GC Raynewood Duck Duck Goose of PureX
Born April 2021 Seal Silver Patched Mink Tabby and white
CMS and PKD Negative, "A" Blood Type(carries B)
Duckie is both our grandbaby and our great grandbaby(on opposite sides and unrelated cats)! Our foundation cats Carly and Fuzz had Gypsy, who had Bones, who had Duckie! Our friend Kristen at Raynewood is a true gem, and since Duckie will be among their last kittens for a while we couldn't pass up the opportunity for such a loving well balance baby to join our fold! Duckie finished her Grand Champion title before she even turned 1 year old. She is an absolute treasure
Kleora Lotus Blossom of PureX
Born August 2022 White
CMS and PKD Negative "A" blood type
Lotus is our incredible new white kitten. Lotus is from Kleora cattery, who had the best Devon in CFA in 2021 and a product of a few wonderful lines. Lotus and Raven made the trip from Utah by plane (with a courier) in the very beginning of December. Quite the climate difference for these two gals! Watch for her at the next shows in December and January!
NuMoon's Nevermore of PureX
Born September 2022 Black
CMS and PKD Negative "A" Blood type(carries B)
Raven is from the last litter of our boy Thunder who went to live in Utah a few years ago. This means she is only one generation from our foundation pair of Carly and Fuzz! Watch for her and her buddy Lotus at shows this December and January!
You might be curious about her DNA results! The most succinct way to explain it is that this particular genetic marker(Factor XII deficiency) is relatively new to the Wisdom panel screening. Which means any cats tested prior to a couple of years ago(around 2020) will not show a marker even if they have one. Factor XII deficiency, also known as Hageman deficiency, is the most common congenital coagulopathy among cats. Although common among bleeding disorders, this condition is asymptomatic(meaning no symptoms), Factor XII also requires two copies of the gene to have the condition. Carriers(like Raven) are not at any risk at all, nor are any kittens produced with a negative male(like Billy).
As you will read below there is even thoughts it can have protective effects in some situations, and at this time is just a marker to note!
Some handy articles/research about it for anyone who might be curious:
CH Enchantwoods True Love of PureX
Born October 2021 Brown Patched Tabby and White
You may have correctly noticed that Truly is not a Devon. Rather, she is an honorary Devon. Recently, we retired Lulah from the active show ring(she deserved it at 9.5 years old!). Truly is our new cat for premiership and the intention is to keep her permenantly. Along with Billy and Duckie. We are very grateful to her breeder for allowing us to bring her home. We have a lot to learn when it comes to grooming a kitty with a lot more hair than we are used to!