Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
Having repeated heats with no mating can be frustrating for both you and the female - many breeders will instead 'simulate' mating using a q-tip in order to stop the heat. Breeding back to back is MUCH worse than the frustration of one or two missed heats, especially for such a young kitty.
I hope that unless you're a starting up reputable breeder (have a specific breed, have a mentor, are health testing, etc.) that you will have her spayed once this litter is weaned. It does look like your female is a purebred (Scottish Fold?), so if you are a reputable breeder some extra info might help us understand a bit better.
Also, if you do have a breeder mentor, or even if you bred with an outside male, you could contact them to see if there's a color running through their lines you weren't aware of. That could give you a better answer on the color pattern of the little cutie. As for the stripes, I find that on solid colored kittens the 'under stripes' show up more clearly once the guard hairs are coming in around 6-8 weeks. Your little guy might just be too little for them to really pop yet.
We're not hostile, but many of the members here participate in rescue so indiscriminate breeding is often a hot topic. We do have a few experienced and newer breeders as part of the community here, so don't feel run off! Responsible breeders are definitely welcome.
Becky and the cats: Jitzu (11), Torri (9), Doran (8 ), and Muffin (8 )
The boys at 8 - not