I really appreciate your replies. I am still doing a lot of research and reading each day. I can hardly wait for the cat show on Saturday to see if the cats that are appealing to me when researching are the ones that will steal my heart in person!
I also do not like the idea of caging at all. That is why I asked what people normally do with their males. I wouldn't stand to have him/them caged. What I have in mind right now is this... On our second floor, I have a large laundry/sewing room. It has lots of cabinets, a large utility sink, washer, dryer, built-in sewing desk, large closet, big window, ceiling fan, etc. It's a very comfy, cozy room. I spend a lot of time in there doing laundry and such for our large family. I think this would be an ideal room to keep a male. We would put a screen-type door at the doorway so he wouldn't feel isolated. I wonder if two would get along in a room like that together??? The room is carpeted, but I could put in vinyl flooring if I need to. That would be nice since I would probably want to mop and wash things in there regularly.
As for females and kittens, I would hope to let them have the run of the house. Keep the house kitten-proofed and encourage birthing and young kittens to be kept in my private bedroom.
So those are my thoughts at the moment!
I don't know if this will eventually all pull together, but I am hopeful!
Ken, what kitties do you have and breed?