Bengal kittens

What do bengals need?
    For a Bengal, there must be a high claw point in the house (a game town), they jump very high, they need this to maintain good physical shape. A Bengal…

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All about feeding Bengal cats: right and balanced
If, in general, caring for Bengal cats is not difficult, does not cause much trouble, then feeding is not easy. The point here is in the sensitive, gentle gastrointestinal tract…

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Bengalis colors
The main difference that a Bengal cat boasts is its leopard color. This is a unique pattern on red hair, inherited from the wild ancestor of Prionailurus bengalensis. None of…

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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. Adhering to this goal, judges need to attach particular importance to these characteristics when bengals appear that differ in temperament from other thoroughbred domestic cats. A Bengal cat is an athletically built animal, agile, friendly, curious, self-confident, possessing strength, dexterity, balance and grace.

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Shape: Wide modified wedge with rounded contours. A little longer in length than in width, small, in proportion to the body, but not to the extreme. Continue reading

Phasing in Bengal kittens

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

General description of Bengal

When working on the breed, the main emphasis was placed on the similarity of bengals with their wild ancestors, but friendly and gentle, like domestic cats. Therefore, any description of the appearance of a Bengal cat creates the image of a small forest predator, a kind of averaged image of a representative of the species Felis bengalensis.

These are muscular athletic cats, strong, with strong bones. Everything in them betrays excellent hunters who can patiently track down prey, jump high and climb trees quickly. They have strong paws and tenacious claws. There were cases when bengals jumped onto a 3-meter concrete fence or climbed a smooth round iron pillar. They are so dexterous that they can catch an insect with one paw on the fly. Continue reading

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

The history of the Bengal breed.

Jane Mill and a Bengal cat In the early 1960s at the University of California (USA), a study was conducted of the immunity of representatives of the cat family. Among the wards were both large cats – lions, tigers, leopards, and their small brothers, including Felis bengalensis. Little Asian leopards lived together with other domestic cats, resulting in kittens born from female Felis bengalensis and a black shorthair cat. Then one of the daughters was tied up with her father and got lovely spotted babies.

Research continued, and in the course of it continued numerous breeding of Felis bengalensis with American domestic cats. Jane Mill took part in these experiments, who decided to create a new breed of cats and in the 1970s took 8 females – first-generation hybrids. Initially, she added two cats to this group: a spotted one from a Los Angeles shelter and a domestic cat with orange eyes and juicy brown rosettes from the Delhi Zoo. Continue reading

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Affectionate and gentle beast
There is a misconception that bengals are aggressive. This is actually not the case. The purpose of breeding this breed was to obtain a domestic, affectionate cat with a wild…

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Phasing in Bengal kittens
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…

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The character of cats and cats of Bengal domestic breed
In addition to the fact that domestic leopard pets and their subspecies - Bengal marble cats are extremely mobile, there are a number of characteristic instinctive features of their nature:…

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The character of cats and cats of Bengal domestic breed
In addition to the fact that domestic leopard pets and their subspecies - Bengal marble cats are extremely mobile, there are a number of characteristic instinctive features of their nature:…

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