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BSH breeding

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by mypets, Jul 25, 2009.


  1. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    hello only me...

    Im thinking of going into breeding bsh...

    I love the chunkiness..and adore the colours..we use to have a blue boy...but sadley he wasnt well..(old owner didnt tell us) and died...

    so im again thinking of getting another boy and girl...on the active register...

    any help would be great..xx
     
  2. Angeli

    Angeli PetForums Senior

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    Joining a British Shorthair breeders club would be a good start.

    There are people there that will be happy to give you some advice on the breed.

    Here is a link to one,

    British Shorthair Kittens
     
  3. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    Thanks hun x
     
  4. spid

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    Just a quickie - but an active boy won't be happy with just one girl and may spray all over your house (stinky!) - you might be better off getting a couple of girls and using an outside stud (let someone else have the hassle of a stud boy and his outdoor accommodation needs) until you are established and have enough girls for him to be happy - I believe it's recommended that 3-4 girls per stud? Someone correct me please!
     
  5. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    oh yeh i know...when our boy passed i thought that was it...not again..cause it was heartbreaking...but life goes on..and im over that now..but yeh was thinking of getting the girls anyway...
     
  6. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    The form says cats breed owned...what shall i put in there?
     
  7. Angeli

    Angeli PetForums Senior

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    I would leave that bit blank as moggies are not a cat breed.
     
  8. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    ok, but will that not consider me if i dont say bsh??
     
  9. Angeli

    Angeli PetForums Senior

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    I cant see anything about having to own BS's before you join - but the way the form is worded suggests that they do. When I joined my breed club years ago I already had my cats but I had to be proposed by another member. Things may have changed since then but you do still have to be a member of a GCCF affiliated club to apply for a prefix.

    Is there an email contact somewhere on the site that you can get advice on this? Perhaps if you contacted one of the breeders that is a member they might be able to help.
     
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    I'm glad you are joining a BSH club as you have to be aware of the different blood groups when mating these cats. :) good luck
     
  11. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    yeh so iv read on here...and want to do things prop for the cats sake...
     
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    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    sorry didn't want to sound condescending just glad that you are going through the BSH Club :)
     
  13. Taylorbaby

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    blimey you will have loats cats & kittens! what colour are you going after? Do you want to show? what do you want to achieve within your choose breed? :)
     
  14. mypets

    mypets PetForums Senior

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    I like the solid colours..lilac and blue the best...

    would like to breed to show the best quality of the bsh...and to show to people that these are one of the best breeds...

    i dont think i would show..be worried that i wont get it right..
     
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    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    You have to show or how do you know you are breeding the best quality of the breed.... ;)

    I like lilacs, I was offered a blue about 2years ago was lovely but I prefer the bengal types or siamese personality etc, BSH too laid back for me!
     
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    Lol... Too laid back.... You aint seen these kittens running round this morning :):):)
     
  17. Saikou

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    You don't show, but are breeding :confused:
     
  18. Taylorbaby

    Taylorbaby PetForums VIP

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    HaHa! Well thats what I was told about them?!
     
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    You will need to go to a few shows at least just to get an Idea of whats a good BSH and whats a not so good one;). Saying that a breeding queen is not neccesarily the perfect show cat, thats were picking the right stud for your cat comes in,

    most breeders wont sell you a kitten on active or let you use their studs unless you have got to know them a bit and you can tell them what your aims are for your girl and what you are hoping to produce.

    When I joined my first club I also had to have a proposer but I had been showing neuters for a year or so before I had my prefix, I think I had a letter of introduction from my vet too if I remember correctly.

    Its a steep learning curve but best of luck:)
     
  20. Taylorbaby

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    Thats what I have, both of my breeding girls arent show girls so I dont show them! I will only show girls & boys that have my prefix that I have produced myself as thats how I want to do it, Im keeping back a girl from Tias litter & possibly Bays litter so Hopefully will get them to shows later this year or early next year! Very exciting!! :D
     
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