There is a lot of time, care, thoughtfulness & cost that goes into breeding. We do it because we love it. It is a joy for us to research pedigrees, collaborate with other Siberian breeders, create our yearly breeding plan, show our cats - and, of course - welcome our new litters each year. It can take years for us to work with other breeders in Russia to select the exact Siberian to bring over to the USA. The Siberian breed is strengthened and maintained by conscious breeders - and not everything happens instantly.
Our breeding program centers around both HEALTH and FORM.
HEALTH is strengthened through genetic testing & tracking all reports of illness along the breed lines. As well as through day to day operations. Sanitation & space are critical elements of a healthy breeding program. Cleaning happens daily & we keep no more than 2 litters at a time in any given home. We are a cooperate of families that work together to share the joy of responsible breeding; having multiple homes helps us to ensure that our kittens are never overcrowded & always have enough attention. Genetic testing allows us to know which lines are the most safe to continue breeding; whereas, an indication of illness means that a particular cat should retire from breeding
FORM is strengthened by patience & knowledge about the breed standard of the Siberian cat. The world cat registries define the Siberian as a strong, heavy cat with round features (round eyes, slightly rounded ear tips, a broad round muzzle) weighing as much as 20 pounds. The coat is triple-layered & eventually develops into what resembles a lion's mane around the neck. The full weight, size & fur coat of the Siberian can take up to 5 years to fully manifest. Watching the lines for years and years is required to be able to select the appropriate Siberians to continue breeding.
Cat shows are one of the best ways to stay transparent and competitive as a breeder. What we mean by "transparent" is that by showing our cats, we are confident of their health and temperament. Cats that engage in cat shows are handled (and examined) by many experienced judges. These judges are checking not only their health but also their form. What we mean by "competitive" is that - to WIN at cat shows - your cats not only need to demonstrate health but also form (we talk about form above); being competitive (winning awards) at cat shows means that the breeder is selectively breeding only the highest quality Siberians that are most closely matched to the breed standard as defined by the cat registries. This isn't a quick and easy path. It takes many years of intentional breeding plans. Engaging in cat shows also educates breeders! We learn a lot in this amazing professional cat community :)
Our beautiful, friendly, curious, even-tempered Siberians are affectionate & intelligent. Our Siberians come from researched & registered Siberian breeders in Russia. Our Queens & Kings are tested yearly for FEL-V, FIV, HW. Our Queens & Kings are given yearly boosters for FVRCP+FeLv, regularly de-wormed & have current rabies vaccines.
We raise our Siberians with love, by hand, in a clean environment. Siberians are very easy to groom (despite their longer coat) & frequently lick and clean themselves. They are also a very low-shedding breed (despite their longer coat)
Moubani Cats is a TICA certified breeder and operates under the TICA Breeder Code of Ethics. Moubani Cats also meets & exceeds TICA Cattery Standard Requirements. Our cats & kittens are raised in-house. We handle them & love them everyday.
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