List of most popular species
This is a list of the most popular species (phenotypes) in the furry fandom, according to various sources. This data is by no means authoritative or complete, and should be used as a guideline only. The lists have been cropped to the top 30 results for brevity.
|3||Dog (Any Breed)|
Notes and sources
The February 2011 count uses WikiFur's species categorisation system to find which species are most popular amongst people who have WikiFur articles, under the assumption that it is a representative cross-section of the furry fandom at large. They are cross-referenced with the people category so that non-fursona characters are filtered out.
This study counts hybrid characters and groups similar species and sub-species together to get a more accurate number (e.g. species in the husky category are counted within the dog category instead as a standalone group).
The November 2007 count was conducted differently and is derived from the list of most linked to categories according to which character categories contain the most articles. It does not take into account hybrids and does not group related species (e.g. snowshoe hares are counted as a different species than hares, they are not grouped together).
Furry Research Center data
Data provided by the Furry Research Center was sampled from the first 5000 respondents to the 2008 version of the Furry Survey. Of those, 3785 provided an answer for the question "If you identify with a particular animal, which one is it?"
Some species were split into subcategories. Dogs, for example, could be selected by particular breed; this division leading to an under-representation of dogs in general in the results.
The published results are available on the Furry Research Center website.
This information is derived from Pounced.org's statistics page before it was removed (archive). Pounced.org uses a set species list which users choose from, thus the presence of "Other" on the results.