We live -
These two Somali ladies became a very important part of our life and they are the foundation cats of Isatai Somalis.
Since we were very interested in the history and genetics of the Somali breed it didn't take long until we became aware of the Abyssinian cats -
It has always been important to us, that our Abyssinians and Somalis are kept as a separate breed. While the Somali breed can and occasionally should be bred to Abys in order to keep the gene pool varied and to improve type, the offspring of such a combination are -
Since 2005 we breed Abyssinians only, but two Shorthair Somalis from our cattery will continue what we began in another breeder's home.
When our queens are expecting kittens they normally choose their own spot for birthing -
When the kittens are old enough (approximatively three weeks of age) and start exploring their environment, we introduce them to the rest of the family and so they are transferred into the living room.
Like that, they get used to the older cats, our dog and the everyday life.
Once, they are at least 14 weeks of age, they will be ready to be adopted by their new caretakers who hopefully will provide them a wonderful new home for the rest of their life. Upon leaving, they will be fully vaccinated against panleukopenia and rhinotracheitis, microchipped and registered with an official association -
All of our breeding cats are tested for PRA, PK deficiency, Feline Leukemia, FIV and screened for Patellar Luxation.
We hope that with our hobby and through our kittens we lay foundation for many new aficionados of this very special breed which is affectionate, intelligent, self-