Hi, we are Mike and Marie Bloodgood of Bamboo Cattery. Bamboo Cattery is the founding Cattery of the Pantherette cat as well as breeders of the Bengal cats for many years.We are located in beautiful central Kentucky, near Lincoln's birth place, just one hour south of Louisville and two hours north of Nashville, Tennessee. You are welcome to visit and see first hand these beautiful cats by appointment, or we can send you photos and information on the cats and kittens that are available. Be sure to take a look at our Kitten page. We ship world wide from Louisville, Kentucky, but kittens must be at least 10 weeks of age within the states and over 16 weeks of age out of the US.
With over 30 years of breeding exotic, endangered, and domestic animals, Mike has won numerous awards and titles from his peers, including Lifetime Outstanding Breeder Award in a Breed Association in 1994 and Master, Grand Master, and Supreme Grand Master Breeder Awards by a National dog registry and has even been credited with developing a breed of dog called the Mountain View Cur, but that's another story.
Mike's articals on breeding have been published for several years in national and international magizines and is being sought after to write more. Mike has served and is serving on several genetic breed advisory boards and committees.
Mike is a founding member and the siting four term President and Director of The International Bengal Breeders' Association (TIBBA), and The Pantherette Breeders Association (TPBA) and a founder and Director of The International Savannah Breeders' Association (TISBA), . He is also the Chairman of the International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance (IPCBA) Board.
Marie is also a founding member and siting Director in The International Bengal Breeders' Association (TIBBA), The International Savannah Breeders' Association (TISBA), and The International Pantherette Breeders Association (TIPBA). They are working on a Savannah cat (Serval x Domestic Hybrid) program. They are also Filial Bengal Cat Consultants of the early generation Bengals aka Filial Bengals.
Bamboo Cattery's first year of showing their Bengals, won Inter-American and Regional Best Bengal, Best Bengal Kitten, Best Brown Spotted, Best Seal Mink, and Best Marble for the 2000 ACFA show season. You can check out our wonderful Bengals at BAMBOO BENGALS. They are looking forward to showing their Pantherettes in the International Progressive Cat Breeders' Alliance shows in the future as well.
Bamboo is a good size Cattery. It's not so small as to have a limited quality gene pool and not so big as to not have a loving hands on approach with our Cats. We feel the benefits of a mid-size Cattery are enormous. Our breeding cats are kept under our new state-of-the-art facility, assuring the best possible health in every cat and kitten we raise.
All Bamboo cubs are raised in our home with us, our three children and other pets. They are well socialized and have loving, sweet dispositions guaranteed. They are fed only the best natural blended foods available, and are vaccinated, wormed, and Veterinarian checked to assure they are of the best possible health.
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