honestly though having it be standard for female leaders to have male deputies and vice versa would make a lot of sense, especially if we include the fact that it should also be standard to have a fairly young leader have an older deputy (+vice versa) since I think it would give everyone in their respective clans a feeling of ease knowing that they're being properly represented by their leaders.
yeah!! like i wish they would have done something like that because after skyclan leaves then (depending on when leaders die LOL) there would always be 2 male & 2 female leaders at a time
idk i just think it would be more balanced, and they could do cool stuff w leaders who had kits or were former nursery queens. like imagine a nursery queen is chosen as deputy specifically bc of how fierce & protective she was of her kits when their camp was invaded or something. like idk i just think the erins have no excuse for not having more female leaders/deputies