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ltcnurse

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« on: March 18, 2009, 03:48:44 PM »

:shock: I am interested in breeding and possibly showing.  I have had 2 litters with my seal point, and have just purchased a flame stud.  Any advice for someone new?  All, good and bad, is appreciated.  I also have a question.  I am looking at purchasing a blue and white tabby, is that a terrible idea to have her breed with a flame himmie?  I don't want to do it if the genetics will be wrong, but I would really like to have a persian as well.
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Joan

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 04:26:31 PM »

Welcome to the site Jaime...
I'm just a pet owner so can't give you advise on breeding, but we do have some wonderful breeders as members here.
I'm sure they will be happy to answer any specific questions you have!
Purrs,
Joan
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~k~

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 04:29:30 PM »

:flower:  :flower: Welcome, Jaime! :flower:
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shrimp

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 04:36:02 PM »

Hi Jaime, welcome to the site Cheesy
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Misskitty

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009, 07:47:13 PM »

Hi there. Welcome!!!! :flower:
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ltcnurse

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2009, 08:50:11 PM »

Cheesy I appreciate everyone being so welcoming!
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Shamrock

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2009, 09:08:08 PM »

Hi Jamie,  I'd like to join in with the others in welcoming you to the site. Smiley
 
As mentioned. there are many excellent, highly knowledegable breeders on the forum, and I'm sure they will be along to help you with your questions. :up:
 
You could also post your specific questions on the CATS or Showing  board.  

All the best of luck to you with your breeding program and showing of your cats. :flower: :paw:
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Phoenix

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2009, 10:53:45 PM »

Welcome aboard! I don't know much about breeding, but just wanted to stop by and say hello.  I am owned by one cream-point named Phoenix. Looking forward to hearing more about you and your kitties...and to see pictures. We LOVE pictures Smiley
Ales
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gaigesmom24

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2009, 12:26:22 AM »

Welcome to the site Jamie!! I'm sure you will learn all you need to know here. Everyone is so very nice and helpful!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2009, 06:07:48 AM »

Welcome to this wonderful site!!  You will love it here! Cheesy
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daisychain

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2009, 06:49:10 AM »

Hi Jaimie! Welcome to the site! Cheesy
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twokatz

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2009, 08:08:26 AM »

Hi welcome to the site, I know nothing about gentetics so can't help you there. There is so much involved when you get into breeding that it was something I never felt comfortable with so I just spoil them Cheesy  There are some very knowledgable good breeders here so hopefully you can get some good advice.
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lisajade

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2009, 12:51:45 PM »

hello and welcome to the site they are all so nice and welcoming here your cats sound adorable good luck with the breeding
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i had a bichon frise up untll last year and sadly she passed away due to my disability i cannot walk for long periods and i had a persian cat years ago and i would like another  if i can find a breeder in belfast
Fultonblue

Posts: 967


« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 02:34:31 PM »

Hi Jamie and welcome.

Some colors of persians really should not be put together. Himis and Bicolors being one combination. This could result in pointed bicolors, which aren't allowed to be shown in CFA (since you say you are also interested in showing)

I would suggest going to a cat show. Then you can get an idea of the persians being shown. You can get an idea of type - what to look for before you add another cat. Also a great opportunity to talk to some persian and himi breeders. This also helps in perhaps getting a mentor - someone to guide you in breeding, genetics and showing.

You can find a cat show in your area by go to
www.cfainc.org
and looking at the show schedule.

Many of us here can also answer a lot of questions you have.
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Knitwreck

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2009, 06:07:34 AM »

Welcome Jamie :!:
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