Generations in bonds, and many slave owners breeding for desirable characteristics, has produced a staggering array of variability when it comes to catfolk lineage, especially Hair, eye and coat color. Today most scholars categorize catfolk into one of X different “Morophoypes”
Type I (Near-Human)
These Catfolk have comparatively little to distinguish them from half-elves or humans. Born without fur, their ears and tails are the only parts of them that have it, and often coming in a color that is close to or Identical to their haircolor. Type I catfolk skin comes in the same hues that you would expect from humans, and often times it blends in with the local human settlements.
Aside from their ears and tails, catfolk of this type may posses distinctly feline features such as cat-like eyes, claws, and sharper teeth. Whiskers are rare. Digitigrade feet are unheard of in this type.
Type II (Transitional)
Catfolk of the Type II variety are largely human in appearance, they sport coats of short fur that are often patterned. Tufts of longer fur, or fur-features, such as manes are not unheard of. These catfolk generally posses more feline features than their type I counterparts, with non-feline eyes being a rarity.
Facial structure can vary wildly in this type as well, with some catfolk having noses that flare outward to mimic a more feline one, (Whiskers are common amongst with these noses) Digitigrade feet are common among this type, with roughly half of the populace having them.
Type III (Bestial)
Type III catfolk are marked by having a completely feline head