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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-14-2016, 06:15 PM
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Maybe a Bengal-mix?

You're right Savannah cats are rare, but they are always spotted. Your gorgeous cat is not just "a mackeral tabby", but a silver mackeral tabby with an outstanding pattern. To me she looks and behaves as if she could be a Bengal-mix. That's what I think. The mackeral tabby pattern would be dominant over the marbled or spotted Bengal coat. Hope some Bengal owners/breeders will add their views.

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Just another point....Bengals have been bred since the early 1990s in U.S., and since 1995 in Canada. They were accepted by TICA=The International Cat Assoc. in 1996. So, they have been around for quite some time now and have become quite popular.

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She is beautful, her markings stand out so boldly. She's a super awesome mackerel tabby! I'm always partial to tabbies myself (and calicoes, and tuxedos, and colorpoint...)
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-15-2016, 12:01 AM
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She just looks like an adorable tabby to me. Many breeds and mixes of breeds and the lovable moggy can have tufted ears Her face and body just looks like a normal domestic shorthair.
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The Savannah is a very new breed. I'm wondering if it's even been around long enough for mixes to start showing up in the general cat population.
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Bengals have been bred since the early 1990s in U.S., and since 1995 in Canada.
This and your above post, Thank you for your input! You're actually quite right, I did some research on the bengal breed and that is quite a possibility and I do hope there are some breeders who add their input as well. Silver mackerel tabby? Hmm, cool. The thing is that she is not really grey in colour- she's more of a brownish- the grey comes out with camera flash/odd lighting but that's still a cool thing. I love her colouring personally Thank you for the response!

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-16-2016, 12:04 AM
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Savannahs are allowed in Canada....my mentor breeds them too.

Your cat is gorgeous, but from the photos, I cannot see a lot of Bengal traits in her. She has the rounded eye shape, the whisker pads, ear type, and mascara....but most of those are the traits the Bengals got when the first Millwood line bred the ALCs to the tabby cat to start the Bengal lines. I would need to see a profile shot of the head (side view) and side view of the cat standing up to tell if there are any other traits. Honestly, though, in the photos you posted,,,,,she looks a lot more like my beloved tabby Mocha than any of my Bengals.
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