It's nothing new, there have always been other coat patterns in the Ocicat. Along with the spotted variety, there are also solid colors, classic (swirl) tabby, and ticked (like an Abysinnian). Only the spotted Oci's can be shown, so other patterns usually go to pet homes. Or if they are very exceptional in all other ways, they can be bred and can produce spotted coats.
I have lots of photos... will upload more as time permits!