: This avian looks a lot like a Peafowl, but with one major difference, It had four, strong looking legs, built for power, speed and strength. Keeping their gorgeous decorated tails and apparent grace. Pea-Griffs are slightly larger than their distant cousins the Peafowl's. They have all sorts of builds, from lean to buff depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to, age, flock size, sex, and training. Typically their front legs are talons and their back legs are paws with claws.
Typical size for Pea-Griff males from beak to rump is about 3 foot, with tail trains that can be as short as 2 foot and as long as 7. Male wingspans are about the same as their entire length. Except those with exceptionally long tails. Rarely getting longer than about 6 or 7 foot.
Typical size for a Pea-Griff female from beak to rump is about 4 foot, with tail trains no longer than about 3 foot. Their wingspans about the same as the length of their bodies.
: Most commonly found in the Forests and Fields of Rynmere, though can be found in other parts of Idalos. Likes lots of room to fly and have fun.
Lifespan and Development
: Average Lifespan 10-40 Arcs depending on if wild or tame.
Typical development of a Pea-Griff takes about 3 full Arcs before one is considered ready to mate, though they are fully mature after only 120 trials. A female Pea-Griff can have up to 140 clutches of 2-4 eggs in her life. It's not odd to find a family of up to 12 Pea-Griff's at one time if you spot one. Female Pea-Griff's choose their mates as their cousins the Peafowl do. The male's have to impress with their longer tail trains, and try to curry favor with the female with gifts.
: The Pea-Griff likes river-fish more than anything, but will eat most anything smaller than it, as well as some plants. They don't need a lot to sustain themselves for a couple trials.
: Docile, Intelligent
Pea-Griff's will not attack without reason, and are intelligent enough to avoid basic traps. It's much easier to earn their trust than to try and catch them as they will run the first chance they get if caught against their will.
For a creature their size, yes they are fast, easily able to outrun animals like panthers and antelope, it's no wonder the saying goes "Now you see it, now you don't." When people talk about this bird.
They use their speed to their advantage when on the hunt. Though not as silent in flight as some birds, they can strike swift and hard from above. Not to mention they're pretty good at navigating ground as well with their four legs.
With the placement of their wings and their beautiful tail feathers, these creatures have the capability of backwards flight, it's a lot slower than their forwards flight, but it makes for excellent braking skills.
Their Pelt is a combination of fur and feathers, protecting them from the harsh cold, but keeping them cool in the heat. They still though, would not fare well in desert climates.
These birds are built for flight, and for doing it a long time. There have been claims of seeing them flying from Rynmere to Etzos at full speed over the ocean without stopping.
These creatures are highly trusting, but are intelligent. They will leave a "master" that is cruel the first chance they get, but they will be loyal if you earn their trust and will do their best to learn what it is you will them to.
Ridable (Tunawa only):
Due to their build and size, these guys are one of the more heavy duty mounts for Tunawa. Though as gentle creatures, they are an nice starter mount to get used to riding bigger creatures for Tunawa. It also allows for Tunawa to be able to carry more with them on trips.
(.25 to M travel times if ridden at full speed. Can't be ridden at full speed unless Mount (Pea-Griff) Is at expert or above.)