There are many different types of breeds and even more different markings. On top of all this, however, people have created extra sub-breeds. They are wajas, possibly of a specific breed, with a set of distinguishable markings, colors or attributes that make them part of the agenda to become a sub breed.
There are countless amounts of sub breeds and most of them have been carefully created, with different breedings and markings before they are at a finished product, but many of them are constantly shifting and changing as people find things that look better.
Sub Breeds that have been created by admins of the site and are a part of it's history or created for special site features/events.
Sabers are the oldest sub breed on Wajas, predating even the site itself. They were available as forum adoptables on Ponyisland before the creation of Wajas as a standalone site.
In order to qualify as full sabers, wajas must have Belly Spots and Back Spots markings along with the Mane, Saber Fangs and Leg Feathers mutations. This makes full saber customs a rarity, because they are obtainable only by use of a Mutation Pear or using DNAs. They can have any color scheme, as long as Back Spots are the darkest color and Belly Spots the lightest. All breeds are admissible but Normal is the most common. Wajas who lack mutations or have extras are known as partial Sabers. During the month of February the Sabers club holds a month long sub breed awareness event which they hold games, contests, and giveaways in the name of sabers. The event is dubbed "Saberuary".
Hitomi is the very first Saber and could be found in Estuko's cave prior to being raffled off and eventually winding up in DragonBlack's possession. The newly revived Saber Wajas Club is being run by DragonBlack, who also owns the club mascot, a full saber custom named Ronin.
Ronin, the Saber Club mascot, also features in the background of the Saber Wallpaper.
- The Saber Wajas Club
FeathersEstuko, who can create the only customs with Feathers and Feathers Lines markings. The feathers wajas are a predominantly normal based sub breed. The markings cannot be created via the custom demo, and is not currently released as a dye. As announced on the news by Estuko, "Im sure most of you know about the new subbreed by now. If not, you can Go Here to check it out. The subbreed has exclusive markings on it that you cannot get anywhere else. We're running an experiment to see what everyone can accomplish through breeding! :)" She is encouraging testing the breeding script and occasionally releases generation 2 wajas with the "full feathers" markings in her cave. Besides buying from her cave, the only other way to get a generation 2 "full feather" is by buying them from another user, winning a contest occasionally held by staff, or via the new raffles system. Customer Feathers are sometimes available via site raffles. Site Artist Lynn (#80) runs the feathers sub breed club.
- Feathers: The Flock
RoostersEstuko. The sub breed features many waja breeds sporting the exclusive Markings Feathers Filling and Feathers Lacing, as well as the exclusive Mutation Rooster Tail, markings and mutations only available on customs created by Estuko. This sub breed was created to continue testing the breeding script and to encourage experimental breeding on the site. Estuko stated, "We are trying to run this one a little differently, there's more things to breed for, specific goals and prizes." The sub breed is centered around a breeding project which Estuko has announced that there will be prizes that include; a trophy, exclusive wallpaper and item set, and other undisclosed prizes. The goal of the project is to breed in two markings at 50% opacity or higher of your choice, while retaining 100% Feathers Lacing and Filling, as well as adding another mutation through breeding while retaining the Rooster Tail. Other specifics can be found in the Guidelines link located below. Unlike the feathers, there are several rooster customs mostly owned by site staff and a few that have been raffled through site raffles. Site staff periodically and randomly releases gen 2 "chicks" in their caves at the price of 200,000WC.
Created by Users from the site, and are not typically started by site admins and staff.
Gravemind, the first Flood Waja, also features in the background of the Flood Wallpaper.
Galaxymutations besides the mane. This sub-breed isn't breed specific, as any breed of Waja is allowed. The breed was originally created by Deirdre9, with the "Galactic Wajas" club being currently run by Kida ⑀
Nebula, the Galaxy Waja mascot, also features in the background of the Galaxy Wallpaper.
- Galactic Wajas Club
HorseEarth or Egyptian and they must also be all natural colors, as they are based off of real life horses rather than something from a cartoon. The creator of the breed and/or club is Misteria Fire Wolf.
Earths are generally used for heavy breeds with feathered legs. They are used commonly for horses as thay actually have hooves rather than paws. Egyptians are used for the daintier breeds, like Thoroughbreds and Arabian horses.
- The Horse Waja Club
FoxesTempest or Aerial as they most resemble the body shape of a fox, but they can be many other breeds as well. There is no particular breed specification for the fox wajas.
- The Fox Breeding Project
The Taffy Waja must have these markings in this specific order: Zebra, Cheetah, Hood, Large Dorsal Streak, Small Dorsal Streak, and Trident. The Cheetah, Hood, and Large Dorsal Streak must ALWAYS be FFFFFF - Pure white, to stay in the correct spirit of Taffys. They can be any breed, but the vast majority of them are Normal. The Taffy design was originally created by Erienne (1324), with the official Taffy club being currently run by Meghan, and its sister-thread the Taffykin club being run by Cuilean.
Laffy Taffy, the first Taffy waja, also features in the background of the Taffy Wallpaper.
The Regal Symphony Waja must have these markings in this specific order: Giraffe, Belly Swirl, Songbird, Collar, Eye Shadow, Forehead, Chin Spot, Blaze, Wind. They must also have visible Tri Wings. They can be any breed, but a majority of them are Normal. The Regal Symphony design was originally created by Bepo (45825).
Pallas, the first Regal Symphony waja, also features in the background of the Regal Symphony Wallpaper.
- Regal Symphony Club
UberThymey and BlueGreenGrey, who came up with design and named it, respectively. Despite being very expensive to make at the time (over 40 CWP per waja because of the high price of Dye Ritual) and the pups being sold for 3 CWP/8 million WC, the design became very popular. Each of their caves houses one half of the 32 Uber customs that they ultimately created. Sadly, BGG passed away December 17, 2012 from heart problems, so any so her half of the customs are no longer breedable, which leads to certain Gen 2 colourations being rare.
WildsongNormals are most common. As explained by the creator and propogator of the Wildsong sub-breed, a "perfect" Wildsong waja is one that has the exact same markings as the original Wildsong, at the exact same percents, and in the exact same colors. It must also have the exact same base and eye color, and carry or show all of his mutations. Any additional markings or mutations (including carried) invalidates a waja as a Wildsong. The markings can be in any order, with those marking orders producing a significant visual difference being known as "Marking Mutations", and the waja can be any breed. Anything other than this invalidates a waja from being a part of the Wildsong sub-breed.
A "technical" (abbreviated "techie") Wildsong is one which have perfect markings, colors and percentages, but which show leg feathers, mane or prehistoric horns. The original Wildsong is owned by Wolf loves Wildsong! (32326).
Wolf loves Wildsong! (32326) eventually stopped breeding Wildsongs, and temporarily quit the game of Wajas. According to the notice in their main cave, this decision was due to a large community backlash about the breeding practices used to create Wildsongs (many Wildsongs, to keep within the exact parameters, were inbred). However, with the revival of the Wildsong Club on Wajas, Wolf loves Wildsong! (32326) has since returned to playing again. The current Wildsong Club is run by The Justice Karasu (76942).
Wildsong, the first Wildsong waja, also features in the background of the Wildsong Wallpaper.
Wendigo are a sub breed created by OnyxFox89 (Currently Foxy Momma Wendigo #297833). The Wendigo design was prearranged before creation, and launched where a few customs were created by different users in November of 2015. The legend of Wendigos stem from a folklore of a cannibalistic creature, which is never satisfied and always hungry. While a few traits of the Wendigo follow the folklore's characteristics, the wajas design was intended to be affordable and to help bring banes back to their scary, threatening roots. The Wendigo also have a sub breed rival which is the Behemoths who keep the Wendigo in check from running amok around wajas. Breed standards include the following; Fishbone, Okapi, Dipped, Spectre Face, and Spectre Mask. Okapi's color must stand out against the base color, while Dipped is always a shade of red. Fishbone should be white or an extremely pale color. Spectre Face is always under Spectre Mask and must be black. Spectre Mask must always remain on top of the markings and be the same color as Fishbone. Markings should remain above 90% to be considered a full Wendigo. Mutation requirements for the sub breed is Leg Feathers (same color as the body) and Antlers (any color that matches). Other mutations are okay with Wendigo, but it is given its own classification and does need to follow color standards (more information in sub breed thread). Any breed is accepted however banes are the focus of the sub breed. Any Wendigos that are no longer wanted are requested to be sent to the sanctuary in cave #354313, as sending a Wendigo to the OWF will terrorize those who have been sent there to live the rest of their lives in peace.
As of 12/2/18 The marking Eye Shadow was dropped from the required marking list to be an optional marking and Specter Face was added to replace it due to its ability to give the Wendigos its desired "Death Mask" more accurate, and the official need of this update was launched 1/1/19.
BehemothsZeldruin, Zor, Ninja, Tabby Queen, Dragonwolf, Canuka, Chanta and Limi (some have since left wajas or changed their name). Paws held the honor of being the original sub breed forum leader. This task has since been passed to Ceres (#184702) in 2016 due to Paws hiatus and the overall decline in Behemoth popularity. Many users were put off by the idea of making a custom because the design for the behemoths was always an expensive goal that required at least a gold token and two DNAs. The Markings are as follows; Husky Opposite as the lightest color on the waja, Elk as the darkest color, and Thylacine as close to the elk color as possible. A behemoth waja must have at least two mutations; Mane in the color matching Elk and Thylacine, and Ram Horns in a color closely resembling the body. Behemoth wajas are said to be the protectors of all wajas, with one of their greatest enemies is the monstrous Wendigos!!