My first litter in February 2000 included
two champions one of which was Db.Gd.Ch. Sharada Shadeso Blue who was owned and shown
successfully by Lesley Freeman of Eldorato
Birmans and at 5 years of age returned here for two seasons..........A career stud he
was retired to his final home at Florencia Birman Cattery in New Zealand where he
sired many beautiful kittens and lived out the remainder of his
life enjoying a country property retirement. This wonderful boy left us in 2010
- Vale Bluey.
My foundation queen
Ch. Kaleerba Serendipity (Sarah) was a "gift" and came to me already in kitten to produce the litter mentioned above. An exceptional
starting point for a hobby that has given a lot of pleasure and continues to do
so. In her second litter Sarah produced
Db.Gr. Ch. Sharada Shes An Angel (Angel) who in her turn, contributed by producing a lovely daughter
Ch. Sharada Always An Angel (Little Angel), dam of the fabulous BIS winning choc point boy
Gold Ch. Dejavu Hershey (Hershey) who following the passing of his breeder Debbie Raus
- in September 2007 - came to live with me and is now enjoying his retirement in
a fantastic pet home with his full sister Db.Gr.Ch.Dejavu Lilac Time (Lucy)
looking fabulous at 13years of age. She was (in my opinion) actually over-bred
and had 8 litters - 4 of them with me. She had big litters -
averaging 5 kittens and to my knowledge never lost a kitten and
was a great mum.
Her current family came to meet her daughter
"Missy" with an aim to adopt her but fell for the very
kittenish Sarah and wanted to take her home...I was startled but with little time to think
and Sarah's best interests at heart agreed. Sarah has ruled a single cat household
being totally spoiled ever since. This started what became a
system of honouring breeding girls who were obligated to share
their lives in a multi-cat household by rewarding them with
their own small household to rule.
Angel followed Sarah’s example and is also
enjoying a happy retirement with her new family in Sydney....and this became the
method of rewarding all my breeding girls and boys.
Sarah's influence was very strong and she
remains the true foundation matriach through various progeny. She is the mum and grand mother of several multi-titled progeny and winning producers
and her son from that first litter - Db.Gd.Ch. Sharada Shadeso
Blue played a major part in my breeding program and also Eldorato
Birmans and Florencia Birmans. Her grand-daughters
Gold Gr.Ch. Dejavu Miss Molly, Db.Gr.Ch. Sharada Rainbow Sky and Gold
Ch. Sharada Inya Dreams were all leading ladies and this means her
influence was felt over several generations and will remain for some time to come.
Photos above - Ch. KALEERBA
"Sarah" - aged almost 12 years.
One Birman led to another and in 11 years I had the pleasure
of breeding and exhibiting some
very fine Birmans from top
Imported and Australian Champion lines as they came to share their lives and love with
ACF AoE, CCCoA Triple
SHINOTO DREAM MAKER (Imp
AoE,CCCofA Ch, GoldCh, GoldPr.
NEUTER OF THE YEAR 2005
Kittens!!! What a joy
- to see them born, to enjoy the wonder of the devotion of the mum cats and to
play my part in rearing them, watching them develop into handsome adults. I miss having them around
but have had the pleasure of
placing beautiful babies into wonderful homes and have been delighted when
members of the same family came wanting more of my precious babies......as
many as 5 going to members of one family. A rewarding experience filled with the
richness of new relationships formed, friendships and the chance to play an
important part in promoting appreciation of wonderful family oriented cats.
Time out travelling during 2008 I still kept in touch with Australian
Breeders and made some new friends in England. If you want to find out more
about kittens and kitten care my KITTEN NURSERY SITE has most of the answers. Click here to go to Sharada Birman Nursery Site
If AFTER READING the web sites you are still unable to find answers to your questions
feel free to contact
my e-mail address or you may wish to telephone 03 5971 1229 - I am happy to
share where I can.
Reference Retiring Breeding Cats or Kittens
from my lines I sometimes know where you may find one so please ask