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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:22 pm 
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Just got this brown F5 Bengal kitten two days ago. But her pattern is too fuzzy to determine how she will develop in the future. Will she just get single-spots instead of rosettes? Her mom has brown rosettes with brown coat, while dad is silver with dark single-spots. All from Australia. Pls advise and be kind as it is my first Bengal. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:37 pm 
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Welcome to our forum and congratulations on your bengal. It is very common for bengal kittens to have the fuzzies. I think all bengal cats develop gorgeous pelts. You'll just have to be patient. Do you have the parents' pedigreed names? I have a large database of bengal cats and want to make sure I have them in there.

Enjoy your baby! She is a cutie pie. We are here to answer any questions you may have.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Thanks for your sweet reply and advice. We are now totally smitten by her and kinda surprised that despite being highly energetic and playful, she doesn't bite and is very affectionate. Whereas my previous domestic breed kittens all tend to bite your hands, lol. More photos are her and her mom and ancestors:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:59 pm 
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I think your little lady will be gorgeous! Do you know the pedigreed names of her parents or can you point me to the breeder's Facebook or website page and I can get the information myself?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:29 am 
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Thanks. We just realized that its a 'He'..lmao! We mixed 'her' up among her many siblings. We gotta choose among like 6 kittens which are spotted/marbled, eyes can get blurry, lol. Gosh, gotta change its name now, this is quite bizzarre but come to think about it, its a blessing in disguise as we had hope to bring a bigger cat out on a leash when it grows.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:09 am 
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Sherry wrote:
I think your little lady will be gorgeous! Do you know the pedigreed names of her parents or can you point me to the breeder's Facebook or website page and I can get the information myself?


Thanks! Although the breeders are rather established in our local community, they are operating on a private basis without an official website or shop front, and offer alternatives (without registration/certification) and hence lower cost alternatives to the traditional pet shops which are selling at cut-throat prices. I do not know the pedigreed names of her parents yet (gotta check again with the breeder), but as I was informed and you can see from the pictures, its mom (his now, lol) is a brown Bengal with what appears to be brown spots/arrow-rosettes imported form Austalia. His maternal grand and great grand parents are rosetted too from private owner/breeders in Australia (large breed), while his dad is a grey single-spotted bengal.

I am hoping that he will grow into a something similar to this brown-spotted Bengal with rofus coat:
Source: Kings & Queens of the Cattery
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Another picture of my kitten below showing some slight glitters.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:23 am 
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Chris,

I'm not trying to be critical of you, because buying a predigreed cat for the first time (is it your first time?) can be kind of a baffling and confusing experience. But it really isn't good when a breeder has no website (thus no accountability/transparency of their practices and such), keeps their cats in cages, rehomes their kittens early (before 12 weeks) and offers no registration papers. Those are all hallmarks of what is often referred to as "backyard breeders" (a bad "word" in the pedigreed cat community). You mention the low price, and compare them to pet stores (pet stores? what pet store would sell bengals?). It just sounds like all kind of corners are being cut, and quite frankly, I'd be concerned about the kitten's health and socialization due to what seems to me to be pretty questionable breeding practices.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:22 am 
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brianj12 wrote:
Chris,

I'm not trying to be critical of you, because buying a predigreed cat for the first time (is it your first time?) can be kind of a baffling and confusing experience. But it really isn't good when a breeder has no website (thus no accountability/transparency of their practices and such), keeps their cats in cages, rehomes their kittens early (before 12 weeks) and offers no registration papers. Those are all hallmarks of what is often referred to as "backyard breeders" (a bad "word" in the pedigreed cat community). You mention the low price, and compare them to pet stores (pet stores? what pet store would sell bengals?). It just sounds like all kind of corners are being cut, and quite frankly, I'd be concerned about the kitten's health and socialization due to what seems to me to be pretty questionable breeding practices.


Thanks for your concern and comments and greatly appreciated. Not to worry, the breeder's home is actually pretty spot clean, all the cats/kittens roam freely in the house as their pet and fed quality food (chicken, solid gold and wet can food (Nutripe (chicken & lamp)), except the males which need to be keep separately.

The family are just like normal cat owners but breeding at a small scale and looking for people wanting to re-home them with a reasonable adoption fee and I should have said that, rather than at a 'low price' which leads to a different dimension of discussion, lol. Hence they are definitely not a 'backyard breeder' or 'sweat shops'. As for pet shops, we really do have several pet shops here selling pedigree breeds here in our country (e.g. http://www.petsstation.com.sg/), and I'm also referring to specialized boutiques (e.g. http://www.designerbengalsingapore.com/ )selling Bengals and many other pedigree breeds as well as grooming and selling them and the prices are of course astronomical.

The breeder is also been following up and answering my inquiries on how to keep a Bengal and he's been a real adorable cat. So far, the kitten has been pretty healthy and responded well to the food as per advised by the breeder, and transitioned well to our new home.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Your baby is obviously a boy! LOL. A "backyard breeder" refers to someone who is not a registered cattery, does not provide registration papers to obtain a pedigree on your cat. There is a reason to go with a registered cattery because they must conform to a code of ethics. Breeders also offer a contract that protects the breeder, buyer and the kitten. This does not mean BYB don't offer purebred bengals. Obviously if they are charging less for their cats, there is a reason! Most breeders make sure the kittens are seen by a vet and get their first round of vaccinations, many times offering a spay or neuter before the kitten goes to the owner.

I hope all goes well for you and your little guy is healthy. Do take him to the vet within 72 hours after you get him to make sure he is healthy and to start a medical history on him.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:14 am 
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Thanks, Sherry! We've already booked him for vaccination and health-check appointment this afternoon.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:41 pm 
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I just remembered you thought it was a little gal and now turns out it's a boy. Did the breeder not know this???


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Sherry wrote:
I just remembered you thought it was a little gal and now turns out it's a boy. Did the breeder not know this???


Yes, not the breeder problem, all along the breeder gave us the correct info. Its all our fault, when we initially wanted the other spotted girl and mixed up with her. We only knew when we check our sms, recording each kitten sex and realized, oh no, this one is a boy..and had a good laugh.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm 
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Too many kitties to choose from! LOL.


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