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I can give answers on cat breeding and showing having 'served' over 30 years in this particular field. I head up a Yahoo Group and also a cat club (NBA Cat Club) devoted to educating novices in the correct way to breed, and also show with both GCCF and TICA on a regular basis, and am well versed with the show world, having been involved in the management of the major GCCF Supreme Show in the UK for over 25 years. Genetics however is not my strong point.

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30 years of continuous cat breeding and showing with two major organisations.


GCCF (UK) TICA Various UK cat clubs


Our Cats, Cat World, Club magazines


Normal middle school education, and college. Best education credentials I have are raw experience of 30 years

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2015-08-09 Proven male not able to mate correctly anymore:

It appears that your question arrived while I was putting my 'vacation message' on.  I have to admit I haven't encountered this problem with my boys even if they haven't had a girl for some time.  I would

2015-01-11 domestic shorthair or Russian Blue?:

Dear Theo    No there is no way to tell for sure but I would say that I have seen over domestic shorthairs that look like other breeds.  It is not easy to tell from your picture but I would say that Russian

2014-12-30 Breeding after C section:

I am rather concerned that your girl has had 4 litters when she is only 3 years old. In fact she has had 5 if you count this last c.section one!   She should not have been bred from until she was 1 year

2014-08-20 kitten colors:

As I say in my profile, genetics are not my strong point but as far as I am aware, you shouldn't get colourpoints with white as that would then mean there is a recessive spotting gene in both parents which

2014-08-20 kitten colors:

Indeed she does look like a Blue Tabby and White but pictures can be deceptive sometimes.      Re the colourpoint question, as her grandmother was a himalayan, there is a chance that your girl could carry


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