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Question:
What is a cattery name ?
Answer:
A cattery name is like the family name of the cat. When you plan to have a litter, you must apply for a cattery name at your own club. Each litter must have the cattery name. The cattery name belongs to a breeder.
  
    
Question:
What does dominant mean?
Answer:
It is said that a trait is inherited dominant, if only one gene of a gene pair must be present to see the specific trait in the phenotype of the cat. F.e. the colour black is inherited dominant over the colour chocolate.
  
    
Question:
What is the genotype?
Answer:
The genotype of a cat is its genetical disposition, i.e. summary of all of its gene pairs which can be inherited.
  
    
Question:
What is a Hybride?
Answer:
A hybride is a cat resulting from a crossbreeding between two breeds, but also a cat resulting between a mating of a solid coloured cat and a pointed cat.
  
    
Question:
What is inbreeding?
Answer:
Inbreeding is the mating between close relatives, f.e. between mother and son, father and daughter, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew, between cousins, grandfather and grand-daughter, grandmother and grand-son.
  
    
Question:
What is a "line"?
Answer:
A cattery (name) is also called a line.
  
    
Question:
What is line breeding?
Answer:
In line breeding cats of the same line (=cattery) are used for breeding.
  
    
Question:
Is it necessary to be a member of club, when I want to breed with my queen ?
Answer:
The answer is simply Yes. When breeding with a pedigreed cat, every litter shall have a pedigree, and certified pedigrees are only issued by registered clubs who keep a pedigree boook about all issued pedigrees of the club's breeders. Note: Do not take a cat from those breeders, who breed cats without being a member in a registered club. The argument, that a pedigree costs so much money, is a mere fairy tale. Always ask for a certified pedigree issued and certified by a club, to whatever cat organisation or cat federation that club might belong does not matter, as long as that club is a registered club.
  
    
Question:
What is the confirmation of mating?
Answer:
When a female is mated with a stud male, you have to fill out a form and send it to your club. This form contains information about the female and male and the date of the mating and must be signed. The information about the female and male includes their name, date of birth, breed and colour and the pedigree number. The form also includes the name and address and the signature of the stud male's owner.
  
    
Question:
What is the mating fee?
Answer:
If you want to use a stud male from another breeder, you will have to pay a fee to the breeder. The amount of the fee is subject of your private agreement with the breeder and might differ in the height. If the colour or the breed of the stud male is rare, the mating fee might higher. You shall confirm the height of the fee with the owner of the stud male in advance, before you take your female to the stud male. You shall also clarify in advance, how many matings are for free, if it does not work at the very first time. Ask the owner of the stud male, if there are also other conditions your femal must meet (f.e. which tests are neessary). Thus you may avoid unpleasant surprises.
  
    
Question:
What is an outcross?
Answer:
An outcross is the mating between cats of completely different lines (catteries).
  
    
Question:
How long is a queen pregnant ?
Answer:
In average a cat is pregnant between 63-65 days. Some cats may give birth even with 69 days.
  
    
Question:
What is a pedigree ?
Answer:
A pedigree is a document issued by a registered club, on which at least the following generations are entered: parents (sire and dam), grand-parents of the sire and dam, great-grand parents of the sire and dam. In some organisations (federations) 3-generations, 4-generations, 5-generations pedigrees are issued. At least there shall be 3 generations on the pedigree. The pedigree also includes tha name (including the cattery name) of the cat, the breed and the colour, the sex and when the cat was born, and the breeder (to which the cattery name belongs). The pedigree is stamped and certified by the club, which issued the pedigree.
  
    
Question:
What is the phenotype?
Answer:
The phenotype of a cat is how the cat looks like.
  
    
Question:
What does recessive mean?
Answer:
A trait is said to be inherited recessive, if both genes of a gene pair must be present to see its expression in the phenotype of the cat. F.e. points are inherited recessive compared to full colour, i.e. a cat must carry the gene for points twice to be a Colourpoint.
  
    
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