What color is a werewolf?
When humans depict werewolves in movies and images, one thing that they can hardly ever agree on is what color the werewolf actually is. Renderings tend to typically depict werewolves as covered in fur – and that fur is most commonly in black, brown, or silver or – more rarely – a reddish color.
So what color are werewolves really?
Well, before we can answer this question, we must briefly address the question on whether or not werewolves are even covered in fur…the short answer to this is sometimes, but not always (this will be addressed further in an upcoming post), however for the purposes of the “color” question posed here, let’s assume that we are indeed talking about the type of werewolf that is covered in fur.
For werewolves covered in fur, the answer is that werewolves – similar to wolves – can indeed be found in any of the aforementioned colors (black, brown, silver, or reddish). The most common fur colors however are brown or silver/grey. Black is less common than those two, and reddish is still yet even less common. There are also some white werewolves, although pure white werewolf fur color is very rare – more often than not, the werewolf is actually silver (which is far more common and often mistaken for white.)
Another interesting piece of information about werewolf hair color (for those that do have fur) is that as this type of werewolf ages, his fur in the transformed state does not turn completely white (as his human self might), but rather his fur will turn silver in some key places at the root of the hair around the face. The rest of the fur will retain its original color.