Old-Style Siamese in California
(TICA Thai) Cattery
MarveLoo/Archenland is a veterinarian owned cattery, breeding for health and temperament.
On May 1, 2010 the Old-Style Siamese was accepted by The International
Cat Association (TICA) for championship status. Once again, the Old-Style
Siamese has returned to the show ring under the name, "THAI."
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About Old-Style Siamese History of our Lineage About Us MarveLoo Cattery Remembering Breeders in Our Working Group
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Kitten clients must first visit the cattery
and accompany their new kittens home!
We are an old-style Siamese cattery located outside of Los Angeles, California. We are members in good standing of the TICA (The International Cat Association) Thai Breed Section, and our cats have been bred (and shown) with the goal of meeting the TICA Thai Breed Standard (below):"GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The ideal cat of this breed is a medium to slightly large, pointed cat of foreign type, descended from and resembling the indigenous pointed cats of Thailand. The Thai is intended to be both the living equivalent of the original “Wichien-maat” of ancient Siam and the “marten-faced” Siamese of Siam and the “marten-faced” Siamese of early 20th century America and Europe. It cannot be stated
enough that the Thai should not be extreme in any way, but its appearance and personality should reflect its Thailand heritage. The Thai is not, and should not resemble, a native Western breed."
We are working with MarveLoo Cattery -- a veterinarian owned cattery (CFA/TICA), as well as TICA affiliated Sandypoints Cattery, Cloudcity, Diabrillante, Stonearch, Alicats, Thai Di, Maekaew, Timez Thais and ThaiTails catteries. Our kitten clients tell us that they have had difficulty locating Old-Style kittens with authentic Siamese pedigrees. This unfortunate situation is due to the fact that the Old-Style is on the verge of extinction since it lost favor in the show rings of the major cat fancies.
The four-month-old female (Blackfootriver Aravis of Archenland) receiving the ribbon on the left is a great-great-niece of my first cat, born in 1979 (on the Perrier box) and a niece of my second boy, born in 2004 (on the left). Special thanks to Sandra Engle of Sandypoints Cattery for commissioning this wonderful portrait of my first three Siamese.
Archenland is a member of PREOSSIA, (Prestwick-Beresford Old-Style Siamese Breed Preservation Society) the club that first named and defined the Old-Style Siamese and that is still the only club in North America exclusively devoted to preserving Old-Style Siamese.
Our immediate breeding goal is saving the old lineages and keeping them healthy. Sadly, many of the old Siamese genes and lineages have been lost and can never be recovered. Our kittens are registered with TICA (The International Cat Association) and CFF (Cat Fanciers' Federation). They have pedigrees dating back to the introduction of Siamese to the United States (and beyond that, to the United Kingdom).Inquiries via email are welcome, as are questions via email about the cats, the cattery, and the Old-Style Siamese breed. Please click on the "Kittens and Cats Available" link for availability of kittens.
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We will try to answer any further questions you may have. Keep in mind that although we would love to reply to your questions instantaneously, that isn't always possible due to the high volume of inquiries. We are small hobby breeders who have lives and jobs just like everyone else (as well as cats to take care of). This is not a business or a financial endeavor; this is a labor of love to ensure the continuation of the old-style Siamese. We want to make it possible for people who love this breed to continue to be able to find a new kitten when the need arises. We ask for your patience.
My first kitten from this lineage
2005- Sun-Tse-Mao Green Lane-- son of Ms Chloe
Soo Ling and Tallie Ho; a great-great-nephew of
the 1979 kitten waving his tail, opposite.
Marveloo Archenland Cara Mia
Supreme Grand Champion Marveloo Archenland Harmony
Photographs and text copyright © 2005 by Sandra Engle, and Connie McCarthy of Sandypoints and Archenland Catteries. You may not copy or otherwise use any photos or text from this website without our prior written permission. In addition, please note that TICA requires that any and all TICA member breeders using the TICA logo on a website must add the following disclaimer: "This cattery has not been inspected by and is not endorsed by The International Cat Association." (TICA rule 903.4.1.5.1)