One of the choices a breeder of felines
has to make is choosing the proper mate for her queen. There are a lot
of decisions that have to be made regarding age, breed, history, health and
general background of her stud. These choices plus location play an
important role in placing your feline within the proper care of the stud
provider. As a breeder, I recommend meeting the provider of her stud.
Asking questions in reference to history, health, any past litters and how
they produced. I would also inspect premises for cleanliness.
Each time an outside queen is accepted for breeding, stud owners put their
own catís health in jeopardy. Every visiting queen is a potential
source of devastating disease and the danger of illness is ever present.
There is always a fee for stud
service. The value of the service may be related to the cats title,
his origins or even because of genetic make-up within the breed. The
fee is always at the behest of his owner. An observation that needs to
be expressed is that repeated visits and failure of certain queens to
conceive. The queen may not fancy the male chosen or she just might be
obese. These conditions will not demand a refund of stud fee.
The stud fee also covers the expenses involved for caring for your queen.
Perhaps a simpler solution would be to try another stud.