Flying Colors van de Kerselaar – “Fleming”
Our boy is truly “Made in Maine” with both parents being Thunderpaws Maine Coons from Siberia farm in upper Maine, USA. He is made in Maine, his mother Inky came to Belgium only a few days pregnant, and Fleming was born in a small town close to Antwerpen. Huge thanks to Nancy at cattery van de Kerselaar Maine Coon for this lovely boy, and to Donna Chase at renowned Thunderpaws cattery in Maine for the great work with Maine foundation lines. Read a fantastic photo blog from a visit at the farm, with photos of Donna, by Nanette Faye photography.
We call him Fleming since he is born in Belgian Flanders. Our little Yankee-Fleming-Viking boy!
Fleming is so far the sire of our E-litter and F-litter, and we hope his new American lines will bring new blood to the Maine Coon breed here. He represents a “back to the roots”-approach for the Maine Coon breed in Europe.
He is a very cuddly boy, also very confident and settling with us immediately. His father is big strong polydactyl Thunderpaws Holden. Mother Thunderpaws Inky Black van de Kerselaar is smaller, and has a look just like the original Maine cats as well as a wonderful personality.
Pedigree and background
|Name||Flying Colors van de Kerselaar|
|Birth Date||19 Nov 2015|
|Sire||Thunderpaws Holden MCO n 22|
|Dam||Thunderpaws Inky Black MCO n 22|
|EMS code||MCO n 22|
|Genotype coat colour||Aa DD Gg ii mcmc spsp ww oy|
|Longhair gene (M3, M4)||M4/M4|
|Blood group DNA||N/b (carrier of blood type B)|
|Complete inbreeding COI||2,64 %|
|Top 5||26,4 %|
|Generations back to foundation||4|
|SMA DNA||N/N (test incomplete, dam N/N – will be retested later)|
|HCM ultrasound scan||Normal 2017-02-14 (1 year old), next scan February 2018|
|HD X-ray PawPeds||Left: Normal – Right: Normal|
|PL (patellar luxation)||Normal|
|DNA-tests||Genoscoper Optimal Selection|
|Sire to – far til||WesterosCat E-litter and F-litter|
Flying Colors is from a litter of 5 brown tabbies. Their dad Holden is a polydactyl, meaning he has more toes than the average cat. Brother Four Aces and sister Fluffy Feline (poly) stays in Van de Kerselaar cattery under evaluation for breeding. Four Aces is shared with Misha in The Dorsai cattery. Poly brothers Fast Forward and Fun Factor are sold to a pet home and can stay together.
Show Results and Plans
Fleming will be shown in a few NRR shows to get feedback on his type and development. So far he seems to have strong boning and good type for an F4 cat, but he is quite small for a Maine Coon male. Ears are small, but he has a very good expression, lovely eyes. He looks a lot like the first Maine Coons in the 60s.
|to be decided||9|
|18 June 2016||Smaalenene||Ski||12||Stéphane Henry||Ex1||“A strong baby boy with large frame, ex muscle tone, ex strong bones. Head: Squared outlines still in development. Ex rounded forehead – ex strong chin – very good profile.“|