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Mixed Cat Breeds: No Breeds Or To Many Breeds
No breed or to many breeds
I spend quite a bit of time in Yahoo Answers, answering questions on cats. i feel eleven years of rescuing cats, observing and learning from them, has given me some insights on their care, their behaviour...even how they communicate. However there is one issue in which i have found myself butting heads with a few people in a select category...namely cat breeders. every time a question is asked, like what breed is my cat? dealing with mixed breed cats usually, they come back that it is just a domestic cat...of no breed whatsoever.
Now, I have a little difficulty swallowing that a cat has NO breed whatsoever in it JUST because he has no papers proving it is a pedigreed cat. as you can see from the picture above of my Siamese mix cat...she obviously has siamese in her. she is siamese mixed with some other breed. but these breeders hold that if she is not papered, she has no breed in her at all. is it just me, or does this simply make no sense. i try to tell them that it makes more sense to say such a cat would have to many breeds in them rather than NO breed in them.
take my Cricket...lets say her mother was the siamese and the father was a ordinary tabby cat. then you look at the mothers parents and the fathers parents and so on...blood quantums grow weaker and stronger depending on the cats bred. she may even have picked up the siamese look from her grandparents, maybe it just came through strong in her. but no matter how you look at it, she has at least one identifiable breed in her.
these same breeders swear pedigreed cats that are unaltered could not possibly, ever, end up in the hands of non breeders. they simply refuse to take LIFE into consideration. where i live, theft is very common. if people see something they want, they simply take it. that includes pedigreed cats and dogs. a friend of mine had a pedigreed dog that just had pups...an expensive dog. when she came home from work, her house had been broken into and dog and pups were gone. cats are notorious for getting outside, especially when they are in heat or after a female in heat. cats could care less if they are papered or not...they all behave the same when it comes to that. but these people i butt heads with seem to live in a fantasy world where such things never happen. and to their way of thinking, that is why it is impossible for any cat to have any breed in it.
i truly am interested in other folks perspectives on this issue. for me at least, it isnt about being right or wrong...if they are right, i would like to understand it better. it is never good to go around thinking you are right when you are not. but they can never help me understand their reasons because they feel i am intellectually challenged, they do not wish to deal with inferior people. so i ask my readers...if i am wrong, have mercy on me and help me understand this issue. thank you in advance.
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