Half-Clan cats are cats who have mixed blood between two or more different affiliations.[1] Their parents can come from different Clans or one of the parents could possibly be a loner, kittypet or rogue.[2] Mixed-Clan relationships are usually forbidden by the warrior code.[3]


Taking a mate from another Clan is implicitly forbidden by the first rule of the Warrior Code, which is explained in Code of the Clans.[4] Such pairings are considered a sign of disloyalty.[5]

Kits born as a result of such forbidden relationship are usually taken in by the Clan of the mother.[6] They are considered half-Clan and are looked down upon by pure-blood Clan cats as their commitment to their foster Clan can be questioned. They are also prone to be ridiculed and mocked. Sometimes they can be in danger, such as when TigerClan planned to execute its half-Clan members.[7]

Cats who have one parent from outside the Clans (e.g. a rogue, a kittypet) can also be considered half-Clan; but usually are not suspected with disloyalty, as they do not have two different Clans to feel loyalty for.[8]

Mixed heritage by birth

Cats with parents from different Clans

At their conception or birth, their parents were members of different Clans:

Cats with a non-Clan parent

At their conception or birth, one of their parents was a Clan cat, and the other not:

Mixed heritage by blood

Cats with blood of different Clans

Their parents were born in different Clans (even if later they were in the same Clan):

Cats with a non-Clanborn parent

A parent was not Clanborn (even if he or she joined a Clan later):

Notes and references

  1. Graystripe and Silverstream
  2. Tadpole, Hawkfrost, and Mothwing
  3. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 4
  4. Revealed in Code of the Clans, page 10
  5. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 226
  6. Revealed in Forest of Secrets, page 258
  7. Revealed in The Darkest Hour, page 169
  8. Revealed in Return to the Clans, page 67
  9. Their mother, Bluestar, was ThunderClan
  10. Revealed in A Dangerous Path, page 347
  11. Their father, Graystripe is ThunderClan
  12. Their mother, Silverstream was RiverClan
  13. Their mother, Leafpool is ThunderClan
  14. Their father, Crowfeather is WindClan
  15. Their mother, Dovewing is ThunderClan
  16. Their father, Tigerstar is ShadowClan
  17. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 453
  18. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, pages 139-140
  19. Revealed in Crookedstar's Promise, page 479
  20. Kate's blog]
  21. Their father, Tigerstar, comes to ShadowClan.
  22. Their mother, Sasha, was formerly a rogue.
  23. Tigerstar, their father, was born in ThunderClan, to Leopardfoot and Pinestar.
  24. Their mother, Sasha, is a kittypet.
  25. Their mother, Featherstorm, is a ShadowClan cat.
  26. Their father, Hal, is a kittypet.
  27. His mother, Smoke, is a kittypet, while his father Onestar is a WindClan cat.
  28. Their mother, Yarrowleaf, is a ShadowClan cat.
  29. Their father, Nettle, is a rogue.
  30. His mother, Sweetbriar, was ThunderClan
  31. His great ancestors were SkyClan
  32. They are both ThunderClan
  33. Their daughter, Spottedleaf, has SkyClan ancestors
  34. Their mother, Tawnypelt, was ThunderClan
  35. Their father, Rowanclaw, is ShadowClan
  36. Her mother, Brightheart, is ThunderClan
  37. Her father, Cloudtail, was a kittypet
  38. Their mother, Sandstorm, is ThunderClan
  39. Their father, Firestar, was a kittypet
  40. Their father, Spiderleg, is ThunderClan
  41. Their mother, Daisy, was a loner.
  42. Their father, Graystripe, is ThunderClan
  43. Their mother, Millie, was a kittypet
  44. Their mother, Poppyfrost, is ThunderClan
  45. Their father, Berrynose, was a loner
  46. Their mother Violetshine is from SkyClan
  47. Their father Tree was a Loner
  48. Wrenpaw's father is Rabbitleap, a SkyClan warrior.
  49. Her mother, Bellaleaf, was born a kittypet.
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