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TAVARON cattery

Rebecca and Stephen BERGERON
175 Winnipeg Ave.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Phone 609 641 58 34

Kitties for loving families

and tender trio !
Tavaron's Sonic (bronze male)
Tavaron's Amy (silver female)
Both are Sahoure's grandchildren
pictured in December 2004...

... and showing mid-February 2005 !


born in August 2004, at 3 weeks

born in August 2004, pictured at 3 weeks


CH Tavaron Sarina of Fondcombe
(silver female)

(silver Male)



History of this breed dates back at least 4,000 years to Ancient Egypt. The Egyptian Mau is in fact the cat domesticated from a spotted sub-species of the African Wild Cat. It is probably the ancestor of all our domestic cats. 

Mau is the Egyptian word for cat. In ancien Egypt, it was nearly a god and cat killers were sentenced to death. Its picture can be found on many hieroglyphs. It still exists as semi wild cat in Egypt.

Triangle Asparet Mau of Tavaron
(silver male)

The exiled Russian princess Nathalie Troubetskoy first imported them from Egypt to Italy in 1954, then to North America in 1956. In the past, all Egyptian Maus traced their ancestry to two of the original imports from her Fatima Cattery.

In the 1950's the British who had admired Egyptian Maus in Egypt or Italy could not import them because of the rabies quarentine. They tried to "re-create" this breed by using abyssinian hybrids, tabby cats and siameses. The result was the spotted Oriental, which of course could not be transferred to CFA or other organizations as a true Egyptian Mau.

Brockhaven Tamyt of Tavaron
(silver female)

The Mau is the only naturally spotted breed of domestic cat. The Egyptian Mau shows off an elegant, randomly spotted body with a skin flap on the belly banded legs and tail, expressive almond-shaped gooseberry green eyes, distinctive mascara lines. Hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs. The coat comes in three colors: silver, bronze and smoke (the black Mau is not eligible for show ring, but can be registered and used in a breeding program).

Extremely intelligent, the Mau is very affectionate to their families, both human and feline. They often are shy with strangers. They are moderately active and express their happiness by chortling a soft melodious voice.


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