Behavioral Features of Bengal Cats
The distinctive features of the character of Bengal cats and cats are due to their origin. As a result of interspecific crosses, this pet has not only a unique color…

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Features of allergenicity of representatives of the Bengal breed
Despite the established fact that the animal’s hair itself is not perceived with hostility by an allergic person, it is she who transfers the Fel D1 protein. The hairs of…

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An allergy to Bengal cats: the cause of the appearance and how it manifests itself
Professional felinologists will always tell anyone who wants to get a pet of an exotic, expensive Bengal breed, first you need to make sure that the household is not allergic…

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Difficulties in creating a Bengal breed

Since not only different species of the feline family were used to obtain the first hybrids, but even different subfamilies, the genotypes of which are somewhat different from each other, the first difficulties arose for the experimenters. Hybrids were assigned different numbers – from F0 in the base generation to F4, respectively, in the fourth generation from crosses between hybrids of previous grades (from F1 to F3) with domestic cats. That is, modern bengals, according to various sources, flow from 7% to 15% of wild blood. The difficulty was that F1 male hybrids (50% or more of wild blood) were sterile. Offspring could only be obtained from females. The F2 generation had the same problem. Only the third generation of hybrid cats was partially capable of reproduction. And only bengals from F4 and higher became full-fledged manufacturers. Such a feature, of course, hindered selection. But still, it was a great success. After all, spontaneous or targeted hybridization between feline species has happened before. However, the descendants of some of these crosses were sterile, regardless of gender. Continue reading

Bengal Standard TICA
The goal of breeding bengals is to create a domestic cat that has the characteristic appearance of small forest cats, but with a gentle and balanced character of domestic cats.…

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Features of allergenicity of representatives of the Bengal breed
Despite the established fact that the animal’s hair itself is not perceived with hostility by an allergic person, it is she who transfers the Fel D1 protein. The hairs of…

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Basic information on fertilization features leading to problems
As established by veterinary medicine, the stage of the reproductive cycle of a cat (estrus) occurs in a special way. The time of ovulation, that is, the exit of an…

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Weight and size standards for adult Bengal cats and cats
Domestic bengals in adulthood have an impressive size: males of the breed can reach 8 kg, and females - 6 kg. The height of a large animal at the withers…

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