Bengal -Snow Bengal
|To Shorthair breeds|
The medium to large sized cat is muscular, elongated and robust.
Massive head, slightly longer than broad, with rounded contours and with a solid,
The ears are small to medium sized and slightly tilted forwards, with rounded tips and a thumb print.
|Eyes||The eyes are large and oval. They are wide set and at a slight slant.
Bengal: All colours are permitted, except blue and aquamarine.
Snow Bengal: The eye colour is an intense, pure blue.
|Coat||The coat is short and dense, lustrous and silky (like a pelt).
There are 2 patterns recognized:
The Bengal has a clear, very well contrasted pattern in seal or brown colour on a golden-orange base colour.
The following colours are recognized:
Brown spotted tabby
Brown marbled tabby
Seal spotted lynx-point
Seal marbled lynx-point
Seal sepia spotted tabby
Seal sepia marbled tabby
Seal mink spotted tabby
Seal mink marbled tabby
|The description of the pattern can be found in the general list of colours.|
Bengal Cat Characteristics
Do you want a magical cat? Glitter is your golden ticket – literally.
While Bengals are the first domestic cat to have glitter, not all Bengals have it.
You can see the glitter by the shimmering, sparkling effect on your cat’s coat.
Even in low lighting, you’ll be able to see the sheen of the glitter on the Bengal.
But what is glitter, exactly?
No, Tinkerbell didn’t come by and pour some all over your cat.
“Glitter” is a translucent hollow hair shaft that catches the light and reflects it.
It is present throughout the fur of your cat.
It’s truly a beautiful and remarkable sight. Who knew cats could be even more magical?
Bengal cat glitter Photo by FurLined
Glitter on a Snow Bengal cat’s coat – Photo by BengalLokiLeon
Patina and Ticking
Patina and ticking are two characteristics a Bengal cat can have that are slightly different from one another.
Patina is black or dark tipped hairs that blur the pattern of your cat.
This blurring will show up from the shoulders all the way down the back of the cat.
Ticking, on the other hand, is where all of the fur on your cat looks blurry due to lack of contrast in the fur.
This is caused by multi-colored hair shafts giving the fur a sort of “faded” look.
Essentially, the fur isn’t as bold on these cats.