The Lykoi, also referred to as the ‘werewolf cat’, is a natural mutation from a domestic short-haired cat. Lykoi has a similar appearance of a werewolf, hence its nickname. The name Lykoi Cat roughly means Wolf Cat in Greek.This natural mutation is said to have occurred in domestic cats for the past two decades.
The 5 founding cats came from two unrelated litters. The first litter was presented by Mrs. Thomas in Virginia, as a possible Sphynx mutation, but this was later disproved through DNA testing. This litter was born in July 2010 and the mother was a normal black domestic shorthair cat.