News for March 2015

I proudly introduce Willangi Pixie Lena who has come to live at Skybank. I appreciate Jan for entrusting me with this gorgeous kitten who has already made a name for herself on the Victorian Show Scene.



News for July 2014

At the Tamar Valley Cat Club Show on 27th July, GD CH Canastaexo Starburstdiffusion (imp Belgium) was awarded Best Exotic & Best Group 1 Cat by Judge Tim Murphy (USA). She is over 6 years old and hasn't been to a Show for over 4 years.


Skybank Miss Havachat also went to the Show on 27th July. She was placed in the Top 5, but no major awards. However, her mother made up for it as she was Best Group 1 Cat under Tim Murphy (USA).



News for March 2014

At the CCCTas Committee meeting on 23rd March 2014, I was presented with a plaque and flowers
in recognition of my Life Membership.


News for March 2013

Great results were achieved at the TVCC Show on 24th March. A new addition to Skybank, named Kenloch Come 2 Bed Eyes (Blue Van Exotic), was awarded Best Group 1 Kitten in one Ring, and Reserve to Best and 3rd Best in the other two Rings. Then all exhibits in the Show were judged for their Top 10, and under Kerry Fowler she was Supreme Exhibit, under the other two Judges she was placed in their Top 10.


News for February 2013

The 2012 Cat of the Year  awards have been ratified, and Skybank Cattery was very successful in that Skybank Thomas the Tank  was Best Group 1 Kitten, with Skybank Lonesome Me placed 4th Best. In adults owned by Skybank, DolceGattini Master Chef was reserved to Best Group 1 Adult, Richmaure Lady Azure was 3rd Best Adult, and Skybank Waltzing Matilda  placed 5th.

News for July 2012

Skybank Lonesome Me got a Reserve, Fourth and Seventh at the National Show in Launceston in July - there were 35 kittens in that Group

Skybank Lonesome Me pictured here with Victorian Judge Meryle Frame


News for May 2012

At TVCC Show, 20th May Skybank Lonesome Me was awarded Best Group 1 Kitten under Theresa Imboden Johnson, then progressed to 7th Best Exhibit in Show.
Donna Fuller (USA Judge) placed Lady Azure Best Group 1 Cat and Reserve Best Exhibit in Show.


News for January 2012

I would like to introduce Skybank Lonesome Me, a dear little Exotic from
Skybank My Gal and Gd Ch Vannjty's Call Me Baby.

Hopefully she will go to her first Show in March



News for November 2011

Skybank Wedding Belle is our first blue eyed White Exotic, born at Skybank
on 6th September 2011.  She went to her first show on 26th November where,
in one Ring under Rod U'Ren ( International Allbreeds Judge), Belle was awarded Best Exotic & Reserve to Best Group 1 Kitten, and in other Ring she was placed
3rd in Top 5 Kittens.
She is the daughter of Kramkatteen's Rosie Future and her Sire is Zarwaynem Manny Matrix, odd eyed White Exotic.

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News for July 2011

Our Exotic adults have been very successful at recent Shows, and acquired their Grand Champion titles. Therefore, they will now stay at home and concentrate on breeding.
Creme Delight, the Cream Van Persian, is now a Champion, and he will still be exhibited. Still under 12 months of age, he has been Reserve to Best Adult in four Rings, and under Cheryle U'ren placed 8th Best of all Breeds in the Show.
In Kittens, Skybank Lucy Lastic (photos below) just made her debut, and placed in the Top 5 Kittens in two Rings.  

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News for March 2011

Whilst some of our older queens have retired, we now have two  new Kramkatten  Persians. Creme Delight is a Cream Van, and Rosie Future is a Red Van.
Photos below were taken before they left Sweden



News for January 2011

It is now official that Skybank owned kittens have three placings in the Top Group 1 Kittens of Year 2010.
Richmaure Laura Ashley has gained first placing , Skybank My Gal is third, and Kenloch Stop and Stare is fourth.


News for November 2010

We have only two more Club shows for this Year, and until after those we do not know which cats/kittens will get the Cat of the Year awards.
Then there are no more shows till early March 2011.

Skybank has been busy writing up some history of their breeding of Exotics with some photos included. This can be seen on our History page



News for October 2010

Skybank wishes to announce the arrival into Australia of Vannjity's Call Me Baby, and Canastaexo Lacilni. We thank Pascal for entrusting us with these two beautiful cats, which can be seen on this website



News for July 2010

We wish to announce two more of my queens have now gained their titles to GD CH ------ these girls are GD CH Skybank Waltzing Matilda and GD CH Canastaexo Starburstdiffusion.  Also, a newcomer at Skybank Cattery is Richmaure Laura Ashley who has already made a name for herself in winning Best Group 1 Kitten,  plus getting placed 3rd & 4th in Top 10 of Entire Show.

Laura is a Tortie/Smoke Persian, born on 30th March 2010. The photo below was taken last week - viewers can guess how old I am by the wrinkles.



News for March 2010

Our first Show for this year was on 7th March, a 3 Ring Championship Event
Where in Group 1 Kittens Skybank Modern Art was placed in all rings with a Best, a 3rd & a 4th. He is going to Victoria to live next Week.
In two of the Rings my new Tabby/White Kenloch Stop and Stare won Best Kitten & Reserve in Ring 2.



News for December 2009

CCCA Ch Slv Gd Ch Skybank Toprank Yank has been awarded Reserve Group 1 Cat of Year 2009. He dropped his top placing when he wasn't exhibited at two shows down South.
Skybank Waltzing Matilda has won Top Kitten in Group 1 for Year 2009,
and reserve placing went to Skybank Fletcher Jones.



News for November 2009

In October we had our Launceston Royal Show, where Skybank Toprank Yank has now gained the Title of CCCA Ch Bronze Gd Ch. He will probably retire from the Show scene once he gains one more Title, which he should achieve by the end of this year.

We have reduced our number of breeding cats, even after the addition of three new imports. Currently we only have one litter of five born, and Betsy is due next week. We are hoping to announce very soon that Serenella & Starburst have been mated.



News for September 2009

We are patiently waiting for our gorgeous imports from Europe, and are so grateful to Pascal for the trust he has bestowed on Skybank. I am also grateful to my friends who contacted him-- assuring him of the love and care that will be given them.
We have another show on the 20th of this month, then two Royals in October.
Spring is here, and we look forward to the patter of little feet.


I have just received some very sad news from Dianne & Robin Smith, telling me of the passing of their much loved Silver Tabby Exotic

CCCA Ch Silver Gd Ch Premier Skybank Monseur Raphael
born on 8th September 2000, passed away 24th September 2009

He was well known to so many Australian and Overseas judges, as he won so many awards during his show career. I know if he could just talk to us he would say, "Please do not dwell upon my death, but celebrate my life".




News for August 2009

Skybank Waltzing Matilda has been very successful at a recent show.
We now have some queens pregnant, while several have retired and gone to loving homes as pets.
A new bloodline will be arriving shortly, with more particulars later.



News for May 2009

Skybank was well represented in the awards at a recent show, with Skybank Fletcher Jones (pictured below) winning Best Kitten in two Rings, and also Best Group 1 Exhibit in one Ring.


Skybank Waltzing Matilda was placed 4th in all three Rings in Top 5 Kittens, and Skybank Honey Bear 3rd in Top 5 Kittens in one Ring, whilst in the Adult Entires Bronze Gd Ch Skybank Toprank Yank was Best in one Ring, and 3rd and 5th in other Rings in Top 5.



News for December 2008

The Cat of the Year 2008 Awards have been officially announced for our affiliate.
Skybank Full of Hope has won Best Group 1 Kitten, and Skybank Pansy Prophet took out the third placing.
In Entire Cats, Purrbox Candy Bar was placed Reserve to Best, and Skybank Toprank Yank was fourth in the top 5.
Our first show for 2009 is planned for 16th February.


News for August  2008

 Here it is, the beginning of August 2008, and news has been rather scarce during our winter months. At the moment several queens are getting mated, and we look forward to the Spring. The Tamar Valley Cat Club are having their first show for this year at the end of this month. With a new enthusiastic committee, we plan to have three shows next year.

News for March  2008

Our Affiliate of CCCA had their first show for 2008 today, 9th March. It was a
3-Ring event, and I wish to announce that Ch Purrbox Candy Bar (imp Norway) won Best Cat in all three Rings. Whilst Skybank Pansy Prophet, my Colour/Point Exotic was placed Best Kitten by Theresa Imboden-Johnson, and in the other two Rings was reserve to Best & 5th Best in Top 5 Kittens.

News for February 2008

You will need to watch this space for news of my imports, plus you will shortly see an entirely new designed website.


News for January 2008

For January it is a busy time not with shows, but with caring for kittens - should have news next month, but in the meantime shall show you one of my current kittens, named Skybank Full Of Hope.