|I have been involved with cat breeding for most of my life as my mum
(Maureen Lear) bred
Siamese cats under the Crystaltips prefix from the 1970's.
She bred strong, healthy cats, many living well into
their teens. Unfortunately, due to the introduction of some unhealthy lines,
she stopped breeding Siamese in the late 1980's and just kept a few as pets.
In 1991, after the loss of my two moggies (one in a road
accident, the other simply went missing) I decided that I would
like an Abyssinian (I had seen them at shows and had always admired their
unique look). Originally I had wanted a sorrel female that I would like to
have a couple of litters from (famous last words!!). After many phone calls,
to many very helpful breeders, I settled on a usual female (Minoumia Ameya
Dembecha) who carried sorrel and hoped to breed a sorrel.
Our aim is to breed kittens who grow into beautiful, healthy, sociable adults. All of our cats are pets first and all of our kittens are brought up as part of the family, they are exposed to all of the usual household noises, such as washing machines, vacuum cleaners etc. so when they go off to their new homes nothing should come as a shock to them!
I breed usual, sorrel, blue, fawn, lilac, chocolate, sex-linked and silver Aby's.