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Pedigree Software Packages for Purchase
Breedmate is a popular choice for
breeders as it allows users to create
their own tables, and fields and design
their own forms. It comes standard with
many pedigree certificates in varying
styles - all of them designed using
Breed Mate itself. It delivers plenty of
power and flexibility to the user.
It comes in two versions, Breedmate Lite
and Breedmate Pro, the difference being
the ability to create new forms
and add to forms.
Breedmate Lite sells for $65 AUD and
Breedmate Pro for $105 AUD
Pedigree Explorer is the premium version
of BreedMate. It builds on all the
features of BreedMate but adds extra
features like the Pedigree Chart which
in one screen can show more than 100+
generations of ancestors and the
Descendants Chart (Reverse Pedigree)
which can show eight generations of all
It also has an advanced Merge
Manager function that allows interactive
comparison and merging of data. PedX
is for the serious "line chaser" and for
people maintaining breed databases.
Pedigree Assistant is an entry-level
pedigree program for breeders. It
produces fabulous printed pedigrees &
pedigree cover sheets. it was designed
with ease of use and budget in mind and
is best suited to breeders who don't
need the power of full breeding record
software, but still want professional
Breeders Assistant includes fully
customizable printed pedigrees, text
pedigrees, image pedigrees, HTML
pedigrees, even circular pedigrees.
It also has many features for
linechasers, cattery management and
comprehensive record keeping.
It comes in carefully tailored
versions - e.g. Breeders
Assistant for Cats has specific
support for CFA, TICA, GCCF and
FIFe/CA breeders. packed
full of features this is a
comprehensive application for
cat breeders everywhere.
Despite an extensive search we are
unable to find out whether or not this
software was ever finished. It was
due for release in the late 90's but
then the release date was delayed.
It promised to be finally be pedigree
software specifically for the macintosh
user. If you have any additional
info about this product please
contact us so that we can share with
eager mac using breeders.
If you are a cat breeding mac user you
do have an option other than mac
specific software when it comes to
pedigree programs. While most
major players don't support a mac
platform they do state that breeders
have successfully used their
applications on a machine that is
running windows emulation.
An example is Virtual PC (http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/virtualpc/)
What you can do if you have a windows
emulator is to download the free demo
version of your chosen software (if
available) and then give it a good try
before you purchase it.
If any breeders who have done this would
like to share their experience we would
for you to
The Cornell Book of Cats is an inexhaustible source of
current medical information that covers the whole range of feline health.
There are also descriptions and photographs of forty-one
breeds accepted by the leading national cat associations. In addition, it
outlines first-aid measures that should be taken before an emergency trip to the
Available from Amazon books from around $22 USD.
To find out more
Robinson's Genetics for Cat Breeders & Veterinarians
discusses feline genetics, reproduction and development, principles of heredity,
impacts of heredity, breeding systems and practices, inbreeding, and more.
Available from Amazon books from around $77 USD. You may
be able to find a copy on ebay second hand for less. To find out more
You can find second hand breeding books on ebay. Many of the best books
are out of print so keep an eye out for them
This book has it all. It is a wonderful resource for
the new cat breeder and experienced hand alike. It starts with selecting
breeding stock and moves on to when to breed, the breeding process, pregnancy &
birth, kitten care and more. It is plain English and it is non-breed
Available from Amazon books from $8.99 (approx $13 AUD)
which makes this book an excellent investment. To find out more
This book is out of print but if you can get your hands on
a copy you will find that it is nearly a complete resource for all breeders.
One breeder wrote "I have been breeding pedigreed cats for 22 years. This is the
best book on the subject I have ever read. I wish I had this book when I began."
You can buy a second hand copy from Amazon from fair to
near new condition. To find a copy