by Alan Edwards
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Fiver tolerates shows!
Hi....My name is Alan Edwards. I am a Southern Africa Cat Council "all-breed" judge and also "a-b" for the World Cat Federation. I have been breeding Brits since 1969 first in the UK and, since 2004, in South Africa.
In 2001 I sent a female British Blue to a great friend of mine, the late Iaine Taylor of the "Jasharvin" cattery. She became Supreme Champion Taliesin Xanthia Mavis of Jashrvin and took the title of Cape Top Cat in 2004.
We are now breeding from her grandson, Supreme Champion Jasharvin's Fyvie Castle who was 6th Best Cat (all-breeds) and Best British Shorthair in the SACC Cat of the Year finals last year in Johannesburg. The photo is by our great friend and photographer Sarah Thexton who is also a Brit enthusiast.
"Fiver" is a great pudding of a cat with a wonderful nature and a "foot fetish"! As South Africa has very few British Shorthair breeders, we are working on an outcross programme and "Fiver" has once again proved his potency by becoming the father of a lovely litter of six babes just three weeks ago (12.03.2009) one of which, a Blue Spotted lass, is not going anywhere!
We are always very pleased to hear from fellow enthusiasts from all over at firstname.lastname@example.org - "Violets" British Shorthairs in South Africa