Outside breeding?

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by MELODIEROCK, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. MELODIEROCK

    MELODIEROCKLairian

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    I've just started a new breeding program last year. I have a lady out of town that wanted to breed to my male to start her program. I wanted to help her out but what should I do?
     

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    Hi Melodie,
    Ive never done this or really had experience with it, but ill give you my opinion.

    1.Contract - typed up contract with your agreement and both parties sign, each get copies.
    (google a cat or dog "stud contract" copy and paste, then change the info to yours.

    2.Health - make the other party produce copies of the health records for there females and
    bring them to your vet to make sure there Queens are up to date on all health aspects.

    Thats about the best info I can give. Hope this helps!:Laugh:
     
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    This is up to you, I like having both the male and female I have A friend that has dogs and has tried to do this with her males and it became A huge pain in th but for her:Surprise: People start out all nice to get what they want or need ( your male) then they turn crazy, so make sure you feel her out (has she done this before) and what is your part in the end? It could be A good thing but make sure you know all the info and what your part is before you go thru with it! GoodLuck and let us know what you decide!
     
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    I do not breed. But here is my opinion based upon the many people that I help breed through my job:

    1) It's extremely hard to have healthy pets and to make money breeding. Many sphynx breeders are heavy on telling you to only vaccinate with FVRCP and rabies...which leaves the cats exposed to FIP, Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. If exposed to any cats that have not been tested negative within the last 4 months, both cats need to be tested negative before reintroduction to the cattery happens. Upper respiratory infection are rampant amongst animals that are shared between catteries because of exposure and stress. Most people bring their animals back home before they start showing signs--which means the whole cattery is exposed. In addition, there is a new strain of calici virus that is more rampant than the flu virus in humans. It's death toll for adult cats is almost 100%. With numbers like this, I'd tell her to find another male. The cat/human that passes it on does NOT have to be showing signs and not all FVRCP vaccinations cover this strain of the virus.

    2) Both cats, very frankly, need to be HCM tested negative twice (within 1 year of one another, every year annually following) before breeding occurs. There are far too many breeders that are not benefiting the breed by just randomly breeding two hairless cats for the sake of producing babies. There's absolutely no reason not to HCM screen if you intend to breed. There are far too many cats out there that have this disease and far too many sphynx-lovers that are being affected. There's no purpose in having someone spend over $1000 for a kitten...that will die of heart failure. Screen your breeders and make her give you negative HCM reports on all of her females before you choose to let you male in to her cattery. Responsible breeding is the only way to do it.

    3) Fecal reports are just as important as vaccinations. Ask that proof of a negative laboratory fecal be provided before your male is sent over. The last thing you want is your companion bringing home coccidia, giardia, round/hookworms to give to the rest of your cats (or you).