The Werewolf Cat


If professor Xavier was monitoring gene mutations in animals for some freaky mad skills, this cat would probably raise some eyebrow hairs. It’s lack of special abilities would soon have it passed over by the supernatural crowd, but the lycoi cat is still quite unique; even if it can’t morph into a different animal.

These werewolf kitties have a naturally occuring, random, gene mutation that leaves them without the undercoat of hair that most cats have. This has them looking similar to a sphynx cat at times when they lose their top coat, though there’s no relation between the two. They get bare patches around their eyes and nose, which gives them that werewolf appearance. They’re born from regular domestic short hair cats. A random and rare occurrence. Usually the parent cats were black, sounds about right for werewolves. Er… werewolf cats.

Over the past few years these cats have been collected by breeders when they unexpectedly turn up. By breeding two sets of natural lycoi kittens with each other and with black domestic short-hairs, they nurtured the mutation and created a new breed of cat. Extensive testing was done on these kitties to make sure the mutation wasn’t linked to a health deficiency. Nothing negative was discovered. The only thing they found was that these cats are completely healthy, if not a little spooky looking.


Being a relatively new breed, the demand is higher than the actual production. So if you’re looking to adopt one of these strange werewolf cats, who incidentally tend to act more like dogs than cats, then you’ll need to expect a waiting list. Or maybe you could ask professor X if he has any that he’s looking to re-home. Although if you ask him, you might get a lycoi cat that actually does morph into something else.

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