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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 04:09 PM
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Nobody's hating you, it's just sad to me to be breeding random breeds while not trying to improve upon a specific breed. And it annoys me personally when people "sell" non-breeds or try to pass off the breeding of two "pedigree" cats as any type of "breed" and asks for substantial money (any more than a cat adoption agency). Not saying that's the case with you.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 04:16 PM
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Yup, ditto.

I did look it up, and according to CFA and TICA accepted out crosses are American Shorthair, British Shorthair, and British Longhair.

If you're doing it correctly breeding any animal is not a profitable business, and certainly not something you can do 'full time' as though it was a career. It's an interest driven hobby that people go in to in order to preserve and improve a specific breed that they love. Breeding as a 'test' isn't a good plan as there are many things which could have gone wrong.

If you like having kittens around, as I do, consider fostering pregnant mothers or mothers with kittens for a local rescue. That way you'll get to have sweet babies, and someone else foots the bill, while you get to rescue kittens and cats who would otherwise have no home or place to be safe.
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however if I remember correctly there's some allowance in breeding scottish folds.
I remember reading the same. And I think that is a healthier approach than often happens with dogs.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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The thing is, I find the whole concept of 'breeds' a bit of a negative thing. It just seems strange to 'improve' breeds for anything other than health and temperament reasons, yet both of these things would be greatly improved with a whole lot of outbreeding to outstanding cats of any type instead of more inbreeding.

Any kittens who do not go to my direct friends and family will be advertised as what they are; a Scottish Fold x Ragdoll cross. I'm not starting a business here, we just wanted to see if breeding might be something for us (and to get a mini-Skye).
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True, there are some neat projects fighting to be recognized though. LUA Dalmatians and Olde English Bulldogges are another - working to fix the prevalent health issues within those breeds and create healthier dogs. Very cool. I'd love to see more similar efforts. In kitties too!
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