BLUE LYNX POINT:

2016 - 2019 CFA Bengal Standard for BLUE LYNX POINT:

(Rosetted/Spotted, Marble):  Ground color can range from ivory to cream, with color on chest and belly being lighter.  Markings may vary from light blue to dark slate blue, and be clearly visible.  Points vary from warm blue to slate blue.  Markings are distinct and separated by lighter ground color.  Color around the eyes, temples, and muzzle is light.  The point color should not be significantly darker than the body markings.  Tail tip should be dark slate blue.  Ears blue with lighter thumb print in center.  NOSE LEATHER:  Pink to brick red.  PAW PADS:  Slate Blue.  EYE COLOR:  Blue.

 

Blue Lynx Point Bengals:

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.  Proposed combination of 2 large groups ideas for BLUE SEAL LYNX POINT COLOR:

Ground Color ranges from ivory to cream.  Clearly visible markings on body range from light blue to darker slate blue.  Point color not substantially darker than body markings.  NOSE LEATHER: pink to brick red.  PAW PADS:  slate blue, rose undertones allowed.  EYE COLOR: blue.  TAIL TIP:  Light to medium slate blue.

Rationale:

A.  Combining both large groups proposals into a single section.   Giving neither group's preference for having or not having darker points due to thermal nature of the Lynx Point.  (Even in blues).  Rose highlighting is proposed wording to be removed from the 2018 ballot.  Gold highlighting is proposed wording to be added to the 2018 ballot.

B.  This option adds in Tail Tip color description at the end and capitalized like previous color descriptions.

C.  This option adds in EYE COLOR description.

D.  Paw Pads also have a rose undertone most often when they are both a lynx point and a blue. (from a blue breeder)

E.  Removing "Seal" from the name helps to shorten our colors and it is really an extraneous word.

F.  Removing the language regarding darker point coloring is already covered in the "Penalize" section of the standard.   We do not have to include it here.

G. Shortens our standard.

Obstacle:

A.  

PROPOSAL #59 ON THE 2019 BALLOT.  Ballot results:  40 yes, 27 no - 68 voters need 41 "yes" votes to pass.  Did not pass by 1 vote. 

Breed Council Change Considerations for 2019 that did not get on the Ballot:

A.  Accept the proposed 2018 CFA Bengal Ballot section for BLUE LYNX POINT:

 

Ground color ranges from ivory to cream.  Clearly visible markings range from light blue to dark slate blue.  Point color not darker than body markings.  Tail tip dark slate blue.  NOSE LEATHER:  pink to brick red.  PAW PADS:  slate blue.

Rationales:

1.  49% of breed council already voted "Yes" last year to this.

2.

Obstacles:

1.  Tail tip should be moved to the end of the section as it would then be consistent with other coloration's in our standard.

2. Paw Pads also have a rose undertone most often when they are both a lynx point and a blue. (from a blue breeder)

3. EYE COLOR not addressed

4. Markings will almost never be a dark slate blue -  even if they carried for non-Agouti which darkens most all coats.   Using the word "darker" instead of "dark" could work.

5. Even though it passed a large group within the Bengal Council, it does not have the support of the 2nd largest group because it penalizes cats with darker point color.

 

THIS IS CURRENTLY NOT BEING PROPOSED IN THE 2019 BALLOT IN FAVOR OF COMPROMISE PROPOSAL BELOW WHICH INCLUDES PREFERENCES FROM 2 LARGE GROUPS IN OUR COUNCIL - Question #3 on this webpage.

B.  Accept the proposed 2017 paper from Marianne's group for BLUE LYNX POINT:

 

Ground color ranges from ivory to cream.  Clearly visible markings range from light blue to dark slate blue.  Points may be substantially darker than body markings, due to thermal nature.  Tail tip dark slate blue.  NOSE LEATHER:  pink to brick red.  PAW PADS:  slate blue.

Rationales:

1.  Has approval of 2nd largest group in Breed Council.

2. Does not penalize for having darker points.

Obstacles:

1.  Tail tip should be moved to the end of the section as it would then be consistent with other coloration's in our standard.

2. Paw Pads also have a rose undertone most often when they are both a lynx point and a blue. (from a blue breeder)

3. EYE COLOR not addressed

4. Markings will almost never be a dark slate blue -  even if they carried for non-Agouti which darkens most all coats. 

5. Even though it passed the 2nd group within the Bengal Council, it does not have the support of another group because it penalizes points.

THIS IS CURRENTLY NOT BEING PROPOSED IN THE 2019 BALLOT IN FAVOR OF COMPROMISE PROPOSAL BELOW WHICH INLCUDES PREFERENCES FROM 2 LARGE GROUPS IN OUR COUNCIL.  Question #3 on this webpage.

 

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© 2019 by Teresa Seling -  licensed to the Bengal Breed Council until 4/30/21

Email:  seattlebengals@gmail.com

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