Studs of Ounce Cattery


RW QGCH SimplySimes White Knight of Ounce

Somebody pinch me!  White Knight is the 17th Best ShortHair Cat for the Mid-Pacific Region in 2012.  

In addition, White Knight was awarded Best Seal Spotted Lynx Point Bengal of the Year (2012) for the Mid-Pacific Region.  This is the third year in a row that Ounce Cattery has been awarded the best Seal Lynx Point Bengal for our region!!   This is a tremendous honor and we are surprised and humbled.  Joy!
 

White Knight is our handsome Seal Lynx Point male of Ounce Cattery. 



Name
RW =
Regional Winner
QGCH =
 Quadruple Grand Champion
SimplySimes = his breeder's cattery name
White Knight = When you think of "White Knight" words like honor, respect, loyalty, integrity and goodness come to mind.
  Add to that the role of the knight in the game of chess.  The knight is the only piece that can be in position to attack a king, queen, bishop, or rook without being reciprocally attacked by that piece. The knight defends and protects.  For all of these things our beautiful White Knight was named. 
of Ounce = our cattery name named after the majestic snow leopard (also known as "ounce")


Markings
White Knight is a Seal Lynx Point Bengal.  His ground color is ivory with rosetted spots.
  His points are all the dark seal brown.   White Knight has the most gorgeous rosettes that I have ever seen on a Seal Lynx Point as they resemble those found on the clouded leopard.  His coat dripping with glitter.

Birthday
White Knight was born on September 9, 2012 at SimplySimes (breeder Beth Bearry/Lori Simes) in Jackson, California. 

Parents & Pedigree
His mom/dam was CH SimplySimes Vanilla Creme (SBT 080408 031) and dad/sire TNT Bengals Night Stalker of Absolute Angels (SBT 101507 036). 

To see White Knight's pedigree, click here.



Personality
One word:  F U N! 
White Knight is well, a goober.  He is silly and playful.  He loves to fetch mice, feathers, pens, stuffed animals....to be honest we haven't found something he won't fetch. 
He is so loving and likes to take over a spot with a HUGE plop.  This includes keyboards (while one is typing), laps, chairs, you name it.
White Knight makes the most interesting sounds.  Whether it be his ALC sounding "meow" or his puffed up pant.  If you hear an interesting sound, you can almost bet it is coming out of him!!  

Health

White Knight is completely healthy having received a check up and all his shots prior to coming to our house. 

HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) -June 2011, 
December 2011 and October 2012, and November 15, 2013, White Knight visited local feline cardiologists (Reed and Siemens) and walked away with a healthy heart report! 

PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) - On August 14, 2012 White Knight’s test results were returned as N/N - Normal, cat does not have rdAc mutation.

PK DEF (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency) - On August 14, 2012, White Knight's test results returned as N/N - no copies of PK deficiency, cat is normal.



Awards
White Knight entered his very first cat show in 2011 - Wine Country Cat Club - Plymouth, CA, on March 26 and 27, 2011.  White Knight's debut as a kitten was quite impressive winning 2nd Best Speciality Cat (Stephanie Smith) ; 2nd Best All Breed (Linda Kay Ashley) and 5th Best All Breed Cat (Richard Bailey).   

Southern California ExoTICA Cat Club - May 21 and 22 - in Arcadia, CA. 
White Knight's first show as an adult was the Arcadia show in May 2011.  White Knight did very well placing 5th Best Speciality Cat (Carol Barton) and 7th Best All Breed (Sandi Mattingly).  With these two finals and a win in each color category, White Knight is now a Champion!

Americas Finest Felines - Kat Knappers Cat Club and So Cal ExoTICA Cat Club - July 30 and 31 
White Knight's second show as an adult was a big hit.  White Knight placed 7th Best All Breed Cat (Bobbie Tullo), 7th Best All Breed Cat (Vickie Fisher) and 9th Best All Breed Cat (Adriana Kajon). 

Jazzy Cat Cat Show - October 1 and 2
White Knight won color and class in every ring and then walked away with a 4th Best Speciality Cat (Canie Brooks). 

East of Eden Cat Show - February 25 and 26, 20112.  White Knight had a rough show, but found his center and good attitude at the end receiving a 6th Best Speciality Cat (Steve Lawson). White Knight is now a Double Grand Champion!

Jazzy Cat Cat Show - March 2 - 4, 2012, White Knight earned a 7th Best All Breed Cat (Carol Barton), 8th Best All Breed Cat (Hisako Yamada) and a 9th Best All Breed Cat (Mimi Tsuroka).  White Knight is now a Triple Grand Champion!

Wine Country Cat Club - Plymouth, CA, on March 24 and 25, 2011.  White Knight did tremendously completing against Lucian's son Serendipity.  He walked away with a 4th Best Speciality Cat (Kim Tomlin) and a 9th Best All Breed Cat (Kim Tomlin).  White Knight retires from showing as a Quadruple Grand Champion! 
Booyah Roger!!

Jazzy Cat Cat Show - January 4 - 6, 2013.  Okay, I lied when I said he was retired!  White Knight was entered into the show and received Best of Color/Best of Division in every ring.  He walked away with a 5th Best All Breed Cat (Jay Bangle).  White Knight is now officially, officially retired. 



Ounce Yossarian

Yossarian is the homegrown boy, raised underfoot at Ounce Cattery. 



Name
Ounce = our cattery name named after the majestic snow leopard (also known as "ounce")
Yossarian = named after the ficitional character and protagonist in Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22.  In the novel, Yossarian is a 28-year-old Air Force Captain who is stationed on the island of Pianosa during WWII.  Like the original, our Yossarian believes the world is out to get him or at least his humans are and lives by the motto "live forever or die in the attempt"  or maybe it is "eat often, but sleep more" (see personality below).
 


Markings
Yossarian is a Brown (Black) Spotted Bengal.  His ground color is warm brown with rosetted, mostly arrowheads, spots.  His coat is so thick and soft that I don't mind at all when he face plants me with a full body rub.  His coat is also so glittered that he glitters indoors!  :)

Birthday
Yossarian was born on April 21, 2011 at Ounce Cattery.  He has one brother named Holden who is a Seal Lynx Point Spotted Bengal.



Parents & Pedigree
His mom/dam is SimplySimes LesisMore of Ounce (SBT 042909 067)
and dad/sire QGCH Lucian (SBT 092608 045). 

To see Yossarian's pedigree, click here.


Personality
Yossarian is the first cat out of our cattery that is - well - shy and skeptical.  He is most at ease when he has a little place of his own that is quiet and controlled.  We find him often in baskets or paper shopping bags or boxes.  Although his favorite place is curled up in his toy bin (see below). 



Not one who likes being picked up, he does love plopping down on the keyboard or out of the blue lying down in my lap to get attention.  Like I would need that, his purr is so loud the neighbors can hear him (not that I would've expected anything else from Zelda's son!).

Health
Yossarian is completely healthy having received a check up and all his shots onsite.

HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) - October 2012 and November 2013, Yossarian visited local feline cardiologist (Siemens) and received a healthy heart report! 

PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
- On August 14, 2012 Yossarian’s test results were returned as N/N - Normal, cat does not have rdAc mutation.

PK DEF (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency) - On August 14, 2012, Yossarian's test results returned as N/N - no copies of PK deficiency, cat is normal.
  
 



Colors 
Bengal Coat Color Results for Ounce Yossarian:

Agouti/Charcoal Result:
A/A2 - No copies of ALC Agouti gene are present. Cannot have charcoal offspring.

Albino Result:
N/N - No copies of albino allele are present.

Amber Result:
E/E - No copies of the mutation for Amber.

Brown Result:
B/B - Full color, cat does not carry brown or cinnamon.

Colorpoint Result:
C/cs - Carrier of Siamese colorpoint restriction.

Dilute Result:
D/D - Full color. Cat does not have the dilute allele.

Awards
Yossarian entered his very first show on October 1 and 2.  Like his father, Yossarian has tremendous car sickness and while the Jazzy Cat Cat Show at Cal Expo should have been the ideal show, Yossarian wasn't having any of it.  He did receive many color ribbons, but would not open up to let the judges see just how pretty he is. 



Questions?
If you have questions about our bengal boys, please don't hesitate to email me at
stacy@ouncecattery.com.