A hatchling potooto has little attention span and even less courage, though there are some who think these hatchlings lay it on a little thick in order to get cuddles. When not sleeping, eating, or pulling on each other's tails, potooto hatchlings spend their time yelling at nothing in particular. Potootoes are bravest when in a large mob, and older hatchlings will occasionally join adults to drive off predators, though they usually have to lie down afterwards.
Potootoes may look like gryphons, but where gryphons are often noble creatures, potootoes are usually at least slightly deranged and not particularly bright. They spend most of their lives being mildly alarmed by everything around them, which often results in frequent loud and repetitive calls. However, they're generally pleasant beasts who are delighted when offered the smallest kindness, and they will swiftly become friends with whoever - or whatever - allows it. Most potootoes are of medium size, not large enough to ride, but able to carry small loads if their magi can convince them that nearby bushes, puddles, and small children aren't actually going to eat them.
Sprite art: Borealum | Description: Sochitelya