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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 17, 2014, 9:07 PM


Breeding and Genotypes Guide | Breeding Request Rules



One of the major aspects of the game is breeding your Tokotas, while it may seem a bit complex at first glance, it is actually very simple. Before you begin, if you're new to genetics or want to breed something specific, take a look at this handy guide!

First Step


Locate a breeding pair. If you wish to avoid inbreeding penalties, be careful that they are not immediately related (not related within visible lineage). A tool that you can use to help check for inbreeding is the Lineage Checker. Just copy and paste the two lineages into the appropriate boxes and hit 'check'! These tokotas can be two tokotas of your own, two belonging to others that you have permission to breed, or one of each. You may only breed when both parents have the Arms of Akna badge posted on their award walls. If you are sharing a litter, please work out all deals with the other owner. Make sure there is a mutual understanding of who receives first pick, etc.

Second Step


Make sure approval has been posted on the appropriate thread by TokoTime by the owner of the tokota if one or more of the parents does not belong to you. Then, fill out the form in Breeding Requests and wait for genotypes to be given in reply. If the litter is shared, you must reply listing who the pups will belong to.



More Information



Arms of Akna


Before you can breed your tokota, it must pass what are known as the Rites of Fertility and be awarded an Arms of Akna Award. The rites of fertility are a series of trials that will test your tokota, in order to determine whether they are fit to breed or not.

Fertility Supplements, Roots and Close Care


For an increased chance to have more puppies in a litter, you can apply fertility items to your breeding. Fertility Supplements and Close Care can be purchased at the Trading Post, while Fertility Roots can be found while exploring. You can apply/purchase these directly on your breeding request.

More information on litter sizes and how these items can affect your breeding can be found at the bottom of this journal.

Inbreeding and Hereditary Defects


One of the most important things you must check to see before picking a sire or dam to breed with your tokota is to check and see if they're related. Inbreeding is allowed within tokotas, but breeding siblings, cousins, or any relative within visible lineage may have health and genetic consequences, including stillbirths and infertility. Tokotas who are inbred are also at risk of passing these genetic defects onto their offspring, until the similar names are bred off of the lineage.

Inbred tokotas will receive an automatic novice score on their AoAs.

Defect Penalties


  • Spinal Deformities: Tokotas with spinal deformities cannot be ridden. These tokotas will also receive -5% to success in any exploration, caving or diving activity. These tokotas may still be used as light pack animals, pull light sleds and pull a skier!
  • Blindness: Tokotas with blindness will receive a -5% to success in hunting and fishing activities.
  • Deafness: Tokotas with deafness will receive a -5% score to herding related activities.


Hereditary Trait Benefits


Some tokotas have Hereditary Traits that have a certain chance of being passed onto their offspring, depending on their rarity. These provide a wide range of advantages, including some that might affect the outcome of your breeding! If both parents in a breeding share the same hereditary trait, the chance to pass that trait does not increase compared to if only one parent has the trait. Breeding effects provided by certain traits also do not stack in breedings.

Physical Traits may also be passed on but have no advantages other than being cosmetic. If both parents in a breeding share the same physical trait, the chance to pass the trait does increase compared to if only one parent has the physical trait.

Hierarchy Status and Inheritance


(See Hierarchy System for more information.)

Tokotas who are of submissive hierarchy status are not able to breed, although they can still earn their Arms of Akna.

While all tokotas are fully capable of rising in hierarchy, they are born into one of two of the hierarchy statuses. When tokos with different hierarchy statuses are bred to each other, offspring will be born as follows:

Dominant x Dominant = Average
Dominant x Average = Average
Average x Average = Submissive*


*As a Faction benefit, at least one pup from every Average x Average breeding posted by a Pack Leader will be Average.
Pups cannot be born dominant: dominance must be achieved through experience such as activities, training, events and competitions.



Breeding Limitations


Normal build females and dire tokotas, unlike the normal built males, have limitations on how much they can breed. When trying to breed past their limit, the breeding will be declined. Breeding slots do not stack. This means that, for example with a normal build male, if you use all 15 slots at average, you do not get 35 more slots at dominant.

Normal/Toki Builds


Male

  • Average: 15 slots total.
  • Dominant: 35 slots total.
  • Alpha: No additional slots are unlocked.
  • For every 100 HP after dominance, males can unlock 5 more slots at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 65 extra slots.


Female


  • Average: 15 slots total.
  • Dominant: 20 slots total.
  • Alpha: 30 slots total.
  • Akna's Presence Trait: 25 slots at average, 30 slots at dominant, 40 slots at alpha
  • For every 100 HP after dominance, females can unlock 2 more slots at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 10 extra slots.


Dire Build


Male


  • Average : 8 slots total.
  • Dominant: 11 slots total.
  • Alpha: 17 slots total.
  • Exemplary Dire Blood Trait: 11 slots at average, 15 slots at dominant, 21 slots at alpha.
  • For every 100 HP after dominance males can unlock 1 more slot at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 5 extra slots.


Female


  • Average: 5 slots total.
  • Dominant: 10 slots total.
  • Alpha: 17 slots total.
  • Exemplary Dire Blood Trait: 10 slots at submissive/average, 12 slots at dominant, 19 slots at alpha.
  • For every 100 HP after dominance females can unlock 1 more slot at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 5 extra slots.


Akota Build


Male


  • Bonded: 6 slots total.
  • For every 150 HP after Bonding males can unlock 1 more slot at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 4 extra slots.


Female


  • Bonded: 4 slots total.
  • For every 150 HP after Bonding females can unlock 1 more slot at Hierarchy Updates, up to a total of 4 extra slots.


To keep an eye on where your chosen parents - or you - are relative to their breeding limits, check the trackers that can be found in the Breeding Requests journal.



Litter Sizes



The division or sale of a litter of pups must be decided amongst both owners. The group will only settle disputes in which there is very clear and specific proof of the deal. Many things will affect the size of the litter.

Minimum litter size


Prestige Breeder: 2
Pack Leader/Neutral: 1

Maximum litter size


Normal/Toki x Normal/Toki


Standard: 4
Dominant dam and/or fertility root: 5
Fertility supplements: 6

Dire x Normal


Standard: 3
Dominant dam and/or fertility root: 4
Fertility supplements: 5

Dire x Dire


Standard: 2
Dominant dam OR close care: 3
Dominant dam AND close care: 4

Akota x Dire


Standard: 1

Akota x Akota


Standard: 1

Companions


Hare Companion: 25% chance to add another pup onto the normal roll.
Swan Companion: 1-5 pups rolled in each litter (1-6 if tokota is Dom). Does not work on Dire x Dire breedings.



Dire Breeding Percentages


This section enables you to find the chance of rolling dire pups in a breeding, along with what percentage of dire blood those pups would have. Simply find the lowest percentage parent's section, then the box that crosses it with the higher parent. The first line is the proportion of dire blood any dire pups will have. The second and third line show the chance out of 100 each pup has to be dire (D) vs normal (N).

Normal x ____



Normal


=
Normal


10%


=
Normal


25%


=
10% Dire
1-10 = D
11-100 = N


50%


=
25% Dire
1-25 = D
26-100 = N


75%


=
25% Dire
1-40 = D
41-100 = N


100%


=
50% Dire
1-50 = D
51-100 = N



10% x ____



10%


=
10% Dire
1-5 = D
6-100 = N


25%


=
10% Dire
1-15 = D
16-100 = N


50%


=
25% Dire
1-30 = D
31-100 = N


75%


=
25% Dire
1-45 = D
46-100 = N


100%


=
50% Dire
1-55 = D
56-100 = N



25% x ____



25%


=
25% Dire
1-20 = D
21-100 = N


50%


=
25% Dire
1-60 = D
61-100 = N


75%


=
50% Dire
1-70 = D
71-100 = N


100%


=
50% Dire
1-80 = D
81-100 = N



50% x ____



50%


=
50% Dire
1-80 = D
81-100 = N


75%


=
50% Dire
1-85 = D
86-100 = N


100%


=
75% Dire
1-90 = D
91-100 = N



75% x ____



75%


=
75% Dire
1-90 = D
91-100 = N


100%


=
75% Dire
1-95 = D
96-100 = N



100% x ____



100%


=
100% Dire
1-98 = D
99-100 = N

 



Akota Breeding Percentages


This section enables you to find the chance of rolling pups in an Akota x Dire breeding, along with what percentage of Dire blood those pups would have. Simply find the lowest percentage parent's section, then the box that crosses it with the higher parent. The first line is the proportion of dire blood any dire pups will have. The second and third line show the chance out of 100 each pup has to be Dire (D) vs Akota (A).

Akota x __ Dire



10%


=
1 - 10 = Akota
11 - 100 = 10% Dire

25%


=
1 - 25 = Akota
26 - 100 = 25% Dire

50%


=
1 - 50 = Akota
51 - 100 = 50% Dire

75%+


=
1 - 100 = Akota



Skin by Horsepoint and alexpeanut, paw icon by Kawiku, images by noebelle
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:iconmystic-breakthrough:
Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Student Digital Artist
How do inbreeding penalties work, more specifically? I'm thinking about starting some dire breeding projects and I've never dabbled in inbreeding before and wanted to learn a little more before I started.
Are inbreeding penalties still effective when the pup won't show the inbreeding in it's lineage? (last line inbreeding I believe it's called)
Are penalties treatable in a rare RE? I've heard rumors though I'm not as curious on this one.
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 8, 2018
As far as inbreeding goes, this little journal I threw together should help explain - Toko genetics, broken down
And yes, but it is a very rare RE. You can also use a box of chocolates but all that does is prevent death. pups will still get the health penalties 
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Mystic-Breakthrough Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! So for pups where the inbreeding doesn't show on their lineage, it isn't labeled in their health but any penalties are listed as just standard penalties? ovo
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Freyjas-Tokotas Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
You're welcome! & yes, that's it exactly :D
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah! :> So an inbred toko with no visible inbreeding in the lineage would have a health status line like - Health Status: Healthy. Deaf.
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cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a possible chance that your Toko can mate with a wild one? Like while you are trying to breed and you make something with a wild and your Toko interacting like, say, sniffing each other? Just thought it would be cool if you could do that.
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I'm afraid there's not a random pairing (your tokota x random wild) breeding option if that's what you're asking but there are player owned wilds that you can buy/trade stuff for slots to in order to breed your toko to a tamed wild. :> If that makes sense. x3
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cooki3wolf3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah I'm surprised you made sense of that question! Thanks!
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
No problem <3
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Shiningstarofwinter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So. . . just because I'm curious is there anything in female tokos favor to balance the fact that while a male normal or toki build can acquire a total of 100 slots a female of the same even with the special trait can only acquire 50?
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lightningspam Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Not really I suppose. It was likely based on semi realistic things like a male toko could still mate with others while a female toko would have a gestation period where there wouldn't be anymore baby making til the babies be born. Shorter explanation being I guess female toko can only push out babies so many times? <8D Obv 50 times is not at all realistic but the males being able to breed more would be. Does that make sense? xDD
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Thaldryn Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So for dire females, it says at dom you will have 10 slots total, so +5 slots. at Alpha 17 slots total, so +7 slots, but every 100 HP after dom unlocks 1 slot. so technically, do you unlock 10 slots going from dom to alpha? +3 for 300 HP, and +7 for being Alpha. Meaning you can further unlock 2 more slots after alpha?
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Discrete-Disguise Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
That is correct!

You will still have to use the extra slot thread in hierarchy updates to have admins unlock those 3 slots with your dom-alpha hp though c: it doesn't automatically unlock the hp-earned slots when updating to alpha
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Thaldryn Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh awesome, thank you very much ^^
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Kerbywolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Does the PB bonus of always 2 pups even when not dominant apply to Akotas?
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
No, it does not. Breedings with akotas will always only result in 1 pup. ;u; From the Species Information journal:

Litter Size: 
1 pup per litter.

and

Restrictions: Breedings are not affected by the Prestige Breeder faction bonus, Lavender, Fertility Supplements, Close Care, Swan, Hare, Fertility Roots, Akna's Presence or any other item or trait that would affect litter size.
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Kerbywolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this page said that Hare or Swan companion could still affect it?
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
No, they can't affect the litters. Nothing can affect litter size for akota breedings. The companion info is just at the bottom for general reference in relation the breedings to which they do apply. That info's always been there, and the akota info was just added above it.
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Diamondback-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I have a question. When breeding two Tokotas that belong to the same person who gets the pups?
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Im not an admin but .... 
you can only breeding tokos that you own or have a permission to use.... 
so if you get 2 tokos from another person with a full slot you get the full litter
if you have 1 toko with a split slot and another full then the litter will be splited.. and who ever got PoTL can take the first pup - then the other one - and so on...  
:3

you cant use other tokos without permission and that not belong to you... 

i hope i understand your question right? 
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Diamondback-Ranch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. It really helped with my question.
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HarukiTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018
-^^-
np im glad i helped :3
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Zincwolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Why does it say normal males can get 65 ontop of the 35 they already have??
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Normal males can unlock up to 65 extra slots after dominance with HP, and a rate of 5 slots per 100 additional HP :)
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Zincwolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
But why so many compared to the others? Since females can only unlock 10?
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NorthPaws Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure why those exact numbers were chosen, but males slots used to be completely unlimited so 65 is comparatively much more reasonable xD
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Zincwolf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thats  fair enough I suppose XD Just totally confused me why males get 100 and females get 40 XD
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ZoieSnyder Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist
Probably going off of realistic world stuff

A breeding takes a lot out of the female of any species, since they carry the offspring and need more time to recuperate than males do
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OooshleyDeForza Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! im new to this Tokota thing, ive been looking at them for a while now to see where to start, but I don't quite know yet. Could you please point me in the right direction and give me some help?
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xReignfalle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not an admin myself but I love trying to help people find their way with the group! Here's a link that may help you out a bit.
Newbie Resources and Getting Started
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OooshleyDeForza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help.
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xReignfalle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! Give me a holler if you are looking for a genotype at any point; I have a few I'll probably sell, maximum $10. I'll throw in the design for $5 if they're not too hard! I need the practice & I love helping people out. c:
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OooshleyDeForza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks! Ill be sure to approach you sometime soon! 
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xReignfalle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries & good luck!
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Rainforest-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Can you tell on a geno if an inbreed toko is infertile?
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Barking-Birds Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
Yup! Instead of saying "Healthy" it'll list it as being inbred and infertile, such as;

5) Male, Natural Mane
Average - Inbred: Infertile
ee/AA/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nG/nPb
Marked collared greying tawny piebald with accents
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Rainforest-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Huh!
Thank you~
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Hey! So I've got a question, I've always been slightly confused on this.
I have a male dire, say he is alpha so that's 17 slots. Say I do the extra hp after alpha to unlock the other 5 slots, does that mean I get 22 slots, or it doesn't matter and I only 17?
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Teatreeleaf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Extra HP slots are added on top of the hierarchy status slot total ^^
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
So, since he is alpha now and he has 17 slots open.
I can technically unlock the other 5 slots and have 22?
Awesome!
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Teatreeleaf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Yup that's right! 
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome! Thanks so much!!

Also, how long does it usually take for the tokota breeding tracker to be updated? I'm not in a rush to use my tokota's slots. Just really happy and excited he is now alpha!
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Teatreeleaf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
For the PotAs that were just judged, I'll be going through the tracker shortly to update every toko who passed x3
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ninjastarhate Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome, thank you for your hard work <3
This is my first Alpha tokota so I'm super happy!
And I'm working on my very first tokota's POtA's (I've only have her like 3 years oops haha)
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Teatreeleaf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
No problem and congrats! <3
I'm in the same boat lol... had my tokos for up to 2 years and I have no alphas yet XD
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Furreon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do hares apply to akotas?
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
No. ;u; Nothing that affects litter size applies to Akotas. From Species Information:
Breedings are not affected by Lavender, Fertility Supplements, Close Care, Swan, Hare, Fertility Roots, Akna's Presence or any other item or trait that would affect litter size.
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Sorry to jump in on this, it doesn't mention if you're a Prestige Breeder. That's not an item or trait. o3o
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LittleKhajiit Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
I imagine it's the same, as nothing that affects litter size applies. But I'm double checking just to be sure. c:
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KirasDarkLight Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm just curious cause I've been PB forever and was wondering if the minimum 2 pup bonus would apply. :la:
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