Originally Posted by celestialrags
I am curious why the breeder gave the kitten away if both parents were purebred? Did you see any littermates?
The woman I got Kizzy from is not a "breeder" in the sense of this forum. Yes, she let her cats breed, but that to me does not make a "breeder".
The parents are not registered in any way. From what she's told me: she bought both the parents as Ragdolls, no papers.
First litter was July 17 2008, only one baby.... which is who I have.
I do not know why such a small litter.
Nor do I go around saying I have a purebred Ragdoll. I know that there is no way to know for sure, which is fine by me. I have no intent on breeding cats at all. There's quite enough wonderful breeders out there, plus I don't want the responsibility of trying to find homes for the kittens.
On a sidenote: I did have a "breeder" contact me and offer me 2 free purebred ragdolls. The message sent to me:
"Hi, I've got two purebred and registered ragdoll kittens available for adoption to a good home. They can go separately but I'd prefer if they go together. They are free, because they've got a cold right now and have been searching for a good home for quite some time now. They're 4 months old, and are from the same litter. They've been to the vet twice already for shots and antibiotics for their cold, but I cannot afford their treatment so I'm asking that they go to a good home where they can receive treatment. Please let me know if you're interested.
I responded: (an excerpt) I am concerned about their "cold". What type of symptoms do they have? Have the antibiotics not worked? That is where my concern is, that you mentioned they have already been into the vet's for antibiotics and it hasn't cured them. If there's a technical name for the "cold" could you let me know so I can research it and find out if its something I am willing to deal with.
I never did hear back from that person