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Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Tigermoon, Apr 30, 2017.
You do it like this:
As @ChaosCat has so beautifully demonstrated.
On a phone it's a bit more obvious
You make it look so easy! Thanks got your help - I think it’s my phone screen. Cheers!
Thanks guys sussed it!!
Rufus how did your boy get on at the recent show? Hope you both had fun!
He did brilliantly, thank you for remembering us was very pleased with his results, he placed very well which I didn't expect so it was lovely. Very proud mama
Be careful of all breeders. Research better than I did! I bought a Siberian Forest cat (I have three & a Maine Coon). The woman handed me all the right papers, but was operating illegally out of her home. I didn't realize this until the day of pickup. (I had found her business online.) My cat, I believe, is inbred. The breeder had two mother cats and two adult male cats. She had many juvenile cats. They were all wandering around the inside of her home. There was no way for her to know which adults cats were interacting. My kitten (now age 8) is dumb. He is "special" in too many ways, unlike my other Siberians or any cat I've ever had.
Curious what you mean by illegally breeding from home?
Anyone in this hobby calling themselves a business should be avoided.
She was a legal breeder of Soberians, but was operating out of her home in a deed restricted community that did not allow business to ve conducted from any home.
There are no laws surrounding breeding as far as I'm aware, to make it legal or illegal. Breeding, for most, is a hobby, not a business?
Possibly USA, Florida by the profile. I know many breeders in Florida, breeding from their homes like the rest of us around the world.
I thought definitely not the UK, though my house had a restriction which I had lifted since I worked at home when I brought and have done mostly since.
USA ...Auburndale, FL
Illegal because she cannot operate her business out of her private home. It's a deed restricted community. Regardless, no reputable breeder would allow all her cats to interact all the time. There were no cages, & no way to keep brothers and sisters from mating
Hobby breeders are not a business. If she is breeding as a hobby that is not illegal. Nor should any breeder keep their cats in cages. The only thing I can see that they've done wrong is not taking more care to separate siblings at maturity. They wouldn't be the first breeder to be caught short by poor planning.
Do you mean she lives in an area with a homeowners association? And any sort of business is not allowed from the home, be it soap making or kittens?
I suppose, if she is selling kittens, it is also a business, even if it is her hobby to breed cats.
Having breeding cats in the home seems typical and not necessarily cause for concern.
If you were concerned, the time to walk away was before putting down the money and taking the kitten home.
Again... what was illegal is her violation of her housing development's rules regarding operating a business out of a private home. And she's still breeding and supplying official papers today, so it's not a hobby.
I appreciate that the breeder us breaking the terms of her residency and what we class as 'hobby breeding' in the UK may not be exactly the same elsewhere, however, supplying the correct paperwork is an essential part of breeding and doesn't make it a business.
Personally I think it rather irresponsible and definitely un-businesslike, to allow entire boys to have free access all over the house but a DNA test will prove the parentage.
Not being as bright as other Norwegian Forest Cats that you've had doesn't make him inbred. I have Siamese girls that were definitely behind the door when intelligence was given out.