Platero at 6 weeks










Platero's Dad:
GC Massar's Godfather
of Vita-Nova
CH Vita-Nova's Platero of KaDoKits
classic silver tabby Exotic male
DNA PKD tested Negative

Platero came to us from Latvia.  
Natalja Vavilova (Nattaja Exotics) graciously
sold me Platero after she decided to part with him.
He is Russian born by silver tabby Exotic breeder
Galina Dmitrieva.
When he came to the United States, he took an
American name...we call him 'Joe'.

Joe is a heavy bodied silver tiger.  He is a massive
boy, weighing in at nearly 10 pounds.
Joe has a nice broad nose with large nostrils, huge
head, and large well set eyes.
His coat is soft with wonderful silver ground color
and a nice distinctive pattern.
This big fellow has a very gentle and loving
personality.  He meows & meows for lovin and his
favorite spot is at the head of the bed.  
There he can be lavished with attention and petting
while he purrs his people to sleep.
Joe is a well-mannered boy and never sprays.  He
lives in my sons' bedroom where he can rock out to
teenager music and play video games.

Thank You
Natalja for giving me the opportunity to have Platero
live with me.  You told me about him just days before
my 40th birthday.  When I read your email & saw his
picture, I heard God tell me
"I will restore what was lost to you."
I knew God had given me the best birthday present I
could have dreamed of...a gorgeous silver tabby
Exotic and a new start to my breeding program.
Thank you again for your generosity.

And a huge Thank You to Galina for breeding Platero
and so many of the beautiful silver tabbies around
today.  We were able to email chat a few times and
you are truly a wonderful lady.

My Joe is a Blessing!

              CH, Jenita's Texas Flash
              7740-292407 v0188, red tabby ESH
              |
         GC, Jenita Hummel of Dancecats
         7740-431242 v0489, Sep/11/1987
         red tabby ESH
         |    |
         |    GC, GP, Jenita Hum-A-Tune
         |    7741-309291 vv0188, Jan/02/1986
         |    red tabby ESH
         |
    GC, Dancecats Dancing Dude
    7744-830683 v1194, Oct/03/1992
    brown tabby ESH
    |    |
    |    |    CH, Bar-B Blue Thunder of Sunhill
    |    |    0106-214823 v0985, Apr/24/1984
    |    |    blue PER
    |    |    |
    |    D-Jon Basic Black of MysticHill
    |    0109-370470 v0592, Sep/02/1986
    |    black PER
    |         |
    |         D-Jon Well Fancy That DM
    |         0147-206943 v0985, Mar/27/1984
    |         tortoiseshell PER
    |
GC, Massar's Godfather of Vita-Nova
7736-1094248 v0199, Aug/12/1996
silver tabby ESH
|    |
|    |         CH, Diadem Dapper Dan of Compri
|    |         7770-0569680 v1090, Jul/05/1989
|    |         blue-white ESH
|    |         |
|    |    GC, Kikicat Quiet Spirit of Fairviewers
|    |    7736-0767475 v0993, Jan/28/1992
|    |    silver tabby ESH
|    |    |    |
|    |    |    GC, Kikicat Pray In One Accord
|    |    |    0137-0667081 v0592, Sep/18/1990
|    |    |    silver tabby PER
|    |    |
|    CH, Kikicat Lady Ambassador
|    7737-963215 v0996, Jul/16/1994
|    silver tabby ESH
|         |
|         |    CH, GP, Kikicat's Anointed One
|         |    0136-328008 v0987, Jun/29/1986
|         |    silver tabby PER
|         |    |
|         CH, Kikicat Lady Evangelist
|         0137-640531 v0993, May/14/1990
|         silver tabby PER
|              |
|              CH, Marhei's Moonlight Becomes You DM
|              0109-0334384 v1087, Jul/14/1986
|              black PER
|
M, CH Vita-Nova's Platero of KaDoKits
7736-1401639, Aug/27/2001, silver tabby ESH
|
|              Finchfield Midnite Express
|              GCCF CS 315540/0108-1285914 v0200
|              Sep/21/1995, black PER
|              |
|         Jedidiah Cattuccino
|         7744-1271497 v1199, Jan/04/1998
|         brown tabby ESH
|         |    |
|         |    Finchfield Fromdore Todore
|         |    CSSR 347044
|         |
|    SGC, Jedidiah Stargazer
|    7736-1335263 v0201/GCCF 19904221 6958
|    Apr/12/1999, silver tabby ESH
|    |    |
|    |    |    Finchfield Midnite Express
|    |    |    GCCF CS 315540/0108-1285914 v0200
|    |    |    Sep/21/1995, black PER
|    |    |    |
|    |    CH, Jedidiah Angel Eyes
|    |    7735-1285919 v0800, Jun/02/1997
|    |    black smoke ESH
|    |         |
|    |         Defrey Frills And Laces
|    |         7735-1074699 v0100, Apr/04/1996
|    |         black smoke ESH
|    |
Jedidiah Starry Night of Vita-Nova
7735-1335454 v1001, Sep/12/2000
black smoke ESH
    |
    |         GC, NW, Jovan Buster Brown DM
    |         7744M-467169, Jun/01/1988
    |         brown mac tabby-white ESH
    |         |
    |    GC, Jovan Legen Dissimo of Defrey
    |    7734-882220 v1195, Sep/07/1993
    |    black smoke ESH
    |    |    |
    |    |    GC, Jovan Black Pearl of Mistymagic
    |    |    7735-736615 v1293, Jul/05/1991
    |    |    black smoke ESH
    |    |
    Defrey Frills And Laces
    7735-1074699 v0100, Apr/04/1996
    black smoke ESH
         |
         |    GC, RW, Red Sky Wooden Ships DM
         |    0144-787754 v0997, Apr/28/1992
         |    brown tabby PER
         |    |
         CH, Sanova Chips Ahoy of Defrey
         7745-949863 v1195, May/23/1994
         brown tabby ESH
              |
              GC, PR, NW, Jovan Chocolate Chip of Sanova
              7745-395911 v0789, Jun/01/1987
              brown tabby ESH
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Platero at 4 months








Platero at 7 months










Platero at 4 1/2  years
Breeding Basics...

=^o.o^=  
Joe is very likely a homozygous
shorthair since he has never produced
a longhair kitten, whether bred to a
shorthair or a longhair.
I say "very likely" because the ONLY
way to have a guaranteed accurate
answer is through a DNA test, which is
not yet available.
He carries 2 genes for shorthair.

=^o.o^=
Joe is heterozygous for the agouti
gene since he has produced
non-tabby kittens.
This is known as a certainty because
of the kittens produced...it
disproves
that he is homozygous for agouti...no
DNA test necessary.
He carries 1 gene for agouti

=^o.o^=
Joe is heterozygous for the silver
inhibitor gene since he has produced
non-silver kittens.
This is also known as a certainty
because of the kittens produced.
He carries 1 gene for inhibitor.

=^o.o^=
Joe is heterozygous for the dominant
color black since he has produced
dilute kittens.
This is also known as a certainty
because of the kittens produced.
He carries 1 gene for dominant color,
and 1 gene for dilute color.

=^o.o^=
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