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Adoption Fee

Our adoption fee not only reflects the kitten's quality type, but also reflects the quality of care we provide in our cattery. As an adopter, you get to walk right into the heart of our cattery at pick-up time! We want you to see with your own eyes what type of care we are providing. You might notice we are one of the many reputable breeders that has raised their prices. For one, as years go by, breeding becomes more and more expensive with inflation. We're also getting better at what we do with each year that passes, learning more ways to provide even better care for our cats and kittens. With better care, becomes MUCH higher overhead costs. Food alone costs us close to $1000 a month simply because we choose to feed our kitties Orijen, which is one of the more expensive brands out there with good reason (check out the nutritional facts)! Next you get the Genetic testing that must be done on every new breeder, each test costs $100. You get the PCR testing that should be tested on breeding cats regularly, these can cost up to $250 per cat. Other consumables like cat trees, toys, litter and litter robots - as I'm sure you can imagine, these are constantly being replaced with the heavy usage they get. We haven't even covered the vet expenses - but I'm sure you get the idea! Breeding is not cheap, we don't take shortcuts, and we certainly are not ripping anyone off! I personally believe breeders who do it right should be charging far more than they are for the amount of labor and hard work that goes into it - something adopters don't see.
 

 

Pricing Break-down

I've broken our pricing down into smaller segments to better understand why your kitten is priced the way it is.

 

 

 

 

Pet Quality

A Pet Quality kitten means this kitten would either be penalized, withheld from all awards, or disqualified at TICA shows

 

A kitten is disqualified from shows if they have: Crossed eyes. Visible or severe tail faults. Severe cow hocks.

River Haze has never had kittens in this category, and would hope to never see it. If we ever do, pricing would be determined at the time at a discounted price.

A kitten is withheld from all awards if they have: General: Any eye color other than blue. Doming. Pointed: Any white. Mitted: Lack of white chin. Bicolor: Any dark markings inside the white “V” including the chin.

River Haze pricing for this category is $3000

A kitten is penalized if they have General: Very small ears, any eye shape other than oval, Roman nose, straight profile, cobby body, short legs, short tail, wooly/cottony coat texture. Mitted: Lack of white belly stripe; white on ears and/or tail. Bicolor: White beyond the outside edge of the eye. White on ears and/or tail.

River Haze Pricing for this category is $3400

 

Show Quality

A Show Quality kitten means this kitten would be under the allowances with slight imperfections, or perfectly marked.

 

A kitten is allowed if they have: General: Seasonal changes in coat length, shorter coats on unaltered adults and kittens. Females may be smaller than males. Mitted and Bicolor Patterns only: Feet and Legs: Small spots of point color in designated white areas. Paw Pads: Spots of point color on paw pads or colored paw pads.

River Haze pricing for this category runs between $3500 - $3700

A kitten is perfectly marked and could win awards if they have: General: No mismarks, great head shape, great ear size, shape and placement, oval eyes, well developed chin, strong muzzle, nice profile, strong boning, silky soft coat. More specific details found here: OFFICIAL TICA RAGDOLL STANDARD

River Haze pricing for this category runs between  $3800 - $4000

 

Breeder Quality

A Breeder Quality kitten means this kitten has full breeding rights, and would either be penalized, or withheld from all awards at TICA shows

 

A kitten is withheld from all awards if they have: General: Any eye color other than blue. Doming. Pointed: Any white. Mitted: Lack of white chin. Bicolor: Any dark markings inside the white “V” including the chin.

River Haze pricing for this category is $4500

A kitten is penalized if they have General: Very small ears, any eye shape other than oval, Roman nose, straight profile, cobby body, short legs, short tail, wooly/cottony coat texture. Mitted: Lack of white belly stripe; white on ears and/or tail. Bicolor: White beyond the outside edge of the eye. White on ears and/or tail.

River Haze Pricing for this category runs between $4600 - $4800

 

Show/Breeder Quality

A Show/Breeder Quality kitten means this kitten has full breeding rights, and would be under the allowances with either slight imperfections, or perfectly marked.

 

A kitten is allowed if they have: General: Seasonal changes in coat length, shorter coats on unaltered adults and kittens. Females may be smaller than males. Mitted and Bicolor Patterns only: Feet and Legs: Small spots of point color in designated white areas. Paw Pads: Spots of point color on paw pads or colored paw pads.

River Haze pricing for this category is $5000

A kitten is perfectly marked and could win awards if they have: General: No mismarks, great head shape, great ear size, shape and placement, oval eyes, well developed chin, strong muzzle, nice profile, strong boning, silky soft coat. More specific details found here: OFFICIAL TICA RAGDOLL STANDARD

River Haze pricing for this category is  $5500

The Official TICA Ragdoll Standard can be found here for your review in greater detail:

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