A haunting new Kitty has entered the game, an adorably deplorable phantom cat. Cross this Kitty, and you'll enter an eternal cat nap.

Introducing, Jack.

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*Who dares enter Catnap Hollow!? Oh, it's you. I'm Jack. Apologies for losing my head back there. Can you blame me? I've got this fiery pain in my neck, and my noggin is killing me. *

Jack is a four-trait Fancy breedable until October 5, 2019, at 10:00 AM PDT, so you'd better breed this macabre meower while you can!

Shiny Cats are here

Recently, we released Shiny Cats, a new twist on Fancy Cats which creates extra rare versions with special coloration.

Well, Jack is the third Fancy Cat that has the potential to become Shiny!

But since Jack has such a short breeding window, it will be extra difficult to breed a Shiny Jack. Of course, that also means that if you do breed a Shiny Jack, it could be one of the game's rarest Kitties!

So read on and get breeding!

Here are the genes you need to breed Jack

Those breeders brave (or fool) enough to attempt creating this Kitty will need these traits:

Here are the tools you need to breed a Fancy Cat

Now you know what genes you need, but how do you find them? These tricks and tools will help.

First, search your own Kitty collection to see if you already own cats with the required genes emeraldgreen-search-final

Next, search the marketplace for cats that have the ingredients you’re still missing. shamrock-emeraldgreen-search

As you can see above, you can enter multiple Cattributes in the same search to find individual Kitties that have several of the required traits. The more required traits you can find in one cat, the better your odds of breeding Jack.

To make your searching easier, we recommend the CK Box extension, a community-created tool that tells you a lot about a cat.

Float your cursor over any Kitty and CK Box will show you all its genes, both visible and hidden. ckbox-hidden-genes

On the top right of a Kitty’s image, CK Box will display how many required genes a Kitty has for currently breedable Fancy Cats. ck-box-fancy

When you select two Kitties to breed and enter the Breeding screen, CK Box will calculate your chances of creating your desired Fancy Cat

Let’s breed Jack

Now we know how to find everything we need to breed, so let’s get started.

Step one is to search your Kitties for any cats with Jack’s required Cattributes. If you have some, that’s great! You’ve got a head start on breeding.

Next, search the marketplace for a Kitty with the Cattributes you’re still missing. If you find a cat with the right traits for sale, you can buy it. If you find a cat with the right traits that’s up for Siring, you can breed it with your cats.

Once you’ve found two cats that have all the required genes between them, get breeding!

If at first you don’t succeed––breed, breed, breed!

It usually takes a couple tries and a little luck to breed a Fancy Cat, so if your first few attempts don’t work out, don’t lose your head! Even if you fail at first, you’ll probably create a Kitty that has more of your Fancy’s required traits. Then you can breed with that Kitty for even better odds of creating Jack.