My name is Steve Kalmer and I currently live and breed my bi-color and solid Persians in Florida. I am originally from Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is about an hour from Cleveland.
I started breeding Persians in 2002 starting with Himalayans. I bred for chocolates and lilacs in solids and Himalayans. I then found the bi-color Persian, which I fell in love with. I then began looking for that special look that I had always wanted and strived to get. Through selective planning and breeding I got the look I always wanted.
I bought my first bi-color persian in 2006, I then began to place my Himalayans and started to breed only high quality, high white bi-colors using Chantilylace/Rhamjoge/Catillak lines. After that, my bi-color Persians using those lines as the back bone to my breeding program, are the only cats I will breed. I have since added a few outcrosses to get the look that I have always wanted!! I have added the Budmar and Magnicats lines to my breeding program which has created that special look. The catteries in my lines include Magnicats, Chantilylace, Catillak, Candirand, EZLUVIN, Rhamjoge, Budmar, Fanci FX, Tambourine, Witchshaven Bayou Moon to name a few.
PUR-SNICKITY CATTERY is a PKD NEGATIVE cattery. All breeding adults here have been tested by me using UC Davis and all appropriate certificates are in my possession.
ALL KITTENS THAT LEAVE PUR-SNICKITY CATTERY WILL HAVE A FLORIDA STATE HEALTH CERTIFICATE, ALL AGE APPROPRIATE VACCINATIONS, CFA REGISTRATION SLIP FOR ALL KITTENS SOLD WITH BREEDING/SHOW RIGHTS, COPIES OF THE PARENTS CFA PEDIGREES AND ANY OTHER VACCINATION RECORDS.
I specialize in dilutes including: dilute calicos, cream and white & blue and white. Dominate calicos have also been added to my program. So I can get most color combinations. I have also added a small solid program including copper eyed whites.
I breed for the standard and healthy, happy kittens. Important features to me are HUGE round eyes, short-snub nose, tiny ears, short legs with a cobby body and a thick, long coat. Daily socializing from birth is something I take pride in and make sure every kitten that leaves PUR-SNICKITY Cattery has been socialized and is happy, healthy, friendly and of quality lines. Even PUR-SNICKITY pet kittens are high quality kittens.
There are some great people to thank and acknowledge in this hobby that I have had the help of. First Judy Rautio of MAUARISTA Cattery in Dayton, Ohio. Of course without her, I wouldn't have the knowlege I have and her help, and support is so appreciated!! THANKS JUDY FOR EVERYTHING!!
A great friend I met at a show in Florida is Carolyn of Witchshaven cattery in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We have become good friends and work together with our catteries. Also great friend to go to the shows with!
Nancy of Moppetland Persians in Canada is a wonderful friend that I enjoy talking to. You need to come back to Florida!!!
Shellie in Texas is a great friend that I love talking to about anything and everything!
Very glad to have you as a friend!
CFA and TICA REGISTERED PKD NEGATIVE CATTERY
I AM A DNA PKD TESTING CATTERY , USING UC DAVIS FOR ALL DNA TESTING
PHONE: (561) 315-3557
This page was last updated: January 1, 2017
At PUR-SNICKITY CATTERY I use Fresh Step Crystals and clumping cat litter. This litter is great for odor control and is dust free and there is much less mess/clean up with this litter. Also if showing a cat, this litter does not stain their paws.
At PUR-SNICKITY CATTERY I feed Eukanuba Lamb and Rice formula and Hills Science diet kitten & c/d fromulas. I also use Royal Canin babycat to the age of four months of age. I have had the best results with weight/coat/and general conditioning using these foods.