When breeding Savannah cats the specifics can become confusing.
Listed below are the A,B,C & 1,2,3,4,5, etc. Registration Codes.
Ancestry Record Code for Savannah Cats: (Serval cats are an unregistered breed.)
- F1- The cat has a Serval parent.
- F2- The cat has a Serval grandparent.
- F3- The cat has a Serval great grandparent.
- F4 -The cat has a Serval great-great grandparent.
- F5 -The cat has a Serval great-great-great grandparent.
Hybridization Codes: (Example: F4A)
- A- The cat is the product of two cats from different breeds.
- B- The cat has at least one grandparent of a different breed.
- C- The cat has at least one great grandparent of a different breed.
Stud Book Codes:
- SB- The cat has no cats which are unknown, unregistered, or of another breed or breed group within a standard three generation pedigree.
- The Following Codes apply to the third position of the pedigree status code.
- T- Traditional: Only the breed in question within a three generation pedigree
- V- Variant: Crosses outside the breed but within the group within a three generation pedigree
- P- Permissible: Crosses outside the breed or breed group which are permitted by the breeding program which has been established for the breed.
- N- Non-Permissible: Crosses outside the breed or breed group which are not among those which are specifically allowed by the breeding program which has been established for the breed.
- S- Species: Outcrosses to species other than Felis cats/Felis domesticus. Such crosses may be used in foundation breeding programs but are by definition considered non-permissible.
Our F1 Savannah “Dora” would be TICA registered as an F1A.
- F1 - (one parent is not registered, which is the Serval, but can now be registered for breeding purposes only)
- A – (the cat is a product of two different breeds - Felis domesticus & Serval)
Dora’s offspring would be TICA registered as F2B.
- F2- (the kittens have a Serval grandparent.
- B – (the kitten's parents are Both Savannah's but kitten has a grandparent Serval)
From Luxury Savannah’s @ https://www.luxurysavannahs.com/f2-info