A few years ago my mother and I tried to get into the breeding. Not for profit, we've just always had a passion for Persians. So we purchased an Exotic SH champion stud and a breeding-quality queen from a reputable breeder/shower. She helped us out quite a bit and offered to mentor me and take me to shows with her.
However, we realized just how expensive and time-consuming it was to breed responsibly and decided to stop after litter #2. That was 3 years ago.
We screened all of our buyers and the kittens from our litters all went to excellent homes... or so we thought.
I browse my local pets page on Craigslist occasionally and a couple of days ago I saw an ad with a picture of an Exotic Shorthair. The people are putting it up for adoption and it is the same age as the last litter of kittens would be now. She looks IDENTICAL to Cassy, the one from that litter we kept. The ad also mentions she has papers, which we gave everyone as well. And I know that there was a red tabby female from the litter.
I am convinced this is one of our babies. The breed isn't very popular. A lot of people don't even know shorthair persians exsist. It's too much of a coincedence. They forgot to put their contact info in the ad so I posted an ad titled "reply to Exotic Shorthair". They haven't responded so far. It's been 2 days! What if they never check back??
We asked EVERYONE to please return the kittens if they could no longer keep them for whatever reason. I'm a little pissed. But I'm more pissed at ourselves because we've moved twice since and cannot find our papers (we kept the names of everyone we sold to). I've searched frantically and I think my mother must have thrown them out thinking we wouldn't need them. She would never admit to that though, knowing how upset I would be (since this has come up).
AHHHH!!! What more can I do??? I don't want her to end up with some creep from Craigslist!!! I know, I know... this is why people shouldn't get into breeding. We realize this.