Cacao Criadero can be translated to "the cacao nursery" or the Chocolate Nursery.Of course the "cacao" word is for the chocolate color of the first Chantillys.
My first Chantilly, Frosty, is a solid chocolate Chantilly. The Chantilly cats
are almost extinct, and finding a female Chantilly for Frosty has proven to be difficult. ACFA accepts both other solid colors and tabby,( see the link to ACFA for standards), but the chocolate color is the original color. I am working closely
with the breeder of Amorino Cattery in USA, who is the last cattery there to breed Chantilly cats.
ACFA accepts Nebelung, Somali and Havana Brown as out-crosses for the Chantilly. This is also a must to keep the Chantilly from diappearing. The program
to save the Chantilly may take some years.
My Nebelung female cat came into my life first as an intended out-cross for my Chantilly, but it also made me fall in love with the Nebelung breed as well. This breed is also a rare breed,but not as much as
the Chantilly now is. There are several Nebelung breeders in Europe, but I am the first breeder to bring the Nebelung to Norway and Scandinavia.
My cattery is registered with TICA (The International Cat Association) and ACFA (American Cat Fanciers
Association). I am not an activ member at ACFA at the moment as my Chantilly breeding program has stopped.
TICA had a Norwegian cat organisation connected to them, NORticats, and I was a member there from May 1st 2014. From May 2015 NORticats has not
been able to get a new board going, still hoping it will be a solution to that, but as for now they are not active.......