Ocelli Ear Markings


Serval Cats have an "ocelli" marking behind the ears which are high-contrast marks that are thought to scare off predators by mimicking the eyes of the predators' own enemies.

Savannah Cats inherit this marking from the Serval Cat however it is often a muted version with less contrast.

Typically lacking the high contrast of black with white color combination. It is considered desirable to have black with white but not a fault to have lesser contrasting colors (black with brown, brown with brown).

Ocelli is a round light-colored spot on the back of the ears. Although very common in wild cat this marking can be found throught nature, most commonly on the wings of butterflies.

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyespot_(mimicry)

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