"Mr. Whiskers" is a Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) registered cattery name. We are also now registered in The International Cat Association (TICA), under the cattery name, "MRWHISKERS". We are a small Exotic Shorthair cattery, located in Salem, Oregon (Region 2), that specializes in tabby & white and bi-color Exotic kittens. We do occasionally have Exotic Longhair (Persian) kittens for sale, as well. We are heading into year three of Mr. Whiskers, and beginning to work with Odd-Eyed (OE) & Blue-Eyed (BE) Bi-color Persians & Exotics. This is a dream come true! I love the unique look of the OE/BE bicolors & the challenge of trying to line the genetics up in hopes of producing them.
We focus on quality kittens that meet & exceed the Exotic breed standard, have large round eyes, sweet expressions, & are healthy and happy. Our cats and kittens are raised as part of our family, & are loved as our pets. We keep 4 or fewer breeding females, & therefore are in compliance with the new USDA/APHIS regulations. We are able to ship kittens "sight unseen", though if at all possible, we would like to meet the buyers of our kittens in person. We are a FIV/FeLV & PKD negative cattery, & we do extensive testing & screenings to have the healthiest cats. We now scan our adult cats for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) & encourage other breeders to do the same. Our kittens are loved & squeezed on by myself & my kids from the time they are born. Kittens are well socialized & make excellent companions. See our Happy Homes page for references.
My cats come from beautiful lines both local & imported, such as: Ashlin Zots, DCLASS, Kramkattens, Candirand, PL*Jantar, Purrinlot, Bagira, Ark Star, Chastelle, Day Oh, Parti Wai, San-Fe, Kuorii, Desmin, Calivan, and the like.
I'd like to thank my mentor & breeding partner, Linda Donley of Ashlin Zots, for all her kindness and assistance! I'd also like to thank Gloria Busselman of Parti Wai Persians, Leslie Swope of Mt. Baker Exotics, Piotr Pardo of PL*Jantar, & Jhon & Alejandro of DCLASS for entrusting me with your pedigree lines. To the other breeders who have shared their advice, knowledge & time with me, thank you!
Most of all, I give thanks to God for his wonderful creatures & his blessings in
my hobby. These animals are such a joy!
In 2015, we begin working with Odd-Eye & Blue-Eyed
Bi-Color genetics in our Exotic Shorthair Lines!