The bad thing about it is that these specific lines have HCM problems in them. We eliminated the lines a long, long time ago, but the cat was used a lot in their breeding program, and from what we understand, produced kittens with problems. Not only health issues, but also major personality problems. Some of these kitten buyers come back to us, asking us questions because the parent of the litter is a "Mystic Melody" cat.
We have notified the breeder several times of the problems in the lines and urged them to alter the cat. They had told us they were going to but we don't know if they ever did. We never wanted them to have this cat, not then and not now, and despite the many warnings in the past, we found there are several kittens from this particular cat that have problems that are heartbreaking for the families that own them.
Please understand that just because a cat has a "Mystic Melody" parent, doesn't mean we are responsible for any problems. We will answer your questions when you come knocking on our door, but please know that we have done our part in notifying the breeder that there are problems in the lines. But when someone refuses to listen and keeps breeding a cat with known problems in the lines, it is beyond our control, and we cannot help you with the issues with your kitten. We can not control an irresponsible breeder.
We have heard numerous complaints of bad health, FIP, heart issues, fleas, and really bad personalities coming from this cattery for quite a while now. In all fairness, we have no way of telling whether they are true or not, but we can say we have had several reports from people who do not know each other and all came looking for us because the parent of their kitten was a Mystic Melody cat.
Our only advice would be to contact the breeder and make sure you get a refund or a replacement kitten and if not, report it with the Bureau of Better Business and a website called rip off report. You can also contact the Regional Director of TICA and CFA for the breeder's region and see if they can mediate in the situation.
This was a very hard way to learn a lesson and this particular one is of our biggest mistakes. It is the main reason why we very rarely sell breeder cats. We only sell them to people we know very well and that we have learned to trust unconditionally over the years.
Don't ask for names, we won't give it out. As bad as we feel for the affected families, this is just to let people know we can not be responsible for what other breeders choose to do within their breeding program.