Fazing in Bengal kittens
Fuzzy is a phenomenon inherited by Bengal cats from their wild ancestors Asian Leopard Cats (ALC) and appears in Bengal kittens irrespective of the length of the wild ancestor's pedigree.
Fazing occurs in cubs of all members of the feline family living in the wild.
Nature masks the 4 week old wild cat kittens starting to crawl out of the nest by hiding under the long black or gray protruding hedgehog-like hairs the bright spotted coat of the babies, visible from afar. And Bengals carry protective mimicry in their blood ( Mimicry is the imitative resemblance to objects in the environment, providing protection from enemies).
Bengal kittens are covered in fazing at 3-4 weeks of age . They begin to clear it by 3 months of age. And it is at this time that Bengal kittens are in the "ugly duckling" stage when new moms and dads choose them . Don't be alarmed by this! After a certain time, they will miraculously turn into beautiful, beautiful Bengals who look like their parents. What will be the kitten, the breeder can understand already at birth of kittens. If a kitten is born with black, bright spots, he will be a contrast. If it has gray or light brown spots, it may lose contrast by about a year.
Ask the breeder for photos of kittens at 2-3 weeks of age and you will see.
And it is desirable to see the mother and father of the kitten, to see how he will be an adult.
Fazing completely disappears by 4-5 months of age, and begin to color intensively. This change sometimes ends completely by 1.5 years.
Fazing in all Bengal kittens is different. It can be very strong, when you can almost not see the pattern. And sometimes it can be weak, appearing only on the back.