Snoshu Birmans and Selkirk Rex -
About us

The SNOSHU Prefix was founded by the late Bill Nethercott.  Bill had been actively involved in the Birman world since the late 1970's.  His Governing Council Prefix was granted in 1980 and he was totally involved in the breed both as an exhibitor, steward and also a judge of household pets.

In 1983 Bill started a Red Series outcross initially by accident, as Snoshu Blue Tinsel had made her own arrangements!  This was to be the start of a new Red line in the Birman breed which still continues today, both in the UK and abroad.

In the late 1980's he also became involved with, bred and imported Maine Coons.

In 1999 Bill asked me to go into Joint Prefix with him to keep the Snoshu lines active. Sadly his health had deteriorated at this time and in May 2008 Bill sadly passed away.

Bill is pictured here with his beloved PREMIER SNOSHU BLUE TASSEL. Bill was always extremely proud and devoted to his cats.

How did I start breeding and showing pedigree cats? Well it's in the genes ! I was born into the Dubrova Birman and Cornish Rex household. My mother Pam Collins has been breeding pedigree cats since 1970, so it was no surprise that I would follow in her footsteps.

Since going into joint prefix with Bill I have mainly worked with the Red Series Birmans with Bill's SNOSHU and Don Wieden's BURMANX/SEDEKI Red lines. 
I would like to thank the above people for the hard work involved in these outcrosses.

Champion Snoshu Marigold Finalee' (13c6)
First Tortie Point Birman to arrive in South Africa

I didn't intended to breed Selkirk Rex, but they just grew on me ! With my mother breeding Cornish Rex, we were interested to hear of a new Rex breed coming into the UK. It wasn't until I saw a Selkirk Rex kitten on exhibition at the Supreme Show at the NEC that I fell in love. A few years later, a fellow Birman breeder Jenny Harrison had brought a Red Self Selkirk Rex female 'Crinkles Angel' I asked her if she produced a nice male kitten, I would love to show a male neuter. 2010 saw the arrival of Dawnee (Raptinfluff Argent Dawn) a Selkirk Rex female (not what I planned !) I thought I would have 'just one litter'. As you can imagine it didn't stop there ! I would like to thank Jenny for giving me the opportunity to adopt a Selkirk Rex and for her help and support.

'Dawnee' Raptinfluff Argent Dawn at 13 weeks

We are based in Bridgwater, Somerset. Occasionally we have kittens available to permanent, caring homes.  All our cats are registered with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.

Anne Collins tel: 01278 455979  email: anne@snoshucats.co.uk

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