Wonderful pedigree Siberian kittens sometimes available to loving INDOOR ONLY homes.
To go on my waiting list you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £100 to secure a place. (this comes off the overall cost of a kitten). On choosing your kitten a further £100 is required to reserve them and the balance payable on collection.
Sorry I no longer accept waiting list enquiries without a deposit.
Please contact me via my website !

Allergy testing available on request for a small fee

WARNING! Scammers on free advertising sites selling so called pedigree kittens for cheap, do not approach these people and go only to a registered breeder. I have also noticed people selling very young unvaccinated, unregistered kittens for cheap on these sites, again these type of kittens do not make great pets and are far to young to be rehomed, they most likely won't be purebred siberians either!

Information on my website 'adopting a kitten page' on why you should choose a reputable, registered breeder.

Friday, 21 April 2017

new babies soon

Well i can confirm its looking promising for new babies soon. All our 3 girls we mated appear to be pregnant and are due around end of may to beginning of june.

kittens should be in a mix of brown tabby red tabby silver tabby with and without white. Black brown or black silver torbies and if lucky a special red silver shaded like my beautiful Arlo or maybe our first goldens.

Exciting times ahead to finally have babies again. Thankyou to all those patient people who have been waiting since last year. Not long to go now.

All these kittens will more than likely be taken. More matings will occur once these babies are born and we should have some space for the summer litters. Please email your interest.




Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April matings and expected kittens

Well its that time of year again for kittens. We have done 3 matings in the last couple of weeks. I can confirm that im almost certain zen is pregnant. I will know about vodka and narcyza in a couple of weeks. Arlo is not ready for matings yet and as vodka and narcyza have been calling alot since winter i brought their matings forward slightly to spring instead of summer.

Calling for too long can cause womb infections and as both are in good health it is best to mate. It has been just over 12 months for narcyza however vodkas last litter was 9 months ago so alittle earlier than planned. This is fine aslong as they have recovered and this will most likely be vodkas last litter so she will be spayed after.

Hopefully once these are born Arlo will be ready to be a dad and i can mate crystal and cleo. Fingers crossed.

I will hopefully expect our first kittens end of may to beginning of june. Rasputin has been a busy boy and as always, lives up to his name. His son Arlo however does not take after dad in this department. As most siberians i think he is slow to mature and needs more time. He is 12 months old so hopefully he will come round soon.

There are around 10 places left on the waiting list for this year. Kittens are highly sought after so being on a list is  recommended if you want your kitten from a reputable breeder. Please email me after reading the waiting list procedure on my website adopting a kitten page.

Our expectant parents:













Monday, 27 March 2017

kitten season starts again

Well we saw our first matings this weekend between zen and rasputin and vodka and zhenda. Fingers crossed all goes well and we have babies from these matings.
we will probably do 2 more matings once these are born. The rest will be around summer and autumn.

The waiting list is half full for the year so if you are planning on putting your name down with us please do get intouch to avoid disappointment. The list will close once full and will only open towards the end of the year should we have bigger litters than expected.

Please note matings may not occur in breeding plan order as it is all dependent on the cats. Arlo is still quite young and not really interested in girls yet unlike his dad so his matings may take longer than planned.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

march updates and allergy sittings

Well all our kittens have now left us and are well settled in their new homes. Its pretty quiet on the kitten front as i am using the few months im kitten free to decorate.

I plan 2-3 matings in April and if all goes well we should have our first babies of 2017 in june. Starting alittle late but we did have kittens late in year and needed time to do home improvements whilst we are kitten free. This means we will have kittens later in year and most likely the last leaving early next year.

I try and ensure all allergy sufferers have sittings before joining the list so this can slow the process of joining down.  I will try and hold sittings 1 weekend a month.

Our next sitting will be held on the last weekend in April. 


If you are considering joining our list but need a sitting first please email with the required information. Questions can be found on adopting a kitten page of website by scrolling to the bottom and reading how to join the wait list. We will only hold sittings for approved homes.

We still have space on the waiting list however you must be prepared to wait for the right kitten. Again please read my website for more information.

Our next updates will more than likely be confirmation of pregnancies. We have new stunning siberians in breeding this year and im very excited to see their babies. There should be some stunning cats with great pedigrees. All our kittens are full registered genuine siberians.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Buyers beware

Its the time of year again when people will start breeding again and advertising litters for sale. You may be loooking for a kitten yourself but do you know what to look for in a breeder? You may think we are all the same but we are not..
below is a screenshot of a person who mates siberians unregistered..i refrain from calling him a breeder because he does not deserve the title..he sells his kittens at 8 wks with nothing done and cannot provide registration for his kittens because he is not registered himself. These people offer no guarantees of health and will have had no checks done by a vet. To sell kittens at 8 wks is irresponsible. They are too young and still need to develop emotionally.






Going to a registered reputable breeder is important if you want to try and ensure health and pedigree of cats. These backyard breeders offer no health testing of parents and probably do not even have permission to breed their cats. They may also be breeding several litters from the same cat each year leaving no breaks.

As a rule sites like pets4homes are not the place to be looking for a kitten. It angers me that people like this person get away with breeding for money and cutting corners. Yes he is cheap but why is that? Because he has very little invested in his cats and standards are absent. You will struggle to get a good kitten from any registered breeder for less than £700. Some breeders even charge £1200 which personally is too much.

I often get contacted by people who have bought cats from these people upset because the kitten got sick etc. Well there is nothing you can do once they have your money.  Registered breeders generally follow a code of ethics to ensure they are doing things correctly and you can report them if they do not. This way you have some peace of mind.

If looking for a kitten PLEASE do your research and know what to look for in a registered breeder. The kitten may cost more but you will get peace of mind and a well bred health checked kitten.

See my website druzhina siberians adopting a kitten page as there is alot of advice there on choosing a breeder.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

choosing your kitten

I am writing this brief explanation of how the waiting list works for those new to it.

Once on the waiting list you will be offered kittens in order of list once they are 6-8 weeks old. Pictures will go on here of who is available. The person at the top gets first refusal on pet kittens. You choose from the pictures and personality explanations. I do not allow in person visits to choose as it holds up the list and they are not allowed visitors until after 9 weeks for hygiene reasons.

If there is nothing they like they can wait for the next litter and the second person gets to choose. I go down the list in order until all the litter have homes. It is impossible to say when you will get a kitten other than i normally expect people to choose one which is suitable within 6-12 months of joining. I will ask you to try and pick 2 you like so i can atleast get one of your favourites for you.


Some people have specific requirements others not so even if you are further down the list it is possible to get a kitten sooner than expected should people above you have specific requirements. It is always best to wait until you are ready for a kitten before joining the list incase one becomes available sooner than expected.

I will take names of people who want to join well in advance but are not ready just yet but please make this known on application. I will only contact you when it is your turn to choose so please be patient. All updates of expectant litters and available kittens will be posted here so please follow the blog regularly.

If you are interested in adopting a retired cat then i will have a couple of cats available later this year. You do not need to join the list officially until you have decided you are definately wanting a specific cat. A non refundable deposit will then be needed like it is with the wait list to hold that cat for you.

Hope this simplifies things and gives you a better understanding of how i work. Im extremely busy so cannot email all updates to each person on the list as it is too time consuming. This is why i have this blog. please do not worry if i have not emailed for awhile. You will hear from me  when its your turn to choose. However you are welcome to contact me anytime should you have questions

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Breeding plans 2017

Below are my breeding plans for 2017 matings.  I operate a waiting list for kittens.  To be considered for a kitten this year please email me with the necessary information needed. (See my website adopting a kitten page and scroll down to how to join the waiting list for more information).


Please note the pictures used here for some of the girls were taken as kittens earlier in 2016.  They will not have kittens until 12 months old. Up to date pictures will be taken at a later date when I have more time to do  ones of sufficient quality.

All kittens are rehomed after 13 weeks of age  once they have had a full course of primary vaccinations, microchipped and neutered (no exceptions) .  All kittens come with full 5 generation pedigree and registration. I also give all my kittens a comprehensive kitten pack containing super premium quality food, cat litter, blanket and toys.  A cd with your kittens pictures will be included along with a useful care guide and lots of information leaflets.  4 weeks free insurance and Lifelong advice and support will also be given.

For more information please contact me.  Allergy sittings available on request for a small fee on specific dates only to those who have emailed with the information I require.

(please note these are just plans and could change as they are dependent on the cats, sometimes plans happen earlier or later than expected.  Sometimes certain pairings have to be changed if the cats do not take to each other).

Breedings planned for Spring/Summer:



     
Expected colours from Rasputin and Zen: Warm brown tabbies and possible goldens




Expected colours from Arlo and Crystal: Silver tabbies, silver torbies, Silver shaded




Expected colours from Zhenda and Cleo:  Brown tabbies and silver tabbies



Breedings planned for Summer/Autumn:




Expected colours from Rasputin and Narcyza:  Brown tabbies, silver tabbies, brown/silver torbies, red tabbies and possible red silver shaded (repeat mating of litter A1)  100% nem free pedigree




Expected colours from Zhenda and vodka: Brown tabbies, brown torbies and red tabbies all with or without white (Repeat mating of litter D1. possible last litter for vodka)



Breedings Planned for Autumn/winter:















Expected colours from Arlo and Eroshka: Brown tabbies, silver tabbies, possible silver shaded and brown or silver torbies. 100% nem free pedigree














Expected colours from Rasputin and sharmel:  Brown tabbies and possible solid black. 100% nem free pedigree













Expected Colours from Zhenda and sophie: Brown tabbies of varying shades, possible golden tabbies. (Repeat mating of litter H1. Possible last litter for Sophie)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

No available kittens

As is practically always the case. All my current kittens are reserved for my waiting list and are not available. For those not familiar with how i work i will explain briefly.

I operate a paid only waiting list. This opens at the end of one year and is normally closed once full. I only take a few names per litter to try and avoid people waiting too long. People are offered kittens in order of list with a wait of anything between 6-12 months.

why do i have a paid waiting list?

I believe that when choosing a kitten you have to start by good research. This involves finding a good breeder who has the right ethics you are looking for and then waiting for the right kitten. This is how i approached getting my first siberian as a show pet.  I have a waiting list so i can offer kittens to those who have chosen me as a breeder. I feel it unfair to not have a list and leave it to chance as those people wanting a kitten from me for specific reasons may miss out. It also benefits me and the kittens to know i have homes waiting. I can vet people in advance and it gives me added security to know these people have done their research. I only breed based on the homes waiting. If no one joined the list i would think twice about having a litter i may not find homes for.

The reason it is paid is because of numerous time wasters in previous years who put their names down with several people to increase the odds of getting a kitten but are not particularly fussed where they get one from. This then leaves me with reduced numbers of homes as most tend to go elsewhere and not tell you because someone else had kittens available first. I then have to worry about finding the right homes for my babies at short notice. The money paid comes off the total cost so you are not paying extra.

It is ofcourse fine if people have several breeders in mind but i prefer to let mine go to homes where people have chosen me specifically.

If you do not want to wait with one breeder then my system is not for you. The list tends to fill up fairly quickly and by the time i have kittens. When you see available next to my kittens this means available to the wait list. If by chance and its a big if i have kittens left offlist i will state such. This rarely happens. I had 1 kitten left in 2015 offlist and none in 2016 so you can see if you want one of my kittens you need to be prepared to wait on a list.

If this is not for you then you may be best going to someone who does not keep a wait list. However i would always advise to do your research carefully. There is alot of helpful advice on my website.

Please note my blog is upto date but my website is not in some areas such as pricing and current cats in breeding. I will update this via my web designer once i have time. Im busy decorating inbetween kittens this year and the previous 2 yrs i was busy studying so it has taken a back seat im afraid.

If you are interested in being a part of the Druzhina family and would like one of my kittens please see adopting a kitten page of website and scroll down to section on how to join the waiting list for rules on joining. You can see lots of pictures of my kittens on my blog by searching through past posts and you can also follow me on instagram and facebook under druzhina siberians.

I will be posting 2017 breeding plans soon. I have some new stunning cats in breeding this year and i am very excited to see the babies they produce

I look forward to hearing from you

Regards
Clare Ferris


Saturday, 7 January 2017

sad news

Im writing this just to inform people if there is a delay getting back to you its because of a recent family bereavement. I will try and deal with people on my waiting list as quickly as possible but cannot respond to new emails right now. Thankyou

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Litter H1 8 weeks

This is the first litter of Sophie and she has been a great mum.  This litter are a lovely bunch all very similar and extroverts.  Quite chunky babies who love their food.  All are brown tabby of varying shades.  One kitten will be going to a show home but I have not yet fully decided so the kittens with under observation next to their names are not available to be chosen just yet but will be in the next couple of weeks (all apart from one of them) both parents are big cats and I expect the kittens to grow up to be the same especially the boys as Zhenda is huge.

These kittens all have names begining with H.  I will email the list in order so please be patient. This is the last litter of 2016.  They should leave here in february along with litter G1.  All the kittens are very similar in temperament and any of them would be fine going together.

There will be a short break to give me a chance to do some home improvements then further kittens will be expected in late spring 2017

Breeding plans for next year will be posted in the next few weeks. only people on the list will be offered kittens in 2017.  The list is open now.  Please read adopting a kitten page and email according to instructions on that page of the website. www.druzhina-siberian-cats.co.uk


PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL ABOUT THESE KITTENS IF NOT ON THE LIST.


The boys:


Druzhina Herbie (meaning bright)  black brown mackerel tabby boy

This was our smallest kitten in the litter.  He is still smaller than the others but catching up and has gained weight consistently with the others.  He has a big friendly character and a very sweet nature.  Quite calm and should be fine in most homes.








Druzhina Henley  ( meaning from the woods)  Black brown spotted tabby boy
Lively like the others but alittle shyer about being handled than the others.  When older he should grow in confidence but maybe a quieter home just incase is best







Druzhina Harrison  ( meaning Lord of the manor)  Black brown mackerel tabby.  The boss out of the boys. The biggest of the boys and a very warm brown almost golden. A bit of a fidget but lively and playful. Does not stay still for long. Suitable in most homes








The girls:


Druzhina Hope  ( meaning eternal life)  Black brown mackerel tabby girl 
under observation

A sweet even tempered girl, very pretty and like all the other girls friendly and suitable in most homes. Looks very much like dad did as a kitten.








Druzhina Hermione  ( meaning luck and speed) black brown spotted tabby girl

Smallest of the girls but big character and the cutest little face.  Beautiful marking and contrast in her coat.  Again similar to the other girls and suitable in most homes. Very similar pattern to coat as her brother Henley. Huge blotched spots on coat. Normally quite small so quite unusual. They both looked classic at birth.
  








Druzhina Helena ( meaning bright one) black (golden) brown mackerel tabby girl
under observation

Lives up to her name. The boss out of the girls very bright in colour and temperament. Biggest of the girls and has huge feet.  Suitable in most homes but as she is very confident a home with lots of attention maybe best







Druzhina Harmony ( meaning peace)  Black brown mackerel tabby girl
under observation

A very sweet girl, gentle and easy to handle. well behaved yet playful. suitable in  most homes. Lovely type and expression. Looks very much like her mum did as a kitten