Bengal cat
A Bengal cat looks like a traditional ordinary cat just as tigers, panthers and jaguars look like. It’s just that a quiet house pussy and, say, a leopard have a…

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Pregnancy in a Bengal cat: timing and how it proceeds
Bengal cats that have a wild appearance, are unusually beautiful, resembling leopards, or snow leopards, or even panthers - one of the most elite breeds. Breeding healthy, large, contrast-colored bengals…

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What are the harnesses and collars
Collars are purchased for various purposes - medical and prophylactic and for walking, decorative for aesthetic purposes, and informational - so that the lost animal is back at home. Now…

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initial domestic cat

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

Character, upbrining, habits
Once, when preparing a material on bengals, the correspondent of an animal magazine asked to explain to readers how dangerous it is to take these animals to a family with…

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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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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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About some new color subspecies
Snow color has a wide color range with the base close to white, light gray shades. These bengals are classified as links, mink, sepia. These are not albinos - how…

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