Some cat associations such as TICA only accept the colour of a brown classic tabby. However, the GCCF accepts both the brown classic tabby and the snow Sokoke, which has a paler body colour than the former.
As a medium-sized feline, the Sokoke can weigh between 8–12 pounds. Similar to other breeds, males are significantly larger than the Sokoke females. The Sokoke is an athletic cat with a long and muscular body. Its legs are long and slender with well-angled hind legs that it has a “tiptoe” gait. It has a muscular tail from base to the tip.
Its eye colour varies from amber to light green, with a black outline and appears slightly almond-shaped. The snow Sokoke usually has light blue or bluish grey eyes. The shape of its muzzle may appear bulky, which gives a smooth look on its frontal view with well-defined cheekbones. The head and ears are smaller in relation to its body.
Further, it has a very short coat that lies close to its body. Hence, it can be sensitive to cold temperature. It has an apparent coat of classic tabby markings. Ticking all over the pattern areas is its distinguishing feature as a breed.
Being a shorthaired feline, it requires little maintenance. Introduce brushing once a week along with the basic grooming, such as regular nail trimming, teeth brushing, and ear cleaning to your feline. The earlier these grooming routines are introduced, the better.