Stud duties - how often can a boy 'entertain' ladies?

LittleMunchkins

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Hi, how frequently would you allow your stud to entertain visiting queens? (my boy is 3 years old and seems to be always 'ready :D).
Visiting girls normally stay with him for 3-5 days. They are normally 'done' by day 2 or 3 and after that just chill and often cuddle/sleep together.
I guess if he wasn't willing/wanting he just wouldn't do it, and he always seems very eager : )
How long a gap would you leave between guests?
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I do see here another problem. Its not good to use the same stud too often. Matador breeding is almost never good and sometimes devastating. Even if quite a few breeds started by a few foundation cats. And the Thoroughbreed horse was sired by 3 named stallions.

So, his physical abilities aside, and the amount of willing ladies aside, I would strongly recommend you to not use him so often, and recommend those whom ask you to find another stud, not related with him...
 

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I agree with StefanZ StefanZ that you want to avoid the "popular stud" effect in your breed. But it's hard to say from your post how much your stud male is really being used.

The other limiting factor would be control of infectious disease. If you have females visiting him from different catteries, I would wait 2 weeks between visits (and wait the same two weeks before putting your own girls in with him after a visitor), so that you can have some confidence he hasn't picked anything up from one girl that he would then pass on to the next girl.
 
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LittleMunchkins

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Oh, he definitely has 2 weeks breaks. I'd say he only 'sees' one girl a month, 2 at most. But I was still worried as I'd heard that a stud only really needs access to 3 females (so still a big difference). So you think once a month or so is ok? Thanks, guys. X
 
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