We live in a picturesque village, in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and are easily accessible from the M1, junction 26 or 28. I have owned pedigree cats for many years. My prefix Silkiestar, has a special meaning for us. A Silkie is a magical enchanted creature, my cats are definately enchanting. The 'star' part of the name is very apt - many of my cats are show winners - definately 'little stars'.
In 1996 I bought our first Ragdoll into our home. It was a hobby that was to make a great impact on us. We were warned the breed was addictive, and yes, it's true. I could not imagine life without cats, I love to have little kittens toddling around. Now here we are in 2022 and I am proud to have bred beautifull kitten over the years, well socialised, happy, contented, and raised in a loving family environment.
2002 bought a new experience - The Siberian Cat. I chose this breed for their character, size, health and availability of different colours and patterns. At that time I had no idea about their suitability for people who have an allergic reaction to other breeds of cats.
I now specalize in placing kittens into allergy homes. You are welcome to telephone for more information. We are elated to say that many people that normally would not have been able to own a kitten due to allergic reactions to cats, have successfully welcomed a Silkiestar Siberian into their lives. We have chosen parents and grandparent cats from old original lines to breed kittens that are really suitable for even the most sensitive person. I suffer from multiple allergies and have great experience with this situation.
I cannot explain in words the joy I have when I, and a kitten I have bred, sit with a family who desperately want a kitten, but usually cannot have one because a family member has a 'cat' allergy. It is a happy time when they start to realise that the person with the allergy has cuddled a kitten for a while, without any signs of a reaction, and taking a kitten home becomes a possibility.
I had no intention in having any other breed of pedigree cat, but in 2009 our first RagaMuffin arrived from Florida. Recognised in many other countries, it is a still a rare breed in the UK. I was totally unprepared for the sweet nature of the breed. They are not suitable for people with allergies. They have the same sweet nature of the Ragdoll, in a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns.
Please note- Each of my pedigree breeds are bred strictly to their individual breeding policies. I follow the breeding code and ethics of TICA/ACFA and GCCF. Please remember I breed kittens for the pleasure of having little ones running around and watching them grow, on occassions I do have kittens suitable for loving indoor homes, but as my cat breeding is a hobby, there may be a waiting list for available kittens.