Originally Posted by Shambles
Another thing to take into account, Siamese are EXTREMELY demanding and thrive on attention from their owners. My girl is my shadow, she is at my side her every waking moment. Should I happen to come home from work late she is highly upset and makes no secret of it.
I agree with that completely, I have Oriental Shorthairs (non-colourpoint Siamese to all intents and purposes) and they are VERY demanding cats, they are very sensitive and can be quite highly strung because they are SO attached to you and will miss you terribly when you are not there at the time they expect you, they can become upset about the slightest change in routine (one of my boys peed on our legs in bed every night for a fortnight when I changed working hours, no medical problem we had him checked it was just stress and he did get used to the change but that level of neediness and sensitivity to change is something you need to consider, one thing they are not is laid back!), IMO it is best to have a fairly settled and regular daily routine before having a Siamese or OSH. They really do need to know what time to expect you home every day
Personally I love that about them, but it is not for everyone.
Another factor is that the breeds you mention are all really popular, and as such, there are already plenty of breeders of those breeds around, and plenty of kittens from experienced established breeders available to be homed, do we need any more? - there are only ever going to be so many homes in which kittens can be placed. Can you bring anything to the breed that someone else (or 200 someone elses) are not already contributing? Are you going to maybe look into specialising in a certain colour that is in demand and maybe not seen in the showring often? The advice given about showing before getting into breeding is great - you need to know correct type and know what you are breeding for, and also get to know breeders before anyone will even sell you a kitten with breeding rights.
Personally if I were going to get into breeding, I wouldn't breed any of those that you mention, I would look to "fill a gap in the market" (if you will please excuse the phrase being used in the context of cats, but I couldn't think of a better way to put it!) and specialise in showing, popularising, and breeding, a less well known breed, in order to maybe help save it from obscurity.