British Shorthair Cats
Quality British Shorthair Cats
Imp. Gr. Pr. and Ch. Delphinium Sweetheart
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Delphinium is a registered Prefix with The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.
I have always had a passion for animals, nature, gardens and plants, especially blue flowers
hence my prefix name.
My prefix 'Delphinium' has been registered with the GCCF since 2008.
We acquired our first British Shorthair, Joeleblu Stardust from Ray Joel and immediately
fell in love with the breed. 'Angel' as we named her, had kittens the following year and we
kept Kim, as a pet neuter, from her first litter. See Boys page.
Show successes began in 2007 with her kittens Oliver and Izabella and Oliver was our
first bred Champion. Following this, we began to focus on establishing our own lines
and bred our first blue boy Mighty Atom, 'Button', who achieved Grand Champion status!
Yoella was our first silver tabby from Sargenta cattery and did very well on the show bench.
Thank you to Ursula Graves for such a beautiful cat!
Her daughter, Alice, Imp Gr Pr and Ch Delphinium Sweetheart, is our first home bred silver
(black spotted) and has achieved well. She has now finished her breeding life and continues
with her show career as a neuter. Her son, Gr Ch Delphinium Galahad has also done well on
the show bench achieving Best of Variety British in his first show. And of course, we also
have a brown tabby line, starting with Gr Ch Brynbuboo Vindaloo's offspring from his last
ever litter, Sweet-William, Sweet Pea and Vindy's Cherub (owned by Elaine Lucas). They
have done incredibly well on the show bench and are producing excellent quality kittens
with fabulous temperaments.
I breed British blue and self colours, tabbies including Black Silver tabby, brown, blue and
red tabbies, both spotted and classic.
My hobby is showing the cats to help to maintain my breeding of a good standard of British.
I also aim to breed kittens that are healthy and well socialised. I select cats with top English
pedigrees, looking for the old 'lines' to maintain the true British character.
I aim to improve the quality/standard of kittens here at Delphinium.
Silver breeding is kept separate to my self and blue/brown tabby lines.
Excellent temperaments and good health are paramount.
My children Emily and Sophie love the cats and are a great help in socialising the kittens.
They are wonderful helpers and partners!
We are based in South Birmingham, within easy reach of the motorway links for the
M42 and M6.
I am very grateful to some very good breeders and friends for all their advice and support.
UK & OGIGC. Delphinium Sweet-William