No, not me. I would never do that. But there's someone on a message board I'm on whose cat just had a kitten. She said it was her first. So I asked if the kitten was an "oops" or if she intends on breeding them. I also asked if they were Ragdolls because the female has Ragdoll characteristics, but the male looks like a long-haired Siamese. She told me the kitten was intentional and that she's been "toying" with the idea of becoming a cat breeder. Toying? You don't "toy" with breeding animals. It sounds more like she's going to end up being a backyard breeder and that just makes me sick. The whole thing makes me ill. In regards to what breed the cats are, she says both are purebred Siamese, but they don't have papers because she couldn't afford the registration at the time of their birth. So, she's going to start breeding "alleged" purebred Siamese...and why? If the parents aren't papered she can only sell them as pets. At least, that's my understanding. And she doesn't even know what breed they are with 100%. She said the female had Ragdoll coloring so she "supposed" it was a Balinese. If you aren't certain what the breeds are of your cats, WHY ARE YOU GOING TO BREED THEM?
Ragdoll courtesy of Wikipedia
Balinese courtesy of Wikipedia
The Balinese is the long-haired version of a Siamese and her male cat resembles one, but the female has short hair and Ragdolls don't have short hair, they have long. There's just so many things wrong with this situation, but all anyone is doing is going ga-ga over the baby kitten. Why does nobody else see the ignorance in this whole thing? No, it's not my business what she does, but considering how many homeless cats there are out there, why perpetuate the problem? She said this kitten already has a home when he's old enough, but what happens when the female has a larger litter? Then what? <sigh> I can't voice my opinion on the message board without getting attacked, so that's why I'm putting it here because I really needed to get it off my chest.