What are the divisions & colors of Bengal Cats?
There are and four DIVISIONS (based on genetic color) and eight COLORS (based
on genetic color and pattern) The following terms are genetically correct and
used in the TICA registry, which is the base for a majority of the
registrations. In ACFA registry, the Bengal cat has to be the fifth generation
from the Asian leopard cat and is shown in the same divisions.
Seal lynx point tabby
- brown spotted
- brown marble
Seal mink tabby
- seal lynx point spotted
- seal lynx point marble
Seal sepia tabby
- seal mink spotted
- seal mink marble
In 1991 the only recognized color and division of the Bengal cat was the
brown spotted tabby, but in 1994 the addition of seal lynx point, seal mink,
and seal sepia also added another pattern, the marble. TICA and ACFA, the
largest registries for the Bengal cat, do not recognize any other colors in
the Championship cats. All other colors are New Breed and Color and have not
- seal sepia spotted
- seal sepia marble
NOTE: The brown spotted tabby is often referred to as a leopard pattern, the
seal lynx, seal mink and seal sepia as snow leopard.