reversed hippogriff

little-miss-fangirl10  asked:

Hello, looking through your art and came across your Sapient Races Minidump with the Sphinx/Griffon hybrid which made me wonder. Two of my Next Gens are Griffon/Pony hybrids and I wondered what your take on a Hippogriffon (as I've come to call them) would be?

If you’re talking about the half horse/half griffon hybrid, then I do indeed have headcanon for them! :3

Okay okay, so this is what one could look like:

Typically they (as I’m sure you already know but just for the sake of it) look mostly like griffons, but their hindquarters are equine instead of feline and they’re also more likely to possess ears like you see this one have. When a pony and griffon mate, regardless of who acts as the sire and who acts as the dame, the resulting offspring is almost always more griffon than they are pony. They are a fertile hybrid and are able to reproduce just fine, but despite having pony in their genes they simply won’t gain a cutie mark (which is almost always the case with pony/different species hybrids). Similarly to the liger, they tend to grow bigger than any of their parents, and they are very exceptional predators but have the ability to digest and graze on grass like their equine relative while the griffon is not.

There’s an alternate version of the griffon, a hybrid that very rarely happens:

This hippogriff rarely happens because, more often than not, the genes of the griffon parent will overtake most of the pony parent’s genes. This is what happens when the pony parent’s genes are dominant in their offspring: mostly pony with wings, a feline tail, and griffon front legs with a ruff of feathers. Because they don’t happen often they are usually called the “reversed hippogriff” or “false sphinx” due to their appearance being somewhat similar to a sphinx.

I hope that answers your question! ^.^

anonymous asked:

If a griffin and a unicorn were to breed in your canon, would the offspring have a chance of being born with a horn?

It depends on how the offspring comes out. The most common and most likely scenario is that the offspring is born a Hippogriff (mostly griffon with pony hindquarters), in which case, no, there is no chance of the cub gaining a horn.

There’s another type of hippogriff that’s rarely seen because, more often than not, the genes of the griffon parent overtakes that of the pony parent, regardless of who was the sire and who was the dame. The type of hippogriff I’m referring to is sometimes called the “Reverse hippogriff” or the ‘false sphinx” due to its appearance; this reverse hippogriff is mostly pony with features of a griffon, such as their front legs, ruffs of feathers, and a feline tail. An example of how one looks like can be seen via this very quickly-made sketch I did:

Anyway, the reverse hippogriff (which I might start calling the equigriff) has more of a chance of gaining a horn if one of their parents were unicorn, but that said the chances are still slim. Hope that answers your question. o3o