HOW DO I IDENTIFY GENUINE BREEDERS?
Unfortunately, there are many "kitten scams" and "kitten farms" in Australia that try to leverage the popularity of the ragdoll breed for their financial advantage. Avoiding such breeders is an important step in ensuring you get a healthy, ethically bread kitten. The points listed below are a good litmus test to use when speaking to breeders:
1) They provide pedigree certificates for their kittens
2) They provide proof of DNA tests of the kitten's parents (negative for PKD & HCM)
3) They are happy to answer questions, share information about their breeding program, and have good communication skills
4) They let you visit their cats and kittens before asking for a deposit
WHAT ARE PEDIGREE CERTIFICATES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT ?
Pedigree papers can be thought of as the birth certificate of a cat. They are essentially the family tree of a cat showing at least three to five generations of family history. They are the only reliable way to prove that a cat is purebred. Not only do pedigree papers show lineage but they also show the credentials of your cat's ancestors, such as how successful they were at shows and any titles they were awarded.
When owners look at pedigree papers they are not just looking at a piece of paper, but a piece of history. The cats that lived, and ultimately led to the kitten they are holding today! In Australia, the oldest genuine, authentic, and globally recognised pedigree papers, are those issued by Australian National Cats Inc (ANCATS), established in 1984.
WHY IS DNA TESTING THE KITTENS PARENTS IMPORTANT?
WHAT ARE YOUR ADOPTION FEES ?
Two factors determine the adoption fee for our kittens. First, the colour and pattern you desire, and second, how closely the kitten meets breed standards. Adoption fees for our kittens start from $2999
WHAT DO THE ADOPTION FEES COVER ?
Kittens leaving our care come:
1) With an ANCATS pedigree
2) Orivet DNA test of parents (PKD and HCM negative)
3) With a special kitten starter pack (Toys and food included!)
6) 1st Vaccinated
7) Flea and worm treated (Revolution)
8) Free Pet Knose pet insurance policy (4 weeks)
9) Toilet trained
DO RAGDOLLS MAKE FOR GOOD FAMILY CATS ?
Yes! Ragdolls are an exceptional breed that fits into the family unit much like a dog. They are quite intelligent and will talk to you when they want to be fed or just to say hi. They have incredibly soft silky coats that do not knot. They are very trusting and make excellent companions. Because of their gentle, affectionate, and laid-back nature, ragdolls are also perfect for families with young children.
WHAT COLOURS AND PATTERS DO YOU BREED ?
Ragdolls come in three main patterns (colorpoint, mitted & bicolor) and six main colors (seal, chocolate, blue, lilac, red, and cream).
We specifically breed both traditional and mink ragdolls in the blue/lilac colors and the colorpoint/mitted patterns.
WHAT ARE MINK RAGDOLLS ?
The Mink Ragdoll is a specific bloodline, or strain, that stretches back to the original cats that created the breed. The term "mink" comes from the texture of this cat's fur. Their fur feels even softer and smoother than a regular Ragdoll's. Mink Ragdoll fur also tends to be more vibrant in color than a regular Ragdoll's. And their eyes will be aqua/green rather than dark blue.
HOW MANY LITTERS DO YOU HAVE IN A YEAR ?
We breed for quality over quantity and have a maximum of litters per year. This gives us the opportunity to shower all our kittens with attention they deserve and this reflects in their perfect temperaments.