What Determines Quality?
Often I get asked this question. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I will try to answer this with my version of quality. While TICA has its own standards it uses to judge what is a champion and what is not, I feel that the Bengal was bred to look like a Leopard. With the Leopard standard in mind, the more spots a Bengal has and the less stripes makes it more appealing. Keep in mind, however, that a lot of the little "imperfections" in Bengals arose because naturally in all Leopard species there are imperfections.
1/29/2020 08:53:22 pm
When I bought my cat she was 3 months old and was told she was a mixed Bengal. You are right, it is hard to tell. Shes a year old now and a lot darker. She has stripes and leopard spots. her front paws are thickly striped and has a gold patch on her back and a mark on her head. She is very sweet but only comes to me, She even sleeps with me. She looks like a mixed Bengal. Oh when someone comes here she hides the whole time but I think she got that from my other cat who is 8 months older and shes a tuxedo. They get along great. I will still love her if shes a generic lol
1/29/2020 09:42:33 pm
Thanks for getting back to me so fast. Her spots are very dark. When I got her she was light. I looked up a lot of pictures and found her twin. Shes so different than any cat i ever had. Once i start petting her she wont let me quit. From what you said, she is a mixed Bengal. I say that because her back paws are white.
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Monique Dillon is the owner of Lap Leopard Bengals and is a fellow Bengal enthusiast that loves to share her passion for the Bengal breed! Prior to breeding she was a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biologist and likes to bring her knowledge into Breeding.
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