"What's wrong with you? I wish I had a cat following me around like that."
— Rosetail to Bluefur about Thrushpelt in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 393

Rosetail is a gray tabby she-cat with a bushy,[9] pinkish-orange tail.[3]

Rosetail was a ThunderClan elder who lived under the leaderships of Pinestar, Sunstar, and Bluestar in the forest territories. She was born to Poppydawn and Windflight alongside Thistleclaw and Sweetpaw as Rosekit, and apprenticed to Tawnyspots as Rosepaw. She earned her warrior name, Rosetail, and served her Clan for many moons until becoming an elder. Rosetail was killed by Blackfoot while defending the ThunderClan nursery from a ShadowClan attack.


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The Prophecies Begin

Rosetail has become an elder. When ThunderClan's camp is invaded by ShadowClan while Bluestar is away at the Moonstone, Rosetail guards the nursery. She is attacked by Blackfoot, the ShadowClan deputy, who quickly overpowers the elder. Though Rosetail dies, the kits are protected by Yellowfang, the former ShadowClan medicine cat.

Super Editions

This section summarizes Rosetail's significant Super Editions appearances. If you're looking for a full list, find one here!

Rosetail: "You have your eye on the deputyship, don't you?"
Bluefur: "So what if I do?"
Rosetail: "Well, not many cats get to be deputy, so don't miss out on other things while you're waiting."
—Rosetail to Bluefur Bluestar's Prophecy, page 393
In Bluestar's Prophecy, Rosekit, Thistlekit, and Sweetkit are born to Poppydawn and Windflight. She is apprenticed to Tawnyspots, but when she, Sweetpaw, and Bluefur share a bad mouse, all three cats become sick; however, Sweetpaw is unable to recover and dies. Her brother, Thistlepaw, becomes a warrior early, and Rosepaw continues her training, participating in a skirmish with RiverClan, and soon earns her warrior name as well. Meanwhile, she teases Bluefur about Thrushpelt's feelings for her, wishing she had an admirer.


Interesting facts

  • Rosetail has WindClan blood through Windflight.[10]
  • Her mentor was her half-brother, despite kin usually not mentoring kin.[8]


  • She has been mistakenly mentioned with a red[11] and reddish tail.[9]
  • She was not listed in the allegiances of Into the Wild despite being in ThunderClan at the start of the book.[12]

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Rosetail's warrior ceremony
Sunstar: Rosepaw fought bravely against RiverClan and has earned her warrior name. Rosepaw, from this moment you will be known as Rosetail. StarClan honors your intelligence and loyalty, and we welcome you as a full warrior of ThunderClan. Serve your Clan well.
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315


"It just sat there under the sycamore as if it wanted to be caught... One pounce and I'd caught it-a nice juicy starling."
—Rosepaw to Sweetpaw Bluestar's Prophecy, page 253

Rosetail: "You look moony. Like Snowfur when she's talking about Thistleclaw."
Bluefur: "Don't be silly."
Rosetail: "Who is it?"
Bluefur: "No one!"
Rosetail: "Thrushpelt?"
Bluefur: "Of course not!"
Rosetail: "Too bad. He spends enough time mooning over you."
—Rosetail teasing Bluefur about Thrushpelt Bluestar's Prophecy, page 339

Bluefur: "Smooth as a snake."
Rosetail: "I know, and so handsome."
Bluefur: "You don't actually think-"
Rosetail: "Hush! He's speaking!"
—Rosetail mooning over Oakheart Bluestar's Prophecy, page 366

Crookedjaw: "Hi, Poppydawn. Are Sweetpaw, Rosepaw, and Thistlepaw here?"
Poppydawn: "No. Thistlepaw's in trouble with Smallear again."
Windflight: "Sweetpaw and Rosepaw stayed behind to cheer him up."
Crookedjaw: "They sound loyal."
Poppydawn: "They are."
—Poppydawn, Crookedjaw and Windflight Crookedstar's Promise, page 239

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed on Vicky's Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 Revealed on the Warriors website family tree
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 47
  4. 4.0 4.1 Revealed in Into the Wild, page 195
  5. Revealed in Into the Wild, page 196
  6. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 144
  7. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 315
  8. 8.0 8.1 Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 175
  9. 9.0 9.1 Revealed in Spottedleaf's Heart, allegiances
  10. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 452
  11. Revealed in Bluestar's Prophecy, page 340
  12. Revealed in Into the Wild, allegiances
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