TICA allows showing under "new traits" classes but this does not qualify for championship status.
About the blue Bengal
The color my be carried by any color and pattern type of a Bengal Cat, without the blue gene necessarily
showing up in the cat. When a blue male Bengal is bred to a blue female Bengal, you will get an entire litter
of all blue Bengal kittens. However, it is quite possible for two non-blue Bengals to mate and, if both
repressively carry this blue color gene will produce some blue kittens in their resulting litter, or in
future generations if the gene continues to be repressively carried by the offspring.
I was always interested in the color of the Blue Bengal's, the color has intrigue me.
Above picture are two of my Blue Bengal's from Sundari and Mercedes. Both these blue females sire is Sno Bound he carry's the blue gene and he him self is the color of Sepia, Sundari sire is Ver Sachi he carries the blue gene and her dam is Mercedes also carries the blue gene. The kitten on the left is a Spotted and the other one on the right is a Blue Marble. These two girls are real beauties. I have held them back for my breeding program. They both will carry Sepia, because their sire is Sepia.
"Blue" is considered a dilute color, both male and female have to carry the blue gene in order to produce the blue color.
"blue" is known as a recessive gene.
Breeders who have had quite a bit of experience with the blue Bengals have found that when dealing
with a recessive gene such as the blue color gene, often other recessive genes come into play in the
same kitten, such as desirable large spots in the spotted pattern, the "glitter" gene, which also
produces some of the softest and most pelted coats in the Bengal cat. This is one reason why in
some areas, blue Bengals are gaining rapidly in popularity, and some breeders are choosing to
work specifically with the blue Bengals to try to get this color recognized within the official
Bengal breed standard in its own color class and division.
Blue Bengals can also show a soft peach undercoat, and often have a special softness and elegance
to them creating their own unique style. The way the blue color gene works (and "blue" is considered
a dilute color form of the traditional "brown" tabby color), there can be blue spotted and marbled Bengals;
blue Lynx Point spotted and marbled Bengals; blue mink spotted and marbled Bengals,
blue sepia spotted and marbled Bengals, etc.
Above picture is a Lynx Point Sepia, notices her peach colored ear's, her sire is Sno Bound he is a Sepia Spotted and her dam is Paprika she is a Brown Spotted carring the snow gene.