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Zio Reference by Tatchit Zio Reference by Tatchit

Not fun.

Here, finally, is a simple reference sheet for Zio and his color variations during the seasons. The 'Alternate' variation is a rarer melanin occurrence that may come about during any of the seasonal changes. Though it's not impossible. He is fairly neutral with colors-but has an iridescent appeal when his feathers are turned in the light (much like a rooster's.)

His eyes resemble white pearls, and is not blind. Instead of his pupil being dark because basically pupils are holes in our eyes, his are very vibrant and white-but still have the same anatomy and function as normal eyes.

He's about the size of a larger coyote, but is leaner and a tad taller. Long fur on his feet helps insulate during harsh winters. Butt fluff, and lots of it! Keeps him warm as well. c:

The plumes that are present on all Feonixes create the illusion that they are larger than what they really are. If frightened, offensive, or displaying these plumes they raise them accordingly. My main inspiration for Feonix plumes are Birds of Paradise, pheasants, chickens, and peafowl.

Zio has a slightly neurotoxic attribute found in his claws from eating a paste he is immune to. It can cause painful muscle aches and will take a considerable time to heal. If Zio is to stop eating the paste the neurotoxins will slowly wear off as his nails grow. I'm still doing a little lazy googling research to see what kind of neurotoxin his nails give off-but this is just general info.

Like all Feonixes, Zio is a MANX. Meaning he has no tail. His species does not suffer the same issues cats may contract with being a manx (shortened spine/issues with spinal cord ect.)

If a Feonix is to breed with a tailed creature, there is a chance there could be half breeds with shorter tails. This is not usually canon and these instances are very rare.


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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful,in summer he looks best!
xYukixShiroxMusumex Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
no tail? why?
TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
do they fly?
Tatchit Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
no, they have feather plumes not wings.
TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
good. i cant imagine them flying with wings THAT small!
Evergng Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
OMG! I love your drawing style,and this breed is awesome.... <3 Hmm... Can I do my own Feonix character if i tell that you have created this wonderful breed? I promise to link my characters picture to you, and i do it very clear that the breed isn't my own created?

Sry for bad english,hope you're nice and you understand :')
lovely-kirochka Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Zio's my favorite character!
PlayingWithLife Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to doodle these kinds of things. Nothing like these of course, i just mean furry creatures with feathers that puff up when they're pissed. I think they're just fun because my family owns a lot of farm foul that always get so darned poofy when you poke'em. :D But these are sooo much more awesome than anything I seen in that category!
Drakill2 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
* sigh * He looks lovely and cool and I love his species.
NepalmTod Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful Zio :D
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