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« on: April 29, 2016, 01:30:53 AM »
Herdbeast, is a general term used to describe caprine, porcine, ovine and bovine animals which were brought across by the colonists, and are therefore not native to Pern.
At Southern Winds Weyr, special terms have been developed to differentiate between the animals underneath the generic "herdbeast" banner.

All these animals are the responsibility of the Beastcraft

Herdbeast (Bovines)
Bovines, or cows, are known on Pern as herdbeasts. Similar to the Earth-breed of highland cow, they have a shaggy coat of hair which protects them from all the possible weather types of Pern. They are utilised for their meat and milk, and are carefully tended at Southern Winds to maintain their population. Before the catastrophe, herdbeasts were generally the accepted meat for both Pernese and dragons. However, due to the fall in herdbeast population during the pass, herdbeast consumption is highly monitored.

There were a different breed called milchbeasts, but they were less hardy and more temperamental, and therefore did not survive the pass. Unfortunately, current herdbeasts aren't as good milk producers as the milchbeasts of the mainland, but they're good enough to supply the Weyr's needs. The beastcrafters are just more vigilant with their milking routine.

Woolbeast (Ovine)
Sheep are known on Pern as Woolbeasts and are virtually indistinguishable from the Earth Merino breed, as they are renowned for producing high quality wool. They can be used for their wool, meat, and milk, and at Southern Winds, are closely monitored to maintain stable population sizes.

Mudbeast (Porcine)
Pigs on Pern are affectionately called mudbeasts, and look similar to the typical large and farmed, pig breeds of Earth, however, can come in all colours and patterns due to the diversity that was brought across by the colonists. Unfortunately, the pigs were consumed to the point of extinction during the catastrophe.

Troopbeast (Caprine)
The goats that were brought across by colonists were the simple, domestic goats of Earth. They too, were consumed to the point of extinction, their milk producing capability outweighed by that of the woolbeasts and herdbeasts.

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« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 01:49:24 PM by Southern Records »
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