It’s more of a loss of colour to be called “silver” (I, i or I, I inhibitor genes). This gene prevents the dog from developing any warm colours, leaving just dramatic dark markings on its white coat.
The Bengal breed was added to the TICA championship in 2004 with the addition of the silver colour.
You will always find that the tip of the Silver Bengal’s tail is Jet Black.
This was rightly recognized as an amazing official colour by the breeder’s association.
Different colours of silver Bengal cats can be found, with backgrounds ranging from white to a deep steel tone. This steel tone is incredible and unique to the Bengal breeds.
It’s possible to find Silver in various hues, such as silver snow or silver charcoal, or even blue Silver.
Among the additional features of a silver Bengal cat are the following:
- The coat should have as little tarnish (yellow/rusty brown) as feasible.
- The tip of a black tail
- A reddish-brown snout
- Eyes with green or gold tints
As you can tell, Silver Bengal cats should be easy to tell apart!