Kubrow Breeding Basics
You have two options when creating a Kubrow companion, you can select a random imprint or you can combine two imprints to create a new Kubrow.
You will need:
- 1 Kubrow Egg
- 1 Incubator Power Core
- Open Stasis Slot
- Kubrow Incubation Module installed in your ship
These items with the exception of the Incubation Module can all be purchased from Darvos market for Credits or Platinum depending on the item. The Incubation Module can only be obtained by starting the Howl of the Kubrow Quest. Please be aware that you will also need to complete the Howl of the Kubrow quest to obtain your Kubrow collar before you will be able to take your Kubrow companion with you into a mission.
There are several characteristics assigned to your Kubrow that can be considered their "genes". When you create an imprint of your Kubrow, these genes are stored in the imprint. When combining two identical imprints, you will receive a copy of the Kubrow they were created from, with the exception of gender and size attributes which are always randomly determined.
Each Kubrow Imprint created contains the following details, taken from the source Kubrow:
- Base Color : Base color of the fur pattern
- Secondary Color : Secondary color of the fur pattern
- Tertiary Color : Tertiary color of the fur pattern
- Body Type : Regular, Heavy or Thin
- Size : The height of the Kubrow (but will differ based on gender)
- Eye Color : Color of the Kubrows eyes
- Fur Pattern : Striped, Polka Dots, Lotus etc.
- Personality : Sahasa, Raksa, Huras or Sunika
*NOTE* Customization of appearance using gene-masking kits does NOT change the stored traits on created patterns.
Breeding with Genetic Imprints:
When combining two imprints from two entirely different Kubrows, each gene value has a 50/50 chance of becoming the dominant value on the new Kubbie (Kurbow cub). So if you have one Raksa Print and one Sahasa Print, the resulting Kubrow will be picked from one of those two classes. If you use two Raksa Prints, the resulting Kubbie will be a Raksa.
For fur colors, each color is chosen separately. You may get the primary and secondary colors from the second print, both colors from the first print, or a mixture of the two.
Fur pattern color choices may lead to some confusion as fur patterns have different primary and secondary color locations based on the pattern chosen.
The pictures below show the difference between two imprints with the same colors but different fur patterns: