BROWN (BLACK) CHARCOAL TABBY COLOR

2016 - 2019 CFA Bengal Standard for BROWN (BLACK) CHARCOAL TABBY COLOR:

(Rosetted/Spotted, Marble): Same as Brown (Black) Tabby except the Charcoal brown colors are cold browns, with no warm gold, or amber tones and with the addition of,  Mask, Goggles and Cape.

CHARCOAL TABBY (Apb/a)

-Usually darker,

-Usually darker face mask  

-Stronger/heavy cape and

-Most reds removed:

AAA - Charcoal Female
AAA - Charcoal Female
BBB - Female Marble Kitten
BBB - Female Marble Kitten
BBB - Female Marble Kitten
BBB - Female Marble Kitten
ZZ - Female Adult
ZZ - Female Adult
K3 - Female
Apb/a Charcoal Kitten
K3 - Female
Apb/a Charcoal Kitten
K1 - Male
Apb/a Charcoal
K1 - Male
K2 - Female
Apb/a Charcoal Kitten
K2 - Female
Apb/a Charcoal Kitten
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CHARCOAL TABBY (Apb/Apb

-Rosettes can be more distinct

-Reds can wash over the black/grey

-more pattern seen from above (less of a dark cape)

CC - Adult Female
CC - Adult Female
CC - Adult Female
AA - Male Adult
AA - Male Adult
Apb/Apb Charcoal Bengal
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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.  ONLY If question #42 passes (acceptance of the Charcoal Pattern Effect under the "PATTERN" heading), We can choose to remove this title section and its description.  A Charcoal pattern together with "Brown (Black) color" would already be described under those established headings.

Current:

2016 - 2019 CFA Bengal Standard for BROWN (BLACK) CHARCOAL TABBY COLOR:

(Rosetted/Spotted, Marble): Same as Brown (Black) Tabby except the Charcoal brown colors are cold browns, with no warm gold, or amber tones and with the addition of,  Mask, Goggles and Cape.

Rationale:  

A.  This uses the color brown to describe a primarily Black and Charcoal colored Bengal.

B.  There are gold and reds that can come through in a Charcoal, especially in those Apb/Apb cats (Twilight Charcoal).   They should not be penalized for this.   Using the Brown (Black) color description would fit nicely for all charcoals, even those carrying the non-Agouti allele which darkens up most all Bengal colors.   (the non-Agouti gene is not required to be a Charcoal -  it just gives the cat a darker/wider cape, more dramatic face mask and whited goggles.)

Obstacle:

A. Does not address the colors of charcoals specifically - Black and dark gray.

B.  There are gold and reds that can come through in a Charcoal, especially in those Apb/Apb cats.   They should not be penalized for this.

 

PROPOSAL #50 ON THE 2019 BALLOT.  Results:  40 Yes, 27 No - 67 voters needs 41 votes to pass.  Did not Pass.

2.  ONLY If Proposal #42 (2019 Ballot) is not accepted (to move Charcoal into our Pattern section), then we may choose to change the wording of this section to better describe the Brown (Black) Charcoals Color.

BROWN (BLACK) CHARCOAL TABBY (Rosetted/Spotted, Marble):  Same as Brown (Black) Tabby except the Charcoal brown colors are between cold browns gray and black, with no little warm gold, or amber tones.  Most come with the addition of, a Mask, Goggles and Cape.  Nose leather:  Brick red to black.  Paw Pads:  Black.  Eye Color:  Gold to green.  Tail tip:  Black.

FINAL VERSION:

BROWN (BLACK) CHARCOAL TABBY (Rosetted/Spotted, Marble):  Same as Brown (Black) Tabby except the Charcoal colors are between gray and black with little gold or amber tones.  Most come with the addition of a Mask, Goggles and Cape.  Nose leather:  Brick red to black.  Paw Pads:  Black.  Eye Color:  Gold to green.  Tail tip:  Black.

 

Rationale:  

A.  Even if we vote to adopt the phrasing/placement of the "Charcoal Pattern Effect", it may be helpful to have a written description for the colors.

B.  There are gold and reds that can come through in a Charcoal, especially in those Apb/Apb cats (Twilight Charcoal).  The Bengals who use/carry the non-Agouti allele to darken up that version of a charcoal (Midnight Charcoal), they should not be seen as better.   Genetically, the charcoals with two Apb alleles are more "Charcoal" that those with only one.   Neither should have preference over the other.  (The non-Agouti gene is not required to be a Charcoal -  it just gives the cat a darker/wider cape, more dramatic face mask and whited goggles.)

C.  We are missing:   Nose leather, paw pads, eye color and tail tip for this color description and need to add them in.

Obstacle:

A. Does not address the colors of charcoals specifically - Black and dark gray.

B.  There are gold and reds that can come through in a Charcoal, especially in those Apb/Apb cats.  Some breeders may want to penalize for this.

PROPOSAL #51 ON THE 2019 BALLOT.  Results:  28 Yes, 39 No - 67 voters needs 41 votes to pass.  Did not pass.

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

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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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