The Australian Mist is a carefully crafted breed of cat. They are affectionate, playful and curious. Their affection knows no bounds, they simply cannot believe anything or anybody can harm them.There is nothing extreme about these pretty little cats. They are of moderate size with big green eyes. The coat colours are brown, chocolate, blue, lilac, cinnamon and fawn with intricate marbled swirls or delicate spots against a misty background.
Those big expressive green eyes can do nothing but melt your heart. They are full of fun and love but yet they have that typical laid back Australian attitude also.
The pretty colours, and affectionate and inquisitive nature of the cats make them ideal companions to anyone at home all day.
Their insistence to crawl onto your lap uninvited make them ideal companions for all types of people.These cats have adapted well to being wholly indoor cats and whilst they are lively as kittens they soon sober up with age.
The Australian Mist was developed over 30 years under the strict supervision of the NSW cat fanciers association They were derived from over 30 foundation cats, half Burmese and a quarter each Abysinian and Domestic.
THE BREED FOUNDER
Truda Straede was born on the west coast of Tasmania in 1944 and educated in Tasmania and Victoria, and earned her doctorate in ecology at the University of Melbourne.She became a pedigree cat breeder in 1976 combining her ecological concerns with her interest in cat breeding which is how she came to develop an environmentally friendly cat known today as the Australian Mist. She has written extensively on cat health and genetics and her breeders handbook entitled, Breeding Cats, A Practical Guide is a must for all breeders experienced or novice. She has sat on many committees and governing boards and was awarded a distinguished service award for her services to the NSW Cat Fancy. She now lives in Bunyip, Victoria where she runs the Nintu Breeding Cattery known as Evergreen.For the past 34 years she has devoted her life to the creation of the beautiful Australian Mist for which we thank her wholeheartedly as without her we would not have these beautiful cats in our lives today.
The pictures below show from left to right the original Evergreen, The cowshed and the converted cowshed which became the cattery.