The main official colors and drawings of Bengal cats
In informational directories with color photographs where Bengal cats have been registered since 1991, the breed was originally supposed to have the following two color divisions:
– Brown (black) Tabby, or Brown Tabby. Brown (black) patterned; whose main code on the WCF system is ben n24 (ben n24); color includes all shades of golden, yellow, orange with preferred tones in rufism (reddish colors);
– Silver Tabby (codes ns 24, ns 22, respectively) – silver has the main coat of gray-blue, silver shades of the color scheme.
Recently, the TISA organization is registered as the official standard blue color. In addition, there are not yet recognized snow, coal, black bengals.
Coloring pictures of bengal cats
When breeding, the types of wool patterns in Bengal cats began to give a variety of patterns. In addition to spotted and rosette, a marble Bengal cat appeared as a result of crosses. The tiger color of bengals, giving vertical stripes, ribs, is considered a defect for the breed. The correct point of view of standards phenotypes of Bengal colors found individual names.
Pattern on the wool of Bengal cats
Depending on the configuration of the patterns, the two main types of coloring of bengals were divided into three types of patterns:
– spotted – spotty coloring, assuming a uniform arrangement of rounded in shape spots along the entire body, including on the stomach;
– rosets – rosette tabby – light or dark rounded spots with a contrasting border around the edges – because of the beautiful pattern, they are more expensive than other representatives of the bengal breed;
– marbled (marble) – marble smooth stains of dark shades of color, various in shape, size, classified as ribbon, raincoat (more on this in an additional article). There are also tables where marble drawings are viewed as horizontally flowing pattern, “chaos”, a sheet of marble and undesirable “labeled” marble.
In some systems, the first two – spotted, rosets – are combined into one subspecies with the varieties “solid spot” and “socket”.
Whatever the color and pattern of the Bengal, the face of the Bengal cat has classic features: pronounced dark stripes on the sides, and a mark in the shape of the letter “M” on the forehead. Striped (tiger) in the description of the breed are recognized only paws and tail of a cat or cat.