Relive the 18th dynasty!
Royalnefertt is an Egyptian Mau cattery located in California. We show primarily in the United States.
The Mau (mau is the Egyptian word for cat) has been clearly identified in the artwork of the ancient Egyptians, leaving no question in the minds of many experts that the Egyptian Mau is indeed the cat domesticated from a spotted subspecies of the African Wild Cat by this unique culture. This beautiful creature is a living relic.
The role of the Mau in the religion, mythology, and everyday life of the Egyptian conveys the degree of affection and respect in which these cats were held. They were worshipped as deities, cherished as pets, protected by laws, and mummified and mourned upon their death.
Their history in North America began with their importation in 1956 by the exiled Russian princess, Nathalie Troubetskoy. Recognition by The Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) for championship competition came in 1977. In the past, all Egyptian Maus in the U.S. and Canada traced their ancestry to two of the original imports from the Fatima Cattery. Recent importations have enriched and broadened the available gene pool for breeders.
However, thereis still a need to further contribute to the genepool, since it is still rather small. There is a lot of risks associated in bringing a breeding cat from Egypt. That risk lies primarily in disease and spread thereof.
The Egyptian Mau has the distinction of being the only natural spotted breed of domestic cat. An extremely intelligent animal, the Mau places a great importance on family, both human and their own, and is fiercely loyal in his devotion to them. They are moderately active and often express their happiness by chortling in a soft melodious voice.
With an elegant body that is randomly spotted, banded legs and tail, expressive gooseberry green eyes, distinctive mascara lines, a worried expression on the face, and a graceful cheetah-like stride, it is no wonder that the Egyptian Mau attracts such a tremendous amount of attention at cat shows.
Egyptian Maus come in five colors: silver, bronze, smoke, black and blue. The black and the blue Mau are not eligible for the show ring, but can be registered and like all other Maus, make excellent pets. They are the only domesticated cat that is naturally spotted.