Hey here is a picture of my new baby tc, I had some questions to wether or not he was a doll face
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7/18/03 at 6:49am
|Originally posted by WellingtonCats
Awwwwwwwww Val! My Holly a.k.a brick wall cat, (BTW: a cat that does conform near perfectly to the persian standard) is giving you the most disgusted look, you should be very ashamed of yourself!!!!
Munchkins came to New Zealand a few years back and all they have brung with them is Debate & Argument! I feel it's a deformation of the "cat". However...
|smooshie face looked like they ran into a wall|
|Originally posted by Imagyne
About munchkins... as I breed them, please feel free to ask questions about what they are suppose to be, sam, I'd like to know what they're doing to them there in NZ.
|Originally posted by Maggpie
Upon great research, I have discovered
that the term "doll-faced" is used to describe a persian cat with a face that actually protrudes from the skull. Alot of cat associations register these cats because they are purebred persians, however they are not considerd "show" cats. The flat faced persians (extreme-faced) are considered the standard for persian cats and show quality cats. You will never be able to show a "doll-faced" persian in these associations. Actually, early persians did not look at all like show persians today - they had longer faces. It has been through selective breeding over the years which has produced the flat smacked up against the wall look, which is what alot of cat associations prefer as the "standard". However, there are associations that prefer the "traditional" persian just as well. Hope this gives you a little more insight into the breed
|Originally posted by Imagyne
Sam, We faced the same problem here a few years back. There was an uneducated article in one of the cat mags here that basically ripped them apart. Then there were breeders who would tell people that they couldn't jump on counters because of their short legs and all sorts of crazy things. Then of course there is/was that creepy lady who was breeding "twisty cats" and somehow munchkin got associated with them and the bad rep was there again. Here in the U.S. there has been a loooong road to educate people about them.
I hear people do the same with persians... "oh how can they breath" etc... it is right pain in the bum.
|I think they are cuties but they look like grumpy old men|
|I am facing the same problem. I had Ginger from a pet store as we fell in her love from the first look. We did not see her nose but it is flat. I do not breed for comercial or shows, but I like the nature. So when she wanted to marry, I looked for a persian male for her, and I did not know about that nose issue, so the 3 babies came with long noses. I keep one of them, Sherry, she is adorable. The problem is some of the people do not like to get a baby cat with a nose. I faced that when one of the three kitten stayed for 4 months till I found her a loving home. So if you are not caring about having babies, never mind about the nose.|
|Originally posted by MandoPlayer
If you are going to breed cats responsibly you need to breed to the standard. The standard isnt just there for showing, it says that this is what breeders should be doing, then breeders take there cats to the shows to show what they are doing.