I have been breeding persians since 1984 but took this wonderful
hobby more seriously after 1996 when my three children were older.
My first love has always been the magnificent white persian. my
first home bred Champion was Adivelo Moongem Olena a beautiful blue
eyed white. I was fortunate enough to learn about the "whites" from
my very good friend Kathy of Brambleberry persians. One of my
earlier boys was a gorgeous typey orange eyed white boy
"Brambleberry Tristar" Kathy and I could write a book on our trials
and tribulations attending shows, it certainly hasn't been boring!
I was influenced by many breeders for the blue persian, but I feel
Grace of Cleocath Persians and Marion of paddocks persians, had a
huge influence on me to always try and strive for the palest of blue
coats and what lovely people they are and always strive hard to make
their shows not just a show day but a thoroughly enjoyable day. I
would also like to mention two other very dear friends Lyn Hudson of
Orbis Persians and Jan Williams of Varanese Persians, who have
always been there for me, during difficult times and also sharing my
most exciting moments.
Julie Anthony gave me the buzz for my bi-colours , my first handsome
boy was Champion Sharamka American Heritage, followed by my
sweetheart of a girl Champion Sharamka UsaFloridaSalad and Sharamka
candykissesusa, followed by another stunning boy sharamka
GuessworkUsa. These four beautiful persians originated from Pajean,
Bocasana's, Anz, Bolo and Rubyrose, American imports. To this day I
still love this look.
I cannot explain how much gratitude I owe to Judy Brocato of South
Paw Persians (Georgia, USA) and Joke Van peer-de Jong of Iwanda
Persians (Holland) who trusted me with three very special whites,
namely South Paw Winter Wonderland , South Paw Sky's the Limit of
Gemkin , and Grand Champion Sunshine on Ice van Iwanda. The
countless winners these two renowned breeders produced, are way too many to
mention but their success speaks for itself, they are and always
will be my Icons, thank you both so so much.
From these beautiful cats I have developed the unique Gemkin Look,
health and temperament, they have produced Champions, Grand
Champions and Best in Show winners, in bi-colours and solids many of
which are featured on my site.
Lastly, my family who have always played such an important part,
attending shows with me, helping me to care for my babies,
babysitting, understanding my love for these beautiful animals and
sharing my enjoyment and of course maintaining my wonderful website,
which has provided links all over the world, thank you all.