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Last updated January 1st 2017. (Notes: I wasn't able to make a new trait sheet in time, so we will continue using this one for the next few months! ETA for new trait sheets ~ maybe in the summer. :C!)

Glittering/sparkling/iridescence/metallic fur is rare anywhere, BUT such coloring may only be applied to ONE trait per MYO slot. 
(The only exception is if you want to apply it to two common traits, which use up both "rare" traits per rare MYO slot on the special coloring, alone.)

Any sort of bioluminescence/glowing unless listed in the trait sheet above are ultra rare. 

Glasswings (clear/transparent wings) are rare.

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(Most likely illegal.)

If you want to know what your Mothcat's traits are, please comment here or note me.
ONLY I CAN NAME TRAITS!! Do not take anyone else's word for it. 

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Here's the new Mothcats trait sheet! It has everything on it, so you won't have to dig through six different sheets like last time. 

File is LARGE!! just a small and unnecessary disclaimer, haha. 

As you may have noticed, common and uncommon traits have been combined. There will be a separate trait sheet for MYO-event restrictions, so please keep a lookout. Some traits may have been moved around, in terms of rarity. Please note that grey traits are exclusive and can only be made by me. Thanks! 

Finally, please refer to this trait sheet for future MYO's and customs. 

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I. Group & Gallery Terms and Conditions
  MYO Mothcat Guidelines (Updated!)General Rules

All MYO/Custom sales are final and non-refundable. Users caught back charging for MYO slots will be banned from the group. Rare MYO's and customs are limited to two rare traits maximum. Rare trait changes can act as a trait upgrade for a maximum of three rare traits per MYO/custom applied. Accessories are not allowed in MYO/custom design previews. You must craft the items via Farina's Craft Shop instead.There is no limit to how many MYO's you can own. You may not resell/trade/gift MYO slots. You may purchase one for a friend as long as you tell us exactly who it is. You may not directly copy a design from a copyrighted character. Vague references are fine. You may not make a design that looks too similar to other Mothcat designs (official or MYO).You may not make up your own traits. 
You may commission another artist to design your Mothcat for you.
  Mothcats Official Artists!Hey guys! As you all may know, we recently opened up applications to become Official Mothcats Artists. As part of the Official Artists team, these users are responsible for helping Mothcats MYO slot owners design their MYO's and occasionally drawing artwork for group events and activities. All of them also take part in our Beauty Salon Service that allows complete redesigns of existing Mothcats. 
As Official Artists, we at Mothcats fully endorse them and will take responsibility for anything that goes wrong-- or right!-- with your commissions. That means that if you are having any issues with your (Mothcat MYO-related) commissions with these artists, you can take them directly up to me, floramisa.
Some of these artists take free MYO design requests. You can find out if they do under their commissions link in this journal. This service is offered by Mothcats in order t

1. Antennae

Instead of upper whiskers like normal cats, Mothcats have "feelers" - or antennae. Mothcats can have a variety of different antennae. Modern Mothcats have been bred to accentuate certain features, such as long and/or plumed antennae. The rarity of a Mothcat's antennae increases with length and width. 

Common Mothcat Antennae
Mothcats are born usually with classic antennae, but recent population spikes of leafy, stick, Q-tip, and swirly have made them more common. 

Rare Mothcat Antennae
Luxury Mothcats are generally born with "fancy" antennae, such as plumed (feathered) or pom-pom. Some Mothcats have adapted in the wild to have glowing or leafy-stick antennae for interesting bioluminescence and camouflage. 

Ultra Rare Mothcat Antennae
Early Mothcat-experimentation led to Mothcats mixed with other animals. The prospect of mixing Mothcats with other animals was later abandoned by fairies, so all traits imitating other animals are very hard to find. During the early stages of Mothcats, some were born with double-antennae mutations. Wicked fairies liked this trait and bred them to keep, but they have since died off. 

Very rarely, Mothcats are born with wooden tree branch antlers. These Mothcats are hail from the same lineage of a mythical Mothlion, named Ellisar. (Does this guy even exist? :^) The world may never know.)

2. Ears

Common Ears
While most modern Mothcats are kept as household pets, feral Mothcats still exist in the wild. They are most easily identified by their tipped (tufted) ears. Not all tuft-eared Mothcats are feral, however. Mothcat breeders have successfully bred the gene into some of their luxury Mothcat lines to make them look more "wild" and "exotic." 

Rare Mothcat Ears
It is said in ancient times that fairies experimented mixing other animal traits into Mothcats. Such experimentation led to Mothcats born with the ears of other animals. These traits are hard to find among bred Mothcats, as even in the wild, they are rare. Mothcats with other animal-like ears tend to be shunned by other wild Mothcats, thus they prefer to live alone. 

Ultra Rare Mothcat Ears
The fairies created folded Mothcat ears because they liked the docile look of those creatures. Because their ears were folded by magic, these Mothcats lived completely healthy lives and did not suffer negative side effects from having folded ears. It is taboo in modern times for breeders to breed Mothcats with folded ears. The first attempts were done by mixing Scottish Fold cats with Mothcat genes- said Mothcats grew up to have serious bone and cartilage health issues. Since then, the breeding of Scottish Fold-mixed Mothcats has been banned, and people caught breeding and selling these creatures face serious consequences if caught. 

With the same logic as the folded-eared Mothcats, the fairies created adorable round and lop-eared Mothcats. Due to their popularity, fairies and humans alike captured and hoarded them, until they became almost extinct. 

3. Manes

Mothkittens typically lose most of their baby fluff after reaching adulthood. What is left becomes the Mothcat's mane, which can lead to various results. 

Common Manes
It is common for Mothcats to lose enough baby fluff for the classic mane. Sometimes, they lose a little extra around the belly, resulting in a scruffy mane instead. Leafy-maned Mothcats have started to appear more commonly, with the rising popularity of leafy-antennae and leafy-winged Mothcats. 

Rare Manes
Sometimes, Mothkittens will lose less fur than usual, resulting in manes such as the lion and horse mane. Lion-maned Mothcats typically display personality traits similar to Mothlions. They are proud and stubborn, and more than likely, they show great leadership skills. They are typically respected among other Mothcats and are highly sought after for their "miniature lion" look. Some Mothcats have lion manes that extend to their bellies. Such Mothcats are ultra rare and prized among the upper class. 

Horse-maned Mothcats are a human-bred trait, modeled to look like a show horse. Some horse-maned Mothcats exist in the wild, either by escaping or being "freed." Wild horse-maned Mothcats tend to have more flowing manes, rather than the trimmed look that show Mothcats have. 

Recent sightings of cloudy-maned Mothcats has made the trait more common than before. Instead of ultra rare, like previously thought, it is now considered rare. 

Ultra Rare Manes
Legend has it that instead of losing their baby fluff after aging, some Mothcats develop full-bodied curly manes, that look similar to a woolly coat. Other legends tell of Mothcats born with manes similar to that of dragons! There is currently no evidence that such Mothcats exist. 

A gene mutation exists that results in Mothcats losing all of their baby fluff, retaining none to become their adult mane. Because mane fur is necessary to breed Mothkittens, maneless Mothcats are typically the end of a bloodline. Mothkittens who lose excess baby fluff are always terrified that they will become maneless- some might even overreact and think they're dying!

4. Wings

All Mothcat wings are pre-determined at birth. Mothkittens are born with underdeveloped wings which finish developing after the cocoon stage. Wingspans average to be about 40-50 cm. Smaller and larger wingspans are considered rare and ultra rare, respectively. 

Common Wings
Mothcats can have a variety of wings. Most commonly seen are the classic wings, followed by round and leafy wings. 

Rare Wings
Mothcats born with decorative butterfly wings are highly sought after for Mothcat shows. Some wings have developed to have extensions- the longer the extension, the rarer. Such beautiful wings are hard to find in Mothcats as these genes are highly recessive and hard to isolate and replicate. 

In contrast to butterfly wings, breeders have found a way to breed Mothcats with dragonfly and beetle (shelled) wings. Mothcats born with these traits are desired for their "exotic" look. 

Much like the other traits, fairies experimented with feathered and membrane (bat) winged Mothcats. Such Mothcats are born with bone wing extensions which need further development in the cocoon stage of their lifespan. If Mothkittens born with bone-based wings do not complete the cocoon stage, their underdeveloped wings whither and grow into stubs after reaching adulthood. In very rare cases, these wings may not shrivel and will need to be amputated, otherwise they will hang limp from the cat. 

Ultra Rare Wings
In very rare cases, Mothcats are born with multiple sets of wings. Cherub- and seraph-winged Mothcats are often considered angelic and holy. These Mothcats are often worshiped- but also hunted for their rarity. 

All elemental traits are ultra rare among Mothcats because of how unstable the elements can be. Elemental Mothcats are rarely seen and are much more the stuff of legends than reality. 

5. Tails

Mothcat tails come in all shapes and sizes. All natural cat tails are common, as Mothcats are based off of real cats. The rarity increases as the tails become more unique, or exotic. 

Rare Tails
The fairies experimented with various animal tails on Mothcats. Their favorite was most likely the fluffy fish tail and lion tail, as it gave the Mothcat a "miniature lion" look. 

Mothcat breeders have successfully evolved Mothcats to breed with curly tails, much like that of a dog's... a famous "doge" exploded the popularity of this curly tail trait, causing this early breed to be extremely sought after and very hard to find. Likewise, breeders have developed a Mothcat bloodline that has almost no tail at all! For some reason, these Mothcats are popular with eccentrics. Most people find such Mothcats to be unattractive, thus many breeders avoid tailless Mothcats due to low demand. 

Ultra Rare Tails 
In Eastern legends, Mothcats born with two tails are considered bad omens. It is said that they have supernatural powers, but there is no proof that such Mothcats exist. 

6. Eyes

Common Eyes
Mothcats most commonly have white sclera and single-colored irises. They usually have pupils that are round when dilated and sharp when not (just like normal cats). 

Rare Eyes
While common in normal cats, it is rare for Mothcats to have heterochromia (different-colored eyes). It is also rare for Mothcats to have colored sclera- sometimes thought to be genetic mutations. 

Ultra Rare Eyes
Mothcats born with differently-shaped pupils are ultra rare due to this being a genetic mutation. Some Mothcats have evolved to have glowing eyes, though such Mothcats are extremely hard to find. 

7. Miscellaneous Traits

** Not pictured in the trait sheet but calico-based Mothcats are very rarely male due to genetics. With this same logic, red/orange tabby females are relatively uncommon. 

Common Miscellaneous Traits 

Mothcats are able to grow longer fur at their joints and behind their paws. They are typically seen in fluffier Mothcats, though short-haired Mothcats have also been spotted with these traits. 

Rare Miscellaneous Traits
Mothcats with long, trailing paw tufts are relatively rare. Due to the inconvenience of long paw tufts in the wild, Mothcats have evolved to more commonly have short paw tufts. 

Breeders trying to imitate the saber tooth gene are currently working with Mothcats with unnaturally large canine teeth. Such teeth have been dubbed "fangs" in modern culture and are popular with among certain personalities. 

Ultra Rare Miscellaneous Traits
Mythical Mothcats are said to have wing extensions to their paws. Much like cherub- and seraph-winged Mothcats, these Mothcats are considered holy and are worshiped among many populations. 

In contrast, mythical Mothcats with flames and souls attached to the back of their paws are considered bad omens. These traits are generally associated with two-tailed Mothcats, and most people avoid them if sighted. 

Eccentric fairies tried to replicate the ancient saber tooth tiger in Mothcats. Such Mothcats were quickly abandoned, as their personalities were too fierce and wild for fairies to handle. 

Some Mothcats are born with unnaturally long whiskers, also known as catfish whiskers. They appear only in Eastern legends and were compared to emperors and dragons. 

8. Mothcat Variations

There are four (technically three) variations to the Mothcats species. 

Munchkin Mothcats
Munchkin Mothcats are known for their very short legs. They do not suffer from health issues due to their increased flexibility in the spine. Because of their docile and adorable look, they are highly sought after among the upper class and generally sell for large amounts of money. They rarely appear in the wild, and rumor has it that there is an abundance of them living in a so-called "Munchkin Land" ... 

Northern Mothcats
Northern Mothcats live in the Nieven Mountains on Aldor. They avoid humans at all costs. Their fur is very long and rough to handle the harsh climates in the north. Northern Mothcats have distinct "pseudo-lion" manes that extend up to their facial fluff. Their coats are designed for camouflage and are very rarely vibrant/colorful. They have double coats and are very, very fluffy. They are often cold in nature- no pun intended- and can be very superstitious. Northern Mothcats live on the main continent of Aldor (Vieri in human terms).

They specialize in certain crafting materials, such as stone, raw gems, and furs. They tend to avoid all who are not their kind but have recently opened up trading routes with the Mothcats on Aldora. 

Mothlions were the original Mothcats. Fairies bred Mothlions in hopes of creating a companion capable of protecting them from harm. When Mothlions grew too large for the fairies to take care of them, they used the Mothlion genes to create more domestic version- the ancestors of the modern Mothcat. Mothlions were still bred by royal and powerful fairies to keep as pets and to show their status. 

It is very rare to see a Mothlion, and some believe that there is only one left in this world- a grumpy old Mothlion, named Sage, who claims to be the progenitor of the species. Currently, he cares for homeless Mothkittens on the island of Aldora. 

Mothkittens are the baby versions of Mothcats. All Mothcats are Mothkittens before they are fully grown. More information on Mothkittens can be found here: All About Mothkittens

9. Coat Lengths

Most Mothcats have short to medium length fur, but on rare occasions, they can have long fur. 

Long-haired Mothcats should not be confused with Northern Mothcats. All Northern Mothcats have long fur, but not all long-haired Mothcats are Northern variants. The clearest distinction is with their manes- normal long-haired Mothcats will not have "pseudo-lion" manes that extend up to their ear fluffs. 

Hairless Mothcats are a strange breed, as most Mothkitten cocoons require the mane fur of their parents. Hairless Mothcats can technically be bred by using the mane fur of Mothcats directly related to hairless Mothcats. However, this procedure is risky as more often than not, Mothkittens reject this substitution and die in the process. 

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stick antennae are gone? awhhh, I liked them