Hi everyone!! I'm new to this forum as I really need some advice. I have a Birman breeding queen that I bought a couple of months ago to have my first 'taste' of breeding these beautiful cats! Anyway she is GCCF registered active and was all set to visit the stud cat at the end of the month when I suddenly had to go away for a few days due to illness in the family. Anyway I asked my sister to care for my cat whilst I was away (this was nearly a month ago) and I have started to notice that she is putting on weight and has pink nipples! I took her into the vet to check for pregnancy and the vet estimates she is approx 4 weeks pregnant (could of strangled my sister at hearing that news!) Anyway there is not a lot that can be done now but I am worried this will affect her in terms of future breedings, does it somehow 'blacken' her name as the kittens will be moggies. Also what about FIV, my sister admitted to me later that my cat got out and was not found for a hour so I can only guess the father is some random street cat, what are the chances that she could have picked something up and how soon can I tell? Will I even be able to re-home the kittens? I have not got a clue what they are going to look like and I believe a lot of breeders are struggling to sell kittens in my area at the moment so no idea how I will manage with cross breeds, even if I can find people interested in them what sort of price should I be asking? I know they are only moggies but I want to make sure they go to good homes and generally kittens given free to good home are too often not properly cared for. Sorry for the long ramble and so many questions my head is just full of what if's now!