I had this idea for the werewolves in my novel. I was nitpicking at the abilities, weaknesses, and overall makeup of my werewolves. To start with, I brainstormed how werewolves make other werewolves. In some stories people become werewolves by being bitten by one. Others involve magic. And some deal with hereditary werewolves. I decided I wanted to stick with the old-fashioned bite scenario, but came across some issues. For one, I ultimately decided that female werewolves could not carry offspring. But I could not think of a plausible reason to prevent werewolf males from having children with human women. Then I came up with this idea, which is the one I want to run by everyone here. The idea is that female werewolves are essentially sterile. They cannot have babies. However, they can bite and turn someone. Male werewolves can produce children if coupled with human women. But they can't change someone by biting them. Therefore, each sex has their own way of producing more werewolves. However, not every person that is bitten or attacked by a female werewolf will make the change. Nor will every child of a male werewolf-human woman pair end up a werewolf. Rather, these children are called carriers. They are born human, but in a way have something of a dormant wolf within them. In adolescence this dormant wolf will either be triggered and they will become a werewolf, or it will not and they will remain human. They can still be bitten and turned though if they survive a ravaging from a female werewolf. Now, this was all just a brainstorm and I wanted to run it by everyone. Any critiques? Suggestions? Do you think it could work? What kind of cultures do you think would crop up due to this setup?