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Pleasant Pond Whited Underbodies
As Bengals evolve many breeders are striving to lock-
At Pleasant Pond we were fortunate to have Bountiful Ben (see pedigree), a whited
stud cat who consistently produced whited underbody kittens. Ben, now 12 years old,
(pictured below) has also retained his whited underbody. He made whited kittens
for 10 years before his recent retirement. So after several years of whited kittens
from Ben, once we were able to have Bronte` join us, our whited program began consistently
producing more whited kittens. We are still working with the evaluation process
to be able to better predict which kittens will retain their fully whited tummies,
which ones may develop an hourglass whited pattern, a T-
We are working with this trait at Pleasant Pond, but not to the exclusion of other qualities in our wonderful breed. In an effort to help familiarize the public with this beautiful trait, we have posted the following gallery of whited Bengals that we are using in our program. We are also in the process of expanding the gallery to include pictures from cats produced in previous years who are now adults and still whited. This will be our "whited alumni" gallery and will appear soon.
A group of breeders are working cooperatively to enhance this trait. The genetics
for this trait remain rather elusive, but research is underway to hopefully solve
the whited underbody genetic mystery. The current categories of whited underbody
that the group has proposed are: fully whited, T-
In addition to the various patterns of whited underbody, there are also various shades of whited which appear in different blood lines. At Pleasant Pond we are working on the very bright whited underbody with black spots. (Pictured below, Ellen, Sally and Mariah are examples of this.) However, we have a line of what some call "blue whited" cats. (Fancy, below, is a good example of blue whited underbody.) Mischief (below) was fully whited as a kitten, but creamed over by about 10 months old. Her first littler of kittens were all whited. We are monitoring their whited evolution as they grow.
"Whited kittens available, Spring 2009"
The kittens referenced here are all born with either pink or whited underbodies. No guarantee they will remain whited, but kittens referenced here all have whited parents and/or ancestors or are from repeated breedings where kittens have remained whited until 2 years old and past.
Cinnebar/Elijah Litter were born on March 1, 2009, with whited* underbodies. Their litter consisted of one female and two males, all brown leopard. Cinnebar is also fostering an orphan kitten who is a female. See kittens here!
Below are examples of Whited Bengals:
Millwood French Lace
(Thank you Kathy Ward for these current pictures of Lacy.)
Bountiful Ben of Pleasant Pond
TICA #: SBT 021897 017
Sire: Acme Jubilee of Bountiful
Dam: Madame Butterfly
Below is Ellen DOB May 11, 2007. She is out of Elijah and Shadow (a Bronte` daughter). She is whited from chin to the end of her tail on the underside. These pictures were taken at 7 months old, and she is holding her whited features. For now we will classify her as fully whited.
This is Sally DOB May 11, 2007. who was very cooperative in allowing me to photograph her whited tummy! She is a litter mate to Ellen. These pictures were taken at 7 months old. Her whited underside starts under her chin on goes well down under her tail. As with her sister, I will classify Sally as fully whited, at least at this point in time.
This is Mariah. She is out of Cinnebar and Bronte`, date of birth: April 7, 2007. She was brilliant white as a kitten, and at 6 months appeared to be changing to hourglasses, then gradually creaming over her middle tummy with the bright white still from chin to waist and on low, back tummy and underside of tail.
LITTER ANNOUNCEMENT: REPEAT WHITED BREEDING
The Shaded Spot Kimi (Shadow)
Aluren Elijah of Pleasant Pond
Shadow and Elijah had 3 beautiful whited kittens on May 1. This is a repeat of the breeding that produced Sally (now owned by Keith and Gloria Richards) and Ellen who is here at Pleasant Pond.
Last year this breeding produced 4 kittens 3 of whom have retained a stark white tummy at one year of age. These kittens will be held for whited evaluation and possibly be available as whited breeders. Contact us if you have an interest in reserving one as a breeder or very beautiful pet.
Email or Telephone: (631) 205-
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