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Not a unicorn, but coming close:
With a metallic white-grey coat and the conformation of a large moorland pony, the Greytallic Moorland is quite a sight. This fantastical-looking horse would make a fantastic unicorn if it only had the magic required, but even though it's an earthly breed you can still get the illusion by decorating its forehead with a horn.
While the Greytallic Moorland has no magical skills, this jack of all trades still boasts a decent skillset for those who want a single magical-looking horse to explore the equally magical landscapes of Horse Isle.
Unique breeding rules for a unicorn-like breed:
Breeding a horse that looks like a unicorn take great dedication and careful selection, because the Greytallic Moorland has very specific breeding requirements.
This breed is created by crossing a Fell Pony or a Dales Pony with a Tersky or with a Greytallic Moorland. That's because the conformation of the Greytallic Moorland is closer to that of the Fell and Dales than to that of the Tersky. However, there are some key differences to keep in mind when you choose the breeding stock.
Greytallic Moorlands always has medium or long mane, to make sure you pick Tersky horses who has a medium mane. In addition, the Greytallic Moorland always has a metallic coat, so it's recommended to use Tersky horse who carry two Metallic Mt alleles.
On top of that, Greytallic Moorlands are always homozygous for grey, meaning that they carry two Grey G alleles. Therefore, when picking breeding stock, you must use grey horses, preferably homozygous greys (meaning that both parents carry Grey GG).
One more tip for success:
When crossing two Greytallic Moorlands, keep in mind that they always have a metallic coat and always have feathering. You better strive to create a stock that is homozygous for both metallic and feathering, as this stock will always generate foals who have both of those traits.
Foals that are born with a non-metallic coat, born without feathering, or born heterozygous grey, are not eligible for registration, and will be born as grade horses.
As their names suggests Greytallic Moorlands have a conformation that is similar to some of the British moorland ponies.
The head is broad and large, with a straight or convex profile, and large eyes. The neck is muscular and has a broad base. The back is short and strong, the croup is rounded and muscular, and the legs are thick and sturdy. The chest is deep, the hooves are broad, and the body is wide.
The mane is medium or long in length, and its hair is either straight or wavy. The tail grows long and thick. The lower legs are covered with feathering that ranges from medium to heavily thick.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Greytallic Moorlands in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 14.1-16.0, 15.3 (0.4), 0.07.
Sprint: 43-58, 50 (3), 0.57.
Accel: 0.86-1.07, 0.96 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.95-1.11, 1.03 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 5.03-5.35, 5.18 (0.07), 0.01.
Pull: 2.15-3.10, 2.56 (0.2), 0.04.
Turning: 46.61-60.54, 55.07 (3.13), 0.61.
Reverse: 2.2-2.9, 2.6 (0.1), 0.03.
Stamina: 43.68-50.48, 46.70 (1.30), 0.26.
Reaction: 0.69-0.80, 0.75 (0.02), 0.00.
Coats & Height:
Coat: always light-grey metallic.
* never brindle.
Height: 13.1hh to 15.3hh.
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