Breeding And Birthing
Maturity is Needed
Because Torva is a realistic wolf roleplay, and breeding is apart of life, you're allowed to write out your character's breeding. It's your option. If you and your fellow roleplayer feel comfortable with RPing the mating, then feel free to do so - just make sure you mark the thread with [m] for Mature Content.
For those members that are not comfortable with playing this out, a simple thread stating that the pair are intending to breed and then fading out is fine. There is no pressure, it's up to you
Mating can occur anytime, year round. Pregnancy in wolves lasts for 2 months
Usually only one pair, the Alpha pair, are given the privilege to mate. If you are thinking of breeding your character, please make sure you are aware of the rules listed below:
1) A pair must have completed at least 5
In Character threads together. They do not all have to be one on one.
2) If your wolf is in a pack it would be wise to ask permission of their Alpha to breed, if they do not, they are likely to be punished. Breeding is a privilege not a right. Alphas have every right to remove parents from the pack or even kill the newborn pups.
3) If you are thinking of forced-breeding (ie, rape) please contact the staff first. This is to keep numbers under control. We do not want it to be seen too often.
If you are qualified to breed and have started a mating thread you may reply to THIS
thread to apply for pups. This is also where the litter size will be determined. NOTE
The breeding thread should be complete in time to start the birthing thread.
|Litter Sizes |
|| 3 - 4
|| 2 - 4
|| 2 - 3
|| 1 - 2
|| 0 - 1
|| 0 - 1
A few weeks prior to the birth the mother will grow increasingly agitated and may not move away from her den for a number of days.
Pups are born 2 IC months
after your breeding thread's date.
The pups, which weigh about 0.5-kilogram (1 lb) at birth, are born blind, deaf, and completely dependent on their mother. At 3 weeks of age pups will begin exploring outside the den for the first time, remaining close to the den entrance. Pups are playable at 3 weeks of age.
Shortly after their hearing will develop and milk teeth will begin to emerge.
At 5 weeks pups will begin the weaning process and will also explore up to a mile away from the den if accompanied by an adult.
By 8 weeks the pups will be moved from the den and will begin eating solid food that has been provided to them by the adults. By 10 weeks their milk teeth have fully emerged and the pups are fully weaned. It is at this age that their eye colour gradually changes from blue to their adult eye colour. At this age pups can begin exploring areas further away from the pack territory.
Wolves reach around adult size at 1 year of age and are sexually mature at 2 years.