We all know that there are kitten mills around and that some breeders not always stay within the standard of the breed or keep it ethical.
I am re-posting a statement from my breeder friend, Annie, which she posted on FB. (With her permission
of course) . Annie has been a Breed Chair for the Chantilly with ACFA. She KNOWS the Chantilly breed in and out. Her warning should be listened to.
By Annie Davenport-Parini
Beware: I have been a professional cat breeder for over a decade. My kittens are all over the US, and now in Canada, and Norway. I work with two breeds, Norwegian Forest Cat, and my beloved Chantilly, that is teetering on extinction. It has come to my attention
that there is a possible Chantilly kitten mill in Canada. There are three locations: Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, and in British Columbia. This so called Cattery goes by the name of Kings of Siam. The cat they are presenting as a Chantilly has a
mask...Chantilly never present with a mask. This cat also has blue eyes...Chantilly never present with blue eyes. This cat looks like a cross between their Siamese and Balinese. PLEASE, if you are looking to adopt a Chantilly, DO NOT GO TO THIS CATTERY until
they are proven legitimate! I am in the process of investigating Canadian registries, and also American registries in an effort to at least stop their so called Chantilly program. I received an email from a lady who had tried to adopt a Chantilly from Kings
of Siam, and they told her that the male kitten was going to be bred back to its mother, since she is the only female available for their Chantilly breeding program! In the meantime, please be aware that there are NO legitimate Chantilly kittens for adoption
in the WORLD at the moment. Your legitimate Chantilly Catteries are: Amorino Cattery, operated by Annie Davenport-Parini located in southern Illinois; Cacao Criadero Cattery operated by Norma Hubenbecker, located in Norway, and LePors Cattery operated by Anne-Marie
Brown in Nova Scotia, Canada. Please, anyone else claiming to have Chantilly kittens DO NOT. Thank you."