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Bengal Colors
Bengal Colors

The brown spotted tabbies (leopard spotted) have dark spots on a lighter ground color ranging from gray or tawny thru sorrel to golden and very rufus (bright orange) and on to a rich mahogony.
Brown includes variations of tawny, sorrel, golden, hot rufus and mahogany.

The seal lynx point (blue eyed)and seal sepia (gold or green eyed) spotted tabbies (snow leopard spotted) have ivory backgrounds with contrasting spots. The seal mink (aqua or green eyed) snow is a combination of one each of the above pointed siamese and the burmese sepia genes. Extreme contrast between the markings and the ground color is desirable in each spotted color.
SPOTS of all colors and patterns vary in color, size, rosetting and intensity but preference is given to random and horizontal pattern alignment with wide spacing.

The classic tabby gene creates the marble bengal and represents a change of pattern from spotted to swirled or marbleized. This dramatic pattern is comprised of swirls of brown spotted colors flowing in a horizontal fashion instead of traditional spots. Preference is given to the more horizontal, flowing and "ocellot-like" patterns. The "marble" pattern can also occur in the snow colors, creating the "snow marbles".

"Glitter," the high shine (usually on a clear, nonticked coat) that has been discovered and developed in the Bengal, is a welcome addition to the breed but is not mentioned in the breed Standard and is not required in a Bengal. But it sure is pretty!
"Rosettes," the dark outlining of coat markings (both spotted and marble) around a third rich color found in many Asian Leopard Cats and other wild cat species, is a desirable (but not required) pattern in the Bengal cat.

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