About Us

Lil Darlynn's is a cageless, free-roam cattery located on the beautiful gulf waters of Tampa Bay, Florida.

Welcome to Lil Darlynn Cattery.

My name is Lynn Helke, and we are an in-house FREE ROAM cattery located in the Tampa Bay area of sunny Florida.

We specialize exclusively in breeding the Napoleon Minuet "dwarf" cats.

I am registered with TICA.

Our goal is to produce healthy kittens with a sweet, gentle temperament and bred to the show standard.

Our Napoleon Minuets, first and foremost, are our beloved pets and are treated like members of the family.

With their long fur, big round eyes, and affectionate nature, who could resist their purrs and sandpaper kisses?

Breeding for pets, breeders, and show quality alike.
Breeding for the standard.

Some of the most vibrantly colored NAPOLEONS / MINUETS with
excellent health, friendly temperaments, and sweet expressions.
With the knowledge of my 40 years + in the VETERINARY profession,
All kittens are hand raised in my home by myself, receiving 24/7 attention.

We are a PKD, FELV, and FIV tested negative, and Heart scanned (copies may be requested)
Ringworm-certified free cattery!

As of 2016, with every kitten adoption, a donation will be made to the WINN FELINE FOUNDATION, which provides research for our furry friends.

Thank you: Lil Darlynn Napoleon Minuet Cattery wouldn't be where it is today without the kind help and friendships of

Barbara Leffler of (Purr-Star Himalayans)

Commandments of the Reputable Breeder

The Reputable Breeder places cats/kittens by contract.

The Reputable Breeder places cats/kittens with a health guarantee.

The Reputable Breeder insists and contracts the return of a cat/kitten should the purchaser be unable to keep the cat/kitten.

The Reputable Breeder carefully interviews prospective owners and has specific requirements to be met, i.e., not allowed to roam outdoors, etc.

The Reputable Breeder is willing and able to educate the novice. He/she happily answers questions regarding the breed and his/her breeding program.

The Reputable Breeder insists on being informed of health, genetic, or behavioral problems the cat/kitten may develop.

The Reputable Breeder does not have more cats/kittens than he/she is able to keep clean, healthy, and socialized.

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About Lynn

My name is Lynn, and besides showing Napoleon/Minuet cats for the last 16 years, I have been in the Veterinary field for over 40 years helping animals. It has always been my passion in life.

I started working in veterinary hospitals when I was only 19 yrs old, and today, I am happy to say I am still employed in the field of veterinary medicine.