Sherral, am sorry for you to have to make this decision based others opinions. Now I know that not everyone on this forum is against breeding, but I respect those that are, and I know all to well the financial bind that emergancy c-sections can cause, even with papered, registered cats. But, I just feel the need to put in my two cents worth and tell you guys how I feel about it!
I guess its just my feelings that these are Sherral's cats, not mine or anyone elses, and if its her choice to breed, its not our place to tell her she cant, just because she doesn't have papers. Sam, I love you to peices, but you know as well as I do that "papers" don't make the cat, I have seen a lot of registered purebreds from big name catteries that had lousy disposions, health problems and the like. Yes, my kitties are registered, but for a very long time, my Yum-yum wasn't, because of a conflict between me and CatFanciers, and we still bred and raised kittens from her to sell as pets. IMO, its nice to be able to buy pet-quality purebreds (if you want them) at a lower price than lots of breeders want for the same darn cat, just because of the papers they carry. Now, I have talked to Sam, and I know that she and her family are not guilty of this, but here in the U. S. , if you want a purebred kitty, you are going to pay out the nose for him or her, and face it, we all have our preferences as far as the kitties we own, whether they be purebred Siamese or Persians, or even just the colors that we like, tuxedos, oranges, tabbys, etc.
Sorry this turned out long, I think my two cents just multiplied into a dollar !