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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Carl786, Feb 7, 2021.


  1. Carl786

    Carl786 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi. Has anyone bred a Siberian and a Russian Blue? If so what did the offspring look like. Been trying to google it but I can’t find anything with this combination. Thanks
     
  2. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Why in the name of sanity would anyone want to do that :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Carl786

    Carl786 PetForums Newbie

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    Most of my family have cat allergies but we don’t have allergies to our pedigree Siberian. We can’t find a Siberian stud to mate her with so we’re looking for options. We don’t care about pedigree as we just want pets for our homes. Thinking about a Russian blue as it’s a other ‘Russian’ cat also it’s supposed to be hypoallergenic like our Siberian
     
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    That's not how crossbreeding works, you will not magically get hypoallergenic kittens by crossing one breed with another, whether or not both breeds are recommended for allergy sufferers.

    Rather than breeding your cat you'd be better finding a good registered Siberian breeder so you & your family members can buy a kitten from them.
     
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    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    What has the breeder of your girl said about this?
    If they agreed to her being bred they would be mentoring you to do things properly.
    The kittens would be shorthair, colour depends on what the girl is & carries.

    Breeding isn't done to randomly cross breed and make pet kittens. There is far more to consider.

    As above, why don't your family just buy pedigree Siberian kittens?
     
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    David C PetForums Senior

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    Is it the case that your queen is on the non active register and that is why you cant find as stud as rightly so no one will let you use their stud cats?

    No cat is hypoallergenic its the dander that all cats have that causes the allergy. Even hairless cats can cause allergies to people.
     
  7. Carl786

    Carl786 PetForums Newbie

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    Actually my cat is on the active register. The ‘breeder’ turns out is a back street cowboy even though everything suggested he was legit.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    So chances are your girl is not a great specimen of the breed (and may not even be pure bred) so best neutered and enjoyed as a family pet.

    If you breed her with another random cat, producing moggies, you will be a back yard breeder too imo.
     
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    Carl786 PetForums Newbie

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    she is registered, but like you said she isn’t a great specimen but we didn’t care about that as we just wanted a pet. And regarding the kittens we just wanted another and so did other members of my extended family, it’s not to be a backyard breeder
     
  10. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    BYBs come in many varieties, not just the person with lots of cats producing huge numbers of kittens. 'just wanting a pet' is in my view one type of BYB.
     
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    Carl786 PetForums Newbie

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    everyone has their own view
     
  12. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    What is a backyard breeder?
    Backyard breeding is a term used to describe irresponsible breeding of animals.


    Cross breeding, breeding from a poor quality cats to produce "just pets" is without a doubt irresponsible..
     
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    This is without doubt one of the most commonly used excuses we see on this forum from people wanting to breed from a pet cat, and frankly we are all growing tired of it. If you and your extended family want a pet, then find a decent breeder and go and buy one, and accept that if you buy a cat when you have a cat allergy it may adversely affect you.
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much about most of the cruel comments here.
    Try to go pets4homes -> look for Siberian studs maybe up to 50miles away from you if you're willing to travel with a car.

    If not,

    If you decide to breed with the Russian blue, make sure the owner can show you proof of FELV/FIV tests, as these conditions are very nasty and can pass to your cat making her sick, and the kittens too.

    I wish you the best and I don't know how pet forums works but I hope you can send me pics of the cute new little babies. Good luck!
     
  15. OrientalSlave

    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    Clearly you don't know how Pet Forums works, the only breeding it doesn't disapprove of is with active registered cats of the same breed, or with an approved outcross.

    Encouraging breeding a cross between a Siberian and a Russian Blue in the hope - which is all it is - that the kitten or kittens will be hypoallergenic clearly goes against that. And, of course, there is also the hope that nothing will go wrong during pregnancy, kittening & lactation. Believe me, whilst it doesn't happen often, if it does it can easily be ££££ at the out-of-hour vets.

    Suggest a read of this: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/theres-no-such-thing-hypoallergenic-cat-180968819/
     
  16. spotty cats

    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Your own experience of the fake KM should alert you to P4H not being a quality place to find good breeders in the majority of cases.

    Some legitimate, registered breeders may advertise but it's a haven for byb especially if you don't know what to look for.
    Encouraging someone to breed a cat not registered for breeding, with the purpose of cross breeding or 'just 1 litter for pets' is the height of irresponsibility.
     
  17. Nicola234

    Nicola234 PetForums Senior

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    seriously! After the add you were looking at! And you recommend it! :Banghead:Banghead:Banghead
     
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