- Feb 2, 2009
Yes the pictures she sent do not look like these cats and we know what these are. Wonder what her kittens are?
I am so confused. She said the kittens are 1/2 Sphynx...How? The mothers are clearly not Sphynx. They just look like cats with mange to me. And if she doesn't have a male Sphynx... Even if the mother cat was a Sphynx & dad was coated, the kittens would all be fully coated. These are my F1 kittens. F1s carry the hairless gene, but are NEVER hairless at all. They need to get the hairless gene from mom AND dad in order to be hairless at all. These kittens look very sick & that woman is a flat out liar. Please do not bring those kittens home & let us know if you find any info on her.
Thank you M2M you are always helpful! So is it possible these kittens are part donskoy? It sounds like it could be.
Thank you again for all this information!
That's what I found online too, but like you I have no breeding experience to draw on. I wonder if it would be possible to get that from a coated mother? And that mom cat does NOT look 3 to me, I could be wrong, but she seems so small ya know??I was told that Donskoys were born with hair and a bald spot on there head and there hair falls out later.
Now I know NOTHING. I was just told that by a person in a pet store when we were talking about Sphynx, she was a donskoy breeder.
Because I am a true Sphynx lover, I would never give one thin dime to someone who is trying to profit off this breed in such a cruel manner. It certainly looks like a kitten miller to me. I'm betting this will be a "bait & switch" deal. Sure this kitten is only $20.00 but this far better kitten will be $XXX. Or how many times will she sell this $20.00 kitten?
She is playing on your heart strings. So fall for it.......hook..........line...........and sinker! Offer to send her beds, litter boxes, cases of cat food....anything that needs to be delivered to her door. Beat these opportunists at their own game. You must get their physical address anyway you can. It is OK to lie to liars. Tell them you have a large cat kennel you want to donate to them. Promise to send them ANYTHING that requires their actual mailing street address. Most delieveries require a phone number too. Get their phone number and cross-check that thru a reverse directory. Once you have an actual address, contact a breeder/rescue/enthusiast in that town to do a drive-by or phony drop-in (trying to find a local address). This is animal networking at its very best!
From this information you can usually find an animal enthusiast who will made it their goal to shut this miller down. Far too often the local authorities treat millers as livestock owners just peddling their wares. However, any true animal lover or breed enthusiast will get the bit in their teeth and RUN with it. I once helped close down a Great Dane miller by turning them into the IRS and made their "breeding hobby" a living nightmare.
If you decide to pay any amount of money for these sickly kittens, then you will most likely be dooming the remaining animals to a life of producing some profit. Be strong and think of the next generation, and the next generation, and the next generation.