So, I would like to believe that our kittens may have a pre-disposition toward a personality similar to their parents but that they can change according to the environment they grow up in. It is for this reason that here at Lap Leopard Bengals we release our kittens earlier at 8 weeks so that they would be more impressionable and can adapt to their new home quicker and easier. We also selectively choose our Breeding Bengals based upon many scrutinizing factors that are important to us, including reputability of the Cattery, health and genetic screenings, pedigree, pattern contrast and quality, but most importantly Temperament. All of our Breeding Bengals have an awesome temperament or we wouldn't be using them for our program. Raising my Bengals as part of my family with 3 young children absolutely requires that my Bengals are tolerant and affectionate. To be able to showcase my Beautiful Bengals to any new person vising the cattery requires that they are social, interactive, and people-loving.
I will say this though, I have seen kittens that share one quirky quality our Stud Prowler has, his ability to crimp and curl his tail into crazy shapes. As we like to say, Prowler has a very expressive tail and some of his kittens do the same. So take from that what you will. =-)