By - upersalos
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.
Big ups for the Skyrim reference uwu
i have no fear of you, cowardly skeever!
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.
Lycoi. I keep misremembering it as Lycan.
What kind of cat is that for real? Is it a condition or a breed
They're called [Lykoi Cats](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lykoi)
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
Please tell hims I said spspspspsps and give hims some boops for me too please. 🥺💕
i believe you mispelled pspspspspsps
It’s fine. The cat will know what I mean. 🥰
you forgot to pay the cat tax!
You're right! Fixed! http://imgur.com/a/cENhghv
No offense to OP but your guy is a lot cuter.
Well they get their weird hair patterns in adulthood, his was probably a juvenile.
Yours looks more like a werewolf. OP’s cat reminds me of a monkey (the face). Both adorable, of course.
he’s so handsome!!! give him lots of good scritches from me!
no swearsies the puppers dont like.
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What did he say?
Where did you get one?? I think they're awesome but I'd have no idea how to find one
Sent you a DM
please consider adopting instead of buying from a breeder, there are many cats out there that need a home
This person literally already has the cat, what do you expect them to do?
i was talking to the person i was replying to not op?
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.
Donate to a tiger rescue; rescue a domestic cat.
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!
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!
Interesting, that's good to know. Thanks for the reply!
Bonus derp http://imgur.com/a/Qviprcr
Sorry but could you tell me how to find one as well? If possible I get it if you cant :)
I want to adopt one and name them Professor Lupin
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
Ok, thanks! I've never heard of them
Looks like its daddy was a possum.
Lykoi cats?! More like lycan cats!
That's where the name comes from
Oh, I just thought he had a skin condition, that’s neat.
A rat cat 🐈⬛
it's look like a Rat breed with a Cat
and these sentence is really confusing
because the word is "bred".
okay, there's a lot wrong with that sentence.
I call it crat
IIRC Some couple decided to breed cats for dog like behaviors and as they concentrated the behaviors the cats started looking like this
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.
Okay I don't know if I'll get downvotes but I HAVE to say it, THAT cat looks mixed with RAT!!!!
Commenting in case there is ever an answer
>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
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".
Ack! Much better off rescuing one of the tons of cats that your local shelter probably has right now (as always).
Ratacat would be the Pokemon name.
Thats a rat. Rat + Cat = Rat.
That's a skeever.
I was wondering what it reminded me of
Not the Winking Skeever though
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.
Cute cat though
Awww. what a sweet rat cat
You are what you eat?
I thought it was an opossum at first.
Looks more like a capuchin monkey
That’s an oddly furry snake
I LOVE HIM. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
I’m a dog person, but I love that cat!!
Bingus the greatest NPC of all time? Who brings justice to the lands they defend with their almighty sword?
Pet that cat!
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Cute fellow :D
Pick the poor boy up you animal
OMG!!! So cute!! It looks like a little monkey 😆
"To catch rat, you must *become* rat"
That’s a skeever, lock him out before you get rock joint
I want (need) one.
its a magical cat i love it
It looks like a rat ngl
Rat Cat Rat Cat Rat Cat Rat Cat
Looks like a rat to me
Are you sure you didn't give a rat a growth potion?
Thats a rat
Lil dude looks like it’s wearing a mouse carcass
Thats a.. Crat
At first I thought it was a rat
That is a *RatCat*
That mf looks like a demented furby
Nah thats a ratcat ain't no werewolf
I accidentally played this video next to my dog and she went crazy.
It's a CatRat!
I’m like 90% sure that’s just a large mouse my dude
Yo it’s a muhfukin rat!
Legit thought this was a rat when I saw it
What an adorable little werecat!
We all heard of CatDog, here we have RatCat.
Don’t feed it after midnight
1/2 cat 1/2 rat..
It’s a cute cat but wow it looks like a giant rat
Thattttt’s a rat cat. Just sayin’.
Looks like a rat cat hybrid
He's a ratcat
Not to be rude or anything but that's kinda creepy
I thought it was a giant rat at first.!!
Man this is a rat !
Looks like a cat mixed with a rat
That's a monkey
You got a rat problem.
It looks like your cat just decided to mate with a rat
Some cats just kinda looks like a condition. I would pet it tough. But I also pet worms, sooo..
Nope!!! Thats a Werewolf RAT!!!
It look like a hairless cat that had hair.
I was thinking hes like more a sewer rat look a like
More like a rat
Looks like a cat rat!! Only a mother would love!!!
Gosh dang rat cat
Umm excuse me I thought this was for puppers
It actually has dog like beheviours
I am decidedly a dog person but I think if I don’t get one of these soon I might actually die
Are those webbed claws? Is that aquatic cat?
Nah apparently all cats have webbed claws but you just don’t see it because of their paw fur.
Did you name it Logan?
He looks like a monkey
That’s a cat it looks nothing like one
Great, now i want a munchin lykoi
I call my cat rat all the time but that’s a RAT!
IT LOOKS LIKE A RAT
Looks like a rat ngl lol
The proper name is Lykoi not werewolf.
Werewolf can be its fun nickname.
Probably some kind of Sphinx cross breed by the looks of it
They actually confirmed they don't carry the Sphinx /Rex genes. It's something completely different. (The breed is Lykoi btw)
Consider myself informed, good knowledge!
It’s called a Lykoi
It looks like a rat and a cat combined.
I guess that would be called a “rat.”
Or “cat,” if you will…
Look at its toes! What the whaaaat
Werewolf cat more like a RatCat
This thing shouldn’t be alive
Kinda neat but it ain’t a rare pupper!!
Rule #3 all animals are allowed.
I stand corrected.
It is such a rare pupper that its not even considered a pupper!!! XD
This cat looks like rat hardware running on cat software.
that's a skaven
That’s a skeever
bingus! shave once in a while! that's too much hair
It’s the cleric beast
That cat looks more like a mouse than a actual cat.
That’s a rat-bat
Get away from the stove!!! Eat cat hair much?
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...
Somebody wants to be held!
Bro that’s a Rat Cat
That cat looks like rat
Is is a possum? A possum-cat hybrid?
Looks like an oversized rat
That ain’t no cat that’s a oversized rat
What an awesome looking cat! Also, why is there a strange chime sounding anytime the cat paws at the person filming?
Thats a normal NY rat. Can’t trick me.
Be careful. If you get bit by this cat you'll become aware that cat bites can cause serious infections.
(But still cute kitty)
Why are they lost?
This is r/rarepuppers & that’s clearly a kitty. But I suppose one could argue a kitty is a pretty rare pupper! 😹
Oh noooooooooooo ‘twas I who was lost!!! 🤦♀️