What is a Savannah cat

What is a Savannah cat?

A Savannah cat is a hybrid between an African serval and a domestic cat.  Usually, now in 2020, the cross is between a serval and a Savannah.  The resulting kittens come in four flavors and have specific names.

  • Brown Spotted Tabby. A cool brown all the way to golden color background with brown to black colored spots.
  • Silver Spotted Tabby. A silver background with black to dark grey spotting.
  • Black Smoke Savannah. The black smoke is closely related to the silver because it has a white ground color at the skin line.  However, the color of the hair is black, and the spots are backlit with white.
  • Finally, the Black Savannah. The coat will show the spotting pattern when young but as an adult much of that is lost and the cat is a beautiful shiny black.  Breeders call this melanistic or mel for short.