|Purred: Sat Jan 23, '10 8:39pm PST |
|I agree with 13calicos. If you want a breed cat, a breed rescue service is possibly your best choice--unless you want to get into the cat fancy and show your cat. Regular rescues often label a cat as a certain breed rather randomly because they know that this makes them easier to rehome. Breed-specific rescues are, I gather, more honest about what the cat's breed is.
Regarding cattery cats with pedigrees--I gave Harvey the pseudonym of "Mikadoland Harvey of Vanitas"--which is not actually so far from his real name. The reason I did this was because he can be Googled by his real name, and I suspect that there are some cat show people who have nothing better to do with their time than look him up, and if he were going by his real name on Catster, they would find some unkind things written about them. So, let's suppose that Breeder Daddy's cattery (where he was born) is Mikadoland. And that my cattery name is Vanitas (which I actually wanted to make it, but by the ever arcane rules of the CFA, it was too close to another cattery's name). So Harvey became "of Vanitas." If you don't have a cattery name registered--and you don't even need a cattery or even cats to register a name--and adopt a pedigreed cat, Harvey would simply be "Mikadoland Harvey." If this doesn't make any sense, go to the CFA web site and after going through the maze of information there, you may or may not become more enlightened. An "of" designation does not always have the same cachet of a cat who is the product of your own cattery, but catteries always need a new gene pool. One of my cat show acquaintances is a genius at networking and buying Grand Champion material cats from other catteries, and then breeding them. The cat world is complicated.
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