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I expect to be able to sell breeders by October 2020, if the two boys I have saved begin to breed as expected, and if, and if, and if......  One never knows if the "plans" will work as expected.

"Breeders" refer to cats that have not been spayed or neutered and are kept "whole" in order to produce kittens.  It is very important that each person who is sold a breeder adheres to each contract as they promise to.  Many contracts include stipulations as to how many litters a Queen may have each year and how many years any cat can be kept "whole" before retirement.

Other contracts stipulate that a whole kitten can only be sold with permission. "Permission" means that the original seller of either parent, must give permission before a kittens may be sold "whole".  In other circumstances the potential buyer is required to show, once a month for at least a year prior to purchasing a whole kitten.   In every contract I know of, the parties agree that all kittens will be spayed or neuter prior to sale (with the exception of breeders).

 

Therefore if you are:

  • being sold a pet that is not spayed or neutered prior to pick up or delivery,
  • buying a kitten without receiving a breeder slip at time of exchange - which is the paperwork required to obtain registration, then the potential seller may lack ethics.

Ragdolls Totally Terrific - RTT previously could only sell breeders with permission from the breeder of our male RW QGC DSJEWELS CLARK KENT SUPERMAN OF RTT.  Additional requirements include but may not be limited to:  

  • buyer exhibiting at 12 or more cat shows prior to sale,
  • being known to comply with all previous Ragdoll contracts,
  • being known to comply with any contract that affects any Ragdoll and
  • my inspection of cattery in which breeder will reside. 

 

MOST BREEDERS QUIT AFTER THREE YEARS

Caring for many whole Ragdolls as breeders is quite an undertaking.  This could be why most "breeders" quit after three years.  Really, after three years, it is clear that one whole male and three whole females means that you will have to purchase all further breeders because you cannot keep any of your kittens for breeders because the genetics are too similar.  So you will be spending a bunch of money one way or the other.  You can keep purchasing cats, or you can improve the cattery and make more rooms, more cat trees, more toys, more grooming equipment.  It is very expensive to create an environment that is clean for the humans, not more work that one human can enjoy, comfortable for the felines that provide variety and entertainment and can compartmentalize cats that do not like each other.  Really it is just a very, very, big, huge undertaking with lots and lots of pitfalls, expenses, heartache and also many many joys.  

 

Breeding is NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!!!!  I really love the cats and enjoy their company.  If I did not enjoy the actual cats, there is no way I would continue.  I already hire weekend help to give me a break from the daily cleaning. Think about:

  • at five the girls usually need to retire.  Will you re home your beloved friend that you  were nurse made to for all these years?  Will you re-home the girl that sleeps with you at night?  She is the only one that will not wake you up regularly and mostly, only sleeps at the foot of the bed; not you pillow.  Could you do that? Could you re-home her at age 5? Could you re-home your favorite cat?  What if you have 5 favorites?  Will you keep them all and still replace additional felines as breeders.   
  • what about a special needs cat? Would you keep and rehab? Probably until it was clear that it was cruel and inhuman to keep the a cat in agony, after the feline just continues to decline.  Could you euthanize the feline.  Would you cry?  How long would you be sad?  Would you feel ashamed for not having the heart to euthanize prior to the cat being so bad off that everyone knew it was time to euthanize.  Would you make the cat suffer just so no one would blame you or question your judgement.  Was that fair to the sweet precious special needs feline?  It's pretty rough actually.  :(
  • what about still births?  No breeder I know, who has at least 5 years experience can say they have never had a kitten that died or was stillborn.  How would you properly bury the kitten?  Remember your pretty busy with the 8 newborn kittens.

 

Thank you so much for your interest in Breeding. RTT - Ragdolls Totally Terrific!  Thanks for shopping with us.

 

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