EST 1993......


A real norwegian lady from Norway without pedigree background!
Mother nature still had the last word!


N*Birka
black tortie & white (f 09)
Born on 08.05.2018


In 2013 we collected our first real norwegian forestcat boys (Smyril and Dooley) from Norway.
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% nataural selection!
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 of Norway!

In the countrary! The Norwegian Forestcat with pedigree hasn't been purebreed right from the start!
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 for awhile...
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 character!
She is a real lapcat and so very intelligent!
So playful and funny :)

Birka is very strong built.
Her coat is very thick and has a good structure.

We are very curious about her further development and on 30-09-2018 she shall visit her first cat show for her first (of three) determination.

0,0% Polaris!

Show results:

Place
Date
Class
Result
Hoevelaken NL
30-09-2018
Breed determination
Recognized as Norwegian Forestcat!
Hoevelaken NL
30-09-2018
NFO 3-6 months
EX1

Just turned 7 months

 

6 months

5,5 months

5 months

 

4,5 months
She grows very fast and her boning is awesome!!!

4 months




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