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Announcements


We currently do not have any available cats or kittens.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, we have canceled our spring 2020 breeding plans.  We might reschedule the breeding for fall 2020 but that is to be determined at a much later date. 
Waiting list status: 
The list is fairly long at this time.  My best guess on wait times for clients contacting me now for a kitten is ~2 to 3 years.

Please see our INFO & COST page for more details

updated May 2020


 

Available for Adoption


AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!  Zeus & Loki, ages 2 & 4, are two beautiful seal point boys from Sandypoints cattery. The boys are located in California (San Diego area) and need to be adopted together. They are being rehomed because the family found out their newborn baby girl is allergic to them.  Serious inquiries only. Please visit this link for more information and contact number if interested. http://archenlandsiamese.com/bfravail.htm

updated May 2020


 

About Us

Welcome to Willow River Cattery. We are located in Western Wisconsin near the Willow River State Park. Our small cattery is focused on the Old-Style Siamese cat. I never planned on getting into breeding cats. It all started with reaching out to Sandy Engle of Sandypoints Cattery to adopt an Old-Style Siamese for a pet. We eventually adopted two kittens, a chocolate and a seal, from Sandypoints. The seal point stayed with me and the chocolate point was adopted by my youngest sister. Long story short, our family instantly fell in love with them and with Sandy being my mentor, I had the motivation and confidence to get into breeding Old-Style Siamese.

I work closely with Sandypoints Cattery which is located in Pennsylvania.  My goal is to connect with other TICA breeders and have litters occasionally to help preserve this ancient cat breed. Our cats and kittens are lovingly raised in-home sharing their spaces with me, my husband, and our Dobermanns (my other pet passion).  See my Info page for more details.

Old-Style/Thai/Wichienmaat

All these names refer to the same cat. TICA (The International Cat Association) recognizes Old-Style Siamese as Thai because the Siamese category belongs to the modern Siamese which have extreme angular features. See links TICA Siamese and TICA Thai for a visual comparison.  Some things about the Old-Style Siamese that I love that are different from other cat breeds:

  • They are a natural breed
  • Short fur & single coated – they shed much less than a domestic short hair tabby
  • Their color points are due to a mutation that is temperature sensitive. This mutation activates in colder areas of the body which is why the coldest part of the Siamese body is where their coloring is darkest
  • Personality – very vocal/talkative, adventurous, and highly social with their family

For more information and history about Old-Style Siamese and other cats of Thailand, see TIMBA and PREOSSIA

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