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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:51 am 
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Hi Everyone!

I'm Taher from London. Just a brief background on my cat history. I grew up with a half bengal called Oreo who tragically passed away due to old age 2 months ago. He was an incredible cat and it was devestating to see him leave us. He was also a character and growing up I was always told it was due to his Bengal side. So I made it my primary aim to adopt a full bengal so that I'm reminded of Oreo. We adopted Rio one week ago, he's now 14 weeks old. I was told that his father is a marbled bengal and mother rosetted bengal(I saw the mother) but recently I've read online that due to his white paws, he may not be a full bengal). Could this be true? Or are there instances of full bengals having white paws? Also does he have a ticked coat? I am colour blind and cannot tell, not fussed but curious. Here are pictures of the little fella(attached)

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Also a note that all his siblings did not have any white on their coats except him.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:24 pm 
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Welcome Taher!
Well, I've never seen that and I'm no expert (in fact can't even tell whether he's ticked as I know very little about the breed) but from looking at the photos, do I see correctly that his paw cushions are half black and half white? (maybe it's just my imagination) In any case, the two coloured paw cushions just reminded me of vitiligo - which should be no problem, it's just a pigmentation issue. If he were a mix he is still a lovely kitty and I hope he will be as wonderful as Oreo.
Let's see what others think about the colour, I'm curious!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:26 pm 
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Ah yes he has black and white paw cushions. Is this a sign of vitiligo? Will it spread?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:01 pm 
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He definitely has white patches on the fur of his paws as well. He could be part Bengal but definitely not purebred. Purebred Bengals do not have white paws.

The kittens lying beside him do appear to have rosettes but this kitten is definitely not purebred.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:03 pm 
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That's very interesting. Especially considering he's the only one from his litter to have any white fur. Could he have a different father to his siblings?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:22 pm 
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Aw he's cute!

I usually go by body and head shape, not just coloring, to tell if a cat has bengal in them, so it's hard for me to tell from these particular photos.

Multicolored paw pads often happen in breeds like tortie, calico, torby, etc. If the cat is multicolored, their paw pads often are as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:40 am 
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RioTheBengal wrote:
That's very interesting. Especially considering he's the only one from his litter to have any white fur. Could he have a different father to his siblings?

Yes, every kitten in any litter could have a different sire.
I wonder if the queen got out while she was in heat.
Are these a registered litter?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:18 pm 
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what complicates the situation is that the mother was an indoor cat(rosetted bengal from a champion line) and they claim to have had one only one stud who was a pure bred marbled bengal. The kittens weren't registered by the owners were an old couple (in the 70s) and they gave the kittens away to good homes without selling them so I can't see any reason for them to lie. It's also their Queens first and final litter.

A few photos of the mother:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:35 pm 
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Another photo of Rio:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:53 pm 
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Aww, Rio is adorable! Loved all the pictures. First things first -- a purebred bengal has no white! There are ones with what is called "whited bellies" but even those are just light and spotted.

I can tell the mother is a purebred bengal. It is very true that multiple males can impregnate a cat, so Rio could have a different father than the other cats. That is if the mother were to come in contact with another male -- somehow, some way.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:59 pm 
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Definitely has Bengal in him; but definitely not a pure-bred Bengal. White Paws means not a pure-bred Bengal.

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