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I was just wondering if only Bengals have the 'glitter' in their coats or can other breeds have it too?
post #2 of 16
Pretty sure Bengals are the only breed with glitter.
post #3 of 16
I think so. Its part of the uniqueness
post #4 of 16
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Hmm interesting. Thanks for your responses
post #5 of 16
Other cats can be shiny though, the glitter is hard to photograph and doesn't show up under all light. Not all bengals have it either.
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Other cats can be shiny though, the glitter is hard to photograph and doesn't show up under all light. Not all bengals have it either.
I know other cats can be shiny. I was just asking cause Milo has the glitter, and nots just a shine. It's just like you said, hard to photograph and doesn't show up under all light.
post #7 of 16
To clarify one thing though. The glitter didn't come from the Asian Leopard Cat that's the wild ancestor in Bengals. It came from a domestic cat that was used in the breeding program so it is something that can happen naturally in domestic cats.

However no other breed is specifically breeding for it and I don't know of it having shown up elsewhere, other than in that one cat that was used when the bengal breed was being developed. That's not saying it can't show up in moggies and people just didn't know what it was.

I went to quite a bit of trouble but managed to capture Nikita's glitter in a photo:



If your cat is showing that sprinkled with dust type sparkle in his fur I guess it'd show up as being like silver or mother of pearl sparkles rather than gold like in the brown cats.
post #8 of 16
I've had people think that Charlie has glitter in his coat - but its just nice and shiny. He's an Ocicat
post #9 of 16
The domestic cat used by Millwood introduce glitter into the Bengals was also used to introduce new blood the Egyptian Mau.

In the 1970s mans began to suffer again from the limited gene pool. Something had to be done. In 1980. Jean S. Mill, (Millwood cattery, currently a Bengal breeder) was contacted by a zoo in New Delhi, India. There was a cat running loose in the rhino pen that had gotten its tail mostly severed. She saved the cat (Millwood Toby in CVA and Millwood Tory of Delhi) a bronze male, along with another bronze female (Millwood Tashi) and created the “Indian linesâ€. These cats introduced the glitter gene, improved the health, improved the clarity and contrast of spotting and produced a richer rufousing in the bronze. This opened the registries for imports to he accepted.


http://www.breeds.traditionalcats.co...yptian_mau.htm

Bailey comes from an Indian Line, so he tends to get glittery in the right light. Sometimes I have to rub my eyes to be sure they're not playing tricks on me!
post #10 of 16
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Hmm interesting.

That is a very nice picture of your cat Siggav, thanks. I noticed with Milo that the shininess or glitter shows more in natural light. Who knows maybe he is just extra shiny but he is not like any other cat I've had or seen in person. I think he's definitly got some specific breed mixed in but don't know what since he has more stripes than spots.

Thanks again for answering my question.
post #11 of 16
From your picture - he looks more like a mackeral tabby - not a spotted one - sometimes mackeral stripes tend to break up some in spots.

You can see that Charlie is a true spotted tabby.
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From your picture - he looks more like a mackeral tabby - not a spotted one - sometimes mackeral stripes tend to break up some in spots.

You can see that Charlie is a true spotted tabby.
I never claimed that Milo was a spotted anything. All I said was he has more stripes than spots. But thanks for clearing that up for me lol
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I never claimed that Milo was a spotted anything. All I said was he has more stripes than spots. But thanks for clearing that up for me lol
You are funny!
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You are funny!
I try
post #15 of 16
Maybe Milo has some Mau in him somwhere back in his lines.
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Maybe Milo has some Mau in him somwhere back in his lines.
Perhaps, perhaps...guess I will never know. But either way I still love his colouring and how soft his coat is Quite different from our other guys.
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