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Egyptian Mau vs. Savannah

Ashley

Savannah Super Cat
#1
Glenn was looking at cat breeds online & asked what the difference was between an Egyptian Mau & a lower generation Savannah? Is anyone on this site fromiliar with Mau's? All he sees is spotted kitties.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#2
Are you talking about physical differences? An Egyptian Mau has different eye shape, different ears, different head structure, and is not as tall or lanky as a Savannah.
 

Ashley

Savannah Super Cat
#3
Yes Patti, physical difference. He was looking at bronze ones & they just look so much like Kovu does. lol
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
Well, Egyptian Maus were a permissible outcross before Savannahs went to Championship, so it's very possible that Kovu has some EM features :)
 

Ashley

Savannah Super Cat
#5
Thats what I told Glenn. lol I said I think they used to breed EMs with Savannahs. We sent off for his pedigree last week, so hopefully we should get that back soon. :)
 

Julie

Savannah Super Cat
#7
My F6 pedigree showed Egyptian Maus, bengals, and American Bob Tails were all used. Sue
I did some searching in my boys and great grandparents on the mothers side is Maine Coon (tabatha) and serval (kita). So you get maine coons as well.