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.
The main cause of cat allergies in people is FelD-1. FelD-1 is transferred to fur by licking & grooming. Dried saliva & dandruff are spread from cat hair as small airborne particles into the surrounding environment.
FelD-1 levels vary with each individual cat. The Siberian breed has an overall far-lower level of FelD1 than other cat breeds. Typically, people with average cat allergies can comfortably be placed with most Siberians.
We have found that neither sex nor color is related to FelD-1 levels. Some research indicates that tabbies have the lowest levels of FelD-1 & cats with white fur or very silvery fur have the highest. There is not enough stable & consistent data to confirm this, however. Reality about FelD-1: every single cat has a different FelD-1 level. Typically people with average cat allergies can comfortably be placed with most all Siberians.
We do not offer testing. And we do not offer fur or blanket samples, as this is not an accurate way to test for this protein. Three saliva samples are required to accurately test for this protein & it can only be done after the specific cat is 4 months old. The cost of this test is expensive & we have found that since 85% of allergy sufferers do fine with Siberians, it is not worth the extreme additional cost for *US* to offer “tested” Siberians. Many of the individuals that adopt from us are allergic to cats. That said, if you want a tested Siberian, we recommend reaching out to Lundberg Siberians; they are a long-standing, reliable breeder & they are one of the very few Siberian breeders that offer saliva-tested Siberians.
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All of our Siberians are registered with TICA. Your Siberian will have a 12-month Genetic Health Guarantee specific to the Siberian breed & will come to you dewormed, vaccinated once with FVRCP (3-in-1) and in good health - strong, playful and healthy.
A non refundable deposit is required to reserve your kitten. Once you place a deposit, you will be locked into the listed price at the time of placing your deposit. WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS. Please review our Home Page, Queen's Page & Reserve A Siberian Page.
We host quarterly Open House visits. See below. This is the only way to visit us. The health & care of our Siberian’s is a far higher priority for us than trying to sell our cats -or- accommodating visitors that are exploring the breed. Please research the Siberian breed to learn more about Siberians & see if they are a good choice for your needs & lifestyle. We suggest using sources that are experts on cat breeds, such as TICA, as opposed to opinion articles
Our next Open Houses are in Seattle and will be held on Sun Dec 10th from 10:30am-1pm. The only way to visit is at an Open House; to register you must contact us. We limit visitors to serious buyers only because it is stressful for our cats to be constantly "viewed"; it is also not in the health interest of our cats to be exposed to new germs. Please understand rarely show kittens, and if we do, we we do not allow them to be held or handled. However, we *WILL have available kittens at our December 10th open house* that will be viewable (there will be no physical handling, however) AND available for reservation :) At all of our open houses, will also let you meet & hold 4-5 of our adult cats. We allow up to 4-5 people at a time to our cattery in 25min slots. Fill out the contact form above & let us know how many people you would like to bring & we will get back to you :)
The earliest known reference of Siberians are from 1000AD. In 1989 breeders from Leningrad & Moscow applied for the registration of the Siberian Cat to the SFF. Registration was approved in 1990s (Certificate №1). At the same time the colorpoint Siberian was registered as a "unique color variety" of the Siberian with a second name: "Neva Masquerade" (Certificate №2). Siberians are still a fairly rare breed, though they are gaining popularity.
Some of our Kings and Queens have direct and documented lineage from these great, great grandparents - the first registered Siberians! - from the 1990's.
TICA describes the Siberian breed as a "strong, slow-maturing breed reaching full magnificence at about 5 years of age". Siberians can reach up to - and sometimes over - 20 pounds once fully grown. Allowing the Siberian to grow to their full & thick stature is the best way to care for your Siberian. A big, heavy Siberian is not likely "overweight"; rather, it is fulfilling its HEALTHY genetic disposition. Siberian cats have dog-like, extroverted personalities and beautiful bushy fur. We feel the Siberian cat is superior, as most individuals with allergies will not react negatively to the Siberian. Because the Siberian is a "natural breed" (a rural forest cat), it is very healthy and is prone to far less genetic illnesses or diseases as more modified breeds such as the Maine Coon or Persian. However, keep in mind that - with any living being - there is no such thing as a 100% guarantee from sickness or illness.
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