RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Sat Nov 27, '10 7:49am PST |
|I show on the CFA circuit, and when I referred to rules and such, I meant, CFA, sorry was not more clear on that, mol.
And TICA has classes, for New Breeds, or something to that effect, forget the exact terminology now, one of which is poly Maine Coon's, I believe, altho not certain, these cats are registered, but not eligable to show in the Championship classes, would have to look it up again. TICA also "registeres" their HHP's, and gives them titles, just like the breed cats. I only did a few TICA shows, showed HHP, and showed an Exotic for a friend.
Breeders require a kitten be spayed/neutered, along with a plethera of other requirements, some have pages and pages of requiremtent, and ya sign a contract. When you show proof of spay/neuter, you are sent the papers, and, you have already paid full purchase price, before you even take the kitten, so nobody is going to pay that kind of price, then not spay/neuter to get the papers. And along with all the other requirements, some even require a vet reference, the breeder is pretty confident, the kitten will be spayed/neutered. Never heard one story, of a breeder complaining, the buyer did not spay/neuter.
A breeder will only sell a whole kitten to a very very knowledgeable show person, who may want to show a whole kitten and/or use the kitten in a breeding program. These requirements are beyond overly pickey, they just don't hand them out like candy on halloween. The average person is not, at all, going to walk away with a whole kitten.
The reason for these very strick requirments, is the breeder has worked very hard, to find and maintaine the line he/she has, and the resulting Championship kitties. They want their line and reputation kept intact. They don't want the kitten bred with a registered kitty, of what might be considered lower or not show quality, then the line, with their name on it, is now, watered down, per say, for lack of a better word.
So, its not the breeders who are contributing to the over population, those kittens are spayed/neutered, and whole kittens sold to very responsible buyers, very responsible.
The over population is caused by the average person, who does not spay/neuter the kitten, weather is be because of ignorance, or lack or funds, or just not caring in general, or some are just too lazy, to get the kitten done.
The zillon ads you see on TV to spay/neuter your pet, are aimed at the general public, to educate them, and they have low cost spay/neuter clinics, you just have to search for them.
And if ya don't believe me, if your so sure I am wrong, ask your friends and neighbors who have kitties, if the kitty is spayed/neuter, yes, some will say yes, but the majority of them, will say no. Then ask them why, and take a min to educate them.