The Cat Fanciers Association notes that “breeders are reporting less hearty litters, smaller adults, smaller litters, and immune system problems, all of which point towards inbreeding depression becoming more common.”
Starkatz recognises that diversification is paramount for the breed and has established a breeding program including outcrossed bloodlines to better support the Burmese breed.
Burmese: These striking, human liking, cats were originally accepted for registration in 1936 but were subsequently suspended in 1947 because breeders attempted to mate Burmese with Siamese. Under pressure, the breed reformed its practices by 1956 whereby 3 generations of pure Burmese became the standard. Once re-instated as a breed, these amiable cats achieved championship status in 1959. All Burmese cats will trace back to their ancestral home of Thailand.
Friendly, social, affectionate, sweet natured, playful, and low maintenance ….. Burmese get along with everyone, especially children. They will become the centre of your life in no time at all. These lovable packages become exceptional companions and make an ideal family pet.
Starkatz Burmese runs a breeding program that strives for Diversification. We only take pedigree derived breeding lines, devoid of relatedness where possible and with no chronic health challenges. To these lines we add selective personable and social attributes, taken directly from carefully selected bloodlines, to produce a healthy, companionable cat. We believe such results are readily identifiable in our progeny.