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Pricing and policies

Price structure: South Africa

BREEDING CATS WILL ONLY BE SOLD TO REGISTERED BREEDERS. 
NOTE OF PRICE CHANGES FOR 2016

FOR NON-BREEDING CATS, IN ADDITION TO THE KITTEN PRICE,
A REFUNDABLE VET DEPOSIT FOR SECOND INOCULATION AND STERILIZATION IS REQUIRED: 
R1,500 FOR FEMALES, R1,200 FOR MALES. 

The vet deposit will be refunded upon proof of second inoculation and sterilization.
In cases where the second inoculation was paid by the breeder, that part of the fee will be retained by the breeder. 
 
 Breed
 Kitten 
 Original Longhair Silver  (Chinchilla Longhair)  R 5,000
 Original Longhair Golden  (Chinchilla Longhair)  R 6,000
 Burmese   R 4,000
 Asians (non-silver Burmillas) Shorthair R 2,000
 Asians (non-Siver Burmillas) Longhair R 3,500
 Burmilla : See notes on Genotypes and Phenotypes below.
 Burmilla Shorthair [F1p] [F0g]  R 3,000
 Burmilla Shorthair [F2p] [F1g]  R 3,300
 Burmilla Longhair [F1p] [F0g]  
    R 5,000
 Burmilla Shorthair [F3p] [F2g]  R 3,600
 Burmilla Longhair [F2p] [F1g] 
 R 5,300
 Burmilla Shorthair [F4p] [F3g  R 3,900
  Burmilla Longhair [F3p] [F2g]  
 R 5,600
 Burmilla  Shorthair [F5p] [F4g]  R 4,200
 Burmilla Longhair [F4p] [F3g]    R 5,900
 Burmilla Shorthair [F5g]  R 4,500
 Burmilla Longhair [F5p] F4g].  R 6,300
 Burmilla Longhair [F5g]    R 6,600
Note: Microchip optional at about R 225.


Notes on Genotypes and Phenotypes:

  • Each kitten carries two generation labels, e.g. [F1p] [F0g]. 
  • The first two letters refer to the generation. 
  • Third letter "p" means "phenotype" and "g" means "genotype".
  • For phenotype pedigrees, we count the cat itself (because it looks like a Burmilla) plus the longest line of consecutive same-type ancestors (irrespective of coat length).
  • For genotype pedigrees, we do not count the cat in. Both parents must be of the same breed. We count the shortest line of Burmilla same-breed ancestors.
  • To explain, some examples: 
    • The initial out-crossing between Burmese X Silver Chinchilla produces F1 phenotype [F1p] and F0 genotype [F0g] Silver Burmilla shorthairs.
      • Reason: shorthair is dominant, silver is dominant. 
    • Crossing two [F1p] Silver Burmilla shorthairs gives you:
      • Either [F2p] [F1g] shorthair or [F1p] [F0g] longhair. 
      • Of these, 25% will not be silver (irrespective of hair length) and will be registered as "Asian" [F1p] [F0g].

Pet kitten cost for local sales

  • Includes:
    • Free kitten starter packs of product samples from sponsors (if available).
    • Computerized registration with the Cat Association of Southern Africa (CASA).
      • Manual registration with the SA Cat Council (SACC) on request.
      • In the case of Burmilla, SACC only registers F5 genotypes with no out-crossing allowed (they are the only registry in the world with this restriction).
    • First health check by veterinarian at age 8-9 weeks, plus foundation inoculation and deworming.
    • Compulsory follow-up inoculation at 12-13 weeks.
    • Scheduled flea and worm treatments.
    • Sterilization cost: about R1,200 for males, R1,500 for females.
      NOTE: 
      As per rules to which registered breeders must comply to, kittens may leave at 12 weeks of age.
      However, m
      ost vets prefer to sterilize a kitten between 4 - 6 months. 
      Therefore, we allow kittens to leave at 12 weeks on the following Terms and Conditions:
        • The new owner must sign a contract with regards to veterinary responsibilities.  
        • A scanned copy of the new owner's ID must be submitted.
        • If the kitten did not receive his/her second inoculation by the time the kitten left home, the new owner must take the kitten to the vet at the indicated time. 
          • The breeder will pay the vet bill up to R300 for this inoculation
          • Vet invoice must be submitted.
        • Sterilization must be performed at 4-5 months of age. Breach of contract will lead to legal action.
          • The breeder will pay up to R800 per male and up to R1,200 per female for the sterilization. 
          • Vet invoice must be submitted. 

Breeding kitten cost for local sales

  • Includes:
    • Computerized registration with the Cat Association of Southern Africa (CASA).
      • Manual registration with the SA Cat Council (SACC) on request.
        • NOTE: SACC is the only organization world-wide that allows no out-crossing for Burmillas. In the case of the Burmilla breed, SACC only registers F5 genotype pedigrees. This means the kitten must have a pedigree of 4 generations that contains ONLY Burmilla, showing no out-crossing to Burmese, Asian or Chinchilla ancestors.
        • NOTE: SACC does not recognize Golden Chinchillas or blue tips in the Chinchilla Longhair breed. 
    • First health check by veterinarian at age 9 weeks, plus foundation inoculation.
    • Scheduled flea and worm treatments
    • Free kitten starter packs of product samples from sponsors (if available).

Travel cost

  • Travel costs if outside Cape Town is approximately R600 to major destinations in SA for the flight and carrier cage.
  • If shipped outside Cape Town, the free starter packs are not shipped with the kitten in order to minimize cargo weight.
  • These free starter packs, however, may be available at your local vet.

Cost to maintain a cat

  • The average cost of keeping a Longhair cat is about R5.000 per year (R420 per month).
  • The new owner must budget for food, regular grooming with a good quality shampoo (we recommend Wampum), cat litter, once-a year visit to the vet, monthly flea and worm control and general maintenance of cat furniture like litter trays, poop scoops, bedding and scratching posts.

Price structure: Export

  • Guide price for countries where no titre test is required and cats can leave at 4 month is USD1500, including all the required vet bills. 
  • Guide price for countries where a titre test is required and cats can leave at 7 month is EUR2000, including all the required vet bills.
  • Transport cost is separate and must be paid to a SA-based travel handling company.

Policies for kitten allocation

Policy with regards to allocation preferences

  • Breeding cats get preference over pets.
    • Reason: our gene pool is small.
  • Show cats get preference over pets.
    • Reason: we strive to popularize the breed on our show benches.
  • People who paid a deposit gets preference over people who did not.
    • Ranking among deposit payers is firstly by deposit amount, then by date of deposit.
    • No deposits for unborn kittens are accepted.

Policy with regards to the right to change allocation

  • Cherie-Finesse reserves the right to change allocations.

Policy with regards to selling breeding cats

  • Entire kittens for breeding are sold only to registered breeders.
  • Local breeders must be registered and in good standing with either SACCCFSA or CASA
  • Foreign breeders must be registered and in good standing with a registry accredited by the WCC

Policy with regards to selling non-breeding cats

  • All non-breeding cats are to be sterilized.
  • Exception: under certain conditions the pet cat may leave the house with sterilization pending under contract.

Terms and conditions for deposits

  • Deposits are not compulsory when you put your name on the waiting list. 
  • The recommended minimum deposit amount is a third of the price of the kitten.
  • A deposit may be cancelled by the prospective new owner. R100 will be retained as administration fee. 
  • Cherie-Finesse reserves the right to cancel a booking for which a deposit was paid, in which case the full deposit will be refunded.

Age of inoculations and home leaving

South Africa

  • Local kittens booked must be paid in full before collection at an age prescribed by the registering body's ethics rules.
    • First inoculation: 8 - 9 weeks
    • 2nd inoculation: 12 - 13 weeks.
    • SACC: kittens may leave at 10 weeks minimum age.
    • WCF and CFSA: 12 weeks minimum age. 

From SA to USA

  • Export kittens to USA must be at least 16 weeks old before they can leave SA. 
    • Price: USD1,500. Travel excluded. Veterinary costs included. 
    • Microchip and first rabies inoculation at 12 weeks. 
    • No titre test required.

From SA to EU

  • Export kittens to EU must be at least 7 months before they can leave SA.
    • Price: EUR2,000. Travel excluded. Veterinary costs included. 
    • Microchip and first rabies inoculation at 12 weeks. 
    • Titre test and 2nd rabies inoculation 30 days later.
    • If titre test fails, another test is required and cat may leave 60 days later (that means minimum age 9 months).
Page last updated: 17 Oct 2016