Bengal eye shape is a current hot topic due to the Bengal going through the process of becoming a championship breed in CFA. The submitted standard was basically an old TICA standard with a few changes, but one thing that was left unchanged was the convoluted eye description. CFA judges, rightfully so, are quick to point this out.
What is the problem with both the CFA and the TICA standard description of Bengal eyes? They allow for three eye shapes - round, oval, and almond - none of which are an…
A Blog for Bengal Breeders
Jon and I have learned a lot from studying small wildcats. We use them - above and beyond any standard, to guide our breeding. By making collages of wildcats and comparing small forest dwelling wildcats, especially the southern species of Asian Leopard cats, with ground dwelling wildcats and then seeing where our Bengals fit in the spectrum between the small tree dwelling wildcats and the ground dwelling wildcats, we have been able to make better selections of kittens. In order to help other Bengal breeders who may share a similar goal, we've created a Blog where we plan to post these collages and explain what we are learning from them. This page will grow as we have the time to put on thoughts in an article with the pictures to match. We hope you find it helpful.