When you look at the pedigree of this cat you see immediately where cats had been used for
Inbreeding is the quickest way to fix some traits.
You can find this cat at the father's side as well as at the mother's side. This cat is
the father of our female as well as the great-grandfather of our cat.
We even could do an inbreeding with this cat once more, which would intensify the traits
of our female. We would get a lot of kittens which have a similar look like our female.
Puff N'Purr's Sunkist
We have this cat also at the father's side and at the mother's side, it appears quite
often in our pedigree. She is the grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great
grandmother of our female. Our female has for sure a lot of traits coming from this cat.
This queen seems to be quite successful, otherwise we would not find her so often in our
It would be very interesting to get a son of Puff N'Purr's Sunkist. This would be an
inbreeding between uncle and niece what you'll find quite often.
Freis-Cream B.J. of Puff N'Purr
Also this cat we can find at the father's side and at the mother's side. It would be quite
successful to make a mating with Freis-Cream B.J. of Puff N'Purr which we have in the
ancestors of the father and in the ancestors of the mother. We could use the breeding
method of inbreeding combined with the method of the common ancestor.
Creamydelite Quest of Puff N'Purr
It would be very interesting to make a mating with Creamydelite Quest of Puff N'Purr, as
we can find this male at the father's side and at the mother's side in different
A mating with this male is an inbreeding between grandfather and grandchild which would
also intensify the traits of our female and her kittens would look like more like our
Breeding with a common ancestor
The same cat is used for mating in different generations.
Common ancestor in breeding cats
On the pedigree above you can see the common ancestors which had been used in several
generations. Especially the queen Puff N'Purr's Sunkist
is used several times as common ancestor.
Didnt you sometimes think by yourself astonished: "Oh, look at those cats, they
are also in the pedigree of my cat. Hm, it seems that many cats are related to each
In fact that is the result of the breeding technique of the common ancestor. Some stud
males or queens had been producing extraordinary kittens and therefore had been used in
various generations. Your goal as breeder must be to breed such a common ancestor, to
breed a queen or a stud male which produces very good kittens and therefore can be used in
You cross cats with each other which come from completely
This technique has to come into effect when line breeding or inbreeding does not improve
anything more, that means when your breeding program has come to a certain stagnancy.
You cross cats of different breeds.
The silver shaded British Shorthairs had been bred, when silver
shaded Exotics or Persians had been bred to the British Shorthair to introduce the silver
shaded colour into the British Shorthair.
The British Colourpoint had been born, when Colourpoint Exotics or
Persians had been bred to the British Shorthair to introduce the Siamese gene cs into the
The tabbypoint Birmans had been bred when silver Persians had been
bred to Birmans to introduce the agouti gene into the Birmans and to keep the blue eye
colour of the Birmans. Silver Shaded cats must have at least one agouti gene A and had
been bred from Silver Tabbies by selecting always the most diffuse pattern to continue
with the breeding program. The green eyes of the Silver Shaded fit very well with the blue
eyes of the Colourpoints (Birmans carry Siamese gene cs, Birmans are Colourpoints).
The Ocicat is the result of cross breeding the Oriental spotted
and Abyssinians to get a spotted pattern which is ticked also in the spotted areas.
Breeding cats with hybrids and carriers
Mostly this technique is used to improve the type of
an already existing colour variety. For example to improve the Colourpoint Persians they
are bred with solid coloured Persians whose type is more developed. The kittens out of
this mating are so called hybrids, they are solid but each carries the
cs, too. In the next generation either two hybrids are bred together or a Colourpoint is
bred with a hybrid: