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Old 23 Oct 2006, 13:43   #31 (permalink)
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it's in the initiatal description of the castes in the codex- i'm in class and can't find it- however moving on, your right, we can't say for sure if Tau can interbreed with other castes anymore, they are indeed alien. All we do know is that they aren't allowed to interbreed.
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Old 29 Oct 2006, 03:19   #32 (permalink)
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Wargamer has an interesting theory but it is higly unlikely. For them to be unable to interbreed they would have to have a different number of chromosones. This to my knowledge is nigh impossible to achienve through evolution, even our single cell ancestors had 48 (in theory).

for the record, foxes and dogs can interbreed, and it is common where I'm from. the mixed breeds are called corndogs. Wolves are compatible as well.
However, there are countless breeds of birds that cannot interbreed. Horses and Donkeys can interbreed, as can Lions and Tigers, but both produce infertile offspring. I would assume your "corndogs" are also infertile.

Thus, it is not unreasonable to assume the Castes are no longer genetically compatable.
Hate to bash you, but there is a fairly new species. Ligers, or tigons (most prefer liger) There is only a few, but man are they big!
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Old 29 Oct 2006, 03:36   #33 (permalink)
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Hate to bash you, but there is a fairly new species. Ligers, or tigons (most prefer liger) There is only a few, but man are they big!
But male tigons and ligers are always sterile, as far as anyone has been able to tell. The females aren't, but what happens is that neither sub-species can breed internally. So it just deviates back to one of the parent species.
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Old 29 Oct 2006, 04:04   #34 (permalink)
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Tau biodiversity was amazing before the Aun arrived, there were gliding tau, burrowing tau, and even aquatic tau (big suprise), but tau have been known to be kind to all of their species (even if they are abominations) meanings that if a, say shas-por popped out of an (insert tau method of birth here) they would probably accept it and give it shas training. Since por's are naturally taller, it would be a stringy, fast, tau who would probably have a pulse carbine.
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I would like the bare legs a bit better if they weren't belonging to a old woman with Grey Hair.

Kinda wrong.
I agree with that, at least try to make her look hot and young!

Anyways, dont give toasty any ideas, he already loves his Sisters too much....
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Tau biodiversity was amazing before the Aun arrived, there were gliding tau, burrowing tau, and even aquatic tau
Where on earth did you get the last two from? I know the Air Caste used to actually glide, but... burrowing and swimming tau? I think you're taking Earth and Water caste too literally.
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Old 29 Oct 2006, 04:29   #36 (permalink)
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It wasn't meant to be on play of Fio and Por, it was meant to be a point about the extremely fast evolution of the tau genus.
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