It gets more complex. The seller asked if we could give them a kitten from each litter. Both mama cats are heavily pregnant. We’re feeding and checking on them daily. I would call them semi-tame. The daddy cats are feral. Our stuff gets here Monday. My cat trap will be put to use for those males. There is a local TNR program here.
Mama #1 is gray. No white markings.
Mama #2 is light orange with extra toes. Female orange kitties are uncommon.
Our own barn kitty, Ralph, is restricted while we’re settling in at our new farm. I hope to neuter the two males before Ralph gets released.
How do I time the spaying of the two females? Kittens due any day now. I can’t spay a cat this close to giving birth. I know some can, but I just can’t. The bulges are visible and moving. Can they still nurse their babies if they are spayed while lactating?