Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mia's "Gaia's Rainbow" Litter

On 09/26/09 Our final fall litter was born female Mia gave birth to six lovely kittens sired by Feazy McCheezy. Here is there info:

Altan (Алтан) -Red Male with Helki waves
Haru - Red Male with Helki waves
Antares - Red Male with Helki waves
Misu - Blue Male with Helki waves
Grizel - Blue female with Helki waves
Ayako - Black female with Helki waves

Friday, September 25, 2009

Romo Astounds the Postman

I know its terrible but I have to brag when I get the chance to. Today the postman came to the door and Romo ran outside. He is a cat person and proceeded to help me collect my kitten from the front yard. The postman couldn't stop petting him and kept saying "oh he is sooo soft. I can't believe how soft he is. Wow!" LOL it was funny to watch but it was also nice to see that I'm not the only one that can feel the difference in this coat. ^_^

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Website Update

Ok I have a new layout for, its been a bit of work and it looks that there are a few tables out of alignment but over all it was ready to put on the web. :)

Older Website Stuff I wanted to Keep

Foundation Cats
The map below shows the places where the cats were obtained.

1. Shadow


Sex: Female | D.O.B. 2005 | Size: Medium | Coat Color: Black Smoke | Eye
Color: Yellow | Coat Texture: Long Silky |

Shadow Princess - Shadow was found when she was about 8 -10 weeks old in the
engine of a car down the street in 2005. We tended her burnt paws and
shampooed the oily kitten to find she was Black Smoke. Shadow turned out to
be a very intelligent cat, her favorite kitten game was to play fetch. She
also was great at learning and playing little tricks. Its one of the things
she has passed down to her offspring. We never fixed her as all the other
males in the house were neutered, and wasn't a problem until years later.

2. Chuck


Sex: Male | D.O.B. 6/2006 | Size: Large | Coat Color:
Blue | Eye Color: Yellow | Coat Texture: Short Thick Wooly |

Chuck - In 2006 a little blue kitten from the porch down the street was
smuggled into my home by my lovely sons. It didn't take long for me to love
the little guy but I was totally put off when my little Tom all the sudden
had sick eyes. When confronted my sons quickly confessed there was a 2nd
kitten who we know now as Chuck. Tom unfortunately snuck out one night and
was killed by a neighborhood dog. Chuck on the other hand stuck around to
woo the ladies and sire kittens with both Shadow and Mia. After his first
two litters were born Chuck also snuck out after we took him for shots at
the SPCA so that we could neuter him. Chuck disappeared for 6 months when he
returned he was neutered, frightened, and disoriented. Its taken some time
but he is now coming back inside for short periods of time


Sex: Female | D.O.B. 4/23/07 | Size: Small | Coat
Color: Tortie Tabby | Eye Color: Yellow | Coat Texture: Short Coarse |

Mia - I got Mia when she was about 4 months old in 2007, from a co-worker.
Mia was loved and cared for but never socialized to humans. I got a very
cute sketchy cat that didn't even want pets. She was so small and could hide
in the most strange placed. Like in my closet clothes. Yes clothes hanging
in the closet! Mia also introduced me to what called silent heat. She would
go into heat and only the boys would know. A month later I had one round
little girl.
Dominant or Recessive? - Jazz was the only kitten born to Odie(Dam) and Shady(Sire). Shady was the only male cat in the house at the time that was whole, so it made it easy to know who the parents were. With only one kitten in the litter there was no way to determine if the gene was recessive or dominant. Shady had sired a previous litter with Mia and in retrospect several of the kittens born had traits that made the fur different then normal cats I just didn't see the dramatic waves in the fur and known that both Shady and Odie were half siblings, it was then thought that it must be a recessive gene. At that point I wanted to get a breeding pair with the same coat so I bred to Shady to Nermal (Odie's sister and littermate). From that mating two kittens were born with wavy fur. the male Osiris had beautiful tufts of wavy thick wool, his whiskers were short and brittle. The female Isis, had short wooly fur and wavy whiskers. Unfortunately the both passed due to milk fever. Mia the ever sneaky queen got out of the nursery and successfully mated with one of three males in my house. Could be Shady, Garfield, or Pookie. All of which are son's of Chuck. She produced a litter of four. Now armed with looking at not only the fur but the whiskers I could see the Rex trait in all four. Three had the trait in their fur one in her whiskers. Two of the kittens were also nursing off of Nermal and died of milk fever shortly after Osiris and Isis. It was a terrible blow to the heart and mind. It may seem like a short time that these kittens entered my life but I love them still and promise to continue telling their story in hopes I never forget the things I learned and the loves I lost too soon. I put all that love in the last two kittens, AmunRa and Hostlov. Amun Ra had a new version of the wavy fur. It would curl up and backwards. Hostlov has thick soft fur and wavy whiskers but no waves or curls in her coat.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Quick Comparision

Pictured Coutsey of the CFA WebSite: 
Brown Tabby American Shorthair Male
Best of Breed GC, BW, NW STEDAM AMERICAN BRAVADO Photo: © Larry Johnson 

 Black/Silver Classic Tabby Helki Male
 Romo Meowski Photo: © Alissa Otero

When I attend various cat shows I am often asked if my cats are American Shorthair because they carry the classic tabby pattern and it is my favorite pattern to show. Here is a nice comparison by photo. As it is plainly visible the Helki's conformation and type are widely different then the American Shorthair. The Helki is a Small to Medium sized cat of slender build. While the American Shorthair is a Medium to Large sized cat with a robust powerful build and muscles to match. The ASH also has a head that is slightly wider then it is long giving the gentle curved rise of the nose bridge the illusion at times of a break. The Helki has a medium slightly rounded wedge shaped head and the nose should be medium length with a slight rise from the bridge of the nose to the forehead. Hope that helps define the cat a bit more.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Beer International Litter

On 09/11/09 Our female Hostlov gave birth to five lovely kittens sired by Feazy McCheezy. Here is there info:

Kinnekulle -Blue Self Male with Helki waves
Helsinge - Blue Self Male with Helki waves
Ichiban - Blue Self Male with Helki waves
Sapporo - Blue Self Male with Helki waves
Killians Irish Red - Red Tabby Male with Helki waves

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Roxy's Starlite Angel

Oh I have fun news... I was able to pick up a kitten today that has long hair and a van pattern with tabby markings in the van pattern. Roxanne her previous owner was most gracious and was a delight to meet. I have been calling her Angel because thats just what she is... a little piece of heaven. She's definitely a Turkish Van look a like. She is a tiny thing and I wont be able to show her for a few more months. If all works fine she may even add to the Helki genepool. For now she is my snnugglebug, which is just purrfect =^_^=

Here is to Roxy's Starlite Angel and her bright future!  ^_^

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Oh if only you knew how hard I've been working :)

So after the cat show I really have felt motivated to get some work done on the blog and web site. I added a Flickr account and have been trying to link all my networking sites. If you have an account and I haven't added you on send me an email.

In the mean time I have a Dam who is ready to have kittens and has been wanting me to spend all my time with her. Plus there are other new kittens to check on and attended to (who are all doing great btw).

So the blog looks updated for what it needs, once I get the new site layout up I'll use those colors on the blog as well.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Developing News

Today I went and visited a neighbor across the street from me as she and her husband enjoy cats and cat for around 13+ cats from the feral colony that lives on our block. She has lived in our neighborhood for 33 years or so and has seen many a "throw away" cat come and go.
I was surprised and delighted to see many of Chucks family members including his mother in their backyard. Also it was fun to hear that Chucks name over there is Mr. B
cuz he is mister big in regard to size lol. They also confirmed that Chuck did disappear for 6 to 7 months. I was able to let them know he was neutered and that I believe he moonlights at another house behind me. This couple should win an award for what they have done for this cat colony. In their backyard they have it customized for their feral colony with a sandbox litter box, a cat tree, and cat beds. They have spayed and neutered all but a few that have recently cropped up and make sure the cats get veterinary care when needed.
While I stood amazed and delighted in their home, I was in for even more of a shocker. My neighbor produced several photos with cats that had very obvious Rex coats. I also go a lesson in genealogy and record keeping for these cats! I was quiet impressed. So now I have more of an idea of what the Rex cats look like that have helped to create the Helki breed and I am excited to get the information recorded in my Breeders Assistant program.

End Times Litter

On 09/03/09 Our female Flying Hugs of Doom gave birth to four lovely kittens sired by Feazy McCheezy. So here is there info:

Dooms Dae: Female Blue Spotted Tabby with Helki waves
Dooms Apocalypse
: Female Black Tortie with Helki waves
DoomAgeddon: Female Black Self normal coat
Dooms Hexen: Male Black Self with Helki waves

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CFA Show Hayward 09/06/2009

I will be taking two beautiful boys to this show. Please come and visit us.