Hello. My name is Dr Jocene Vallack and I live in Townsville, Australia. I have been breeding show cats under the cattery name ALCHEMY since 1998. Alchemists of old tried to turn lead into gold - a bit like the elusive art of trying to breed exquisite, healthy and happy show cats.
I have now semi-retired but will still have an occasional litter of kittens. I have passed most of my breeding cats on to two excellent breeders, and they should have babies from time to time. I am very happy to provide advice and make recommendations to new owners. Ph. 0429681102 ...........................................
Congratulations to Kayla, owner of Alchemy Crusader, on his first show (Melbourne) at 13 weeks old.
Best kitten in group/ Best Group Exhibit. Thank you to esteemed international judge and mentor, Mr Rod Uren.
5th Feb. 2017
I am very excited to share some pictures with you.
These lovely photographs of two Alchemy stud boys, which now live in Japan, were taken by renowned photographer, Tetsu Yamazaki. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to him for generously permitting the use of his photographs on this site.
ALCHEMY TWILIGHT EMMETT (left) AND ALCHEMY TWILIGHT JASPER (right) 4 months old
If you are interested in adopting a Sphynx, there are some things to consider:
For enquiries, please go to CONTACT US, and complete the message form on this website, or you are welcome to phone Jocene on 0429681102.
Thank you for your interest. Please enjoy the website.
Please beware of the occasional scam with this breed. Always check that your breeder is registered with a legitimate Australian cat federation, which will hold breeders accountable. The three associations in Australia are ACF, CCCA and ANCATS.
Alchemy cats are registered with the Feline Control Council of Queensland, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Australian Cat Federation (ACF).
Miss Aloha arrived safely in Hawaii on 9th January. Thank you to Jetpets.
I am updating this site (at last) from the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno, where I have just attended my first American Cat Show. The people were so welcoming, and introduced me to lovely breeders of Sphynx and Siamese cats over here. I even got to handle some (the cats - not the breeders!) My thanks to Bobbi IrieShow, Carol Freels and Mary Auth for making me so welcome.
As I have now started as a trainee judge with the FCCV in Australia, I was very pleased to be able to observe the expertise of international judges such as David Mare and Douglas Meyers. They handled the cats beautifully, and convinced me that they knew exactly what they were doing.
I was thrilled to be able to see Japanese Bobtails and American Shorthair cats, as I have not seen these breeds in Melbourne. The silver tabby American Shorthair was my pick of the day. I have been breeding classic orientals for some years, and I know how difficult it is to get that recessive pattern, along with everything else. It was also a great opportunity to observe the differences between the American Shorthair and the British Shorthair, when excellent examples of each breed were benched side-by-side.
Here are some pictures:
Judge David Mare with a silver tabby American Shorthair
Below : My chance to meet judge Douglas Myers from Phoenix AZ
and while I am up there with the celebrities...Me with David Mare:
This is legendary USA Siamese breeder, Dee Johnson fron San-Joi cattery, with one of her seal-point kittens. I was impressed by the clear, light coat and contrasting dark points. Our Australian lines sometimes lack that coat clarity in Siamese - and I include my own breeding there.
USA Sphynx breeders and exhibits:
New born Sphynx kitten gets weighed
International Champion Neo
Winner Cat of the Year 2005and 2006 (All-breeds) Sth Africa. Sth African Champion & NZ Champion. Now fathering Achemy Sphynx kittens. He is a delightful stud, giving to our Australian lines remarkable muscle tone and wrinkling. He is sweet with the girls, and he will live out the rest of his life now as my special, spoiled boy. Thank you to Sheryll and Skinderella cattery in NZ.