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Upcoming Litters: Our next litter is anticipated in April 2018.
We do not currently have kittens available, and we have a lengthy waiting list. Please email us for an estimate of the expected wait time for new requests.
See below for an example of our kittens.
Kittens shown are from our most recent litter of 5 Male Kittens in July 2017. (All Kittens from this litter have already been placed)
Remember, the pattern becomes more defined as the kittens grow. Click on How kittens change to see how your kitten’s pattern may develop as it matures.
We have been transporting our beautiful American Shorthair kittens on the airlines for over 12 years. We offer safe, airport delivery of your kitten, or you can pick up your kitten here on the farm. Pets fly in a climate controlled, pressurized compartment on the airplane. We have excellent relationships with most major airlines within the US, and will work to provide your kitten with the smoothest transition possible from our home to yours.
When You bring your new kitten home we suggest that you place the kitten in its’ litter box and then let it explore the house from there. You should consider keeping the kitten confined to one room when you are not present. Do this for a week or so or until you are comfortable that you have bonded well with the kitten and it is comfortable with you as it’s new buddy. Some kittens chum right up to new owners and situations while others take longer to warm up to their new environment. Hold and cuddle your new kitten often the first few weeks. Once your little kitten is purring and sooo happy to see you whenever you appear, you can consider it adjusted to the move from our home to yours. Kittens love to chase things, like cat toys, wads of paper, or any moving object. It doesn’t take much to keep your kitten happy, a lot of love, good food, clean water, a safe environment and good health care.
A little more about the American Shorthair Cat
The American Shorthair is well known for its general good health and good disposition. American Shorthairs are basically low-maintenance cats. Males are larger than females, weighing 11 to 15 pounds when fully mature. Females weigh 8 to 12 pounds when they fully mature (at 3 to 4 years of age). American Shorthairs can live as long as fifteen to twenty plus years if living indoors and given proper health care.
The American Shorthair comes in more than 80 different colors & patterns ranging from black to white, and a variety of colors between. We raise the Classic silver tabby, which has black markings set on a silver background, (the typical bulls eye pattern seen on the side of the cat).
The American Shorthair consistently ranks as one of the ten most popular breeds of cat.
The American Shorthair was developed in America. It is thought that its’ ancestors came to North America from Europe. It is possible that the “Mayflower” carried several shorthair type cats to hunt the ship’s vermin. For hundreds of years, these “working cats” lived with their owners on farms and rural areas and eventually established themselves as the native North American Domestic shorthaired cat.
Early in the 1900’s those persons who deeply appreciated all the values of the North American Domestic cat carefully collected the best examples of the cat and began to raise them as a breed keeping the original good health and stature and temperament in mind, being careful not to infuse the new longhaired and other breeds that were being imported from Europe at the time. The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) officially recognized The American Shorthair as one of its first five registered breeds in 1906.
Originally known as the Domestic Shorthair, the breed was renamed “American Shorthair” in 1966 to differentiate it from any other shorthaired breed. The name “American Shorthair” also reinforces the idea that our native North American shorthaired cat is distinctly different from cats that may be found in the streets, neighborhoods and barnyards (which are often crosses of many different breeds of cats).