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).
Bengal kittens are covered with phasing in 3-4 weeks. They begin to clear themselves by the age of 3 months. And precisely at this time, when new moms and dads choose them, Bengal kittens are in the stage of “ugly ducklings”. Do not be alarmed by this! After a certain time, they will miraculously turn into beautiful, beautiful bengals similar to their parents. What the kitten will be like, the breeder can already understand at the time of the birth of the kittens. If the kitten was born with black, bright spots, then it will be contrasting. If with gray or light brown, then it may lose contrast by the year.
Ask the breeder for photos of the kittens in 2-3 weeks and you will see everything for yourself.
And it is advisable to see the kitten’s mom and dad to understand what kind of adult he will be.
Phasing completely descends to 4-5 months and begins to intensively stain. Completely this change sometimes ends by 1.5 years.
The phasing of all Bengal kittens is different. It happens very strong when the drawing is practically not visible. But it is weak, manifest only on the back.