UPDATE! found a kitten, is this normal practice? after talking to her some more, i don't think having a second choice kitten is the way she normally does thing, i just chose a true runt, and she wants me to have another kitty in mind, just in case. she doesn't think there will be any problem, though. she has been really great. very upfront with me, and answered all my questions. i have officially reserved the little dude, and he will be coming home sometime around april 22, which is just perfect timing! is it sad that i've already started knitting and itty bitty sweater?! :Laugh: i have found a kitten. he is currently four weeks old, and would be ready to go home at just the right time. i contacted the breeder and asked her about her contract, her deposit, ect. she got back to me and told me the kitten i have chosen is (of course) the runt, and is being hand raised by her. she says he is doing well and thriving, but is just very small. here's the part that bothers me. she says that sphynx kittens are extremely fragile until about 8-12 weeks. she says she asks her adopters to place a deposit on the kitten of their choice, but to have a second choice, "just in case". is this normal?! what if something does happen to your kitten, and your second choice is someone else's first choice?! are sphynx kittens really that delicate? is it common to loose kittens? i am a dog person. i've never purchased a cat before. i am a firm believer is supporting responsible, ethical breeding. cat people seem to do things differently than dog people, though, and i'm having a hard time separating the legit breeders from the byb'ers!