Born March 31, 2016
Ready June 23rd
Kittens could be ruddy or cinnamon
Annie is our special 'homegrown' girl. She is a beautiful ruddy who was born here and hand raised. Annie is TICA and CFA registered and comes from traditional Abyssinian lines. Bo is TICA and CFA registered and also has a traditional Abyssinian pedigree.
Annie had two ruddy kittens in her first litter with Lionel and two ruddy kittens in her second litter with Bo.
Annie had five ruddy kittens in her third litter with Bo born March 31st (photo at right) and was quite popular on-line for the delivery of the kittens on Facebook Live. There are three ruddy boys and two ruddy girls (the kittens could also have been cinnamon/red). The girls will both go to breeder friends (breeders ALWAYS get first pick of the kittens) and one of the boys may go to a breeder also. Annie and her kittens are all doing very well. She is an excellent mother.
Due in June
Ready in September
Kittens could be ruddy or cinnamon
Velvet is a beautiful girl entrusted to me by Heru Abyssinians. She was born on April 18, 2016. Velvet is TICA and CFA registered and comes from traditional Abyssinian lines. The professional photo is by Helmi Flick Cat Photography when Velvet was a kitten.
She is one of our new queens and is being bred to Lionel now that she is one year old.
The picture at right is me with Velvet at a CFA show in late January 2017. I have also shown Velvet in TICA shows, where she is now a Champion.
We are looking forward to seeing these kittens! We expect ruddy and cinnamon/red kittens from Velvet.
Molly & Lionel Kittens
Due in August
Ready in November
Most are reserved
Kittens could be ruddy or blue
Molly had one ruddy girl on Valentine's Day. Molly is Jaxx's daughter and is co-owned and lives with a friend who also raises the kittens there. She has decided to keep Molly's little girl and named her Martha. If you want to see Molly and her kittens, you will have to make a separate appointment with her.
Molly and Lionel had two kittens in their first litter together (one blue girl and one ruddy girl), four ruddy boys in their second litter (photo at right), and one ruddy girl in their third litter.
Molly and Lionel plan to have one more litter of kittens this year in August. They have had ruddy and blue kittens, mostly ruddy. Stay tuned!
Due in July
Ready in October
Kittens could be many different colors
Hope is a re-start for us with the reds, creams and torbies - experimental colors we hope will be approved for Championship in TICA eventually. We had health problems and regretfully stopped the lines, researched where the problems came from, and made plans to start again from our beautiful cream boy Mikey, who is Hope's father.
We plan to breed Hope when she turns 1 year old in May 2017 (and after she recovers from an accident where she slipped through banister rails onto wooden stairs and tore a tendon holding her knee in place; after three vet visits, including one to an orthopedic surgeon, we found that it is healing itself, thankfully). We expect the usual colors and torbies, creams and reds (photo at right is a cream-Hope's father Mikey as a kitten, a sex-linked red, and a blue). Hope and Bo (or Lionel) can have the most different colors of any color combination.
Thanks to Sumatra Abyssinians and Kahali Abyssinians for keeping these colors for us so we could re-start from the cats we already carefully bred. We are looking forward to having these rare colors again!
Jasmine & Lionel Kittens
Due in November
Ready in February 2018
Some are reserved
Kittens could be ruddy or ? - waiting for test results
Jasmine is the niece of our beloved Dancer, who had six litters of kittens with us and then was retired to be our Forever Girl. She was born September 24, 2016.
Jasmine is also the granddaughter of our International Winner Jaxx, which means that Bo is her uncle. She has a sweet personality and is a nice size. In our opinion, the perfect size for a female is 7-8 lbs and for the male, around 9-10 lbs.
We asked our original mentor Bruce Alexy for a granddaughter of our International Winner Jaxx and Traveler, who was still siring kittens and very healthy until very recently at nearly 10 years old when he was retired, and who is also the father of our beloved retired queen and pet Dancer, and he graciously sent her in trade for a kitten.
We are looking forward to her kittens in the fall and are enjoying her company as she grows up with the kittens in our bedroom and with Velvet (photo at right, Jasmine is on the right).
Annie (Aksum American Girl)
Velvet (Heru Black Velvet of Aksum)
Molly (Blueriver Molly of Aksum)
Hope (Kahali A New Hope of Aksum)
Jasmine (Alexy Lets Dance of Aksum)
If you would like to check out some of our breeder friends for a closer location or to get a kitten sooner, click on the links below. We have had direct contact with all of these breeders, have been to their homes in most cases, trust them implicitly, and back their guarantee with our own (we will replace the kitten).
Alexy Abyssinians - NC
Anygma Abyssinians - MD/DC
Kahali Abyssinians - NY
Karraway Abyssinians - KY
Kelela Abyssinians - AZ
NuDawnz Abyssinians - OH
Sumatra Abyssinians - IA
Our beautiful co-owned boy LA IW RW SGC Fenix Basement Jaxx is now an International Winner and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. We have carefully bred him into our lines. Our current stud boy Bo is his son.Our kittens are descended from TICA International Winners (IW), CFA National Winners (NW) and TICA/CFA Regional Winners (RW).We show our Abyssinians because we want to keep up with the breed standard. We also enjoy seeing friends that we only get to see during a show. And it lets us interact with the public and show everybody in person how beautiful and wonderful Abyssinians are.CLICK HERE TO SEE TESTIMONIALSWe are breeding for show quality Abyssinians from show or breeder quality cats so almost all of our kittens are also show quality although none are guaranteed to be. We price our kittens according to color and rarity and will work with you on discounts and rebates if you are serious about showing one of our Abyssinians. One of our kittens has gone as a show alter for the first time officially in June 2016! He is doing very well so far in CFA and ACFA! He travels well and is a very confident, beautiful boy from Annie & Lionel.To get on the Priority Waiting List, you must fill out the Buyer Questionnaire and then once approved, send a non-refundable deposit of $250. Click here to request your Buyer Questionnaire. You will then have your pick of the available Abyssinian kittens (in the order the deposit is received by us).
Click here for the price list.Our kittens are usually sold about six months in advance of their birth (we will refund the deposit if you want it back and haven't been offered an Aksum kitten within six months). Our kittens are picked up and petted and played with several times a day from the first minute they are born, and when they are big enough and have had their first vaccinations, are integrated into the group of cats in our bedroom and sleep with us and are socialized to live with people in harmony with them (sleeping at night when we sleep, teaching them not to bite toes, fingers, or wires, using the litter box properly, eating wet and dry food, drinking water, etc).Like most responsible breeders, we do require that you fill out a Buyer Questionnaire via email. An approved questionnaire and a deposit are required to be put on the Priority Waiting List for the next available kitten (in the order the deposit is received by us). You are welcome to come visit us and the cats and kittens after you have filled out a questionnaire and it has been approved. A deposit is not required before visiting.The illustration at right is of actual examples of the different Abyssinian colors we breed. We had to start over with the chocolates and sex-linked creams, reds, and torbies, but we should have some kittens with rare colors starting late this year.Aksum kittens may go to their new homes starting at 12 weeks old. We insist on indoor-only homes and no declawing in our written contract that is signed by both of us. The kittens come with their first vaccinations, microchip, registration papers, and a five-generation pedigree. They will be already pediatrically spayed or neutered before they go as pets at our risk and expense. We use a modified live virus vaccine (usually Purevax) so they get less total vaccinations and have less chance of getting vaccine associated sarcomas (killed virus vaccines have an adjuvant which deliberately causes inflammation in order to work properly, and inflammation sometimes causes cancers).Our written contract has a health guarantee. Our kittens are guaranteed free of feline leukemia, feline AIDs, ringworm fungus, Tritrichomonas protozoa parasite, and other major diseases for seven days, and from genetic diseases, heart disease and feline infectious peritonitis for one year (see the written contract for details). We also give the new owner one month of free pet insurance. It's Nature, not computers, and it doesn't always work out like we hope or plan for, but we do our best, and the contract details the contingency plans.Transport of your kitten to you is extra and is usually $350 (East coast) to $550 (West coast) within the continental US depending on how close to Atlanta you are. We ask that you pay the kitten handler directly or pay us in advance if we are transporting for you. We will transport for the cost of the airplane ticket plus the pet fee the airline charges, or gas money if we are driving to meet you (actual cost only). You are always welcome to come here to pick up your kitten.The three kittens in the photo at right are cream, sex-linked red, and blue. The cream is now our stud boy Mikey who is helping us re-start our rare colors with his daughter Hope. The other two went as pets.We encourage you to come pick up your kitten here at our home and even visit your kitten before he/she is ready to go. Visitors are *always* welcome here after the Buyer Questionnaire is approved. The kitten handler/transporter acts as our agent. As a result, you can refuse the kitten at the time of transfer from the transporter if you feel the kitten is not what you paid for, and your money will be refunded.We are available for advice for the lifetime of the kitten and we take this commitment very seriously. We also will take the kitten back if the new owner is no longer able to care for them at any time during their life, no questions asked, no blame. We really do mean this, have done it, and will always do it!The photo at left is two of our upcoming queens - Velvet at left and Jasmine on the right. We are enjoying them growing up in our bedroom with us.We rescue Abyssinians too and have a Petfinder account to help place them. We also are a part of a large North American network rescuing and placing homeless Abyssinians. We usually will place a rescue for no extra charge with a kitten you are buying from us. Check out the kittens and cats available from Atlanta Abyssinian Rescue!Check out our new online store! Buy for a rescue and buy for yourself too! (Grand Opening Coming Soon!)Updated 3/31/17
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