So I apologise now for the length of this update I meant to do one much sooner! Unfortunately the litter contained 6 stillborns that were DOA but mum is doing really great and I’m so pleased with the babies I did get in the litter, their colours are developing beautifully so far.
The Mandarin belly is not always visible from birth and can take a while to show, so I will continue to post updated photos as they progress
Here are photos of the parents
Mandarin Belly jungle het leopard x Sonoran Leopard
The day they were born
And a few from after their first shed
2-5 weeks old
Just a comparison to show how much colour the Mandarin belly gain over time, here is a photo of the sire to this litter at one year, the photos of him with the female at the top of this post is him at 3 years old