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 Post subject: bengal Ear hair
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:51 pm 
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i read the tica pages on the breed bengal and what there lookng for. i read the bengal ear hair is undesirable. does anyone else remove hair. or do you just take the point hit? . and also is it the hair on the top of the ear?
if anyone can help please reply thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:54 pm 
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hiya, it refers to the hair inside the ear & around the outline of the ear on the inside, not on the back of the ear.
if you compare bengals ear hair to most other breeds you'll see the difference, a little is natural for protection but it's undesirable to have the long whispy furnishings that most breeds have.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:07 pm 
Have you got any examples of what is desirable and what is not as in photos?


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 12:42 pm 
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I love the description 'ear furnishings'. It took me ages to figure that one out when I first saw the breed standard :D

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:03 am 
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does it need to be removed for alter category too?


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I think that means Bengal ears shouldn't look like Maine Coon ears, full of hair... :lol:

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But a little hair is probably acceptable, it's quite normal ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:34 pm 
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The hair on the top of the ears as in this Norwegian Forest Cat ie "Lynx Tips" are undesirable in the Bengal but desirable in the NFC.

If you remove all the hair inside the ears in the Bengal it will make the ears look more naked and hence bigger which isn't great either, I would leave well alone unless her ears are particularly hairy. Bengals don't usually have very hairy ears.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:19 pm 
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Starbaby wrote:
I love the description 'ear furnishings' :D


me too :lol: :lol:

I've started to call my OH's ear protruberances 'furnishings' they don't seem so bad now :lol:

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I've never heard that the insides of a bengal's ears should be plocked, but I do plock the tips of my bengal's ears just before shows. I've done that ever since a judge commented on Haltia's eartips early on in his show career... It's easy to do with just nails, but you can also use tweezers.

Here Haltia has unplocked ears:

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And plocked:

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