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Racoon's?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by ClaireLily, Jul 20, 2009.


  1. ClaireLily

    ClaireLily PetForums Senior

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    another stupid gimmicky name:rolleyes:,surprisingly reasonably priced though.
     
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    You can't just make up a new breed! lol! They are basically moggies. Very pretty but I doubt mum and dad are registered. If that is what you want go for it. Racoon is a silly name too as it is a North American animal with connotations all of its own!
     
  4. ClaireLily

    ClaireLily PetForums Senior

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    It's not that 'thats what I want', what I want is a long hair tortie regardless of breed. Seeing as that seems to be a near impossibility to find within a good distance and also for less than £500 I'm broadening my horizons.

    I was interested to hear some thoughts of breeders and experienced 'cat people' regarding the ethics of it and consequences. I feel a bit odd about it, as you said its £150 for a moggie and also having a background in genetics I do worry about such matings, possible health implications etc etc.
     
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    oOOO, I completely understand the need for a long haired tortie - they really have the wow factor. I didn't particularily like the look (tortie wise) of those kittens. I'll have a think. :D Just realsied you are in Fife, I'm at Leuchars where are you?
     
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    I'm worried my fur broodyness will take over and I will land up with a kitten that isn't a long hair tortie but that is what I really want!
    I am now emailing maine coon and norwegian forest cat breeders to try and find one but £500 is a little steeper than we wanted to go.
    The OH isn't fussy about the tortie just the long hair bit but since we have two torties already I want to stick with the theme. Any help mucho appreciated :D
     
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    I think I know of a tortie birman - but that means a tortie point not all over colour - but is long haired.
     
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    oooooooooo tell me more..........
     
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    the price for what they are is fine i think the people are at it slightly with the name though personally not keen on the markings for the "tortie" one though as there is far too much tabby stripes
     
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    I had doubts about the tabby tortie thing until I saw this........

    OMG I can't bear it I should be sedated until Oh can find me a lovely long haired tortie!
     

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    I've PM'd you.
     
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    Contact the Maine Coon or Norwegian Forest Cat clubs. Maine Coons especially have PLENTY of torties available in various shades - blue, silver, smoke, tabby or solid tortie. I have a silver tortie tabby & she's a gorgeous girl whom I found through the Maine Coon Cat Club kitten list.
     
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