Hi again everyone! Cannot believe that I have just joined this forum it's slowly becoming my bible! Anyway latest question. Most of you know about the very sad situation with my little princess Nala losing her babies and I have been chatting with my OH, or more I spoke and spoke and they tried to listen Anyway we were planning on getting a second breeding queen in a month or two but have decided that due to recent circumstances I deserve some cheering up and we would like to start the process of getting one. Anyway I have hit a bit of a brick wall as all breeders that I have contacted are not willing to sell on the active list, I fully understand reasons for doing so but it's so hard to convince someone that you are genuine sometimes. My current female is on the active and that breeder is currently mentoring me. We have an agreement where I use her stud to breed my female and I do not sell any kittens on active which I am quite happy to agree to. I would ask the same breeder about another kitten but she is not breeding for a while due to personal circumstances which is why I managed to get my queen now. Anyone have any advice on the best way to approach this. I am planning on taking my queen to the Birman Cat Club Show in November so is it best to speak to breeders then or will they be just as wary of me being new to the cat scene? Even better does anyone have a breeding potential Birman kitten looking for a loving home??? I am quite willing to travel and as I volunteered for the RSPCA for many years have LOTS of experiance with cats, kittens and pregnant mums etc. Thanks for you help.