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Kitten litter help please?

Discussion in 'Cat Breeding' started by Stephcornwall, Jun 25, 2021.


  1. Stephcornwall

    Stephcornwall PetForums Newbie

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    Edit… sorry not letting me upload a video so I’ve took screenshots of the video :)
    So I’m currently waiting to get my new Kitty 27th July! Feels like forever lol. So… the mum is a light haired rag doll and we don’t know what the dad is as she sneaked out one day and was naughty . she gave birth to 4 beautiful kittens.. 3 of them mostly black and fluffy then my one that looks white, black and grey. I’ll attach a video and you can see them including the mum. (The black adult cat is NOT the dad) what is the Likelyhood that my kitten will be long haired? Also would appreciate any insight from what you can tell from the video? Any information about anything would be greatly appreciated! I totally understand there’s probably no way of knowing right now too. The other kittens look bigger and fluffier is there a reason for that? Thanks in advance :)
     

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    Lunarags Dedicated cat slave

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    Impossible to say without seeing dad im afraid. Mum is blue bicolour and some of the babies are solid so dad must have been solid black. Thats all we can establish from mum and babies. Mum is semi longhaired (like all ragdolls) . Your baby is black and white. No grey. You shouldnt get black and grey on the same cat
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    These kittens look rather small to be leaving in 4 weeks. When were they born?
     
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    Stephcornwall PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you so much for this information :) much appreciated. I thought on the back kinda looks grey maybe it’s just a lighter black then :)
     
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    Stephcornwall PetForums Newbie

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    They were born on 27th may
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Then they are being allowed to leave mum and siblings too early.
    Kittens should stay with mum and littermates until they are 12/13 weeks old , this helps them to learn the social skills they will need to become happy and well adjusted to all that life will throw at them when they move on to their new lives .
     
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    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    Is this a registered breeder who's girl accidentally got out, or someone keeping an intact cat to 'accidentally' breed?

    As above 8 weeks is far too young. A good breeder would never let kittens go that young, whether pedigree or an oops litter.
     
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    Stephcornwall PetForums Newbie

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    It says on the rspca between 8-9 weeks! This is will be my 3rd cat and all of them I picked up at 8 weeks??? I’ve always thought they were 8 weeks as that’s when I’ve seen all kittens leave? Not just mine but family friends etc. If it’s saying between 8-9 weeks on rspca website then that will be why the girl must feel comfortable doing then?
     
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    Stephcornwall PetForums Newbie

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    As I replied to the person above me it says on the rspca website that it’s between 8-9weeks? All my kittens I’ve always picked up at 8 weeks? Not a registered breeder, my friends friends cat accidentally got out and when she came home was pregnant? Every cat I’ve brought home at 8 weeks have been perfectly fine so I’ve been none the wiser?
     
  10. Bertie'sMum

    Bertie'sMum Obedient Cat Slave

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    8-10 weeks used to be the norm but nowadays it is accepted that kittens are better socialised if they stay with Mum and their siblings until they are 12-13 weeks - at which stage they should also have been vaccinated, wormed, flea'd and microchipped before going on to their forever homes.
     
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    spotty cats PetForums VIP

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    The rspca is more interested in shoving kittens out the door at the earliest they can. They are not interested in the long term wellbeing of the kitten.

    I would walk away from this irresponsible byb and support a reputable rescue instead, smaller ones tend to have the kittens best interest in mind, and kittens come with all vet work done including neutering.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    One of the main reasons for rehoming kittens at 8/9 weeks is that by then they are becoming expensive to feed and more than likely causing kitten mayhem around the house.
    Responsible breeders are prepared for this long before they plan to mate their females and do so with a goal in mind which is to improve their chosen breed.
    I assume this person with the Ragdoll bought her from a responsible ethical breeder if so she would also have been 12/13 weeks old .She would also have been asked to get her neutered as soon as her vet would do it .She obviously didn't do this or this "accidental litter" would never have happened .
     
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    OrientalSlave Shunra Oriental Cats

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    I think that's a bit unfair to the RSPCA and other rescues. There is immense pressure on them to take in cats & kittens, and which kittens interest to they put first? The 9-week old one they have fed properly, wormed and maybe given one vaccine to, or the 4-week old one living on the street with an underfed mother, that has worms & fleas? Resources are not finite.
     
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