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Breed: Tabby

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by ellie8024, Jul 29, 2009.


  1. ellie8024

    ellie8024 PetForums VIP

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    i have been looking through a few kitten ads and a new bug bear of mine are people advertising their kitten under tabby as a breed or saying that their kitten is a tabby cross and then bumping up the prices
     
  2. Taylorbaby

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    Whay annoys me me people saying 'bengal looking'

    As the cat has a marble PATTERN but is a moggy?? then charging £150 for a ginger marble?! :rolleyes:
     
  3. xxSaffronxx

    xxSaffronxx PetForums VIP

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    yeah some people put Burmese x Tabbys (for example) in the Burmese section - when they should be in the "Non Breed" section.
     
  4. Dozymoo

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    It's the same for British Shorthairs. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen someone claim they are selling BSH when really they mean DSH or moggy. :eek:ut:

    It looks like almost every breeder has a bug bear with these sorts of ads. But I honestly think that very often the seller is just someone who genuinely doesn't understand the difference. I've spoken to a lot of people who innocently believed that tabby was a breed of cat. Or that ginger females are "extremely rare". And I have been asked by close family and friends why Cleo was so expensive when you can get a BSH from a rescue for so much less. I'm constantly explaining the difference! It's often a case of mis-education unfortunately, rather than greed. :rolleyes:

    Although you'll probably all tell me I have a rose tinted view of the free ads. :eek:

    xx
     
  5. Shelley Cat Lover

    Shelley Cat Lover PetForums Member

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    I agree, I think a lot of people out there don't know the difference. When i told my parents I was picking up a BSH, they claimed thats what their (mean dwarf sized) moggie was and another family member claimed to have re-homed a siamese... turned out it was a very round choc colourpoint moggie :rolleyes:

    But I think some people are getting pretty unscrupulous on the ads, if it seems to cheap to be true, it normally is :)
     
  6. ellie8024

    ellie8024 PetForums VIP

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    i agree that a lot of it is lack of knowledge but i phoned up about one kitten that i was interested in and i am not a very condecending person and i explained to the person that tabby was a pattern not a breed and they said "they are my cats and i can say what i like and get more money from people thinking that they are getting an unusual breed".. she only said this after i had decided NOT to take the kitten
     
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