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F2 and F6 Teenaged Savannah Cats.

What Do All the Numbers and Letters Mean?

When people stumble upon the Savannah Cat breed for the first time, many are enamored by their exotic beauty. When reading more upon them, quickly one will be bombarded with terms like F1, F2, F3 followed by the letters A, B, C or SBT. At first it is a lot to take in, but below is a simply breakdown of what this all means…

F - This stands for ‘Filial generation’. This term is used when pairing distinctly different parental types, such as closely related species or sub-species. In the Savannah Cat world, this specifically refers to how many generations removed a cat is from its’ exotic African Serval ancestry. An F1 Savannah Cat is a first generation offspring and has a Serval parent (usually a Serval father and a domestic feline mom). …

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Box of F6 Savannah Kitten Cuteness!

The average person, when asked, will say they have never heard of a Savannah Cat before. However, Savannah Cats are growing to be one of the most popular domesticated feline breeds today, alongside of their hybrid cousin, the Bengal. When doing a quick search on the internet, it is easy to see that there aren’t very many breeders producing this beautiful cat, and most breeders produce few litters each year. Why is that?

As a quick recap, the Savannah Cat is a hybrid produced by breeding a small exotic cat, called an African Serval, to complimentary domestic felines (such as an Ocicat, Egyptian Mau, or Oriental Shorthair). …

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F6 SBT Savannah Female

Exotic beauty in a wonderful domestic pet — that’s the Savannah Cat!

Savannah Cats are hybrid cats, with the first generation (F1) derived from breeding a domestic cat with an African Serval. Savannahs are a fairly new breed that has been recognized by TICA (The International Cat Association) since 2001 and the CCA (Canadian Cat Association) even more recently.


Savvy Paws Savannah Cats

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