Animal Breeding

Animal breeding is a complex and often unintuitive process, so we’ve decided to tell you more about it. We hope that this will eliminate any confusion with these game mechanics.

The process of breeding animals can be divided into 3 stages:

  • Taming
  • Feeding and cleaning
  • Growth and breeding 

Taming 

The quality of the tamed animal depends directly on the quality of the wild animal, which is set randomly, but not less than 10 and no more than 80. At the same time, the quality is limited by the actual level of the "Animal Lore" skill of the player. If the quality of the wild animal is higher than the skill level, then the quality of the tamed animal will be equal to the skill level.

Feeding and Cleaning 

Tamed animals should be fed and kept clean. Lack of food and heavy unsanitary conditions have a negative impact on reproduction and can lead to the death of animals. Hungry and dirty animals cease to lay eggs, give milk and produce wool.

The food container is checked every 3 hours in the MMO version (for LiF: YO this is a server owner-defined setting). If the container is empty or there is not enough food in it, the animals begin to starve. Hunger reduces the chance of reproduction and increases the chance of death. If the animal dies of starvation, the waste indicator (Dung’o’meter) increases.

Animals leave an amount of dung that’s approximately equal to half of the food eaten. Depending on whether it is a chicken coop or a stable, the maximum amount of dung can be different. When the amount exceeds the maximum allowed (more than 100%), the stall becomes contaminated. Waste continues to be produced until you clean the stable/coop (cleaning is available when more than one piece of dung is in the stall). The greater the level of contamination, the higher the chance for death of an animal and the less chance of reproduction, until the stall is completely cleaned.



Growth and reproduction 

Animals grow, eat and produce dung every 3 real hours, and their quality is recalculated as they grow. If the stall is clean and the trough is full of high-quality food, then there is a chance of improving the quality of the animals. Otherwise, the quality of the animals may go down.

For each animal type, there is a value of the maximum age - having lived to this age, the animal is guaranteed to die.

The period in which an animal can reproduce is between 20% and 70% of the animals life expectancy. During the first 20% of their life, an animal is too young and cannot reproduce, and they are too old in the last 30%. 

Quality does not affect the life expectancy of the animal (0.11.6.0 patch). Maximum age is now a static value.

Table of maximum age: 

Animal

Age

Chicken

25

Rabbit

25

Sheep / Ram

75

Pig / Boar

75

Cow / Bull

125

Horse / Stallion

125


Table of the fertility age: 

Animal

Age

Chicken

5 - 17

Rabbit

5 - 17

Sheep

15 - 52

Ram

15 - 52

Pig

15 - 52

Boar

15 - 52

Cow

25 - 87

Bull

25 - 87

Horse

25 - 87

Stallion

25 - 87

During the breeding process, the chance of offspring is checked for each female and an arbitrary male. The quality of the new addition will be equal to the average quality of its parents.

For animals in breeding pens, the chance for the appearance of offspring is increased, and the mating is not random, which makes offspring quality control possible.

On days with clear weather (Fair) the breeding chance is twice as high. Therefore, southern regions are the most suitable for breeding animals.

 

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