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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Arya have been developing this nice big Silver smudge on her forehead over the past couple of days and as her fuzzies are now finally starting to clear more she's actually going white and I'm wondering if the Ivory tinge is the glitter (she has a lot) and the left over fuzzies. Also her eyes are getting darker.

What do you guys all think? I've emailed my breeder to ask as she specialises in silver snows and silvers she really wasn't sure with Arya as she was so immature. Initially she looked silver snow, then in the fuzzies snow and now possibly back to silver snow.

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Really excited now to see how my two develop over the next year.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:27 pm 
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I heard back from her breeder, sounds like she probably is silver snow as well as Griff just not as pronounced, her litter brother has also started showing silver markings as well now. Apparently it can take months to show if they are lighter silver snows.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:38 pm 
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This is a picture of my previous boy Frosty who I lost to cancer, he was a snow spotted and he looks the same as your Griffith.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:46 pm 
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This was him at 13 weeks, he was nearly all cream and developed his spots much later.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:05 am 
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Clare&magic wrote:
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This is a picture of my previous boy Frosty who I lost to cancer, he was a snow spotted and he looks the same as your Griffith.



He does look a lot like Griffith. So sorry you lost him *hugs*


That actually gives me a better idea of how his markings could go eventually. Arya is slower in getting her silver markings in but she's now got it on her face and the back of her ears.

Do you know if either of Frosty's parents where Silver or silver snows? Both of Griffiths parents have the silver gene, his dad is silver and his mum is a homogenous silver snow. The main difference with silver snows is they have grey/silver on their faces instead of brown, apparently the way to tell if they have the silver gene as babies is the back of their ears are silvery rather than brownish and they have white instead of a cream undercoat.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:54 pm 
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Down the vets today got them both weighed

Arya 16 weeks 0.9kg
Griffith 17 weeks 1.7kg

Griffith has a mild eye infection so got some gel for it should clear up in a few days no scratches on his eye thank god, on the way out Arya managed to snag and break her claw so there was blood everywhere but she's fine now. I'm gonna put antiseptic power on it and keep an eye on it silly little thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:17 pm 
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There is a way to tell the difference between all the silvers and snows and minks and points but I would have to Google to find it. Their coats will continue to develop. Sounds like an interesting trip to the vet but happy both are doing well. Poor Arya! Hope Griffith's eye heals just fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:40 pm 
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Ive never heard of a silver snow! I thought she looked like a snow lynx, but I thought the snows only came in lynx, mink or sepia. You are opening my eyes!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:21 pm 
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It's what happens when a snow carries the silver gene so usually most of the brown areas on their coat go silver or charcoal and their coat is a Snow/ice White colour rather than ivory. It's the same as a silver is a brown cat who has the silver gene and it's removed all the colour from the coat so they look silver, it's also why silvers often have brown tarnish appear later on. What the (i) inhibitor gene does is remove colour so silver isn't actually a colour is a lack of colour.

It's very hard to tell the difference as kittens besides the backs of their ears are silver rather than brown and they usually need to have one silver parent or a parent that carries for silver. Arya's dad is silver and her mum is a seal Lynx point, in her litter it's now looking like there where two silver snows, two Lynx snows and one brown. The breeder I got the from Junglefire specialises in silvers and has since 1999 but even she said you can't always tell a silver snow by 13 weeks some it comes in very late and she doesn't find out they are silver snow until they are in their new homes.

http://silverstormbengals.co.uk/bengal-type/ Explains the colours a bit better with photos


Arya last night you can see how she's changed since coming out of her fuzzies
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Griffith has very apparent silver markings on his face

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I didn't know about them until this year then I saw one and just fell in love with the colour they are like a very contrasty snow.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:15 pm 
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When I got Frosty I hadn't heard of any other type of snow, both his parents and grandparents were just called snow spotted, is silver something newer.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Pearls face and colouring looks so similar to what other people call snow lynx and other names but she is a snow rosetted.
I thought silver ones were really silver by some of the pictures I've seen.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:10 am 
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Clare&magic wrote:
When I got Frosty I hadn't heard of any other type of snow, both his parents and grandparents were just called snow spotted, is silver something newer.


It's a fairly new colour as far as championship status is concerned with TICA, they where previously registered as Seal Lynx point I believe until people realised its actually a different colour. It just means they have the (i) inhibitor silver gene the same as a silver Bengal and can produce silver kittens. They came about more so when people started breeding silvers for championship status and the breeders realised they actually had 2 new colours rather than just one.

Just think of it as if a cat is born with the (i) gene that they inherited via a silver or silver snow parent (silver can't be carried) if they where meant to be a brown/black kitten they are now silver and if they where meant to be a Seal Lynx/Mink/Sepia point they are now a Silver Seal Lynx/Mink/Sepia point. The gene they have inherited removes most of the brown colour from their coat and instead they are left looking silver.

The way to tell if your cat is silver is to look at the back of their ears on a Snow without the gene they will be brown on a cat with the gene they will appear silver/grey

Pearl looks Seal Lynx to me because she's got brown markings Frosty on the other hand looked like he had silver on him which is why I asked if he had a silver or silver snow parent.

I took some more photos of Arya this evening and her rosettes are really showing through now. She fell asleep next to my best friend she's such a little cuddle monkey she adores everyone and just wanna go cuddle up to everyone.

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My pretty boy Griffith just wish he didn't have that eye infection at least it should be gone by next week according to the vet
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:09 am 
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shes definitely a lynx though to look at though. so is she a silver snow lynx?! Is that how is it works?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:00 am 
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They are both gorgeous, I love their little faces when they sleep, I adore my 2.

Maybe when I had Frosty which would have been around 11 years ago they just called them snows, also the lady I get mine from had only just began breeding Frosty was was amoung the first litters she had.

The 2 I have now are also from her.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:06 am 
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echo Claires sentiments! I really want a beautiful little snow lynx, silver or anything else, I think they are such beautiful little bengals! x

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