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[[caption-width-right:292:[[AWizardDidIt A witch did it.]]]]

->''"Oh, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Larry]] got himself an entourage, you know? I guess he's thinking to himself like he's a superstar now that he is a turtle with a white mohawk somehow. Turtles are not meant to be able to grow hair, I'll have you know. I know! It is something I had to learn myself the hard way back in kindergarten, when I mistook a turtle for a 100 gigawatt bolt of cloth! Then I was wondering why it wouldn't swim and I was rather the sad little critter."''
-->-- LetsPlay/{{Raocow}}, being only [[ShaggyFrogStory semi-relevant]] to this trope.

Some non-mammalian cartoon characters are drawn with what looks to be real hair on their heads, despite the fact that real hair is exclusive to mammals and one of our defining traits. Bird characters tend to get away with this the most, since their "hair" can be {{handwaved}} as feathers that happen to look like TertiarySexualCharacteristics, namely long "hair" on female characters.

Lesser versions of this trope include non-mammals with eyelashes (another signifier that the wearer is female) or eyebrows to make human-like facial expressions. This trope is tricky to extend to aliens whose species [[BizarreAlienBiology probably can't be defined on our terms]].

Compare NonMammalMammaries, when something ''else'' is used to humanize female non-mammal characters.

See also FurryFemaleMane and RobotHair.


[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* [[BishonenLine Wargreymon]] from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' has short hair under his helmet.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'': Both Tohru's father and Lucoa have manes in their dragon forms. Dragonewt's semi-humanoid form also has hair closer to what you'd expect for a human.
* Drake from ''Manga/OnePiece'' [[MorphicResonance keeps his hair when he turns into a dinosaur]], though prior to the TimeSkip it's covered by his bicorn hat. It's more obvious in his design after the TimeSkip.
* Sango Morimoto's design for Charmy (a bee) in ''Manga/SonicTheHedgehog'' gives him bright pink hair. Other artists scrap the hair, as did Sega when they made him a CanonImmigrant.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Some of the female ducks in the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse have "hair" on their heads in addition to feathers, while most of the male ducks just have white "feathers" that behave like hair, as in the case of Scrooge's whiskers. Gyro Gearloose does have "hair", though, and Gladstone Gander's curls seem to vary between being feathers and actually being colored blond, [[DependingOnTheArtist Depending On The Colorist]].
** Some male examples exist too. Ludwig von Drake has a fringe of hair, giving the impression that he's bald (but he has feathers on the top of his head!). [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flintheart_Glomgold_-_DuckTales.jpg Flinthart Glomgold]] has a very full beard.[[note]] Oddly, Glomgold only has a hairy beard in the animated series ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''; in [[http://coa.inducks.org/character.php?c=FLG&view=2 the comics.]] It's the same color as his feathers.[[/note]] In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', Launchpad [=McQuack=] has a red forelock peeking out from his aviator's cap; whether the rest of his head is drawn with hair or feathers varies from episode to episode.
* Tekno from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' is a canary with green hair on her head.

* ''FanFic/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesOutOfTheShadows'': Unlike the other four Turtles, Venus has hair. WordOfGod confirms that it's to [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics mark her as]] [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only female Turtle]].
* In the ''Fanfic/ThisTimeRound'' FunnyAnimal subuniverse "This Toon Round", AuthorAvatar Daibhid Chelonidae is a tortoise with what his creator calls "an inexplicable dark-brown ponytail".

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'': Beans the desert lizard has curly locks of auburn hair. The gunslinger Rattlesnake Jake has a black mark under his lips that resembles a mustache.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Chanticleer and Goldie. In the case of Chanticleer, his "hair" is actually his comb (a fleshy structure found on the heads of chickens, usually much larger on roosters) which in his case is shaped like a pompadour haircut colored black to resemble Elvis Presley.
* Iago, the parrot in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', has what appear to be eyebrows.
* ''Disney/TheJungleBook'': The vultures, who sport [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]]-style mops of hair on their heads because they are supposed to be Music/TheBeatles if they were a vulture barbershop quartet. (ValuesDissonance in the animation department...)
* ''Disney/RobinHood'': Sir Hiss appears to have three strands of hair sticking out from underneath his hat as well as a few ruffles of fur on his cheeks.
* Some of the animals in which both Merlin and Mim turn into during their WizardDuel from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'' are for some reason either birds or reptiles that [[MorphicResonance retain their respective hairstyles]].
* Toward the end of ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Kuzco is temporarily turned into both a tortoise and a parrot [[MorphicResonance with his hairstyle]] before being changed back into a llama.
* Roz from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is a large garden snail-like monster with a tuft of white hair on her head. Also, some of the monsters, whether resembling either toads, slugs, or octopi, will inevitably have some form of hair on their heads.
* [[EvilAlbino Lord Shen]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is an evil peacock with large eyebrows, a Fu Manchu mustache, and a goatee.
* Many of the chickens in ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' have combs resembling different hairstyles.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Captain Smollett, played by Kermit the Frog in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'', has a white SailorsPonytail. (''Maybe'' it's a powdered wig but, if so, it stays in place when he's hanging upside down.) In the music video for Ziggy Marley's closing theme, "Love Power", Kermit has dreads.
* Eliot, the dragon in ''Film/PetesDragon1977'' has hair; possibly not a straight example because Pete's song where he describes him claims that he's "both a fish and a mammal" (although Eliot certainly doesn't have any fish-like qualities).

* In Armenian folklore dragons (called vishaps) tended to have lion-like manes. One story involves a vishap tricking a boy into picking out the lice from its hair so he could eat the boy.
* It is common for Asian dragons, who are more or less universally described as great reptilian serpents, to be depicted with furry manes and whiskers.
* The [[FearsomeCrittersOfAmericanFolklore Fur-Bearing Trout]] is a [[FearsomeCrittersOfAmericanFolklore fearsome critter]] from U.S. and Icelandic folklore. The American tale would have it as a breed of trout that supposedly grew a thick coat of fur to ward off the cold, while the Icelandic version is a poisonous fish sent to swarm rivers as a punishment for human wickedness. The legend is thought to have originated as a result of certain parasitic molds that infect fish and make them seem to have grown hair or fur.

* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** The Falleen are a reptilian humanoid species who have full heads of hair. ''The Essential Guide to Alien Species'' [[LampshadeHanging notes that this is unusual]], however.
** Whether Hutts are better classified as reptiles or gastropods is unclear (they share biological traits of those and other types of animals) but they clearly aren't mammals. Nonetheless, Jabba's father Zorba the Hutt was unusual among his kind, as he had long, white, dreadlocked hair on his head and a great, braided beard. Because this was such a rarity in Hutts, Zorba's hair marked him as a kind of mutation among his people, and they rarely hid their distaste of it.
* Both [[LizardFolk ssyrean]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] in ''Literature/SsaliaAndTheDragonsOfAvienot'' can grow hair (including beards) in a fairly wide range of colours, despite apparently being reptilian (scaly and egg-laying). Then again, as the book doesn't take place on Earth, they are technically aliens and such labels don't necessarily need to apply.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Cardassians of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' all have a full head of shiny black hair, despite the rest of them being scaly (though armadillos are also mammals with scales). It's thick, clumpy, and feather-like, but it's still hair. They can also [[NonhumanHumanoidHybrid hybridize with at least two conventionally mammalian humanoid species,]] and [[NonMammalMammaries the females have breasts.]] The humanoid chameleons known as the Jem'Hadar also have something that appears to be a black ponytail hidden behind their ceratopsid-like bony crests, though some sources claim it's actually some sort of fiberoptic cable, since their entire race are cyborg SuperSoldiers. The Klingons are also sometimes described as being some sort of reptile, but this is far from consistent.

* Mermaids, depending on how you classify them
* Any mammalian/bird hybrid such as [[http://witchwarrior101.blogspot.com/2010/03/gryphon-vs-hippogryph.html hippogriffs or griffins.]]
* [[http://www.rickveitch.com/2008/08/01/snakes-on-a-mane/ Medusa is an inversion of this.]]
* Most Eastern-style Dragons, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent and even some Western]], have a mane, beard, and often plumes of hair on the elbows, ankles, and tail.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Many ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' monsters are portrayed as (usually female and beautiful) non-mammals with hair. Naga, mariliths, lillendi, harpies ... some of them are magical or demonic beings, but it's disturbingly consistent.
* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent greenskins]] are naturally hairless, because they're essentially sentient and extremely violent humanoid fungi. Most orc/k hair is limited to topknots which are explained as being a specialized breed of squig (small, mindless and very hungry/aggressive beasties) that clamps onto the skin with its teeth and is used as a "clip on" hairpiece.
** And since the orks use hair squigs as humans would use hair decorations, they never understand why we never want to include them in trade deals.

[[folder: Toys]]
* One of the Pony Friends in G1 of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' was a dinosaur with long hair named Cutesaurus.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** [[WiseTree The Great Deku Tree]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has big eyebrows and a [[BadassMoustache very remarkable moustache]].
** The [[BirdPeople Rito]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' have tufts of hair and the occasional beard, frequently braided. Some of the female Rito even have "earrings" that are actually held up in circled-up strands of hair.
* ''{{Website/Neopets}}'': Most characters from site events have some form of hair, regardless of what their species actually appears to be. To drive the point home, ''there is a fish with a beard'' and a ''penguin with black hair''.
* The ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series does this if a female member of an otherwise assumed to be all-male species is introduced (Kammy and Koopie in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series, for example). Bowser and his son have hair, as do many of the Koopalings, who may or may not be related (ironically enough, Wendy doesn't, although she does have eyelashes). A few characters have mustaches.
* The ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series does something similar to ''Mario'', although non-mammal hair is rare among females. Beards on male dragons are fairly common.
%%* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series does this with both sexes.
* Some non-mammalian ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' have hair on their bodies, such as Kriketune, a cricket with a mustache; and male Jellicent, a jellyfish also with a mustache. Though with the former the mustache may actually be a pair of feelers/pincers/antennae while the latter's mustache might be made of, well, jelly.
* [=Q-Bee=] from the ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' series has what ''appears'' to be hair, although it (along with her cute mammalian face and [[NonMammalMammaries other attributes]]) is a lure designed to trap foolish mammalian males.
* Played with in ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''. Inklings are evolved versions of squids. Their hair are really stylized tentacles.
* Some of the anthropomorphic sea life of ''VideoGame/CarriesOrderUp'' sport fins or tendrils that look like hair, like Skyler the swordfish, and Calcia the lobster.
* Roughraff from ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' is an anthropomorphic gecko with a large [[DelinquentHair orange pompadour]]. It's justified in that he's a {{youkai}}.
* Several non-mammalian Villagers (such as Pate the duck) in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' have hair.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' 's [[LizardFolk Khameleon]] has long (semi-invisible, like the rest of her) hair. Interestingly, her male race-mates Reptile and Chameleon are either hairless or have a serious kase of [[HammerspaceHair kompressed hair]].
* A number of monsters in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' that are recognizably based on real animals, such as Undyne (fish) and Bratty (aligator).

* In the NSFW ''Webcomic/DreamwalkJournal'', most of the anthropomorphic insects and arachnids, both male and female, have hairlike stuff on their heads. As well as the other humanoid characteristics you'd expect from an erotic comic.
* ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'': Subverted; lizard Hortense wears wigs.
* ''Webcomic/SuicideForHire'': The reptilian pizza delivery boy/black market merchant Altair Annunaki has an impressive head of hair (though not as impressive as Arcturus' -- Arcturus has the excuse of being a mammal).
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'': Tammy Flambeau (a moth) has nice long white hair.
* The tekk from ''Webcomic/ProphecyOfTheCircle'' have, depending on subspecies, something similar to manes, hair crests or even beards, despite being reptiles.
* The trolls from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. [[RubberForeheadAliens They look like humans with horns and gray skin]], but it's implied by their bizarre life cycle and a few references to their physiology that they're closer to insects. This doesn't prevent them from having hair--[[RapunzelHair long, flowing locks of it]], even, in some cases.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' takes it to its extreme. Species that wouldn't normally have hair, or at least not a full coat of it, still have the "shaved" appearance.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' features Wanda, Bing's on-again-off-again girlfriend. Like Bing, she's a fast-talking lizard, but unlike Bing, she has blonde EightiesHair, and purple leggings worn under a dress.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' episode "Plucky and Me," when Plucky the ''T. rex'' imagines Mrs. Beady as a female ''T. rex'', she is pictured as one with her signature hair, [[AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal glasses, and apron]] still intact. As of 2014, the hair ''could'' be [[HandWave interpreted]] as some form of plumage.
* Played straight with most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''. Those that don't have it just have a patch of feathers on their heads.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'': Gretchen has blonde hair despite being an alligator.
* Lola (a bird) from ''WesternAnimation/{{CatDog}}''.
%%* Crusty from ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur''.
* Creator/{{Disney}}:
** WesternAnimation/{{Daisy Duck}} from the ''WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts'' presents something of an odd example, in that she originally didn't have “hair,” but in some recent variations, she's been given something much like this. Notably in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', she sports a long ponytail.
** In the short "The Ballad of Nessie", Nessie is presented as having hair. Like everyone else in the show it is red, as per Scottish stereotypes.
** All the Duck related examples in the comic book section show up in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' and...
** ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Saint Canard, J Gander Hooter also has the white fringes, with nice bushy eyebrows too. Most of these use hair not as a gender marker, but as an ''age'' marker. And yes, the girls (Morgana, Gosalyn, Sarah Bellum, Ammonia Pine) have hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Quagmire as a frog keeps the head hair he has in his human form.
* ''WesternAnimation/FishHooks'': Of the three characters, Milo the betta fish is the only one who has a dorsal fin on his head. Bea goldfish has long red hair while Oscar the catfish has a full afro. In fact a lot of the sea characters have hair, including an octopus and a pony-tailed clam.
* Madge the map turtle from the Creator/PBSKids show ''Series/ItsABigBigWorld'' has white "hair."
* In ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'', Vinnie Terrio the gecko has a full head of hair.
* Melissa Duck from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.
** Her successor in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', Tina, also follows this trope.
** Hata Mari, the FemmeFatale pigeon from the WartimeCartoon "Plane Daffy".
** In the short ''Tortoise Wins by a Hare,'' the female tortoise has hair.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The sea serpent Stephen Magnet, to the point that half of his moustache being cut off is a minor plot point.
** Twilight Sparkle even uses her magic to give Spike the baby dragon an awesome mustache.
* Both Filbert Turtle and Bev Bighead from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SaturdaySupercade'': An amphibian example is Ms. VideoGame/{{Frogger}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
** In the episode "The Two Faces of Squidward," Squidward has ''chest hair'' at his "handsomest," despite being ''an octopus''. Or [[InformedSpecies something resembling as such]].
** A lot of the other undersea characters have hair at some point. It's implied that Spongebob has always had hair but he keeps it very short because he likes it that way.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Shirley [=McLoon=] is another bird example.
* Believe it or not there are {{Transformers}} with [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Facial_hair facial hair.]]
* Rare plant example: Some of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'', such as Pa Grape (eyebrows and mustache), Mr. Nezzer (bald head), Mr. Lunt (Van Dyke), Esther (an onion with long hair), Petunia (a rhubarb with a ponytail), Madame Blueberry (brown at night, blonde during the day), Laura Carrot (pigtails), Scooter (bald head and mustache), and the Peach ('cause he has hair). There is actually one song about Larry the Cucumber accidentally misplacing his hairbrush despite not having any hair on his head at all!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' WesternAnimation/CartoonNetworkGroovies, the titular shark had a brown goatee.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheOctonauts'' episode where the team meets a spider crab, the one the team meets has an impressive grey mustache, in part to show that he's old (he mentions being on his way to his birthday party thrown by his children and grandchildren).

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwa_hirsuta Kiwa hirsuta,]] the yeti lobster. Although it isn't fur (which is dead), it's actual setae to filter poisonous chemicals from the water of its deep-sea-vent home.
* The later mammal-like reptiles (synapsids) are thought to have been hairy. Seeing as the mammals evolved from them, it's not really surprising - apparently hair just evolved somewhat earlier than mammary glands.
** Birds and modern reptiles evolved from a different group of proto-reptiles. Synapsids and Sauropsids have different skull structures. Mammals evolved from Synapsids while birds and reptiles evolved from Sauropsids.
* Many pterosaurs appear to have been covered in hair or fur-like structures. Which, interestingly enough, are thought to be more closely related to feathers, seeing as pterosaurs are archosaurs like dinosaurs and birds.
** Simple feathers are VERY hair like (the "eyelashes" of birds such as ostriches). Seeing that was one of the earliest stages of feather evolution, it is very probable some dinosaurs looked somewhat hairy rather than downy or feathered.
** Anurognathid pterosaurs took this to the extreme, having pycnofibrils (the "pterosaur fur") even on the wing membranes.
** It has been argued that notosuchians, a group of extinct crocodyllians, might have had whiskers or whisker-like scales.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_Frog Hairy Frog]].
* Terrestrial arthropods often have short hairs as sensory equipment. Some spiders can be described as positively hairy.
* It's obviously ''not'' hair, but the Bearded Dragon, an agamid lizard that's popular as a pet, got its name because [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it looks like it has a beard]] made of spiky scales.
* Several insects (for example, many bee species) have what appear to be hair on their bodies, although it's made from a different protein (chitin) than mammalian hair (alpha keratin).
* Some ambush-predatory fishes, such as deep-sea anglers and frogfish, have hair-like filaments sprouting from their surface as camouflage and/or sensory appendages. Bottom-scrounging fish species such as catfish or loaches likewise use dangling facial barbels to probe the mud beneath them for food, which can look like they're dragging whiskers through the muck.
* Check out the 'do [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UklNjI3jRqA on the white duck]]!