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Does anyone breed Hybrids? (Chausie)

post #1 of 16
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I just got my new F2 Chausie. He is around 40% Jungle Cat. I am looking for some advice on what I should do different with a hybrid to make sure this guy is getting everything he needs, and still turn out to be as social as possible. He has already stolen my heart, what a cute little guy he is. He is a Silvertip. My other cats are all spotted, so this is new for me.

Any advice is more than welcome

Bobbie
post #2 of 16
No help but sound s lovely..
post #3 of 16
Did the breeder give you any pointers or input regarding the care of a Chausie?

Spotz
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yes, she said to treat him like my resident kittens. She is only a phone call away day or night if I need her, but I like to hear what other suggest too. After all she is just one person. I think breeding cats is different than having them as pets. I am new to hybrids and really want to make sure everything goes well....

Bobbie
post #5 of 16
I am unsure but do your mean f2 bengal?? In that case they are a bit too wild to be sold as pets from what I have read ... Maybe kitty obediance??
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
No, he is a F2 Silvertip Chausie.

I agree about early generation Bengals being a bit too "wild" for a pet. I have never heard of the early generation Bengals as being suited for a famliy. I am sure there are some exceptions.
My Chausie is a second generation, and even the first generation Chausie and Savannahs are good in a household. They say second generation are even better. You still can get a BIG cat with a domestic cats personality that way.

I took my kitten to the pet store with me to get crickets for our frogs. He is such a good boy. He is scared of nothing, and stays in my arms. He doesn't try to get down, just stays there.

I have a Bengal, Ocicat and Egyptian Mau also. The Bengal loves the pet store too, and the Mau just likes the attention he gets there. The Ocicat would never even allow me to put her in the car, let alone take her to the store...LOL

Have a good night.....
Bobbie
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by 4kids4cats
Yes, she said to treat him like my resident kittens. She is only a phone call away day or night if I need her, but I like to hear what other suggest too. After all she is just one person. I think breeding cats is different than having them as pets. I am new to hybrids and really want to make sure everything goes well....

Bobbie
That's great news actually...I've seen quite a few shady breeders of these type hybrid animals, that I just wanted to check, and if necessary connect you with a good, supportive breeder. It's a great thing that she is available if you need any advice, that's one true mark of a good breeder.

Pretty much they can be treated just like the common cat, their nutritional needs are not so drastically different nor are their behaviors. They physical size can differ, but usually not significantly either.

Breeding is not really all that different from having them as pets, at least not for most breeders, so her advice is really fairly accurate.

As far as socialization, most chausies I have known tend to be rather shy animals, you have to work with them to get them comfortable in their environment, and pretty much keep the environment stable. However, the more interaction they can get and the more comfortable they are with people and with their space the more social they will usually get. Be sure to invite your friends over to meet and play with him [and don't let them leave the others out] as much as he can handle comfortable and he should turn out fine.

I hope that helps some

Please keep us posted, and remember that we all love stories about each others kitties

Spotz
post #8 of 16
Do you have pics???
post #9 of 16
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I have a Bengal, Ocicat and Egyptian Mau also.
Wow, I'd love to see your crew... can you post pics?!
post #10 of 16
I have an f3 bengal hybrid (great grandfather is an amur leopard cat). My breeder warned me that some of the early generation hybrids were unsuitable pets in the general household. F3 aren't as bad as F2's or F1's, but he warned me that the kitten could become aloof, shy, and extremely dominant if I did not keep him socialized...and even then, there was still a possibility. As it turns out, my Aslan is a limp, sweet moosh. He purrs all the time and grooms me and loves to cuddle. He's not shy of anything, but he is also totally without fear. I have to keep a close eye on him that he doesn't get himself into situations where he could be hurt.

His mother is an F2, and according to the breeder, she's a total lovebug...more so than some of his SBT bengals. So I'm not forseeing any major problems.

Good luck with your hybrid!
post #11 of 16
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Ravyn.... your cat sounds awesome. I am prepared for any problems I may have with a F2. I knew going into this that it may or may not be easy. For us, it is well worth it either way. I hope mine is exactly like yours. We are already going out of our way to socialize him.

Yes I have pics. I love taking pictures of my cats. Here are some of my favorites.....

http://public.fotki.com/bobbie0253/r.../dsc_3492.html
post #12 of 16
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post #13 of 16
Beautiful kitties!

So long as you keep working on keeping the kitty socialized when its young, you should be all right. A lot of people who get hybrids think they're like any other kitten and let them just do whatever they want, and then end up with a cat that wants nothing to do with them unless they're being fed. My sister has the littermate of my f3 and I impressed on her again and again the importance of holding and playing with the kitten every day. I told her to play with her ears, and her feet...to touch every part of her body on a daily basis positively.

Turns out it doesn't really matter...her f3 is even MORE of a moosh than mine! The pair of them are going to grow up into the neatest cats. Good luck with yours!! Keep us updated!
post #14 of 16
I don't I breed Persians & Exotic Shorthairs.

I love EM's!
post #15 of 16
I can'tr offer help tho I have a PhD in biochem (among other degrees) and know quite a bit about genetics and have been reading about feline genetics in particular. Why the sudden interest? A close friend has left me her Sphinx and she was a breeder - so I have two foster sphinx -tho I am hoping she will get better. They are not spayed and if she does not make it, I am faced with the prospect of maybe getting into this whole hybrid thing. You know, the F1 and F2 and so forth.

There are some excellent programs but I wonder about setting standards for these programs so people know what they are getting. How does yours work?
post #16 of 16
They are all just beautiful, Welcome all of you to TCS
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