Origins of the Savannah Cat:
The miracle happened on 07/04/1986 in the United States at breeder Judee Frank’s.
Mrs. Judee Frank’s is a breeder who has a seal point Siamese cat weighing 4 Kg. Her friend Suzi Wood, leaves her male Serval called Ernie in custody.
Not having noticed the gestation of her Siamese cat, she nevertheless saw the birth of a female kitten whose father could only be Ernie the serval. It was indeed the only male who had had contact with his Siamese.
Suzi adopted and named this unlikely kitten “Savannah“, because of her father’s origins from the African savannah.
Savannah then became the first savannah f1 cat (1st generation).
We would like to present to you the photo opposite of “SAVANNAH”, which is therefore the first Savannah, born from the crossing of a serval and a domestic cat.
This cat, born on April 7, 1986, is at the origin of the creation of the Savannah breed, which will bear her first name.
The characteristics of the Savannah are defined by the LOOF (Official Book of Feline Origins) and the Tica.
The Savannah is a new breed of cat originating in the United States, resulting from the cross between a male serval and a domestic cat. He is a hybrid cat.
Its unique appearance comes from the Serval which gave it a wild appearance. However, the temperament and personality remain domestic.
Like its ancestor the Serval, the Savannah is tall, has long legs, a long neck and large ears. Its slender appearance gives it grace and elegance, and a characteristic feline gait.
These resemblances however depend on the percentage of Serval, present in the line, and in particular for the height and the weight.
• The Savannah Cat is one of the largest breeds of domestic cat, its weight varies, but it is mostly tall and thin depending on the generation. The male is always larger than the female.
• What distinguishes it the most is the appearance of its coat. The bottom of the coat can have different shades: gray, beige, brown or ochre. Its coat is always dotted with small well-contrasted round spots called “spots” and always dark. These spots are either black, brown or anthracite. The coat is called spotted tabby.
The Savannah has a slender, powerful and muscular body with a strong bone structure. The Savannah cat is then able to make impressive jumps.