We adopted Bella at a shelter in october, they said her mother was Bengal (they don't know who the owner was, and she was shot just after giving birth) but the father is unknown.
Well, as Bella is growing, I think she's looking more and more like a Savannah. Things like her face isn't the shape of a Bengal, her ears are pretty big, and her markings seem more Savannah-like to me. I'm wondering if they could have been mistaken in saying the mother was Bengal, since they can look quite similar.
She definitely has the personality of both, though. From what I've read they're very similar. She's smart, super mischievous, follows me around the house, likes jumping from one thing to another, very vocal, super affectionate. And her hair definitely makes me think she is not just a tabby, its so soft and shiny, and she basically doesn't shed at all. I've never seen a cat with hair like hers except another Bengal.
I was wondering if anyone would know any ways to figure out her breed (like any distinguishing markings between the Bengal and Savannah), or if since she was from a shelter, we'll never know? It doesn't really matter, I guess, but I'm curious and just really want to know, lol.
I can post some pictures if anyone wants.