Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
I took a look at your web page - very nice pedigree on the male. It will be interesting to see what they produce since the male is more American type and the female more Europeon type (in head especially). CFA wants a wider ear set and the female doesn't have that. I'd like to see what the blend of the two will produce
Hello GOldenKitty45 - what cats are you breeding? You are more knowledgeable than most about the varying standards for RBs around the world.
I am the breeder of Twinsens RBs. They are both Brightlight kittens from different sets of parents. :o) And I am VERY PROUD OF THEM indeed.
The standards for RBs vary from continent to continent and even from country to country. Which of course, can be VERY frustrating for an RB breeder. I have been breeding RBs for 6 years now and have the Brightlight Cattery, based in Israel. I had a very precise breeding plan which has finally reached fruition in the mating that has just taken place with Twinsen's kittens.
My foundation queens are from the Ukraine and Russia, from WCF catteries. Their lines were from Eastern European countries and have World Champions and European Champions amongst them. My foundation tom was from Germany, whose father was best FIFe RB and 8th best all breed cat in Germany in 2002, so he is from the top Western European FIFe lines. His son, Brightlight Bravissimo Ben Tzion was BEST OF BEST at a show in 2005, meaning he was considered to be the best cat at the show. I then got a CFA/TICA registered tom from top CFA RB lines, as you pointed out. Having had great success at shows with my RBs I decided I wanted to blend the lines from the three main continents and three main organisations - WCF and FIFe in Europe and CFA and TICA in North America. I finally achieved my goal and absolutely adore the "look" of the kittens that have combined the best of the three regions. The boy whose pedigree you admired is the culmination of this breeding program.
The next step will be Zoe and Kenzo's kittens. So I too am very interested to see how Zoe and Kenzo's kittens turn out since Zoe is from my European lines only and Kenzo is from the combination of my European lines via the mother and the CFA lines from the father. I can hardly wait. LOLOLOLOL
And further to the discussion, I have always left my females as long as they like with the male and have never had any problem. Three times I have had litters of 7, all kittens survived and are healthy, happy cats now. One of my queens that went to a breeder in the USA has had litters of 7, 8, 9 and last month 13 kittens. The 13 were delivered normally.
My litters have all been born normally with no need for veterinary intervention.
I figure that we orchestrate our kitties lives so much - the least we can do is let them have a little bit of fun. They deserve it :o)
Best wishes to you all,