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Riverlight History

We started showing cats in 1979 and by 1982 we were breeding our first registered kittens.

By 1982 we had decided to specialise in breeding and showing Russians and had applied and received our "Riverlight" cattery name.  

Riverlight cattery brought the first Russian Blacks to South Australia from Dick and Mavis Jones' Myemgay cattery (NSW) and was successful in getting recognition from the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) of SA Incorporated.

When the first Russian Tabby cats appeared in a litter bred by Mrs V. Strupis of Rovene cattery, we took these cats on and gained recognition by the GCCF in 1985.  They were the result of a sixth generation mating of a Russian White and Russian Blue.

After a long time breeding Russians we decided in 2009 it was time for a change and to take on new breeding challenges.  This website now covers our current breeding programs and show activity.  We hope you will find it informative and interesting.

Bev and Mike Allen