pregnant cat? are her nipples pinking?
im am breeding my cat. it is going to cause arguments i know. she is no particular breed but sheis maine coon/ tabby best personality and the most beautiful cat i have ever seen. kittens get their personality traiits from thier mother and i hope that her kittens are like her as she is amazing! i have only just checked her nipples as i didnt think she had caught this time. i amlucky as i know both potential fathers as well.this is her first time being a queen and i have read as many books as possible as breeding her is important to me and i am putting my all into looking after her and the kittens.
im am breeding my cat. it is going to cause arguments i know. she is no particular breed but sheis maine coon/ tabby best personality and the most beautiful cat i have ever seen. kittens get their personality traiits from thier mother and i hope that her kittens are like her as she is amazing!
There is a some demand for well breed, home raised kittens. Some people are afraid / reluctant to adopt ex homeless or their kittens. Not as their first cat anyway, perhaps later. And they perhaps dont afford pure bred kittens. So the trick is to let them buy their first cat from you, and as the second or third, a "companion cat" - a kitten from a fostered ex homeless, or such. :)
I agree good personality with mom is important, but a not so well known fact is, also fathers personality has big impact.
I have heard this true story, I cant the exact details but it was referred on breeders courses, so it IS a true story.
The story is not 100% nice, but does learn us cat fanciers much.
OK, so it was this big medical factory, and they used cats for testing. Many hundreds of them every year. So they had own breeding, with say 50 queens at any time.
It was of course important for them the cats had good health, thrived, good psyche, etc. Not only for humanity reasons, but also to give even and constant results in the experiments.
You cant compare results from a sick or weak cat with results from a healthy cat. So best is if everyone IS healthy and happy if you want to have reliable results.
And they should also be easy to handle in the everyday work.
So the workers at the kittens mill began with time to experiment, and got help from ethology scientists.
And they found somewhat unexpectedly the personality of the studs was important. Even very important. Friendly studs gave friendly kittens.
Of course, this milieu were extreme. The same conditions: Milieu, personnel... Even the queens were the same: they of course did picked only healthy, nice female cats whom they KNEW were good mothers and daughters too good mothers.
So the ONLY varying factor was the fathers.
Still, it was a shock for me to discover this tale. :)
fair point, i do know both the potential fathers and they both have lovely friendly personalites.so im pretty sure the kittens are going to be amazing pets. dont know how many she is having yet but i have 3 homes for 3 kittens already all friends of mine that i know will provide a loving home for them, we will be keeping one ad neuting it and if there are any more i will be choosing their potential families wisely as well. thank you for your help with my query on her pinking nipples x