Jandindi Poppy Marie

I was born in a country town in Victoria. As a young girl I would bring home stray animals all the time. I know that my parents would wonder what I would bring home next. Even when I was in my 20s and living up in Darwin, my father had to wait around the airport for 2 hours for my cargo, which consisted of a dog that I had found after Cyclone Tracy. I assure you, he was not very happy to wait around for a new four legged family-addition.

When I was married and had my children, the first two cats I purchased were Chinchillas. The kids named them Misty and Wicket. Misty had a lovely nature but was more an adult person cat, whereas Wicket was a cat that you could dress up in doll's clothes; carry her around your neck as a scarf. Misty had only 1 litter and was an excellent mother, whereas Wicket was the opposite. Eventually Misty took over raising Wicketís kittens, and the only job she did not do was feed them. It was a very unusual bond between two mums. They both lived till they were 14 years old and still to this day, they both hold a special place in my heart.

I always wanted to breed the Chinchilla cats with their most beautiful emerald green, mascara lined eyes, and long white flowing coats. I decided to do this once the kids left home, and after my husband died. I was very fortunate to obtain my breeding cats from Ann and Graham Orrock from Boyland, and Patricia Bunter from Victoria, to start this new venture. With Ann & Graham's guidance I have achieved this. My first litter arrived in November 2011, and I had to supplement the kittens due to that they were very tiny. My next litter consisted of 2 dead ones, and 1 that was so tiny that I had to bottle feed every two hours due to the mother having no milk. Her name was Jandindi Poppy Marie, and this little miracle girl became my reason why I wanted to breed the Chinchilla kittens. She has now gone to a much loved home.


Jandindi Poppy Marie