British Shorthair Cattery
Blue, Lilac, Cream, Bicolours and Golden Shaded
We are two hobby breeders (dual members of ANCATS #14072) in Ryde (Emily) and hills area (Sophie) of Sydney. We are 2 small and young families and our cats occupy the majority of our rooms (8 out of 11 rooms) and there are also 2-3 adjustable areas if needed. Our cats literally live with us indoors - all the girls are kept in small groups with plenty of fancy cat furnitures and for each household there are nursery area, kitten area and quarantine area. Studs are seperated strictly to prevent any unwanted breeding and fighting. We are specialised in solid blue, lilac, cream, bicolours, torties and golden shaded British Shorthairs.
We breed for type and temperaments while their health is always the first priority.
Our cats and kittens are on a balanced raw diet and have access to Orijen/ziwi peak dry food 24/7. They have ziwi peak can food and feline natural freeze dry food on a daily basis too. Though we have some very experienced vet and breeder friends who can give us suggestions regarding illness and daily care, we still have pet insurance in place to get quite a few of them covered.
All of our original breeding cats are DNA tested, and PKD negative guaranteed.
From mid 2020, we are running an ultrasound routine check to screen out HCM, it will be done on all of our original breeding adults once aged 1-2 and rechecked by ultrasound every 2 years if it is all normal. It will be selectively done on our 1st or 2nd generations that we keep.
We ensure all of them are raised in house with love and care and guaranteed to be socialised, healthy and free of genetic faults. We sell kittens to selected family who is responsible and willing to provide the best needs for their cat's daily care. Please introduce yourself and the family when making an enquiry because we will not bother answering questions without knowing what kind of family our kitten will be living with.
Our breeding plans and available kittens will be updated under "Kittens" page. Occasionally, we have kittens from other registered breeder friends who are willing to sell though our channel but we will state clearly.
If you are interested in adopting one of Furrytail kittens, you can refer to the 'Kitten - buyer info" page for general information and it should answer most of your questions.
About British shorthair
Overall Appearance: British Shorthair is a median to large-sized breed. A show quality british shorthair is compact, powerful and well-balanced with round chubby face, a good width between ears that are round at the tip, broad chest, short to medium strong legs, round paws and thick tail. Short, densed and crisp coat is a sign of high quality.
Eye Colour: When they are young (<8 weeks) they have blue eyes. They will fade to grey by 3 months old and then show the true colour guadually. Most british shorthairs have yellow to copper eyes but point-coloured BSHs have blue eyes while silver and golden shaded have green eyes. Kittens in van or white colours could have odd eyes (one yellow one blue). We always pursue a deeper eye colour.
Personality: British Shorthair is calm and easygoing, making them an excellent family companion. They are friendly, affectionate, but not as needy as Scottish Folds. Expect them to follow you around the house during the day, settling nearby wherever you stop. They don’t require a lap, although they love to sit next to you. Being a big cat, they are not fond of being carried around.
This breed is energetic during kittenhood, but usually starts to settle down by the time around one year old especially after being desexed. Mature British Shorthairs are usually couch potatoes, but adults occasionally run through the house during 'hunting time' in early morning or evening and when they run, they sound like a herd of elephants.