The fuzzy fur of wild cat young animals such as the serval and the cheetah and accordingly also of Savannah kittens, the fur goes through different stages.
A few days after birth you can clearly see the markings of the Savannah kittens, from the 4th week of life the kittens get the so-called camouflage fur (fuzzy fur). This means that the clear drawing overgrows, it looks blurry and out of focus. The spots or dots are now harder to see. This camouflage fur is used for survival in the wild, the kittens are camouflaged from other enemies in the tall grass.
you have to look at the kitten from behind. In addition, two pictures in the following example, it is about the same kitten from two different angles. From the side and from behind.
The kitten in the first picture on the left is the same kitten in the second picture 2 months later, you can see that the contrast has started to increase again.
The duration of the camouflage fur varies, the fur development is only complete after 1 year and 6 months.
The camouflage fur often begins to retreat as early as 12-16 weeks. With young Savannahs it takes a while until the final mature color and markings emerge.
During this period, the Savannah cat’s coat tends to be sparse and long, and the kitten’s markings tend to be unclear and blurred. So “fuzzy”. The kittens still have their baby fur.
In the so-called fuzzy phase, the small Savannahs appear rather monotonous, gray and colorless. This compares well with the cubs of a cheetah and serval. In the case of the wild cat babies, this is very important at the beginning of their lives for their camouflage in the wild. Only when they are strong and fast enough to flee or defend themselves does the camouflage fade.