It is characterized by having a body covered with a thick fur and shaggy, pale gray to gray, oval head and large eyes. It weighs between 1.5 and 2.5 kg in the wild. It has long ears of up to 7 cm which help regulate body temperature and a very short tail. Their forelegs are shorter than the hindlegs. It measures from 33 to 50 cm. in affable conditions, even more in domestic breeds for meat. All these characteristics that this species has in the wild can vary significantly depending on the breed.