- Crows and Ravens (Genus: Corvus) Magpies (Genus: Pica) Hawks, Eagles, Buzzards, Harriers, Kites and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) Osprey (Pandionidae) Secretary Bird (Sagittariidae) Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae) New World vultures, including Condors (Cathartidae) Owls (Strigidae and Tytonidae) Gulls (Laridae) Terns (Sternidae) Skuas (Stercorariidae)
Expanded information and resources can be found here.
*Only exception being Tookie Island. Tookie Island was specifically created for other bird combinations. Please read the info on the island for further details.
The hind end of Windsonde gryphons are restricted to felines. These may be either domestic breeds or wild species. Patterns may intermingle and become varied.
Here is a Wikipedia article for ideas.
ONLY NATURAL COLORS EXIST ON WINDSONDE. Some gryphons enjoy dying their feathers, but this technique is primitive and often does not make for very bright colors.
- NOTE: It is impossible to dye large amounts of feathers and the technique is applied with the beak - so it is also imprecise. The dyes are also temporary and fade over the course of a week or two or are moulted/shed out.
Gryphons MUST have the following:
- Ears need to be visible and feline.
- Gryphons have four legs. They may either have feline front paws or birdlike front paws. It's more a genetic thing than anything else, like hair color. The difference is that those with feline feet are going to be much less dexterous when it comes to manipulating - but much quicker on four paws. Those with bird front feet will have a much easier time manipulating or crafting with their hands, but slower when it comes to running. Feline and bird feet are a luck of the draw genetic thing, so you may give your character whatever you wish - but just keep the previous pros and cons in mind.
- Reasonably realistically sized so that your gryphon can fly.
- Your gryph can have a feline tail or a combination of bird and feline, but not just bird.
Please blend your two gryphon animals together when designing it. We don't want to see two animals stitched together in the middle.
Size: Mainland gryphons are, on average, lion size regardless of their feline or bird species. Like normal animals they can vary to a degree (smaller than average, bigger than average), but nothing extreme. Tookie Island gryphons are all, on average, house cat sized at the largest or smaller (down to hamster size).
Families: As far as families are concerned one or both of your gryphon's parents should have the traits (front end species and hind end species) of your gryphon. Therefore, the baby gryphons produced from the union of two gryphons should have traits from one or both of the parents. Simple as that. NO blending of fore or hind-end species (it's one species of bird + one species of feline).
- Example: A raven/tiger + golden eagle/lion could have the following babies:
- raven/tiger golden eagle/lion raven/lion golden eagle/tiger