When I mention to people that my fursona has bear blood (that is, one of his grandparents is a bear rather than a tiger), they assume that he is a hybrid. That’s not really the case. In terms of phenotype (outward appearance), he’s a tiger. While he’s certainly built in a manner that is thick and in round shapes, he’s still for all purposes a tiger, NOT a tigerbear. To me, a hybrid would have to be something that showed a heavy mix of the two, rather than a few features physically and mentally.
The decision behind that was made years on my own racial makeup and the fact that all my felines 5 years ago looked like weird canine/feline/ursine hybrids (lol shit artist couldn’t draw a feline muzzle). I planned often to draw Rolly’s family a few years back at some point, but never got around to it. He’d be the only big one, lol.