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2016 - 2019 CFA Bengal Standard for BLUE SILVER MINK TABBY:


(Rosetted/Spotted, Marble, Charcoal):  Ground color is cream to light brown, or silvery blue with warm fawn undertones.  Markings may be various shades of blue-gray to chocolate, with warm fawn overtones.  Undersides and chest will be lighter than background color.   Pigment around the eyes, temple, and muzzle is cream to fawn in color.  Blue silver hues are most detectable on face, legs, back of ears and tail.  NOSE LEATHER:  Pink to brick red.  PAW PADS:  Blue-gray with rose tones.  EYE COLOR:  Green or gold.


Breed Council Change Considerations:

NOTE:  Rose highlight indicates a "Strike-through" of wording in the Bengal Breed standard to be removed.  Gold highlight indicates an "underline" which is new wording being proposed to add in to the Bengal Standard.

1.  See "BLUE SILVER LYNX POINT" -  We are suggesting that we combine the 3 color sections of Blue Silver Lynx Point, Blue Mink and Blue Sepia.

NOTE:  Eye color is incorrect in this current version of our standard for the Blue Silver Mink.   It should be "Aqua".

WITHIN PROPOSAL #66 ON THE 2019 BALLOT.  Ballot Results:  40 yes, 27 no - 67 voters need 41 "yes" votes to pass.  Did not pass.

2.  If Proposal #66 doesn't pass, we need to change eye color and add in tail tip color in order to be correct.


TAIL TIP:   Medium slate blue.

Rationale:   Currently the eye color for this color variation of Mink is incorrect.   All minks will have a ring of blue (and the 2nd ring of either gold to green).    Aqua is a nice way to inclue all variations.   Also, Tail tip is not addressed.

PROPOSAL #68 ON THE 2019 BALLOT.  Ballot results:  28 yes, 37 no - 65 voters need 39 "yes" votes to pass.  Did not pass.

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