|Purred: Mon Nov 29, '10 4:37pm PST |
|OK Socko, that is a fair question, what would breeders do, if nobody bought the purebred kitties, or something to that effect.
People who do not show, may not realize it, but there are an awful lot of show kitties out there, an awful lot.
The average show, in CFA, ballpark, pulls in about 200 cats, per show. This is just one show. You have ballpark, every weekend, about 3-4 shows going on, every weekend, and that is in just one Region. Multiply that by all the Regions out there, all states, plus Japan and other countries, and that is an awful awful awful lot of show kitties. Thats not even counting TICA or some of the smaller organizations.
So unless some catastrophy happens, that wipes out all the CFA and TICA shows and people, people are going to go to breeders, for show kitties. Thats not even counting, the average person, who wants a breed kitty.
In the horse world, we have a saying, it costs the same to feed a registered horse, as it does a grade horse.
Shelters are full, of unwanted cats and dogs, where did they come from? How many breed cats, do you really see, in shelters? Not from breeders, who breed purebred registered cats. They come from John Q Public, who does not, spay/neuter their kitties, for whatever reason.