We have been breeding Burmese since 1991.
On the 3/09/2007 we were the first Breeders in New Zealand and the World to breed Russet coloured Burmese. Molly Too was the first Russet we bred. On the 15/05/2012 we bred a second generation Russet from a Russet male (Bernard) and a Seal mother.
Bernard is shown above and Molly Too is shown in our Cats Page. Bernard has now gone to the Hawkes Bay to live and assist in breeding there.
When you purchase a Lowenheim kitten you are getting a healthy, friendly, and confident Kitten.
Kittens are born in our house and spend the first three weeks in our Bedroom, being handled daily. Between three and four weeks they are moved to the kitten room to allow them more space to develop.
At ten weeks they are taken to the Wellington Vet Group in Petone for their first health check, first vaccination and de-sexing. Reaching twelve weeks they are then ready to go to their new homes.
Inquiry’s please use email, as notes get lost. If you are wanting to go on our waiting list and are able find a kitten elsewhere please let us know so that we can remove you from our list. Prospective buyers can visit the kittens from seven weeks of age. Once you have visited and wish to purchase a kitten then a $80.00 non-refundable deposit is required. At the completion of the sale and collecting the kitten, the deposit is deducted from the purchase price. If you cannot pick up the kitten physically and need it to be transported elsewhere. Contact Air New Zealand to find out about their new policy’s and costs relating to transporting Cats.
Burmese: Seal, Chocolate, Lilac (occasionally) and Russets. Russet is a new colour which we were the first to breed them in NZ and the world. See kittens below.
Burmese cats lived for centuries in Burma, Thailand and Malaya.
In the late 1800’s they were known in England as Chocolate Siamese, but because they were not favoured they gradually died out in England and Europe.
The ancestry of Burmese cats can be traced back to one cat named Wong Mau, who was a brown female from Burma and arrived in San Francisco during the early 1930’s to Dr. Joseph Thompson.
Through selective breeding to Siamese, the Burmese was established as a distinct breed.
Lighter coloured kittens were occasionally produced and eventually the American breeders requested recognition from CFA for these “dilute” colours; first, as another breed named Malayan, then later as a dilute division of Burmese.
The Burmese is a strong, athletic and elegant short haired cat that carry surprising weight for its size and has often been described as “brick wrapped in silk.”
It has a fine, close, even, and glossy coat . Their coats are very short, satin-like in texture, and generally require little grooming other than daily petting.
At maturity males are large, the females are more delicate and graceful, and the difference in weight between them may be two or three pounds.
The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small round head and wide-set eyes which are yellow or golden.
The Burmese cat has ten main recognised colours in NZ, Australia, UK and Europe:
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