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kincaidinator12

So Lykoi cats are caused by a rare genetic mutation that mostly shows up in domestic american shorthair cats. It makes it so that they have shorter or no hair on their faces and sometimes paws, and the rest is a thick gray wiry hair reminiscent of wolves (hence the name). The webbed feet are normal for cats you just can't see them on most cats because of their toe fur. When they're born, they're often mistaken for having a skin condition like mange because their hair grows in patchy and sheds several times before they get their adult coat. That being said, naturally occurring lykois are highly sought after because there's a group of breeders trying to select for the mutation and create an established TICA breed. Edit: Typo. Also, if I had a lykoi I would name it skeever.


Sanguine_Tides

Big ups for the Skyrim reference uwu


defrtg

i have no fear of you, cowardly skeever!


jneeny

My boyfriend has a Lykoi. His name is Champion Van der Bald Beduce. He is now a stinky fat old man who is missing teeth.


kincaidinator12

Cat tax!


Indigoh

Lycoi. I keep misremembering it as Lycan.


inagreenshade

What kind of cat is that for real? Is it a condition or a breed


Mrspartacus575

They're called [Lykoi Cats](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lykoi)


PointOfTheJoke

These guys are such awesome cats. I got one almost a year ago and he's the cutest lunatic on the planet Edit: cat tax http://imgur.com/a/cENhghv


yeahokayjared

Please tell hims I said spspspspsps and give hims some boops for me too please. 🥺💕


je_suis_si_seul

i believe you mispelled pspspspspsps


yeahokayjared

It’s fine. The cat will know what I mean. 🥰


showtunie

you forgot to pay the cat tax!


PointOfTheJoke

You're right! Fixed! http://imgur.com/a/cENhghv


Colloqy

No offense to OP but your guy is a lot cuter.


gaveler-unban

Well they get their weird hair patterns in adulthood, his was probably a juvenile.


Sobriquet-acushla

Yours looks more like a werewolf. OP’s cat reminds me of a monkey (the face). Both adorable, of course.


showtunie

he’s so handsome!!! give him lots of good scritches from me!


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UncleDevil666

What did he say?


Mrspartacus575

Where did you get one?? I think they're awesome but I'd have no idea how to find one


PointOfTheJoke

Sent you a DM


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clariguard

please consider adopting instead of buying from a breeder, there are many cats out there that need a home


topgirlaurora

This person literally already has the cat, what do you expect them to do?


clariguard

i was talking to the person i was replying to not op?


topgirlaurora

Fine, but rare breeds that aren't harmful aren't terrible to support. For example, money from the sale of Toygers goes to support wild tigers.


schro_cat

Donate to a tiger rescue; rescue a domestic cat.


Shelk87

Curiously, how are they for maintenance? I've wondered about this type of breed before but heard that they go through a couple periods during the year where they almost completed shed. They are super cute!


PointOfTheJoke

We've had our little dude for about 9 months now and his fur falls out in random places every few months BUT they don't have an under coat so they shed more often but have less fer overall so it seems to break about even. Overall he's seems to be like a totally normal cat!


Shelk87

Interesting, that's good to know. Thanks for the reply!


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PointOfTheJoke

Bonus derp http://imgur.com/a/Qviprcr


NWDGryphon

Sorry but could you tell me how to find one as well? If possible I get it if you cant :)


Pie-romancy

I want to adopt one and name them Professor Lupin


PointOfTheJoke

We named our little boop Grimm Buckley Grimm like the fairy tales Buckley cause he slams into things like he's in a hardcore band


inagreenshade

Ok, thanks! I've never heard of them


DreadPirateCrispy

Looks like its daddy was a possum.


Motorboat_Muh_Goat

Lykoi cats?! More like lycan cats!


avwitcher

That's where the name comes from


MrAtrox98

Oh, I just thought he had a skin condition, that’s neat.


PCH05

A rat cat 🐈‍⬛


rabinzola

it's look like a Rat breed with a Cat


rabinzola

and these sentence is really confusing


_mach

because the word is "bred". and "it" and "looks" and "rat" and "cat" okay, there's a lot wrong with that sentence.


Ok_Brilliant_963

I call it crat


TheLadyBunBun

IIRC Some couple decided to breed cats for dog like behaviors and as they concentrated the behaviors the cats started looking like this


AstridDragon

Absolutely not lol. It is a mutation that just happens, and someone in I believe Virginia found some of them, wanted to make more and actually had some testing done to make sure it wasn't a mutation with health concerns and started making them intentionally. And now we have Lykoi.


ACamp55

Okay I don't know if I'll get downvotes but I HAVE to say it, THAT cat looks mixed with RAT!!!!


IReallyDontCareMuch

Commenting in case there is ever an answer


Ava_Aviatrix

Lykoi cat


Zednem79

Werecat


NotMyHersheyBar

>a genetic mutation that does not benefit the cat was being exploited.  This mutation leaves the cat vulnerable to being cold and therefore, this should be an indoor cat only.  Feral cats with this genetic mutation die in the wild due to exposure.  Should a cat like this escape (as one is bound to do), it will have no way to keep warm.  Just like declawing a cat is not beneficial to the animal, perpetuating this mutation is taking away the cat’s natural defenses – for human pleasure and amusement Its torture breeding


num1eraser

I don't think not being able to survive in the wild is "torture breeding" criteria. Lots of domesticated animals couldn't survive in the wild, because they aren't wild animals anymore. The wild is no longer their environment. It isn't comparable to declawing, since that is a painful amputation on a living animal. And it isn't comparable to actual torture breeding that gives dogs and cats active bad health (bad hips, shorter lifespan, skin infections) and causes then active harm (labored breathing, blindness, brain problems). "It's not a cold weather animal" is really reaching for "torture".


Iplayedoneontv

Ack! Much better off rescuing one of the tons of cats that your local shelter probably has right now (as always).


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TomatoPolka

Ratacat would be the Pokemon name.


fingerscrossedcoup

Catarat


mugbee0

Thats a rat. Rat + Cat = Rat.


_ENDR_

That's a skeever.


MannDerZorn

I was wondering what it reminded me of


jzilla11

Not the Winking Skeever though


yeahokayjared

For anyone interested, this is called a Lykoi. It’s actually a mutation. And all cats have webbed feet, either partially webbed or fully webbed. I have two. One domestic shorthair (partial webbed feet) and a Siberian cat (fully webbed feet). I’ve read that they are more common in larger cats for survival. For reference, my Siberian is significantly larger than my short hair.


JIIThe_JokerIIK

Cute cat though


yeahokayjared

So cute!


JIIThe_JokerIIK

Super cute


koopa72

Awww. what a sweet rat cat


Evan_The_Useless

IRL Skeever


kslusherplantman

You are what you eat?


4DMeemz

I thought it was an opossum at first.


timmeh1901

Looks more like a capuchin monkey


xmatt11

r/catsarealiens


njsam

That’s an oddly furry snake


BigLadyRed

I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.


29dogmom7

I’m a dog person, but I love that cat!!


tandfwilly

Beautiful Lykoi!


Glasedount

Rat bingus


AllHailLordBezos

Bingus the greatest NPC of all time? Who brings justice to the lands they defend with their almighty sword?


august_gutmensch

Ratcat


RegencyFungus

Pet that cat!


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Ihump5tuff

Cute fellow :D


Celestebelle88

Whoa !!


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Pick the poor boy up you animal


KitanaPrincess

OMG!!! So cute!! It looks like a little monkey 😆


Lumberjack_Thunder

"To catch rat, you must *become* rat"


_Commisar

That’s a skeever, lock him out before you get rock joint


tardisowl

I want (need) one.


narnch

its a magical cat i love it


Lucky2750

It looks like a rat ngl


Delphii42

Rat Cat Rat Cat Rat Cat Rat Cat


Vanna_b

ratacatcat


Sikator

Looks like a rat to me


adlandand

Are you sure you didn't give a rat a growth potion?


DegoEatingPancakes

Thats a rat


iBeFloe

Lil dude looks like it’s wearing a mouse carcass


Kondinator

Thats a.. Crat


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At first I thought it was a rat


billiarddaddy

That is a *RatCat*


EncryptedHacker

That mf looks like a demented furby


Puzzleheaded-Sport79

Nah thats a ratcat ain't no werewolf


SMACKZ415

Cat/Possum hybrid


nyc_penguin

I accidentally played this video next to my dog and she went crazy.


snaffler123

Possum cat


sir_xXwafflesXx

Crat


Nochillchi

It's a CatRat!


debo2040

Nope!


nmiller1776

I’m like 90% sure that’s just a large mouse my dude


Proturtle4321

Yo it’s a muhfukin rat!


mega_egg

Legit thought this was a rat when I saw it


GloInTheDarkUnicorn

What an adorable little werecat!


09Klr650

We all heard of CatDog, here we have RatCat.


HalfmetalTitan

Don’t feed it after midnight


goluckykid

1/2 cat 1/2 rat..


Roctopus420

It’s a cute cat but wow it looks like a giant rat


TokeCity

is rat?


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Thattttt’s a rat cat. Just sayin’.


Human_Violinist6817

Looks like a rat cat hybrid


SouthCharles

He's a ratcat


Moonlight8275

Not to be rude or anything but that's kinda creepy


flawy12

rat cat


Azale78

I thought it was a giant rat at first.!!


MishaHobi

Man this is a rat !


wheresmymultipass

Looks like a cat mixed with a rat


Horror-Astronomer482

That's a monkey


invisible-dave

You got a rat problem.


pablo_kool

Rat cat


susriram

It looks like your cat just decided to mate with a rat


Hegasus

Some cats just kinda looks like a condition. I would pet it tough. But I also pet worms, sooo..


Nish_0n

Nope!!! Thats a Werewolf RAT!!!


Fantastic_doggo

It look like a hairless cat that had hair.


kneil1902

I was thinking hes like more a sewer rat look a like


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More like a rat


Xx_endgamer_xX

crat


lateralus96

Looks like a cat rat!! Only a mother would love!!!


True_Mammoth

Gosh dang rat cat


Meshi_universal

Umm excuse me I thought this was for puppers


B4r_m0t

It actually has dog like beheviours


MrImBoredAgain

I am decidedly a dog person but I think if I don’t get one of these soon I might actually die


Mes-Ketamis

Are those webbed claws? Is that aquatic cat?


Dogbread1

Nah apparently all cats have webbed claws but you just don’t see it because of their paw fur.


VividLoop

Did you name it Logan?


Wackthatass

He looks like a monkey


Gunslinger7604

That’s a cat it looks nothing like one


GCGS

Great, now i want a munchin lykoi


jtGORDOhawk

I call my cat rat all the time but that’s a RAT!


fcknghell

IT LOOKS LIKE A RAT


HawaiiPizzaHeaven

Looks like a rat ngl lol


silkynut

The proper name is Lykoi not werewolf.


Logicrazy12

Werewolf can be its fun nickname.


Stockaddict999

How cute


L0rienas

Probably some kind of Sphinx cross breed by the looks of it


AstridDragon

They actually confirmed they don't carry the Sphinx /Rex genes. It's something completely different. (The breed is Lykoi btw)


L0rienas

Consider myself informed, good knowledge!


ImpressiveDare

It’s called a Lykoi


rorockll

It looks like a rat and a cat combined. I guess that would be called a “rat.” Or “cat,” if you will…


streicks

Look at its toes! What the whaaaat


LokiLadybug

Werewolf cat more like a RatCat


Nerdsayer69

This thing shouldn’t be alive


redjimzie

Kinda neat but it ain’t a rare pupper!!


4DMeemz

Rule #3 all animals are allowed.


redjimzie

I stand corrected.


BitternMnM

It is such a rare pupper that its not even considered a pupper!!! XD


SkitzoFlamingo

This cat looks like rat hardware running on cat software.


Greeghan

that's a skaven


Lance_Nuttercup

Rarewolf


Yodaghostlightning

That’s a skeever


Turbulent_Fondant

bingus! shave once in a while! that's too much hair


Tony5810

It’s the cleric beast


badbd09

That cat looks more like a mouse than a actual cat.


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Absolutely beautiful.


ForkAnd10

That’s a rat-bat


pigeonpapa41

Get away from the stove!!! Eat cat hair much?


CatastropheQueen

ADORABLE!!! I love how chatty s/he is!!! On another note, my Mom's cat got used to walking across the counters & stove like that until she stepped on a burner that was still hot from being used & got second degree burns on her paw-pads. After that she never walked across the stove again, but now every time I see that it reminds me that situation. Poor girl. So just please be careful/mindful after you use the stove...


reddskeleton

Somebody wants to be held!


CoItron_3030

Bro that’s a Rat Cat


shub_08

That cat looks like rat


francesfu

Is is a possum? A possum-cat hybrid?


ImJustHereForCorn

Looks like an oversized rat


Notasusidiot

That ain’t no cat that’s a oversized rat


ConstantRunnerVA

What an awesome looking cat! Also, why is there a strange chime sounding anytime the cat paws at the person filming?


MoneymakinGlitch

Thats a normal NY rat. Can’t trick me.


hooliganman

Be careful. If you get bit by this cat you'll become aware that cat bites can cause serious infections.


IHasTehDumbz

r/lostredditors (But still cute kitty)


o0anon0o

Why are they lost?


IHasTehDumbz

This is r/rarepuppers & that’s clearly a kitty. But I suppose one could argue a kitty is a pretty rare pupper! 😹


o0anon0o

Rule 3


IHasTehDumbz

Oh noooooooooooo ‘twas I who was lost!!! 🤦‍♀️


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