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"Second Best Brown Tabby
in Region 6 in the 2008 - 2009 show year.
1st went to "Archibald Hunter" from
Hunter's father is our Archibald.
CFA - Grand Champion
Charlie is our fist "baby" to reach
the title of "Grand Champion" in CFA. Born from a
mating between Rachel Bella and
Gabriel, he was one of five brown tabby children -
Molly Brown, Murphy Brown, Leroy Brown, James Brown and
Charlie Brown. Though all were "special", Charlie
stayed on with us to further his career, both at shows
and (eventually) breeding.
A big, brown, tabby, boy is, for many
people, the "poster child" of what a Maine Coon is
supposed to look like. Though certainly not the
only color / pattern option for the Maine Coon, it is
the one most people (the public) think of when picturing
the Maine Coon breed. Charlie fits the image well,
but his personality has helped to make him stand out.
Charlie is truly a "big baby"...
Any chance he can get, he will climb onto my lap, wrap
his paws around my neck and snuggle himself under my
chin, or curl up on my lap to take a nap. At 20
lbs, he is certainly not the largest Maine Coon out
there, but he is a substantial amount of cat to have
laying on your lap...insisting that you pay attention to
him. At shows, he will often come out of his cage
to play and greet people passing by.
As his show career comes to an end
(for now), he will move on to doing a job most males (of
any species) would enjoy - breeding. :-) As I
write this, we are looking forward to seeing what he and
some selected girls, are able to produce. We are
hoping for some terrific children from him, but no
matter what comes of it, having Charlie around, part of
our family, has been and will be a great joy to us.
GP Buster Brown
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Archibald is the result
of a mating between Prissy and Theodore.
Though he started off life as a typical kitten, he
became a study in the fine art of "the contradiction".
Here is this big, strapping (rivaling Charlie and
Gabriel) boy, who is often very shy, seemingly afraid of
his own shadow. Of course, having a sister like
Betty Boots, would make most boys quite reserved, but he
has taken it to a bit of an extreme at times.
Though absolutely gorgeous, he has never
(sadly) been able to be shown. In his own
environment, he is fine, but take him out of his home
and he melts. For a long time, we were not even
sure we should breed him, out of fear of passing on
his attitude, but once he found a friend in Cynthia (his
roommate, who is spayed, I might add), he
has blossomed and has come out of his shell, a great
Archibald gave Jabocats "Hunter", who went on to be a GC
and is already doing his own "work". In 2010,
we're hoping to be able to use him with a couple of
other girls and look forward to what he may be able to
bring us with those matings... Time will tell.
Best Brown Tabby Maine Coon
in Region 6
2008 - 2009
"Hunter" (shown to the left)
is now in residence here, on loan from Jabocats Cattery.
He is a wonderful boy, who has all the positive aspects
of his father and non of the negatives... No knots!! <G>
Update 4/10 - Hunter
has followed in his father's footsteps a bit more than
we thought, or hoped he would... He knows what
"knots" are, now!! I also know, he does NOT like
them being combed out!!
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Julius's brother...and though similar in many ways, is
just different enough to be his own man. Not as
long as Julius, by a large margin, but he is certainly
just as adorable... Most of the time! Chester is,
without question, a bit more "spirited" and has a harder
time snuggling. Instead, he wants you to toss a
ball so he can chase it, or wrap your fingers on the
counter so he can bat at them. To sit on your lap,
or be held for more than a few moments, is not something
he particularly cares to do. On the other hand, he
wants to be right there with you, right by your side,
but on his terms, not yours. Different from his
brother... Yes, but it works for him just fine.
Physically, Chester does not
have his brother's extreme length, nor is he quite
as slim. Certainly not fat (by any means), but not
as stocky as Red, or Gabriel either... He has a nice
middle ground look and build to him. Of course, he
has the age old problem... So much time, not
enough girls!! :-)
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Premiers & Retired
Having a little "relaxation time" in the
He fills it up, pretty well...<G>
CFA - Grand Premier
notice a similarity between Buster and Charlie, you
would not be wrong... Buster is one of Charlie's
sons and at 3-1/2 months, is just shy of what Charlie
was, at the same age. That is true, not only
concerning his weight, but with his attitude. Pick
Buster up and you definitely notice a heft to him, carry
him around the house, into areas he does not go on his
own and you notice that he is comfortable in your arms.
He is curious about the other cats in the house and
wants to explore, but equally important (to us), he is
comfortable being held in otherwise strange locations, a
trait that we find important in a show cat.
did not go out to shows until he was 7 months old, we
hope to have Buster out there a bit sooner than that.
While we may think he is "good", it is really up to the
Judges, but of course, we have our hopes...
Buster Brown has been going
to shows, off and on, for several months now. Late
in his "kitten-hood", he started to become quite surly
and was becoming very difficult to control, either at
shows, or around the house. Because his overall
personality was generally sweat, we decided to have him
neutered, in the hope that it would calm him down.
Two (+) months later, we can
tell you it worked, VERY WELL!! He is a total
sweetheart, purrs at the drop of a hat and is about the
most complete "goofus", you could ever hope for.
With all that, we were able
to have him at shows and he received his winners ribbons
(Premier / Champion) at the show in Minneapolis and then
at the Sandhills show (Lincoln, NE), the Illinois Feline
Fanciers (Springfield, IL) and finally, at the Frontier
Feline show (Kansas City, MO), he Granded!!!
He's a wonderful boy, fun to
have around, terrific to show and we are looking forward
to having him out with us, for a long time to come.
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Peter is a "special" boy.
I highlight "special" because he probably should be
considered exactly that - Special. He's all boy...
Getting himself into anything he can, early on, ticking
off his sisters as a good brother should, but always
with a look of complete and total innocence. He
just can't understand why they, or anyone else, would
get upset with him... no matter what he does.
He is, obviously, a "poly".
As such, though he has all the other attributes
necessary for an award winning Maine Coon, he will never
be able to be shown, no matter how much we might wish
otherwise. Be that as it may be, he is still a
spectacular example of a Maine Coon and will probably,
when his time comes, be able to give us some excellent
children. As the poly trait does not appear in
every kitten, we hope that some of his children will
redeem their father's physiology and go on to prove
themselves in the show hall. Time will tell.
Typical of most Maine
Coon's, Peter is a goof. Where Maxwell is, without
a doubt, our "master goofus", Peter is coming up a
close, a very close, second. He just does not
understand the concept of behaving in a mature manner.
Currently, Peter is still with several of our neutered
boys and as he has not learned what it means to be a
"whole boy" (yet), the lack of territoriality, etc., is
helping him remain what he is...a goof. What
happens when he is "exposed" to a girl, will determine
where he eventually lives and maybe how he acts in the
future, but we can assure you, no matter what, he will
be a very, very "special" boy to us and we are sure, a
spectacular Maine Coon boy.
Vet Visit Day at the
Who is this person and what is she going to do
to me mom??
Dang... I am glad that is over with mom!!
At just over a year, Peter has become a "big
boy", but still needs his mommy at times!!
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