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Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Cat_Crazy, Jul 20, 2009.


  1. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    Hi Everyone.

    Me again with yet another question!

    I have a couple of Birman kittens of breed / show quality that I am currently interested in and wondered how much should I be budgeting for.

    I know that it can vary a lot but if anyone can give me a rough guideline.

    With Nala I paid pet price and the breeder was happy to put her on the active as she was very keen for her to be taken to a show but I know that some breeders add additional costs on for active registered kittens.

    Thanks
    Rebecca
     
  2. messyhearts

    messyhearts PetForums VIP

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    I paid an additional £100 for "show" potential Birman. I don't know if that would be inclusive of an active register, I would imagine so. So I would expect the going rate to be between £450 & £550. But I have heard of queens going for much more in some breeds???
     
  3. ChinaBlue

    ChinaBlue PetForums VIP

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    If you look on the various Birman breed club sites I would imagine they would give a "guideline" as to what you would be looking to pay though that would vary slightly I guess depending on area.
     
  4. spid

    spid PetForums VIP

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    Breed price is about £425 - £475 (I personally wouldn't charge any more than that and neither would my mentor) i.e UP TO a hundred more than pet. Personally I wouldn't charge more for show as it is free advertising. Let me kno if you find anything and I'll letyou know if I know them or not or the lines etc.
     
  5. Cat_Crazy

    Cat_Crazy PetForums VIP

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    That is about what I expected actually so that's fine.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  6. Taylorbaby

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    pet & show neuter price whould be pet price, and I was told that breed price is around £500-550?
     
  7. Saikou

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    I would look for a breeder who charges the same for pet/show or breed personally. I have never paid more for a breed queen or for a show quality cat come to that. My foundation siamese queen became a Gr Ch, multiple BIS and easily raised 5 gorgeous litters. I still would not have paid more for her though, because it could so easily have been a different story as happened with an older and younger sister.
     
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