Fantastic answers here, you are all wonderful and so helpful!
Any kitten I get will not be neutered beforehand, because so few vets here do it before 6 months that trying to get it done early is like looking for gold at the end of the rainbow, there is usually a neuter contract though, where the kitten is still the property of the breeder until you send a neuter certificate from your vet to say it has been done.
I won't be asked about declawing because it's illegal here, but any cat I have would be indoor only and I am confident that I feed a good diet and can discuss nutrition and health requirements
GoldenKitty - I would never quibble about price or try to haggle - but is asking what the adoption fee would be the wrong thing to do? I already know what it will be from the breeder I am visiting, but given that we have really good pet insurance here in the UK, the adoption fee is 20 times more than the excess payment to the insurance company on emergency surgery ever would be, and the rest is paid directly to the vet from the insurance co. If Radar was suddenly taken ill, I would pay £80 up front and the rest would be paid direct by his insurers - even if the cost of surgery was £4,000, I would only pay £80. There's a big difference between being able to pay £80 when needed, which can come out of a month's salary without too much trouble, and the comparitively large sum of £400 (sterling, not dollars) to adopt a pedigree kitten, which may require saving up for a while. If I were a breeder, I would be more concerned with checking that the new owners took out insurance!