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Breeding mentor?

Lady Matriarch

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So, it has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to raise baby animals. I've researched and asked many questions of many different breeders both cat and dog.. I waited until I found a breed I was absolutely infatuated with, well I've found my love. So now I think I'm ready, I want to try my hand at breeding, only of course to better the breed! I still want a mentor, I only want one, a female honestly to start up. I have a breeder in my area that I LOVE but I'm nervous to ask to be their pupil. I kind of want to co own so they still have say, and can keep a kit if desired. Problem is im nervous to ask, I don't want them to think of me as needy or trying to take advantage or anything of the sort. I want to do this right. I do not want to be a BYB! -sigh
So here is my.. blowing of smoke for the day! Heh thanks for listening! ❤
 

Hairless Blessing

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I think it would be fine to ask your breeder.
All she can say, is no. Tell her, just what, you
said, to better the breed. Best wishes.
 

Toa and Ross

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It's great to hear you taken the breeding so seriously. You intentions are good and you did a lot of research. So if I was that breeder I would be honoured that you asked me. Go for it, explain it like you did here and ask her to be your mentor.

Good luck!
 

Lady Matriarch

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It's great to hear you taken the breeding so seriously. You intentions are good and you did a lot of research. So if I was that breeder I would be honoured that you asked me. Go for it, explain it like you did here and ask her to be your mentor.

Good luck!
Oh thank you so much ! That means a lot to me !! I hope they feel the same!:)
 

Sheldon13

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It would be really neat if you could have a sort of ongoing "blog" type thread about your adventures as you learn.


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Yoda mom

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@Lady Matriarch ,
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I would also start start a slush sphynx savings fund
From breeders I know , it can be expensive and time consuming with vet bills , unexpected vet bills , hand feeding etc
For any litter issues that may arise ..
And HCM screening etc ..

I would also recommend chatting with your mentor as to how to select the purrfect Homes for kittens , interview questions, paperwork , where they HCM scan regularly not just once ..and cost ,
how often they retire sire/ dames amd the process


Best wishes! Keep us updated !
 
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