About Our Cattery
Origin

Derry Downs was founded in 1972 as a Blue point only, Siamese cattery. The cattery was
named after our first Siamese
Ch. Dhyana's Derry.

In 1977 a trip to a North Dakota, ACFA show, resulted in our first colored, Turkish Angora, AMY,
and out introduction to Oriental Shorthairs.  
In the spring of 1978
Petmark Impressa, a chestnut Oriental SH arrived.  While she was never
shown extensively, she did distinguish herself with an AB Best kitten win, and ultimately was
the mother of our first  CFA GRAND CHAMPION, Ingenue.

In 1990 we agreed to help launch the Oriental longhair.  Our original thought was to breed a
litter or two and move on... didn't happen, 17 years later and we're still working to develop the
breed.
Our pursuit of the perfect OLH led to our acquisition of our first Javanese, Ch Freelees
Larkspurr and their purrsonality have kept them here ever since.



Some  of our Winning cats

Grand Champions                                        Grand Premiers

GC Derry Downs Ingenue                                             GP RW Derry Downs Wordstar of Serendipity
GC Derry Downs Summer Nights                               GP RW Derry Downs Shadowman
GC Derry Downs I Had a Dream                                 GP RW Derry Downs Beguiled
GC RW Derry Downs Beautiful in White                     GP Derry Downs Black Velvet
GC Derry Downs Debutante                                         GP Derry Downs NO. 5
GC Derry Downs Bye Baby Bunting                             GP Derry Downs Hidden Agenda
GC Derry Downs Debonair                                           GP Derry Downs Peach Panzer of Eecartl
GC Derry Downs Yipes Stripes                                    GP Derry Downs Gandolph
GC Derry Downs Summer Special DM                       GP Derry Downs Lancelot of Pudi Tat   
GC Derry Downs Babe Doll                                          GP Derry Downs Simi
GC Derry Downs Secret Admirer                                 GP Derry Downs Red Devil
GC Derry Downs High Society                                      GP Derry Downs Iridium
GC Derry Downs Scandal of Blacktie                          GP Derry Downs Hooligan
GC Derry Downs Apricot Brandy                                   GP Derry Downs Red Rhyder
GC Derry Down Bandito of Katko                                  GP Derry Downs Dynamo
GC Derry Downs Desperado of Ultimate
SGC Derry Downs Sheena of Kimbatavi DM.
Qd GC Derry Downs I. Magnin of  Ciara
GC Derry Downs Furrnd-le
GC Derry Downs Safari
Gc Blacktie's High Society of Derry Downs (co-bred with Julie Plant)
GC Derry Downs Socially Correct
GC Derry Downs I Remember U
GC Derry Downs Guy Noir
GC RW BW Derry Downs Sugar is Sweet
GC BW Derry Downs Surprie Surprize


Some of the cats entrusted to us by others:

GC San Toi's Blu Chalet of Derry Downs
GC Toshi Kun Torie of Derry Downs
GC RW Toshi Kun Artemis of Derry Downs
GC Staccato Sonata of Derry Downs
GC Staccato Gilbert of Derry Downs
GC Lumax Skyflower of Derry Downs
GC Lumax Suleesa of Derry Downs
Ch Roger Hts. Ladys' Secret DM
GP Lite my Fire
GC Edelweiss Quintero of Derry Downs
GC RW Catajam Ala Carte of Derry Downs
History
Ch Petmark Impressa
1978
Ch Derry Downs Outta the Blue
blue tabby oriental longhair
Derry Downs Tyler
Cream pt Javanese
Ch Roger Hts Ladys Secret of Derry Downs DM
Gp Derry Downs Iridian
red pt, colorpoint shorthair