When we got married, we decided that each one of us would keep our own cattery name, but we would operate together under Quality Bengal Kittens. Since kittens are registered based on the owner of the mother cat, each one of our litters will be registered based on whether the mother is Jon's cat or Robyn's cat.
These are the girls of SolanaRanch.
Champion SolanaRanch Let Freedom Ring - Freya
From Solana Ranch Last Patriot x Winsomebg Head On of Sunshine
A fourth-generation SBT Bengal down from Leopard cat Taro of Bundas, Freya takes her mother's strengths up a notch. Freya's sire put the forward tilt back onto the ears, dropped the nose deep between the whisker pads, and sculpted the face adding incredible definition. Inside of Freya resides the spirit of her grandmother Awagati Independence, and she blesses our lives with her embodiment of mischievous play.
Freya's Genetic Lineup: C/cb, TaM/TaM, PK-Def N/N, PRA N/N which means Freya carries sepia; she is homozygous spotted, and she does not carry for either PK Deficiency or PRAb. Freya last tested HCM negative in 2021. Her mother last tested HCM negative at 8 years old, and her father recently tested HCM negative at 14 years old. Woot Woot - two negative parents 8 and over; there isn't anything more a breeder can do to prevent heart disease than this.
Regional Winner Supreme Grand Champion SolanaRanch Let the White Dove Sing - Singer
From Solana Ranch Let Freedom Ring x Kamisha Doodlebug
A fifth-generation SBT Bengal down from Leopard cat Taro of Bundas, Singer's sire refined all the features of her mother and put them in sepia. Singer's sire added more puff to the nose leather, rounded the ear tops, and opened the eyes. Inside of Freya resides the spirit of her grandmother Awagati Independence, and she blesses our lives with her embodiment of mischievous play.
Singer's Genetic Lineup: A2/A, cb/cb, PK-Def N/N, PRA N/N which means Singer is sepia, and she does not carry for either PK Deficiency or PRAb. Singer carrier an Agouti gene (A2) whose source is not yet publicly identified. Singer last tested HCM negative in 2021.
SolanaRanch Innocent Rebellion - Bella
from BeauxMondes Innocent Bystander and Wildernesswell Jacobite Rebllion
Bella, a fourth-generation Bengal from Elias of Callista, is a special cat. We are so excited to have an Ibby daughter thorugh a differnte lineage to keep the line going. Her large, expressive eyes and wide based ears keep the wild look we are going for, yet she has the preferred profile so many others want. It is hard to keep the eyes and the profile on the same cat - we always default to eyes before profile - but when we can get them to come together, it's a keeper.
Bella's Genetic Lineup: Coat genetic need testing. PKDef N/N, PRAb N/N which means does not carry for either PK Deficiency or PRAb. Bella last test HCM negative in 2018. Bella's mother last screened HCM negative at 8 years old and her sire at nearly 4 years old.
Regional Winner Quadruple Grand Champion SolanaRanch Patience
from SolanaRanch Serenity and SolanaRanch What the Deuce
Patience, who is five generations from Leopard cat Taro of Bundas and six generations from Leopard cat Elias of Callista, is the product of 17 years of dreaming. Her grandmother Maisie was white bellied and her mother Serenity had a wider expression of white but what was missing is black pigmented markings - and Patience got that too. A TICA judge who has previously owned a Leopard cat sought me out to tell me that Patience's white is Leopard-cat white. Patience is important to me, not only for her white, but also to show that Leopard cat agouti has other uses in the breed besides creating charcoal patterns. We hypothesize that Leopard cat agouti allows these colors to all express with such vibrancy. We're hoping to do this again, without the glitter, but that will require a little more patience.
Patience's Genetic Lineup: Apb/A, TaM/TaM, C/cb, Pk Deficiency N/N, PRAb N/N which means Patience has one copy of Leopard cat agouti. She carries for sepia but is homozygous spotted, and she does not carry for either PK Deficiency or PRAb. Patience tested negative for HCM in 2021. See Patience's Wisdom Panel Test Results along with her 35% Genetic Diversity.
Regional Winner Supreme Grand Champion SolanaRanch Perseverance - Vera
From RW DGC Solana Ranch Patience and Wildernesswell Dragon Hunter
Vera, a sixth-generation SBT Bengal from Leopard cat Taro of Bundas, was Patience's first daughter. Vera moved quickly up the TICA ranks earning her Supreme in three and a half shows which is super-speed for a brown spotted female. Vera was also used as a teaching model during CFA's process to accept the Bengal for Championship.
Vera's Genetic Lineup: Apb/A, TaM/TaM, D/d, C/cs, PK Deficiency N/N, PRAb N/N which means Vera has one copy of Leopard cat agouti. She is homozygous spotted. She carries for dilute and seal lynx, and she does not carry for PK Deficiency or PRAb. Vera last tested HCM negative in 2021. All four grandparents have tested HCM negative at over age 5.