Thai Dee Maew Cats — False advertising kitens & Backyard breeding
I came across this "breeders" Hoobly advertisment for a Foreign White Balinese which is considered a very rare type of cat. I contacted Lisa from Thai Dee Maew, and she gave me plentiful information on her "Foreign White Balinese cat" named Crystal, and of some other type of cats she breeds. She told me that her Foreign White Balinese was pure, and that she came from Balinese lines.
I was almost ready to further my interest and call her and even place a deposit when something told me I should not proceed, but do some further research. By researching I realized this breeder does not breed purebred quality cats. Her cats are muggies by breeding one type of breed cat with another. She is falsifying cat breeds, and selling them for top money in order to make a profit. This is considered false advertising, deceipt, and is considered a crime. Thai Dee Maew cattery is considered a backyard breeder by ideal terms.
Lisa later revealed to me who the parents of her "Foreign White Balinese" were. Lisa stated: " Tikka (their mother) is a champion odd-eyed Khao Manee in Thailand and she was imported last year. That alone makes her purebred. The father is a registered Champion stock Longhair Siamese".
That comment alone gives proof that she is false advertising her cats. Just because you are mixing one type of cat with another, does not make it purebred, or the true replication of the presumed type of cat the person says it is.
Because of that I contacted numerous breeders here in the U.S. and I spoke to breeders in Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, England and Italy) and they all told me this breeder is not producing a Foreign White Siamese or Balinese cat. Foreign White Siamese and Balinese cats must come from a specific breeding line that belonged to a female breeder in England that produced the first White Siamese cat more than 40 years ago. The name/term "Foreign White Siamese or Balinese cat" is only used to classify cats of this breeding and lineage since its creation. Foreign White Siamese or Balinese cats do not come from breeding a Khao Manee to a Siamese or Balinese cat.
These breeders also expressed how she should just come up with a new name for her type of breeding if she cares so much to represent the type of breeding she does, because she is essentially breeding 2 types of cats.
By breeding a registered breed with another registered breed, it is considered inbreeding (mixing of 2 breeds) and is not considered pure. It is like producing a Yorktese, which is a dog breeding between a Yorkie and a Maltese dog breeds. They are considered hybrids, and not the real breed, so they cannot be considered Yorkies or Maltese's in itself. If a breeder was to sell a Yorktese as Yorkie, it is considered a false statement and false advertising, and penalized by city and state consumer affairs laws.
Lisa also stated that her breeding is justifiable because her Khao Manee are considered "Siamese".
Lisa stated: Khao Manee's are solid white Thai-style Siamese. There are a lot of ignorant breeders out there who do not understand Thai cats. Foreign Whites originating from Europe are not pure Siamese".
Lisa says she knows Thailand cat breeds, but she is false advertising and is not stating the truth about these lovely cats. Even true Thai breeders do not considered the Siamese/Wichian Maat, as the Khao Manee...That is why they have different names, and have a different breeding method according to Thai breeders.
I hope that anyone interested in adding a beautiful white Siamese or Balinese cat does their essential research in order to weed out breeders like Lisa from Thai Dee Maew. http://www.thaideemaew.com/