According to a Quartz article about the CryptoKitties launch in China, there will be three fancies released during the Lunar New Year holiday season, and one of those will be kitty dressed in a lion-dance costume.
Chinese Fancy #3
See above comment.
Chinese Golden Dragon Exclusive Kitty
According to the same Quartz article, there will also be an exclusive kitty that resembles a golden dragon. Since it will be an exclusive fancy kitty, it will not have a recipe and will not be able to be created.
Year of the Dog Kitty (Exclusive?)
This dog kitty is most likely an exclusive kitty (cannot be reproduced). In other words, it probably doesn’t have a “recipe”.
We know it exists based on this image and message from Benny: “We’ve announced our partnership with Cobo for the Chinese New Year launch. We will be doing a co-marketing campaign with the top prize being one of the most coveted kitties. A symbol for the year of the dog!”
Draco (Dragon Kitty)
May or may not be released yet.
No hints have been given out, no traits have been confirmed. The formula pieces below are pure guesses.
To understand mutations, please read this post first.
We know how genes mutate, and we know that stacked mutations–especially in low-generation cats–are generally more valuable. So I’ve created a tool to help maximize mutation potential.
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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 »
Some CryptoKitties are classified as Fancy cats. Their artwork differs from the standard set of cattributes. After a fancy cat is unlocked/discovered, you can breed your own by combining certain cattributes until the limit is reached. (Exclusive cats like Genesis cannot be reproduced through breeding.)
I asked experienced players what they wish they would’ve known at the start. Here is their advice.
DON’T OVERSPEND ON GAS!!
Metamask automatically sets Gas Limit and Gas Price for you, but if you learn to adjust it, you’ll save a LOT in fees. Visit my post here to understand gas, or just do this:
– Set gas limit to 250,000.
– For gas price, visit ethgasstation.info and use the Gas Price Std amount. Read More »
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.
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 »