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I am Lynette Coffey and along with my husband Jerry, webegan breeding and showing Abyssinians in 2000.We are located in the foothills of northern Californiaabout an hour from the Oregon border. Up until the fateful day when agorgeous blue Abyssinian boy stole my heart and my breath away, in the sameinstant, we had shared our lives and hearts with the intuitive and spiritualSiamese cat, only. For a few years we raised/showedboth breeds, but due to a bit of bad luck(yes, it can befall even the Irish!),we ended up with two gorgeous show Siamese, who for different reasons, couldnot reproduce and since we only had 3 breeding Siamese, that was a pretty bigproblem to overcome. At that point, wedid some deep soul searching as to whether we should continue on with theSiamese, as well as the Abys, and finally came to the conclusion that it wouldbe best for us to concentrate our time and energy on promoting and improvingonly one breed, and that breed was the Abyssinian.

Our Abys are theheart and soul of our lives, now, and they are treated as befits royalty, as istheir due. They are our entertainment,our counselors and our soul mates.Thereare times, though, when I think they are the reincarnation of Atilla the Hun’shorde, when they trample over the counters and down the halls, knocking overanything in their path! Sharing lifewith one Abyssinian, or many, is definitely NOT for the faint of heart!! They do keep us young and for every knickknack or plate they have broken, theyhave paid us back, richly, in love, companionship and of course, as our comicrelief.

Many have asked us what our cattery name, FinBheara, means, so I would like to tell you a little bit about it. Fin Bheara, pronounced ‘Fin Varra’, is theCeltic name of the King of the Little People. Because Jerry and I both hail from predominantly Irish backgrounds, andbecause our Siamese kittens reminded us of impish little Faerie folk, the namesuited us very well. It seemed fit thatour ethereal and magical breed be part of King Fin Bheara’s clan. Little did we know that the Abyssinian breedwould be even more like the Little People of legend, than even our belovedSiamese were!

We are a small cattery, and we concentrate on raisinghealthy, well socialized kittens, who are beautiful as well, that meet orexceed the breed standard, and to create our minds’ ideal of the perfect FinBheara Abyssinian.This is a goal/dreamthat is an ever changing thing, as we learn, grow and improve and thereby liesthe challenge in breeding.We have chosen to show strictly CFA, though we did show inTICA for a couple of years. We enjoyedourselves and met many wonderful people, in TICA, but we feel that CFA’sstandards and ideals are more closely allied to our own, and a better fit forus, as breeders/exhibitors.

We have several litters a year and since we cannot keep themall, those that don’t go to friends, who also breed and show, are available to select indoor only pethomes. If you think you might beinterested in adopting a Fin Bheara kitten or young, retired adult, please goto our Inquiry page (see Index below) and fill out the questionnaire, so that we can try to matchyou with a kitten/cat whose personality will complement yours and yourparticular life style. Be prepared toanswer some questions, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may havefor me, as well.

Lynette & Jerry Coffey
Fin Bheara Abyssinians