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Registering and Showing Your Savannah

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Shows | Advice and Mentors' started by admin, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Can I Register My Savannah in a Cat Registry?
    The International Cat Association</i></a> (TICA) is the only feline registry that will accept Savannahs or other hybrids. You can learn more about TICA and how to register your Savannah at www.tica.org If your breeder doesn’t register your kitten for you, you should receive a ‘blue slip’ with it when it arrives that you can send in to TICA to register the kitten with a name of your choosing. The kitten will have the breeder’s cattery name as part of its registered name per TICA protocol.

    What Does the F Mean in F1, F2, etc.?
    F stands for filial generation… in the case of the Savannah breed, it refers to the number of generations away from its wild ancestor, the Serval.

    For example, an F1 is one generation away from the Serval, this means that the Serval is the parent of an F1. An F2 is two generations away, so the Serval is the grandparent.

    What Does A-Registered, B-Registered, C-Registered and SBT Mean? Why is it Important?
    These terms refer to the Registration Codes given to our cats by our Feline Registry TICA.
    A-registered Savannahs are Savannahs with only ONE Savannah parent, usually the Savannah mother and a domestic outcross sire (such as one of our permissable outcross breeds – Egyptian Mau, Oriental Shorthair, Ocicat or Domestic Shorthair).

    B-registered Savannah is one in which both parents are Savannahs, but not all grandparents are Savannahs. For example, crossing an A-registered Savannah to another A-registered Savannah will give you B-registered offspring.

    C-registered Savannahs are when all four grandparents are Savannahs … or two generations of Savannah to Savannah breeding. Crossing a B-registered Savannah to another B-registered Savannah will give you C-registered Savannah offspring.

    SBT stands for Stud Book Traditional and is a cat with three generations of Savannah to Savannah breeding – all great-grandparents are Savannahs. Two C-registered Savannah s will produce an SBT litter. This is what is considered a purebred cat and is the eventual goal of our Savannah breed section.

    These codes are not terribly important to the pet buyer, but critical to a breeder. To develop this breed, we need to progress through the codes to SBT. The importance to the pet buyer of codes might simply be that you might expect a kitten to be typier than another kitten. This is not true in all cases, as careful selection of the cats is necessary no matter what the code is.

    Can Savannahs Be Shown in a Cat Show?
    Savannahs currently hold the status of an Advanced New Breed with TICA, which means that certain Savannahs can be shown. The criteria required is that the cat is at least four months of age, is at least an F3 or further generation from the Serval, and is a C or SBT registered cat. It must also be one of the permissible colors, so BST, SST, black, or smoke. This will change when the Savannah cat goes to Championship - at that point, only the SBT will be allowed to be shown.

    Information courtesy of the Savannah Breed Section
     
  2. Marissa

    Marissa Savannah Super Cat

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    I have two non standard SV, they are blue and unpapered, is there any way of showing them, even just for fun?
     
  3. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    You can bring them to a show as Exhibition only to start. That would be a great way of introducing them to
    the show world and getting an idea of how they behave around lots of noise and crowds.
     
  4. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, you can register them as Household Pets (HHP) and show them in HHP rings. Before you go through all the trouble though be sure they have the right personality for attending a show, e.g., they enjoy going to places like PetsMart and meeting new people, are not phased by strangers or strange animals, etc.

    Here is the link to register a HHP online: http://www.logiforms.com/formdata/user_forms/17237_4346552/57671/
     
  5. Pam Flachs

    Pam Flachs Moderator, Clos du Chat Savannah Cats Staff Member

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    They do have to be a certain generation, right? Is Azul an F2?
     
  6. Patti

    Patti Admin Staff Member

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    Yes, sorry - they need to be f4 or later.
     
  7. Marissa

    Marissa Savannah Super Cat

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    I don't think I could get Azul out of the house ( at least with me being in one piece) but tegra is an f5 she's game for going places and exploring
     
  8. Bobbie

    Bobbie Savannah Kitten

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    They have to be at least 4th generation to show in the household pet class.
    Bobbie
     

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