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What do you breed?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I'm curious what type of breeders we have on here.

So what do you all breed? And why did you choose that breed?

I'll start:
Bengals - because I love the exotic look and the outgoing personality.
post #2 of 17
Persians and Exotics - because they are such a docile and loving breed and have such beautiful type and personality
post #3 of 17
Persians because they are beautiful, loving, and docile...my loki is mr. can turn him on his back and play peekaboo with him
post #4 of 17
Devon Rex!
post #5 of 17
Ex-breeder/shower. I first started showing with HHP's and then within 5 yrs decided to go into purebred showing/breeding. My first purebred was a nice Russian Blue (as my HHP was blue tabby with big green eyes - wanted something like him) Kisa (which means "pussycat" in Russian) didn't like showing and only wanted me to handle her. So her show career was short lived (tho she did champion in CFA) - I spayed her later and showed her in ACFA to Grand Ch with little problems.

I bred her one time before spaying and got a fantastic male who easily Granded in ACFA in the alter class - he LOVED showing and was a clown. He got an eye injury as a kitten (brother played too rough) and so was never shown in CFA, but ACFA accepted it as it was not a birth thing.

During my first marriage, my ex-husband wanted a different cat and came back with a cornish rex. At the time, I thought "of all the cats you could pick, why pick an ugly one!". The rexes back then were poor in coat and 1/2 bald. But we located a breeder with a 7 month old male who was shown in the alter class and granded in CFA, ACFA and also in one show took Regional Best Kitten!

I fell in love with the rex personality and like popcorn got into breeding them. Every rex I kept granded in ACFA either as a whole cat or an alter. Our 14 yr old retired rex is the only one we still have. He made Regional/National wins several years in a row (10th best alter in the country one year).

If I go back to showing now, I have a 5 month old HHP to show (who will be spayed soon).
post #6 of 17
Traditional Siamese for me!!!
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Persians and Exotics - because they are such a docile and loving breed and have such beautiful type and personality

Excuse my ignorance, but is Exotic a whole different breed for cats. I mean I know there are exotic cats like Turkish Vans (here its an adjactive), but is there a breed called Exotic?
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yes. An exotic is a shorthaired Persian.

Exotic
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Yes. An exotic is a shorthaired Persian.

Exotic

aaw, those are such sweeties! I never knew the shorthaired are called exotics! Well, thanks for enlightening me Solarity!
post #10 of 17
You wouldn't really class a Turkish Van as an exotic cat - in my eyes a bengal is more exotic.

But yup SB has helped you there! Here's a picture of one of my exotics - Champion Captivating Bridget Jones



As for the nature of Exotics they are a lot more active then Persians.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I bet! Not all that fur to keep them back.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
I bet! Not all that fur to keep them back.
haha well right now since it is almost Summer here in NZ - the zots actually have more fur then the persians! they're moulting like MAD!
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
Oh boy! Isn't shedding great? Even my half-himalayan kitty....omg that cat could shed and year round. He lives with my dad now who has ALL dark furniture. So he gets the pleasure of keepin the white fur off of things .
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
Oh boy! Isn't shedding great? Even my half-himalayan kitty....omg that cat could shed and year round. He lives with my dad now who has ALL dark furniture. So he gets the pleasure of keepin the white fur off of things .
oh what fun - NOT! I vacuumed the cat room today that was just thick of my muffins fur (she's an OEW)
post #15 of 17
You have one of the best looking brown tabby exotics that I've seen. Brown tabbies in other breeds (other then maine coons ) are not popular and its a shame. He has excellant type and deep deep color.

I'm impressed!
post #16 of 17
PERSIANS - Those beautiful golden eyes that just GLOW...that long luscious coat. Purrs. Luvs and Kisses. Ahhh and what Wellington cats said too. Ha ha
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
You have one of the best looking brown tabby exotics that I've seen. Brown tabbies in other breeds (other then maine coons ) are not popular and its a shame. He has excellant type and deep deep color.

I'm impressed!
Hi there,

thank you so much. That's my baby girl Bridget - she was only a kitten in that picture. She's a Brown tortoishell tabby, and they do seem to be a bit more popular than the plain Brown Tabby.

I think she's absolutely gorgeous too. I hope she keeps her condition so I can show her next year. Thanks again!!

Sam
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