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Breeder makes HUGE financial losses each year to rear these beautiful rare cats

Cat breeder travels 1,000 miles to protect rare breed cat-wow
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How far would you go to keep your beloved moggy healthy and happy? Would you travel 1000 miles and spend thousands of pounds each year? This breeder does...

By Natasha James

Published on the 22/10/2019, 17:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:38

Cat lover

Heather McRae from Falkirk has always been a cat lover and her home already had a Maine Coon, a Devon Rex and a handful of rescue moggies when she decided to add one more to the tribe.

She decided to buy her husband a “lucky” black cat for his birthday and chose the moggy purely based on the colour of its fur but it turns out she was the one in luck as this was her first taste of the Asian cat breed.

A mixture of Chinchilla Persian and Burmese, these cats are known for their playful and loving personalities. As soon as Heather got to know Annas the cat, she immediately fell in love with both the cat and its breed.

Hard-working owners

The cats are classified as a rare and Heather and her husband work hard to keep the breed thriving.


A selection of this year's kittens (with a half appearance from Julie at the far left). Dusty (Mouse x Zoli) and Bertha...

Posted by Heather McRae on Thursday, June 27, 2019

They travel to regular cat shows, including Meet the Breeds at Supreme (the cat equivalent of Crufts) and even travelled 1,000 miles across Europe to Switzerland to deliver one of their cats safely to a breeder.

They make thousands of pounds worth of losses each year. Heather said,

“Most years, our losses are about £12,000. Responsible breeders do not make money, they do it because they love the breed and want it to survive…The Asian breed is our passion.”

We think if Heather keeps working as passionately as she does right now, this breed may become a whole lot less rare in years to come!