Mhoats with this trait have a magic deficiency that causes the plates on their body to grow and fall off over time. This can affect small sections of the body or cause the majority of the mhoat to lack a shell, but there will always be some part of the shell present. Additionally, this can cause plates to grow in areas where they otherwise wouldn't, but this does affect the transformation ability of things like a mhoat's front limbs.
These plates are made of transparent or colored glass, showing the bones underneath. Can have colored markings, but must still maintain the plate color rules.
*The image is just an example of how the trait should work. Bones should be within the greyscale color range much like the sclera, nails, and teeth.
This trait gives a vabbit plates made of bone that tend to be exclusively bone colors; greyscale or neutral colors are all possible similar to the color guidelines for Greyscale Goo or Neutral Goo for mhoats. These plates have fewer vents and tend to shift more often making a rattling bone sound when the vabbit walks. The lack of vents and movement of the plates lead these vabbits to have less control of their steam when actively releasing it and the open vent on their nose constantly gives off a steady stream.
This trait causes a vabbit to lack the connective tissue that feeds its plates and joins the plates to the skin and muscle beneath. As a result, their plates tend to be much weaker and over time crack and flake away showing the muscle and sometimes even internal organs below should the trait compromise the vabbit's skeleton in areas such as the face. Given that parts of their internal body are open to the air, most vabbits with this trait refuse to use their vents to release steam as it increases the failure of their plates and can cause damage to the unprotected parts of their body.
*Any internal part of the vabbit shown must be similar in color to the plates as the plates and internal flesh of a vabbit share the same color. If you wish to use a unique color for the inner flesh of a vabbit then you would need to have the associated color trait (single, double triple) or tone trait (warm or cool) that is required for the plates.
Vabbits with this trait have plates of ice that form in rocky shapes or can be shaped similarly to ice sculptures. When exposed to extreme heat these plates will become drippy but don't seem to melt at all and these vabbits give off an aura of chilly air which can be welcomed when working in hot tunnels or during summer.
Can be used for temporary writing, such as with chalk. While the main plates are black or very dark gray, the vabbit's claws and Back Plates (trait) can still be other colors, following the rules of the plating colors. The chalkboard color is exempt from the count.
Vabbits with this trait form glass-like plating that slowly fills with a liquid that is a more intense version of the flesh colors present in the vabbit's inner ear. The outside of these plates can have a variety of markings that are held to plate color requirements, with measurement type markings being fairly common.
This unique type of plating appears visually like an hourglass with endlessly falling sand and appears to be made of natural materials such as glass, wood, and stone. The sand present in these hourglasses is always the color of the plating present on the body and it is rumored that a vabbit with these plates measures the lifespan of creatures around them through the total amount of sand present at the bottom and top of the glass sections but this seems to be mere superstition.