Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Torrey Up Close - T13 (My First)

The three boys were on my bed a while back and sleeping soundly. I quickly grabbed my camera and took some shots of them, trying to get some close-ups of my very shy boy, Torrey - a marbled bengal.


Torrey is tricolored, meaning he has three colours that are filled with amazing 'glitter' - which doesn't show on any pictures I have except for when he was a kitten (this pic was taken of Torrey at 8 weeks).


His pattern is swirly and very pretty! Lots of sparkly colour!




Whoops! He woke up so I backed off until he started snoozing again!



Torrey is unusual as he has rosettes starting to form within his pattern, even though he is a marbled bengal and rosettes are usually only seen in spotted bengals. The rosettes are getting more and more defined as he gets older (even though you can't see them properly in the pics!) and are now tan coloured in the centre, gold around the outside and dark brown around the gold. Very funky.



But he doesn't have any rosettes on his right side, only his left!



Here are some pics of Torrey as a kitten! The first one is the earliest pic I have! I think he's two weeks old in this pic!


These pics show you his coat at 5 weeks!


He's a really, really, really shy boy, but he's lovely! I have used some techniques on him that are used by those working with Asian Leopard Cats and they have really worked!

So, while Starbuck may look more like an Asian Leopard Cat, Torrey's personality is much more like his wild ancestors than Starbuck's! It truly is like having an Asian Leopard Cat living with me!

P.S. This was a T13 as I have included exactly 13 pics of Torrey! I hope you enjoyed them!

P.P.S. Remember to visit my friend over at her new blog, Fate of the Animals!

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24 comments:

Henry Helton said...

You really are an amazing looking kitty. I am all one color. It's kinda boring.

Monty Q. Kat said...

I want a glitter coat!

Dragonheart said...

Torrey's pattern is very beautiful! He has a lovely coat. :)

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Wow, you are GORGEOUS!!! The Tall Man would completely just pet and pet and pet you. I was supposed to be a Bengal but the LL wanted me since I needed a home. Your furs are incredible.

Kaze

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow, Torrey, you are very exotic. You were very patient to let the lady take all of those pictures, too. Thanks for letting us see.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

ASTOR CATS said...

You are a very pretty colored kitty when you were a baby and now - you should not be shy around the camera.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Mickey said...

Those pictures are spectacular!Torrey's coat is beautiful and I can see a bit of the iridescence.She has a very pretty face.I am not familiar with Bengal cats ,so thank you foe showing them to us and sharing their stories.
Purrs

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow, look at you two! your coats are amazing. very handsome.
i'm a house panther myself so i'm all black. mommy likes petting multicolored kitties like you guys and seeing all the furs go together.
your kitten pictures are just darling (mommy said that)!

The Furry Fighter said...

those are incredible markings - i did not realise how beautiful the fur was so close up - thank you for sharing this :)
x

Lux said...

Those are remarkable markings (some gratuitous alliteration there)! Truly, they're gorgeous - all that marbling and wildness!

michico*Adan said...

That is very very beautiful color, I love your color very much~!

poppyq said...

Wow, so much glitter- does Torrey like to disco?

What beautiful pictures of him and his fantastic coat. The picture of him as a kitten is sooooooooooo cute. What a lovely baby.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

so furry purrty

Daisy said...

Torrey's coat is very amazing and beautiful! I love the swirls. I wish my coat would glitter, too.

SiameseOriental said...

I have never seen such a beautiful coat in my life - it's really amazing. Torrey is a remarkably stunning cat!

CucaraƱas said...

cute cute cute!
When he was small didnt seem to be shy... maybe he doesnt like camera... That happensa also with one of my cats: his name is Yacu.

I leave you my Flickr for more cute pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/filigrana/

xoxo!!!!
Thans for your visit and your comment.

CucaraƱas

The Cat Realm said...

That Torrey is like a piece of art, like a painted canvass! So pretty!

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

His coat looks like marble cake. Yum! Yum! Bootiful!

Ruis said...

Torrey is Beautiful!! A friend of our staff also has a Bengal boy cat, and he is shy too...

Purrs and greetz from Holland:)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

They are both beyootiful...such intristing patterns!

Joyismygoal said...

welcome beautiful pictures

Hot(M)BC said...

Torrey is furry handsum. Almost as handsum as my boyfriendcat.
Purrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

HRH Yao-Lin said...

He is absolutely remarkable looking. He is just gorgeous and stunning!!! I love his glitter!

wildcatsthree said...

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