Welcome to the MIKKAR Abyssinians home page
The MIKKAR prefix (cattery name) is now very well known in the
UK, and is owned jointly by myself, Mike Shammas, and
my wife Karen. Mik + Kar = MIKKAR! All of the
Abyssinian cats bred by us use this prefix as the first part of their full
registered name. Click here for
a list of all the cats we have bred.
We live in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire (in the south-west of England), and we
produced our first litter of Abyssinians in 1989. We only breed Abyssinians.
Kittens For Sale
This is a summary of our breeding programme and practices:-
We try to breed from each queen about once every 9-12 months, so that they have
plenty of time to build up their strength and have an enjoyable life. We are
Most of our kittens are Usual Abys, but we also produce Blue Abys occasionally,
and in fact, our main interest is actually in improving the Blue Abyssinian.
We encourage owners of the best cats to show them, and they normally do very
well. We have produced 21 Champions/Premiers and 8 Grand Champion/Premier
Abyssinians, one of whom became a Supreme UK Grand Champion, and another an
International Grand Champion.
We believe in improving the type of the Blue Aby by mating Blues to good
Usuals, and so we produce many Usuals that carry the Blue gene. We still do not
do Blue-Blue matings as we feel that this does little to further the breed at
We provide all our new owners with a 5-generation pedigree, kitten care notes
(download Word .doc or
HTML file), vaccination certificates and health record, as well as
a house-trained and healthy kitten. If the kittens are unwell, we do not let
you take them away!
We ask that prospective owners come and visit us and the kittens before
collecting them. This we you can check us out, and we can check you out. It
helps prevent unhappy mistakes.
Kittens are inoculated against cat 'flu (Herpes virus and Calici virus),
enteritis (Panleucopaenia virus), and FeLV (Feline leukaemia virus); they may
leave no earlier than 1 week after their final vaccination, so go at 13 weeks
of age. They are also treated against worms. We do not have fleas here!
Strong preference is given to homes that will not let the cats out, as we do
not like having our 'family' killed by cars!
Kitten owners are asked to sign a contract
so that it is clearly understood what the privileges and responsibilties of
Our Stud Cats
We have two stud males living with us, and they are used very carefully. We are
at public stud (which means that we are prepared to take in other people's
by prior arrangement only. Like most stud owners, we
do ask that you ensure certain terms and
conditions. You can look at the studs and their pedigrees by clicking
on the links to Cheeky or Lynx at the top of the page. We are prepared to allow
Cheeky to be used in responsible breeding programs for other breeds of cat,
We currently have three queens,
but thi site is awaiting update - please contact us for details..
All of our breeding cats have been tested and are PK-Deficiency status
'normal'. All of our retired breeding cats have also been tested, and are
also 'normal' status.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring us on 01453-834235