|Purred: Thu Jun 23, '11 7:25am PST |
|Yes, the color is 'torbie' or, officially, 'patched tabby', meaning she has patches of different golors within the tabby markings. It's not very common, but can happen in any type of cat that comes in tabby patterns when the right colors cross. I always think these cats are so interesting, and I especially love the dark dots on Duet's tumtum!
As to being part Bengal, that's just not something that you find, though many peopleclaim their tabbies are part Bengal because of the spots. Real Bengals are usually 50% Asian leopard cat (wildcat) bloodlines, within just a couple of generations, so they aren't something you find running the streets often at all. Add to that, many Bengals are not the most fertile cats due to the fact that they are hybrids, and you can see why a 'part bengal' would be most unlikely. The vast majority are just very pretty regular oe cats.