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Bengal

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  ACF Bengal CCCA Bengal CFA Bengal FIFe Bengal GCCF Bengal NZCF Bengal SACC Bengal TICA Bengal WCF Bengal
Breed Name Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal Bengal
Recognition status full full full full:
brown (black) spotted

brown (black) marbled

snow spotted

provisional:
snow marbled

preliminary:
black silver spotted

black silver marbled

silver snow spotted

silver snow marbled
full Full Challenge Status confirmed for full Register Exhibits only.

Provisional Register Bengals may be displayed at shows, but are not eligible to compete.
full full full
Breed code BEN none 75, 76 BEN 76 BEN BEN BG none
Allowable outcrosses none none none none none for brown and snow Bengals

black silver spotted American Shorthairs for black silver Bengals and silver snow Bengals only
none none within breed group, no unknowns none
Recognised colours brown (black) and
black silver in spotted, marbled, sepia, mink and lynx point
spotted and marbled pattern in brown, sepia, mink, seal lynx point and black silver brown (black) tabby - rosetted/spotted, marble)

black silver tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

blue tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

blue silver tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

brown (black) charcoal tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

black silver charcoal tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

blue charcoal tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

blue silver charcoal tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble)

seal lynx point (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

seal mink tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

seal sepia tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue lynx point (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue mink tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue sepia tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue silver lynx point (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

seal silver mink tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

seal silver sepia tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue silver lynx point (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue silver mink tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)

blue silver sepia tabby (rosetted/spotted, marble, charcoal)
spotted and marbled pattern in brown (black), seal sepia, seal mink point and snow 76 30 brown (black) spotted

76a30 any other colour eyed snow spotted

76b30 blue-eyed snow spotted

6 20& brown (black) marbled 76a20

any other colour eyed snow marbled 76b20

blue-eyed snow marbled 76 30s

black silver spotted 76a30s

any other colour eyed silver snow spotted 76b30s

blue-eyed silver snow spotted 76 20s

black silver marbled 76a20s

any other colour eyed silver snow marbled 76b20s

blue-eyed silver snow marbled
brown leopard spotted

snow leopard spotted

black silver tabby

seal silver sepia tabby

brown marble patterned

snow marble patterned

seal silver lynx

tabbypoint seal

silver mink tabby
brown tabby

brown blue-eyed snows

brown sepia / mink
brown tabby

seal sepia tabby

seal mink tabby

seal lynx point

black silver tabby

seal silver sepia tabby

seal silver mink tabby

seal silver lynx point

spotted or marbled patterns only
brown spotted tabby

brown marbled tabby

seal spotted lynx-point

seal marbled lynx-point

seal sepia spotted tabby

seal sepia marbled tabby

seal mink spotted tabby

seal mink marbled tabby
Breeding restrictions   Non-silver progeny of silver cats may not be exhibited, except as part of a litter containing at least 1 silver kitten, and may only be used for breeding with silver cats.

They are designated as ‘silver Bengal variants’.

No blue dilute (dd) Bengal of any colour is recognised: should such a kitten appear in a litter it may not be registered, bred from or exhibited even as part of a litter.

The parents of the litter, and all subsequent progeny of either parent to have their pedigree certificates marked as carriers/potential carriers of the unwanted gene.
  Novice* cats are not permitted.

Cross-breeding with Bengals is not permitted.

Bengals of generations F1–F4 are not allowed for breeding.

*A novice is a cat without registration papers which may be shown in a special class in order to gain breed recognition
F4, F5 and F6 Bengals are registered of the Supplementary Register.

F7 Bengals and subsequent generations are registered on the full Register

Bengal x Asian leopard Cat F1 Hybrid cats of Bengal Type, F2 cats of Bengal Type and F3 cats of Bengal Type are no longer able to be registered.

Longhaired and non-agouti kittens produced from Bengal x Bengal matings are not able to be registered as Bengals.
Most breeders enforce some breeding restrictions for the well being of the breed.      
Special notes Only F4 + allowed into Australia.       A survey carried out by Professor Danielle Gunn-Moore at Edinburgh University has shown Bengals to be of Blood Group B.        
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