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DGC Aksum Tequila Sunrise
Nickname: Sunrise

Sunrise's Pedigree

Chocolate female
Born August 16, 2011

Aksum Tequila Sunrise is a rare and beautiful chocolate queen. She is a young second generation chocolate born here at Aksum Abyssinians. Her lovely and elegant lilac mother Moonlight was the 2009 TICA International Best Lilac Abyssinian and her lilac grandmother was the first lilac Abyssinian to achieve the Grand Champion title in TICA.

Sunrise is a ONE SHOW GRAND CHAMPION! We are so proud of our girl! One last show for our beautiful queen Sunrise has netted her a Double Grand Champion title!


Sunrise, showing her exceptionally dark and rufoused coat

Sunrise is now co-owned by TICA Judge Rene Knapp of Pentaclecats. She won Rene over, which takes some doing for a cat judge, of course, especially one who also breeds Abys (judges know more about their own breeds and are more critical as a result).

Sunrise is pure Abyssinian 12 generations back on her mother's side and many more generations back on her father's side (TICA allows Somali in the breed group).

Thanks so much to Alexy Abyssinians for letting us have her back for our chocolate breeding program! (She was the promised kitten back and was a generous gift because they know how much we care about and promote the chocolate Abyssinians.)

Sunrise was spayed on January 13, 2016 and will soon be placed in a loving pet home.


Klamahama Enamorarse of Aksum

Ruddy female
Born April 24, 2012
Nickname: Nena

Enamorarse was a very important part in moving our CFA breeding program forward in a healthy and positive way. She was a nice outcross for our Abys.


Enamorarse at 8 weeks old
Photo by Klamahama Abys

She is from Colombia and has Mexican and French lines in her pedigree as well as many top American lines too. We traded a very nice and rare lilac male for this beautiful ruddy girl.


Enamorarse at 4 months old
Photo by Rene Knapp


Enamorarse at 5 months old in Atlanta with us
Photo by Aksum Abys


Enamorarse at 6 months old after her first show
Photo by Aksum Abys


Enamorarse at 1 year old
Photo by Helmi Flick Cat Photography

We really enjoyed her as a kitten and were very pleased with the beautiful kittens she had. A huge thank-you again to Klamahama Abyssinians!

The kittens from Nena and Jaxx were beautiful and everything we hoped for. Both are boys and went as breeding males to Aby breeder friends. We have kept a female named Aksum American Girl (with Joker as sire) to take her place as an Aksum queen, and this year her son Aksum Ace is our stud boy.



Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Dancer is a Chocolate Aby. She has wonderful color, type and personality. Who could ask for more? We love her!


Photos taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

DGC Aksum Tiny Dancer

Chocolate female
Born February 24, 2009

Dancer is a second generation queen in our TICA chocolate breeding program. Dancer's beautiful mother, Candy, was only the second chocolate Abyssinian to achieve the title of Quad Grand Champion and Regional Winner.

We hoped for a chocolate female in Candy's first litter of kittens who would have an exceptional personality and nice color and type, and we had it with this beautiful girl!

Dancer is outgoing and affectionate and purrs a lot. She is unafraid and curious about her world. Dancer also travels very well in cars even for long distances, which is quite helpful for a show cat. And of course, she loves to play!


Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 11, 2009

Dancer had her show debut as a four month old kitten in Raleigh, NC at the Southeast Regional show July 11-12, 2009 and took home two finals ribbons, 5th Best Shorthair Kitten and 9th Best Allbreed Kitten.

At the same show, Dancer's beautiful mother Candy received her second Regional Award plaque and ribbon as 14th Best Allbreed Cat, 9th Best Shorthair Cat, Best Abyssinian, and Best Chocolate Abyssinian, all in the TICA Southeast Region. Candy is also TICA's International Best Chocolate Abyssinian.

Dancer had three litters of kittens, then was shown to get that one last ribbon so she could be a Grand Champion, and unexpectedly got two, so she is now a Double Grand Champion and is retired from showing in Champion class.


Dancer at home - 3 years old
Photo by Aksum Abyssinians

We bred Dancer with Alexy Temur Khan of Aksum. Temur Khan is a beautiful big chocolate Aby boy and made his show debut at the Southeast Regional show in July with Dancer. He is Linc's half brother (same sire). Dancer and Temur are both TICA Champions now. Their 3 kittens were born April 14, 2010. Dancer's second litter of two kittens with Linc as the sire were born September 22, 2010. Her third litter of kittens with Rocket (two again) was born May 11, 2011. Her fourth litter of kittens with VLane was born November 12, 2011 (one survived). Her fifth litter of two kittens with Leo was born March 4, 2012. She had her sixth and last litter of kittens with Kopper as sire in November 12, 2012 (four males, one chocolate, three cinnamon). We are trying again to get a male or female chocolate from Dancer so we can keep her line going. Dancer has been bred to Jaxx for December kittens. :)



Photo taken by Helmi Flick on April 5, 2009

Sky is a Blue Torbie Aby. She is a beautiful example of this new sex-linked red color. Sky has a sweet personality and is very playful and affectionate.

Alexy Blue Cream Sky of Aksum

Blue torbie female
Born June 25, 2008

Sky is the second foundation queen in our sex-linked red breeding program, born June 25, 2008. As a blue torbie (also called blue cream tortie) with both blue and cream coat colors blended together, Sky's coat color is a dilute of the ruddy torbie. Rose, our cinnamon torbie, was the first Aksum sex-linked red queen.

We took Sky home from Alexy Abyssinians at three months old on October 2, 2008.

Sky was bred to Linc's half brother Temur and produced a sex-linked red boy and a sex-linked cream boy on June 21, 2010 who went together to a loving pet home.

Sky was bred to Rocket and had two rare sex-linked red male kittens on June 29, 2011 who went as pets.

Sky's third litter of kittens with VLane as sire was born November 22, 2011. She had a cream male and a cinnamon female, both going as pets.

Sky & Leo had three beautiful healthy kittens April 21, 2012. They are: ruddy torbie girl - our newest upcoming queen named Aksum Firework, blue boy, and cinnamon boy. She has retired to a good home and is very happy there.



Photo by Photography By Gerald

Sacrebleu is a beautiful example of this new sex-linked red color, with a very obvious torbie pattern. She has had three litters of kittens, all of which had her wonderful personality. Sacrebleu is sweet-natured and very affectionate.

Alexy Sacrebleu of Aksum

Blue torbie female
Born June 12, 2007

Alexy Sacrebleu of Aksum is the third foundation queen in our sex-linked red breeding program. As a blue torbie (also called blue cream tortie, which is one of the sources of her name) with both blue and cream coat colors blended together, Sacrebleu's coat color is a dilute of the ruddy torbie. Sacrebleu's mother is a beautiful ruddy torbie queen named Alexy Lady Marmalade and her father is Cole, a ruddy carrying cinnamon and dilute.

Rose, our cinnamon torbie, was our first Aksum sex-linked red queen. Sky, our first blue torbie, is the second sex-linked red queen.


Photo by Photography By Gerald

Sacrebleu has been shown in New Traits for Abyssinians and gotten Merits each time. This means that she has passed the judging for the Abyssinian standard.

Sacrebleu was sent to Alexy Abyssinians for breeding to Traveler and Pete. She had four healthy kittens on February 1, 2011 with Traveler. She had five lovely kittens on July 27, 2011 with Pete. She was bred to Major for her last litter of kittens and had one ruddy girl March 10. She has retired and is now a lap cat who loves to cuddle and enjoys all the extra attention she is getting!


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Photo by Alexy Abyssinians

Moonlight is a lovely example of a lilac Abyssinian, with deep golden eyes. She enjoyed showing, reaching her paws out in front of her and "making biscuits" the whole way to the show rings. The judges enjoyed her playful antics too!

Ch Alexy Moonlight Becomes You of Aksum

Lilac female
Born February 3, 2008

Champion Alexy Moonlight Becomes You is a very rare lilac queen to enhance our TICA chocolate breeding program. Her beautiful mother, Alexy Miss Melodious Venture, was the first lilac Abyssinian to achieve the Grand Champion title in TICA. Moonlight was the 2009 TICA International Best Lilac Abyssinian.

Moonlight is the third queen in our chocolate breeding program (lilac is the dilute of chocolate). Candy and her daughter Dancer were the first and second. We prefer to retire them young so they have a long life of luxury ahead of them after only 2-3 years of breeding.


Photo by Aksum Abyssinians

Moonlight was bred to Traveler and had two beautiful blue kittens March 8, 2011. She had one singleton kitten by Rocket on August 16, 2011. Alexy Abys has generously allowed us to keep the chocolate girl by Rocket named Aksum Tequila Sunrise, to replace Moonlight. :-)

Moonlight was bred to beautiful RW SGC Alexy Texas Pete, and had four kittens January 6, 2012. The much-awaited lilac male is doing well and will go to the Netherlands soon as a breeding stud named Aksum Cantor of AitVedan.

Moonlight is sweet natured cat who is very playful, and typical of Abys, occasionally jumps and races around just for the fun of it! :-) She was spayed April 18, 2012 and is in her Forever Home being pampered.


Alexy Gypsy Rose of Aksum
Photo taken by Genevieve on January 26, 2008

Rose is a Cinnamon Torbie Aby. Her coat is very clear and has nice resilience, length and ticking. She has a very typical Aby personality and is quite active, playful, friendly and affectionate. She purrs a lot and is always happy!

Alexy Gypsy Rose of Aksum
Born June 29, 2007
Spayed October 19, 2010

Rose is a cinnamon torbie Abyssinian carrying dilute, born 6/29/07. Cinnamon is the new TICA name for Sorrel, and is also known as Red in CFA. It is one of the four generally accepted colors for Abys.

Cinnamon Torbie is also one of the sex-linked red colors. It is the hardest to distinguish from the original Cinnamon color because the Cinnamon and Red colors are nearly the same shade of red and are mixed together in a random pattern, which is why we thought she was a Cinnamon until very recently.

Rose was the third best Aby kitten in the SE region for the 2007-2008 season with several ribbons.

Rose and Candy's inbreeding coefficients are quite small, meaning that there is essentially no inbreeding in either cat. Rose is also a foundation cat for Aksum Abyssinians and was bred by Bruce Alexy of Alexy Abyssinians.

Our first litter of Abyssinian kittens was from Rose and Traveler born 8/31/08. The two available cinnamon female kittens were both sold in December as soon as they were available to go to new homes.


Photo by Twisted River Photography

Fire (at left) was kept for the Aksum showing program. She was spayed and placed in a loving forever home after her showing career ended.

Rose, our first breeding Aby, is now spayed and retired in a loving home. She had just one litter and has been a beloved pet most of the time while here. She gets along with everybody she meets, including children, dogs, and other cats.


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Photo taken by Helmi Flick on July 27, 2008

Candy is an exceptionally nice example of a chocolate Aby. Her coat is clear of extra marks and has nice resilience, length and ticking with rich, warm color. Candy has a sweet expression, nice ear set and a well shaped head. She is extremely intelligent, as well as active, playful, affectionate and friendly to everyone she meets.

RW QGC Alexy Braeside Candytuft of Aksum
RW QGC CHA Alexy Braeside Candytuft of BlueRiver

Born October 24, 2007
Spayed January 7, 2011

Candy is a chocolate Abyssinian carrying cinnamon and dilute, born 10/24/07. TICA (The International Cat Association) recognizes six main colors (plus the silver versions for a total of twelve colors) for Abyssinians. Chocolate is one of the newer colors, and is still gaining acceptance by Aby breeders and judges.

As a kitten, Candy won a regional award for the Southeast Region's 18th Best Kitten & 2nd Best Abyssinian Kitten as well as TICA's International 16th Best Abyssinian Kitten, even though she had been shown only three times in the two months left in the show season. (Kittens can be shown from four up to eight months old.)

At barely eight months old, Candy became a Grand Champion in just one show! She is now a year old and a Quad Grand Champion with enough points for a Supreme Grand Championship (lacking only the Best Cat ribbon) and is TICA's 17th Best Abyssinian Internationally, and Best Chocolate Abyssinian Internationally. In the Southeast Region, Candy was 14th Best Allbreed Cat, 9th Best Shorthair Cat, Best Abyssinian, and Best Chocolate Abyssinian, despite only being shown half of the show season. Candy is the second chocolate Aby ever to become a Quad Grand Champion!

It is much harder for an Abyssinian who is not a ruddy to place in the top ten finals as Candy has done many times now. Many judges prefer the traditional look of the ruddy, and chocolate and lilac Abys are so rare that some of the judges have never seen a chocolate before in person.

Halfway through the regular show season she was retired as a show cat and became Aksum Abyssinians' second foundation queen. Candy was bred by Bruce Alexy of Alexy Abyssinians.

In 2010, Candy went to Blue River Abyssinians cattery as a co-owned queen as Blue River Aby's first foundation cat. After she had her third litter of kittens, she was spayed. Once she recovered, she was shown as an Alter, and became a Champion Alter (CHA) and TICA's Best Abyssinian Alter in the Southeast Region for 2011.

Candy's kittens could have been ruddy, chocolate, or cinnamon and the dilutes of those colors as well (blue, lilac, fawn), depending on the sire's genetics. Candy is chocolate carrying cinnamon and dilute. Her first litter of kittens was born February 24, 2009. Her second litter with Linc as the sire was born April 13, 2010. Her third litter of kittens with Traveler as the sire again was born October 1, 2010.

Her beautiful daughter Dancer with Traveler is the second generation foundation queen for Aksum Abyssinians. Her rare lilac torbie daughter Piper with Linc is the second generation foundation queen for Blue River Abyssinians. Her chocolate daughter with Traveler in her third and last litter of kittens is Aksum Lady Godiva of Alexy. Lady Godiva's littermate is a beautiful blue girl named Aksum Cheyenne of Newportkittys.

Candy was spayed January 7, 2011 and is retired in a loving home at Blue River Abyssinians. She was shown a couple of times as an Alter and won Best Abyssinian Alter for the show season 2010-2011.


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