The Serengeti stands out with its long neck, large ears, and upright posture. A female Serengeti can weigh between 8-12 pounds and males usually weigh 10-15 pounds. It has a body type similar to the Oriental Shorthair but with larger bone structure and longer legs. It sports a solid chest and appears muscular in general. Its medium-sized tail is thick that and tapers slightly from the body to its tip.
Amongst its distinguishing feature is its ear which is strikingly large. Its ears set upright on the cat’s head giving it a heightened alert look. Its head is longer than it is wide with a moderately full muzzle and rounded whiskers. Its rounded eyes that are set fairly apart. The eye colour can be gold or yellow, however, hazel to light green eyes are preferred.
The Serengeti has no undercoat. Its coat is short and even. It is dense but is fine to the touch. Its colours include:
- Tabby – It can be any shade of brown but shows a high contrast between the ground colour and its spots.
- Solid – When it isIt can be solid black and at timesor there may be visible ghost spots.
- Silver/Smoke – The black spots are on its clear silvery body.
The coat’s pattern can be randomly spotted or solid in colour. As for the spotted cats, there can be spots on shoulders and hips down to the legs and around the tails which are marked with black rings.
Grooming is easy as it sheds lightly and only sheds the most during spring. A weekly brushing and wiping with chamois leather would suffice. A basic grooming routine, such as regular nail trimming, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning, should be followed.