AUTHENTIC RAGDOLLS INDIVIDUALLY OWNED
Authentic Ragdoll cat breeders pay more for their first cats to start with and their male $500, they pay a royalty fee of $10 per kitten for the use of the Ragdoll name. They have a revocable license and a state set up. They are then sold a now existing pair of purebred Ragdolls (Sacred Cat of Burma strain and another male) of Josephine’s descendants sired by a different male. Each will breed seven generations down the line. After seven generations then kittens from each breeder can be mixed and we can have a Ragdoll breed for all.
It is the same breed program we had in the first place until it was ruined and we had to start over. So far we have only two other breeders of authentic Ragdolls and breeding the same program. The new males for breeding will be ready in spring to mate then each will do his line breeding.
In seven years if all goes well these authentic breeders will be able to produce the authentic Ragdolls for all…. 1985. Authentic breeders are under contract to Ann Baker the same as the originals were until the breed was ruined and we had to start all over in order to keep the Ragdoll breed from dying out.
In the meantime we have set up the Ragdoll Hobby Cats, but no cat is a Ragdoll Hobby Cat or Ragdoll unless registered by the IRCA. As Ann Baker owns the name and original cats; the name she alone gave her breed….. Patented, trademarked them and registered them. She is declared with the Department of Agriculture as a registrar of a breed that is different than all others and phenomena.
If you want to leave Ann Baker’s breed program and set up your own thing then you have the right to do so. That is your desire. You must call them by a different name. That is you’re swindling of the public if you go your own route and still call them by Ann Baker’s name and breeding program. Ann Baker has not done a thing to you except she will no longer register your kittens with the IRCA. You have done it to yourself.
Ann Baker is not responsible for any cats except those she knows and registers the background of. When you leave the program and do your own thing you are on your own and cannot capitalize on Ann Baker’s name and breed. In other words Ann Baker is no way responsible for what you do or what you misrepresent. You have to reap your own reward.
In case this is not clear… say the Chambers of Herman who are Ann Bakers’ breeders, breed, sell and register their cats with IRCA. If they decide to leave Ann Baker’s program and set up their own then they can no longer IRCA register and they must change the name of their breed. They may have started out with authentic Ragdolls, but if their breeding program is different, then they cannot use Ann Baker’s name and that of her cats. If the literature and show standards are different how can the cats be the same?
IRCA will set them up as a breeder of Ragdoll Hobby Cats if they want to go the Hobby Cats route and they register their Ragdoll Hobby Cats with IRCA so they can have the use of the name. This would mean they have crossbreed cats. If they do not care to register IRCA then they will have to drop the name Ragdoll and do their own thing.
Ann Baker will then revoke their permit and notify the state of their discontinued use of the Ragdoll name. Only IRCA registered cats are Ann Baker’s breed and you leave by your own doings and setting up of your own business which is yours alone and all foreign to Ann Baker’s.
The IRCA will not register Ragdolls that are bred brother, sister, cousin, back breeding etc. We do not believe in bringing into the world cats that have short lives and or deformities.
Franchisees were each sold a cross of Fugianna and Tiki (each different combination) known as light side and dark side. Each was to line breed seven generations, no mixing, and no using of sons to breed. Then after seven generations and then with another direct son of Josephine (not fathered by Daddy War Bucks or Sacred Cat of Burma) it could become a breed for all.
When breeders broke their contracts and two breeders ended up with all the children of the combinations and mixed them all together, they no longer followed Ann Baker’s breeding program. Ann Baker’s breed has only one show standard, while the cat associations were allowing people to show all three looks. It takes one cat from the light side and one from the dark side to start the line breed program to make one with the white mittens. True, all are Ragdolls due to disposition, but the one look is the true look.”