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Hello all. I am new to both this site and the
“stud” services I have researched and about to become involved in.
I seem to get a lot of general info about conditions, vaccines and pedigree specifics.
But I am about to embark on a stud service w my beloved Himi male cat and though have a few good options and
some good females to have happen with, there is a couple things that I dont necessarily enjoy delving into, but as anything worth doing, it’s worth doing all the way, correctly.
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“what to charge” for this service, let’s just assume that the stud in question is of a top of the line, Line. From a top breeder, no costs spared to bring him up to the point he is in regards to health and well being. He has been socialized and has an amazing temperament for such. With all that said, I have read about different options for this service from a pick of the litter, which to me would be difficult unless I was right there, 24/7, raising these kittens till they were ready to depart from mama..... to a half now, half after type contract.
So my main question, if ok to just ask is, can someone please let me know with every that been going on around us, the state of our economy, and where we are now as a nation, what is a fair and equitable fee for studding out Em....? And is there some o-tions for this service as well that I may not of thought about or seen? I am all about a win-win situation as well as giving options that can suite certain individuals that may not some others. And should a “lawyer driven” contract be used only or a general communications only type contract that both parties sign be suitable?
I so appreciate anyone’s advice, opinions and actions they may of used or given themselves.
thanks so much.
 

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Is your cat affiliated with some sort of breeding organization? Does he have paperwork/pedigree?
 

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Make sure all females have been genetically tested to ensure the health of the kittens, and are registered, have pedigree as well have been tested for felv/fiv prior to any breeding as well.
 

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If he hasn't won awards in a show, he isn't really "top-of-the-line" as far as breeding goes, although if he has close relatives who have won awards there might be something there. Did you get breeding rights from the breeder? Is he fully registered?

I'm no expert on breeding or stud service, but I'm pretty sure things don't work the way you're describing, at least in the US. Most American breeders tend to keep a closed cattery; too many diseases to risk using an outside tom.

So the whole question of what to charge is probably moot, although if you start attending shows and win the trust of other breeders, there may be other opportunities that open up.
 

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If he hasn't won awards in a show, he isn't really "top-of-the-line" as far as breeding goes, although if he has close relatives who have won awards there might be something there. Did you get breeding rights from the breeder? Is he fully registered?

I'm no expert on breeding or stud service, but I'm pretty sure things don't work the way you're describing, at least in the US. Most American breeders tend to keep a closed cattery; too many diseases to risk using an outside tom.

So the whole question of what to charge is probably moot, although if you start attending shows and win the trust of other breeders, there may be other opportunities that open up.
Actually, many U.S. breeders do not have closed catteries. They don't have the physical set-up to keep a separate stud area. They do tend to work with other breeders that they already know. They also make sure that all cats have been tested for possible diseases and genetic issues.

P Powerofchoice are you working with your boy's breeder, or do you have a mentor?
 
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Powerofchoice

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Hi, and thanks for your response. I have reached out to his breeder, and hope to get answers and help. If not, do you suggest an option? I really want to be responsible and as knowledgable as possible going forward.
 
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And yes he has papers and registered.
 
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