Iâ€™m also going to be honest with you, and I KNOW you arenâ€™t going to like what I have to say because it will make Kai and Gayes post sound like praisesâ€¦ But I will say that I am not trying to be mean, only saying what I THINK needs to be saidâ€¦
I think you are too immature and inexperienced to try breeding right now. Iâ€™ve read your posts going back thru august. You have had problems trying to get your female Quilt pregnant before. You said you had a male Himalayan that was a show cat. She finally got pregnant, then you were going to spay her (because you said you wanted her to have one litter). Then I guess something happened to the babies? Now she had babies again with a stray and isnâ€™t caring for them properly and you donâ€™t know what to do. Whatâ€™s going on? (unless I misread something)
You questioned why your kittens from your â€˜showâ€™ cats should be altered if thatâ€™s not what their new homes want. Youâ€™re trying to bring in a stray (is this the one that got Quilt pregnant?) when your grandmother is about to kill her own cat that you could take in instead. And as others have mentioned, your questions are those of a novice breeder at best.
I am not a breeder, nor will I ever be, BUT if I were going to breed cats, I would be asking my MENTOR and groups for my specific breed all the questions you are asking here on a GENERAL cat website.
Now, I wouldnâ€™t call you a BYB, but I would call you irresponsible and you should NOT be breeding cats right now. This is not personal. Iâ€™m not trying to hurt your feelings. But its obvious that you donâ€™t know much about breeding. I thought your aunt and mom were helping you? I think you should cut your losses now. Donâ€™t try to breed these $300/$600 cats. Take care of the kittens you have right now before you go on to try and make new ones. Find some Himalayan breeder sites to ask all your questions. Read A LOT! Ask more questions. Breeding should NOT be a â€œhit or missâ€ â€œlearn as you goâ€ process. You have not done your homework and youâ€™re trying to play brain surgeon. That is NOT fair to your cats or to other breeders. You are young (LOL, me too, so I speak from youthful experience
). You have PLENTY of time to get ready for this HUGE task of breeding cats. Iâ€™m not suggesting you give it up forever, but I am begging you to take a break from the practice and LEARN a lot more before you try this again.
Understand that when you post on a public forum, you will get public opinions. I really wish you all the best with your cats and in your life and I hope you continue to post here and to learn.