Introducing the “I” litter. Sahara went into labor at about 3 am and finished up with four babies at around 7 am. She took an hour rest between #3 and #4. There are two of each paint job this time: two with the classic tabby design (kind of swirly like Simba Kahn) and two with the mackerel tabby design (more like a tiger stripe). All will lighten and fade to various shades of gold as they mature. So far Simba Kahn had not sired a kitten as dark as himself. Genders are unknown as usual. They all look great at this point and so does Sahara.
I mentioned the “war zone” in the last post. I thought you might like to see it. This was taken between kitten #3 and kitten #4: