Girls of the Gang - Females in a Breeding Program

Female Symbol

It is often noted that females in a breeding program can be of slightly lesser quality in regards to standard. Is it really so? If it isn’t, why? And why is it heard so often then?

Kings of the Hill - Choosing a Breeding Stud

Male Symbol

Choosing a breeding stud for your cattery is never an easy task. Here are a few tips before laying your money on the wrong one.

It is no doubt that in the whole cat fancy, the life of a newbie breeder is the hardest. I feel it is even harder when coming to choose a foundation boy for your breeding program. This is an area where mistakes are made a plenty, so I thought it is best to give a few guidelines to people wanting to start the breeding hobby on the right foot.

Kittening - The Joy and Heartbreak of the Persian Breeder


There is nothing quite like the tiny mewing sound of a moments-old Persian kitten when you realize that all the hard work that you and its mother have just spent has paid off! As you dry it off, you eagerly examine the colors, you wonder about its sex, and you can’t help but hope that you are holding your very next grand champion! Is it the best experience in the world? Absolutely! Is it for everyone? I’ll let you decide....


Persian Cat: Chocolate & Lilac Color

Chocolate & Lilac

Chocolate or lilac Persians? Can it be possible? I, as an owner, breeding Persians and Exotics, pose myself such a problem quite recently. Of course they exist, if to see from genetic point of view. These colors are included into standard, there is their description, but where are they? By all accounts from abroad, they have such animals but for some reason they are more often met in pedigrees of British cats as experimental partners for leading new color into the breed, but not like exhibition stars.

Starting Your Very First Cattery

To Do List

It all began with one cat. Most people who own a cattery started their breeder career because they fell in love with a specific breed. The cattery might have begun as an attempt at having one litter of kittens and then the urge for more started to grow - the fledgling breeder couldn't stop at one.