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Bengal Cat Information
About Bengal Cats
The Bengal is a domestic cat with features similar to those of the small forest dwelling Asian Leopard Cat. The Asian Leopard Cat has black spotting on a long muscular body. It also has small rounded ears and a nice thick tail with a blunt tip. The Bengal is a medium to large cat with a short dense coat that is extremely soft and pelted feeling. It is friendly, curious, playful and energetic. The Bengalís wide nose, prominent whisker pads, and itís large almost round eyes give the Bengal itís unique appearance. Please follow the link on the Bengal Cat Information button to learn more about this fascinating breed.
There are three accepted color divisions for Championship status in competition. These three divisions are the Brown , the Silver, and the Snow. There are two accepted pattern types within each color division, the Spotted and the Marble.
Brown Bengals range from a tawny (light brownish-gray) to a rufus (brown-orange) ground color and is the most popular color of the Bengal.. The Bengal's spots can be large or small and are often rosettes, meaning they are two- toned spots.
The Silver Bengal has a gray to nearly white ground color with a dark gray to black pattern.
The Snow Bengal comes in three colors, (Seal Sepia, Seal Mink, and Seal Lynx Point). The ground color of the coat appears ivory, cream or light tan in the Snow Bengal. The spots or marbling can range from light brown to dark chocolate. The eye color is blue to aqua green.
Please follow the link to the TICA webpage to learn more about the Bengal Breed.