Occasionally a leech hatches with a defect that doesn't come under any trait classifications.
While unique, these are often detrimental and indicate some other genetic defect going on behind the scenes, resulting in poor health, behaviour, and lifespan. Most breeders will actively reject a leech that hatches with an unlisted trait, and those who actively seek them out to own are often viewed with scorn as people who do not care for the creatures' wellbeing, only their looks.
Traits that go far beyond the usual restrictions of normal leeches. These often have spectacular definitions and titles setting them apart from their common counterparts.
Legendary traits differ from unlisted in that they form as highly specialized adaptations as the leech ages, rather than a defect.
A simple spiked ridge of horns that grow as an extension of the jaw, on either side of the face.
The crown is a regal looking trait, and the leeches that sport them tend to act the part.
Note: This is its own horn trait, and therefore more horns cannot be added onto the leech without the many horns Myth trait.
A genetic mishap that causes a smaller third horn to grow along the center of the head.
They can exist as their own short set of three horns, or as an addition to any set of duo head horns, such as impaler. On some occasions, the third horn can grow into another singular horn type, like uni.
Note: No matter the combination, the listed trait will be Tri horns. Add the horn types in the description if applicable!
Two horns that combine as arch in the middle.
It’s considered a regal trait to have, but leeches with this trait are prone to getting objects lodged between their horns.
There's a tale of a hunter following helpless animal cries in the forest, only to find a leech suspended midair with its arc horns stuck on a tree branch.