Mating animals is a rather responsible process, because the quality of future offspring depends on how it goes. For the result to meet expectations, it is necessary to choose the right place and time to breed Scottish cats.
It is necessary
- - an agreement with the owner of the animal;
- - passport of vaccinations;
- - certificate of pedigree;
- - cat food;
- - tray;
- - contract for knitting
As a result of mating Scottish Fold (Fold) and Straight (Straight) breeds, both fold and kittens with straight ears can be born. The appearance of folds on the ears of Scottish Folds is the result of a very successful genetic mutation.
The biggest difficulty in breeding Scottish Fold cats is only a 50% chance that a fold will be born, the rest is in straights. The actual ratio of straight to lop-eared kittens is different, but straights are born in almost all litters of folds. Despite their straight ears, they possess a set of modifier genes that support the breed's characteristics.
Take a young Scottish cat with the cat when she reaches puberty, can become pregnant and produce offspring without any risk to her health. Skip the first two heat, and untie the third. Scottish cats (for their own well-being) kittens should be born no more than 3 times every two years.
The first mating is best done with a Scottish cat under the age of one and a half years. If she did not have kittens before 2 years old, health problems may arise.
At the time of mating, vaccinate the animal against the main infectious diseases: rabies, rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, calicivirus infection, chlamydia and lichen. Deworm the cat a week before mating (worming).
Pay attention to the first signs of estrus in a cat: she begins to purr, requires special attention, gently rubs against your legs and other objects; if you, stroking her back, get close to the tail, she rolls it on its side, the tail trembles, and the cat stomps with its hind legs.
Usually mating of two healthy Scottish cats takes place without assistance. Keep in mind that some cats, once on foreign territory, simply "forget" about the purpose of the visit. It also happens that the owners of the cat are mistaken in their assumptions about the animal's estrus. But the cat detects it instantly. He either gets excited and in a shrill voice announces his readiness to reciprocate, or with undisguised indifference turns away from the guest, leaves, or even demonstratively goes to bed.
Take your cat to a mating club issued by the club (if it is customary for you), a copy of the cat's pedigree, a mating agreement (if it will be drawn up), food for three days and a tray. Trim your cat's claws.