Fine Print Bengals Cattery

My cattery is in-home, with my breeding cats also being beloved pets. This helps ensure that my kittens will have outstanding temperaments, as the mother will allow human contact with her babies from day one. All my cats – both kittens and adults – are handled and played with on a daily basis.

My cats are never caged. My females roam the house freely the majority of the day. My male has a room all for himself, complete with a litter box, bedding, toys, food and water, and a scratching post. Due to the spraying which is natural in unaltered males, he is supervised closely when not enjoying his own room, and probably has 3-4 hours per day to roam freely.

FinePrintBengal is a TICA registered cattery, and all litters are registered with this organization. My breeding cats are also registered with TICA. 

 

What Kind of markings do i aim to produce?

I have decided to focus on the traditional coat color — brown/black rosetted. Many bengal breeders seem to be gravitating towards new trends in coloration and coat, such as snow, charcoal, silver, and even marbled. I am preserving the original coloration, while building on the rosettes characteristic of the breed.

 

There are several variations of rosettes in bengals, which are shown in the following photo:

My goal is to produce only the donut rosettes and clouded rosettes, with a preference for the latter. I also have a preference for light and clear background coats, which contrast strongly with the warm tones of the rosette centers.

Appearances aside, I also strive to produce cats of sound health. I work to keep my home flea-free, and all adult cats are kept up to date on vaccinations, including the household tabby cat. All of my cats (and the border collie dog) regularly visit the veterinarian for check-ups and preventative care. None of my cats are allowed to roam outside freely at any time, preventing contact with the associated dangers of disease, harsh weather, traffic, and aggressive animals.

 

Interested in seeing my adult cats? Visit my “My Adult Cats” page!