Everyone, Meet Lumikin, taken from the Finnish Lumikinos which means 'snowdrift' an Artic Ferrin, a Frostwalker.
The Ferrin race is a collection of different breeds and subspecies. I want to give people a lot of choices to work with when creating their own ferrin in the future so we can avoid any repeat designs if possible. But not only because of that – primarily because any animal/anthro species should be largely diverse.
Ferrin are an anthropomorphic, bipedal species with faces that resemble a dragon’s. They have short, rounded muzzles called “nuffs,” large triangular ears, digitigrade legs with thick thighs and big paws (five fingers, four toes), and long, thick tails with fluffy poms at the end. They stand at an average of 5′ 6″ and weigh around an average of 150 lbs when healthy. They have a wide variety of fur colors and physical traits that depend on a range of factors such as genes, region, and so on.
While not required in their society, some ferrin like to wear clothes when they are out and about but are typically “nude” otherwise. Clothing can be seen as a status symbol or simply a personal preference.
Ferrin are actually a closed species. This means the only way to obtain a ferrin is via adoption through Demu or an approved ferrin artist.
Snow (or Arctic) ferrin have the longest fur of all the breeds, predictably living in snowy or very cool areas of the world and have a very low tolerance to heat. Due to having double coats, they cannot cut their fur or it will not grow back properly. Their fur is exceptionally soft and keeps them warm. They have slightly longer tails and bushier poms. Their paws are larger to help with walking through snow. Common colors in Arctic ferrin are blues, whites, and greys.
Arctic Subspecies Frostwalker – Larger feet with tougher, resilient claws for carving through ice quickly. Angora – Beautifully long, fluffy fur all over their body. White pupils, sometimes affecting vision but not always.