Fur Code Generator

Based on the Fur Code documentation at http://captainpackrat.com/furry/furcode.htm.

See also the WikiFur article on the Furry Code.

Here is a FurCode Decoder.

Your Furry Side

Furry Species

This code indicates what species your furry persona is. You can indicate your exact species, or just a general type if your personal furry doesn't fit into a particular species.

There's a subtle difference between using "generic" codes and using the ? modifier. For example, FC means you're a canine, but don't fit one of the known species, while FC? means you haven't decided which specific type of canine you are. Similarly, F? means you don't know what kind of furry you are, while FG means you do have a definite shape, but it's just a kind of "generic furry", not any particular species.

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Family Species
Generic Furry
Avian Generic/Unspecified
Artiodactyla (two-toed hoofed animals) Generic/Unspecified
Canidae (dog family) Generic/Unspecified
Arctic fox
Domestic mutt
Maned wolf
Centaurs Generic/Unspecified
Common (horse-human) centaur
Chiroptera (bat family) Generic/Unspecified
Flying fox or fruit bat
Vampire bat
Cetacea (whale family) Generic/Unspecified
Dragons, dinosaurs, and other reptiles Generic/Unspecified
Alligator or crocodile
Coelurosaur (Velociraptor etc)
Carnosaur (Tyrannosaurus etc)
Tortoise or turtle
Equidae (horse family) Generic/Unspecified
Edentata Generic/Unspecified
Felidae (cat family) Generic/Unspecified
Clouded leopard
Domestic cat
Puma/cougar/mountain lion
Snow leopard
Wild cat
Generic furry Generic/Unspecified
Herpestidae (mongoose family) Generic/Unspecified
Hyaenidae (hyena family) Generic/Unspecified
Insectivora Generic/Unspecified
Lagomorpha (rabbit family) Generic/Unspecified
Mustelidae (weasel family) Generic/Unspecified
Ratel/honey badger
Marsupialia Generic/Unspecified
Tasmanian devil
Monotremata Generic/Unspecified
Procyonidae (raccoon family) Generic/Unspecified
Pinnipedia (seal family) Generic/Unspecified
Sea lion
Primates Generic/Unspecified
Rodentia Generic/Unspecified
Grey squirrel
Red squirrel
Ursidae (bear family) Generic/Unspecified
Polar bear
Black bear
Grizzly bear/brown bear/Kodiak bear
Giant panda
Viverridae (civet family) Generic/Unspecified
Mythical creatures (other than centaurs and dragons) Generic/Unspecified
Polymorph (you change shape at will, with no "normal" shape) Generic/Unspecified

Variation Modifiers

After identifying your basic furry species, one or more modifiers may be added to indicate variations on the theme:

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"Funny animal" (toon)
Magical powers (other than those covered by other codes)
Polymorph (the given species is your normal form, but you can change shape)
Psychic powers
Winged (if the species is not normally winged)

For the purposes of the Furry Code, a "taur" is a variation on the animal theme, while a "centaur" is half-human, half-animal (and is counted as a species in its own right). If you have the upper body of a human and the lower body of a zebra, you're a zebra-centaur and your code is FCeZ, while if you look like a zebra all over, but with four legs and two arms, you're a zebra-taur and your code is FEZt.

Human-to-Animal Scale

Next, add a number to indicate where you fall on the human-to-animal scale:

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Basically human, with minor furry features (perhaps eyes, nose, ears, claws, some fur, etc)
Humanoid, with significant furry features (muzzle, tail, etc); this includes centaurs and mer-people
Anthropomorphic animal (or taur)
Equally comfortable on two or four legs (or, if you're a taur, on four or six)
Animal shape, with some unusual features (perhaps hands, speech, etc); this includes most dragons, gryphons, etc
Normal animal shape

Character Type

Finally, add one or more letters after the number to indicate what your relationship is with your personal furry.

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Just a general "alter ego"
A costume I wear
Someone to draw pictures of
Imaginary friend
Online MU* character (FurryMuck etc)
Role-playing game character
Guardian spirit or totem
Someone to write stories about


Most furry fans try their paw at furry artwork sooner or later.

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Art is my life
My art appears regularly in zines and elsewhere, and people ask me to contribute to their sketchbooks
I have pictures in reasonably well-known zines and/or Web sites
I draw regularly, and someone once said something that could possibly be construed as a compliment
I've shown one or two of my pictures to others, and they didn't actually throw up
Tried a few sketches in the privacy of my own home
Never tried
Never tried, never will


How often do you go to/get involved in/get thrown out of furry conventions? (Note: this category, except as noted below, refers specifically to furry cons, not to SF-related cons in general.)

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Been to lots of cons, organised at least one
I'm a regular con-goer, and I've occasionally lent a paw
I've been to several, and plan to go to many more
I've been to one
Never been to one, but may do so in future
Not interested
I wouldn't go near one of those places if you paid me
Haven't been to a furry con, but I have been to an SF con
Haven't been to a furry con, but I've helped organise an SF con

Dressing up

Many furries are into cross-dressing. Cross-species, that is.

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I've made plans to be buried in a fursuit
I'll wear a fursuit at any opportunity (where costumes are not expected)
I'll wear a fursuit at cons/sporting events (where costumes are uncommon)
I'll wear a fursuit for Halloween/masquerades (where costumes are expected)
I might wear a fursuit
I'd wear a fursuit if I had to
You must be kidding, I'd die first

And a little extra...

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I've made my own fursuit!


A popular activity among furries when they gather, although not to everyone's taste.

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If it moves, I'll hug it (if it doesn't move, I'll hug it until it moves)
I'll hug anyone I know, given a faint excuse
I'll accept hugs, and maybe even give the occasional one
Well, OK, you can hug me if you really want to
Please don't, unless we know each other very well
No way
Argh! Don't touch me, you pervert!

Mucking and mudding

Use this code to indicate how deeply involved you are in online multi-user universes such as FurryMuck.

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I'm a Wizard, tremble before my might!
Someday I may get around to trying Real Life, but it's not high on my agenda
I've got characters on several MU*s, and frequently get frustrated when commands don't work in RL
I'm a regular on at least one furry MU*
Tried them once or twice, may do it again sometime
Never been able to dredge up enough interest (or time) to try it
Those things are for weenies
You guys are pathetic, get a life!

Plush critters

Well, until those genetic engineers get their act together and give us some real furries, we'll have to make do with these...

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Where'd my plushie go? Oh, it's buried under my stuffies
I collect every one I find of a certain species (or two, or three...)
I've got a collection of several favourites
I have been known to cuddle a few
I like them, they sit on my shelves collecting dust
No thanks, they'll sit on my shelves collecting dust
Kid stuff, I'd sooner hug a pincushion

Realism vs. tooniness

Do you prefer your furries anatomically correct (if that makes sense), or cartoonish, or somewhere in between?

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What do you mean it isn't a photograph?
Figments of the imagination have anatomies too, you know
I like both, but prefer realistic furries
No particular preference
I like both, but prefer toons
The toonier the better
If it's not Super-Deformed I don't want to know about it


If you had the chance, would you want to become a real furry?

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Never mind the fine print, where do I sign?
Definitely! (as long as I get to choose the species)
Yes, if it's reversible
Probably, as long as I wasn't the first guinea pig (or whatever...)
I'd have to think about it carefully
Not personally
What a horrible idea!


For those who have tried their paw at telling us some grim (or even not-so-grim) furry tails.

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I've out-sold Anne McCaffrey (furry-related)
I've out-sold Anne McCaffrey (not furry-related)
I've sold a book (furry-related)
I've sold a book (not furry-related)
I've sold a story to a real magazine (duck) (furry-related)
I've sold a story to a real magazine (duck) (not furry-related)
I've sold stuff to fanzines (furry-related)
I've sold stuff to fanzines (not furry-related)
I've written a story that somebody else has read
I have these scribblings but nobody is ever going to see them!
Never written a word of fiction (Inland Revenue forms excepted)


Use this code to indicate how deeply involved you are in the furry fanzine and comic scene.

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Publisher/editor/other staff on a professional furry-related publication (should have the $ modifier)
I work on a regularly-published amateur zine, or I'm a frequently-published author/artist
I've been published, or directly involved in a publication, at least once
I have a good collection, and buy at least one title regularly
I have a few furry zines
Not really interested
Comics are for kids

Furry Sex

Like it or not, S-*-X seems to be part of furry life. Use this code, if you wish, to indicate the sex (and sex life) of your furry persona. Feel free to use the # ("mind your own business") or ! ("nothing to do with me") modifiers if you prefer.

Character's Sex

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Polymorph (can change sex at will)

What's Their Sex Life Like?

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What do you mean there are other things to do?
Ready, willing, and able
I've had TinySex
Never had TinySex, but wouldn't rule it out
You people are sick!

Your Human Side

What you do in Real Life

Unfortunately, we can't yet be furries in Real Life (you know -- that boring game you play when the computer's down and there's nothing on TV), so we have to find something else to do. This code indicates what you do for a living, or what you're studying to do for a living, or what you do to avoid living.

(The $ modifier shouldn't be used here, since it's taken for granted that this represents your day job, or the nearest thing you have to one.)

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Construction industry
Computers/information technology
Government/public service
Military/armed forces
Medicine (human)
Retail business
Transport industry
Veterinary medicine
I'm a furry of all trades ("Specialisation is for insects!" -- Robert Heinlein)
Undecided (generally used by young students who haven't picked a major yet)
No qualifications, no job, no complaints!

And a little extra...

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I'm trained or experienced in this field, but haven't managed to persuade anyone to actually pay me to do it yet (this doesn't apply to RLU or RL-).


So, how long have you been a human being? ("Three foot six!")

60+ years
50-59 years
40-49 years
30-39 years
20-29 years
10-19 years
Under 10 years


Since you're probably reading this on a computer screen, there's a good chance you have some familiarity with the technology. Use this code to tell us how much of a Computer Geek you are.

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I'll be first in line to get a cybernetic interface installed in my skull!
Hey, if there was anything else to life, there'd be a newsgroup about it
Computers are a large part of my life; I spend time every day in front of one; I've tried my hand at programming
Computers are fun; I can use some software without resorting to the manual; I play a mean game of [insert favourite game]
Computers are just a tool; I use one when it serves my purpose
I'm nervous of anything more complicated than my microwave
Where's the "on" switch? Better yet, where's the "off" switch?
They're taking over the world! Smash the machines! Up the Luddites!

If your rating is at least c, add one or more of the following letters to indicate your preferred operating environment:

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BSD Unix
Unix (commercial)
Windows 3.x

Doom, Quake, etc.

ID Games' Doom and Quake, and related games (Dark Forces, Duke Nukem 3D, Heretic, Hexen, etc), seem to be at least as hugely popular among furries as they are among the population at large. What is it about running around with heavy-calibre weaponry shooting the shit out of everything in sight that appeals to us? Or does that question answer itself?

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I work for ID, bow down before me
I can solve every level in Nightmare mode with my eyes shut; I crank out new WAD files daily
I've got pretty good at it; I can get through most levels easily; I've downloaded and played other WADs
It's a fun, action game that is a nice diversion on a lazy afternoon
I've played the game and I'm pretty indifferent
I've played the game and really didn't think it was all that impressive
I miss Zork
All this violence is sickening; there ought to be a law


How far have you managed to crawl up the academic ladder?

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Doctorate, or the equivalent
Master's degree, or the equivalent
Bachelor's degree, or the equivalent
Some tertiary education
Finished high school
Haven't finished high school
Haven't started high school
Learned everything there is to know about life from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, my collection of Omaha comics, and late-night reruns of Star Trek and The Prisoner
Graduate degree from the School of Hard Knocks

Real life furriness factor

How far does furryness spill over into your other life? Or, to put it another way, how far do you allow the mundane world to get in the way of the important things in life?

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I am not a human, I am a furry!
I've been known to bark at people I don't know to greet them
I've been known to bark at friends to greet them
I make frequent jokes, show friends my furry art collection
I make an occasional reference to my furriness
I only tell close friends
I tell nobody


What sort of home do you live in?

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Married ... with children
Married, or shacked up with your SO on a long-term basis
Living with one or more fellow furries
Living with one or more people who know nothing about furriness
Living alone, other furries come to visit
Living alone, get out once a week to buy food, all surfaces covered in computers and/or zines
Living in a cave with 47 computers and a T1 line
I'm still stuck living with my parents
I'm not sure where I live any more; my workplace/lab seems like home to me


The Internet, and its various sub-media and related media (Usenet, email, World-Wide Web, MUCKs and MUDs, IRC, FTP sites, and gods know what else), has quickly become a leading medium of communication among furries (not to mention the rest of the technologically aware universe). How deeply have you dived in?

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I'm a Webmaster/site administrator
I spend most of my spare time surfing the Web, and read any newsgroup that catches my interest
I browse the Web regularly, and read a handful of newgroups
I have a browser and a connection, and even use them occasionally
Not connected yet
The Internet sucks; it's all just a flash in the pan anyway
It's a dangerous, subversive, perverted abomination that needs to be banned before people stop voting for me!

And a little extra...

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I have my own home page on the Web
I have my own home page, that mentions furries, on the Web

Anime (Japanese animation)

Many of us are also avid fans of the genre of animation known as "Anime". You know, the kind where all the characters have huge eyes and even the bad guys are cute?

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I am a writer/artist/seyeiuu
I own every episode of every series ever made
I watch it in all my spare time (furry fandom is, of course, not spare time)
Others know I'm an Anime fan
Seen it, might think about seeing it again some time
Haven't seen it, but would be interested when I get the time
What's Anime?
There should be a law against anything that cute
I'll watch it, but only if it's all in English


If we can't be furries in Real Life (yet), at least we can do the next best thing and cohabit with them.

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I have a vast household of assorted furry/scaly/feathery creatures, and my life is organised for their benefit
Several pets
Two or three conventional pets (cats, dogs, etc), or one fairly exotic one
One pet of a fairly conventional type (cat, dog, etc)
No pets currently, but I may enrich my life in the future
I don't have any pets; my lifestyle/household/schedule is complicated enough already
I wouldn't have the things in the house [are you sure you're a furry?]
I'd like to have pets, but my landlord/parents/flatmates won't allow them
Sorry, I'm allergic to animals

Human Sex

Use this code, if you wish, to describe the sex (and sex life) of your human persona. As with the furry sex code, you should feel free to use the # ("mind your own business") or ! ("nothing to do with me") modifiers if you prefer.

First, which sex are you?

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If you wish to reveal any details of your sex life, use one of these codes:

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There's more to life? Where is it, and what equipment do you need?
I was once referred to as "easy", but I have no idea where that might have come from
I've had real, live sex
I've had sex ... oh, you mean with someone else?
Not having sex by choice
Not having sex because I can't get any
Not having sex because I'm a nun/priest
I'm married, so I can get it whenever I want (well, that's the theory, anyway)
I have a few little rug rats to prove I've been there (but with kids around, who has time for sex?)


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