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Sweetspots Savannahs

Updated December, 2019 – Kittens and Retired Adults Available! 

We breed F2 and F3 savannah kittens.   Located in Northern Virginia, we are within reasonable driving distance from WV, PA, NJ, MD or Washington DC.  Please contact kim@sweetspotssavannahs.com for more info.  

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What are Savannah Cats?

Savannah cats are a spotted breed of domestic cat, with an elegantly tall, slender, and long body frame. The savannah breed originates from a serval bred with a domestic cat.   A serval is a small species of wild cat native to the African plains (or ‘savannah’, hence the breed’s name). The first generation of savannah cats are referred to as ‘F1’ for first generation, and if they have a domestic mother they are exactly 50% serval.   If a serval is bred to a savannah female, then depending on what generation savannah the female is they will produce F1 kittens greater than 50%.  A 50% F1 female bred to a savannah male produces F2 kittens that are ~ 27-30% serval.  Similarly, an F2 savannah female produces F3 kittens that may be ~ 14-18% serval or more.  It gets more and more difficult to estimate the % serval the more generations away one gets from the serval ancestor.

Because savannahs are produced by breeding two different species of cats together (serval X domestic), the male offspring are sterile for the first 4-5 generations.  When the breed was started, domestic males of different breeds were bred to savannah females.  After several years of developing the breed however, fertile male savannahs (usually F5, F6, or F7 generations) are now common in most breeding programs.

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