The female will be under observation to stay here. I will be looking for the male kitten to ideally be rehomed with Dahlia and this offer will be given to my waiting list only. It is always sad to see cats retire and when they have been an integral part of my breeding (she has been with me from almost the start) its very sad to let them go. Dahlia has been an amazing mother producing wonderful kittens in temperament and looks. When you have a good cat that enjoys being a mum it is a great loss to your breeding but it is unfair to breed her for any longer.
People often ask why I do not keep retired cats. As part of responsible breeding I do not keep retired cats as this creates high numbers of cats and undue stress not to mention it increases the risk of diseases due to overcrowding. I have a duty to ensure I breed responsibly and keeps any risks to kittens low and ensure the welfare of my breeding cats is not compromised. If I was to stop breeding then they would of course stay with me but as a breeder you have to be aware that for every kitten you keep for breeding an adult must retire. You have to be quite harsh and set a limit on numbers of cats to limit risks.
Now for the exciting part.... baby pictures at birth