Hp F1 Zyah is a big sister. These 2 hpf1 (f1 x serval) siblings look almost identical to Zyah did at birth. So excited to watch them grow.
What is a Savannah Cat?
The Savannah cat is one of world’s rarest hybrid cat. Its a cross between an African Serval and a domesticated house cat. Savannahs are recognized for their tall legs, long slender bodies, large ears, long necks, short tails and of course their exotic spots. The first Savannah produced was by a Bengal breeder, Judee Frank. She crossbred a male serval, belonging to Suzi Woods, with a Siamese (domestic cat) to produce the first Savannah cat (named Savannah) on April 7, 1986. In 1996, Patrick Kelley and Joyce Sroufe wrote the original version of the Savannah breed standard and presented it to the board of The International Cat Association. In 2001, the board accepted the breed for registration. Today many own Savannahs and they come in all different sizes and colors. Ranging from 10lbs-30lbs. The coat colors vary as well. The traditional BST (brown spotted tabby)comes in two shades warm golden and cool toned with black spots. There are silvers SST (silver spotted tabby) which are almost white/light grey with black spots. There is the melanistic (Black with black spots) they look like a panther. Then there is the classic (marble) they are ones with swirl pattern. I usually only produce the BST but on occasion will have some melanistics show up. I have never had any silver or classic.
Different Generations of “F” ?
The Savannah is referred to by its ‘F’ generation. The ‘F’ stands for ‘filial’ and refers to how many generations removed it is from the wild, the Serval. So an F1 is one generation from the Serval (has a Serval parent), an F2 is two generations removed so has a Serval grandparent, and so on.
- HPF1 (~75-85% Serval)
- F1 (~50-75% Serval)
- F2 (~25-35% Serval)
- F3 (~16-20% Serval) and so forth.
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