IIRC she called them SwanMages (sp?). Is there something in the were canon that requires all members to be furry (or hairy, to pacify the fur/hair antagonists)?
Depends on the author and their objective? Which will also in turn depend on how "beast-like" they want the were to be.
The closer they are to being an animal, presumably their presentation would in turn be more animalistic rather than anthropomorphic. While "a more anthropomorphic were" would retain more of their human traits as a were.
That said, "classical" werewolf stories seem to indicate it being more of an all of nothing type outcome, with no in between options available. So no "fractional weres" if sticking to the classics.
But being in a popular media environment that features day walking vampires that sparkle when in sunlight....