|Purred: Sat Sep 19, '09 3:26am PST |
|NO, I think, would bet money on it, the other kitty owner is mistaken as well. Bengals that are not neutered would be reserved for breeding purebred kittens for show or profit, not running around breeding indiscriminately. There are not many of them, besides which since they are hybrids of domestic cat and Asian Leopard cat many of them aren't even fertile, and the breeders have to work to get breeder cats that are. Many times a pet adoption agency will list spotted tabbies as "part Bengal" or even 100% Bengal to attract more attention to them, but they are just mackerel tabbies--not that there's anything wrong with that! (Look at me!)
Look at bengalcat.com, the Bengal Cat Associations page, and you will see that there is a big difference between your kitty and a Bengal--even the 'marble' Bengals are not striped like any kind of regular tabby, like you and me.
Edited by author Sat Sep 19, '09 3:34am PST