- "I'm like a 'heeeeeyy' dropping machine, the other day, <villager> was making fun of me about it."
- — Jay, Animal Crossing: City Folk
|Initial Clothes||Six Ball Shirt|
| Picture Quote|
|"You gotta want it!"|
|(New Leaf)||"He who hesitates has lost!"|
|Appearance(s)|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|In other languages||Jota|
Jay (ツバクロ, Tsubakuro) is a jock bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. His English name is derived from the species of bird, although there are no jays that have red heads like the villager. His Japanese name, is the katakana writing of 燕 (Tsubakuro), which is the Japanese word for "Swallow" (the species of bird), it also can mean "comfort," or "enjoy." His catchphrase, "Heeeeeeyy," could be a reference to Fonzie from the show Happy Days. So far Jay has been featured in every game and is seen in a video of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Jay is a bird with blue, red, and white feathers and an orange beak and legs, and is similar to a swallow. His eyebrows are black. He initially wears the Six Ball Shirt.
Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.
Jay has a jock personality, which means he will have a keen interest in sports and fitness, making him appear competitive and in some cases rude when talking to other villagers, usually criticizing their fitness. He will appear slow-witted and absent-minded when talking about deep, meaningful things. He will get along well with peppy villagers, but gets confused by the choice of lifestyle followed by lazy villagers, who appear opposite to the jock personality. He may offend and upset snooty and cranky villagers. He is very talkative, and is known to ask for fossils.
Jay's house has a classical theme, with K.K. Waltz playing on his gramaphone. In Animal Crossing, Jay has the Perfect painting in his house. As shown on the side, Jay likes to collect instruments. Jay's carpet is the classic carpet and his wallpaper is the ornate wallpaper.Jay has a lot of violins and a piano. The perfect painting and the instruments are also left out in the later games.
|Forest / Crossing|| Male: Ace | Admiral | Anchovy | Flash | Jay | Jakoten (AFe+) | Joe (AFe+) | Otis | Shoukichi (AFe+) | Twirp |
Female: Madam Rosa (AFe+) | Midge | Piper | Robin | Twiggy
|Wild World||Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters |
|City Folk||Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters |
|New Leaf||Male: Anchovy | Jacques | Jay | Jitters | Lucha | Peck | Sparro|