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Here we have our 'Rogues' Gallery of Idlebeck kittens - past and present

Some still let us share 'their' home and others are enjoying being in charge of their new homes

Though some of them look like little 'angels' and others more like 'rogues', they all have their own delightful personalities

We try to advise potential new owners regarding each individual kitten's character and to make sure that every kitten is well matched to the type of home environment in which it is going to live

In his new 'pad' after our move to Merry Hill Cottage, in July 1987

Looking 'rusty' in the autumn after a summer of sunbathing

(6 Merits)

(26/06/85 - 19/09/2000)

(Ch. Kavida Dark Secret x Idlebeck Lulubelle)

This was the special boy who really intensified my love of the Chocolates and who features back in the pedigrees of so many of the present day Chocolate, Lilac and Colourpointed British, both in the UK and in other countries around the world.

He was a truly great character who gave us some really nice babies and also many years of his gentle and affectionate companionship.
He is still with us - under the old apple tree, which he loved to scamper up when he was young and then became one of his favourite sunny and comfy places for daydreaming as he grew older. Every spring the daffodils we planted on his grave remind us anew of our lovely boy, whose life we were priviliged to share.

He quickly realised that from this vantage point he could keep an eye on all of his new domain

His favourite snoozing position - tanning his tummy in the sun!


(Idlebeck Rialto & Idlebeck Rosie)

(Ch Kavida Dark Secret x Idlebeck Lulubelle - 1987)



(Idlebeck Uzziah)

(Idlebeck Navaho x Rushlight Imogen - 1988)


(Idlebeck Bolero)

(Cassiobury Sadlers Wells x Misskin Idlebecky - 2004)

Now living in Hampshire
with Maire & Brian


(Idlebeck Cinderella)

(Cassiobury Sadlers Wells x Misskin Idlebecky - 2004)

Living in Dorset (and being a very relaxed Mum!) with Emma


(Idlebeck Swan Song)

(UK Gr. Ch. Positively Diarmuid Duibne x Misskin Idlebecky - 2005)

Now living with Rex & Geraldine
(and friend Maizie) in Hampshire

. . . . its either something in the local water


(Idlebeck Diarmuid)

(Gr. Ch. Sheephouse Harrison x Idlebeck Dark Delusion - 2007)


(Idlebeck Calamity Jane)

(Gr. Ch. Loraston Bugsy Malone x Misskin Idlebecky - 2007)

Now living happily together down in Bournemouth with David & Angela

. . . . or they've been at something stronger!

. . . . at 14 weeks


(Idlebeck Bebopalula)

(Admirari Afrika x Ch. Idlebeck Limited Edition - 2007)

Now living near Guildford with the next 2 generations of the Acton family - and with


(Idlebeck Coppelia)

(Cassiobury Sadlers Wells x Misskin Idlebecky - 2004)

. . . . cuddling up with Auntie Mimi