Bengal Cats Coat Colors / Patterns

 

Registered as brown spotted tabbies. Black outlined rosettes (spots) on a yellow, tan, buff, gold, orange or rusty ground color. The centre of the rosettes is a rusty color, contrasting against a lighter background.
   
Registered as brown marble tabbies. Large swirled (marbled) patches of color. Pattern must flow in a long horizontal movement. A bullseye on the sides is NOT desirable. The 3 colors involved are black, rust & gold.
   
Registered as black spotted tabbies. Intense ink black markings on any color of gray background. Deep black facial masks down nose-bridge are a must. Whited tummies should be visible.
   
Registered as black marbled tabbies. Intense ink black markings on any color of gray background. Deep black facial masks down nose-bridge are a must. Whited tummies should be visible.
   
Registered under the color of snow they happen to be classified under (lynx, mink, sepia). The charcoal is not seen until kittens are well into their first month, until then they mimic other snow babies. Then the darker pigmented nose leather turns, the nose bridge develops a dark centre, and the ear tips darken. Feet, legs and tail are the next to darken. Once you have seen a charcoal snow there is no mistaking it.
   

Registered under the color of snow they happen to be classified under (lynx, mink, sepia). The charcoal is not seen until kittens are well into their first month, until then they mimic other snow babies. Then the darker pigmented nose leather turns, the nose bridge develops a dark centre, and the ear tips darken. Feet, legs and tail are the next to darken. Once you have seen a charcoal snow there is no mistaking it.
   
Also registered as brown spotted tabbies. Chocolate to brick red spots on a light tan, gold or orange background. Much as the leopard spotted but with lighter brighter colors and less contrast.
   

Also registered as brown marbled tabbies. Same pattern & flow as the tri-colors, with shades of rust, orange &light gold.

   

Registered as blue spotted tabbies. Being shown in NBC with several registries, blue Bengals were known as "unwanted" recessives. Blue/grey markings on a light grey slightly "peachy" ground color, they are starting to gain in popularity.

   
Registered as blue marbled tabbies. The same blue/grey markings on a light grey slightly "peachy" ground color as the spotted variation above.
   
Registered as silver spotted tabbies. Now recognized with most registries, silver Bengals are gaining popularity. Many breeders are developing this color. Ink black marked on a light "silvered" ground, with medium silver centres to the rosettes. Minimal tarnish desired (tarnish is the red-gold hues often seen on face and feet).
   
Registered as silver marbled tabbies. Now recognized with most registries, silver Bengals are gaining popularity. Many breeders are developing this color. Ink black marked on a light "silvered" ground, with medium silver centress. Minimal tarnish desired (tarnish is the red-gold hues often seen on face and feet).
   
Registered as seal lynx point tabbies. The most common of the "snow" colors! Born pure white. Patterns emerge as the cat ages. This can take up to two years. These are the only Bengals allowed to have blue eyes. Dark grey spots on white grounds.
   
Registered as seal lynx point marble tabbies. The most common of the "snow" colors! Born pure white. Patterns emerge as the cat ages. This can take up to two years. These are the only Bengals allowed to have blue eyes. Dark grey swirls on white grounds.
   
Registered as seal mink spotted tabbies. Born with a visible beige to light brown
pattern that becomes deep chocolate brown as they age. The backgropund color remains a very pale cream. Mink snows have aqua colored eyes.
   
Registered as seal mink marble tabbies. Born with a visible beige to light brown
pattern that becomes deep chocolate brown as they age. The backgropund color remains a very pale cream. Mink snows have aqua colored eyes.
   
Registered as seal sepia spotted tabbies. The darkest of the snow colors. Born with deep chocolate brown markings. They have white backgrounds when young, but tend to turn a yellow background as they age. Sepias have yellow, to a yellow/green eye color.
   
Registered as seal sepia marble tabbies. The darkest of the snow colors. Born with deep chocolate brown markings. They have white backgrounds when young, but tend to turn a yellow background as they age. Sepias have yellow, to a yellow/green eye color.
   

Registered as longhairs, the Cashmere is a Bengal with a longer hair coat, mostly on the tummy, legs and face.... much like a Maine Coon. They come in all colors and patterns and are still quite rare. Although the hair is longer, it is still silky soft and minimal shedding.

Registered as melanistic Bengals, they have black markings on a light grey ground as kittens. With age the background darkens, then the pattern only becomes visible under strong lighting. Often referred to as pantherettes. Seen in both the spotted/rosetted & marbles.