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previous cat owner claims my cat is a bengal/siamese

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
i am pretty shocked the original owner of my rescue cat claims that her parents were a bengal and a siamese?

shes really big for a female 14 pounds can you guys see it in her?

the cat at the top

http://s255.photobucket.com/home/cateyes221981/index
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 
here is a video of a bengal siamese mix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0uNtgt79Ic
post #3 of 11
I can definetely see some siamese, don't know much about Bengals, she is absolutely gorgeous thogh, love her eyes. xx
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
yeah shes cross eyed so i always saw the siamese not the bengal tho look at her nose is that the giveaway? or her size? the vet said he had never seen a short haired female cat as big as her
post #5 of 11
Without positive proof; seeing parents and registrations papers it's impossible to confirm or deny bengal or siamese ancestry.

I will say not to rely on weight or size to sway your opinion that there is bengal blood in her. The fact is that bengal cats on average are no bigger than normal cats.

Bengal males average 12 pounds, with bengal females averaging 8 to 9 pounds.
Exceptions occur and we have had males bumping up against the 20 pound mark and a female or two pushing 12 pounds, but this is not the norm for the breed.

The bengal's asian leopard cat ancestor is a very small forest dwelling cat, weighing in at 10 pounds on average.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
i see so many huge bengals tho how do they get that large? also do u see any bengal at all in her? I cant see bengal in the cat in the youtube video either tho
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by chausiefan View Post
i see so many huge bengals tho how do they get that large? also do u see any bengal at all in her? I cant see bengal in the cat in the youtube video either tho
Bengals are tabby cats, so it's very hard to say with certainty when looking at a pointed cat, that a bengal is one of the parents. IMO, any SH tabby cat could mate with a siamese and produce offspring that could be deemed "bengal-like" in appearance.

To be completely honest, the bengal cat has achieved so much exposure and popularity, including being the most registered cat in TICA for 2009, that people love to tag their moggies has being "part" bengal.

The reality is, that there are very few bengal mixes in the cat pool. So being honest about it, your cat could have bengal in it, but I think it's unlikely. However, one can never say never.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
see her gum drop nose in the picture is that a bengal trait or something else

thanks 4 ur help btw one day i will have my own bengal but not till im ready for it
post #9 of 11
Well if so, then I probably had a Bengal/Siamese mix. My Linus was 14.6 pounds (on a good spell) but had gotten up to 16 at one point when his weight got out of control.

Looks like a good ol Siamese mix. The other half is probably domestic shorthair probably like my ol boy was.

Hopefully the big bones will give him a firm foundation in life. He sure looks handsome and healthy!
post #10 of 11
IMO it looks like it could be a Snow Marble Bengal that is pet quality. You can get the "pointed" Bengals. So maybe someone tried to produce a Snow Bengal from scratch by breeding a Marble Bengal with a Siamese.
post #11 of 11
I don't know about mixed breeds, but I don't think the nose is indicative of a specific breed. My Cali's nose looks very similar, and she is a regular DSH tabby. Her mother is a red tabby and father unknown, but I can just about swear that there is no bengal in her. This picture is when she was a kitten. She is now 2+ years old and weighs about 12 pounds.
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