Besides breeding Savannah cats, we also breed Bengal cats! Both breeds we breed on a small scale as a hobby, because we want to socialize kittens very well and also give our adult cats enough attention.
All our Bengal cats are Fiv and Felv-free (infection deseases), and have been lab-tested on the genetic deseases PRA-b, rdAc-PRA and Pk-def. They are also negative for HCM, tested with a scan of the heart.
- Bengals are a cat breed with a stunning wild look, and with the size of a regular house cat. They have a gorgeous pattern in different types and colour variations. We as a cattery are a big fan of big clouded rozettes!
- Just like Savannahs, bengals are intelligent, can sometimes be a bit naughty and need lots of attention of their owners. If you cannot give them this attention and time, then this is not your cat. Bengal Cats have a very high energy level and want to play and cudlle with you a lot!
- Because of their intelligence, Bengals can be teached to walk on a leash and play fetch, just like Savannahs!
- Bengals have a more sentsitive stomach. It is advisable to feed them special bengal breed food, or a high quality grain-free food.
- A big diference between Bengal cats and high generation Savannahs, is that Bengals are less expensive. The reason for this, is that Bengal cats are less hard to breed. So if you love the stunning wild look of both breeds, but have less to spend, you should go for the Bengal cat!
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Zuwena is a gorgeous silver spotted tabby bengal female, from top cattery Praslin. She is very sweet and loves to cuddle. She has got a clouded coat pattern, with big rozettes. We hope to have some beautiful kittens or her! She and our stud Nero love each other very much, which is so nice to see.
Zuwena is A/A, C/cb (carrier snow sepia) and D/D.
- Nero is a kitten of our blue lynx double charcoal kater Sunparadise Bruno aka Yegor, and our female cat Oasisbengals Mila, a brown spotted tabby. Both parents, who now live at my parents home, have big clouded rozettes. That is why Nero has got a beautiful coat pattern too! Nero is a big cuddle-bug who loves to be in your arms.
- Nero is Apb/a (charcoal), C/cs (carrier snow lynx) and D/d (carrier dilute).
- There are different patterns possible with bengals. These are the most important, but you have varieties in it.
- Spotted bengal
2. Marbled bengal
3. Rozetted bengal (the genetic code is the same as the spotted bengal)
This can be small or big rozettes, or big clouded rozettes. Clouded rozettes resemble the coat of the clouded leopard a bit.
4. Combination of spotted/rozetted and marbled: the sparbled bengal
Bengals come in many colours, whether it is according the breeding standards of TICA or not. A snow bengal can even be silver at the same time (sometimes you can see it well, sometimes you can’t), but we will not talk about this combination here. These are the colours that are according the bengal breeding standards:
- a. The (normal) brown/black tabby bengal
b. The silver bengal.
- To get silver kittens, you only need one parent who is silver. A silver-carrier does not exist, a cat is either silver or not. Breeders prefer to have silver bengals as beautiful as possible, without too much ‘tasnish’. That is a brown-like colour in the silver coat.
- c. The snow bengal, that comes in the varieties seal lynx (the lightest colour of snow), mink (the mixed colour of seal lynx & sepia) and sepia (darkest colour of snow).
- The genetics of bengals are quite complicated. First I name the genetical codes that a bengal can have. Examples of this can be in any colour, such as silver, brown or a variety of snow. A cat can have a certain colour from the outside, but can be a carrier of another genetic letter, what you cannot see from the outside.
- An A/A is a normal Agouti/tabby (striped or spotted) cat. This cat can also have a marbled pattern, or a pattern with rozettes.
- 2. An a/a is a solid coloured cat, like a black (melanistic) or completely mink cat. Sometimes you can see the spots through their colour. To get a solid kitten, both parents must carry the small a and pass it through.
- 3. An A/a is a normal Agouti/tabby cat who carries the non-agouti (a) gene, but the cat itself is not a non-agouti/solid cat. The big A is dominant over the small a, so the non-solid colour wins.
- 4. An Apb/a is a so-called charcoal cat. They need to recieve from their parents both the Apb (charcoal) gene, as the small a (the non-agouti gene). Charcoal bengals have got a characteristic dark mask over their pattern, and some kind of dark (zorro) cape.
- 5. An Apb/Apb is a so-called ‘double charcoal’ cat. it really isn’t a ‘real’ charcoal, because a real charcoal also needs the small a gene. But even not a real charcoal, the double charcoals also have a dark mask and a darker back, but less dark then the real charcoal bengal.
- 6. An Apb/A is a ‘normal’ spotted/striped/marbled et. Agouti cat, but is a carrier of the Apb gene.
- Here below you can see a schedule of the different combinations.