Hi, I purchased a new stud male at the beginning of October from a breeder that said he was proven, even showed me some beautiful kittens that they said we're his. They said he liked to play rough but as the breeder was holding him on his back in a baby position and tickling his tummy, then asked my partner if he wanted to hold him, we didn't think anything was out of the ordinary. We get him home and for two weeks he's the most aggressive, fearful cat I've ever seen. Can't touch him, he bites, hisses, growls etc. That's calmed down now and he's mostly okay, apart from random crazy moments where his ears will go down and he lashes out, but now one of my girls is in call and he's not doing anything about it! He's around 17 months old and as I say meant to be proven, but she's been in there for two days with him now and the first day be kept growling at and attacking her, although that first day she was yowling but nothing else so maybe she wasn't in the right stage of estrous then - but she's now laying there like a sack of spuds with her bottom in the air, screaming the place down and paddling her feet anytime he goes near her, she's even following him round the pen, cooing at him, bless her! All he's doing is sniffing her back end every now and again, and mostly just charging round the pen in that over excited way kittens do, then jumping at her the way a kitten does with a toy - jumps, arms and legs splayed out, bats her then runs off in the opposite direction! What would you do in this situation? I've had two studs previously and neither have acted this disinterested, in fact; the first one we bought a few years ago, mated my in-call girl the day he got home with us! I do keep messaging the breeder we bought him from but they keep telling me how he's proven and has never had an unsuccessful mating, etc etc. I can't really afford to have a stud that isn't interested in being one!!!