Keturah was the prefix of my mother Alexandra Chesser who began in 1966 with the purchase of a brown Burmese female Kipling Keturah, she bred and showed with distinction until about 1990 when she retired due to ill health
We took over the prefix in 1998 and moved into British Shorthairs, a breed I had admired many years previous at the Royal Melbourne Show, we were fortunate to obtain 2 Ke-Li females as our original breeding queens and with the help of Liz Parker – Angahar, we had our first litter, which gave us our first home bred females: Keturah Princess and Keturah Duchess.
Like many new British Shorthair breeders we had some difficulty getting established and here I would like to say thank you to Kaye Bond – Tabond, for her help and advice over our formative years, and special thanks to Dr. Truda Straede – Icecoons: your book “Breeding Cats – A Practical Guide” is a most valuable resource for any breeder.
My wife Yvonne and I come from a dairy farming background and although we left the farm in 2005 and now live in Mooroopna 5kms west of Shepparton., the one thing we have always maintained is that you must feed your animals as well as possible to achieve maximum performance, therefore, we are particular about all facets of feeding and breeding our British Shorthairs. We do prefer to breed solid coloured British Creams, Blues, Lilacs but then of course we get the Blue Creams too.
Temperament is our most important feature, followed by type and conformation. As much as we love showing our beautiful cats, work commitments and distance limits us to about 5 to 6 shows a year.
We are more than happy to assist anybody who is attempting to get started in this wonderful breed.