We have a Bengal kittens!

Our Bengal female to be a mother at 24-25 november 2010!

Litter: 5  * beatifull kittens.

Color: brown spotted

Photo and information later.

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We have a new photos our cats!

Today we open two gallery with photos of  two our bengals-females!

Jagsun Shiraz  and  Prada,Radost’ Moya :

Jagsun Shiraz

Jagsun Shiraz (click photo !)

Her gallery is here…>>

Prada, Radost' Moya

Prada, Radost' Moya (click photo!)

Her gallery is here…>>

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We have a news!

We received a registration our cattery!

Our cattery-name is “PRIDE OF RUSSIA”.

We registred in TICA .

Cattery “PRIDE OF RUSSIA” # 21626.

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Our breed’s program

We wanted to breeding a  Savannah &  high quality Bengal-cats.

We have a  serval’s, bengal cats and domestic cat.

Our Domestic cat is a color “black smoke”

He is a absolutely domestic cat, his father and mother – also domestic cats.

His father a silver spotted color, and his mother a black smoke color.

He – Shorthaired and very beautiful.

And, our Serval-female are very friendly with him!

In future, we planed to use in Savannah’s breeding program , our Bengal females and our domestic cat.

Also, we will be to buy a Serengeti cats for our breeding program.

But, this is another history!

Our Bengal Cats page is   

Serval’s page is    

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About Bengals cats

General Description

Loved by those who appreciate its inquisitive and loving nature, the Bengal is a medium to large cat renowned for its richly colored, highly contrasted coat of vivid spots or distinctive marbling. Originally developed from crosses between the domestic cats and the Asian Leopard Cat, the Bengal is the only domestic cat that can have rosettes like the markings on Leopards, Jaguars and Ocelots. Today’s domestic Bengal cat comes only from breeding Bengals to other Bengals and requires no specialized care. Since their beginnings in 1986, the Bengal’s regal beauty and alluring charm have quickly made it one of the most popular breeds. Employing scientific insights and a cooperative spirit, Bengal breeders continue to develop these stunning cats with careful selection for temperament, health and beauty. Bengals participate in TICA shows throughout the world and have a devoted following of happy pet owners who couldn’t imagine sharing their lives with anything other than these feline beauties.

History

Throughout history there are indications of a profound human fascination with the large and small wild felines that inhabit the jungles and forest of the world. In 1963, Jean S. Mill crossed the domestic cat with the Asian Leopard Cat, a spotted five to twelve pound shy wild cat species from Asia. This was the first effort to use hybrid offspring to create a breed of domestic cat with the loving nature of a favored fireside tabby and the striking look associated with Leopards, Ocelots and Jaguars. The modern Bengal breed traces to cats bred by Mrs. Mill beginning in the early 1980′s. The breed’s name is a reference to the scientific name of the Asian Leopard Cat, Prionailurus bengalensis. The hybrid crosses are registered as Foundation (F1, F2 & F3) Bengals that are not eligible for show and only the females are used for breeding.

Accepted as a new breed in TICA in 1986, Bengals gained championship status in 1991. They are now one of the most frequently exhibited breeds in TICA. An enthusiastic group of breeders around the world have successfully fulfilled the goal of creating a docile, civilized house cat that wears the richly patterned coat of the jungle cats and has some of the arresting features that have inspired and aroused humanity for centuries.

Personality

While you can train a Bengal to have “good manners”, they are an active, inquisitive cat that loves to be up high. If you don’t like a cat to leave the floor, a Bengal is probably not the right cat for you. Bengals are busy by nature. They are very affectionate and can be a “lap cat” whenever THEY want to be, but in general their idea of fun is playing, chasing, climbing and investigating. When a Bengal is in full play mode, it’s rather like trying to hold on to running water! They’ll often save the cuddle time for when they want to sleep. Many Bengals enjoy water and may join you in brushing your teeth or taking a shower. Some Bengals are vocal while others are more quiet and selective about using their voice.

Bengals will also, in general, ALWAYS want to be where you are. After all, that’s where the action is! And Bengals are all about “The Action”. When given the choice of a static toy, and one that does wild, unpredictable things, Bengals will always choose the “wild” one! For individuals or families who enjoy rambunctious, funny, beautiful and dynamic feline companionship, consider the Bengal.

Traits

The Bengal is most noted for it luxurious short, soft coat which may appear in either the spotted or marble pattern. Some Bengal’s coats feature something called glitter which imparts an iridescent sheen to each hair. The spotted pattern is most associated with the “leopard look” as the coat features clearly discernible spots and rosettes. The Bengal’s spots can be large or small and often include rosettes, like the spots of Jaguars and Leopards, which are two- toned spots. Bengals may also be marbled, which is a derivative of the classic or “bull’s eye” pattern found in many breeds of cats but with an especially dramatic appearance in Bengals. The marbled Bengal has a swirling pattern that appears as random swirls or thick diagonal and horizontal lines flowing across the coat of the cat.

The most popular color of the Bengal is the brown/black tabby, a lackluster description for coats that can be anywhere from a cool grey to vibrant shades of golden, bronze, copper or mahogany with spots or marbling ranging from rich browns to intense black. Bengals also come in a range of colors associated with a form of albinism, called “snow” by breeders, that indicates Siamese and Burmese ancestry. In these colors the coat appears ivory, cream or light tan with spots or marbling that may range from light brown to dark chocolate and the eye color is blue to aqua. Silver Bengals have grey to nearly white backgrounds with dark grey to black patterns. Also distinctive about the Bengal’s coloring is that they may have nearly white undersides and facial markings that still show the tabby pattern.

Bengals are medium to large cats, from 6-15 pounds, with males generally being larger than females. A healthy Bengal is well muscled and has an appearance that depicts its athleticism. Bengals are balanced cats and none of its physical features should appear exaggerated or especially pronounced.

Bengals are generally confident, curious and devoted companions. They get along well with other pets when properly introduced and enjoy being part of a family. Each Bengal is an individual and those interested should find out as much as they can about this wonderful breed before adding one to their family. (from www.tica.org)

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Savannah Breed History

The first known Savannah was born April 7, 1986 when Judee Frank’s female domestic cat gave birth to a kitten sired by an African Serval. This F1 first generation – hybrid cross was the first on record. This unusual female kitten had both domestic and Serval like qualities. Both the kitten and breed were named “Savannah” by Suzi Wood (the breeder who came to own her).

Suzi was interested in attempting to breed Savannah back to a domestic cat. At the time nothing was known about the fertility of an African serval / Domestic cat hybrid. As it turned out Savannah was fertile and produced a number of litters of F2′s (second generation hybrid crosses) which proved the Savannah might have hope as a new breed.
Suzi Wood wrote two articles for animal publications about her Savannah. This attracted the attention of Patrick Kelley who had hopes of starting a new breed of large domestic cat with a wild spotted look. Patrick contacted both Suzi Wood and Judee Frank but neither where interested in taking the breed any farther. Patrick therefore purchased the only female kitten Savannah had produced, and began approaching several breeders of Servals and encouraged them to attempt the development of this new breed along with him. Initially, very few breeders were interested. But Patrick persisted and finally convinced one breeder, Joyce Sroufe, to join him in his efforts. During this time Patrick’s F2 Savannah was bred back to a domestic and produced the first F3 Savannah kittens , giving further hope to this new breed. Also Patrick and Joyce wrote the original B reed S tandard and presented it to the TICA Board of Directors in February 1996. Today, Patrick’s well-known SavannahCat.com website is the foremost promoter of the breed on the internet , and he has also had much success promoting Savannahs in “Cat Fancy” magazine.
Joyce Sroufe went on to become a very successful Savannah breeder and is often credited with being the founder of this breed. Due to Joyce’s diligence, perseverance, and faith in this breed, along with her extensive knowledge and skills in cat breeding, she produced more Savannahs than any other breeder at the time and was one of the first breeders to breed down to the later generations and produce fertile males. Joyce was also the one who first introduced the breed to the public via exhibition at a major cat show in Westchester, New York in 1997. Her breeding program provided kittens to the pet world that resulted in an explosion of demand for these cats. It also provided breeding females and fertile males that became the basis for many other Savannah breeding programs. Due to Joyce’s experience , and her belief in and commitment to the breed, she was able to mentor new breeders interested in becoming involved with the development of this breed.
Another person who deserves recognition as being instrumental in the development of Savannahs as a very successful and popular breed is Lorre Smith, the first TICA (The International Cat Association “TICA“) Savannah Breed Chair person, whose dedicated efforts helped launch Savannahs forward within the ranks of TICA at a rate more rapid than any other breed in its history. It was through Lorre’s efforts during a moratorium on hybrid breeds within TICA, that this breed was eventually accepted into TICA’s New Breed program. Lorre worked diligently with other breeders to refine the Savannah Breed Standard and initiate the process to move the Savannah breed through the steps required by TICA in its march towards Championship status , leading to its acceptance as a true domestic breed.
Savannah Breed Section Members under the guidance of Carol Streit, the current Breed Chairperson, are currently working on advancing to Championship status within TICA and expect to achieve this major milestone within the next few years.
The response of TICA Judges and the general public has been overwhelmingly favorable over the past few years, establishing Savannah Cats, with their elegant, exotic looks and interactive personalities, as one of the most sought after companion animals in the world today.

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Bengal: TICA standard

B E N G A L (BG)

HEAD.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 points

Shape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Ears.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chin.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Muzzle.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Nose .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

BODY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 points
Torso. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Legs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Feet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Tail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Boning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Musculature.. . . . . . . . . . 6

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN. . . . 35 points
Texture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Pattern.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

CATEGORIES: All.

DIVISION: Tabby, Silver/Smoke.

COLORS: Brown Tabby, Seal Sepia Tabby, Seal Mink Tabby, Seal Lynx Point, Black Silver Tabby, Seal Silver Sepia Tabby, Seal Silver Mink Tabby, Seal Silver Lynx Point. Spotted or Marbled Patterns ONLY.

PERMISSIBLE OUTCROSSES: None.

HEAD:
Shape: Broad modified wedge with rounded contours. Longer than it is wide. Slightly small in proportion to body, but not to be taken to extreme. The skull behind the ears makes a gentle curve and flows into the neck. Allowance to be made for jowls in adult males. Overall look of the head should be as distinct from the domestic cat as possible.
Ears: Medium to small, relatively short, with wide base and rounded tops. Set as much on side as top of head, following the contour of the face in the frontal view, and pointing forward in the profile view. Light horizontal furnishings acceptable; but lynx tipping undesirable.
Eyes: Oval, almost round. Large, but not bugged. Set wide apart, back into face, and on slight bias toward base of ear. Eye color independent of coat color except in the lynx points. The more richness and depth of color the better.
Chin: Strong chin, aligns with tip of nose in profile.
Muzzle: Full and broad, with large, prominent whisker pads and high, pronounced cheekbones. Slight muzzle break at the whisker pads.
Nose: Large and wide; slightly puffed nose leather.
Profile: Curve of the forehead should flow into the bridge of the nose with no break. Bridge of nose extends above the eyes; the line of the bridge extends to the nose tip, making a very slight, to nearly straight, concave curve.
Neck: Long, substantial, muscular; in proportion to the head and body.

BODY:
Torso: Long and substantial, not oriental or foreign. Medium to large (but not quite as large as the largest domestic breed).
Legs: Medium length, slightly longer in the back than in the front.
Feet: Large, round, with prominent knuckles.
Tail: Medium length, thick, tapered at end with rounded tip.
Boning: Sturdy, firm; never delicate.
Musculature: Very muscular, especially in the males, one of the most distinguishing features.

COAT/COLOR/PATTERN:
Length: Short to medium. Allowance for slightly longer coat in kittens.
Texture: Dense and luxurious, closelying, unusually soft and silky to the touch.
Patterns: Spotted or marbled.
Spotted: Spots shall be random, or aligned horizontally. Rosettes showing two distinct colors or shades, such as paw print shaped, arrowhead shaped, doughnut or half-doughnut shaped or clustered are preferred to single spotting but not required. Contrast with ground color must be extreme, giving distinct pattern and sharp edges. Strong, bold chin strap and mascara markings

Revised 05//01/08

Bengal Breed Standard, 05/01/2008

desirable. Virtually white undersides and belly desirable. Blotchy horizontal shoulder streaks, spotted legs and spotted or rosetted tail are desirable.

Belly must be spotted.

Marbled: See TICA Uniform Color

Description (74.1.1.2.1).

Colors:
Brown Tabby: All variations of brown are allowed. Markings various shades of brown to black. Light spectacles encircling the eyes and a virtually white ground color on the whisker pads, chin, chest, belly and inner legs is desirable. Seal Sepia Tabby, Seal Mink Tabby, and Seal Lynx Point Tabby: Pattern can be various shades of brown. There should be very little or no difference between the color of the body (pattern) markings and point color.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION The goal of the Bengal breeding program is to create a domestic cat which has physical features distinctive to the small forest-dwelling wildcats, and with the loving, dependable temperament of the domestic cat. Keeping this goal in mind, judges shall give special merit to those characteristics in the appearance of the Bengal which are distinct from those found in other domestic cat breeds. A Bengal cat is an athletic animal, alert to its surroundings; a friendly, curious, confident cat with strength, agility, balance and grace. It is a medium to large cat which exhibits a very muscular and solid build. Its wide nose with prominent whisker pads and large oval, almost round eyes in a slightly small head enhance the wild appearance and expressive nocturnal look. Its very slight, to nearly straight, concave profile and relatively short ears with wide base and rounded tips add to the Bengal’s distinctive and unique appearance. The short, dense coat has a uniquely soft and silky feel. The coat may be glittered or not glittered, with neither type to be given preference. A thick, low-set, medium-length tail adds balance to the cat.

ALLOWANCES: Smaller size, in balanced proportion, of females. Slightly longer coat in kittens. Jowls in adult males. Eyes slightly almond shaped. Mousy undercoat. Paw pads not consistent with color group description.

PENALIZE: Spots on body running together vertically forming a mackerel tabby pattern on spotted cats; circular bulls-eye pattern on marbled cats; substantially darker point color (as compared to color of body markings) in Seal Sepia, Seal Mink, or Seal Lynx Point cats. Any distinct locket on the neck, chest, abdomen or any other area.

WITHHOLD ALL AWARDS (WW): Belly not patterned.

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Temperament must be unchallenging; any sign of definite challenge shall disqualify. The cat may exhibit fear, seek to flee, or generally complain aloud but may not threaten to harm.

In accordance with Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN, the following shall be considered mandatory disqualifications: a cat that bites (216.9), a cat showing evidence of intent to deceive (216.10), adult whole male cats not having two descended testicles (216.11), cats with all or part of the tail missing , except as authorized by a board approved standard (216.12.1), cats with more than five toes on each front foot and four toes on each back foot, unless proved the result of an injury or as authorized by a board approved standard (216.12.2), visible or invisible tail faults if Board approved standard requires disqualification (216.12.4), crossed eyes if Board approved standard requires disqualification (216.12.5), total blindness (216.12.6), markedly smaller size, not in keeping with the breed (216.12.9), and depression of the sternum or unusually small diameter of the rib cage itself (216.12.11.1).

See Show Rules, ARTICLE SIXTEEN for more comprehensive rules governing penalties and disqualifications.

Revised 05//01/08 Bengal Breed Standard, 05/01/2008

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Serval: breed info / О СЕРВАЛАХ

Сервал (Felis serval или Leptailurus serval) — хищное млекопитающее семейства кошачьих. Это стройная, длинноногая кошка средних размеров. Длина тела 90—135 см, высота в плечах до 60—70 см; весит сервал 12—22 кг. У сервала самые высокие ноги и большие уши (относительно размеров тела) среди других видов кошачьих. Его голова миниатюрная; хвост относительно короткий — 30—45 см. Сервал считается близким родичем рысей и каракала, хотя окраской он больше всего напоминает гепарда — тёмные пятна и полосы на желтовато-сером фоне. Грудь, живот и морда у него белые. Уши с наружной стороны чёрные с жёлтыми или белыми поперечными пятнами.

Степные сервалы отличаются крупными пятнами на светлом фоне. Лесные — более тёмные, приземистые и пятна у них мельче; прежде их выделяли в отдельный вид «серваловидных кошек» или сервалин. Горные сервалы более тёмные, встречаются даже чёрные особи (меланисты). Белые сервалы с серебристо-серыми пятнами известны только в неволе.
Продолжительность жизни сервала в дикой природе составляет 10-12 лет, в домашних условиях 15-25 лет – это друг надолго. Сервалы – единственные из кошек, чьи предки относятся к дикой природе и которые без исключений могут стать очень ласковыми домашними питомцами, если их приобретают малышами у профессиональных заводчиков. Они идеальны для содержания в загородном доме или большой квартире.

Домашнего сервала нередко считают символом престижа и высокого статуса его хозяина. Сервалы с каждым годом набирают все большую и большую популярность во всем мире. Ведь кто не захочет иметь преданного, как собака, питомца, но при этом с кошачьей грацией и настоящим экзотическим окрасом?! Для любителей домашних животных – сервалы это прекрасный выбор: они умнее, преданнее и активнее, чем обычные домашние кошки, но также как и они ласковы и игривы.

Сервалы населяют открытые пространства с кустарниковыми и травянистыми зарослями, селясь, как правило, неподалёку от воды. Они избегают пустынь, сухих равнин и влажных тропических лесов, держась на опушках последних.

Сервалы, главным образом, сумеречные животные; пик их охотничьей активности приходится на 4—5 часов утра и 10—11 часов вечера. Их основной добычей становятся грызуны, зайцы, даманы и мелкие антилопы, а также фламинго, цесарки и другие птицы. Крупные уши и прекрасно развитый слух помогают им выслеживать грызунов и ящериц, а длинные конечности облегчают продвижение в высокой траве саванн и помогают смотреть поверх неё. Каждый фоторецептор воспринимает одновременно цвет, форму и движение.

Несмотря на длинные сильные ноги, сервал не может подолгу преследовать добычу. Его способ охоты схож с охотничьей тактикой другого кошачьего — каракала. Охотится сервал скрадом в высокой траве; при необходимости совершает большие вертикальные прыжки (до 3 м в высоту), сбивая взлетающих птиц. Грызунов сервал часто выкапывает, разрывая норы, а за древесными даманами забирается на деревья. Умеет плавать. Сервалы — очень эффективные охотники; в среднем 59 % их нападений заканчиваются поимкой добычи.

Сервалы ведут одиночный образ жизни. Стычки между ними редки. В случае опасности они предпочитают прятаться или спасаться бегством, совершая неожиданные прыжки или резко меняя направление бега, реже залезают на деревья.

Размножение у сервалов не приурочено к определённому времени года. Однако в южных областях ареала детёныши появляются, в основном, в феврале—апреле. Во время эструса самка и самец несколько дней охотятся и отдыхают вместе. Период беременности составляет 65—75 дней. Детёныши рождаются в старых норах трубкозубов или в гнёздах среди травы; в среднем в помёте — 2—3 котёнка. Мать кормит их молоком от 5 до 7½ месяцев. В годовалом возрасте они покидают мать и находят собственную территорию. Молодые самки живут с матерями дольше молодых самцов. Половозрелость у сервалов наступает в возрасте 18—24 месяцев.


Scientific Name: Leptailrus serval

Name Origin: Serval is Portuguese for “wolf-deer”

Size: Wild adult Servals weight 30-45 lbs. and stand about 22″ tall at the shoulders with males larger than females. They are 25 – 40″ long, with a 12 – 18″ tail. Description: Servals are a medium-sized cat with golden coats containing bold black rosettes. They have big ears with distinct white oceli (white spots on the back of the ear) and long, slender legs.

Habitat: A Serval’s habitat ranges from tall grasslands, savannahs, woods, brushes, forests and marsh.

Range: Servals are found through the middle and southern parts of Africa. They are almost always centered around water, which is why the range does not include the driest areas of the continent including parts of the Sahara desert.

Diet: The typical diet consists of rodents, insects and small birds caught in mid-air. Reproduction: The gestation period is around 63 days, after which 2-3 babies are born. They will stay with their mother until around 10 months of age.

Life Span: Servals can live 20 years in captivity.

Status: 13 subspecies of the Serval are listed on CITES Appendix 2, with one listed as endangered.

It is important to note, the Serval cat is classified as a “lesser cat”, and should never be grouped with the bigger cats. Even though the Serval is sometimes called a miniature cheetah due to their similar appearance, they are in fact an entirely different species. The Serval coat is tawny in color with black stripes, spots and blotches, with a shorter tail banded with black. The Cheetah’s ears are close to the head and rounded, whereas the Serval ears are much taller, pointed and have a disc-like movement. The Serval’s long and disc-like ears are used to detect the sound of movement. The cat has extraordinarily good hearing, and can pick up the ultrasonic high frequencies emitted by rodents and other small creatures. They can easily hone in on prey with their tall ears. Once they pin point the position, from where the sound is emanating, they can easily spot their prey. Prey is stalked and then pounced upon in a leap. Their long legs allows them to see just over the top of the grass, then leap straight up into the air to pounce on a rodent, mole rat, ground squirrel, or maybe a frog. Rodents make up the bulk of the Serval’s diet, but small and medium-sized birds are also regularly preyed upon. The Serval captures the birds in flight by leaping ten feet straight into the air and slapping them to the ground. Servals are not shy about entering water to hunt for ducks and other waterfowl. Frogs, reptiles and even fish are captured and eaten whenever the opportunity arises. The Serval is not known for attacking anything larger than a bird and will definitely not harm livestock. Even though they are sometimes blamed for sheep and poultry losses, jackals are more likely the culprits. Therefore, they are able to coexist with humans in the farmland areas of Africa. While Servals pose no threat to humans, people are the main threat to Servals. They are hunted by people for their attractive coats and in some areas for their meat. Servals are losing their fight for survival in the wild, and have now dwindled down in numbers due to human over-population taking over their habitat and hunting them for their pelts. They are also preyed upon by the bigger cats and hyenas (Wild Dog). The big cats have been seen hunting and feeding on Servals. Spotted Hyenas are a major threat because they are often in direct competition with the Servals and will kill them. There have been records of leopards and lions catching and feeding on Servals in various parts of the continent. Nile Crocodiles and African Rock Pythons pose a further threat to the adult Servals, while the young are most at risk to the Martial Eagle and other large birds of prey. As far conservation goes, Servals breed easily in captivity. Some differences were discovered between the captive and wild Servals. It has been noted that captive bred (domesticated) Servals are much smaller in size and weight.

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