PAYING TRIBUTE TO SOME VERY SPECIAL CATS THAT ARE NO LONGER WITH US

KISSIOPEIA NOVA FIRE FOX OF KIOKO (IMP)

CFSA TRIPLE SUPREME CHAMPION, NATIONAL QUALIFIER
CFSA CAT OF THE YEAR QUALIFIER 2017: 10TH MALE
CFSA STUD OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP 2017
CFSA HIGHEST SCORING PETERBALD FOR 2017
SACC CHAMPION

Sire: Kesh Veles Glorious Only My | Dam: Rambla S Planety Suslov

We waited many years to find the perfect boy to join our brood and further our Peterbald breeding programme. Our search came to an unplanned end when we spotted this fantastic boy on a breeder’s Facebook page and fell hopelessly in love. Fox, as he is fondly known, hails from the birthplace of the Peterbald breed, St Petersburg, Russia. He is a big boy with super type, pattern and temperament with fantastic European and Russian Peterbald and Siamese lines behind him. We cannot be more thankful to his breeder, Yulia Ukleyn of Kissiopeia Nova Peterbald for allowing him to make the 26 hour trek to Durban. Fox has done consistently well on show qualifying for the CFSA Gold & Ruby Show, Cat of the Year (placing 10th in 2017) and KZN Top Cat.  In addition to this he had over 14 individual offspring showing in 2017 (most of which were nominated) and as a result was a finalist for CFSA Stud of the Year 2017. Fox ended off the year competing with his offspring in the Male line up among the top males for 2017 at KZNCC Top Cat. In 2018, numerous of his offspring were among the top cats for CFSA Cat of the Year 2018.

Fox is now living the luxurious life of a beloved pet in Cape Town with Brenda Powell, a retired Siamese breeder and current miniature Poodle breeder. 

OFFSPRING TO NOTE

  • Kioko Amberle – SACC 9th Placed Kitten of the Year nationally – SACC Best Peterbald 2017 – CFSA Ruby Qualifier 2017 and 2018 (12th Place) – KZNCC Top Cat Kitten Qualifier 2017
  • Kioko Selene – CFSA Ruby Qualifier 2017 (19th Place), CFSA Gold Qualifier 2018
  • Kioko Cosmo of Cupcakes*SE – First Kioko export – Consistent Best In Show Nominations and Best of Breed in Sweden – For him and his offspring.
  • LaMASKA Hermoine – CFSA 7th Placed Kitten of the Year nationally – KZNCC Top Cat Kitten Qualifier 2017
  • LaMASKA Proxima Centauri – CFSA Gold Qualifier 2017 (18th Placed Male) – KZNCC Top Cat Male Qualifier 2017
  • LaMASKA Chamaeleon – CFSA 8th Placed Male 2018 – Gold Qualifier 2017 (16th Placed Male) – KZNCC Top Cat Male Qualifier 2017
  • Kioko Inari of Isis – Western Province Cat Club Best Foreign Group 3 Neuter 2017
  • Kitten Litter for 2017 for Ghea and Fox litter at LaMASKA
    LaMASKA Maximillion, Oliver, Poseidon, Proxima Centauri, Chamaeleon, Hermoine (DAM: LaMASKA Teardrops of a Mermaid – Dam of the Year 2017)
  • LaMASKA Wynonna Earp – Daughter of LaMASKA Hermoine (Grandaughter of Fox) – 2nd Place in Kitten Ring and Judges Best SACATS Show 2018.

SIORI MULAN OF KIOKO, NQ

Black Tortie Oriental Female

SACC CAT OF THE YEAR 2017: HIGHEST SCORING ORIENTAL 2017
CFSA GOLD AND RUBY MULTIPLE QUALIFIER
CFSA SUPREME PREMIER
KZNCC TOP CAT MULTIPLE QUALIFIER
PCS TOP CAT MULTIPLE QUALIFIER

Sire: LaMASKA Lion King of Kioko
Dam: Connemara Faye’s Gem of Siori

Unfortunately, due to birth complications, Mulan was spayed early in 2018, a huge loss to our breeding programme! Her fabulous temperament and stunning type ensured she earned her stripes and she was our first Best in Show winner in 2015 at the tender age of just 4 months old. Thank you Melissa for entrusting us with this beautiful girl. We are going to miss her terribly! Mulan is now living in a pet home with her son Thor, getting royally spoilt and enjoying life. 

KIOKO AMBERLE, NQ

Blue Tortie Ticked Tabby Peterbald Velour Female

SACC CAT OF THE YEAR 2017: HIGHEST SCORING PETERBALD 2017
CFSA GOLD AND RUBY 2017 AND 2018 QUALIFIER
KZNCC TOP CAT 2017 QUALIFIER
PCS TOP CAT 2017 QUALIFIER

Sire: Kissiopeia Nova Fire Fox of Kioko, NQ
Dam: Siori Mulan of Kioko, NQ

Unfortunately, due to birth complications, Amberle also ended up at the vet with an emergency c-section and spay in February 2018 Amberle was the highest placed Peterbald with SACC in 2017 and has made us extremely proud breeders! She has been a challenge to show, but has the tortie attitude and everything that goes with it. Amberle continued to show with CFSA and SACC in 2018. We are devastated to have lost her in our breeding programme but she will forever be remembered as an excellent example of her breed and a loving pet. Amberle’s only surviving kitten was fostered by a wonderful Bambino mum from Catkin cattery and has a fabulous home in Gauteng. Amberle has since been rehomed to a family in Gauteng who has been waiting for a baby for a very long time from us.

KIOKO SELENE

REST IN PEACE MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL

Caramel Ticked Tabby Calico Brush Peterbald Female

CFSA SUPREME CHAMPION
CFSA GOLD & RUBY QUALIFIER 2017, 2018

Selene came out of no where and we fell deeply in love with her. Eager to reintroduce more dilute colours into our programme, Nora gave us this little gem. With excellent type, conformation, a superb temperament and pattern, we were so excited to see how our moon child was received!  She qualified for the CFSA Gold and Ruby Show 2017 and 2018, and has been an absolute joy to show placing the top 20 females nationally both years. Sadly Selene passed away from dry FIP in June 2018 and I am absolutely devastated that there was nothing we could have done to help her. She was my heart and soul. Rest in peace my amazing moon child. Until we meet again.

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KIOKO YOU DO THAT VOODOO

REST IN PEACE MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL

Black Van Odd-Eye Oriental (Sectoral Heterochroma)

CFSA SUPREME CHAMPION
CFSA GOLD AND RUBY QUALIFIER 2016, 2018

Voodoo was our dream baby. Born first of the 2016 kitten season, we were over the moon when we discovered that Nora and Toby had blessed us with a Van. Over the course of a few weeks her eye colour also developed uniquely. This little gem had a fantastic temperament and a lovely balanced head and body. We were so excited to have her to further our high white bicolour programme as well as our Peterbald programme. Voodoo did well at shows consistently placing in the top 20 kittens in 2016 and top 20 females in 2018. Voodoo sadly passed away in July of renal failure. A huge loss to our breeding programme and for our family. She will be missed more than we can say.

LAMASKA FREE TO BE ME OF KIOKO

REST IN PEACE MY BEAUTIFUL BOY

Chocolate Tabby Pointed Bicolour Siamese Male

CFSA STUD OF THE YEAR NOMINATION 2016

Toby was a gift to us from our dear friend and sister breeder, Mariette Burger. A shy boy, he preferred the company of his concubines over humans but he was really a beautiful child with a lot of super qualities to add to our breeding programme. Sadly Toby passed away at 6 years old in December of renal failure. Having spent a fortune on tests, the vets could not find any genetic markers for his illness. He will be missed dearly.

LAMASKA LION KING OF KIOKO

Red Self Oriental Male

CFSA SUPREME CHAMPION
SACC SUPREME CHAMPION
CFSA GOLD AND RUBY QUALIFIER (MULTIPLE YEARS)

Leo is a fabulous lion that was gifted to us from our sister breeder, Mariette Burger to augment our breeding programme in 2013. He produced many fabulous cats that have shown over the course of the years, and he passed on his amazing temperament to all his offspring. Leo was retired from breeding in 2017 and rehomed to a loving furrever family with one of his kittens.

LAMASKA BEST KEPT SECRET OF KIOKO

Chocolate Tabby Point Velour Peterbald Female

Betsy was our foundation female for our Peterbald programme, a lovely girl with a very sweet temperament and lots of expectations. She produced many stunning litters for us and her daughter, Kioko Dirty Little Secret (aka Gecko) continues her legacy at LaMASKA cattery by being the most amazing breeding queen. Her other daughter, Kioko Cassandra Nova is the first Peterbald Neuter who has shown in Ireland and is a super example of the breed. Betsy was retired a few years ago to live a life of luxury in her furrever home.

LAMASKA ABARAI RENJI OF KIOKO

Red Self Oriental Male

CFSA SUPREME CHAMPION
SACC SUPREME CHAMPION
2 TIME SACC CAT OF THE YEAR QUALIFIER

Our first, our everything, Renji was my soulmate. This boy was just everything from the moment he was born to the moment he left this world. With excellent type, an amazing temperament, fabulous show presence and an endless love for his humans, his lady friends and his kittens, Renji was really the heart and soul of our breeding programme for many years. Sadly after we moved house in 2011, Renji escaped his outdoor enclosure and went missing. We believe he was stolen and ended up in a really lovely home eventually, but we were never able to find him. This left us devastated. We kept in contact with him via animal communicator and healing guru, Sarah-Jane Farrell for many years and although difficult to let him go, he was insistent his work was “done” with us and he had very important “soulcat” work to do elsewhere. Renji we will never forget your contribution to our breeding, to our home and the huge hole you left in our hearts.

KIOKO JUNO BUG

Black Tortie Silver Mackerel Tabby Female

Juno was our first-kept female from our initial breeding lines. She had a wonderful nature and superb type and slept in my arms. Sadly in 2010 she contracted pneumonia while pregnant and we made the decision to let her go. We will always remember her quirky antics and amazing nature. Go well Bug, until we meet again.

TAIGHA SPIRIT OF CHANTICO OF KIOKO

Chocolate Calico Oriental Female

Chanti was our first ever calico oriental and we are so grateful to Lucy Arends-Wagner for getting us hooked on this amazing pattern and for entrusting her lines to us. Chanti was a shy girl, a real blonde who would often get herself into awkward situations such as falling off counters while staring at herself longingly in the mirror. She knew she was a stunner! Chanti was a fabulous show cat and mother. Sadly in 2010 she was admitted to the vet pneumonia at the same time as Juno, and passed away of a heart attack. She will always be missed.