Du Laddak Doré Birman (1986-present) is a love venture for traditional Birman cats that began in Brussels/Belgium in 1986 then moved to France, in Roquebrune Cap-Martin, beside Monaco in 1991, and then back to Belgium (Rixensart) until 1997. From 2000-2005, we moved to CT - USA for further education and then in 2005 to San Diego, CA .
Du Laddak is resuming with a new generation of cats in San Diego, CA (2011). The new lines are imported from different pools around the world in order to constitute a sane and healthy base. Thanks to all the good serious breeder friends who help me … Merci!
Our main colors speciality are traditional chocolate-point & lilac-point; seal-point & blue-point, males and females. We will also produce the tortie colors (seal-tortie, blue-tortie, chocolate-tortie, lilac-tortie) and red-point, cream-point.
We are very small and only produce one litter per female a year (we have a waiting list). While beauty is important and we are trying to produce show cats, it is not the dominant trait we are looking for. Healthy kittens with traditional look and silky hair (versus the new Persian like generation). We spend a lot of time with our kittens to socialize them (and it is why we want to stay small. Big catteries have no time for this). Gentleness and attachment to human is our most important trait. We do not keep aggressive cats and want to be sure they are well loved and find a family that will love them equally. We are screening people who want to have our kittens as it is not a merchandize for us.
We are working on two different lines: one very traditional with a nice silky hair and look like Birmans had for a very long time (the original Birman), and a modern line with longer hair not as silky (which is what all the breeders have these days).
Our cats live with us in the house. They are not caged and are well socialized and have access to the whole house.
The Laddak is a small kingdom forced to integrate India when China became a threat after the invasion of Tibet. It is high in the Himalayan range. We visit this country at the time we created our cattery name in 1990 (Before that we were working under the name of Goforth). Read our own legend ... parallel to the classic mythic legend of the Birman.