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How Do The Characters Get Their Appearences by Skypaw

Skypaw wonders how some characters got their colours.

Art by Wolfjesyo

Hi! Skypaw talking! So, I was kind of bored just searching images of Ferncloud and then there was the image of all her kits and I started to imagine how did Icecloud turn white. So here I am:
WARNING: None of this is scientifically proved! This is just my opinion!
Icecloud – Icecloud is a snowy-white she-cat with blue eyes. Her parents are Dustpelt – a dark brown tabby with amber eyes – and Ferncloud – a gray she-cat with darker flecks and green eyes -. Now that one is actually easy, because Ferncloud’s father, Whitestorm, is a all-white tomcat with amber eyes. He gets that from his mother, Snowfur. Now that’s explained, because Snowfur is identical to Icecloud! (White fur and blue eyes.) But if we want to go deeper, where does Snowfur get her white from?
Snowfur’s parents are Moonflower – silver-gray with pale yellow eyes – and Stormtail – blue-gray with blue eyes -. Thought Stormtail is basically kinless (in the meaning of his ancestors and not descendents) on the warriors wiki, Moonflower leads us a bit farther. Moonflower’s parents were Rooktail – black with blue eyes, completely ancestorless – and Daisytoe – gray and white she-cat with yellow eyes. That’s the farther we get. So, yeah, Snowfur’s grandmother – meaning Icecloud’s greatgreatgreatgrandmother – is the last we get from white.

Leafpool – Leafpool is a brown and white tabby she-cat with green eyes. Her parents are Sandstorm – light ginger with green eyes – and Firestar – ginger with green eyes -. Firestar’s sister, Princess, is a brown and white tabby with green eyes. She gets that from her mother, Nutmeg – brown and white tabby with hazel eyes -, but she’s all that comes from Princess’s motherline family. Princess is daughter of Nutmeg and Jake – ginger tabby with green eyes -, but none of Jake’s family is much useful or has any similar appearence to Leafpool. So Leafpool’s grandmother is the first brown and white tabby we see in the family.

Brackenfur – I want to work with him!! Brackenfur is a golden-brown tabby with amber eyes. His parents are Lionheart – golden tabby with green eyes – and Frostfur – white she-cat with sky-blue eyes -. Lionheart might be golden, but he isn’t golden-brown. Let’s see…Frostfur’s parents are Robinwing – dusky brown with ginger patch and amber eyes – and Fuzzypelt – black with yellow eyes -. They have no parents on the wiki, so that isn’t much of a use. Lionheart’s parents are Speckletail – pale golden tabby with amber eyes – and Smallear – gray with amber eyes -. Speckletail’s parents are Harepounce – light brown with yellow eyes – and Stagleap – gray tabby with amber eyes -. There’s no register of more ancestors after that, so Brackenfur doesn’t make so much sense to me. But perhaps the closest we got is Speckletail, who is pale golden. That way, Brackenfur’s grandmother is the closest we get from his color.

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  • Very cool. I have to admit that I’ve never really though about the character’s coloring. Great job!! 🙂

  • 🍂🎃🍂Streampaw, the Autumn ghost whom is leaping into leaf-piles. 🍂🎃🍂 Feathertail and Leafstar are exceptional characters! ✨🌊(Streampaw/lark, she/her)✨🌊 says:

    Cool article, Skypaw! It was an interesting twist on the “family tree” article idea! I like how you analyzed each character’s kin to search for the origin of their pelt color. Good job!

  • Some of the Warriors characters have odd coloring. If you do another article on this, could you do some characters like Ivypool and Dovewing? I’ll explain a little more. Their parents are white and light brown. Where does their gray fur come from?

    • 💮🌸Skye🌸💮 [Skypaw//Skymist//Misty Moon On A Fareway Sky//Has two fanfics going on! Check out Shinign Shadows and my newest: Shadowed Path!] says:

      Sure, I’ll do it! I suspect it has to do with Birchfall’s mother, Ferncloud, being gray, but I’ll elaborate more on that!