The breed is still in the development stages, but the ultimate aim is to
produce a cat that looks similar to a
Serval, without using any recent wild cat blood. (Hybrids of domestic cats and the Leopard Cat form the
foundation of the Bengal breed.)
Serengeti cats are spotted cats, with long legs & very large ears. Males are
generally slightly larger & heavier than females & can weigh up to 15lbs;
females generally weigh between 8 & 12lbs.
They are recognised by TICA (The
International Cat Association) in tabby, ebony silver, ebony smoke & solid
black. A group of breeders in the UK are currently working towards getting TICA
to also recognise the snow spotted (aka lynx-point) variety.
The tabby is known as the brown spotted in the UK - however spots can be
black or dark brown on a tan, light beige or gold background. The silver has
black spots on a silver background. Ghost spotting can sometimes be seen on the
solid black version.
Kingsmark Serengeti - originator of the breed in the US - her site has
more information, contains the TICA breed standard & has many photos of the
different varieties of Serengeti.