is an F4 Bengal cat, from the Asian Leopared Cat Kabuki.
The first 3 generations of the Bengal cat--F1, F2, F3
are referred to as the 'Filial' generations (or Foundation
cats). A Bengal cat with an Asian Leopared Cat parent
is called an F1 Bengal cat (short for first Filial).
That F1 Bengal cat is then bred with a domestic Bengal
male, and produces an F2 Bengal cat (or second Filial).
Kittens from an F2 female cat and another domestic Bengal
cat are then termed F3 Bengal cats, and so on. When
it comes to F4 and later generations, they are considered
Domestic Bengal cats, and can be properly registered
and Shown. As you can see on our Bengal cats' Awards
page, Anna has done very well in her short but successful
show career as a Bengal show cat.
is a fascinating Bengal cat. She is slightly reserved,
and is inclined to get teased by some of the other
Bengal cats and kittens, as she
is very gentle herself. She is also a highly intelligent
Bengal cat, and if asked in a loud voice 'Who wants
to go out?!', Anna is always the first cat to appear
shouting 'Me, Me'!!. She loves to go out into our enclosed
rear garden, and sits for hours high up on her shelf
in the sun, keeping out of reach of the mischievous
Sometimes our cats and the older kittens are permitted to have raw
chicken drumsticks (under supervision). When Anna has
hers in her mouth and she cannot see the floor directly
in front of her, she will leap high in the air with
every stride, as though leaping over some huge obstacle
in front of her! This normally sends everyone into fits
of laughter! She truly is an amazing and very sweet