What are pedigree papers and should I be paying extra for them?
This is a question that comes up often. The short answer is they are your cats birth certificate and no, they are not something you should be paying extra for. Cats United WA breeders must register their kittens births and they must give copies to the new owners.
One of our members has written an article with more detail here
British Shorthair Pedigree Papers
It is written about British Shorthairs but it is the same for all pedigree cat breeds.