Create-Your-Own-Fancy-Recipe Contest

If you could create any fancy, what would it be and what would its recipe be?

recipe Flower Kitty
Flower Kitty = forgetmenot + lilac + daffodil

All you have to do to play in this competition is submit a recipe for a fancy cat you’d like to see in the game.

Here are the submissions I’ve received so far:
1. Grampy Kitty = bobtail + rascal + coffee + bananacream + grim + chronic
2. Construction Kitty = cloudwhite + azaleablush + chronic + bubblegum + himalayan + soserious + luckystripe + royalpurple
3. Easter chicken = lemonade + daffodil + nachocheez + belch
4. Kitty Commando = camo + onyx + sandalwood + turtleback + soserious
5. Grumpy Cat = savannah + bananaCream + rascal + sandalwood + barkbrown + slyboots + cyan + grim
6. Simon’s Cat = munchkin + cloudwhite + totesbasic + belch + googly
7. Uncle Sam = starstruck + spangled + scarlet + cloudwhite + baddate + morningglory
8. Jamaïca Kitty = lemonade + gold + wingtips + ganado + wild_4
9. LokiCat = elk + verdigris + slyboots + grim
10. The Aviator = koala + rascal + sandalwood + coffee + otaku
11. 50 Shades of Grey = granitegrey + thundergrey + shadowgrey + wolfgrey
12. World Cup Trophy Kitty = manx + orangesoda + luckystripe + daffodil + turtleback + buzzed + gold + starstruck
13. Save the Bees = nachocheez + luckystripe + egyptiankohl + alien + daffodil (because every bee needs a flower 🙂)
14. Mr.Gold = gold + bananacream + daffodil + lemonade
15. Schrödinger’s Cat = spock + forgetmenot + wonky + greymatter + poisonberry + bloodred + grim + mystery_2 + secret_R + unknown_M
16. Lil Bub = stunned + limegreen + tongue + tiger (see below for explanation)
17. Thunder Kitty = norwegianforest + cloudwhite + thunderstruck + icy + skyblue + thicccbrowz + cyan + soserious
18. KiTarzan = koala + leopard + kittencream + wolfgrey + serpent (KiTarzan is a play on an old comedy song titled “Gitarzan.” The key is that all traits in the recipe are “animal names” or have an animal in them.)
19. Throne Kitty = norwegianforest + dragonfruit + amur + icy + royalblue + stunned + gold + beard
20. Star Trek Kitty = spock + harbourfog + pouty + slyboots + egyptiankohl
21. Fat Cat = mainecoon + rascal + gold + wiley + mauveover + royalblue + icy + belch
22. Jaffa Cake Kitty = apricot + chocolate + stunned + wuvme
23. Puzz Lightyear = ragdoll + buzzed + starstruck + skyblue + twilightsparkle
24. 101 Dalmation Kitty = Gen:101 + cloudwhite + egyptiankohl + leopard
25. Raccoon Kitty = birman + koala + rascal + granitegrey + egyptiankohl + googly + chestnut + belch
26. Jesus Zombie Kitty = barkbrown + bloodred + swampgreen + gold
27. Spring Cupcake = pixiebob + bananacream + wingtips + springcrocus + missmuffett
28. The Night King Kitty = selkirk + onyx + thunderstruck + belleblue + royalblue + sass + cyan + soserious + secret_r
29. Sassy Kitty = sass + soserious + missmuffet + rascal
30. Day at the Beach = aquamarine + seafoam + skyblue + coralsunrise
31. Egyptian Kitty = egyptiankohl + henna + sphynx + sandalwood + serpent
32. 411 Kitty = cloudwhite + wingtips + calicool + whixtensions + calicool + laperm
33. MarleyCat = ragamuffin + happygokitty + chronic + strawberry
34. Inkjet Kitty = shadowgrey + thundergrey + granitegrey + wolfgrey + stunned + belch
35. Bradine = cymric + slyboots + leopard + bloody + gold + mauveover
36. Boardwalk Amusement Park Kitty = cottoncandy + dippedcone + lemonade + seafoam + bubblegum
37. SuperMutant = manx + hotrod + babypuke + onyx + neckbeard
38. Pretty and Pink = dragonfruit + ganado + missmuffett + springcrocus + wingtips + twilightsparkle + whixtensions
39. Aurora = norwegianForest + twilightSparkle + icy + stunned + starstruck
40. Angel Kitty = cloudwhite + wingtips + cyan + soserious + totesbasic
41. Prison Kitty = henna + slyboots + grimace + bloodred + royalblue
42. Cream City Brick = totesbasic + bananacream + kittencream + gold
43. Nerd Cat = otaku + neckbeard + nachocheez + spock + twilightsparkle
44. Bob the Cat = orangesoda + ragdoll + tiger + chocolate
45. Raccoon = mainecoon + koala + rascal + egyptiankohl + slyboots
46. Leprecat = manx + hintomint + luckystripe + emeralgreen + gold
47. Altered Consciousness Kitty = sizzurp + greymatter + chronic + coffee + purplehaze
48. “Beary Cute” = pixiebob + koala + kittencream + lilac + wonky + beard + jaguar
49. Dragon kitty = verdigris + swampgreen + googly + wuvme
50. Half Baked = nachocheez + neckbeard + chronic + swampgreen
51. 420 fancy = purplehaze + cheeky + chronic + nachocheez
52. Felicette (The Astro Cat) = onyx + icy + twlightsparkle + starstruck
53. Starspangled Kitty (Independence Day theme) = cloudwhite + bloodred + royalblue + starstruck
54. Drunky = verdigris + belch + azaleablush + buzzed + babypuke
55. Claw 54 = birman + onyx + rascal + seafoam + royalpurple + alien + coralsunrise + dali
56. Banana Split Kitty = chartreux + bananacream + dippedcone + bloodred + lemonade + fabulous + chestnut + cheeky
57. Oatmeal’s Pterodactyl = munchkin + koala + thunderstruck + sandalwood + coffee + otaku + babypuke + saycheese
58. St. George’s Day Kitty = manx + cloudwhite + ganado + bloodred + scarlet + slyboots + strawberry + soserious
59. Bird Awesome = birman + calicool + icy + skyblue + cyan + cloudwhite + tongue + wingtips

If you want to see what some of these kitties might look like, check out the Kitty Creator by RollDiceClub.

I will randomly select a winner from the entries (must follow the rules below).

Rules:

  • You may only submit one recipe.
  • The recipes must be themed in some way. You can be creative with the “theme”, but just don’t submit random traits.
  • Remember that you can’t use multiple traits from the same cattribute category. (For example, my Flower Kitty couldn’t have lilac AND violet because those are both highlight colors.)
  • (This part isn’t required, but you’ll get a bonus entry if your trait combination doesn’t exist yet.)
  • Submissions close on Friday, 3/30/18, at midnight (US eastern time).

[submissions are now closed]

Happy trait mixing! Please note: the kitties shown below are NOT real fancies…yet. 😉

recipe pterodactyl
The artwork for Oatmeal’s Pterodactyl Kitty would have to include wings and claws. 🙂
recipe thunder kitty
Thunder Kitty = norwegianforest + cloudwhite + thunderstruck + icy + skyblue + thicccbrowz + cyan + soserious
recipe lil bub
Read more about Lil Bub here.
recipe save the bees
Save the Bees = nachocheez + luckystripe + egyptiankohl + alien + daffodil
recipe grampy
Grampy Kitty = bobtail + rascal + coffee + bananacream + grim + chronic
recipe spring chicken
Easter Chicken  = lemonade + daffodil + nachocheez + belch
recipe simons
Simon’s Cat = munchkin + cloudwhite + totesbasic + belch + googly
recipe construction kitty
Construction Kitty = cloudwhite + azaleablush + chronic + bubblegum + himalayan + soserious + luckystripe + royalpurple

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Original Artwork

There have been a few instances where the developers have changed the artwork on certain traits. It can be assumed that cats with the original artwork will never be able to be reproduced (which would make them more rare). Do you have an original?

Serpent – original artwork has thinner upper eyelids

  • Last kitty with original artwork: 456675
  • First kitty with new artwork: 456709
  • Total OG serpents: 3,346

OG serpent


Onyx – original artwork has black whiskers instead of white

  • Last kitty with original artwork: 478686
  • First kitty with new artwork: 478762
  • Total OG onyx: 380

OG onyx


Pouty – original artwork had a slight smile

  • Last kitty with original artwork: 478717
  • First kitty with new artwork: 478733
  • Total OG pouty: 95,980

OG pouty


Ganado – original artwork had diamonds that matched the side and chest colors

  • Last kitty with original artwork: 483035
  • First kitty with new artwork: 483066
  • Total OG ganado: 11

OG ganado


Frosting – original artwork was the exact same shade of pink as azaleablush

  • Last kitty with original artwork: 663425
  • First kitty with new artwork: 663451
  • Total OG frosting: 84

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Happy Collecting!
– Jodiferous

See related post: What’s Rare? What’s Desirable?


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Breeding Calculators

When you’re breeding cats, it’s nice to know what traits are likely to be passed on to offspring. It helps you make better decisions.

When CryptoKitties started getting popular, a lot of people started making “breeding calculators” even though the cats’ genetics weren’t fully understood. These calculators relied on anything from guessing to machine learning, but basically all of them were inaccurate to some degree.

Now that the genetics have been cracked and the smart contract analyzed, it’s possible to have breeding calculators that are exact and accurate. But a lot of the incorrect calculators still exist on the web!

There are, however, a few really good calculators. I really like KittyCalc.co and KittyAppX.

KittyCalc shows the breeding outcomes visually in a donut chart and also rates the traits on attractiveness (subjectively, of course). It also specifies which traits may appear as a result of mutation.

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The interesting thing about KittyCalc is that it was created by players who not only understand the true math behind the breeding algorithm but are artists as well. As a result, they’ve incorporated suggestions on what traits pair well together.

They did, however, get one detail embarrassingly wrong. “Thicccbrowz” is a FIVE-STAR trait, you guys!! What are you thinking??

Pfff. Cookie and I are deeply offended.

 

What’s Rare? What’s Desirable?

What makes some CryptoKitties more valuable than others? Why do some kitties plummet in value while others don’t? How can you tell ahead of time?

Kitties get their value from two things: RARITY and DESIRABILITY. If a cat can maintain both over time, it’ll hold its value much better than the new hotshot cat with shiny antlers. Here are some things to think about before buying the expensive kitty in the window.

WHICH CATS ARE RARE?

Gen 0 Cats

There will only be 50,000 Gen 0 cats, and they will no longer be produced after November 2018. Other generations can be created through breeding, but Gen 0 cats cannot. They will be more scarce than higher generations.Read More »

Mutations

Before reading this post, you should know how to read a kitty’s genes.

Each trait in CryptoKitties has a “mutation pair” that, when bred together, gives a small chance (usually 14%) of generating a brand new trait not necessarily seen in either parent. Those new traits are referred to as mutations. After a gene mutates, it may then be passed on to offspring the same way as basic traits.

Because Gen 0 cats only have basic traits, mutations tend to be rare at low generations, so they are often (but not always) more valuable.

(Note: Mutations are separate from the “recessive” genes that have a chance to gene swap into the dominant position.)

How do mutations work?

From a technical point-of-view, mutations occur when pairs of neighboring genes (e.g. 00010 & 00011) are bred together. If they mutate, the mutation takes the gene with a ‘1’ at the end and moves it to the beginning (e.g. 00011 –> 10001). You don’t really need to know that, though. You can just use the following method.

In the chart below, you can see that topaz and mintgreen are a neighboring pair. In the right-hand column, it says they mutate into gene ‘i’. Find ‘i’ in the kai column and trace it back to eye color. Topaz and mintgreen have the potential to mutate into limegreen.

To find all possible mutations, please see our updated Trait Chart.

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What are the odds of mutation?

Read More »

Breeding Outcomes

Dominant and Recessive Genes

Unlike traditional genetics, where dominant and recessive genes have to do with the traits themselves (e.g. blond hair is recessive to black hair), CryptoKitty genes are dominant and recessive based on where they are located in the kitty’s genome, and it affects what gets passed to offspring.Read More »

How to Read Your Kitty’s Genes

You can use this spreadsheet to read your kitty’s genes for you. Read below to understand how it works.

Find and Read Your Kitty’s Genetic Code

1.  Your kitty’s genome is made up of gene blocks. Each block of 4 genes describes a cattribute category. Your kitty has 1 dominant trait and 3 recessive traits in each group. The dominant trait (D0) is on the right side and is your kitty’s visible cattribute (e.g. sphynx). The recessive traits are non-visible, but may be passed on to children.

kai genome2.  Kittens have a 75% chance of inheriting the dominant trait from one of their parents, and a 25% chance of inheriting one of their parents’ recessive genes. (For detailed odds, see my post on Breeding Outcomes.)

The Trait Chart has all known traits and their kai and binary codes.

This spreadsheet will read your kitty’s genes for you.


Special shout-out to kai for breaking the genetic code. See his article here:
medium.com/@kaigani/the-cryptokitties-genome-project-68582016f687


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