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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:20 pm 
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Kyenta1 wrote:
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If the pads on his paws are all black ( no pink ones ) then that is another sign, not conclusive on its own, but it is a trait of Bengals.


My Quasar is a TICA registered, pedigreed Bengal but has pink paw pads with a few tiny dots of black. He had black pads at 3 months old but they turned pink at about 10 months.

A Bengal cat does not have to have black paw pads.


True, unlike TICA which penalizes 'Paw pads not consistent with color group description' (not sure what that means, lol), CFA allows non-black paw pads as well, which I find it strange initially. But there must be a explanation, perhaps due to newer developments or discovery. And I think I've seen one Bengal with 'faded' black paws revealing the pinkish colors inside.

CFA Bengal Breed Ref: http://cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/breeds/standards/bengal.pdf - Bottom right of Pg 1.
TICA Bengal Breed Ref: https://www.tica.org/pdf/publications/standards/bg.pdf - Pg 2, bottom of top right paragraph.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:36 pm 
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Yes, he does have all black pads but on his other side it looks more tabby-ish and the side that the photos showed were the side with only spots. Also the white on his chest seems to now be a larger triangle as he is growing.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:54 pm 
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chris788 wrote:
Kyenta1 wrote:
Wizzard wrote:
If the pads on his paws are all black ( no pink ones ) then that is another sign, not conclusive on its own, but it is a trait of Bengals.


My Quasar is a TICA registered, pedigreed Bengal but has pink paw pads with a few tiny dots of black. He had black pads at 3 months old but they turned pink at about 10 months.

A Bengal cat does not have to have black paw pads.


True, unlike TICA which penalizes 'Paw pads not consistent with color group description' (not sure what that means, lol), CFA allows non-black paw pads as well, which I find it strange initially. But there must be a explanation, perhaps due to newer developments or discovery. And I think I've seen one Bengal with 'faded' black paws revealing the pinkish colors inside.

CFA Bengal Breed Ref: http://cfa.org/Portals/0/documents/breeds/standards/bengal.pdf - Bottom right of Pg 1.
TICA Bengal Breed Ref: https://www.tica.org/pdf/publications/standards/bg.pdf - Pg 2, bottom of top right paragraph.

TIL.

Going from the CFA link, different colours have different "acceptable" pad colours.

BROWN (BLACk) TABBY:
Paw pads: From pink, to brick red, with allowances for black or brown.

Black Silver Tabby:
Paw pads: Black.

BLuE TABBY
Paw pads: Aubergine/purple.

And the list goes on. Having one or a few mismatched toes would also be penalized. All the documentation I've read up to this point says "Bengals should have all black toes", some even saying it is a trait of the breed, but apparently that is incorrect.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:32 pm 
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Here’s a recent photo of Benji so you can see how he’s matured! I’m thinking from what you’ve said earlier that he is probably a bengal mix.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:28 pm 
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Bengals can have pink pads. CFA just started allowing bengals into their show rings and recently got their first champion. From this last picture, I still say Benji is a bengal. Unless the parents were a bengal and a brown tabby, most mixes have other colors mixed in with their fur. This one says ALL bengal to me.


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