A Bengal cat is a cross between a domestic cat and Asian Leopard Cat. Jean Mill is the creator of this wonderful breed of cats. They have come a long way in the past 20+ years. They have been in competition in the shows for a several years now.
There are many colors and patterns too. Colors range from brown (about 50 shades of brown) to several snow colors. There are still a few (not many) small spotted Bengals out there but now you find most rosette Bengal patterns in both large and small rosettes. Bengals also come in Marble patterns too. Standard open Marble and Sheeted also known as fuller Marble pattern.
Bengal kittens change a lot over their kitten-hood, and can improve in appearance up till a year old. Some brown Bengal kittens are shades of gray when they are born. They warm up starting around 6 weeks and can continue to warm up for months.
Bengals have a spotted belly, some even have rosette bellies. Their eyes look like they have eye liner around them. Some Bengal cats have chin straps and necklaces too. This is a stripe pattern that falls right under the chin and on the chest. After texting with a client we got talking about profile patterns. Some are swirly pencil lines which almost look like they are painted on, while others have the 2 lines similar to the Asian Leopard Cat. I’ve added photos below of chin strap, necklaces and profile patterns.
Chin Strap Photos
Profile Pattern Photos
Brown Black & Silver
Seal Lynx Point
Sheeted Marble Bengals
Brown Black, Silver & Seal Mink
Below are the colors of Bengals we have produced or are producing here at PoolsideCats.
Many shades of Brown,
Blue, Charcoal, Charcoal Seal Mink, Seal Lynx Point, Seal Mink
Brown - (50 Shades of Brown)
Charcoal Seal Mink
Seal Lynx Point
So many people ask about the size of the Bengal cats. Bengal cats are longer torso cats than the average domestic cat. They can be taller than the average domestic cats. But they for the most part are not huge. They are muscular and somewhat lean. Most do not look their weight. So please look into getting a Bengal for what it has to offer, beauty, smarts & activity level.
As of 2013 hobby breeders can no longer ship pets. All pets are placed face to face. We gladly meet our clients for a reasonable transport fee some place in the middle.
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