Ancestors of today's Yankee Cats

My first litter was born in 1996, from my first litters are however no descendants anymore in my cattery today, as I initially thought that I don't need to keep every beautiful cat for my own breeding.

The "Yankee Cats line" begins with my first own breeding male Percy vom Weidebusch (born 01.05.1997, on the left), who was the sire of my C to G-litters in the years 1998 to 2001.

Even from Percy I almost keeped nothing, which would have been a big mistake. Percy's kittens were all great, but especially the ones with Apanatchee of Chamberlain (born 09.07.1999, on the left) from my E- and G-litter. Apanatchee was the dam of my E, G, H and L-litter in the years 2000 to 2003.

That my Yankee Cats Garibaldi (born 13.06.2001, on the right) from the G-litter stayed with me is owed to his character, although he was already spoken for I could not let him go, Garibaldi was my absolute heart boy. Since his dad Percy was already neutered, Garibaldi has then suceeded him, and was sire of my H, J, K and M to Q-litters in the years 2002 to 2005.

From Garibaldi I wanted and kept several children, but only from one there are still Yankee Cats descendants. The Q-litter from Garibaldi with Unicoon Micaje Tanka (born 26.03.2000, on the left) was the last chance to keep a kitten from him, because Garibaldi was already neutered before birth. Tanka was the dam of my F, I, N, P and Q-litters in the years 2001 to 2005.

Since Yankee Cats Quigley (born 28.07.2005, on the right) was then an only child, I made the decision that he stays a few days after his birth, no matter how he would develope, if he would have not been suitable for breeding he would stay as neutered pet. At first I had no unrelated girl for him anyway, but after Quigley has developed wonderfully, he was in the years 2009 to 2013 sire of my W, Y, Z-litter and of Centi from the Diamonds-litter.

Meanwhile Quigley is neutered, grandchildren of him were born from Yosie and Centi too, but the line will be continued through Liv and her children who stayed with me already or will stay with me in the future.

Now the overlapping starts. Gladür's Roxette's Joy Ride (born 06.10.2007, on the left) ist both the mother of Quigley's daughter Liv as of Calibear. Roxette was the dam of my W, X and Z-litter in the years 2009 to 2011.

The Z-litter from Rox and Quigley was a very special one, Roxette's last litter. It was almost clear right after birth that Yankee Cats Liv Lizrael (born 16.01.2011, on the right) would stay with me. I still kept my decision between her and her sister Neva a while open, but with her little red "star" on the head Liv was my favourite since birth. Liv was so far the dam of my E(Angel)-, Highlander-, Queen- and UrsaMajor-litter since 2013.

Sire from Liv's first litter was Coonplay Sampson Supreme (born 23.09.2011, on the left). Next to the E(Angel)-litter Sampson was also sire of Cora from the Diamonds-litter, in the year 2013.

From the E(Angel)-litter of Liv and Sampson Yankee Cats Angel of Joy (born 01.11.2013, on the right) remained with me, at the moment she was born I knew she must stay. With her a dream came true that I hardly dared to dream, the combination of "my" line with bright silver. I am very curious which beautiful children Joy will give me. So far she was the dam of my Moon-, Out of Africa- and V(ancestors)-litter since 2015.

Yankee Cats XCalibear at Shade-a-lot (born 19.01.2010, on the left) stayed with me from my X-litter of Roxette and Silverado of the Catwalk (born 05.06.2003, he lives with breeder friends). Calibear is still active breeding male, a successor of him is not yet in sight. I hope that he can remain potent for a longer time, and that one day the right successor will be born. Cali was so far sire of my A(stronomy), B(ears), I(t's Christmas) to M(oon), Q(ueen), R(oxette) and S(inger)-litter since the year 2011.

Wild Harmony's Gänseblümchen (Daisy, born 29.05.2010, on the right) is the dam of Calibear's first litter, the Astronomy-litter. Since this was Daisy's only litter, I'm glad that Leo remained with me from that litter.

Yankee Cats Leo's bright shining star (born 01.07.2011, on the left) was the sire of my Fruits, Grey's Anamatomie and Highlander-litter in the year 2014.

From the Highlander-litter of Liv and Leo Yankee Cats Masamune Katana (born 21.08.2014, on the right) stayed with me, she had continued the line from Daisy and Leo, and gave me a beautiful litter in 2016, the Native American litter.

Snickers Maximus of Forster's Home (born 12.03.2015, on the left) was 2016 the sire of my Native American-litter.

Yankee Cats Nizhoni Navajo's beauty (born 01.07.2016, on the right) stayed with me from the Native American-litter. She is now my future hope, as only offspring in my home from Snickers, Katana, Leo & Daisy.

Now I'm curious what the future will bring and to see the next generations Yankee Cats!