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#1 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:47 AM


Just curious as to whether these kittens are Bengals?

My friend sent me the photo from a pet shop in Canberra. I thought it was strange that a Bengal would end up at a pet shop.

I'm guessing they are a Bengal cross?


#2 Tamzin1984

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

Hard to tell exactly as I've never seen a Bengal kitten in real life but the markings seem to be correct as far as the adults I've seen go!

#3 *Ker*

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

Yeah the markings are right. Be good to see their faces though.

There are BYB of almost EVERY breed around, seriously. I'm not surprised there are BYB Bengals.

ETA - They are badly bred. The rosettes are uniform, not crisp and not as prominent as they should be over the flanks. And they don't have glitter.

Edited by *Ker*, 09 February 2013 - 03:27 PM.

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

I had a cat with markings like that - he was 100% moggie, came from a small country RSPCA shelter back in the 90s..

You don't need to be a Bengal to be a pretty tabby.

#5 Apageintime

Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

Similar to country mel, my nan has a cat that looks like that. Must be about 18 now, and they found her on a vacant lot in a cardboard box. She was just a pretty kitten.

#6 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

Friend said that they are being sold as Bengals.

I always thought that breeders desex their kittens before letting them leave (unless sold to a breeder).

I guess that there are always some breeders that don't go by this rule though

#7 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

which pet store? is it by chance the one at Woden?

#8 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

I'm not sure Jenflea.

My friend works at immigration so near there?

Sorry I don't know Canberra at all

#9 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

I'm going there tomorrow, I can look then if it is and maybe get a pic of their faces.
The one I mentioned had a few ragdoll kittens there for what seemed like 3 or 4 months! I wonder what happened to them.
I don;'t like pet shops, I really don't.

#10 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Ker, cats have GLITTER??? Why has no one told me this? I may have to look at getting one when my dear old moggy is no longer with us. I'd love me a cat with glitter lol.

#11 FiveAus

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

I've seen Bengal kittens at a cat show, and they have this amazing coat......it looks like rich, expensive velvet and the markings are deeply defined and richly coloured.

The photo just looks like spotted tabby moggies, they don't look like a true Bengal coat which is a sight to behold and amazing to feel.

#12 FiveAus

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

They will sell them as Bengals and get a good price no doubt, because unsuspecting people want to think they paid a lot of money for the real deal.
The only way a purebred cat cat be proven is by a registered pedigree and I'd bet London to a brick that there's no pedigree sold with these kittens. A cat that looks like a purebred is just a moggy unless it has a pedigree.
A large tabby cat isn't a Maine Coon, unless it's registered as a Maine Coon. A cat without a tail isn't a Manx unless you can trace the lineage back through pedigrees to the Isle of Mann.

Edited by FiveAus, 09 February 2013 - 05:50 PM.

#13 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yes I think that's the case too fiveaus.

#14 HerringToMarmalade

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 09/02/2013, 05:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
which pet store? is it by chance the one at Woden?

The one at belconnen is advertising bengals too.

#15 OscarAndTilly

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

I'd say it is the belconnen one then

#16 JaneDoe2010

Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

FiveAus we have Maine Coons and lots of people say "oh my cat is just like that, I think it's a Maine Coon too" until they come and see the REAL purebred Maine Coon. A big fluffy cat does not equal Maine Coon. wink.gif

I want to know about cats with glitter!!!!!

Edited by JaneDoe2010, 09 February 2013 - 04:52 PM.

#17 brazen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

most likely belco if it's near DIMIA. if we go down there tomorrow i'll see if i can have a look

#18 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

My brother just got an ocicat with markings like that. Though the coat is smoother and the spots rounder.

#19 Marchioness Flea

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:22 PM

ahh, i don't go to Belconnen much...ever really lol.

#20 YandiGirl

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

QUOTE (JaneDoe2010 @ 09/02/2013, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...we have Maine Coons and lots of people say "oh my cat is just like that, I think it's a Maine Coon too" until they come and see the REAL purebred Maine Coon. A big fluffy cat does not equal Maine Coon. wink.gif

Ditto. Real ones are so distinctive.

#21 #YKG

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

I've always wanted a Bengal they are the most beautiful cats.
I dont think those ones in the photo's are Bengals just moggie/tabby cats. The spots are more defined and exact where these cats spots look smugged. Pic below is a very young bengal kitten

#22 FiveAus

Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (JaneDoe2010 @ 09/02/2013, 05:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
FiveAus we have Maine Coons and lots of people say "oh my cat is just like that, I think it's a Maine Coon too" until they come and see the REAL purebred Maine Coon. A big fluffy cat does not equal Maine Coon. wink.gif

I want to know about cats with glitter!!!!!

Yes, I have a huge female MC.....brown classic tabby. I have a photo of her on my desk at work and about every second person that walks past stops and says "Oh that looks just like my cat!!!" and I reply "Oh, so yours is 10 kg and a metre long when lying down? No? Mine is."
And everyone who comes to our house and sees her goes away absolutely stunned at the size of her, and then they understand what a Maine Coon really looks like.

She is particularly large though.

#23 JaneDoe2010

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

Ha ha I understand. Our boy is a brown classic as well. Best cat I've ever owned. I'll never get any other cat but a MC now. We have a boy and a girl, half-siblings.

Sorry OP, sidetracked there LOL.

Edited by JaneDoe2010, 09 February 2013 - 06:35 PM.

#24 Missy Shelby

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 09/02/2013, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don;'t like pet shops, I really don't.

This 100%, they just are so dodgy and the animals they have just seem to be over crowed and lead horrible lives.

#25 Water Dragon

Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

If they're at the pet shop mentioned I'm not at all surprised. They're super dodgy in there, the kids working behind the counter have no idea. The spots are probably painted on  glare.gif

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