In the month or so that I've had my nakie-baby, I've completely fallen in love with both her and the breed. The more I've thought about it, the more I'm curious about what goes into the breeding process, how to make sure everything is done correctly and properly, how to tell what sort of cat should be bred, etc. As for my baby I have now, I don't know if I ever want to breed her. However, for some reason she has never been spayed in her two years as a pet, and there is no marking on her papers that she is not to be used for breeding purposes. So for now, I'm remaining open to the possibility that one or two years down the road (not any time soon, poor MingMing has had so much to deal with the past few months without getting preggo!), I might see if she is suitable to breed, and if I am in a position in my life to take care of those kitten suitably and find a good home for each and every one of them. If not, then she'll be spayed and remain a happy little naked part of my family for the rest of her days. : ) I'll be going down to a cat show on Sunday, hopefully to talk with some experienced cat breeders. I've always had an eye for biology and genetics, and think that the idea of expressed genotypes/phenotypes would be alright for me to handle. Before MingMing, I'd never thought of getting any kind of purebred animal; I've always considered them to be almost subpar to "mutts", due to the tendency of a lot of breeds to carry along extremely common genetic defects. However, the idea of helping to maintain and encourage a friendly, healthy breed of cats like my baby is, I must admit, very intriguing. If anyone has advice on how to become as knowledgeable as possible about any aspect of this, I would love your thoughts! The genetics, the way to contact and talk to breeders about their experiences, anything. Thank you!