Thought I'd ask you lot as you are experts....
I recently purchased two kittens one for me and one as a gift for my sister and her family.
The woman I bought them from said the mother was half bengal and the father was full.
She has other bengals running around as well so I didn't doubt her.
But since reading stuff on the internet it seems a lot of people think it is inconceivable that any breeder would breed a crossbreed.
My cat is black and has the softest, silkiest hair I have ever felt on a cat.
He also has a very strange triangular shaped head (the mother also had this odd shaped head) and a very lean body.
I the light you can see ghost marble markings.
My sister's looks much more like a bengal in his markings, he has two stripes down the length of his back and has marbled markings over the rest of him, which I would liken to those ink blocks you see in psychiatrist offices.
He has spots on his belly. The markings are black to dark brown, slowly going lighter towards the middle on a creamy-brown background.
But he does not share the odd shaped head of his brother in fact everything else about him looks pretty much normal.
I am asking as I couldn't find anything about DSH's with marble markings and thus believed it to be a trait unique to the bengal breed.
Please could someone let me know if these cats sound part bengal?
I think from the markings on my sister's and the odd shaped head of mine that there is something in the mix but not sure.
I have put some photos on this link of my sister's unfortunately they aren't very good ones. (taken on an iPhone) I'll try put some better ones up when I get them off my camera.
Here is the blog url:-
Hope you can help.