Post by [SKINSTEALER] on Mar 23, 2020 4:43:57 GMT -5
here at the Skinstealer Complex, we pride ourself on having all kinds of petz- and after some experimentation, we've come up with some unique hybrids with randomly selected genes and strange marking and coloration mutations. these hybrids have unknown abilities, but we will continue to research them and their qualities...
lab experiment challenge 1: initial notes
our first created specimen is quartet, a hybrid with devon and tonkinese genes. quartet appears like a regular cat in form, his main visible mutations being his strange coloration and even stranger eyes. some members of the complex have commented on his color and patterns reminding them of ice cream, with the eyes, pawpads, and nose being like neon cherries. this is likely a coincidence however, as we do not believe that quartet has any sort of dessert-based abilities.
quartet does enjoy running and physical activity more than the average cat, and has a lot of energy to get out. he's prone to tiring himself out as a result, choosing to flop wherever he stands instead of seeking out bedding or shelter. quartet is very friendly and has standard cat vocalizations, nothing out of the ordinary there.
our second specimen is monterey, a hybrid with fancy mice and singapura genes. monterey, often referred to as monty by members of the complex, does not resemble much of a cat at all, looking almost entirely mouse-like. monty is incredibly soft and fuzzy, almost static-y to the touch, and has very visible color and pattern mutations. like other mice, she can be held in one's hands, and seems to enjoy being cradled like that.
another odd mutation of monty's is the fact that she is completely silent, not a single mouse squeak or cat meow out of her. no amount of testing has been able to get her to vocalize at all, but she seems fine conveying her moods through body language. monty loves the camera, and seems to enjoy posing for it dramatically.
our third specimen is duckweed, a hybrid with orange shorthair and beacon cat genes. while we don't know much about beacon cats, where they came from, or what their overall deal is, we can see plenty of their appearance in duckweed. the only notable orange shorthair traits are the teardrop body and well...her personality. duckweed is terrified of practically everything, leading the complex to fear possible wax spillage or even fires caused by her frantic running around. thankfully, her candle does not appear to catch things on fire...for now.
duckweed's visible mutations include at tiger-like appearance and an ever-present lantern. we have tried removing the lantern, only to find that it is fused to her body entirely. the candle can also not be removed, and doesn't seem to ever go out or melt away even slightly. the perpetual wax drippings are a bit of a nuisance, honestly. duckweed herself is incredibly active, though most of that is due to scrambling around the complex. her vocalizations are typical for an orange shorthair, with not much significant about them.
our fourth specimen is trout, a hybrid with seuisha and doggy alley genes. not much is known about either genetic source, with the seiusha appearing aquatic, and the doggy alley appearing, well...to be a mammal with a mix of dog and cat traits. as such, all of these traits appear in trout, and the creature herself appears amphibious, at home in both land and in water. visible mutations include her distinct starry pattern and teal accents.
those looking to interact with trout may be frightened off by her fangs once they get close, but trout has never bitten anyone in the complex, and is incredibly mild-mannered. like quartet, trout also seems to enjoy physical activity, though perhaps not to the same extent. it's very hard to keep her from jumping on things in the lab, knocking everything over with her tail. trout's vocalizations are distinctly cat-like, and she has no problem expressing her needs and feelings.
our fifth and final experiment is floppus (lovingly named by members of the complex's husband, who was visiting at the time. he also named trout!), a hybrid with rat (specifically from VPZ's research department) and walret genes. oddballz hybrids always seem to come out a bit unstable, so we were surprised when floppus was created with a sound, functioning body. the only mutation to his detriment is his lack of eyes, which does cause some issue with getting around- he seems to be getting the hang of things, however.
floppus has very visible spotted mutations, and appears somewhere between floral and space-like. his appearance is mostly walret-like, but his rat tail belies his hybrid genetics. unfortunately, floppus does not seem to get along with many of the other experiments, and has some trouble making friends. extra unfortunately for the members of the complex, this means that most of his time is spent making walret screams and wails. we have yet to find a way to contain his noise level, but we will keep trying.