Author: Bev.Jones


Diversity through testing

Domestic cats descend from a wild ancestor (probably either Felis silvestris or Felis lybica) a mackerel tabby patterned animal. The result is that all domestic cats will exhibit an underlying genetic tabby pattern. Diversity occurs because the challenge of change is always alluring. All cats have 19 pairs of chromosomes […]


Not all Breeding is equal

    Merlin says, “not all breeding is equal” Aussie’s need to apply a disciplined approach to Burmese breeding. The right approach is critical in order to reduce the risk of mutations; from stagnant bloodlines, community-wide reluctance to inject new bloodlines, longstanding in-breeding, and the inadvertent passing on of unknown bloodline […]


How does your breeding program stack up

  Depression caused by inbreeding tends to negatively affect traits within a breed which might be positively affected by outcrossing. The type of traits affected will certainly include; fertility, longevity, growth and well being. Any cat, but especially those within the Burmese breed (because so few new blood lines have […]


Membership requires diligent diligence

A multitude of state cat registration bodies exist across Australia as well as around the world. Like many organisations, these state bodies will use defined artefacts to execute a range of administrative outcomes such as; missions, constitutions, operating procedures, breeding standards, codes of conduct, and distributions of general information. They […]


Burmese [Euro Burmese] in Australia

The problem: put to the 2015 Judges Conference… All Burmese originated from the same cat, but their breeding separately in different parts of the world has led to different styles of Burmese. Each of these styles has almost universally been kept apart from the others, so that there is an American Burmese and […]