“There is, incidently. no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person" -- Dan Greening
Shachats is a small cattery breeding in our own home and our kittens are raised amongst our family and other pets. I grew up with plenty of cats and have always adored and been passionate about them.
We fell in love with the breed and acquired our first Maine Coon, Kjempecoons Quicksilver (Ari) from Marielle Boxem at Kjempecoons as a pet and to try our hand at showing - which I really enjoyed. Ari was the most amazing and delightful red silver mackerel tabby and we were beyond heartbroken when we lost him in an accident. Two years later after much planning and dreaming (and a double transplant for me just to make life interesting) I began my dream of breeding this wonderful animal.
We are so proud of our foundation queen Kjempecoons Matilda McCoon a beautiful tortie tabby. We have since added Kjempecoons Coco Chanelle to our household and our first stud boy from Phyllisn Stiebens. Elan is a F3 foundation cat from Kumskaka/Behold Maine Coons in Florida and are so blessed and exited about his joining us.
I am mentored by Mariellle Boxem of Kjempecoons, who is a well established breeder, and my goal is to breed healthy beautiful Maine Coons, producing cats with great temperament and of excellent show quality. I am also interested in foundation and imported lines to preserve the strength and health of the breed.
We are a registered breeder with NZCF (New Zealand Cat Fancy), Catz Inc and members of the Auckland Cat Club.