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SV or Serval?

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat - General Discussion' started by Trish Allearz, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Trish Allearz

    Trish Allearz Moderator

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    admin Paige Staff Member

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    F1?
     
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  3. Rylie

    Rylie Diorcats

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    That looks like a serval if I've ever seen one... lol
     
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  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    It does, but so do some HP F1's ;)
     
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  5. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    No, to me that is a Serval. I have a HP F1 and you can still tell she is a SV. Even Marjorie's 75% F1s are identifiable. This looked pure Serval and I bet they either just claimed it was Savannah or they were unfortunately sold a "very typey f1" by an unscrupulous person :-(
     
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  6. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    They may have said it so they did not get into trouble...but we really don't know all the facts...
     
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  7. Brigitte Cowell

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    Yes, that was what I meant by "just claimed it was a Savannah"... people can do that if an exotic is illegal in their city/county/state. We had a "Savannah" surrendered here in CA that was most definitely a Serval. He'd been through a few homes so no way of knowing if he'd been sold as Serval or if they'd been duped. We've had people contacting Rescue for advice with their F1 and always ask for pictures as more than once it has turned out to be a Serval...and our advice of course is different for an exotic cat!
     
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  8. Per Lausund

    Per Lausund Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like a "Savannah" made by mating a female Serval to a male Serval, iow an F0, also called P gen...
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    Nah! That seems to me to be a different species than Felis catis or domesticus or whatever it´s called these days. It´s most probably something with Leptailurus in the name. But a very well behaved one. Mind you, it might get loose and catch a mouse!
     
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  9. Trish Allearz

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    I was thinking that it was a well behaved fella too!
     
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  10. WitchyWoman

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    If that's not a serval, I'll eat my hat.
     
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