The best kitten of 2012- SOLD!
Rather than raising show-quality, registered cats, our aim with the Bengals we raise is simply to produce beautiful Bengals for people to have as household pets. Years of animal rescue left me a bit burned out, but my love of cats and kittens had to be addressed in some way. The only way I could justify bringing kittens into a world where thousands of unwanted cats are euthanized every year was to raise a fullblood cat of a breed in high demand. The Bengal was the only one for me; I never really considered any other breed.
Spotted or marbled; brown, silver, or snow; short-haired or long; few breeds can match the Bengal for beauty and eye appeal. While there are other breeds that can be similarly traced back to a cross of a domestic cat with a wild cat (the Bengal is originally derived from a hybrid of the domestic cat and the Asian Leopard Cat), a lot of them are still quite rare and high-priced. The popularity of the Bengal has meant that they are now a little more accessible, and good fullblood unregistered Bengals can be found that are reasonably priced.
My preference has always been for the brown, so that is what we breed. Using a brown male exclusively means that if the queen (all three of our queens are spotted) carries the recessive gene for the marble coat pattern, she will throw both spotted and marbled kittens. This is what we se from Seraphina, who carries the marble gene. Jasmine does not carry marbling but she does carry the recessive gene for longer hair, as did Mercury, our previous male. So occasionally Jasmine would throw a fluffy kitten; these are known as the Cashmere Bengal. We recently discovered that Otto, our new male, also carries the marbling gene, as well as glitter! Our newest addition, Lucy, should have kittens in the summer of 2013, and until then we can only guess if she carries the marble gene.
We do not charge excessively for our kittens, because we prefer to see them go to forever homes as pets only. Keeping the price reasonable is our way of trying to encourage buyers to use the money they saved on the purchase price to spay/neuter.
Please contact us as to availability of kittens in 2013.
A Note to Our Buyers:
I recently decided to be on the lookout for a new female, as Seraphina is getting older. While I do not register cats myself, I am not against buying from a breeder who does, so with that in mind I stumbled across a TICA breeder's website. I was very appalled to see that they had posted on their web page that people should only buy from registered breeders, because (I am paraphrasing) unpapered cats are not vaccinated or dewormed, are not properly cared for, are from inferior parents, and come from breeders who do not care about their health and well-being. I would never dream of bad-mouthing all breeders of pedigreed cats with gross generalizations like that, and I would expect the same treatment in return. We do not breed for pedigrees, we do not show cats, and our buyers do not show cats. We have never said that our cats are from champion lines or that they are the best to be found. However, we do raise what our buyers want- beautiful pet-quality Bengals that were never meant to be shown, and never meant to be only for the elite who can afford to pay thousands for a cat and its papers. If you are looking for a pedigreed cat, by all means buy from an elite breeder. If you are looking for a pet Bengal, and you choose to buy one of ours, we thank you very much and ask you not to believe the blatant misinformation that you may hear from certain quarters. Papers may be seen as a guarantee (which they are not), but that does not mean that a lack of papers means anything (except a lower price!), and we love our kittens and take good care of them without being members of any association. Fortunately, a full-blooded Bengal is obvious, and if a Bengal is not pure, you can tell just looking at it. You do not need papers to know your Bengal is pure, as long as you know what to look for. Cheers!
Phoenix, pet-only daughter of Seraphina and Mercury; brown marble with glitter.
SERAPHINA has arrowhead rosettes; she carries the genes for marble and glitter.
JASMINE is a brown spotted with glitter who carries the gene for long hair.
Where is my milk?
Otto, our new breeding male: brown spotted with arrowhead rosettes
Jasmine's kittens from March 28, 2013. Both are spoken for!
Our newest queen, a beautiful brown rosetted named Lucy. She is dripping with glitter!