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What type of cat is this?

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
I volunteer at an animal shelter and we took in this beautiful cat. What type do you think he is he has amazing blue eyes and a really cool pattern on him. Also he is so soft he feels like a chinchilla. We looked on the internet and we think he looks like an Asian Tabby. http://www.adoptpetshelter.org/pages...ls.asp?ID=2328
post #2 of 27
He's gorgeous! I have no idea about breed, though. I'd just describe him as a pointed chocolate classic tabby. He's very pretty... you should have no trouble finding him a home, I wish I could take him!
post #3 of 27
He's listed as a bengal, but I don't believe that's what he is... He looks like he may have a few things in him. He's stunning though!
post #4 of 27
Wow he is gorgeous. I don't agree with the listing as Bengal though. Man I owuld love to have him!!!
post #5 of 27
He's not any particular breed, just remarkable coloring. Bengals don't come in points.

I'd list his color as Seal Lynx Point. The Lynx just means that he has tabby markings. Pointed cats usually have blue eyes. Godiva may be right, he may be Chocolate rather than Seal. Hard to tell the difference in the pic. A breeder could probably tell you the color.
post #6 of 27
He is gorgeous! I've never seen a cat that looked quit like him before. I can't imagine him not being adopted soon. I looked to see where you were, because I'd love to have him.
post #7 of 27
Though they do come in mink, or snow. Don't know if those terms mean the same thing or not.

http://www.hdw-inc.com/marshasnowbenpg.htm

Though that site references them having green eyes, though they have pictures of cats with blue eyes.

He is a very beautiful cat!

~Julia
post #8 of 27
Actually, I agree... I think to get that kind of depth of color to the tabby markings on the body, he's have to be mink instead of point. Good call!

I want him... I want a snow/mink bengal someday.
post #9 of 27
I think with the mink gene, the eyes can be anywhere from plain olive to emerald green to aqua-blue (that's how it is in tonks) It looks like he's on the aqua end of things...
post #10 of 27
who would give that beautiful cat away? I just don't get the throwaway mentality.
post #11 of 27
Oh my...... SOOO BEAUTIFUL>>>> I'm in love with the cat!!!

I would take him in a heart beat!

Why why would someone give such a beauty up!!!!!
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
We seen a book in our vets office that matches him we think

brown marbled tabby Bengal

We are a no kill shelter and he game from a high kill animal control. He was someone’s pet, he is neutered and front de-clawed. So we don’t know why he was given up but he has the best personality.

Michelle
post #13 of 27
I think he's a Bengal. I have 2 Bengals. I can tell you they have the softest fur that you can imagine. When I first got Simba, I thought he felt like a mink coat. There are Snow Bengals with blue eyes, and some even sort of look like they have points. That kitty also has the eyes and face of a Bengal. Looks like he has really huge eyes. At the very least, I would say this cat is at least half Bengal, if not a purebred. Bengal's do have to have spots on their belly, not that regular tabby's can't have spots as well, but Bengals have to have a spotted tummy. To me, this kitty looks like a Bengal, and not a moggie.
post #14 of 27
What a gorgeous cat. He'll be adopted very quickly.
post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by bab-ush-niik View Post
He's not any particular breed, just remarkable coloring. Bengals don't come in points.

I'd list his color as Seal Lynx Point. The Lynx just means that he has tabby markings. Pointed cats usually have blue eyes. Godiva may be right, he may be Chocolate rather than Seal. Hard to tell the difference in the pic. A breeder could probably tell you the color.
Uhm..yes, Bengals do come in points. Check out pix of Snow Leopard Bengals on the 'net. I had a lost one that I cared for and then ultimately placed with Hissy initially, last Summer. Actually, I think I posted a photo of him last year - look for pix of "velcro".
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Godiva View Post
Actually, I agree... I think to get that kind of depth of color to the tabby markings on the body, he's have to be mink instead of point. Good call!

I want him... I want a snow/mink bengal someday.
If you want to see stunning..check out the pix of Velcro - the snow leopard bengal rescue i did last Summer...gorgeous blue eyes.
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post #18 of 27
Glad you agree with me. Having rescued a snow bengal last year, I know how lovely bengals are in colorpoint.
post #19 of 27
He reminds me of this beautiful girl we had earlier this year. She's not as marbled, but she seems a similar color & has the same gorgeous eyes:


She was an absolute sweetheart to boot.
post #20 of 27
From his blue eyes and pointed pattern, he is a pointed cat, the gene for which does not exist in the Bengal genepool. And as it is a recessive gene, that would mean he couldn't even be half Bengal. What a gorgeous cat!
post #21 of 27
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From his blue eyes and pointed pattern, he is a pointed cat, the gene for which does not exist in the Bengal genepool. And as it is a recessive gene, that would mean he couldn't even be half Bengal. What a gorgeous cat!
Hi, here is a link to the TICA standard for the Bengal:
http://ticaeo.com/Content/Publicatio...rds/Bengal.htm

If you read down to the section on allowed colors you will find included Seal Lynx Point, and marbled. Breed descriptions on the web will tell you that the blue eyes are allowed only in the pointed Bengals. They do come in colorpoint, they are shown in colorpoint. You can find dazzling photos of them on the web, as well as a pix of one here - a rescue I did last year of a beautiful blue eyed snow leopard bengal (name on the photo is Velcro)
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by merrytreecats View Post
From his blue eyes and pointed pattern, he is a pointed cat, the gene for which does not exist in the Bengal genepool. And as it is a recessive gene, that would mean he couldn't even be half Bengal. What a gorgeous cat!
Yes it does. It's possible some registries won't accept colorpoint Bengals, but some do. I've seen Snow Bengals (colorpoint Bengals) on cat shows on my own and I know of Swedish and American breeders breeding colorpoint Bengals. I guess Siamese have been used to establish the colorpoint gene in the breed.

However, colorpoint Bengals exist. All the links I posted earlier in the thread are colorpoint Bengals.
post #23 of 27
He is absolutely beautiful! I can't help with the breed, though, I'm sorry. But wow. Stunning kitty right there.
post #24 of 27
Is he still there? Has someone adopted him yet?
post #25 of 27
Thread Starter 
No he is still there! He has a cold I think once he is out of that room he will get adopted
post #26 of 27
Someone will be blessed to get such a beautiful cat. I'd seriously consider getting him if he was closer. My husband has made it clear to me that he isn't traveling hours again to get anymore cats.

I hope he feels better soon.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by clixpix View Post
He reminds me of this beautiful girl we had earlier this year. She's not as marbled, but she seems a similar color & has the same gorgeous eyes:


She was an absolute sweetheart to boot.
Wow she looks like my cat Pwne, what kind of cat or mix is that?
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