Why Are Some Fursonas Common/Uncommon?

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i was just wondering why people usually go for the more common canine, lupus, feline types rather than amphibians or even say like beavers or bears and such. is it easier for people to connect with them for some reason?
as for myself i consider my fursona a horse type, but those types are still rare to come by in certain areas.
 

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Lack of originality.

Foxes, wolves ...etc are appealing to look at.
It's human nature to be attracted to something beautiful / cute so it comes to no surprise that they're irritatingly popular.

Why be an ugly gorilla or bat when you can be majestic with little effort into the lame character you choose to represent yourself as?

It's rare when a person truly comes across as the fursona they represent themselves as, especially true for canines.
I'm not saying all furries who choose a popular animal as a fursona are void of any originality but you can tell immediatly when someone hasn't put any thought whatsoever into a fursona just leech themselves onto the most popular animal they can think of and be done with it, I'm a furry now yay.
 
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I have 3 fursonnas one being a very odd combanatoin of dog types. One whale and a poler bear. those aremine so i don't go with the common as much
 

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I'm an otter, I know there are other otters out there, but not nearly as many as the canines/felines, or even equines and bovines.
 

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I have three fursonas: two foxes and a wolf.
I chose these species because they were my two favorite animals (still could be lack of originality but in truth, I have liked these animals as long as I can remember, and didn't notice that when I was introduced to the 'fandom :sweatdrop:)
Needless to say, I'm a bit annoyed that my species are so popular :(
 

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Well, I just chose wolf because that's how I felt it fit best, something that can be very mean but also something that can be nice, also, I really like dogs. I thought it would work best with all these simple things put together, sure I didn't put a whole lot of thought behind it but I did put some thought and it wasn't just because wolves are popular, it was just a fairly quick decision.
 

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BAWWWWW!! I chose a feline because I like cats. I have a lack of creativity then!!! Well, anyways there are less Jaguars than foxes.
 
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Lack of originality.

Foxes, wolves ...etc are appealing to look at.
It's human nature to be attracted to something beautiful / cute so it comes to no surprise that they're irritatingly popular.

Why be an ugly gorilla or bat when you can be majestic with little effort into the lame character you choose to represent yourself as?

It's rare when a person truly comes across as the fursona they represent themselves as, especially true for canines.
I'm not saying all furries who choose a popular animal as a fursona are void of any originality but you can tell immediatly when someone hasn't put any thought whatsoever into a fursona just leech themselves onto the most popular animal they can think of and be done with it, I'm a furry now yay.
How bout a Mink, eh? Yeah, I'm original!

I'm an otter, I know there are other otters out there, but not nearly as many as the canines/felines, or even equines and bovines.
Er....otters are quite popular actually....they're just more popular in the...er...porno side of the fandom... >.>
 

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How bout a Mink, eh? Yeah, I'm original!



Er....otters are quite popular actually....they're just more popular in the...er...porno side of the fandom... >.>
Not that popular actually... don't ask me how I know...
 

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I have 3 fursonnas one being a very odd combanatoin of dog types. One whale and a poler bear. those aremine so i don't go with the common as much
Which brings up another interesting question... Why so many? And for that matter, what about the furs who are combinations of many animals?

For me, I chose panther just because I have many of the same tendencies. Territorial, moody, stand-off-ish, loyal when I have to be, etc..

I guess many people just can't relate to frogs or fish or others.
 

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I'm a dragon because I like dragons and mystic creatures. Anyway that bring up another thing that you don't see in fursonas are mystic animals like Dragon, Unicorn, or Griffin.
 

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Lack of originality.
I don't think so. I wouldn't pick some other animal just for the sake of being original (though I -kinda- did by going with a gray fox rather than a red fox...). I'm sure many others feel the same way. It's not completely about creativity, though that can be a huge part of it sometimes.
It's rare when a person truly comes across as the fursona they represent themselves as, especially true for canines.
There's no strict set of rules that have to be followed for a fursona... so it doesn't really matter. I actually think it's interesting when someone gives their fursona an attitude that doesn't fit the species. (like a violent rabbit as an example)
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Anyway that bring up another thing that you don't see in fursonas are mystic animals like Dragon, Unicorn, or Griffin.
Actually, Dragons are somewhat common. There are only a few griffins that I know of though (I'm not acquainted with them though... just heard of them). I have yet to hear of a unicorn.

I think canine and feline fursonas are common because people have dogs and cats as pets. Though they probably won't have a tiger, fox, panther, or wolf as a pet. I'm not saying it's the sole reason, but I think it's one factor. A little bit of proof...
also, I really like dogs.
 

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I don't think so. I wouldn't pick some other animal just for the sake of being original (though I -kinda- did by going with a gray fox rather than a red fox...). I'm sure many others feel the same way. It's not completely about creativity, though that can be a huge part of it sometimes.
I'm not specifically talking about you, I'm speaking about the furry fandom as a whole. The whole point of the furry fandom is creativity & fantasy which is why art and literature has considerable significance in the fandom.

There's no strict set of rules that have to be followed for a fursona... so it doesn't really matter. I actually think it's interesting when someone gives their fursona an attitude that doesn't fit the species. (like a violent rabbit as an example)
No, I'm not implying there should be.
I'm saying some people choose to be certain popular species just because they're popular, which is silly.
 

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Hmmmm... at the end of the day does it really matter how/what/who/why someone takes on a 'fursona'? Is it important whether it's common or not?

It's like diapers and underwear - does it really matter what someone wears under their clothes? Whatever the reason?

Life is too short to worry about questions like these. If you are happy with the fursona you have chosen, for whatever reason from spiritual to mental to dressing up, then I'll give you a hug and say 'enjoy'. If you wear diapers then a double hug. My response to anyone is... So What? It hurts/affects noone else and is none of their business.
 

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I'm a bunny...why am I a bunny? I don't know...I just AM!

I've taken a couple of those "what anthro type are you?" quizzes and always I am a bunny. (I took them AFTER I decided I was a bunny tho')

I'm not just any bunny tho'...I'm a tiny lil baby bunny with soft pink fur and long silky ears 'n a cute lil powder-puff tail! Oh yeah, 'n I have this penchant for hiding in the fur of a certain foxxy 'n using his tail as a blanket! (It's very warm 'n cosy 'n SAFE there!)
 

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I'm saying some people choose to be certain popular species just because they're popular, which is silly.
I guess I have to agree with that. I mean, it's possible to mess up at being creative, but it's not hard to at least make an attempt. It's like some people don't even try.
 

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I chose a skunk because I wanted to be something that not everyone was! Somethign rather rare. I love horseys but they are indeed rare. My first thought was a wolf of course but when I saw my pack would consist of like 70% of the furries in teh world I backed off immediatly o.o

Skunks are cute and the only problem is the bias for smell! I think that being a community of 'furries' most people wouldnt be too linked with amphibians since they lack a fur XD
Felines and canines are all immensely cute and most known. When it comes to being a furrie most people identify themselves with that which they like more. Bunnies, kitties, dogs, and even foxes are the most known furres and equines, squirrels, dragons and others aren't immediately bound to the world of furres....or at least thats what I think may be going through the heads of the many kitties and wuffies and all! I don't mind the amount of'em at all! ^^
 

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I chose a skunk because I wanted to be something that not everyone was! Somethign rather rare. I love horseys but they are indeed rare. My first thought was a wolf of course but when I saw my pack would consist of like 70% of the furries in teh world I backed off immediatly o.o

Skunks are cute and the only problem is the bias for smell! I think that being a community of 'furries' most people wouldnt be too linked with amphibians since they lack a fur XD
Felines and canines are all immensely cute and most known. When it comes to being a furrie most people identify themselves with that which they like more. Bunnies, kitties, dogs, and even foxes are the most known furres and equines, squirrels, dragons and others aren't immediately bound to the world of furres....or at least thats what I think may be going through the heads of the many kitties and wuffies and all! I don't mind the amount of'em at all! ^^
Yesh, skunkies are little stinkers.

They aren't that rare, though.
 

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I chose a white tiger because I've always had an attraction to them. When I was little I always thought when my stomach growled, there was a tiger in my tummy who was yelling at me for food. I would always play as the white ranger when we played Power Rangers because Tommy was the white tiger. I put up a white tiger poster before I even knew about furries. So. Common as it may be, I connect with white tigers.
 
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I chose mine because of a beanie baby....lol, but I tried to make it as original as i could, what with the coloring and all.

also, as far as foxes go:

"And on the 8th day, God said "let there be sluts," and there were foxes and god was all WTF?!"
 
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