a few days ago i was having a go around Deviantart's pony groups, mainly those that revolve around OCs. what caught my eye is that peoples opinions on bat ponies vary. many groups have folders for Pegasi,earth ponies and unicorns or simply a folder for canon species. there are even groups that don't accept bat pony OCs for not being a canon race. Since i LOVE bat ponies myself and after this got to my attention it has raised some questions and i've been thinking about it : What IS a bat-pony? where do they come from? do they have cutie marks? and most of all: Are they a really race or a hybrid as many people think? after browsing the interwebs i found this :
A brave soul also gave this issue some thought after debating this with a friend and he decided to tweet the creators of the show, he got a reply from none other than M.A.Larson and Lauren Faust herself !