One of the rarest pets in the Island Continent of Bellflower are a species of unusual cats distinguished by their unusual coloration. While called blue cats typically, their fur ranges from green blue and purple. It is also possible to have ones with wings, with which they can glide or at times even fly. A close relative of the more mundane domesticated cat, most traits are shared. They are fond of grooming, high places, and exhibit a general air of superiority. They are commonly sought after by wizards, witches, nobles, and wealthy merchants.
Genetics and Reproduction
Many of the traits of the blue cats that make them desirable, the extrasensory perception and wings, are recessive. So breading is considered incredibly important. Certain breeds with different hues have come to be associated with some of these recessive traits. So a Purple Tuffed is more likely to exhibit the extrasensory perception while Jade Shorthairs are more likely to breed cats with wings.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Like most cats they are primarily carnivores and hunters. They are especially fond of fish and wild game.
Uses, Products & Exploitation
Certain long hair varieties are used create small amounts of wool in exotic colors without dyes. Given the small quantities obtained it is usually used in socks and smaller hats. It is cheaper and more obtainable than the natural colored fabric from the Colorless Court.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
One of the reason blue cats are prized is their ability to see into the near etherial and detect creatures who are invisible or otherwise undetectable by most other species.
They are believed to be related in some way to the Sphinx. This is not completely strange as there are rumors of blue colored sphinxes and giant telepathic blue cats in other realms.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
The most common color is actually green, followed by blue then the most rare of purple.