GC Emau's Mausaic - "Spirit"
Our Goal - Our hope is to ultimately aid in the preservation and responsible improvement of this rare and precious breed through
a breeding program designed to promote overall health, temperament and appearance by using crosses between traditional and
Our Focus - We concentrate primarily on silvers and smoke (which isn't to say that we won't have the occasional bronze, it comes with the territory when working with silvers).
Our Girls - Click on Pounce to See the Heartbeat of our program, our phenomenal, incredible fabulous girls....
Our Boys - Click on Kestrel to meet our lovable,
Kittens, Kittens, Kittens - click on Kyrie and Pyramid to see our current litter and some of our babies from past litters!
So You Want a Mau of your Own?
First thing is first. You need to decide if you have a color preference. Whether you get a Mau from us or another breeder, there may very well be a waiting list. How long you will have to wait will depend on the specific availability of kittens. Remember, there are very few reputabe breeders working with the Maus and those who are, are very careful about who they let their precious babies go to - Don't be offended if the breeder asks you a long list of questions. Be worried if they DON'T have lots of questions.
Breeding cats is a big responsibility - one filled with lots of joy and heartache, as well as one not to be taken lightly. Understand that making a match fit for both the prospective kitten owner and the kitten is a top priority for the breeder. Be assured that, just as you are screening and selecting the breed and breeder that is right for you, the breeder is looking you over to assess whether you are the right family for their cat or kitten!
Once you have done your research and determined that you do indeed want a Mau and you have selected your color and/or sex preference, you need to find a breeder with whom you feel comfortable. When a Mau enters your family you enter a very small, close knit and rather elite family as well - you need to be comfortable with your contact into that world and you also need to be comfortable with the look of your Mau. Traditionals do look different from the Indian lines and both look different from the recent imports. There are no wrong answers. These factors merely depend on what you are looking for in your Mau. Take a look at the dam and the sire, take a look at as many Maus as you can and decide what look works for you. Then, of course, make sure that you are comfortable with the temperament and the health and you are set! The only thing left to do is discuss your preferences with your chosen breeder and discuss specific availability. Again, there may be a wait of some sort, but your baby will undoubtedly be worth the wait!
Note that responsible breeders will not, under any circumstances let their babies go any sooner than 12 weeks - many hold until 16 or even 18 - However long it takes to make sure that your Mau is fully vaccinated, healthy and well adjusted.
We show the Emau Egyptian Maus actively to promote our breed and to receive objective feedback on how well we are achieving our goal of meeting the breed standard. Needless to say, we are proud of our cats and the catteries behind our cats.
The first priority of our breeding program IS our breeding program. Determining which cats, if any have breeding and/or show potential can take time. Because of this, those cats deemed to be show quality or breed quality take priority over general pet waiting list. Therefore, we reserve the right to not sell any cat until the time of sale. All holding fees for pets are NOT refundable unless we do not have a pet kitten available from the agreed upon litter. The determination as to whether a kitten will be available will be made no later than 12 weeks of age. If, for whatever reason there is not a baby available, then the buyer has the option of waiting for the next litter or a refund. Finding perfect homes for these babies is not only a huge responsibility but one of the most difficult things we do. We screen thoroughly and still fret until we are sure that our precious ones are in homes where they will be cherished and pampered. We know our babies and their needs better than anyone and as such, we reserve the right to refuse sale to anyone at any time...
Thank you for your interest in our cats. If you have further interest in the Egyptian Mau, check out the following web sites:
Contact us by clicking on the email address on the right: We would love to hear from you! Mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org