real norwegian lady from Norway without pedigree background!
Mother nature still had the last word!
black & white (n 09)
Born on 01.05.2018
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 funny girl Trulte:
This girl is so
full of mischief and carzy ideas! She knows exactly what she wats and
she wants to be where ever we are!
As soon as i enter a room,even just to get some stuff, she is right behind
me as quickly as a lightning! And when she finds out i already left the
room again, she cries desperately to get me to pick her up again hahha
She makes us laugh all the time with her funny and smart way.
Her coat quality is wonderful and the grannenhairs are very obviously
The profile is nice and her tail is extremely looong!
We are very curious
about her further development.
She just turned
8 months and she keeps on developing so well!
She is very strongbuilt and most judges prefer the skinny type NFO...
But the old school judges are stunned by her amazing coat quality and
her overall original NFO look. One judge said "it feels like i travelled
back in time 40 years when we saw the first NFO in Norway" She got
really sentimental and her eyes sparkled by the look of our Trulte :)
It was such a wonderful experiance for both the jodge and me :)
Trulte is also so very lovely and easy going <3
as Norwegian Forestcat!
(the EX1 went to her sister)
Almost 11 months
Almost 10 months
The pictures also tell a lot about her charakter :)
Just turned 8 months
Just turned 7 months
is sooo sweet <3
Almost 6 months
Exactly 5 months
So full of mischief hahaha
Elvis has left
the building... hahaha
Her first time
outside after the quarantaine time.
The blood test results confirmed that she is totally healthy
And already so many crazy ideas :)
Who? Me? Why????
much adventure makes you tired...
with her sister Søtnos, who now lives at another cattery here in
A big thanks to Anneke for picking them up for us!
where the first pictures i saw from the sisters