Top 25 Winner- Region 1- 2011-2012
|Purred: Thu Dec 30, '10 1:08pm PST |
|Socko, you come up with some great topics, mol, me and Harvey love you, mol.
I hate to disagree with you, but Socko looks nothing like an Ocicat, not at all. Socko is a red mackerel tabby.
Here is a link, and some pictures of Ocicats. The breed originated by breeding a Siamese with and Abyssiniani, and then later were bred with American Shorthairs, they are recognized by TICA but not CFA.
I don't understand why you feel that only 10% of kitties are purebreds? How did you come up with that one, mol? I don't have the actual numbers, but I think purebred kitties % is alot higher, mol.
I see quite a few kitties on here, labeled as so and so breed, when they are not, really that breed. Saw one the other day, labeled as a Ragdoll, when the kitty is very obviously not, mol, not that it matters, we love them no matter what they are, or where they came from, but you can't always go, by what someone else labled their kitty, mol.
And actually, to get back to your original question, mol, I don't think that cats are bred, strick enough, and using the Ocicat, as an example, they used 3 breeds, that we know of, to come up with this breed, Siamese, Abyssinan and American Shorthair, and who know what else, they might have thrown in there, they are not telling us, and...... the original kitten, some guy, wanted the orig kitten bred back to his mother, thankfully, they did not do this, and the kitten was neutered, and people wonder why, we have so many genetic and health issues in breed cats.
Horse people are the only smart ones, the Associations now mandate testing, and make the breeders police themselfs, any positive foal, will not be registered, and now the mare, the stallion and the foal, are
DNA tested. Someday CFA and TICA will catch up to the horse people. But, AQHA, is like, oh, about a
100 times bigger than CFA, mol.