The rarest of all hybrids, little "Bagheera" ( now known as Bella) a Melanistic (Black Spots on Black Coat) F-1 Safari female is our neweest addition here at Belle Hollow. Safari is a cross between a male Geoffroy's Cat and a female domestic cat. Safari is proported to be the most docile of the first generation hybrids. Because the Geoffroy's Cat has 38 chromosomes and the domestic only has 36, the gene that stops growth is impaired making the Safari a true giant with females growing to roughly 2 to 3 times the size of the mother cat and males growing 3 to 4 times that size.
To precious for words Bagheera F-1 black on black spotted Safari turns to my voice and is already very engaged with people.She will make a superior pet as the rarest of all small cat hybrids.
This beautiful F-1 Safari girl Bagheera will steal your heart. Already cuddly and a real talker she is the rarest of all small cat hybrids.
Bagheera a rare Safari kitten will make a fabulous pet for a loving family.
Shown here at 3.5 weeks Bagheera an F-1 Safari female is rare beauty and already a real cuddle bunny!
Bagheera, F-1 Safari female is beginning to grow like a weed. Her spotted black on black spotted coat is becoming more visible.
Obviously not happy having her picture taken Bella, F-1 Safari female would rather race and roar with her F-1 savannah brothers. Sitting for a picture is clearly beneath her!
Full of trouble, Bagheera, F-1 Safari female, is a bundle of energy
Bella settled in with her new family right away.
Belle takes in her new Mom on her first day home
She is obviously very comfortable.
First days home are very long for everyone in the house. Let's take a Nap
Growing into the very very special cat she will be Bella, F-1 Safari female is full of energy.
Bella's black on black spot pattern like that of a black jaguar is clearly visible in this shot.
Howard said he sent you a few pics but Bella would not hold still. Most of my pics of her are just a streak of black. Here is one I got the other night. She cracks me up.
Bella & Howard enjoying a lazy wet Sunday. The way lazy days should be enjoyed.