My name is Annika Åström and I have had the name S*Metallica since the year 2000. The name is based on the fact that I focus on the colors silver and golden ”metallic” and also love the band Metallica.
From the beginning, I only bred Persians in the colors silver and golden. My first chinchilla Persian came as early as 1985 and after that I was sold on these beautiful cats. My last chinchilla Persian was almost 16 years old when she fall asleep in the summer of 2021. Then my breeding had been dormant for many years due to old cats and also the fact that I thought the Persian had developed in a direction that I did not like with overly typed cats.
In the summer of 2020, I discovered that there were British longhairs in the colors of silver and golden and I immediately fell in love, they looked just like my first chinchilla Persian with a ”normal” muzzle.
British longhair has only been an approved for breeding in Sverak since 2017, so it’s quite recently. Therefore, it is not so easy to find one if you are looking for a cat for show, breeding and with silver color, there are simply not that many. In January 2021 my first female came, I call her Lilith, and in June 2021 Dacke and Filippa came. The latest addition to the family comes from Estonia, a silver male we call Vitsärk.
In March both Filippa and Lilith had kittens and from those litters we have kept Baby Lea and Angel of Dacke.