Sylvia Holland

Sylvia Holland on the left was an important promoter of the Traditional Balinese breed in the early 1960’s and Tiam O’Shian IV (photo above) is a grandson of the famous stud Tiam O’Shian imported by Mrs. Vyvyan in 1886. In the 1950’s, a few Siamese breeders, who noticed they sometimes had kittens with longer hair than the ideal, decided to get together and develop a longhaired Siamese breed. They agreed to avoid any outcrossing to other breeds, and this is still the rule. Some of the pioneers are: Sylvia Holland (Holland’s Farm); Ruby Green (Verde); and Elcy Crouch (ELC Cats)