Phasing (from the English Fuzzy “obscure, shaded”) is a phenomenon inherited by Bengal cats from wild ancestors – Asian leopard cats (ALC) and appears in Bengal kittens regardless of the distance in the pedigree of the wild ancestor.
Phasing occurs in pups of all representatives of the cat family living in the wild.
Nature masks beginners crawling out of the nest of 4-week-old kittens of wild cats, hiding under the long black or gray hairs sticking out like a hedgehog, a bright spotty, fur coat of babies noticeable from afar. And bengals carry protective mimicry in the blood (Mimicry is an imitative resemblance to environmental objects, providing protection from enemies). Continue reading