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How Do Species Work?

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July 19, 2023

Chapter: Chapter 5

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Author's Notes:

This is it! The last post before Tamberlane comes back next week! Are you excited? Because I am SO excited! We have a nice big buffer of completed comic pages thanks to your patience! Get ready for the story to rev up once more -- or get caught up on the Patreon!

This Q&A is one of MANY that were completed for the Omnibus and Chapter 4 book during the hiatus -- both of which have preorders closing on July 31st! If you want to get any goodies from the Kickstarter, your window is rapidly closing, so better put in your order!

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm and kindness -- I look forward to getting back to telling this story for ya. See you next week!


CalTheUntitled asks:
We've seen that children of two different species can be a hybrid of their parents, but what happens if one of their parents is a hybrid? Is it possible for someone to be a hybrid of many species?

CALLIE: That's a great question! One of my favorite things about hosting the festival in Treehollow last year was getting to meet so many diverse creatures!

CALLIE: When two creatures procreate, their offspring will primarily display traits of one of the two parents.
CALLIE: If a skunk with only skunk ancestors has a kit with a wolf with only wolf ancestors, the child will have a 50/50 shot of presenting as one or the other... Give or take a few traits.

MARIE: Like me! My mum's a wolf so I have an extra fluffy tail, and bigger ears, and a different kind of muzzle from most skunks!
TESS: My pa was a bear. My mum was a badger. You do the math.

CALLIE: Although any given creature is likely a mix of species, for ease, we often just call them by their most prominent one.
CALLIE: Of course, this gets complicated when multiple species are heavily expressed in one creature. But we do our best!

CALLIE: If one parent is already a hybrid and the other a single species, then the kit is more likely to primarily express as the single-species parent.
CALLIE: Though they will also likely present with traits from the mixed parents as well!

OAKEWOOD: Well, there's quite a bit more to it than that.

CALLIE: Oakewood, this is the first lesson! Let's start them off with the basic concepts first, shall we?

OAKEWOOD: You're just saying that because the authors haven't fully mapped this out, aren't you?


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