The Singapura cat was developed by Tommy and Hal
Meadows. History says it was "discovered" by Tommy Meadows and her
husband while living in Singapore, but Tommy was an established
Abyssinian and Burmese breeder. While living there, they acquired
three street cats that they brought back to the States with them.
They named the three Tess, Ticle and Puss. They claimed that the
three brown-ticked cats were native Singaporean "drain cats", whose
small stature was due to generations of living in storm drains, and
began promoting a new breed called the Singapura.
There are two groups of breeders when it comes
to the Singapura
The Singapura have a very small gene pool, and
those who believe that it is a natural breed (purist) do not want an
outcross for this breed. Since it has been proven that the Burmese
was used in this breed, I think it's terrible that there is not an
outcross for the Singapura. This would help the breed with its
health problems, and so many breeders would not have to hide behind
closed doors with their outcross breeding programs.