Welcome to the Home of Kinabalu Cats ..... Kinabalu is my GCCF and TICA registered prefix. I have been showing Burmese and Bombay cats since 1989, and in 1990 I was proud to have my first litter of Bombay kittens. Since then I have continued to breed Bombay and Burmese cats,
What is Kinabalu you may ask? Well the Kinabalu cats registered prefix is named after this great mountain Mt Kinabalu in Borneo in South East Asia.
My father-in-law was the acting Governor of Borneo in the 1950's. The British Government house in Borneo was situated at the foot of Mt Kinabalu and had views out over this lovely mountain. My father-in-law used to tell me about his time in Borneo and it was in his memory that I chose my official GCCF prefix Kinabalu.
I had seen some wonderful pictures of Bombay cats, those mini black panthers, and I felt I just had to have one. I bought my first Bombay cat in 1988 Borongo black Pormona from Pat Impson, this was to help with the breeding program, as there was only a handful of breeders in the country breeding these wonderful cats and named her "Tarka" (not to be confused with my current black Bombay Langena black Tarka
However Kinabalu cats really all began in 1987 when I bought my first red Burmese, Regis Red Duke. "Duke". I bought Duke after a friend of mine had a lovely red Burmese cat and when I used to visit her I fell in love with it's temperament and a great affectionate nature.
As a hobby for my family I decided to take Duke to a couple of cat shows and to our amazement Duke did rather well. He was awarded the title of Grand Premier at the Gccf Supreme show in 1989. I then decided I wanted to buy another cat to keep Duke company, but this time I also wanted to find a breeding queen, and after a lot of hunting I managed to find a milk chocolate Burmese Sukoota Milk Truffles "Honey"