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Playing With: Gender Equals Breed
Basic Trope: The offspring of an Interspecies Romance or two distinct breeds/subspecies has the sons the same as their fathers and the daughters the same as their mothers.
  • Straight: Bob is a raccoon married to Alice, a skunk. Their daughter Claire is a skunk, and their son Dave is a raccoon.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob have 12 babies; 6 male raccoons and 6 female skunks who are basically clones of their respective parents in every way.
  • Downplayed: Claire is a skunk, but she has a few of her father's traits.
  • Justified: Alice and Bob both belong to One Gender Races, or have Bizarre Sexual Dimorphism that can look like this trope.
  • Inverted: Claire is a raccoon and Dave is a skunk.
  • Subverted:
    • Alice and Bob learn that their child is going to be male and believe he will be a raccoon, but when he's born, he's black with white stripes.
    • Claire and Dave are both skunks.
  • Double Subverted: Because the doctors got the gender wrong.
  • Parodied: Dave is a skunk, but Alice and Bob refer to him as female and buy him pink clothes.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Alice and Bob don't have offspring.
    • Alice and Bob have multiple children, with males and females of both raccoons and skunks.
    • Claire and Dave are Patchwork Kids, making them raccoon-skunk hybrids.
  • Enforced:
    • "We're not putting some kind of raccoon-skunk hybrid in our show, that's too weird! Just make the boys raccoons and the girls skunks like their parents."
    • The artists don't want to have to design a bunch of brand new characters, so they just make the children smaller versions of their parents.
  • Lampshaded: "Awww, Dave looks just like his Daddy!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Alice and Bob are both raccoons. Or skunks.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Since males and females look very different, this opens up discrimination and hate crime within the civilization.

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