"I never get to sit on the highest one."
— Bristlekit, bickering with his siblings on the Hunting Stones in Tallstar's Revenge, page 449

Bristlekit is a black[2] tom.[3]


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Bristlekit is born to Palebird and Woollytail after a difficult kitting, although the litter is healthy. Although unnamed, he is seen beginning to climb the side of the nest, hauling himself up with his claws, and his pelt is still slick from his birth. Talltail reaches in and grabs him gently by the scruff, telling him to stay warm. He swings him to Palebird's belly, and she scolds him, informing him to be careful, as he would hurt him. Talltail then lays the kit beside his littermates, and backs away.
A quarter moon later, he is officially given his name, along with his siblings: Wrenkit, Rabbitkit, and Flykit. It is noted that they have already explored the whole camp, and asked questions, begged for badger rides, and got under everyone's paws.
Bristlekit and his siblings call for Talltail. As he crosses the tussocks, Bristlekit, Flykit, Rabbitkit, and Wrenkit tear toward him, and he hops clear as they swarm around his legs. Talltail informs them that he couldn't play that moment, as he was to speak with Heatherstar. Bristlekit stares at him with round eyes, and notes that he just spoke with her.
As Heatherstar informs her Clanmates that Talltail had something to say, Wrenkit scrambles over the clearing, with Bristlekit and Flykit at her heels. They then crowd around their mother as she pads out of the nursery.
On Talltail's journey, Reena asks how old Palebird's kits were when he left, and he replies that they were a quarter moon old. He then pictures Wrenkit, Flykit, Bristlekit and Rabbitkit crowd around his legs, their tails high, and they squeak with excitement. Bristlekit's, along with his other siblings, voices echo in Talltail's mind with some of their questions, and he closes his eyes. Reena asks how he could bear to leave them, and Talltail growls that they were happier without him.
When Talltail returns, Bristlekit and Rabbitkit come haring from the nursery, and Bristlekit nudges his sibling, gaze fixed on Talltail, and asks who cared since he was back. Afterwards, Bristlekit is seen bickering with his siblings about who gets to sit on the highest rock, and he complains that he never got to sit on the highest one. As Flykit chases Wrenkit, Bristlekit and Rabbitkit pop up from the grass, and scramble over the tussocks.

In the Novellas

Redtail's Debt

Bristlekit does not formally appear in Redtail's Debt, but is listed in the allegiances.



  • He is mistakenly shown as maroon on the family tree.[2][4]

Official art

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Palebird:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Woollytail:[5] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Flykit:[1] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Wrenflight:[1] Living (As of Tallstar's Revenge)
Rabbitkit:[1] Living (As of Redtail's Debt)


Tallstar:[6] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Finchkit:[7] Status unknown


Onestar:[8] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Morningflower:[9] Living (As of Hollyleaf's Story)
Ashfoot:[9] Deceased, verified StarClan member


Gorsepaw:[10] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Crowfeather:[11] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Eaglekit:[12] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Darktail:[13] Deceased, residence unknown


Storkkit:[2] Status unknown
Quailkit:[2] Status unknown
Hillkit:[2] Status unknown
Downkit:[2] Status unknown
Smoke's kits:[14] Deceased, residence unknown


Breezepelt:[15] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Jayfeather:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Lionblaze:[16] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Hollyleaf:[16] Deceased, verified StarClan member
Smokehaze:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Brindlewing:[17] Living (As of Lost Stars)


Crowfeather and Nightcloud's kits:[18] Deceased, residence unknown


Hollytuft:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Sorrelstripe:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Spotpaw]:[20] Status unknown
Flypaw:[20] Status unknown


Fernsong:[19] Living (As of Lost Stars)
Snappaw:[20] Status unknown


Thriftkit:[21] Status unknown
Bristlekit:[21] Status unknown


Flipkit:[21] Status unknown

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    = Male

    = Female

    = Gender Unknown


Talltail: "I can't play now. I have to speak with Heatherstar."
Bristlekit: "But you just spoke with her!"
—Bristlekit, being told that he and his siblings cannot be given a badger ride Tallstar's Revenge, page 283

Rabbitkit: "Where did you go? Why didn’t you let us come?"
Bristlekit: "Who cares? He’s back!"
—Rabbitkit and Bristlekit about Talltail Tallstar's Revenge, page 441

Rabbitkit: "It's my turn!"
Wrenkit: "You sat there last time."
Bristlekit: "I never get to sit on the highest one."
—Bristlekit, bickering with his siblings on the Hunting Stones Tallstar's Revenge, page 449

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 274
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  3. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 441
  4. File:Bristlekit_(WC).Icon.png
  5. 5.0 5.1 Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 253
  6. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 6
  7. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 21
  8. Revealed in Tallstar's Revenge, page 493
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook Page
  10. Revealed in Rising Storm, page 208
  11. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 37
  12. Revealed in Secrets of the Clans, page 32
  13. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 259
  14. Revealed in Shattered Sky, page 258
  15. Revealed in The Sight, page 118
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Revealed in Sunrise, page 290
  17. 17.0 17.1 Revealed in The Apprentice's Quest, allegiances
  18. Revealed in Crowfeather's Trial, page 406
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Revealed in Bramblestar's Storm, page 478
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Revealed in River of Fire, allegiances
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Revealed in River of Fire, page 203
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