Again, I thank you for conducting this discussion in a meaningful, intelligent way. Please know that I sincerely do not wish to offend, nor do I want you to think you've come to the wrong place for information. You haven't.
If you take a chance on us here and stick around, you'll find that most of the people on The Cat Site are very knowledgable, friendly people. Most of them share the site-wide goal of educating cat care-givers and to provide help whenever we can - but the slant here is that ~my~ advice normally almost always leans toward what is in the best interest of the cat, not the cat's care-giver. It is for this reason alone that I chose to respond the way I did, not because I feel some personal animosity towards you - I don't at all.
If you would go back and read my response to you again, you'll find that I said I respected your right to make this decision, no matter how bad I thought it was. I never said I respected your desire to breed your cats. Just to clarify, I ~totally disagree~ with your desire to breed your cats.
I am quite certain you must be a fine, upstanding individual in your community, and I am in no way attempting to tarnish what I am sure is your sterling character. I simply disagree with your reasons for breeding non-pedigreed cats when the number of such cats currently awaiting euthanization in shelters and rescue facilites is truly staggering.
It was never my intention to allow you to feel disrespected nor was my response intended to offend. You mentioned that you "asked a simple question" - but as simple as you may think it was, the answer remains very complex. As Sandie commented, there are a lot of us who put forth much effort and many long, heart-wrenching hours in the feline rescue and relief effort. And your original post didn't exactly allow anyone to think you had an abundance of breeding experience under your belt!
*grin* Once again, if my opinions render me an elitist, then I'll wear that label proudly. I would much rather be considered an elitist than ignorant.
If you are dead-set on breeding your cats, then there is nothing more to say ... you have obviously justified your reasons for this decision, I don't happen to think your decision is in the best interest of cats, and you do not seem open to seeing any other view at the moment. Should any of that change, I can and will make myself available for further discussion.
My continued best to you,