Worth 5 of the 25 points for Coat & Color - (100 Points Total)
One of the biggest surprises that Clients experience when they first meet a Bengal is the texture and softness of the Pelt/Coat. It literally drops peoples jaw! While websites don't have the ability to let you feel, I'll place a few examples with descriptions:
2018 CFA Bengal Standard for EYE COLOR:
EYES: Eye color independent of coat color, except in the Lynx Points, where Blue is the only acceptable color.
COLORS: Eye color is addressed within each coloration written up for the Bengal.
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. Within the POINT SCORE section of the standard, remove the 5 points given to "Eye Color". Eye color will now be a part of the points alloted to "Eyes" in general.
A. Taking away 5 points from the color of the eye since we do not have much that is "incorrect" in our breed.
B. Eye color can easily be a part of the "HEAD" section under "Eyes".
C. It allows us to combine the last 2 sections of "COAT & COLOR" together with "PATTERN" creating a group of aspects that deal solely with the Coat/Pelt of the Bengal.
WITHIN PROPOSAL #12 ON THE 2019 BALLOT. Ballot results: 26 yes, 42 no - 68 voters needs 41 "yes" votes to pass. Did not pass.
2. Clean up Eye Color within the Color descriptions (see this question included in each color description section).
For instance, under "Seal Mink Tabby", it states:
Eye Color: Aqua (Varies from Blue-green to turquoise)
This could be shortened to "Shades of Blue and Green" or one ring Blue and one ring Green
A. Aqua is also known as Turquoise which is also known as Blue/Green. This can be simplified to shades of Blue and Green.
THESE EYE COLOR CHANGES ARE PROPOSED WITHIN EACH INDIVIDUAL COAT COLOR SECTION. Ballot results: Most proposed changes were not accepted by 60% of the breed council.