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We think Mr. Fluffy is a true Cashmere Bengal. Honest! We're not just messing with you! he has lovely green eyes and a perfectly spotted coat.
He has the Bengal body type, and size. The only thing different is that he's got longer hair. We had been seeing cats like this in the past year and thought maybe someone was mixing Bengals with Maine Coons. Then recently our breeder friends have educated us about this type of cat.
The Cashmere, or Cashmere Bengal, is an emerging breed gaining popularity amongst breeders and adopters alike. It is a naturally occurring medium to long haired Bengal. American breeders are trying to get them accepted as a variety of the Bengal breed, while in Europe they are trying to get them accepted as a New Breed. Cashmeres are born when both Bengal parents have a recessive gene for long hair. When that happens, about every fourth kitten will be long haired. This is similar to how the Somali breed came to be when the breeders were finding long haired kittens amongst their Abyssinian litters. Since Cashmeres are not accepted for breed standards or show at this time, most of them are sold as pets. We understand several breeders in the Sacramento Area are working with "non standard" Bengals, so we are not surprised now when we find them showing up occasionally in our shelters.
Mr. Fluffy is a very undignified name for this cat, but it got started when he first came to us and has stuck. Thankfully, he doesn't know his name, so when you adopt him, you can change it. He was found wandering stray. He hung out on someone's property for weeks before they finally contacted us. He was scrawny, scared, and really ticked off. It took him awhile to settle in but now he rules the roost, sleeps at the bottom of our bed, and enjoys the occasional lap nap.
"Fluffers" will do best as an only cat. He's a bit of a bully, very jealous of his people and his space. He is currently coexisting with other cats, but he will stalk and chase away the long time resident Bengal in the house. He is OK with the female cats, and might be OK with a really easy going female. Still, there are homes out there that want a single cat, and he's a very rewarding and lovely boy.
Typical of our experience with this breed, Mr. Fluffy can take awhile to settle in to a new environment. He gets mad when he's moved and spends the first few days hissing at the people who are feeding him. He's harmless; he just gets huffy about being moved. He probably feels insecure since he's gotten dumped out in the Country and had to fend for himself, so we forgive him for getting upset in a new environment. He is also adamant about being an indoor only cat. He has spent enough time in the Great Outdoors, Thank you very much! He does spend a little time at night on a screened porch, but come morning he wants to be back inside with his people. He needs to go to an adults only home.
To adopt this cat email Info@purebredsplus.org