Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Red Rosa Dove
Birthday: Monday, December 4, 2017
Owner: wispa
Mother: unnamed
Father: unnamed

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Rosa doves appear to bloom rather than hatch, unfolding from their eggs with fragrant petals already adorning their backs. These are tame creatures, and will allow a gentle person to handle them. Chicks are dependent on their parents or caretakers to feed them daily, preferring berries and seeds, but accepting insects as treats. The beautiful blooms on their backs release many fragrances, and for this reason they are coveted as pets in Synara. Often a whole flock of rosa doves may be found prancing around the bushes in a fancy garden, helping to keep the insect pests under control. Although it takes several weeks for them to learn how to fly, the rosa dove hatchlings have strong legs and can climb quite well.

There are many debates about the origins of these elegant birds. Although they are found most often around Synara city and the sparse woodlands near the Stream, rosa doves probably originated in distant forests. They are popular among both magi and ordinary people, often allowed to fly about gardens to keep the pest populations low, and to serve decorative purposes as well. There are many different varieties of rosa dove, some bred for their color and others for their pungent aromas which waft through the air when they fly. The scent comes from oils in their petals, which are highly prized in Synara for the aromatic perfumes they produce. The petals may be collected without harming the birds, as they constantly molt and discard any petals that are not in top condition. At the Keep, rosa doves are valued for these same oils, as they can be used to make briar water, a key ingredient in many love and sleeping potions. In Synara, they have an old tradition of being released at weddings and special celebrations. When they fly, rosa doves drop some of their petals, and when several dozen of them are released at once, fragrant petals rain down on the guests in a spectacular show of color.

Sprite art: Xenomorph | Description: PKGriffin