We were fascinated
by the British Shorthair cat breed the first time we saw them
at a cat show.
We loved their look and personalities so much, we had to
include them in our lives!
We aquired two lilac British Shorthairs bred by Natalia Foster, DGC
Rejinald Lila C of Purrceptive
& DGC Rejinald Amaretto of Purrceptive. Lila
became a TICA Grand Champion
at 11 months of age, in only two shows! She was also awarded
the Best British Shorhair Cat of the Mid Pacific(N.CA, NV,
OR, UT) region for the 2001-2002 show season! Amaretto has now garnered
that same award for the 2002-2003 show season and they are both Double Grand champions! We also have
two gorgeous British Shorthair cat sisters from TGFC Cattery:
TGFC LayDJane of Purrceptive, a blue cream girl with fabulous
dark, DARK, copper eyes, and CH TGFC Emanem of Purrceptive,
a beautiful blue calico girl with an innocent expression. And we have a lovely lilac calico girl from PlaidPlus cattery: PlaidPlus California Calico of Purrceptive. In
our copper eyed program we have lilac (light pinkish taupe) and blue (bluish gray).
We also have a silver line that we integrate with the other colors to improve the quality of silvers. Our Purrceptive BigBit is the exemplification of our many years of work on this line. Our silver Brits are doing very well and carrying on with PlaidPlus, Elgees, and Inkblotz Catteries. We aquired Champion Elgees Sterling Anne Lace, a gorgeous girl who was TICA's best shaded silver British Shorthair for the 06-07 show season.
We occasionally have colorpoint kittens. Ogilvy, a lilac point boy, has done very well for Imagination Cattery in Argentina.
are breeding for silvers and colorpoints in our green &
blue eyed program. Shaded silvers have white fur with the
tip of each hair being black, giving a sparkling silver effect.
Silver tabbies have a white base color with black spots or
stripes. Both have eyes and nose that are outlined with black,
and deep green eye color. Colorpoints have off white body
color, with the darker colors restricted to their face, ears,
legs and tail. We breed blue eyed cats to green eyed cats
to get dark blue eye color on the blue eyed kittens.Read
more about color inheritance.
attention is paid to British Shorthair cats with friendly
and calm personality, short crisp fur, round far apart eyes
& round head & body, straight tail, straight legs,
straight nose in profile with short nose length, and great
of our breeding cats are tested negative for Polycystic Kidney Disease
at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital or by DNA. Our male breeding cats are tested for HCM every few years by echocardiogram by Dr. Lori Siemens. Any cats testing positive are spayed or neutered. Any queens who produce any kitten with heart problems is also tested for HCM or spayed.