Shoulder height up to 59-61 inches (150-155 cm). Weight to 660 pounds (300 kg).Differs from the Tian Shan wapiti in being slightly smaller and paler in color, and having some minor skull differences. Winter coat is a light grayish-brown or yellowish-brown, with the head, neck, belly and legs a darker brown. Females are more evenly colored, without the darkening on sides and belly. Males in summer are a more uniform reddish-brown without the dark belly and with the rump patch more vividly reddish. Females in summer are similar to males, though somewhat darker with a fairly distinct dorsal stripe.