Nola is our homegrown keeper girl from a one-time-only pairing of Hunter and Zhara. Nola has an absolutely phenomenal golden glittered coat - she has beautifully outlined rosettes with no rib barring or vertical alignment. She has large expressive eyes and a nice thick tail. She is full of personality and goes wild for chasing games. Nola's first litter with Roux produced some of the best kittens we have ever had!
***We may be retiring Nola at the end of 2022 to make room for upcoming queens. She will likely stay here as a pet, but we are open to the possibility of her going to a home nearby where we can visit. Fill out our kitten application and mention her if you are interested and live within 30 miles of Burnsville, NC.***
Maia is our homegrown keeper girl from our triple grand champion boy Tyler and grand champion girl Lyra. We love her gorgeous coat with its light vanilla background and vivid rosettes with acreage! She has beautiful eyes, strong chin, fantastic profile and also a nice thick tail. She is the perfect blend of her parents' personalities too! She is fiesty and playful like her mama Lyra but also super snuggly like her daddy Tyler. Maia received the BEST Bengal in almost all the rings at her kitten show! Unfortunately her show career was cut short by the pandemic, but she is now producing some gorgeous kittens.
Aria is our homegrown keeper girl from our triple grand champion boy Tyler and our treasured silver girl Stella. We waited a long time for the right silver daughter of Stella's to continue her legacy. As part of our outcross program she has a much higher than average genetic diversity for a Bengal! Her COI is 15.5% and she has 39% genetic diversity! She has puffy whisker pads, nice profile, and medium-large rosettes with very nice pattern flow. She is super sweet like her parents, but she also has a mischievous side. Aria also loves to play in water and she has her own fish toys that she likes to play with in the tub.
I have always wanted an early generation Bengal female and we finally found the right one at the right time! We hope that Sashi will add her many wild traits to our program - small ears, thick low-set tail, large nocturnal eyes, puffy whisker pads...I could go on and on! She will also add genetic diversity as well since she is approximately 35% wild Asian Leopard Cat - her mother is an F1 (first generation Asian Leopard Cat X Bengal cross) and father is a G6. She is very sweet and loves playing with our other cats, though in true wild cat fashion she has been slower to warm up to us. She will sleep snuggled up with us in bed and loves to play with us (especially with shoe strings and rabbit fur toys!), though she does not want to be picked up or held. We plan to spend extra time socializing her kittens so that they will be as social and friendly as out other kittens.
Willow is the daughter of our silver stud Hunter and our charcoal seal lynx point queen Nova. She is an Apb-carrier which means she can potentially produce charcoals when bred to the right boy. We are hoping she will help advance our dream of creating higher-contrasted snows. This beautiful girl has gorgeous rosetting, puffy whisker pads, and she is just dripping with glitter! She is super sweet but does like to get into mischief. Willow is the highest jumper in our cattery and will literally ricochet off the walls - I call her the "Border Collie of Bengals!"
Gulfbeach Tempest of Sakura
Gulfbeach Tempest "Tippy" is a new arrival here at Sakura Bengals and we are just starting to get to know her. She is an F1 Bengal which means she has one "domestic" Bengal parent and one Asian Leopard Cat parent, making her more than half ALC. Tippy's kittens will be G2/F2s like Sashi and we plan to hand-raise them so they will be friendly with people.
Sakura Wakumi "Umi"
Early Generation Bengal - G3/F3
Umi is our G3/F3 Keeper girl from Sashi and Onyx's first litter, which was also our first early generation litter! She was born in November of 2021 and won't be ready to be bred til she has grown up.
Parents: Sakura Twisted Fate "Onyx" &
Rainforest Sashimi of Sakura "Sashi" F2/G2
Umi carries ALC agouti, seal point, dilute, and glitter.
PKDef and PRAb CLEAR
Above Average Genetic Diversity at 37%! (Average for Bengals is 31-36%)
*Updated Photos Coming Soon!*
Sakura Showgirl "Gina"
Gina is our keeper girl from our homegrown "Maia" Sakura Winter Star and SGC Rainforest Apocalypso of Bengallily "Paco." We are excited to be showing her in TICA for the 2022-2023 show season!
We weren't planning on keeping another female from Sashi this year, but this girl is practically perfect and extremely bonded to me, so meet Hikari! Her parents are our G2 girl Rainforest Sashimi and our homegrown boy Sakura Secret Ingredient "Roux."
Sakura Mirror Image "Myra"
Myra is our keeper girl from our GRC Elysian Stardust "Lyra" and our homegrown boy Sakura Secret Ingredient "Roux." We sadly lost her mother to an aggressive uterine infection just days after the birth of her last litter. While hand-raising her babies was tough, especially while we were grieving Lyra's passing, we fell in love with this little girl who is so similar to her mother. (Though as she gets older her father's good looks are starting to shine as well!) We are excited to be showing her in TICA for the 2022-2023 show season!