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Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Chefsouth757, Jul 9, 2018.

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  1. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Hey all, first post here and hope to get some good feedback. Fun story; was minding my own business when I hear cries from my WALL! After a few minutes of careful listening and (two holes later) I was able to recover from my wall a beautiful Grey Medium Hair kitten. A couple days later I hear the same and after only one home this time recover number two! B9th kittens are or were at the time under 3 or 4 weeks old and of course not weaned. Bottle fed and happy I have this little guy, who the more I look, has a lot of traits of a Bengal. Obviously he is not a pedigree or bred and possibly has some mix in him. He is without a doubt unique looking and just am looking for thoughts and opinions. I may pay for the DNA but only after inahve some solid opinions from all of you wonderful people. 5736.jpeg 20180710_005903.jpg 20180710_013305.jpg 20180710_002500.jpg 20180710_002641.jpg 20180710_002500.jpg
     

  2. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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  3. jen

    jen TCS Member Top Cat

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    I am no expert but I wouldn't think Bengal, I would think domestic short haired tabby looking at this baby. Plus the likelihood of a litter of Bengals on the loose is pretty slim. Regardless of our thoughts and the possibility it IS in fact a domestic shorthair unless you found some papers in the wall there :lol: or you get a DNA test done. Cute nonetheless.
     

  4. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I am inclined to agree, he has such striking markings I figured I'd throw him out there and see what thoughts i get. Thanks for that fast response tho
     

  5. StefanZ

    StefanZ Advisor Staff Member Advisor

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    Spots on the tummy aint no indicium; many tabbies has them.
    I see one of them has some spots on the side. And thus could prob be counted as spotted.

    But its not the typical bengal rosetted.
    There exists plain spotted bengals but no Byb is having them: no big bizness in these.

    You do have a wonderfull house producing wonderful nice sweet tabby kittens in its walls.

    But these arent bengals nor fresh mixes.

    Tx for saving these lives!
     
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  6. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Always save lives of animals if I can, and thank you for the info. I definitely was thinking toward the not side. Thanks
     
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  7. GhostieCat

    GhostieCat TCS Member Young Cat

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    Forgive the weird dopey picture, but this is the only clear picture I have of my girl's tum.

    This is our little brown tabby. (Though you can't see it super clearly) She has lots of little black spots on her tummy. Also, she obviously loves her daddy. <3

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  8. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    That's him in a couple years lol. He is a handsome little man and still doing great, loves his daddy too.
     
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  9. MistyDawn

    MistyDawn The Mother of Lions (Just really tiny ones) Alpha Cat

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    Not a Bengal mix, but still beautiful. That pattern and those spots are common. I've seen a ton of rescue kittens pass through these doors with them. To me, it looks like you've just got a tabby kitten. Adorable baby nonetheless, though, and in their own eyes, every cat is a leopard.
     
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  10. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    He is a complete ham whatever he is, thank you for the input, it's nice to know that, other than being a wall cat, he is just a handsome kitty
     
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  11. MistyDawn

    MistyDawn The Mother of Lions (Just really tiny ones) Alpha Cat

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    Oh, Bengal or not, he's a handsome chap. I see why his pattern would stand out. His markings are quite... remarkable?

    ... I'll see myself out.
     
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  12. Chefsouth757

    Chefsouth757 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    What a purrrfect pun.......
     

  13. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

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    @MistyDawn - You're spot on.


    Hold the door, please.
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  14. MistyDawn

    MistyDawn The Mother of Lions (Just really tiny ones) Alpha Cat

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    Mark my words, I do hope you're a glutton for punishment as a pun war with me can go all day. I've earned my pun warrior stripes. So ask yourself, is this battle of words tabby or not tabby?
     
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  15. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

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    @MistyDawn - You're off topic; tabby or not tabby - that is the question.
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  16. Scat Man

    Scat Man TCS Member Young Cat

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    Bengal Cat...Compare to your kitty.
     

  17. MistyDawn

    MistyDawn The Mother of Lions (Just really tiny ones) Alpha Cat

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    Cleverly spotted. I should send you a bundle of rosettes for getting back on without breaking our streak.

    @Chefsouth757 I'm so sorry we've coated your thread with our furocious exchange. It's 1CatOverTheLine's fault. Blame him. :paperbag:
     

  18. goingpostal

    goingpostal TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I don't see any bengal, they stand out for rosettes and "glitter", any other markings/patterns they have are also common among domestic cats. I love me a striped kitty though and he is super cute. Needs a fierce name.
     

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