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SV or Serval?

Brigitte Cowell

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Staff member
#5
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 :-(
 

Brigitte Cowell

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Staff member
#7
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!
 

Per Lausund

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Staff member
#8
It looks like a "Savannah" made by mating a female Serval to a male Serval, iow an F0, also called P gen...
:cat:
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!
 
#9
It looks like a "Savannah" made by mating a female Serval to a male Serval, iow an F0, also called P gen...
:cat:
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!
I was thinking that it was a well behaved fella too!