Fuzzy and Foundation

The Bengal Quest KABRAL
Male kitten at 3 months

FUZZY
 

The "fuzzy" period  is actually a period of camouflage.
In their natural environment the curious baby leopard nature may be stray away from their mother at a young age. The Fuzzy period gives them the advantage of camouflage and to go unnoticed by potential predators.
So at the age of three weeks, until the age of 3 months more or less, the reasons for the coat fade and appear washed out, bland and not seen accurately.

 

At this stage it is often difficult to imagine the beauty of the coat and the reasons which will be revealed later.
Fortunately, a few breeders are experienced enough to have a good idea! Your cat's coat will start to become clearer and intensify until 1 year old. In some areas, small changes were observed up to the age of 2 years old. This is also the case for determining the final eye color.

 

In the Bengal Snow colour, you can even see that the reasons for his coat become darker or lighter depending on the season!

The Bengal Quest KABRAL 
at 8 months

A big thank you to Miriam Pinsonneault,
for her superb photo of Kabral becoming an adult!

FOUNDATION

 

Hybrid kittens (offspring from the breeding of a domestic cat and leopard, as well as, their descendants from the first three generations , F1 , F2, F3) are subject by the breeder to special attention at socialisation.

 

From the fourth generation, or F4, the Bengal is no longer considered a hybrid and it should have a gentle and loving nature. Hence the importance for the new owner to inform the breeder with the founding of the kitten and its lineage. Remember ....the race is young! The first concern of conscientious breeders Bengal
(or any other races) should be the health of their animals and to try to eliminate observed defects or risks for hereditary diseases.