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F1 Bengal now 9 months old

post #1 of 24
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Here's Bakula again, but she's quite grown up now. She's turned into a stunning little lady. Won't be long before there are little F2 bengals running around.





post #2 of 24
Stunning!!!

Got a question. Are F1s really different than F4s in terms of temperament and behavior? From what I read, you F1 can't be pets, is that true? Thanks!!
post #3 of 24
Wow, she is the most stunning Bengal I have ever seen. Just GORGEOUS!
post #4 of 24
Beautiful! What an angel!
post #5 of 24
GORGEOUS!!!
post #6 of 24
She is stunning, but to be honest I think your Remy is just as magnificent. Even though a Marble he has that exquisite contrast and wonderful facial expression.

Also, you know I think London is the most perfect Bengal ever, even more beautiful than the wild cats.

Bakula is going to make magnificent babies, especially if she is bred to one of your most superior boys!
post #7 of 24
Oooo, I want to her on her shiny little head!

right between the ears!

She's so very wild-looking!
post #8 of 24
Oh my! A real beauty! Mmmm ...gorgeous ~~
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
Also, you know I think London is the most perfect Bengal ever, even more beautiful than the wild cats.
Oh i agree! London is my favorite little Bengal guy of yours! He's just stunning!!!!
post #10 of 24
Wow, she looks great!
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by watchcaddy View Post
Stunning!!!

Got a question. Are F1s really different than F4s in terms of temperament and behavior? From what I read, you F1 can't be pets, is that true? Thanks!!
Thanks!

As for your question:

Honestly, it depends on a variety of factors. Genetics plays a role, as in how was the bengal queen? (non ALC, assuming the sire was the ALC). Is she very friendly, did she instill a sense of security in her kittens when humans were around? How were the F1's raised as kittens? Were they given tons of socialization and exposed to normal household activities and noises?

EG bengals (F1-F3) imprint very strongly on experiences (good or bad) during the critical 3 to 8 weeks of their kittenhood. This can be the make or break time for these guys to be good pets or not.

In Bakula's case, she is an excellent pet. Well mannered, although heavily active, much more so than SBT bengals. Excellent litter box habits. Very friendly and inquisitive and accepting of new things. All the things you'd expect from a 4th gen and above bengal, with a few twists. She's very nocturnal. She enjoys raising some hell at night and snoozing during the day, but anything interesting will rouse her. She plays rough and with purpose. Although smaller, she can be a force to be reckoned with and intimitating to other cats. She means no harm, she just likes to step the play up to the next level.
I think if one wants to own an EG bengal, you have to be prepared to deal with and accept some wildness, but if raised properly they make excellent companions. The only drawback I see regularly, is that they bond so strongly with their owners, that it is almost like having a child.
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by kittymonsters View Post
She is stunning, but to be honest I think your Remy is just as magnificent. Even though a Marble he has that exquisite contrast and wonderful facial expression.

Also, you know I think London is the most perfect Bengal ever, even more beautiful than the wild cats.

Bakula is going to make magnificent babies, especially if she is bred to one of your most superior boys!

Thanks so much!

I love Remy, he's really turning out to be something special. I think he looks a lot like Bakula in certain aspects. I'm glad to see someone else see's a little of what I see.

Ah, London, he's one of a kind. He's my favorite bengal ever.
post #13 of 24
She's gorgeous. She still has that bit of wild cat look to her which makes her even more exotic and alluring!

I'm going to admit that London is still my favorite too!
post #14 of 24
Wow, she is very different to your other Bengals. Her ears look a lot more rounded, and her spots and stripes are SO defined - it's almost as though they're painted on!

So does this mean an F1 Bengal can't really be sent to other breeders for their breeding programs? Will you keep her for life now, or would she cope ok if she had to go to a new home either for breeding, or once she can be petted out?
post #15 of 24
Wow.. she is simply .. perfect
post #16 of 24
Wow!! Stunning!!!
post #17 of 24
WHat a little beauty
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Kai Bengals View Post
Thanks!
. She's very nocturnal. She enjoys raising some hell at night and snoozing during the day, but anything interesting will rouse her. She plays rough and with purpose. .
she sounds like me.
she is a great looking cat
post #19 of 24
She's really gorgeous! What a beauty!
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what a stunner!
post #21 of 24
she is simply stunning!
post #22 of 24
She is beautiful! I can't wait to see the gorgeous kittens she produces
post #23 of 24
She is lovely!! Her coloring is magnificent!
post #24 of 24
awww she is indeed very pretty!
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