Hugo - AKA (Retired)
RW Quadruple Grand Champion Bhanacoyne Hypersonic (TICA) and JW Champion Bhanacoyne Hypersonic (FIFe)
DOB 19th October 2012
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Our Hugo is such a big boy but is so sweet and gentle. Hugo is now retired and his son Antoine has now stepped up as one of our two lothario's.
Hugo has done very well in the show ring. He gained the FIFe championship title and made Quadruple Grand Champion with TICA at a year old. He was also awarded 2nd best Longhair Junior for the show year 2013 with Felis Britannica and in 2014, he was awarded 2 lifelong Regional Winner (Western Europe) titles with TICA.
Hugo has sired some gorgeous children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren and aside from his 6 year old son Woody, and his 2 year old son, Antoine; the new boy on the block, we have 4 of his daughters, Maddox, Frankie, Amelie and Francoise.
Feel free to keep an eye on Hugo's facebook page (www.facebook.com/hugo.layton75) for Hugo's news that he posts from time to time.
Sam (Bhanacoyne New Moon)
DOB 28th August 2004
Sam is our 15 year old pet neuter, who packed his bags and moved into our neighbours house six years' ago, when their elderly cat passed over the rainbow bridge. He visits us often, and is such a character. Whilst living with us, he purred very, very loudly, and snored almost as loudly! Sam performed begging actions for his food (Chelsea trained him - not sure whether that was a good or bad thing to have done!)
Being an only cat after Honey passed away, the subsequent introduction of our show and breeding clan did not impress Sam, so we ensured that Sam still had his own protected spaces around the house; he was particularly fond of Steve's desk and our bed. Despite being a neuter, Sam was still the 'Alpha' cat of our family and when he put his paw down, everyone, feline or human, obeyed! Sam is the only of our cats that was allowed outside unsupervised, although he only ever sat on the fence adjoining our neighbours house and hopped from side to side.
(FIFe International Champion Janeissa Woody Maximus)
DOB 27th April 2014
Our home bred boy. Woody's daddy is Hugo and his mummy is our German import, Sasha. He's followed in his parents' footsteps and is a great show cat; he's an International Champion who made his debut on to the show bench in Paris in October 2014, alongside our Norwegian import, Statham. Both boys stole the show.
Woody lives with our daughter Chelsea and her husband Matt, where he is a pampered boy. Woody is best friends with Chelsea and Matt's Pomeranian dog, who is called .... ummmm .... Titan.
Woody is now neutered and very quickly gained his Premiership title with FIFe.
Statham (FIFE Champion Spellbound's Statham)
DOB 27th April 2014
Statham joined us at the end of September 2014. His breeder is Kristin Graff of Norway, who breeds stunning Maine Coons. Statham settled immediately into our home, handling the flight and the car journey home in the same chilled way that he handled the Paris show, the world show and his UK shows since. Statham gained EX1 and BIV at his first show, was nominated for best kitten and continued to do very well as an adult.
Statham is an absolute dream to show; sitting patiently in show hold without any fuss. He is a stunning boy and such a cuddle monster.
Statham lives with our friends Heidi and Lee, for most of the year, but comes 'home' for holidays from time to time.
Thank you so much Kristin, for our stunning boy!
Barney (FIFe Champion Lisieux Barney McGrew)
DOB 19th December 2014 -
Barney joined us soon after our Estonian girls, Eva and Ava; the 3 soon became very good friends.
Barney was an earlier producer and, having discovered the way into the girls area, had far more of his fair share of love sessions. He is now neutered and living with our good friend Emma. Barney is a Champion with FIFe and has continued with his show career as a neuter, being nominated Best in Show male neuter at the his last show.
3 of Barney's babies remained with us; Tres Noir, Lady Marmalade and Lily Frost (sadly deceased), and Buzz, his son, enjoys a thoroughly pampered life as a pet neuter with our son Jordan and his partner Steve.
Barney is now a grandpa and great grandpa as Lady Marmalade and Tres Noir have both become mummies, and Lady Marmalade's daughter River (sired by Dexter), now living with Josie Hughes as a show cat, has had babies and we have the pleasure of one of her youngsters; LIa, joining us. Tres Noir also has super babies, and we have kept Antonie and Amelie from a love match with Hugo
Thank you so much Josie Hughes for this boy, who brings so much joy into the lives of everyone he meets