Hello everyone. I am new to the forum but have been browsing the threads for a while whilst doing my research on Ragdoll cats. I have read through the sticky post on pedigree cats but I can’t find a definite answer to my query. We have decided we would like a Ragdoll kitten in the future. I say in the future as my children are currently very young and I would like to wait until they are older before getting a kitten. I have never bought a pet before, I’ve always adopted so the world of cat breeding is very alien to me. I assumed that any decent breeder would have a long waiting list which is fine by me as we’re not ready for a kitten just yet. I know to avoid BYB etc but I’ve discovered there’s quite a bit of variation in practices between registered breeders, and I’m not sure what is considered a red flag for a disreputable breeder. The breeder I’ve found closest to me is registered with the GCCF and the progressive Ragdoll breeders club. The parents of the kittens are HCM and PKD tested, and leave at 13/14 weeks. Two things are concerning me though. Firstly this breeder does not early neuter and instead withholds GCCF registration until evidence of neutering is supplied at 6 months. Is this a red flag or not? The second concern is the amount of litters the breeder currently has. It would appear from the website/fb page that she has at least 4 litters at the moment of various ages (all Ragdolls) all supposedly reared in the home. Is this normal for cat breeders? The breeder does appear to be passionate about her animals, but is having lots of queens and lots of litters a concern or not? My priority with buying a family cat is that we have a well socialised animal that has been been bred as ethically as possible, I’m very keen not to make a mistake and inadvertently support a BYB. Thank you, any expert advice would be greatly appreciated.