A lot of people have been asking me if they can make "Toucats" or Toucan Gryphons. And I'm all for it! I don't own the species! Gryphons are really just feline bodies and avian heads (ect...). I can't own something that's been around for so long! Plus there are loads of toucan gryphons already out there now.
I want to encourage people to create their own characters and not have to worry about infringing upon me, because they aren't - if they're creating a toucan gryphon.
What I am worried about is that some people will make Keel-Billed Toucans and Cheetah mixes - basically recreating Tango. I don't have a "hold" on those two species being combined, but I do like how unique Tango is and I don't want him to lose that quality.
Is there some way that I can both encourage people to make gryphons yet discourage them of recreating Tango? Is that even possible or ethical?