History Reinhard & Petra
Previously to settling in New Zealand (i.e. approx. 1980-1994), Reinhard & Petra Nickel worked in high level management in Germany's South Western Black Forest region. They immigrated to New Zealand in 1995, and they are married now for 34 years.
They have never lived without a cat (and occasionally some kittens) within the last 22 years in New Zealand while developing their renowned Luxury Lodge "Bushland Park Lodge & Retreat" for international & domestic guests.
In 2016 they lost the very special Tuxedo cat "ShouShou" at an age of nearly 18 years, and so came the time to start to pursue the idea that had been forming at the back of their minds: breeding the most amazing cats "Siberians".
The main goal of this cattery is stepping out of the pattern of a common "mainly production purpose" cat breeder.
The breeding cats are treated as PETS and live in Reinhard & Petra's private environment.
To do this cat-friendly , they have built additionally a sun-room & outdoor well-being area. Here they give very personal attention to the cats at Bushland Park's "Corokoschka". This is their philosophy to provide highest quality of hypoallergenic Siberian kittens.
They were drawn to the complete natural beauty, robustness & health of the Siberians. In a world full of man-made artificial breeds, all Forest Cats (Siberians, Swedish Forest, MainCoons) offer a mystical fascination with a strong affectionate personality .
The traditional & pure line of Siberian Cats, without any mix from any other breed (not even with the sister-breed NEVA)
is the choice of Corokoschka Cattery.
Our big hopes for the future is to be able to place our wonderful Tabby Black/Blue and Silver Siberian kittens into good family homes.
Their Lodge & B&B is perfect for Cat Lovers to meet the Corokoschka cats at breakfast or lunch and playing with the kittens in the newly built Cat-Sun-Room & outside Sun- Palais area.
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