What are breeding anomalies?

Breeding anomalies, shortened to BAs and previously known as breeding mutations (BMs), are anomalies that can randomly occur when breeding two boucles together. They most often modify the boucles body in some way or another. There are common, uncommon, rare and legendary BAs.

Are BAs optional?

Most BAs are optional if rolled randomly! However, BAs are never optional if inherited from a parent. In the list below, the name of the BA is followed by * if it is not optional when rolled randomly. If it is also followed by +, the BA can occur on imports!

Are BAs inheritable?

BAs are inheritable, but at a lesser rate than genes. If only one parent has the BA, it will pass at a 25% rate. If both parents have the same BA, it will pass at a 50% rate. However, some BAs can only be expressed on certain mane types and thus will only express if the foal also has that mane type. All inherited BAs are not optional.

How often do BAs roll randomly?

Alternate Birthstones (I & II), have a 20% chance each to appear at any foal, regardless of if the foal has other BAs rolled or not (as long as those BAs are not incompatible with alternate birthstones, for example void).
For all other BAs, there’s a 2.5% chance that the foal will have a rare or legendary BA, a 7.5% chance that the foal will have an uncommon BA and a 15% chance that the foal will have a common BA. A foal can randomly roll 0-2 BAs, but can inherit more!

Can I choose the BAs?

On an import, you can choose Alternate Stone I or Alternate Stone II and one of the following BAs:

  • Chimerism
  • Brindle
  • Reverse Brindle
  • Bend-or Spots
  • Birdcatcher Spots
  • Lacing

On foals, you can use the 400MP/Enchanter Reward to add two BAs of your choice, and you can use as many Enchanter Rewards as you like on one foal!

Can you have all the BAs?

It is possible to add multiple BAs with the Enchanter Reward, however not all BAs are compatible. Eg You cannot have multiple types of ears, multiple types of wing, multiple types of tail etc.

Common Breeding Anomalies

Alternate Birthstones I & Alternate Birthstone II: +

These common BAs change the birthstone from the month’s common birthstone to one of its less common alternate stones:


Bend-Or Spots: +

Bendor by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, bend-or spots are small to medium dark spots scattered over the boucle’s body. They can be few or quite numerous, and never small enough to simulate tache!

Birdcatcher Spots: +

Birdcatcher by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, birdcatcher spots are small, white, hard-edged spots scattered over the boucle’s body. They can be few or quite numerous, but never so big and prominent that they are confused with snowflake appaloosa!

Brindle: +

Brindle by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes darker striping over the boucle’s body! The striping is never partial or clustered in such a way that it mimics dun or tigerdun, nor does it form a dorsal stripe.

Double Horns:

Double Horns by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes the boucle to grow two horns rather than one!

Dual Stones:

Dual Stones by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, dual stones creates the appearance of two different gems within the bouclite. The gemstones will be the current month’s birthstone and the next month after it. If the boucle also has Alternate Birthstone I or Alternate Birthstone II, all birthstones will be from that set. If combined with Double Horns, each horn can look like its own type of gemstone! However, the appearance in the eyes and hooves are always split.

Fangs:

Fangs by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes a boucle’s upper canines to grow, causing a saber-toothed look.

Feather Ears:

Feather Ears by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, feather ears causes feathers to grow on the boucle’s ears, changing their appearance! These will take the colour of the body unless affected by plumes!

Feathered Neck:

Feathered Neck by Tigglesaurus

A common BA that occurs only in boucles with Bald manes, feathered neck covers the neck in feathers. These will take the colour of the body unless affected by plumes!

Fin Ears:

Fin Ears by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, fin ears gives the boucle mermaid-like ears! While the “ear part” takes the colour of the body, the fins can be any colour.

Floppy Ears:

Floppyears by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes a Poodaleere boucle’s ears to become large and flop over, causing a doglike look. The BA only occurs in Poodaleere or Excessive Poodaleere boucles.

Nubbin:

Nubbin by Tigglesaurus

This common BA adds a little horn to the nose of the boucle in the colour of the skin or base coat!

Reverse Brindle: +

Reverse Brindle by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes white striping over the boucle’s body! The striping is never partial or clustered in such a way that it mimics tigerdun, nor does it form a dorsal stripe.

Trial Stones:

Trial Stones by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, trial stones creates the appearance of three different gems within the bouclite. The gemstones will be the current month’s birthstone and the next two months after it. If the boucle also has Alternate Birthstone I or Alternate Birthstone II, all birthstones will be from that set. If combined with Triple Horns, each horn can look like its own type of gemstone! However, the appearance in the eyes and hooves are always split.

Triple Horns:

Triple Horns by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, triple horns causes the boucle to grow three horns rather than one!

Tusks:

Tusks by Tigglesaurus

This common BA causes the boucle’s lower canines to grow into tusks! They can be combined with fangs too for an extra orcish unicorn!

Whiskers:

Whiskers by Tigglesaurus

A common BA, this causes long dragon-like whiskers to grow from the boucle’s muzzle!

Uncommon Breeding Anomalies

Antennae:

Antenne by Tigglesaurus

Antennae is an uncommon BA that causes antennae to sprout from the boucles forhead! It can be any type of natural antennae.

Bat Wings:

Bat Wings by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes leathery wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in bats! They sometimes grow big and strong enough for the boucle to fly. They take on the colour of the boucles base coat.

Beak:

Beak by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA gives the boucle a bird beak! It can be any shape on your reference, eg parrot, eagle, hummingbird etc! The beak will take the colour of the natural hooves or any colouration found in birds.

Betta Wings:

Betta Wings by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes flowing fishy wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to the fins of betta fish! Despite being called ‘wings’ they never give the boucle the ability to fly though they might swim a bit faster! The fins may be any colour.

Butterfly Wings:

Butterfly Wings by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes butterfly wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers! They are not quite strong enough to help a boucle do more than glide, but combined with air magic they can fly properly! The wings can be any shape and colour.

Crest:

Crest by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA adds a bone-fortified crest to the back of the boucle’s skull! It can grow larger and spikier over time. The crest takes on the colour of the body but can have natural looking or brightly coloured patterns.

Deer Ears:

Deer Ears by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA replaces the normal ears with cute ear ears! These boucles have exceptional hearing!

Dino Feet:

Dino Feet by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA makes the front legs extra stompy! Does not affect the back legs. 

Double Nubbin:

Double Nubbin by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA adds a bony horn to the nose of the boucle in the colour of the body or skin, and modifies the lip into a dinosaur beak!

Double Fin Ears:

Double Fins by Tigglesaurus

An uncommon BA, double fin ears gives the boucle mermaid-like ears and a frill down either side of the neck. While the “ear part” takes the colour of the body, the fins can be any colour.

Double Tails:

Double Tails by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes two tails to grow rather than one!

Dragonfly Wings:

Dragonfly Wings by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes see-through wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in dragonflies! They can be any colour. They are not quite strong enough to help a boucle do more than jump a bit higher, but combined with air magic they can fly properly!

Excessive Hair Growth (Excessive Poodaleere and Excessive Lion’s Mane)*:

Excessive Hair Growth is an uncommon BA that causes the mane of the Poodaleere and Lion’s Mane types to cover a larger portion of the body! It changes the mane type of Poodaleere to Excessive Poodaleere and Lion’s Mane to Excessive Lion’s mane. Once the BA is applied, it inherits like any other mane type and does not need to be written in as a BA in the reference nor in breedings! You can add Excessive Hair Growth to any geno with the Poodaleere or Lion’s Mane type. 
*Excessive Hair Growth is not optional when inherited or rolled!

Ext Pood by Tigglesaurus
Ext Lions by Tigglesaurus

Elf Ears:

Elf Ears by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA replaces the ears with extra pointy elf ears! These boucles typically have better hearing than most!

Feather Wings:

Feather Wings by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes feathery wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in birds! They sometimes grow big and strong enough for the boucle to fly, but are assisted better with air magic. They adopt the colour of the main body or mane unless the boucle has plumes or other mutations that colour the body.

Finback:

Finback by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes a ridge along the spine similar to a fish’s dorsal fin. The fin can be any colour and may vary in height and transparency.

Gemini:

Gemini is an uncommon BA that causes the foal to be born with two heads! It is up to you if they act and think independently or in connection! Each head will have the same BAs unless affected by Corruption or Ancients’ Blessing. Each head can be affected differently by mutations!

Goat Ears:

Goat Ears by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA replaces the ears with super duper floppy goat ears!

Lacing: +

Lacing by Tigglesaurus

Lacing, an uncommon BA, causes a white lace-like pattern on the back and rump of the boucle. It never looks like a blanket appaloosa, and never include large patches of white, but can be quite extensive or very minimal.

Natural*:

Natural by Tigglesaurus

An uncommon BA that makes the bouclite take the colouring of a normal horse’s hooves and eyes, but does not weaken the bouclite in any way. Usually the natural expression of a boucle colour is shown on the colour example. 
*Natural is not optional when randomly rolled.

Paws:

Paws by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes the front hooves to turn into paws! Does not affect the back feet.

Ram Horns:

Ram Horns by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes two, ram-like horns to grow from the boucle’s forehead. These horns are made by bouclite, but may take on a natural appearance, and does not remove the normal horns.

Somatic Mutation:

Somatic by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA causes a patch of the boucle’s fur to shift to any other coat colour, regardless of the base coat of the rest of the boucle. It can be anywhere on the body, but must be in one connected patch at maximum the size of the head.

Talons:

Talons by Tigglesaurus

This uncommon BA replaces the front feet with bird feet! Typically eagle-like but go ahead and use chicken feet, you know you wanna.

Vitiligo:

Vitiligo by Tigglesaurus

Vitiligo is an uncommon BA that causes white speckling of the coat. It often concentrates around the eyes and the mouth of the boucle, and causes large areas of white where the speckles clump together. It always causes pink skin under the marking!

Rare Breeding Anomalies

Albinism*:

Albino by Tigglesaurus

Albinism is a rare BA that turns the coat white and the bouclite a pastel pink, pastel purple or pastel blue. Sometimes, markings can show through very, very faintly in an off-white colour.
*This BA is not optional when randomly rolled!

Bobtail:

This rare BA shortens the tail of the boucle to between 3-12 inches (7-30cm). It may or may not have long tail hair and look just like a normal horse tail or look similar to other bobtails like deer, bears and rabbits. These boucles do not seem to have any balance issues, just like lapins. (Bobtail lines are not included in the foal line templates so you can customise the appearance!)

Branch Horn*:

Branch Horn by Tigglesaurus

A rare BA, it causes the horn to twirl, grow longer and sometimes sprout flower-like growths, taking the appearance of a tree branch! Unless the natural birthstone BA is present, branch horn does not affect the colour of the bouclite.
*This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Cerberus:

Cerberus by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two extra heads to grow from the boucle’s shoulders! Each head will have the same BAs unless affected by Corruption or Ancients’ Blessing. Each head can be affected differently by mutations! It is up to you if they act and think independently or in connection!

Chimerism*: +

Chimera by Tigglesaurus

Chimerism causes two foals to fuse together in utero, causing one individual with two genotypes! The edges between the genotypes will be sharp, and each area will show its own genotype. Either genotype have an equal chance of passing its genes to the offspring.
*This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Dino Tail:

Dino Tail by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA replaces the tail with a dino tail! The tail takes the colour of the body, but can have natural looking or brightly coloured patterns. Unless plumes is present it never has feathers.

Double Bat Wings:

Double Bat Wings by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two pairs of leathery wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in bats! They sometimes grow big and strong enough for the boucle to fly. They take on the colour of the boucles base coat. Even though there are two wings, they count as one BA!

Double Betta Wings:

Double Betta by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two pairs of flowing fishy wings to sprout from the boucle’s shoulders and down the upper legs, similar to the fins of betta fish! Despite being called ‘wings’ they never give the boucle the ability to fly though they might swim a bit faster! The fins may be any colour. Even though there are two wings, they count as one BA!

Double Butterfly Wings:

Double Butterfly Wings by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two sets of butterfly wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers! They are not quite strong enough to help a boucle do more than glide, but combined with air magic they can fly properly! The wings can be any shape and colour. Even though there are two wings, they count as one BA!

Double Dragonfly Wings:

Double Dragonfly Wings by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two sets of see-through wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in dragonflies! They can be any colour. They are not quite strong enough to help a boucle do more than jump a bit higher, but combined with air magic they can fly properly! Even though there are two wings, they count as one BA!

Double Feather Wings:

Double Feather Wings by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes two sets of feathery wings to sprout from the boucle’s withers, similar to those found in birds! They sometimes grow big and strong enough for the boucle to fly. They adopt the colour of the main body or mane unless the boucle has plumes or other mutations that colour the body. Even though there are two wings, they count as one BA!

Gem Armour:

Gem Armor by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes bouclite to extend over the legs and face in a crystal-like fashion.

Geode:

This is a rare BA that causes crystals of bouclite that extend from the horn and hooves of the boucle.

Kudu Horn*:

Kudu Horn by Tigglesaurus

A rare BA, it causes the horn to swirl and grow longer, taking the appearance of a kudu horn! Unless the natural birthstone BA is present, kudu horn does not affect the colour of the bouclite.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Mertail:

Mertail by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA gives the boucle a mermaid tail! The tail takes on the colour of the base but the fins can be any colour!

Melanistic*:

Melanistic by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA darkens the coat, desaturating it and even darkening white markings! It is also known to sometimes effect bouclite.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Narwhal Horn*:

Narwhal by Tigglesaurus

A rare BA, it causes the horn to twirl and grow longer, taking the appearance of a narwhal tusk! Unless the natural birthstone BA is present, narwhal horn will be the colour of the bouclite.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Ninetails:

Ninetails by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA replaces the regular tail with nine fox-like tails! The tails are always the colour of the body.

Sabre Horn*:

Sabre Horn by Tigglesaurus

A rare BA, it causes the horn to curl and grow longer, taking a sabre-like appearance! Unless the natural birthstone BA is present, sabre horn  will be the colour of the bouclite.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled.

Shine*:

Shine by Tigglesaurus

Causing the bouclite to shine brightly white, this rare BA can be blinding to the eye! It cannot be other colours unless the boucle has an Ancients’ Blessing or Corruption!
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled!

Sleipnir:

Sleipnir by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes the boucle to develop 8 legs instead of 4! It may slightly lengthen the torso in order to accommodate the legs to move unobstructed.

True Kirin*: +

tK by Tigglesaurus

A rare BA that only occurs in boucles with the Kirin mane, True Kirin causes a tine-like horn and cloven hooves! It does not affect the colour of the bouclite. You CAN add True Kirin to Kirin foals using Enchanter/400MP rewards.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled, and has a higher chance of occuring in boucles with the draco mutation!

Void*:

Void by Tigglesaurus

This rare BA causes the bouclite to turn completely black. It no longer reflects light, and almost seem to “shine” with darkness.
This BA is not optional when randomly rolled!

Legendary Breeding Anomalies

Dinocorn:

This legendary BA is actually four BAs in one! It has a random chance to be rolled for any mane type, and adds Double Nubbin, Crest, Dino Feet and Dino Tail (if the boucle doesn’t already have them). You CANNOT add Dinocorn to a foal with an Enchanter/400MP reward, but you can use multiple ones to add all of the BAs that make it up. Dinocorn has the same chance as other BAs to be inherited.

Dinocorn by Tigglesaurus

Doge:

This legendary BA is actually four BAs in one! It has a random chance to be rolled for Poodaleere and Excessive Poodaleere mane types, and adds Floppy Ears, Brindle, Paws and Excessive Hair Growth (if the boucle doesn’t already have them). You CANNOT add Doge to a foal with an Enchanter/400MP reward, but you can use multiple ones to add all of the BAs that make it up. Doge has the same chance as other BAs to be inherited.

Fluttercorn:

This legendary BA is actually two BAs in one! It has a random chance to be rolled on foals with the nectar mutation, and adds Butterfly Wings and Antenne (if the boucle doesn’t already have them). You CANNOT add Fluttecorn to a foal with an Enchanter/400MP reward, but you can use multiple ones to add all of the BAs that make it up. Fluttercorn has the same chance as other BAs to be inherited.

Fluttercorn by Tigglesaurus

Mericorn:

This legendary BA is actually three BAs in one! It has a random chance to be rolled for any mane type, and adds Double Fin Ears, Narwhal Horn and Mertail (if the boucle doesn’t already have them). You CANNOT add Mericorn to a foal with an Enchanter/400MP reward, but you can use multiple ones to add all of the BAs that make it up. Mericorn has the same chance as other BAs to be inherited.
Boucles with the Orca mutation have a higher chance to randomly roll this BA!

Mericorn by Tigglesaurus

Vulture:

This legendary BA is actually five BAs in one! It has a random chance to be rolled for the Bald type, and adds Beak, Feather Ears, Feather Wings, Feathered Neck and Talons (if the boucle doesn’t already have them). You CANNOT add Vulture to a foal with an Enchanter/400MP reward, but you can use multiple ones to add all of the BAs that make it up. Vulture has the same chance as other BAs to be inherited.