Originally Posted by Kai Bengals
I'll have to send you some pictures of our goldens and these new kittens. I know it's hard to capture true colors in pictures, but the kitten you posted didn't strike me as golden. Maybe my monitor color is off...I'm using a flat screen and I find sometimes it's different than a CRT.
I always seem to run into problems conveying kitten colors to our buyers too, when it's with pics over the net. They are always surprised (pleasantly) when they see the kittens in person. I'm sure you can relate.
Yes please send them to me!
I know, it all depends on the lighting and the monitor. I haven't had a golden here as far as I know so im no expert on it anyway.
I just think the term golden is somewhat obscure to begin with. The explainations i've gotten on the term just don't seem to explain well enough to know for a certainty if one has a golden or not.
I have seen the term really misused over the past few years, much like i've seen far too many people call cats charcoal that were not. I don't think it's because they were purposely mislabeling but I think most people don't know what a golden really is.
I have seen the calcatta bengals in person. Many of them are golden and you can definately tell!
Im just not sure how to tell weather or not kittens will grow out of the golden color or not.
How would you describe a true golden? I know the clarity of the coat is supposed to be extreme and from what i've seen in person, that is true.
Im definately hoping for one in this next breeding between my calcatta silver girl and my inky black spotted brown boy! I'd be more happy with a golden then any other color. Maybe just because I haven't gotten one yet, but when/if I do you can bet it will be a keeper!