The most classic, that is, the original color variant of Bengal cats was brown (black) spotted tabby – in translation brown (black) spotted. In various international systems, redhead is basically written in different ways. For example, in WCF standards it is indicated by the code n24, where the symbol “n” is black, the number 24 is spotted. This does not mean that Bengal cats have black hair. It is simply accepted in established genetics that cats are either black or red, and all other variations are based on them. Therefore, the background color of the Bengal cat, which is visualized as golden, is not considered as such by the standard. However, this combination of colors is popularly called the “rosette on gold” color, and this definition is quite accurate.
Red color Bengalis
It would seem that leopard cats of this color should be similar. However, in reality, there will never be two bengals with the same coat in both color and pattern, even if they have the same brown spotted tabby (n24) written in the pedigree. Continue reading
Snow color has a wide color range with the base close to white, light gray shades. These bengals are classified as links, mink, sepia. These are not albinos – how often bengals have completely unpainted kittens, while there are no official statistics.
Color Links Bengals
The coal color, which does not yet have its own standard, is interesting in a bright and clearly outlined black pattern. There are practically no blurry spots in the patterns; they stand out distinctly against the pale background of the body.
The color of the melanist is the darkest of all bengals in terms of background color, since the chocolate base darkened to black. This Bengal color is recognized as extremely spectacular, for which Bengal cats of this color are valued expensively. Continue reading
If one day the American geneticist Jane Mill did not get the idea to breed a domestic cat with the appearance of a leopard, we would not be able to admire this extraordinary breed.
The history of the breed is very unusual and complex. While traveling in Asia, Jane saw beautiful leopard cats (Felis Bengalensis), which, unfortunately, were exterminated by poachers, and cubs were sold to tourists on the market as living souvenirs. So in 1961, Jane had the first leopard cat named Malaysia. Then Jane hooked her domestic cat to her, and soon Malaysia gave birth to two kittens. One of them, unfortunately, did not survive, and the second was a cat, which after a while gave birth again to two kittens. And only the death of her husband stopped Jane’s work on raising a Bengal cat. Kittens were sent to the zoo, where they died from pneumonia. Continue reading