about us

Welcome to MUSRAFY SIBERIANS

Musrafy is an stablished and award winning breeding Cattery situated in a picturesque Chilterns village near Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire.
The cattery is registered with GCCF and TICA.

I breed for temperament, health and conformation and participate at cat shows both in the UK and Europe to ensure that I breed cats of the correct type and a friendly temperament. Please view my Hall of Fame to see some of my cats achievements.

l am of Russian origin and have been residing in the UK since 1997.

I have always had an interest in animals and studied both Biology and Genetics.

Having originally been a breeder of Birmans, I then became involved in introducing Siberians to the UK in 2003.

I am currently one of the few remaining original Siberian breeders and breed from Russian lines only.

I regularly import new cats from Russia to add diversity to the gene pool.

The advantage of my mother tongue and frequent trips to Russia enable me to select the best kittens for my breeding programme.

Musrafy cattery has been inspected by a licensed Veterinarian and awarded THE OUTSTANDING CATTERY certificate by the International Cat Association and was rated EXCELLENT according to the Responsible Breeder Programme.
My cats have been tested for FIV, FeLV, PKD1, PKDef, HCM and vaccinated against feline panleukopenia and feline leukaemia, and against respiratory diseases caused by feline rhinotracheitis virus, feline calicivirus and feline Chlamydophila felis (FPV/FCV/FVR/Chlam/FeLV).
Copies of vaccination cards and test results are available to kitten owners on request.

All kittens are brought up with lots of love and affection resulting in friendly and outgoing temperaments.

Please visit my Youtube channel to see videos of my cats and to learn more on cat and kitten care.

Maria.

the breed

The Siberian is a medium to large, heavy built cat with broad chest, barrel shaped body, very dense (particularly in the winter) semi-longhaired coat and a wonderful friendly temperament.
The breed originated in Eastern Europe and is thought to be an outcome of matings between longhaired cats from the Central Asia and European Wild and domestic cats.

Initially referred to as Bukhara Cat, these felines found popularity among travelling traders for their rodent control abilities and spread across Russia and into Siberia. The Siberian name was adopted as it felt appropriate to describe their dense weather proof coat. Matings between domestic/Siberian and wild
Amur cats do occasionally take place in the Far-East region of Siberia where deep snow in the winter
forces the Amur cat to seek refuge on the outskirts of villages.
The characteristic feature of the Siberian cat is its dense triple coat, with very thick undercoat, awn hairs and longer, protruding and harsh in texture guard hairs. The undercoat protects the cat from freezing winter temperatures and guard hairs along its body help rain run down. Thick paws with fluffy pads, tufts and lynx tips onthe ears are only a few of the features from their natural/wild background.

Siberian cats come in a wide range of colours and patterns, and fall under two general categories: Colourpoint (Neva Masquerade) with Blue eyes and Traditional (any other colour) with green/yellow eyes. A Siberian's coat rarely knots due to its harsh texture and does not require as much grooming as some other long haired breeds. Siberians have a wonderful nature and make ideal household pets. They are friendly and affectionate towards their owners, intelligent and not disruptive. They easily mix with other breeds of cats and dogs. Despite on being heavy, Siberians are rather agile and will prove to be excellent hunters if they have access to outside.

TICA breed description GCCF breed description

ALLERGY TESTING

Due to the strict hygiene rules and to ensure that my cats and kittens are in perfect health, I am unable to offer allergy testing sessions. A few friends of mine, however, kindly offer allergy testing sessions and advice on my behalf.
Most of them are allergic to cats but happily live with Siberians bred by me. Please contact them directly to arrange a sitting:

Angela in DIDCOT, Oxfordshire 07921991898
Neil in HITCHIN, Hertfordshire 07812441527
Karen in CARTERHAM, South London 07887611374
Craig nr HENLEY-IN-ARDEN, Warwickshire 07463774553

kittens

MUSRAFY SIBERIAN kittens, both show prospects and pets, are placed in carefully selected homes.
Whilst I appreciate email interest generated by this site, I would prefer to speak personally on the phone to those interested in becoming an owner of a Musrafy Siberi

I breed very selectively to produce the next generation of beautiful and affectionate companions as well as show cats. I breed only from Russian lines for unique looks, health, conformation and temperament.

Kittens leave me at 13-14 weeks of age, well socialised, fully weaned and litter trained, registered, microchipped, vaccinated, neutered, wormed, flea treated and insured for 5 weeks with Agria. All new owners will be required to sign purchase/transfer of responsibility agreement.

New owners must take all reasonable steps to ensure that they meet the following needs that their cat has, which are set out in the Animal Welfare Act 2006. as follows:

  • - The need for a suitable environment
  • - The need for a suitable diet
  • - The need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour pattern
  • - The need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury or disease.

Code of practice for the welfare of Cats

I offer lifelong help and advice on cat/kitten care.

Please note that due to the strict hygiene rules, and to ensure that my cats and kittens are in perfect health, I do not allow visits and/or handling prior to collection. All allergy tests/sittings are performed by my friends who are allergic themselves.

Please contact them directly to arrange a siting:

Angela in DIDCOT, Oxfordshire 07921991898
Neil in HITCHIN, Hertfordshire 07812441527
Karen in CARTERHAM, South London 07887611374
Craig nr HENLEY-IN-ARDEN, Warwickshire 07463774553

For information about Musrafy Siberian kittens and availability contact me on 07932 035429 or email mariabunina@aol.com

Our cats- males

  • Musrafy Hamish

    Brown Spotted Tabby & White

    D.O.B. 07.11.18

    PKD1/PKDef, HCM, FIV/FeLV - Normal -2021

  • Musrafy Shadowfax

    Brown Spotted Tabby & White

    D.O.B. 22.03.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Buzava

    Black Golden

    D.O.B. 20.05.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Orion Snejnaya Zima

    Blue Lynx Point

    D.O.B. 20.12.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Derzhavin Snejnaya Zima

    Blue Lynx Point

    D.O.B. 04.11.2016

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

Our cats- females

  • Musrafy Izumina

    Brown Spotted tabby

    28.04.2017

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy TAIGASH

    Brown Spotted Torbie and White

    D.O.B. 20.07.2019

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • CH Musrafy Elista

    Brown Spotted Tabby

    D.O.B. 15.05.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Ch Musrafy Boyarinya

    Brown Spotted Tabby & White

    D.O.B 25.04.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Nenya

    Brown Classic Tabby & White

    D.O.B. 22.03.18

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Svetlaya

    Black Silver Spotted

    D.O.B. 30.04.2019

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Zidasha

    Seal Torbie Point

    D.O.B. 19.08.2019

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Goshka

    Brown Spotted Tabby

    D.O.B. 16.07.2018

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Boushka

    Brown Classic Tabby

    D.O.B. 27.06.2017

    FIV/FeLV, PKD1/PKDef, HCM - NORMAL - 2021

  • Musrafy Snezha

    Blue Lynx Point

    D.O.B. 23.05.2020

    Coming soon....

hall of fame featuring some of our many Stars........

  • MUSRAFY KAZIMIR

    Imperial Grand Premier

    GCCF CAT OF THE YEAR 2020

    Semi Long Haired Winner & Overall Section 2 Leader GCCF Best Siberian Neuter & Overall BIS Siberian Exhibit at The Siberian Cat Club Show 2020 Owner: Sarah Holden

  • MUSRAFY YURI GAGARIN

    Imperial Grand Champion

    GCCF Best Semi Long Haired ADULT CAT OF THE YEAR 2020/19 GCCF Best Semi Long Haired ADULT CAT OF THE YEAR 2018/19 Owners: Ray & Sandra Burgess

  • MUSRAFY ILYUSHIN

    Grand Champion Owners: Mandy & Paul Luby

  • MUSRAFY MIKOYAN

    UK Imperial Grand Champion

    GCCF Best Simi Long Haired Adult CAT OF THE YEAR 2016/17GCCF Best Simi Long Haired Kitten CAT OF THE YEAR 2015/16 Owners: Mandy & Paul Luby

  • MUSRAFY GOLDSTREAM

    Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion

    Best Siberian Cat Internationally (2016-2017)

    Best Siberian kitten in Europe (2015-2016)

    2nd Best Siberian kitten Internationally

  • MUSRAFY ELISTA

    Champion

    Western Europe REGIONAL WINNER

  • MUSRAFY SHANTAGE

    REGIONAL WINNER

    BEST KITTEN in Western Europe

    2nd BEST Siberian Kitten INTERNATIONALLY

  • MUSRAFY SHISHKA

    International Winner (2015-2016)

    Supreme Grand Champion Best of Breed Siberian

    in the World (2015-16)

    24th Best Long-Haired Cat Internationally(2015-16)

    7th Best Allbreed Cat in Western Europe

  • MUSRAFY KIROV

    Regional Winner (2008-2009)

    upreme Grand Champion Alter

    Best Siberian alter in Europe (2008-2009)

    4th Best Siberian Alter Internationally (2008-2009)

    Best Siberian Neuter (UK Siberian Special 2008)

  • BURAN MANCHZHURY

    Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion

    2nd Best Siberian Cat in Europe (2014-2015)

    Best Golden & White Siberian Internat. (2914-2015)

    6th Best Siberian Cat Internationally (2014-2015)

    21st Best Allbreed Cat in Western Europe (2014-2015)

    6 x Best Cat awards

  • MUSRAFY SHARIK OF CHANTARIS

    Regional Winner, Supreme Grand Champion Best

    Siberian Cat in Western Europe (2012-2013)

    2nd Best Black Silver Spotted Cat Internationally (2012-2013)

    7th Best Siberian Cat Internationally (2012-2013)

    4 x Best Cat awards Owned and shown by Lesley Coyne

  • MUSRAFY RIZHIK OF CHANTARIS

    Quadruple Grand Champion

    Best Red Tabby & White Internationally (2012-2013)

    3rd Best Siberian Cat in Western Europe (2012-2013)

    17 th Best Siberian Cat Internationally (2012-2013)

    1 X Best Cat award Owned and shown by Lesley Coyne

  • MUSRAFY YANARA

    Regional Winner

    Best Siberian kitten Internationally (2011-12)

    2nd Best Allbreed kitten in Western Europe (2011-12)

    29th Best Allbreed kitten Internationally (2011-12)

    Best Siberian in the UK FB Siberian Special 2011

    21 X Best Kitten wins

  • ISKUSNIK MANCHZHURY

    Regional Winner

    Supreme Grand Champion

    6th Best Siberian Cat Internationally (2011-12)

    2nd Best Siberian Cat in Western Europe (2011-12)

    1 x Best Allbreed winner

  • MUSRAFY LUKIN OF SKYVALLEY

    Regional Winner (2010-2011)

    Supreme Grand Champion Alter

    Best Siberian Alter in Europe & Internationally (2010-2011) Owned and shown by Beki Tyler

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