Alright, I think you've all waited long enough! A good many of you know already, because Betsy's great great great uncle is Sherlock Holmes.
Good job Betsy!
It was a bit of a trick question, but then again not. As some of you have surmised, SBT bengals are really starting to look more and more wild, 10 generations or more out, since we breeders are focusing on certain traits.
Most of us have the extra sweet temperament locked in, so we can really focus on building that exotic wild look into all our kittens, so it closely resembles the ALC.
To me, this girl looks wild, but not vastly different than what many of us are producing now. She has alot of the finer points that we are working on and making very good progress with. This girl would definitely be a keeper show/breeder as an SBT.
But, she is not a SBT, she is a F1. Her sire is an ALC and her mom is a SBT Bengal. So her wild blood percentage is over 50%.
It's going to be very interesting to watch her grow. She is going to one of our best friends in the bengal cat fancy, and she will be bred to our males, Odin and Kahekili, who now live with her.
We'll be getting at least 2 kittens, who will be F2's. That'll be a first for us to have foundation cats here.
Teri and I are very excited. So naturally I will be posting alot about these developments.
I hope you'll all enjoy reading about our newest bengal adventure in the coming months.