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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:45 pm 
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Found this lil guy on the side of the road when he was just a few weeks old.
We assumed he was a tabby but soon noticed he had such a unique personality and was so vocal. Very different from our other cats. We started looking up his personality traits and discovered they match exactly What is written about Bengals

I know it's impossible to tell if he's for sure a Bengal mix just by looking at him but was wondering what you guys thought. Here's some pics. He's now 4 months old.
http://m.imgur.com/VO1DuzJ.
An older pic but his markings are the same: http://i.imgur.com/w8XifqY.jpg

Even though he is just 4 months, he's already about as big as our other adult cats. His fur is also extra soft. He's a beauty.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:06 pm 
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He could be a Bengal mix but without papers it's very had to tell for sure that any cat is a Bengal or has Bengal blood.

There are many spotted pedigree breeds who also have spotted tummys. The only really unique physical traits are actually the rosettes (these aren't actual spots but markings similar to on a big cat like a jaguar or leopard) and even then not all bengals have these and that bengals walk like big cats they tend to have longer back legs and walk with their tails down and kinda slink around, much like how you would see a lion or tiger prowl around.

Your kitten may be a mix but I doubt anyone could tell you for sure unless you wanted a DNA test done. Very cute kitten either way.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:34 pm 
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He's adorable. He looks like a spotted tabby to me, the only way to know for sure would be a kitty DNA test.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:31 am 
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He looks reasonably bengal-ly to me. But regardless, what a beautiful cat! wow. Take good care of him.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:41 pm 
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He's gorgeous! Does he have glitter? Only bengals have glitter!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:04 am 
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Sherry wrote:
He's gorgeous! Does he have glitter? Only bengals have glitter!!!


Is this true? Our Carbon definitely has some really interesting sheen to his jet black coat. Almost as if it were silk with a hint of glitter.

Both bengals have noticeably more glitter in their fur.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:44 pm 
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CaitSaar wrote:
Sherry wrote:
He's gorgeous! Does he have glitter? Only bengals have glitter!!!


Is this true? Our Carbon definitely has some really interesting sheen to his jet black coat. Almost as if it were silk with a hint of glitter.

Both bengals have noticeably more glitter in their fur.


I believe there is a type of glitter only bengals have but they aren't the only glittered breed these days and not all have glitter now, depends on the breeder some prefer the wild coat instead of the glitter as it wasn't intended and isn't part of the breed standard. So I've been told now that glitter isn't a way to tell if a cat has Bengal blood anymore cos it could be another type of glitter evident in other breeds.

As for glitter in general I have heard of British shorthairs and Egyptian Mau's sometimes having it (that could be due to Indian Mau's where bengals got glitter being used to recreate the breed) and also just general DSH moggies but it's apparently a different type of glitter it's all due to the air pockets in the shafts.

My breeder also believes there are probably two types of Bengal glitter one that's evident at birth and another that comes in months or even years later.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:22 am 
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He looks exactly like my bengal cross little girl. I have a pure bengal boy aswell and i find they both have the bengal boisterous playful personalities except my bengal x girl is slightly more skittish and gentle. They are both beautiful and i wouldn't change them for the world. Sometimes id like it if my bengal boy would just relax a bit like my bengal x but then it probably wouldn't be as much fun. You will have an interesting and exciting time with your boy whether he is pure or a cross mix so just enjoy.


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