real norwegian lady from Norway without pedigree background!
Mother nature still had the last word!
black tortie & white (f 09)
Born on 08.05.2018
In 2013 we collected
our first real norwegian forestcat boys (Smyril
Just like with those boys, we are going to do all DNA tests necesary with
this new swang of fresh blood.
Of course not only the health tests, but also the tests to see if they
are also purebreed Norwegian Forestcats.
At suitable age they will be tested for Hart and kidney diseases by ultrasoud.
In Norway it is
not usual to visit the vet whit your cats when you have a litter.
Unless they breed for the cats show.
The "common" Norwegian, who has a litter (for what ever reason)
leaves it all to mother nature.
They don't vaccinate or deworm theire cats. Nor do they visit the vet
when a kitten is not feeling well.
Even though we don't understand this, it gives us the guarante for 100%
Only the strongest survive...
And this is what gives us hope that this fresh blood will bring more health
to our beloved breed!
Most breeders believe
that no real Norwegian Forestcats live in the wild of Norway anymore.
Witch is totally unlogical of course, if you consider the fact the the
Norwegian Forestcat is already described in the Northern Mythology! That
the Norwegian Forestcat got her pedigree status many hunderd years later
(1977), does not mean that they got extinct right afterwards in the nature
In the countrary!
The Norwegian Forestcat with pedigree hasn't been purebreed right from
There had always been mixed in other (pedigree) breeds to "improve"
the type and coat!
The cattery "av Baune" (from the first hour of Norwegian Forestcat
breeding) had been closed because it was found out that they had been
mixing in persians in secret and on regular bases.
"Housecat X Persian = Norwegian Forestcat" has been a motto
Other catteries had been mixing in oriental cats to "improve"
the head type even officially. Of course this also happend in secret...
Maine Coon were mixed in for a firmer chin etc!
We can agree on the fact that this has not done any good to the breed.
Neither in health nor in type, nor in charakter!
The special features of the Norwegian Forestcat - the dubble and water
resistant coat and the very special charakter suffered from it. And to
think of all the diseaes of the other breeds that came into the once so
strong Norwegian Forestcat. Years ago they reached ages of 15 to 21! That
is now long gone history due to inbreeding and mixing.
In a facebook group were published test results from DNA test for the
Norwegian Forestcat hair gene. One thought that it would say something
about the coat quality... Out of prox 30 tetsted pedigree Norwegians only
2 were homozygote for the Norwegian Forestcat hair gene!
This young lady has yet to be tested, but our first Norwegians were homozygote
for the Norwegian Forestcat hair gene! Another proof that the real Norwegian
Forestcat still roams free in Norway!
Now more about
our lovely girl Birka:
Right from the
start we were impressed by her lovely, easy going and very affectionate
She is a real lapcat and so very intelligent!
So playful and funny :)
Birka is very strong
Her coat is very thick and has a good structure.
We are very curious
about her further development!
With 8 months she already is a very impressive and big girl!
What a strong boning and muscles!
She keeps on growing and her hobby is to eat and to race around.
This tornado is not easy to get on pictures. Maybe that's because of her
as Norwegian Forestcat!
turned 8 months
turned 7 months
She grows very fast and her boning is awesome!!!
She likes to help me
with the kitten pictures
Her first time
outside after the quarantaine time.
The blood test results confirmed that she is totally healthy
Here we just got
her. This was taken in the room we rented during the time in Norway.
This is how i found
her and fell in love with her right away.
With her brother Ragnar, who lives at another cattery here in the Netherlands
With her mom Prikken