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Giraffaroo SPECIES GUIDE - GENERAL - by paexiedust Giraffaroo SPECIES GUIDE - GENERAL - by paexiedust
GROUP DICHOTOMY
A party of 3-5 roos is called a jump. 7+ roos is called a mob.
When mobs get together it's called a mafia or a seismic jump.

APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY NOTES

Giraffaroos, despite their name, are not chimeras of the two animals. They are named after them because I'm bad at names.

HEAD 
Resembles that of a bear more than anything, their large snout being the defining feature.
EYES 
Eyes are usually squinting. They see better during dusk/dawn. Roos often suffer from sight related defects or partially become blind if exposed to too much direct light. They can't see colors that are off-white, it will be no different than white in their eyes.
NOSE
Often relying on their sense  of smell. Roos can tell each other apart by this alone. They are capable of closing their nostrils tightly.
EARS
Extremely varied among roos, their ears are usually pointing forward when locating itself. Most roos learn to use echolocation, using a series of clicks and coughs and low pitched sounds to navigate the area.
MOUTH 
Omnivorous. Prefer to feed on small prey and fruit. They have large molars and canines. A lot of them grow large tusks, but not large enough to grow beyond the snout. They do not have striped tongues.
HORNS 
Most have two nubby horns decorating their head. Rarely grow larger than a foot long. They start sprouting when they are more than a year old. Not all roos grow nubs, there are exceptions. Roos with more than one pair on their head is considered extremely rare. They always appear smooth and giraffe like. Usually striped.
NECKS 
The most flexible part of a giraffaroo's body. It's capable of keeping their head focused in place while moving. Their length is extremely varied. As they can share the same height but different neck lengths. 
SHOULDERS
Roos have a particular roll of muscle surrounding the base of their neck. It's speculated that it's there for added protection. Parents use this to pick up their pups with no harm done to their bodies. Prominent on most boss roos.
BODY 
All roos have a curved back, almost tear shaped body. A nubbed back is a sure sign of an adult roo. There are exceptions.
POUCH 
Most roos develop an extra, stretchy and thick layer of fur and skin on top of their bellies. It starts growing when they are old enough to mate. Females develop them faster than males.
FORELEGS
Wild roos have strong enough legs to distribute their weight and run on all fours. Most roos, though, have smaller, dexterous forelegs. They all learn to manipulate objects as soon as their given the opportunity.
HINDLEGS
Large kangaroo or hare like legs, with the exception of the "foot", are spring-wired. They are capable of carrying three times their own weight.
LOCOMOTION 
Most roos cradle forward to "walk". Those smaller can develop raptor-like postures to walk and dog postures to run. All are capable reaching a speed of 40 mph when hoping. They have incredible stamina. They are always use  a plantigrade stance to balance themselves or stand up as it were.
SKIN 
Usually the color of their nose, nubs or dominant marking color. Most have a black to dark pink pigment where the blood is closer to the skin.
MARKINGS
All roos develop square/rectangle shaped markings. Usually around their necks.

BONE
Their bones are the color most prominent on their nubs or eyes.
BLOOD
Always deep red or black. It's probably because of the high red blood cell count in each drop. This allows them to hold and flow sufficient oxygen throughout their bodies.
MAGICAL ATTRIBUTES
Roos have an almost weightless feeling to them. Their movements are floaty/gravity defying.
They have limited sentience. They communicate mostly through extreme empathy. Great at detecting someone's true intentions.
There are three major deities: Asith, Ticia and Diel. The human-like inhabitants have learned to project them unto a creature and themselves. Sometimes giving them other magical qualities. 

BREEDS
Boss 
They are defined by their large size, streamlined nose, thick necks and wide paws. They are mostly found in the wild and it's rare to see them interact with other creatures peacefully. The average adult is 7 to 9 feet tall. They are named boss since they function through a mob or head family system in groups.
Scout
Defined by their sleek and lithe look and bear or bull dog like nose. They are in the middle when it comes to size, usually 4 to 7 feet tall. They are found in both wild and in populated societies. They are named scout since they are usually the kind to do the job when part of a mob.
Joey
This breed is found almost exclusively in the hands of an experienced breeder. Popular but difficult pets to own. They average around 2 to 4 feet in height. They are defined by their short and round snouts, and small forelegs.

Broo: Scout/Boss, common cross breed.
Joe: Scout/Joey, not very common
Boe: Joey/Boss, extremely odd/rare

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Giraffaroos are a closed species!
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:icondeadlytoxins337:
DeadlyToxins337 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
How much would it be i I get a joey or a boss?
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I'm not open so I don't have any prices up either~
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DeadlyToxins337 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Okie.
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TheQueenYami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Are these an open species? ;u; i absolutely adore them. <3
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Please read the description!
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:iconthequeenyami:
TheQueenYami Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist
DOH. >.< i feel silly now. Lol thanks. OuO
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Cataclasum Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
www.deviantart.com/art/BearPup…

Just thought these looked a little like Giraffaroos without horns..
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Golden-Anchor Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   General Artist
So if I wanted to make one I could? im sorry, im a little confused I really love the whole roo design and concept
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paexiedust Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Nope, you can make fanart of exciting giraffaroos, tho!
I'm not accepting more entries/customs/trades atm!
This is a closed species, you can't make your own/grab your own without paying for it first.
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Golden-Anchor Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   General Artist
fanart? like, of ones that are already made and belong to someone else? I dont know why I would do that
I dont know who I could buy one from or trade except you I think, and I think its somewhat nit picky that every detail must be the same as the guide says...
Honestly now that ive looked over all this I find it better to make my own species...
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Go for it! It's a neat creative process to make up an original species.
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:iconstarstuffs:
starstuffs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand the idea of a "closed species". You can't exactly copyright a species...so what exactly could you do in the event that someone makes a "giraffaroo" without your permission, or makes one that doesn't follow your guidelines as to how the species is "supposed" to look?

I'm really not trying to be rude, or snarky, or anything of the negative/mean-spirited sort. I'm legitimately curious. I don't fare much into the "adoptable" scene as it is on places like here or furaffinity.
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I should also add that I do not own the general concepts of anything I design. I do not own the word Giraffaroo. No one owns giraffes/dog/bears/long necks/kangaroos/chimeras/dragons etc, using these things as a basis to a design is not infringing on anyone. No one can own just one concept of an overall design, only own the combined content based off these ideas as they are described in my work.

It's when someone has a very clear amount of content from my ideas replicated, they would be copying from the work itself. That's copyright infringement. Just thought I should clarify!
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
It's a good question. It's similar to the case that no one can hold claims to owning pokemon, for example, especially if they are selling them as main source of income which is I'm doing with my species. They can draw them, make original characters based on the franchise, but they can't own it as something they originally created or anything Nintendo/Game Freak wouldn't allow in their ToS/Copyright statements.

There are many selling designs based on pokemon, but they do not affect them financially, but if it was on my case it would. It's a lot like Homestuck, where the creator who is dependent on his original work needed to come to an agreement of revenue if an artist planned on using his intellectual property for shirts/prints/etc.

You can copyright your ideas when they are not infringing on existing copyrighted material. It's called intellectual property. Doing it outside of my tos agreement would be regarded as theft and I can report it so it goes down with enough evidence and help.

Anyone who doesn't follow the species guidelines I simply talk to them personally and help them iron the design out. I hope that answers everything!
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MamaELM Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
//I just came across this comment, and I wanted to just make sure that you knew that the creator of Homestuck has asked that no one make adopts for homestuck characters.//
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I never implied that you could?
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:iconmamaelm:
MamaELM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh I know! I wasn't saying thats what you implied. :noes: I just saw that you mentioned it, and didn't know if you knew their stance on that.
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Ohhhh, thanks~
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PeachTentacles Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iwas wondering if Icould intro you contest?
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I can't accept more entries at this point! March 3 is the end date, it would be too unfair now.
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NadopT Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would a tail like this: sta.sh/0jcid75e1ro be ok?
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Yes (also that's so cute omfg)
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:iconnadopt:
NadopT Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ; v ;
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NickieDemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
what kinda tails can they have?
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I'm actually trying to make the body guide in a bit! But have a small guide here:
sta.sh/01qp9kipgfht
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:iconnickiedemon:
NickieDemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
is a bit fluffy kangaroo tail okay? XD
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Yep~
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:iconnickiedemon:
NickieDemon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

omgyay

i wish you could watch me draw, but i'm sure you're busy cx

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DovieCaba Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HORNS: ...They are usually striped.

Can the stripes reach up to the balls of the horns?
I'm basically asking if there can be a spiral of color on top.
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Yep they can have that!
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DovieCaba Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Thanks :)
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Nippon-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
I got a question (especially for the contest)
what kinds of tails are we allowed to include? are there any restrictions?
and are we allowed to have a GR without horns?
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
They don't all have to have to have horns and the only tails restricted are split/forked/mermaid/multiple tails! The only other big restriction is any other pattern that are not squares~
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11monsters Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014   Digital Artist
pae i have a question about the nubs, can they grow anywhere on the back of a roo, like my cerberoo has or are these traits we are not allowed to use? .o.
dont want to make anything wrong /u\
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
They can grow up to three rows, the neck usually has only one row band it spreads out, making the back look like a crocs!
This is stuff I'll be posting in the body guide soon!
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why dog feet? Kangaroo mixed with giraffe feet would be really cool.
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Because they are not chimeras of those two animals alone. This peep did a cool and realistic approach to kangaroo/giraffe mix: fav.me/d5iu9bp
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Koeskull Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, your drawing made me sketch what the mix would look like, guess he already beat me to it.
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teddy--ursa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, i have a question, do all roos have pouches or only the christmas special ones?
also i love how cute all their pawsies are ;_;
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Any of them can have a pouch! Pups usually don't have a very visible one.
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Kayla-san Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question, iffin' yah don't mind.

Joeys and scouts and boss are body types right? These aren't sorted by gender, right? Like, this is the giraffaroo version of toy, medium, and giant dog breeds? -slightly confused-
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paexiedust Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Yep, they are just body types that serve different functions! If humans where to make use of them Scouts are would be like hounds dogs and herders, Joeys are safer pets or for smaller tasks like guide dogs and Bosses would do hefty work like bulls and horses.

There are roos that don't exactly fit into each category because they are just as diverse in body type as people are!
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kibzy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I could stare at these lines all day :iconlazeplz:
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
:iconlazeflirtplz: g o s h
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Bittersaur Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, giraffaroos are the most special little things ever ;A;

I can't wait to get one, I'll probably cry because he'll be like a little ray of sunshine <3
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Aw, thank you.
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iinky-paws Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Can we pay you to make our own? uwu 
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I'm not open for more right now.
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chickenmcfuckit Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
where can i get those
they are beautiful im going to cry youre very special and creative
can i have one
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:iconpaexiedust:
paexiedust Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
;v; gosh
I'm currently closed for customs but I'm working on a batch to sell!! uvu thank you so much
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