Charcoal

Bengal Cat

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The Charcoal Bengal Cat

The Bengal In Disguise!

While charcoal Bengals have been around since the beginning of the breed, occurring naturally in Early Generation cats, these magnificent gems were not highly prized until the last few years. Since the early standard rewarded a highly rufoused (red) color, the color was considered undesirable and was not included in breeding programs. As the development of the breed continues, so does the breed standard, and breeders are now developing this exciting color. There still remains many questions and much research pertaining to the genealogy of this "new trait", and the charcoal color remains rare.

Charcoals can be either spotted or marbled, and occur in all color categories: snow, silver, and brown. This "masking" gene is a possible incomplete melanism causing colors in each color category to be darker than the traditional colors that we normally see; but not completely a melanistic coat. In other words, this pattern presents as a darker layer of color over top of the base coat. In addition to the unique color, perhaps the most distinguishing quality of this new trait are the "Zorro markings", dubbed by Terra Sinclair of Packet Leapards, who has been working on this color for many years.


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Charcoal Brown

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Charcoal Silver

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Charcoal Snow

Charcoal Bengal Colors

Charcoal

Charcoal Brown

Silver Charcoal

Charcoal Silver

Charcoal Snow

Charcoal Snow

The Charcoal Bengal Mask

The charcoal has the identifying Zorro markings which include goggles, mask, and cape. Goggles are very distinctive white markings around the eyes. The charcoals have a mask that begins at the forehead, continues down the bridge of the nose, and flows under the eyes, at times as far back to meet the mascara extending from the eyes.

Gallery Of Charcoals

Masks Are So In Right Now!

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  • Charcoal Brown
  • Charcoal Snow
  • Charcoal Silver

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Charcoal Snow

This is a charcoal snow mink kitten

Silver Charcoal

This is a silver charcoal kitten

Charcoal Snow

This is a charcoal snow mink kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Snow Charcoal

This is a snow lynx charcoal kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Snow Charcoal

This is a snow lynx charcoal kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Silver Charcoal

This is a silver charcoal kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten

Snow Charcoal

This is a snow mink charcoal kitten

Brown Charcoal

This is a brown charcoal kitten