Breeding Cats for Consistent Color
In breeding cats, it should be remembered that they are carnivorous animals, and therefore it is not advisable to start breeding on such an extensive scale that it is impossible to feed them in a natural way. Breeders should limit their operations to raising a few certain colors. Cats are prolific breeders and will raise three to four families in one year if allowed to do so. If they are desired for exhibition, however, only one litter a year should be attempted. This will insure that much finer specimens will be produced and they will be less likely to contract diseases.
Breeding cats should be chosen for their pedigree and conformation. To attain the best results, one should not cross different colors or varieties, but breed blue to blue, black to black, and so on. In striving to secure a type of cat as near perfection as possible, a certain