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Piper
Lilac Torbie

Helmi Flick Cat Photography

Girl Friday
Ruddy Torbie
Photo © BlueRiver Abys

Candy
Chocolate

Helmi Flick Cat Photography

Rose
Cinnamon Torbie

Photo by Genevieve


Helmi Flick Cat Photography

Piper is a very rare lilac torbie Abyssinian. She loves attention and to be picked up and handled. Piper lives happily with our four young children in our home where she was raised since she was born.

Aksum Bagpiper's Daughter of BlueRiver

Birthdate: April 13, 2010

Sire: Alexy Hot Rod Lincoln of Aksum
Dam:
RW QGC Alexy Braeside Candytuft of Aksum

Piper is a very rare lilac torbie Abyssinian. TICA (The International Cat Association) recognizes six main colors (plus the silver versions for a total of twelve colors) for Abyssinians. Lilac torbie is not one of the recognized colors, but can be part of the pedigree of a Grand Champion or International Winner since Piper can produce any color - ruddy, for example.

Piper's beautiful mother Candy is a double Regional Winner and Quad Grand Champion with several more awards to her name including TICA's International Best Chocolate in 2009. Piper's handsome sire Linc is an excellent example of a sex-linked red Abyssinian, another rare and beautiful color.


Helmi Flick Cat Photography

Piper has been shown several times in TICA shows and has gotten the Merit ribbon from judges proving that she meets the Abyssinian Breed Standard. She has many Merit ribbons from several judges.

Piper and Rocket had their kitten on April 9, 2011. He is a gorgeous show quality sex-linked red male! She had two more kittens by Rocket on August 14, 2011, another sweet-natured sex-linked red male who has also gone as a pet and a gorgeous ruddy torbie girl named BlueRiver Girl Friday who we are keeping to eventually replace Piper as a breeding queen.

Piper and Mikey had the first cream female Abyssinian in the U.S.! Their four littermates were equally adorable!



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Friday is a rare ruddy torbie Abyssinian. She is just as sweet as her mother Piper and loves to be picked up and petted. Friday lives happily with our four young children in our home where she was raised since she was born.

BlueRiver Girl Friday

Birthdate: August 14, 2011

Sire: Cedarwood Rocket Man of Aksum
Dam:
Aksum Bagpipers Daughter of BlueRiver

Friday is a rare ruddy torbie Abyssinian. TICA (The International Cat Association) recognizes six main colors (plus the silver versions for a total of twelve colors) for Abyssinians. Ruddy torbie is not one of the recognized colors, but can be part of the pedigree of a Grand Champion or International Winner since Friday can produce any color - ruddy, for example.

Friday's beautiful mother Piper is the mother to the first cream female Abyssinian born in the U.S. (Click here for more pictures and information!) Friday's gorgeous sire Rocket is a beautiful dark ruddy.


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Friday has been shown several times in TICA shows and has gotten the Merit ribbon from judges proving that she meets the Abyssinian Breed Standard. She has many Merit ribbons from several judges.



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

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. She is co-owned by Aksum Abyssinians and BlueRiver Abyssinians.

Candy's kittens can be 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 with Traveler was born February 24, 2009. Her second litter with Linc was born April 13, 2010. Candy had her third and last litter of kittens with Traveler again October 1, 2010. She is now spayed and retired to live a life of luxury with us.


  ROSE

Rose is now a retired queen and is rehomed as a beloved pet.
Rose is a purrbaby, loves everybody, and gets along great with children, dogs and other cats.
She is in great health, is 3 years old and is TICA registered.

Rose has a friendly constant purr (her nickname is "Purrbaby") and is very easygoing, always playful. Candy, our Quad Grand Champion and Regional Winner, is Rose's sister.


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