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My News--I will be breeding Balinese cats

post #1 of 29
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I just wanted to tell you guys that I will be getting a kitten on the active list some time in the next few months. I am in the process of applying for my prefix with the GCCF as a cat club secretary has to sign off on the form. I have applied to join the Balinese Cat Society and will be accepted (the club secretary called and told me this) after their next meeting in the second weekend of this month. I will mail my application to the Balinese and Siamese Club tomorrow morning.

Mica's breeder has agreed to be my mentor and she can provide me with a kitten. This could be from her current litter but will probably be from another one as their is only one female on this litter and the breeder who provided the stud may want her. Her other cat is also pregnant and if she has a girl I am first on the list if she has showing potential. Otherwise, the commitee chair also has a litter due in October and she said she would give me a kitten!

I have been researching breeding for about a year and half now, reading many books written by breeders and feline genetics books and threads in this forum. I'm so glad I got to know the Balinese breed so well (thanks Mica!) before I considered breeding. I also am just about to move into a house with a lot more space than my flat right now. So it seems like everything is falling into place!
post #2 of 29
Congrats sweetie! I'm very happy for you.
post #3 of 29
You go girlfriend!! Congratulations!!!
post #4 of 29
Good for you, and what fun plus a little work
post #5 of 29
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Thank you everyone! I really appreciate everyone being so nice.

It will be hard work but there are not many Balinese breeders in England, after what happened to my Dani, I am determined to be the best breeder I can possibly become.
post #6 of 29
Congratulations. I look forward to seeing some of your kittens once you get started. I'm sure they will be perfect examples of the breed.
post #7 of 29
Wow Maria, way to go to you !!! It does seem like everything is falling into place. A beautiful new home with beautiful kitties !!! Cant wait to see pics of your kittens. Im sure you will be a fantastic breeder !!
post #8 of 29
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Thanks! It really would be about improving the breed (I known that can be seen as the cliche although I disagree) but their are so few good Balinese breeders in England and it ahrd to find cats to fit the standard. I'm glad I ended up with the right people as their are so many people who are breeding anything with anything and bringing the breed down. I got offered an active Balinese for £50 which is a very worrying sign.
post #9 of 29
Congrats - you are on your way to becoming a wise and careful breeder Good luck with your bali's - I'm assuming you are planning on showing the quality ones too?

Breeding is a lot of work, time, expense, and while you have heartbreaks, the resulting successes of producing BETTER cats then the parents and showing them are well worth it
post #10 of 29
Congratulations, Maria - I couldn't think of a better candidate when it comes to considering people to become breeders.

Remember that nothing will go as you plan for it to go and everything will happen exactly opposite the way you think it will *grin*

If we can be of any help (why don't you invite your mentor to TCS? I would love to have her here!), don't hesitate to ask!

Best of luck, lamb, I look forward to hearing all about your adventures,

Gaye
post #11 of 29
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Thank you for the support everyone! I must admit I was pretty scared to annouce it.

I do plan to showing the quality ones and I want to improve the breed. I think I have gotten in with the right people as well which is a very good thing. As there are some VERY bad people out there and I have heard some awful stories.

I want to do this ethically never forgetting that the cats are the number one priority. Everyone has been advising me to stay small as a mistake novices make is that they take on too many cats. I was planning on staying small much like Gaye anyway.

I would appreciate advice from you guys but ask you to remember that their are some differences in the Standards of Points (I think its Standards of Perfection in the US) in the two countries.

Thanks!
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sims2fan View Post
Thank you for the support everyone! I must admit I was pretty scared to annouce it.

I do plan to showing the quality ones and I want to improve the breed. I think I have gotten in with the right people as well which is a very good thing. As there are some VERY bad people out there and I have heard some awful stories.

I want to do this ethically never forgetting that the cats are the number one priority. Everyone has been advising me to stay small as a mistake novices make is that they take on too many cats. I was planning on staying small much like Gaye anyway.

I would appreciate advice from you guys but ask you to remember that their are some differences in the Standards of Points (I think its Standards of Perfection in the US) in the two countries.

Thanks!
Congratulations and welcome to the addictive and expensive hobby of breeding and showing cats! Keep your morals and ethics in line and you'll do great!
post #13 of 29
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Thank you Abymummy!
post #14 of 29
Good luck with everything. I look forward to seeing pics of your first beautiful balinese babies
post #15 of 29
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Trust me there will be A LOT of pictures
post #16 of 29
Just curious, what's the difference between a Balinese and an Angora?
Look forward to see lots of cute kitten pics.
post #17 of 29
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The Oriental Longhair is the longhaired version of the Oriental Shorthair just as the Balinese is the longhaired version of the Siamese.

Alternatively, it could be considered to be the full coloured equivalent of the Balinese in the same way as the Oriental Shorthair is the full coloured equivalent of the Siamese.

Prior to 1st June 2003 the breed was known as the Angora in the UK. In the US it is known as the Oriental Longhair, in FIFe the Javanese and in some other organisations - the Mandarin.

http://www.palantir.co.uk/ang.html#top

Oriental Longhair picture:
http://www.gccfcats.org/breeds/orilh.html

Balinese pictire:
http://www.cfa.org/breeds/profiles/balinese.html
post #18 of 29
Congratulations to you Maria. I'm sure this will be a lot of fun for you and I'm looking forward to pics of your babies in the future!
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys!
post #20 of 29
A long haired Tolly!! Best of luck
post #21 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Technically a long haired pointed Tolly! Is he naughty like my Meeky?
post #22 of 29
He has his moments and he is very very talkative, he even talks in his sleep
post #23 of 29
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That is too cute for words!
post #24 of 29
Well done Maria, i hope everything goes well for you chick!
post #25 of 29
Maria, I was considering going for a Bali before deciding on the Siamese. They are both wonderful breeds. You're right, there are hardly any breeders in the UK, and it must be extremely hard to keep the gene pool sufficiently diverse! Anyway, there is a good, ethical breeder right here in Preston where I live, if you'd like her contact details please PM me (you may already know her though!)
post #26 of 29
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Please pm me her details. I'd really apprecitate it
post #27 of 29
Congratulation

And also don't forget to post photos of the Cat Shows, and the kitties (of course). I'm so curious to see how different the shows are here and the UK.

I was interested in all of the Oriental breeds (siamese, balinese, oriental shorthair and longhair) when I was looking for my next cat. I did end up with a siamese though.

A friend of mine just imported an Oriental Longhair from Wales, he's gorgeous , she also imported a female about a year ago from Norway (I think, or it was Finland)

So good luck
post #28 of 29
That is exciting news for you Maria. It sounds as though you will be a credit to the breeders of this so beautiful animal. Wishing you only good things.
post #29 of 29
Thread Starter 
Aww thanks you guys. I really want to help the breed as there are very few Balinese breeders in the UK.
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