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 Post subject: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:08 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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I know this probably gets asked a lot. Does she look Bengal, mixed Bengal, or domestic shorthair? Thanks!!

Her with my domestic shorthair, the black kitty is about 3 weeks younger:
http://tinypic.com/r/10wur2s/8
http://tinypic.com/r/2m6ofh2/8

When she was a smaller kitten:
http://tinypic.com/r/2mhe8j/8

Her back as a small kitten:
http://tinypic.com/r/29egpol/8


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:37 pm 
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She looks like a really pretty tabby cat. DSH.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:13 pm 
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Her face resembles a bengal. Her tail is ringed like a bengal. One of the pictures suggests rosetting. However, there are spotted tabbies as well. Every bengal has tabby in them. Both of your kitties are beautiful. Enjoy them!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Thank you for responses!!! I understand the whole tabby stuff. I was asking because the research on her appearance and personality all check out although I'm not sure if she's rosette (which I hear they have to be that or marbled to be Bengal?) Her ears are more rounded than my domestic shorthair, hair eyes are rounded while his are more almond, and she's craaaaazy!!! Lol!! She's the sweetest but wow she's got energy, nothing like the shorthair. Her spots seem to have a brown background to them over a silver/grey coat. Her nose seems to be reddish pink with darker edges. She has the eyeliner, I think. Her tail seems pretty long. Not sure about her back legs but they do appear to be longer, but I think cats always appear to have longer back legs as I'm not sure I've ever seen a cat with equal length legs? Let me know thoughts!


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:11 pm 
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Actually, I think the breed that she most resembles is probably Egyptian Mau, although yea, your cat is probably many generations removed from any pure bred animal.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:08 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Oh my goodness I just put her up on a window sill in the sunshine to see if she has glitter and shine and she does!!!! Does that mean for 100% fact she is Bengal since no other breed has that trait? That's what I'm reading anyways. I got a video of it if anyone knows a faster way to upload besides YouTube


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:17 pm 
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Here's the video of the glitter and shine? Does this mean she is???

https://youtu.be/eIblDNBhTUs


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:31 pm 
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Bengal Kitten

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Ok so, thanks to the person who suggested she's a Mau. I did some heavy research and everything checks out with that. My only question is, do they have glitter coats as well? I was reading that bengals are the only cats to have the glitter. Either way I'm happy and exited by either breed. Thanks everyone!!


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:15 am 
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The glitter gene in the bengal came from an Egyptian Mau kitty! Glitter is difficult to detect in pictures or video! But when you see it, it shimmers like gold. Without any documentation, it's impossible to know if your cat has any bengal or Egyptian Mau in her. Beautiful kitty regardless.

Here's Raiden's glitter:


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:10 pm 
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You have a lovely tabby cat, there - but not a bengal. I used to have a tom cat that looked very similar. I'm partial to tabbies to this day because of that boy. As others have said, all bengals have some tabby blood in them.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:59 pm 
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Cats have been around for centuries, so most cats have a variety of breeds in them. Purebred cats come with registration papers. I had a gigantic stray once that I swore was a Maine Coon. In fact, I found a twin of him on a Maine Coon website, but the vet told me he was just a medium-haired domestic cat and crushed my hopes -- but then I realized the vet was right. I'd just gotten my hopes up to high and couldn't see it.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my cat Bengal?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:55 am 
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Not a Bengal. Pretty cat tho'


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