Originally Posted by xerr
I just read all your posts. Me too have 2 beautiful persians, and me too was thinking to breed them a while ago. I posted here and peoploe gave me 100 reasons not to breed them, as there are not qualified to. I had them from backyard breeders and are not not eligibale for breeding, me too wanted some kittens from them to see whay they look like, but was I ready to risk my baby's life just for my pleasures? of course not, she's like a daughter to me and would never risk her life for my selfishness. In the future i'm willing to get a bigger house, god knows when but it will happen sometime
and will get 2 siamese or sphynx or maybe aother 2 persians but with breeding papers and everything in order to breed. this will take years :P in the meantime i'm reading as much as i can on this field. take care of your precious gift from life . Hugs x x x
I am happy to see that you and OP has decided to take the advice of some of the people on this board. Some of these breeders are SO knowldgeable! So many people come here with the same idea, they love their pet and want to see what the kittens will look like, and we (well not so much me, mostly the really smart ones, LOL! I hope I am as knowldgeable as some of these breeders some day
) give them the real facts to breeding, it's so much more then taking two purebreds and "letting 'em go at it" and so many get offended and do it any way, and wonder what right some of these breeders have to tell them they can't breed their cats, and their going to do it any way. It's not like any one here is telling any one they can't just giving them the true facts to being a respectable breeder, other wise, many of them would be no more then the BYB in local papers (not that it may be their intentions, of coarse) but, when they buy a kitten from a breeder, it may be purebred, but in most cases, it was sold as a pet, and there for, was not meant to be breed. other then doing lots and lots of research, one of the first thing needing to be done is find a breeder willing to mentor them, and sell them breed quality kittens, and go from there. They can help a new breeder with every thing, from getting good quality kittens, tests that need to be done for that particular breed, to helping them screening potential adopters, and doing contracts on kittens (my mentor helped me through all of that, and helped me find a vet in my area willing to preform early alters, so all my kittens are already fixed before they go to a new home) I raise cats, and have no business telling any one they can't but, I spent years researching and getting registered cats, as well as a registered cattery (TICA), and feel they should have some of the basics of breeding, not just the cute kittens that they want to have. Good luck to both of you, and any one else who thought "breeding one litter might be fun" I hope you really do fix the kitties you have, and some day if you decide to breed, you have some of the facts to do things the right way, you are already WAY ahead of the BYB in your area. Thanks for listening, you will make your kitties very happy!