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Kaasht and minena are cross-fertile, though because of a difference in chromosomal number the hybrid offspring is nearly always sterile , like a mule. Such a being is called a leucrotta (after the mythical offspring of a lion and a hyena) and will never have any magical ability nor immunity. A leucrotta has only about a 1 in 500,000 chance of being fertile, and only if the hybrid is a female. Parentage makes a difference in leucrottas, if the father is a Kaaerd and the mother is a Mhirhhi (saa leucrotta) the offspring is weaker than either minena or kaasht. A saa will generally live only as long at a minena would. This type also tends to have only one or the other manipulitory organ, (tail or 'thumbs') and in some cases neither. Saas tend to have the feet, face, torso and mane (if male) of a kaasht, and the tail & ears of a minena (if the minena half of the leucrotta is Lesser, it will usually be earless). Their legs tend to be closer to the legnth of a minena's and their backs are usually straight.
In contrast, the children of a Mhorhho and a Kaalaa (Kho leucrotta) tend to have hybrid vigour, giving them more physical vitality than either parent, and they may live even longer than a kaasht, often reaching 250 yrs. This type usually has both prehensile tail and 'thumbs' on all feet. Khos usually have the feet, face, torso & mane of a minena, and the tail & ears of a kaasht, (if the minena half of the leucrotta is Lesser, it will usually not be earless). Their legs tend to be closer to the length of a kaasht's and their backs are sloped.
Both saa and kho leucrottas are highly sought after in the slave trade for their novelty, khos more so because they tend to be highly dextrous.
Note: leucrottas are very, very rare, and are only given out as playable charas by Sarah, like the Elementals. If you are offered one, you will be given the required application form for the species (not available on the website) over email.