I'm not quite sure what you're asking. The azani are shapeshifters, but they are born originally as one animal. As they develop their powers the only thing that changes is their fur starts going black, either by spots taking over their fur or it just gets darker, and then they develop the colored markings. But their original animal form is always the same (For Nothing, it's a fennec fox). Even though they may shapeshift into other animals, they have to always revert to their original animal.