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  • #1609015
    twindragonsmum
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    Are Windstone griffies egg laying mammals like a platypus or are they more bird/raptor like?

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    #1609016
    etruscan
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    Why do you think that they lay eggs?

    #1609017
    VS
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    I would imagine griffins are more bird like than mammal like. Could you imagine it trying to suckle on it’s mom with a beak like that? Ouch! But milk is a mammal classification requirement.

    #1609018
    etruscan
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    The Windstone logo Snerl is a griffin, his mate is a horse, and their offspring is a hippogriff. I doubt that the mare laid an egg. Perhaps the baby griffin’s beak is soft when first born (or hatched) and doesn’t harden until after it is weaned.

    #1609019
    etruscan
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    From Melody’s deviantArt page:
    Someone asked me if Snerl has a family… here’s an old sketch I did of Snerl, our logo griffin and his family; his wife, Shady, the mare, and Cnidle the hippogriff colt.

    Windstone_Snerl-family

    #1609021
    VS
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    That sounds as good a theory as any? I’d just not worry about this issue simply because they’re magical creatures in a world with its own rules and… well… !MAGIC! Lol.

    #1609023
    Melody
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    I have no idea… I would think that griffins have live births since the back end is a mammal, then they regurgitate food for the chicks like a raptor… but a hatching griffin chick would be a cute sculpture!
    Of course, everyone knows pegasuses hatch from eggs! So it can be done.

    #1609026
    Bodine
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    Nature finds a way.heeheehee

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    #1609039
    GardenNinja
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    Well, the Mother Griffin Gargoyle is guarding a nest of eggs. I’ve always assumed that she laid them!

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    #1609044
    Setsunawolf
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    The thought of a hatching griffin chick makes my heart swoon.

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    #1609062
    etruscan
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    Well, the Mother Griffin Gargoyle is guarding a nest of eggs. I’ve always assumed that she laid them!

    True … for some reason I think of the gargoyles as being a separate group from other creatures. In other words, gargoyle griffins might lay eggs and other griffins not. However, you’re probably right that they all lay eggs!

    #1609120
    twindragonsmum
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    I like asking “thought provoking” questions for the sheer delight of seeing how folks brains work and how they respond 😁. Sometimes, though, I guess I’m just “provoking”😳🤪. Thanks for the answers; they’re great! And Etruscan gets a prize for answering the question with a question!

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    #1609121
    twindragonsmum
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    I must point out though, that Melody often has some very intriguing insights and answers to my questions. We sure learned a lot about Poads by asking “thought provoking” questions 🥰

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    #1628857
    etruscan
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    I found this when looking for something else in Melody’s Blog. In 2010 she said that griffins lay eggs.

    More fun with fantasy animals.
    In addition to coming up with convincing BS anatomy for them, you also get to invent their whole natural history!
    I did this drawing of a hatchling griffin about thirty years ago, and started working on the problems about how they have babies. I took the easy way out and assumed that they are hatched from eggs in nests and were fed the way eagles feed their young, but with horse guts instead of ground squirrels . Did you know that griffins eat horses?

    Pena_baby-griffin

    #1628867
    Ela_Hara
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    Of course Griffins lay eggs! Remember the Mother Griffin Gargoyle guards a nest of eggs in between her feet.

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