Mimosa Midnight of Traipse
SBT 032616 046 - Snow/Seal Mink Spotted
He is also a "non-Agouti"
Just take a look at the pictures of Dragos as a kitten to see his stunning eyes - They looked like a Dragon to me and gave me his call name: Dragos. These are good photographs to see how color comes in as kittens grow up.... In his kitten photo, his eye's looked solid green but when he grew up, the light blue inner ring became apparent. It's very interesting to see how cats develop.
Dragos came to me from Germany through Andreas and Mary Mueller. I thank them SO MUCH for allowing me to bring him to Traipse to meet all of our Pretty girls here :) I'm so excited to see what he will produce because he is a "solid"! This usually means that any of his kittens, regardless of color, will be darker than those that don't carry a non-agouti allele. THis dramatically helps a Bengals Contrast, ability to keep the color longer in life and having very rich colors with a dark espresso outer ring to the rosettes. I'll be sure to post many photos in his kitten photo sections below as we start to use him for breeding.
Dragos will also be able to produce kittens that look like a Black Jaguar!! You can see the rosette spot pattern only in bright sunlight - otherwise they look like a solid black cat. I can hardly wait! His personality is so friendly and sweet - He will be able to pass this on to his kittens and help level out some of the more "wild" personality traits that seem to come along with the Charcoals because we are working with more ALC wild DNA. (my belief)
Genetic information for Bengal Breeders:
PRA B: N/N by Parentage
PK Def: N/N - by Parentage
HCM/Heart Scans: 2-26-18 Normal
Colorpoint: Cs/Cb - MInk Colorpoint
Agouti: a/a - two "non-agouti" alleles aka: Solid/melanistic
Pattern: Unknown - test requested
Dilute: Unknown - test requested
Long Hair: N/N by Parentage
Generations away from earliest ALC: 11
NOTE - As of 7-20-18, Dragos had a full genetic test done by Optimal Selection which tests for over 40 diseases and various other physical traits. Please see her results at the bottom of this page - He tested to carry NONE of the 40+ diseases!
Dam: Jolie Mon Amour
Pictures, Pedigree and HCM Scan for/of Dragos below:
(Click photos for links to Mary and Andreas Mueller's website in Germany - where the parents live and Dragos was born)
Sire: CH Vonpalandes Leo
What does Dragos color style means for his kittens?
1. He is a Snow/Seal Mink Spotted Bengal
He can make:
a. Snow/Seal Lynx Point Spotted Bengals
b. Snow/Seal Mink Spotted Bengals
c. Snow/Seal Sepia Spotted Bengals
d. Brown (Black) Bengals with brown/red/gold color tones (when bred with a Brown Female).
e. Silver Bengals (when bred to a Silver Female)
2. non-agouti Bengal (otherwise known as "solid" and "melanistic" has been used)
He can make:
a. Solid/Melanistic/Non-Agouti Bengals
i. Black (like a Black Jaguar)
ii. Snow/Seal Lynx Point "solid" (whiter version of Dragos with baby blue eyes - most likely)
iii. Snow/Seal Mink "solid" - Just like he is
iiii. Snow/Seal Sepia "solid" - Even darker than Dragos
b. He will bring one of his non-agouti alleles to each and every one of his kittens regardless of color. This creates cats that "Carry non-agouti" which makes them usually darker in color, higher contrast and can keep patterns from fading that often occurs in full domestic Agouti Bengals later in their lives.
Heart Scan (HCM) Normal - 2/26/18 Full report in Photo Gallery below
Pictures of Ribbons and Awards for Dragos:
Dragos is considered "solid" according to the "Uniform Color Descripton" in TICA - Yes, it is obvious that he has a rosetted spot pattern and what TICA really is reffering to is that each strand of fur is solid and doesn't have multiple bands of colors like Bengals that have Agouti genes (By far the most common coat style in bengals) The hybrid cats are proving to give so many unique examples of genetic combinations that were not thought possible until very recently! (Eye color and tail tip color are other aspects of the UCD that can be inconsistant for our Breed) Dragos is a Non-Agouti which is currently not accepted as part of the Bengal Standard so he can not be shown to achieve any titles. Hopefully this will change soon with the definitions of "Charcoal" that are working towards.