Saffy keeps coming home with rosettes! She won Reserve Best In Show at a 1-star NFRS show in June, then won third in the Supreme Challenge as well as Best Opposite Age at a recent 2-star show in Meldreth.
The judge remarked on her depth of colour and overall good type. He didn’t mention she’s cheeky and full of fun, though I know this to be the case. 🙂
To be honest, I have no idea why Saffy is as “good” as she is. She’s carrying a single gene of red eyed dilute (RED) which means, in theory, she should be a bit too light to win at shows. I keep waiting for her to moult out to a less rich colour (eventually this will happen as Russian blues tend to morph with age). But right now, she’s looking good! I’ll show her at the Summer Cup in July. That’s a HUGE show and I don’t expect her to win, but she’ll certainly not look out of place.
Saffy is now 14 weeks old, and I won’t be breeding her until she’s 7 months. So sorry to those who are waiting! She’ll be bred to another Russian blue but both she and the buck are carrying RED as well as mink. This means they could produce Russian buff, Russian dove and Russian blue. I definitely won’t be keeping the Russian buff and they will be available for homes. I will be keeping at least one Russian dove and possibly a Russian blue.