Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
Wow, that is such a sad story. I read your other story. You are right - Annie is NOT a show quality snowshoe and should have been spayed - she is mismarked. Without knowing what the father looks like, the chances of getting properly marked snowshoes is very small.
Snowshoes are very tricky breeding and you have to know genetics and know what you are doing - sounds like the breeder is not a good one and a byb too with that kind of contract. Plus you shouldn't be breeding a 1/2 snowshoe anyway - you are just getting poor quality mixed breed cats. NOT pedigree snowshoes.
From talking to snowshoe breeders you may be lucky to get one or two properly marked cats in a litter and that is from QUALITY parents. Its very hard to control the white spotting gene, which is what the snowshoes have. You can have a perfectly marked face and front paws and one hind leg....and the other hind leg will be mismarked - which makes the cat pet quality!
As far as the colors (snows only come in seal or blue points), you'd get about half and half like the breeder says. But I seriously doubt that they will be properly marked. If she is breeding to a lynx-point she is NOT an ethical snowshoe breeder!
After this litter, are you free to get her spayed? If so, I'd take her in right away. Does the breeder have control over the litter - do you give her back all the kittens or what? I'd like to see a copy of the "contract" and see just what would hold up in court.
I do know what the dad looks like the breeder sent me a pic a couple days ago and another one this morning. She's very proud of this cat. But all I can say now is Frosty is in no way shape or form a full siamese or snowshoe or even a mix bewteen the two. Here's the first pic she sent. I was willing to believe her give hr the benefit of the doubt.
Very nice looking cat but I wasnt sure. He didnt look like a snoeshoe or that he even had snowshoe in him to me. So I asked for another pic. She sent me this one and a note that said doesnt he have pretty markings? LOOK AT HIS MARKINGS!
He's no way a Snowshoe/Siamese mix. What a load of crap! Now I'm going to have a litter of mix breed kittens that will turn out looking like who knows what! She will probably accuse me of letting her mate with another cat.
Yes after this litter we can have her spayed. The kittens are supposed to be kept here with us but she will find all the homes. But if they dont turn out to look like she expects then I dont know if she will. Because of this I'm not able to foster kittens that need homes. Annie is not my cat. She is my parents. I lived with her and them until she was 6 months old. At which time I moved out with my cat Lily. I later got Kitten and Bagheera. Annie up until 2 weeks ago was living with my parents. They werent taking care of her to well. Having money problems which I understand. I offered to take Annie until they could get things worked out again. They refused up until now. But with her being pregnant because they werent being smart they no longer want her at their house. So now she is here. She doesnt like other cats because she hasnt been around them. She is tolerating Kitten and Gheery. Lily does not like her at all. So I have a new cat (Annie) and will be having kittens soon. I will see if I can get the contract from my parents. I dont know if they know where it is. I dont have it here with me.