Is Cat Inbreeding Always Successsful?
Matata and Matahari
Please refer to the video (see it on YouTube) which shows Queen cat Matahari absolutely in heat at 2 years 8 months of age while her 11 month kitten seems totally disinterested. Is Matata too young or too "humanised" as a pet lap cat, hence unaware of the natural mating instinct?
They normally chase each other around the house and play with Matahari being the dominant, always treating Matata as the kitten. Matata has developed into a beautiful specimen of the Traditional Persian Cat Breed and hence I have decided to mate him to his dam and try inbreeding to breed a localised "Mumbai Persian cat", acclimatised to hot and humid climatic conditions, to get a true to type "Persian cat".
A few monthe before I was mistaken in thinking that Matata had already impregnated Matahari but later realised my misdiagnosis, the same mentioned in my previous blog on PoC.
This is a very candid video taken on Friday (19-2-2010) early in the morning and gives a true picture of the callousness of Matata and the frenzied sexual excitement of Matahari. The stud cat with which I mated Matahari in January 2008 wouldn't let her out of sight, just continuously mating or trying to mate with her over a period of 3 days, the resultant offspring being Matata and 5 other kittens.
Matata's total lack of interest in sex confuses me, hence suggestions required from experienced cat fanciers and breeders.