Purebred cats are in vogue, the ideal offspring of highly selected cats intended to provide the best breed conformation and inherit distinct traits. A system of herd books and pedigrees is used to keep a record of purebred animals.
A cat’s pedigree is a record that describes generations of cats starting from their ancestors until the present. Thus, the breeder will have enough information to form the goals and development process of the cat. Pure breeding helps eliminate or prevent genetic problems, enhance the characteristics of a cat and shape the attributes of the appearance. The system of breeding books for cats appeared 300 years ago, but further developed in the 20th century. Many organisations like TICA, FIFe, WCF, CFA, MFA, ICU, WACC are working on the breed standards and forming detailed evaluations by characteristics and classifications. Coat colour, its length, eye colour, cat weight, and other data can be expressed in the form of abbreviations, numbers, and their combinations.
If breeders do not use pedigree and studbook information or use inappropriate breeding methods, the breed’s limited genetic stock can increase the chances that their litters will be genetically abnormal. There is only one conclusion from the above: it is very important to choose the right person, even if it will cost a little more.
Whether you choose a purebred cat or a crossbreed depends only on you, hybrids are perfect for owners who are not too demanding on the appearance of the animal, appreciate the love and understanding of the cat. If you like everything to be perfect, or you have special requirements, then it is better to opt for a purebred cat. It should be assumed that purebred cats are more likely to carry genetic diseases specific to the breed. By buying your cat from a good breeder who believes in ethical breeding, you increase your chances of obtaining a beautiful and healthy animal.