Edit: I've decided to make grifflets a closed species since I am going to be selling some designs to help pay my university costs
Warning: Large file! Sorry about that, I wanted to make sure the text was readable!
If you were wondering what these birbs are: https://www.weasyl.com/submission/694388/birbs you now know. As modeled by my own character here, the "coat" is actually the wings. It's an optical illusion!
This idea has probably been done before and I doubt I'm the first one to come up with that name but whatever, I like drawing them and I wanted to put up a reference for myself. I usually just call them 'birbs' but I thought they also needed a name that was more specific, although I might change it. I've been working on these guys for a while and I thought I'd share.
Idk how this species stuff works haha. I don't know if I want them to be a closed species or an open species or something in between, I just like giving them to my friends. I'm considering trying to sell designs because textbooks are expensive, let me know if you're interested!
Anyway, some more info on these birbs:
That's all I've really figured out so far. Some info may be up to change. I think eventually I will make a google doc with more detailed info. Feel free to ask questions about them!