The foundation project is a “plan” to create new clean lines with new blood or to re-create clean lines from foundation cats that had been severely mixed with nem.
We are at the moment a group of breeders in France and Switzerland and Norway. We choose and bought a foundation offspring to bring new blood to the breed in optimal conditions and recording all the information necessary to achieve good consistent work and leave all the data regarding these new cats clear and available for the future.
All our Riex 2 cats will be married to cats with longer genealogies to avoid 2/3 foundation cats in the same genealogy. New + Old
All the cats will be tested PK deficiency, PKD and HCM regularly, their offspring will be tested HCM also regularly.
Kittens will be sold first as pets and these pet owners will agree on contract that the cats will be followed by the breeder. Offspring will be screened HCM and also pet owners will be chose among those who will allow us to follow the cat regarding type with photos or visits and with any relevant information about the health of the cat in question.
Most of the time we know very little about the foundation cats in our lines. One of the goals of this project is to make ALL the information available for these new foundation cats brought to us by Russians breeders who most of the time fail to provide us with all these important information like: where cat was found, conditions of life (street cat,farm cat), cp carrier or not, blood group, judges who gave certificate, health info and death if the cat already passed.
I also wanted to create here a page for each older foundation gathering ALL the information we have about each cat.