Teica

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Common Teica
Marsh Teica
Wood Teica
Desert Teica
Wooly Teica

About

Teica are used as a primary livestock, and its wooly hair for use in the manufacture of clothing.
Common Names
Teica (Waejir), Tëka (Kythus)

Description

Classification
Mammal
Size
Adults 35 – 66 kilograms (70-130 pounds), 0.75 metres (2 feet 6 inches) at the shoulder, and 1.2 metre (3 feet 6 inches) body length.
Appearance
Stocky quadrupeds with short tails, dark coloured legs, and a brown coat of medium hair. Large heads, with small rounded ears.
Sexual dimorphism
No notable difference between the sexes.
Variance
Wild teica will still have the goring tusks used for uprooting edible roots, and other food. These tusks are pulled in young domestics to prevent injury to handlers.

Ecology

Habitat
There are several sub-species of Teica each suited to their preferred biomes. In general they prefer woody or grassy regions where they can browse a variety of foodstuff.
Diet
Herbivores. Roots, mushrooms, nuts, grasses and other plant material.

Behaviour

Social grouping
Small family herds up to a dozen members. Larger herds in domesticated varieties.
Temperament
Wary.
Intelligence
Animal.
Reproduction
Mating occurs in the autumn with females live birthing up to 4 young in the spring, which grow to adult size and sexual maturity by their second year.

Sub-Species

The sub-species of teica vary primarily in colouration and quality of their hair. Most are the same size and follwo the same patterns of behaviour.

Common Teica

Domesticated variety raised primarily as food stock. They tend to the brown haired, black legged and faced colours typical of the species.

Desert Teica

Light brown with sandy tones on the legs and belly. A leaner bodied species well adapted to arid climates.

Marsh Teica

Dark brown nearly black all over, this wild species is common in marshlands and boggier swamps. They have webbed toes making them passable swimmers.

Red Teica

Red-brown in colour, with a lighter belly and neck. This species tends to hilly and flat lands of a temperature clime.

Woods Teica

Brown with black face and legs, and a white or cream coloured neck and belly.

Wooly Teica

Very coarse wooly coat of grey brown colour, with dark legs and face typical of their shorter haired cousins. This species is domesticated as a textile producer. Their hair is sheared, combed and collected for the production of woollen goods.

Domestication

General
A few sub-species of teica are kept in large domestic herds, primarily as food stock and textile producers.
Resources
Teica provide Meat, milk, leather and textile fibres.

Stories

See Also

Teica Ticks