Avondell Bengals was founded in 1993 with the goal of
establishing a family line of cats who would reflect
Leopard Beauty Always"
The Bengal as a breed has come a long way since those
early days, and the Avondell family has progressed as well.
We feel that the cats we have today fully represent both
the sweet, gregarious nature and the true leopard type for
which they have been carefully and selevtively bred for
these many generations. We are proud to present them
here for your enjoyment.
Please feel free to contact us with your
questions or comments.
While we love our Cashmere Bengals,
and still breed an occasional litter
of of both shortcoated and longcoated
Bengal kittens, our future focus is
on the development of a new breed
we call the Snowcub. We are working with
several breeders throughout the U.S. in the
development of this exciting new breed which
will encompass what we feel are the best traits
of the Cashmere Bengals enhanced by the
development of a cat of huge size, extremely
laid back and easygoing personality, the head
and body type and long thick tail reminiscent
of the wild Snow Leopard rather than of the
Asian Leopard Cat, huge polydactyl feet, and
glitter on every cat. The Snowcub is a completely
domestic breed reflecting no "wild cross" generations
and will be the cat of choice for everyone wanting a huge,
gentle natured, fluffy Leopard spotted kitty with big
"double paws"and a stunning glitter coat.
"Cashmere" is the name for the long coated variety
of Bengal Cat, and the rich plushness of these self
grooming, semi-longhairs makes it easy to understand
why. Because of the diversity of the domestic cats used
in the foundation of the the Bengal breed, the longhair
trait has always been present as a recessive gene in our
cats, tho some who like to see themselves as "purists"
prefer to think it is not in "their" lines (until, of course,
one happens to "pop up" in one of their litters!)
Intentionally breeding for this trait is a fairly new
undertaking, but the results are most stunning -- especially
on a beautifully well contrasted coat with liminescent
glitter extending far down the hair shaft!
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