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My name is Kathy DePietro and I am located in the central part of New Jersey. All the breeding cats here at Mikkat Persians are PKD negative. My cats are raised underfoot and are well socialized. I have very few litters per year with my goal being to produce a healthy, well balanced, open expression solid persian with sweet temperment. Our kittens are raised in our bedrooms to ensure as much socialization as possible. Kittens are also given weekly baths starting at 6 weeks. They receive high quality food including Royal Canin as well as a partial raw meat diet. Kittens receive their vaccination AT 9 AND 12 weeks of age and are dewormed at 7 and 11 weeks of age.
I wish to point out there is no such thing as a 'Teacup' ... this is a marketing tool used by unscrupulous breeders. The fact is that the majority of female Persians only weigh between 6 to 8 lbs when full grown, and most males will top out from 8 to 12 lbs... they are not a large breed. Generally a kitten that is smaller than that when grown has serious health issues that can very well cost the unsuspecting owner hundreds if not thousands of dollars of vet care. And no one can truthfully predict how big a kitten can be when full grown; some of the biggest when born can turn out to be normal while small kittens can go through a growth spurt and end up being the biggest.
As for 'Dollface', this is not a kitten that meets breed standards and is considered to be pet quality. The top of the nose leather on a Persian should be somewhere in the middle third of the pupil of the eye. Don't get me wrong, every breeder will occasionally get a kitten that is a throwback and has a longer/lower nose. While we are all very happy to find a great pet home for those babies, it is not a kitten that a good, responsible breeder will use in their program as that is not a desirable trait. Yes, you will find lots of people out there producing the 'dollface' and they are generally charging far more than a reputable breeder would for the same kitten... they like to make out that these kittens are something 'rare' and 'desirable' when in actual fact it is just the opposite.
If you would like to know more about the standard of the breed, you can always go to http://www.cfa.org/documents/standards/persian.pdf and you will find descriptions there of what a Persian should look like.
Having said all that, I obviously do not have a 'dollface teacup' nor do I know of anyone who tries to produce kittens that are not to the standard of the breed,
My kittens are sold with a contract only and will not be released for sale before the age of 12 weeks. If you wish to declaw a kitten, please do not inquire here. WE ARE A FELINE LEUKEMIA/FIV NEGATIVE, PKD DNA NEGATIVE LINES (ask your breeder if they are), PROFESSIONAL HOBBY BREEDER, DON’T SETTLE FOR A BIG CAGING CATTERY, BACKYARD (PET)BREEDER OR KITTEN MILL, THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE
We have been privledged to work with some of the finest Persian bloodlines including: Barmont, Scrimshaw, Lox-Nott, Kitty Charm, Marcus, Haendel, Nobelessa, Bayou Moon and Meow My to name a few. Thanks to the generosity of these catteries, Mikkat has enjoyed much success in the show halls. We are so proud to have produced A National Winner, Grand Champions, and 5 Regional Winners .
It is very rare I sell with breeding rights. Most Show prospects stay with me but since I can only keep a select few, I will on occasion consider a small, responsible, CFA registered breeder home that has quality cats in their program for the betterment of the Breed. I do not sell to “Doll face” pet breeders. In effort to protect our babies, all Show/Breeder kittens sold with Rights are on a co-ownership to guarantee they will not later be re-sold to another breeder.
Year 2009 has been a memorable one celebrating my very first home-bred solid cream Regional win.Member of: Persian Breed Council divisions Solid and particolor as well as member of Exotic Breed Council, Garden State Cat Club, William Penn Cat Club