Originally Posted by enigmaluna
I just wanted to say what I did before any breeders could get offended at what I said.
As a breeder, I can't honestly say I was at all offended by your post, but rather I was more curious as to your goals with breeding.
You are right when you say most breeders are not at all interested in helping anyone get a start - I looked for 3 years and talked to breeders all over the world before finding the two dear souls who agreed to share their lines with me.
In the way of suggestion to you ... since you have pedigrees (which association holds your cat's pedigree by the way?) why not go ahead and register your cattery name and establish a home cattery? I have to agree with Sam (Wellingtoncats) by saying that if you are going to do it, why not go ahead and do it the right way?
In fact, TCS has a wonderful, lively Breeder's Corner Forum just for our breeder members (and those who wish to learn from them). My Forum Co-Moderator is a Munchkin breeder along with his lovely wife Sandie and I'll bet they would love to answer any questions you might have about the breed. Don't worry about getting jumped on by any of our breeders over there. I run a tight ship and won't mess around with that kind of foolishness. *grin* So, head on over there, check us out, introduce yourself and let's see what we can do together ... looking forward to your contributions.