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Bengals and classic tabbys

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Nicolajane, Feb 8, 2012.


  1. Nicolajane

    Nicolajane PetForums Member

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    Looking at preloved on a regular basis I've noticed that people are advertising cats that look just like my classic tabby but they are wanting over £100 and claiming they are a Bengal or a Bengal x.

    Is this a scam?
     
  2. sweetice2010

    sweetice2010 PetForums Member

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    probably lol
     
  3. Nicolajane

    Nicolajane PetForums Member

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    It's very naughty isn't it?

    There really isn't much difference between a marble Bengal and a classic tabby.

    Some people are pigs.
     
  4. Lumboo

    Lumboo PetForums VIP

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    As long as people will pay over the odds without research, there will be those out to make a quick buck. Suckers make the world go round.....

    My two Furbies are Maine Coon x Bombay

    ;)
     
  5. Nicolajane

    Nicolajane PetForums Member

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    I bet if my Elvis were still intact I could stud him out if I were that way inclinded.
     
  6. Treaclesmum

    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

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    Marbed bengals do look different from classic tabbies, but not at first glance, they can look very similar!
     
  7. Alaskacat

    Alaskacat PetForums Senior

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    Scams. The only way to be sure you are buying a Bengal is to buy a registered pedigree Bengal. It reminds me of the Golf advert - it's stripy and brown so it is just like a Bengal.

    Actually I think you might find that yours are seal point preferred pattern Snowshoes, they do seem to have lost the colourpoint gene somewhere along the line though, they seem to have gained the longhair gene though, so probably have some ragdoll in them.

    :blush:
     
  8. Lumboo

    Lumboo PetForums VIP

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    Wow thanks. Aren't Snowshoes quite new in the UK? Cool, I can push the price up....shame I lost all the registration papers eh?

    PS. Oscar, if you are reading this, I am joking
    PPS. Oscar, if you are reading this then get OUT of my study!

    Damn these cats with thumbs!
     
  9. IndysMamma

    IndysMamma PetForums VIP

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    but snowshoes are shorthaired :p

    I had the snowshoe club trying to tell me that my Indy and Mabel are snowshoes (siamese x american shorthairs)

    sleuthing dug up they are likley several generations down from a BSH x siamese as someone was crossing them then breeding the offspring to sell as 'shorientals'
     
  10. Lumboo

    Lumboo PetForums VIP

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    OK, so mine are "Rare Longhaired Snowshoes; GCCF unrecognised"

    This gets better!
     
  11. SnazzyJazzy

    SnazzyJazzy PetForums VIP

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    lol mine are just moggies :D i never know what to say when someone asks their breed i usually said British short-hair but who know where my once alley cats ancestors were :D
     
  12. Nicolajane

    Nicolajane PetForums Member

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    I love the idea I have moggies that needed a home and didn't cost a penny to buy.
     
  13. Treaclesmum

    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

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    Their noses do remind me of pictures of Snowshoes :)
     
  14. Etienne

    Etienne Dad to Puss and Shadow

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    If Oscar can read you could make a fortune out of him lol:p
     
  15. raggie doll

    raggie doll PetForums VIP

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    snowshoes are new over here but not in America i don't think kami is half snowshoe she looks full snowshoe though

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  16. Lumboo

    Lumboo PetForums VIP

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    Oh, he can read but can't talk human to let us know what he has read.
    Pity.....:rolleyes:
     
  17. raggie doll

    raggie doll PetForums VIP

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    lol or he can but chooses not to lol
     
  18. shamykebab

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    Hmmm, there was someone on here recently saying there had been a spate of thefts of bengal/tabby cats. Why is this one being sold?
     
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