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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. Continue reading
The main difference that a Bengal cat boasts is its leopard color. This is a unique pattern on red hair, inherited from the wild ancestor of Prionailurus bengalensis. None of the elite breeds have such a thing anymore – only Bengal cats have it. It would seem that the definition of “leopard” greatly narrows the variety of coloring and drawing of the animal’s fur coat, but this is not so. Despite the recognizable-characteristic spotting and despite the fact that the breed itself is very young, the breeders brought out a dozen original Bengal colors, not only brown, but also very light and even black colors. True, not all of them are recognized by international feline federations so far.
The history of the formation of the Bengal breed
Apart from the wild Asian leopard cats ALC, there was also a whole list of breeds – Abyssinian, American domestic shorthair, Egyptian Mau, Persians, Exotics, Ocicets, Burmese, among the origins of the formation of Bengals. Continue reading