Hmmm, definetly want them to be 4 ft tall now, kinda funny
especially if their "devil" tails drag on the ground behind them
Ok, I had an idea to explain away why they have those
vaguely jigsaw shaped bony protruding plates (and/or ridges but I prefer the plates)
on the tops of their heads (THe bony beaks are just a by product I think, calciified I dunno)
Basically, I was thinking of stags, they have a mating season every year (or they did have when they were birds)
and it is only during this short period (dunno how long, better check my nature books, guessing 2-3 months) that they mate and procreate the species (kind of fits with them, big eggeries and stuff)
Anyhow, I figure, that like stags, they compete over the females (maybe less females to males kind of thing) and part of their comptetion, mating ritual (when they were birds/pterodactyl type things) was a ritualised combat (though it can be deadly) involving the two birds clashing off against each other with fierce headbutts, hence the growth of the
bony plates on the head
hmm, dunno, is it only mammals (and not birds/dinosaurs that have mating season) maybe there is no mating season but they still fight over the ladies anyhow, hence the bony plates
Maybe they shed them and grow new ones each year like stags or would it be better if they were permanent
(probnably better if they were permanent, only coming to term in full maturity kind of thing - so soft heads til get older)
so do we need stats for immature Ulvar?
Oh, and clearly females dont have the bony plates on their heads
I figure the females may only really be "appreciated" by the males when they (the females) are in "heat"
does this fit for birds I dont know
Thinking about Intelligence, if they have any "crow" in them they should be qiute smart/cunning so maybe a +1 int is appropriate - definetly based on pterodactyls though I guess they evolved into birds and then Ulvar?
Should have a relatively long lifespan too (like crows) thouhg less than humans (maybe 1-10 = childhood, 10-20 = adolescence, 20-30 = maturity, 30-40 = old age)
eyesight, got this from a site about the American Bald Eagle
"Did you know that bald eagles have remarkably good eyesight? They can see four to seven times better than people. They can see things from a very far distance of up to one mile. This characteristic enables them to search for their food high up in the sky or from a perch in a tree or cliff. "
so, need to bring this across in some way