Healthy animals are needed, so all animals were tested, descendants were observed and if they had genetic faults, they were selected.
We started our breeding with animals, which were breeding rarely affected. They were not perfect, but robust and did not have problems with the reproduction, the fertility, birth, rarely kitten death rate, no denture deformation, no heart faults, no PKD, FIV, FeLV, etc.
This precious starting basis had to be preserved.
You need many animals for the conservation of health status, we found these robust breed surprisingly in many countries like Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Equator, France, Germany, Spain, etc. Hence, we obtained a wide healthy potential, hybrid breeding was needed only in exceptional cases and this was only needed in the first generations.
All the new animals were and are this very day tested and after healthy harmlessness, they will be used for breeding. In this way, we obtained a wide basis of healthy Thai cats and with it breeding objects in solid broadness.
After there were sufficient healthy animals, it was important to fortify the characteristics of Thai. This requests a lot of time, patience and many combatants.
The objects of the upcoming pairing were:
The standard of WCF changed to this time. To that effect, that under wools was not allowed anymore. We did not go along by this step. As the under wools is one of such an important feature for the animal, it should not be eliminated in the breeding due to sense of taste.
Quality of fur and under wools – they have the regulating and protective function for animals. Our cats live in many different areas of this world, in hot and cold areas, so they need this quality also for protecting against injuries during fights
The type of Thai cat became smooth, more elegant, and more long-footed, with short fur
Pairing was effected purposeful on colors “lilac”, “chocolate”, “red/crème”
Length of tail was clearly improved.
Consistent with the previous achieved objects, by continuing preservation of health and character, consolidation of the elegant type and the short fur, there were the further following tasks:
Shape of eyes has to become more almond-shaped
Essentially our cats do have this shape of eyes, but this is not visible when they are stressed out. On exhibitions they show round eyes with big pupils, this is a niggle for the judges. Maybe the judges can give us some hints about how to avoid the agitation of the cats.
This is a short abstract of the 20 years old breeding work, which has been was brought together by 20 different kennels und their more than 540 litters in the last 20 years.
The International Thai Cats is though always the impetus. It is composed of breeder who campaign for the preservation of the breed Thai in a pure form, so THAI x THAI. Breeder of ITC are not hostile to other breeder who breed according the standard of WCF or LOOF. They always find a common ground, which brings a wonderful profit for all.
For us, the Thai is a lovable, precious and healthy breed, which is widespread, is on vogue and therefore deserves its recognition.
The association “International Thai Cats” supports the application for recognition and is at everybody’s disposal for questions.
We are an independent community of breeders and lovers of Thai cat at international level.