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We decided that pixel_trade has been severely lacking in the four-legged department, so to remedy said situation, let's have a pet breeding challenge!

First of all, let me provide you with a quick guide on how to breed your pets from the timeless well of information that is answers.com:


Anyway, it's going to work like a mini Queen Bee - pick (or make) a "founder" pet and breed it with "gene donor" pets of your choosing. The majority (i.e. 2 out of 3) of your "gene donor" pets should be pixel_trade pets, like any of these or these. For your non pixel_trade gene donor pet, you may use pets from other sites. Modthesims2 has quite a few - some popular ones are by Hopelessly, DarkPearl, Fling-89, PharoahHound, and of course, the inimitable Munchies.

Why not throw a domesticated mini hippo or a hybrid dog-bunny into the mix? Let's get weird with it.

The general goal is to get approximately 6-12 unique offspring from 3-4 different parents.

You may want to install this patch; it unlocks all the hidden Maxis pet breeds, collars and fur patterns.

Post your results to your journal and then post here with a link, using the tag "!pet breeding," along with your username tag and the tag(s) of the pixel_trade members who made the pets you used.

For information on packaging pets, see scarred_id's excellent tutorial. Please note that our usual rules apply.

Have fun and let's see some pets! Feel free to ask any questions you may have!


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Feb. 13th, 2011 08:01 am (UTC)
This sounds like fun! :D
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
I have started up a Klingon Legacy so they have Dr0iD as a pet....I'll get cracking on this!
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
Man, I can't wait to see what this makes people come up with. XD *doesn't have Pets, though, sadfais*
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Yay! I had just started a new PT themed prosperity and desperately needed more PT pets for my families. This is perfect timing. :D
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
WOOO!! I want time to do this, dammit!! xD

Hell. YES. Mini. Hippo.
Feb. 13th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Do you want Pet submissions first or just to breed them? :) This sounds like a fun and new challenge!
Feb. 13th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Just the breeding. But if you want to put your "founder" pet up for download that's okay too.
Feb. 13th, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
Oh my god! A HOUSE HIPPO. I totally wish I still had Pets.
Feb. 13th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
Yesssssss so excited. <3
Can't wait to breed some pets!
Feb. 13th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, this looks fun! When I'm done playing this household, I'm gonna shop for pets and get started! :D
Feb. 13th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Does anyone have Munchies "Bearnese" dogs available by chance? I used to have them, but MTS crash apparently made those files go bye-bye and I really want to use those in my breeding! I kinda must know what a hippo/bear/bunny would look like!
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
I don't have them, and I'll leave this post here, but I would also recommend posting @ MTS2 and wcif_sims. :) They're a bit better at those kinds of things. ;)
Feb. 13th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Sweet, will do! :) Thank you.
Feb. 13th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
This is the awesomest thing ever in the history of awesome. I am going to breed me some kangaroo-bunny-dogs! Oh and hippo-bears... *rubs hands evilly*
Feb. 14th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
oh, answers.com *pats it gently*
Feb. 18th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
Rules Questions!
I have a question about the rules and pets. So I'm doing a prosperity and each of my six families has at least one PT pet. Do those pets creators count against my grand total for sims usable per person?

Example: In one household I have a sim by X creator. I'm also planning on marrying in a dog by the same creator into one of the other houses (I'm following the prosperity rules about having an animal legacy for five gens too). Does that mean that creator is now no longer usable for my hood?

I was playing it with the idea of cats and dogs being separate from peoples since the chances of inbreeding are low. Very low. Unless my hood went in a direction that was exploding from space...

Speaking of which if the "two sims per person rule" doesn't apply to pets how does it work for pets? Is it two pets per creator regardless of type of pet?

Mostly because you can breed small dogs with large ones but the puppies will always favor the mother (for some reason they don't allow crossbreeding between the sizes - which sucks btw) so again, unless a creator has made a dog breed for both sizes the chances of inbreeding or 'same coating'...I guess are pretty low.

I'm sorry for being a pain, I'm asking because I didn't use any of my own pets for 'founders' when I started and I've been running out of PT pets to breed (which is why I love this challenge BTW). And then I realized according to the rules I was also locking out certain creators because of the "only two per person" rule.

Feb. 18th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
Re: Rules Questions!
For the second paragraph I mean to add. Does that mean that creator is no longer usable for my hood as an allowed marry in?

Lack of paid account editing fail there.
Mar. 6th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
Re: Rules Questions!
I think, since we really don't have enough pets for the "two per creator" rule to stand, its basically a free for all 'generally' on the pet front - so certainly that would count in a prosperity. Just so that it means YOU have more to share. :D

For THIS pet breeding challenge though, rules stand as stated ^_^
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Re: Rules Questions!
Thank you for the response and sorry for hijacking the thread like that. *sheepish*

Mar. 20th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
Suggestion to those playing:
To help speed things along a little, why not use christianlov's baby pet creator? ^_^
Apr. 17th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: Suggestion to those playing:
Duuuuuuuude. You have NO IDEA how much I love you right now for posting that. I was getting irritated trying to breed my animals. xD So much waiting!
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