Pearl silver color of bengals
The silver variety of Bengal cats has become the second recognized after the classic brown standard in this young breed of domestic cat. The color silver – silver spotted (code ns 24) or silver marbled (code ns 22) – cannot boast of a variety of colors. The background, as well as the marks on it, as a whole, fluctuate in color within the framework of a lighter or darker one. The main color of the hair coat of silver is silver-white, similar to pearl, and the main requirement for it is the absence of rufisms in any areas. This term refers to areas with rusty red hair.
Pearl silver color of bengals
Genetic similarities and differences between silver bengals and classic red
The silver color of the Bengal cat is ensured by the presence of the corresponding inhibitor gene “i”, which the Bengal cat received from other breeds when crossing. The hairs of the case are painted with strips of gray-white or gray-smoky pearl color. Darkening is allowed on the back, but slight. The inside of the paws, the stomach are highlighted about two to three tones from the main color of the body. Like brownies, eyes, nose, lips have a contrasting stroke. Other standards are as follows:
– paw pads chocolate brown, almost black, or charcoal black;
– tip of the nose from pink and red to bright brick;
– the color of the iris is allowed in yellow-golden, emerald green shades; occasionally as a result of mutations, representatives of the subspecies of the breed have blue eyes.
An integral factor in belonging to the breed is the presence of spots on the abdomen. The assignment of silver bengals to the snow clan, admitted by some clubs and even federations, is not entirely legitimate, since the silver type should not show brown color and various rufisms.
Silver color bengal
Requirements for drawing on the hairline of cats silver
The main reason why silver bengals were successfully standardized was the similarity of the patterns with the breed classic – brown tabby cats (brown patterned), as well as the proper contrast of the pattern with respect to the background main color. Individuals of the silver subspecies are subdivided in the standards into:
– spotted silver tabby spotted;
– rosette silver tabby spotted-rosets;
– marble silver tabby marble.
In any type of tabby, contrast is required – a significant difference in spots with the main color, as well as the clarity of the outlines.
Mark shapes also remained standard for the breed. If this is a stain, then it has a round, or oval shape, or a triangle with uniform coloring of the coat. If it is a socket on silver, then its configuration corresponds to the description:
– closed chubby donut;
– a pointed figure on one side in the form of a more or less regular arrowhead;
– one-third open donut shape;
– paw print.
The spots can go in fairly even and homogeneous rows, but they can come together in “constellations” around one large one.
For marble silver, the requirements of horizontally current drawing are put forward in the form of stains framed by wide or narrow edging lines. Such varieties of marble look spectacular as “leaf”, “chaos”. Meets, but is not welcomed by standards, “labeled” marble.
By color, the marks are in the range from light gray to black, it is desirable to have three shades in both rosette and marble colors.
Defects leading silver bengal to disqualification
The reasons why the representative of the Bengal breed under consideration will not be allowed to be breeders or the jury will reject at the exhibition are generally identical to Brown Tabby, namely:
– spots merging into even vertical stripes on the body are visualized, creating the effect of “ribs” of tiger color;
form even stripes-ribs inherent to the tiger pattern.
– there is no contrast between the background and the patterns, as a result of which the main wool merges with the pattern;
– in the marble pattern there are rounded marks that look like a bull’s eye;
– spots on the abdomen are not visible.
Among the individual shortcomings of the silver Bengal type are the red areas in the color of any part of the body, head, limbs, as well as in the undercoat, which at silver should be gray.
With the definition of “vertical rib” in the color of silver Bengal cats, you need to be careful. A tabby breed tending to the horizontal does not exclude fused marks. Unlike the tiger vertical, the strip in this case looks wavy, most often goes obliquely along the body from the shoulder of the animal. Darkening along the ridge, designated as a strip, is not a drawback; it is regarded equally with other patterns. If we are talking about a breeding animal, it is preferable to select a Bengal silver kitten with an expressive contrast of the color, which has a number of fused marks, rather than a kitten with a dull appearance of coat and pattern.
About pearl dust
The beautiful definition of “pearl dust” (Pearldust) endow with silver bengals marked glitter effect. In gray-white bengals> as well as in gold, a characteristic reflection is observed on the surface of the coat. Experts explain the radiance by the presence of a recessive gene, which distributes the pigment of the color in a special way in the hairs. characteristic of the classic color.
Bengal pearl dust
What is the “Fuzzy” of a silver bengal cat kitten?
The term translated from English either as “ugly,” or as “obscure or shaded,” explains the essence of the breed’s unusual natural tendency to mask spots. It is less pronounced in light kittens than in brown offspring. By about a month, long thin hairs sprout from the offspring, designed to hide bright marks from the eyes of the predators of the Asian jungle. After a couple of months, the phasing is coming to an end – the Bengal kitten loses its “extra” coat, revealing to its eyes a wonderful beauty pattern. All Bengal kittens are exposed to the process, no matter how far they are from the pedigree of their forest ancestors.
Unusual silver of Bengal cats of this type of color fascinates with contrasting fur coat patterns. Of course, the silver spotted variety, especially the spotted-rosets, is more like a mini-snow leopard, which causes the popularity of the “socket on silver” color among lovers of elite cats of an elite young breed. However, marble has many fans. Marble, when he is pulled out, demonstrating his bizarre stains, is truly amazing.