On average, the ocicat weights 7–14 lbs. Its head is a modified wedge shape and has tufted ears. Its eyes are large, almond-shaped, and slightly angled upwards towards its ears. The colour can be any hue, except blue. Its body is long, big-boned, and muscular. Its frame has been likened as being halfway between the svelte Oriental and the robust American shorthair.
The ocicat’s back is rather a bit higher at the rump, adding to its athletic appearance. Its well-muscled legs are proportionate to that of the rest of its body. Its paws are oval-shaped, whilst its tail is as long as its body and broader at the base.
Its coat, the highlight of its physical appearance, can come in virtually any colour. Close lying and satiny in texture, the ocicat’s fur is nicely decked with spots. Even its belly has spots.
Being a short-haired cat that sheds minimally, grooming is an easy process. Its coat only needs occasional brushing.