Saturday, 6 September 2014

Alexandrite Siberians - More Awards!

With so much going on here we missed posting how AWESOME our boys are!!

A few weeks ago we received some post from TICA and inside were these two certificates. 

Alexandrite Akiro Award 2014

This is Alexandrite Akiro's Award for the show season, and we are so proud of him. He's already received BEST SIBERIAN Alter 3 years ago and this year he only went to a few shows so this just shows how amazing he is. 

He was also 8th Best Alter in the Region and another Regional Win to add to his previous Regional Win when he was BEST Siberian and last year his International Win of 14th BEST Alter in the World and BEST ALTER in the Region. Phew! That's a lot of Awards! 


This means INTERNATIONAL WINNER, and Twice REGIONAL WINNER Awards all adds up to 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!!!

IW, RW SGCA Alexandrite Akiro is the FIRST UK BRED SIBERIAN to qualify for this AWARD and we are so proud we could burst! 

Alexandrite Akiro has achieved some amazing Awards over the years and he's done this without going to every show or going overseas! He really is just the BEST SIBERIAN you could wish or hope to breed and everyone who meets him loves his laid back attitude to life. We have sent off his photo for the TICA Yearbook again and can't wait for his next Award to arrive. Jo is hoping to get everything together when she's well enough. 

We still remember that cute little kitten of 4 weeks old with his breathtaking blue eyes and cheeky character, always wanting cuddles in exchange for purrs and head butts. We knew he was AWESOME and he proved to the World he was AWESOME too!

Alexandrite Kimball Award 2014


We also recovered an Award for Alexandrite Kimball of BEST Seal Lynx Tabby Point Siberian of the Year

This goes with his Regional Win too. A fantastic achievement for a boy who was first shown last December at only 10 months old! 


We also received news another of our boys was fabulous too Alexandrite Kingslayer, affectionately known as Jamie or the Jamster was BEST SIBERIAN KITTEN in the Region. This reminds us of those many years ago when Kimball's Great Grandfather QGC Alexandrite Angelus Mishka was BEST SIBERIAN KITTEN in 2006/2007

Yes! We really have been showing successfully for that long! 

It is just more proof that Alexandrite Siberians are TOTALLY AMAZING!

Blog post by two very, very proud parents, Jo & Andy


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Available Kittens and Adults

Just a short update while Jo recovers from her operation last week. Hopefully Jo will be well enough soon to update the blog as it's not my favourite job! And answer emails, not keen on that job either! Due to the operation it is difficult for her to answer the phone too but hopefully Jo will feel well enough soon. 


Over the next few days we will post the kittens and adults we have available. First photo is off Alexandrite Pippin and her mum Coco Pops. Pippin is a lovely warm Brown Classic Tabby and her mum is also Brown tabby but spotted. 



Pippin is a character and has such an adorable temperament with lots of mischief! 


Her mum Coco Pops is very sweet too and has done a fabulous job with Pippin. 


We would ideally love for the girls to go together as we are retiring Coco Pops who is now 3 years old. Both Pippin and her mum will be ready to go end of September. 


A Siberian mum and her kitten is a great way to have two Siberians without as much cost involved as two kittens. As with Pippin and her mum they are also best friends and do everything together. They each are constantly looking for the other one and Pippin always want to be wherever her mum is. 


If this isn't an option for you but you are interested in either of the girls or you think you can handle both bundles of cuddles and mischief please email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk 



We also have available Mojo, who is a sweet girl and looking for a lovely home to share her life with. Mojo is ready to go to her new home as she has already been spayed and microchipped. Mojo is 3 years old. 


With Jo still recovering and my job very busy at the moment evening is the best time to call to chat about Mojo, Pippin and Coco Pops. Please call the homeline 01270 569358 as we have a very poor mobile reception. 


Thanks, Andy.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Alexandrite Siberians Update

Yikes! It looks like all of our current available kittens have now been adopted and we only have available one young adult. Both Marishka and Raphael have now been adopted. We still have available Mojo who is very sweet but a bit quiet and might be shy at first but she is looking for a new family to love and share the sofa with. 


Mojo is a gorgeous warm Brown Classic Tabby and has a sweet look when she doesn't have a Mojo frown! 

Her full name is Alexandrite Morganna but is known as Mojo.

Here are some recent photos of her. I think you can see her gorgeous green eyes. 

Mojo is 3 years old and is ready to go to her new home as she has already been spayed. 

Please email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk for more information or to arrange to visit. 

Please only serious enquiries to see Mojo we don't have any kittens available to view at this time. 

We will have limited availability from week beginning 25th August due to an operation I will be having. So I will be unable to arrange visits or emails for a couple of weeks or so after the operation. Andy will be busy with work and looking after us all so he probably won't have time to help out with emails or blog updates. 

We are hoping for kittens later next month and over the last few weeks we have been making plans for our late summer-autumn kittens. We breed Siberians as a hobby but it takes an awful lot of work and planning, sometimes it seems we are just constantly planning and rearranging home life to make sure we spend as much time with each litter as we can. We are really sorry if anyone missed out on a kitten this time we were hoping we would have kittens available but a couple of kittens went in pairs so all kittens were soon reserved. We love kits going together as it's really nice for them and their new families. If you can't have two kittens it's worth considering an older Siberian and a kitten. 

We've just heard back from Jenks new family who reserved one of Gems kittens and Jenks is now making friends with cuddly Rufus. It was lovely to hear how they were both doing and families who are willing to adopt an older Siberian it really is a lovely introduction to owning a Siberian cat. And you can then add to the family with a kitten after all we all know Siberians are addictive!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Siberians Available

Andy took these quick photos of Marishka enjoying the sun the other day. Marishka has been spayed and is looking for a retirement home. 


Marishka has a super character and is very playful but loves to sit on a lap in an evening. She is one of our Siberians who enjoys sitting on a knee. If you think you can offer a knee for Marishka to sleep on then please email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk

Marishka is 2 years old and a lovely spotted Brown tabby and White. 

Ralph has now been reserved and will be going to his new home early July. 

We are also looking for a home for Mojo (photo below). Mojo is a little bit quiet but is a sweet girl and has been a super mum here. 


Mojo is 3 years old and a gorgeous warm Brown Classic tabby. 

Both girls are ready to go to their new homes and are looking forward to their next adventures. 

Please email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk or call (evening is a good time to call 01270569358) if you would like to arrange to meet Marishka or Mojo. 

We would love to keep all our girls but it's not fair on them and they deserve that one to one relationship which is difficult to achieve in a multi cat environment. Please do not think it is easy for us to let our girls go, we have spent a great deal of time with them and love them both but we have to do what is best for them. So finding homes where they are the only cat or part of a smaller family is the best thing for them. Please only genuine enquiries, if you arrange to see the girls we will not have kittens available to view. 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Siberian Kittens and Adults

Well it's a bit quieter here but still lots to do as I am behind with sorting out kitten photos and sending out to families on the Waiting List and Enquiry List. This was due to a bad week for me last week with my usual issues and a generous number of migraines! Why have one when you can have three! So I was pretty useless last week. I know it sounds lame but it was a difficult week and I'm sorry I've not got photos sorted yet. Hopefully won't be long and we think they are worth the wait. 

We are also evaluating a few in Gems litter for possible breed or show so kittens might become available at a later stage. If you see a breeder does have kittens available please don't feel pressured by other breeders that these breeders aren't any good or they should be avoided. There seems to be some scare tactics going around which I think is pretty poor show of the breeders who are doing it. We do sometimes have kittens available due to changes here or where they were going. It is not a bad reflection on the kitten or us. It just means things happen or the kittens were so damn fabulous we couldn't make our mind up quick enough! 

So for a quick update, all kittens are doing well and they all show such amazing different characters. They are so fun to watch and play with. We forget how young they are as they are exploring outside their kitten room and tackling the stairs. There will be no stopping them now!

Alexandrite SiberiansThis little guy, well not so little anymore will be going to his new family at the weekend. He is such a happy guy and we will miss him but hopefully he will have lots of new adventures. Spook will have to make do with his mum, Andy and I to play with. Unfortunately neither Andy or I are very good at chase around the sofa ;)

We are also looking for homes for a couple of our retired girls, both Mojo and Marishka have been spayed and healing well. The girls have also been chipped and are just waiting for their new home to be treated like princesses. 

We also have a young boy Ralph who is looking for a home. He is a very handsome, striking silver classic and white. Ralph has been a stud here and we had some gorgeous kittens from him. And compared to some of the breeding boys I've seen recently in the UK he is one hell of a good looking Siberian but he is a quiet gentle giant and we both feel a life on the sofa in a less busy household is more suited to his needs. At the end of the day, yes he is a stunning boy and has been a great dad but his needs come first. So if you aren't looking for a Siberian kitten or would like company for a kitten a young adult is a great choice. I will be updating the blog page Available Alexandrite Siberians and Kittens with photos this week of the adults and I will be sending out photos of kittens to the families on our waiting list first and then our enquiry list. If you have any questions about our young adults or kittens please email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk for more details. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Alexandrite Siberian Kittens

Just a quick update to say thank you to all the families who have signed up to the enquiry form. I have sent out a Welcome email to everyone.


I just need to say and I really hope to have not given the impression I don't like emails. That's not the case I've just found it hard to keep track of everyone's preferences. If you have any extra information or questions which aren't covered by the Welcome email and the FAQs on the blog then please email me, you can reply to the Welcome email that uses the main Alexandrite email address. 

Alexandrite Siberians

The kittens are doing well and are all being weaned now on to solids. Where have the last few weeks gone?!


Andy is hoping to get photos in the next week or so. We will then decide who is available at that point, some kittens might be kept as "under assessment" while we see how they develop. This means the kitten could be staying here but they could become available at a later stage. 


This lovely photo is of little Dottie (as we call her) I think it's another great photo taken by Andy. Dottie and her siblings have all been reserved and will be going off to their new homes in just over a week. We will miss these little monkeys!



Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Alexandrite Siberians Kitten News

Just a couple of gorgeous photos of all our kittens who have now found homes. Andy took a load on Sunday and I could have posted them all to the blog. It must be a combination of gorgeous Siberian Kittens and Andy being so fabulous with the camera. It's lovely though to be able to sends lots of cute kitten photos out to families. 

I love how Andy manages to capture great shots of their personalities and the one of Pantera's with her handsome Blue and White boy with a look enough to say "How many girls do I live with?!", is so funny. 

The time seems to have flown by and we can't believe they will be going off to new homes soon. Vet checks and vaccinations went well so it's just paperwork to print before they go off on their next big adventure. 

Kitten News
We have had the arrival of our Spring/Summer kittens and we've had the surprise of a super litter of gorgeous Lynx (Tabby) Points. It's hard to tell quite yet but some are with White. 

At first looks we have some promising looking kittens and the last time I felt like this the little kitten in question went on to be the FIRST UK bred Siberian to achieve the TICA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Title. That's only awarded with an International Win and two Regional Wins over a 3 year period. This really is an amazing achievement so we know this litter has potential and with this in mind Andy and I are open to a kitten going for breeding or show. Please contact us via the enquiry form and once we have more details and photos we will be contacting families on the list. You can also email kittens@alexandrite-siberian-kittens.co.uk or call us but please still complete the form. 

We also have Silver and White tabbies so a gorgeous rainbow of colours this year. 

Retired Girls and Young Adult Available
This year we will retiring some of gorgeous girls. We will have a mixture of Brown and Silver Tabbies. All Siberian Adults will be neutered and vet checked. If you think you would love to be owned by a Siberian and don't want the kitten phase or want an adult first to add to at a later stage. This is a great way to fall in love with the Siberian breed. Retired Siberians have a lot to offer and at the end of the day all kittens end up adults, some of ours seem to grow too quick and are soon adult size, look at Kimball and Jamie and Akiro and going back to the beginning Mishka. All big boys at 5 - 6 months of age so please don't be too quick to discount an older Siberian. You can sign up for hearing about any retired or young adults through the Enquiry List form attached to the blog. 

We are super happy to announce gorgeous Anjanka aka Jenks has found a new home not too far away with a lovely family. We thank them for giving Jenks an opportunity for a loving retirement home. Jenks is such a cuddly girl and we wish her new family lots of cuddles off Jenks in the future. 

Enquiry List Form
Thank you to everyone who has completed the form and I am planning to send out an email this week. I was hoping to sooner but last week wasn't great for me and when I don't feel well I'd rather spend time with kittens than doing emails. Well who wouldn't?! 

So thank you for being patient and we will be in touch very soon.