Rowanpaw takes a look at what Firestar’s family tree would look like if it was genetically correct.
Hello, Rowanpaw here! I will be analyzing the Warrior Cats genetics and fixing them so they are accurate! I will be changing each cat’s design, so it is the closest to the canon design, while still being accurate.
First up, we have Firestar. Firestar’s father, Jake, is an orange tabby and his mother, Nutmeg, is a brown tabby with the white spotting gene. Since male cats inherit their colors from their mother, Firestar would be a brown tabby.
Firestar’s sister, Princess, would be a brown and orange tortoiseshell with the white spotting gene since female cats inherit their colors from both of their parents.
Sandstorm doesn’t have any confirmed parents, so she can keep her original design of a dilute orange (cream) she-cat. Her daughters, Squirrelflight and Leafpool, would both be orange and brown tortoiseshells. They would not be dilute, since dilute is a recessive gene and Firestar is not dilute.
Now, for Cloudtail. Cloudtail’s father is Oliver, who is white, so Cloudtail can also be white. Brightheart is his mate, and her parents are Lionheart and Frostfur. Lionheart’s parents are Speckletail and Smallear, and Speckletail’s parents are Harepounce and Stagleap.
Stagleap is a dilute black (gray) tabby tom and Harepounce is a dilute brown she-cat. Speckletail would probably be a gray tabby, since black is dominant over brown.
Smallear can keep his cannon design of a gray tom. This would make Speckletail and Smallear’s kits: Lionheart and Goldenflower both gray tabbies.
Now for Frostfur. In the books, she is a white she-cat. But since neither of her parents are white, she can not be white. Her mother, Robinwing, is a brown and orange tortoiseshell and her father, Fuzzypelt, is black. Frostfur would most likely be a black and orange tortoiseshell.
Frostfur and Lionheart had four kits: Brightheart, Cinderpelt, Brackenfur and Thornclaw. Both Brackenfur and Thornclaw would most likely be orange tabbies. Cinderpelt and Brightheart would be black and orange tortoiseshells.
Brightheart and Cloudtail also had four kits: Snowbush, Ambermoon, Whitewing, and Dewnose. Snowbush and Whitewing are both white, like their father. Ambermoon, on the one hand, would most likely be an orange and brown tortoiseshell, like her grandmother, Princess. Dewnose would also be white, which is closest to his original design of gray and white.
Whitewing’s mate is Birchfall. His parents are Dustpelt and Ferncloud. Dustpelt’s parents are Fuzzypelt, who is black, and Robinwing, who is an orange and brown tortoiseshell. So Dustpelt would be a brown tom, similar to his original design. Ferncloud’s parents are Brindleface and Whitestorm. Brindleface’s parents are also Robinwing and Fuzzypelt, so she would be a black and orange tortoiseshell, like her sister, Frostfur.
Whitestorm’s father is Thistleclaw and his mother is Snowfur. Thistleclaw’s parents are Poppydawn, an orange she-cat, and Windflight. Windflight’s parents are Squirrelwhisker, a brown tabby she-cat, and Eaglestorm, a gray tom. Windflight would most likely be a brown tabby. This would make Thistleclaw an orange tabby tom, similar to his mother.
Snowfur’s mother was Moonflower, whose parents were Daisytoe, a gray she-cat with the white spotting gene, and Rooktail, a black tom. This would make Moonflower black with the white spotting gene. Snowfur’s father was Stormtail, a gray tom. This would make her black with the white spotting gene.
Whitestorm would be black with the white spotting gene like his mother, and as a result, his daughter, Ferncloud, would be a black and orange tortoiseshell with the white spotting gene.
Dustpelt and Ferncloud’s son, Birchfall, would be a black tom with the white spotting gene. His two daughters with Whitewing are Dovewing, who would be pure white like her mother, and Ivypool, who would be black with the white spotting gene.
That’s all for now! I’ll finish Firestar’s family in part 2!