.
I hope to have more good news in the coming months. I am trying to get everything in order, so that I may begin breeding Smurfette. There is so much to get done before breeding begins. She must be tested for blood type and genetic diseases. We want all Devon Rex to be the best that they can be. Search for and purchasing a suitable male is a very hard process. You must go through pedigrees of possible candidates to ensure that you make a match that will work to the benefit of the breed. Finding someone who will sell you a breeding Devon Rex will only happen when you prove yourself in the show ring. I fortunately have a mentor, Sue Perkins, who has made this part a little easier. We will co-own a male, this will help me experience the breeding process with supervised help. I feel so fortunate for this opportunity. I will continue to show my Devon Rex even as I begin the breeding process.
Kirleecoat Devon Rex