Originally Posted by Sport
My friend....I'm not trying to be snotty, but Kleinfelter's Syndrome has Everything to do with being a tri-colored male. The color gene for felines is carried on the X Chromosome. http://fanciers.com/cat-faqs/tricolors.shtml http://fanciers.com/other-faqs/colors.html
The Only way for a male cat to have 3 different colors is for him to have Kleinfelters Syndrome. Only 1 in every 3000 male cats is Kleinfelter Positive. We drew his blood, took a picture of his DNA, and compared it to his mother...his sibblings....and the "textbook picture" of the DNA of various purebreeds...Toygers, Bengals, etc... and concluded 99.9999999% that his father is a Blue Bengal.
So what your Vet is saying is that all tri-colored male bengals are essentially infertile?
In bengals, tri-color refers to brown marble bengals with three distinct colors, it does not refer to spotted, seals, silvers or blues, which by the way are not an accepted color. Blue bengals are an anomoly and not encouraged in the breed.
I can assure you that tri-color brown marbles come in two genders and neither are infertile, nor do the males have diminished testicles.
I think your Vet is jumping to conclusions, RE Domestic Tortie Males.
I believe the only true way gene mapping can determine if your cat has bengal blood is to find an ALC gene, or perhaps a paternity test on the suspected bengal cat whom you believe sired your kitten.
Furthermore, in the link you referenced, I can find no mention of bengal cats whatsoever.
I have no intention of being difficult with you, but I do breed these cats and your kitten looks nothing like a bengal. Sorry, that's the way I see it.