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 is 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.