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Pendragon - Velleda
Sen-Sen of Fondcombe
Four splendid cats arrived
from the USA :
Nout (Bronze female),
Sen-Sen (Silver male),
Dot's Heart and
Sarina (Silver females).
Now, we can breed any Mau colors.
Sarina of Fondcombe
Egyptian Mau :
of this breed dates back at least 4,000 years to Ancient Egypt. The
Egyptian Mau is in fact the cat domesticated from a spotted
sub-species of the African Wild Cat. It is probably the ancestor of
all our domestic cats.
Mau is the Egyptian word for cat. In ancien
Egypt, it was nearly a god and cat killers were sentenced to death.
Its picture can be found on many hieroglyphs. It still exists as semi
wild cat in Egypt.
exiled Russian princess Nathalie Troubetskoy first imported them from
Egypt to Italy in 1954, then to North America in 1956. In the past,
all Egyptian Maus traced their ancestry to two of the original
imports from her Fatima Cattery.
In the 1950's the British who had admired
Egyptian Maus in Egypt or Italy could not import them because of the
rabies quarentine. They tried to "re-create" this breed by using
abyssinian hybrids, tabby cats and siameses. The result was the
spotted Oriental, which of course could not be transferred to CFA or
other organizations as a true Egyptian Mau.
The Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of
domestic cat. The Egyptian Mau shows off an elegant, randomly spotted
body with a skin flap on the belly banded legs and tail, expressive
almond-shaped gooseberry green eyes, distinctive mascara lines. Hind
legs are slightly longer than the front legs. The coat comes in three
colors: silver, bronze and smoke (the black Mau is not eligible for
show ring, but can be registered and used in a breeding
Unfortunately, there are still very few
breeders in Europe.
At the beginning was
... Switzerland !!! Our two first maus came from Dianick Masson, Nil
Blanc cattery :
du Nil Blanc (born June 2,1997, European Champion, variety best at
the Fife 1999 World Show in Milano - Italy) arrived with his young
girl friend Élinor
du Nil Blanc (born May 2,1997)
Among their first babies, a darling smoke girl
After other beautiful litters, Élinor
and Élendril retired.
A cute Fleur
du Nil Blanc, born April 16,1998, joined the company during summer
1998. At the same time arrived from the U.S.A. young and lovely
silver girl Tavaron's Kiyasa,
born March 18,1998, in order to enlarge the European
Photo Ulrike Schanz,
During spring 1999, after long
research, Marie-Christine Hallépée managed to bring
back a bronze Egyptian Mau sire from Egypt, SAHOURÊ
Photo Ulrike Schanz, Munich
and at last :
July 8,2000 :
and Sahourê offered us 3 silver girls and 1 bronze male.
Renen, silver female, is staying with us in order to continue the
Rechout of Tavaron, silver female,
Fondcombe's Resou of Brockhaven, bronze
shows in the U.S.A. where they now live.
Both will introduce the new Egyptian line in the
July 11,2000 :
had two bronze boys.
Rahès-Rê and his friend Romance
Reneb with his favorite cuddly toy
Septembre 5,2000 : Fleur
had 1 boy and 2 girls, all silver.
playing with his children : a 2nd childhhood !
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To buy Egyptian Mau cats in Europe, or to
contact American breeders we know, contact us
member of AIME
Internationale du Mau Egyptien
member of EMBFC
- Egyptian Mau Breeders' and Fanciers' cluub
see also The
Cat's Fanciers' Association