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