I want to get started breeding cats. Now before you flame me I want you to know I want a good breeding program. I have been showing cats in Pr for 4 years, so Im not just jumping into this. I would like to start off by telling you what I want in my program. I want good, strong, heathy cats that match the CFA standard. I also do not want to have a huge program, only one or two litters a year. I want to have cats that are capible of Granding, and Regional and National Winning, that doesn't mean they will be NW but I want the quality to be there. Now on to all my questions. How often should a cat be bred? Is it bad for her to only breed once a year and be in heat the rest of the time? I have a breeder who I could get excellent cats from, is it reccomended that I get my breeding cats from different catterys or should I get them from the same? I was planning on building my cages with PVC pipe and plastic coated wire, similar to the ones by ultralite, would those be good cages? When I do breed would I have to move the mother to a smaller, dog kennel type cage with a box? Or would a queening box in her regular cage be ok? What do all of you feed? I was going to feed Innova but I can not find their kitten food. What are important things to include in my contract? Thanks for any help.
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12/15/01 at 8:25am