“Violets” British Shorthairs in South Africa

by Alan Edwards
(Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Fiver tolerates shows!

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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 dooman57@hotmail.com - "Violets" British Shorthairs in South Africa

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Mar 17, 2012
kittens NEW
by: Lauren

Hi there, I am desperately seeking a Blue British Shorthair kitten. However, I am battling to find breeders. Could anyone get me in touch with someone who has/ is expecting a litter? I am only seeking a kitten from a reputable, registered breeder. Thanks so much!

Nov 27, 2011
Looking for British shorthair kitten
by: Lude Crafford

Hi there. I am also looking for a British Shorthair kitten. I reside in Cape Town, Durbanville. Could someone please help me? Are there any breeders in cape town. Please mail me at lude.crafford@mediclinic.co.za.

Thank you

Nov 25, 2011
by: Caroline Prout

Hi Alan,

I know like me you are a fan of the Hunmar lines.
I have Ch & Pr Hunmar Steamonbaby a younger sister to your Dolly Blue, well Maeve is still going strong she will be 19 on her next birthday.

All the cats here at Fergan go back to Maeve, what a foundation queen she has been, Mary always said you must get your foundations right before you can build anything !

Was at the Supreme at the weekend with Jean Townsend & we both had a good day - you can't keep these Hunmar lines down.


Nov 24, 2011
British Shorthair Blue Blotced
by: Rose Joshua

I purchased a kitten (Female British Sorthair Blue Blotched Tabby) in Oct 2009 from Alan Edwards & David Hessey and what a beaut she is. Her colours are amazing, this cat is unbelievable, intelligent and amazing. Her father is Sup Champ & WCF Int Ch Jasharvin's Fyvie Castle NQ British Shorthair Blue and her mom is Violets Felicity British Shorthair Variant Black Mackerel Tabby. If anybody is wanting to purchase a kitten, i recommend try Alan & David.

Oct 17, 2011
2 female brits to adopt - owners emmigrating
by: Rene

We will be emmigrating to Australia at the end of November. We're heartbroken, but have no choice but to leave our 2 Female Blue Brits behind. Not prepared to put them in quaranteen. Bought them from the late Iaine Harper. Looking for suitable home - important that they stay together. Please phone 0829943900. We currently reside in Welgemoed, Cape Town.

Aug 29, 2011
Searching for breeder in CPT
by: Darren

I would like to buy a British Short hair kitten.I live in Cape Town.
My cell no is 071 873 8605.

Please Can you help.

Jul 16, 2011
by: Anonymous

Looking for a blue british short hair kitten to buy.
My contact no. is 0823411357

Jun 13, 2011
British shorthair kittens to buy
by: Anonymous

I would like to buy two British Shorthair kittens and have tracked down someone in Port Elizabeth called Tanya Harris. She is not a registered breeder so I am a bit worried - has anyone perhaps heard of her?

May 07, 2011
Brits silver tabby
by: Abdool

Hi can anyone assist me in located a british shorthair silver tabby kitten in RSA. I live in JHB. Thnks

Mar 14, 2011
British Shorthair
by: Jana


I am interested in a British shorthair kitten. I live in Cape Town.

Kind Regards,

Mar 11, 2011
Interested in buying a British shorthair kitten
by: Michelle

I'm interested in buying a British Shorthair cat. Can you put me in touch with the Breeder? We are based in Cape Town.

e-mail: michelle@digigraphix.co.za


Mar 05, 2011
British Blue Kittens
by: Liza van Greunen

I am from Cape Town and would love to buy a British Blue kitten who is a sibling from one Ian's cats. I met him once at a cat show in Durbanville but unfortunately he passed away.

Jan 10, 2011
British Blue Jasharvin
by: Kim Shead

I was fortunate enough to have bought a British Blue from the late Iaine Harper in 2003, Sire Jasharvin's Rosings The Full Monty and Dam Jasharvin's Taliesin
Xanthia Mavis. Braveheart was a magnificent male speciman who unfortunately passed away this month due to cancer. I am looking for another male from this lineage as he was huge weighing in at 12kg. I also have a female from a different breeder, who although is beautiful, is very small. Please can you put me in touch with a breeder who possibly inherited Iaine's cats when he passed away.

Jan 03, 2011
British Shorthair
by: Veronica

Good day

I am looking to buy a British Shorthair kitten. I live in JHB and know that breeders of these cats are few in the RSA.

Please can you put me in contact with a reputable breeder?


Nov 22, 2010
british short hair kitten
by: liza

I would like to buy a British Short hair kitten.I live in Cape Town.
My cell no is 0846765018.
Can you help.

Jun 04, 2010

i am looking for a british shorthair kitten to buy can you help me please

9 thoughts on ““Violets” British Shorthairs in South Africa”

  1. Hi There,

    I am desperately looking for a silver tabby british shorthair kitten.
    I reside in Cape Town cant seem to find a breeder.
    If you could please assist me via email if you have some assistance as me.

    Regards Talissa


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