As a disclaimer, let me first state that I am not a furry. There are a lot of furries in Second Life, though, and many of them look amazing. While I don't pretend to understand the whole furry fandom thing, I do have an affinity for cats and monkeys. So, awhile back I decided to buy a furry avatar just to try it out. The cat was easy. Nearly every furry avatar vendor in Second Life has cats. Big cats, little cats, purple cats, and pink cats. I ended up buying two completely different looking tiger avatars. One was purple, because . . . well, I like purple :) The other was red and black and a little scarier looking. I don't use them often, but I do like the look.
What I really wanted, though, was a monkey. I have been to every furry avatar vendor I could find, and no one has a monkey. I did find a chimp . . . but a chimp is NOT a monkey. I did a little research on the furry fandom in RL, and discovered that monkeys and apes are almost unheard of in that lifestyle. Apparently because they're primates and humans are primates. So I suppose the thought is that monkeys are too close to human to be worthy of being furries? Have you ever seen a picture of a tamarin or a marmoset? Not very close to human. I don't understand, but as I said I'm not a furry. I don't intend any disrespect to anyone, I just really don't understand. If anyone can explain it to me, I would appreciate it.
Also, I really, really want a cotton top tamarin avatar. I am not yet a talented enough builder or texturer to make it myself. I guess that gives me a goal to work towards.