“This is my F2 Savannah, Kieko. The most photogenic out of her brothers and sisters. 😄 She’s just over a year Old! She DEFINITELY thinks she is a dog. Lol. Savannahs are amazing!!”
The Savannah is what is known as a hybrid domestic breed of cat, basically, it is the result of a cross between the serval and an old domestic cat breed the Siamese. Bengal cat breeder Judee Frank 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.
The F1 and F2 generations of the species are usually the largest, this is due to the strong genetic influence of its ancestor the African Serval. This is usually the case with most cat species with an exotic ancestor. Most first-generation species will possess many if not all of its ancestor’s traits, thises traits often diminish in later generations. As with most cat species, the male of the breed tends to be the largest.
Thank you Brittaney for sharing Kieko with us, she is truly a beautiful example of the Savannah breed.
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