Is my cat a Bengal or a Mau?

My cat, Jude, is BY FAR the best, most affectionate cat I have ever owned. His coat pattern is absolutely stunning--spotted and silky. But for the longest time I assumed he was a Bengal (well, at least several generations away from a 1st gen), but then I started wondering as he's gotten older (he's now 13... show more My cat, Jude, is BY FAR the best, most affectionate cat I have ever owned. His coat pattern is absolutely stunning--spotted and silky. But for the longest time I assumed he was a Bengal (well, at least several generations away from a 1st gen), but then I started wondering as he's gotten older (he's now 13 mo) if he may be a Mau. Or perhaps a mix between the two.

He has the belly flap and the puppy-love personality of a mau--since I have had him I haven't had a day where he hasn't greeted me at the door and followed me wherever I went thereafter. But he has the build of a begal (esp with his short fat tail). I'm curious to see what others think. Please, your input is welcomed.

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Update: to Percy: no I didn't see that program on Animal Planet, haha but maybe I will now. One of my friends, who has a Bengal, is responsible for putting these ideas in my head lol. DasBoos...: I realized those cats are very expensive but I did pay $250 for him, and I thought that was a bit pricey. Anya: I got... show more to Percy: no I didn't see that program on Animal Planet, haha but maybe I will now. One of my friends, who has a Bengal, is responsible for putting these ideas in my head lol.

DasBoos...: I realized those cats are very expensive but I did pay $250 for him, and I thought that was a bit pricey.

Anya: I got him through a friend of a friend.
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