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Hriak
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I'm guessing it's a silly question, but I just can't figure it out. There are so many Unchecked varieties of animals that are listed on the G.E. For example, an unchecked Strawberry Cow. How are these obtained? I thought maybe that if I right-clicked to remove a new born in a pen that I would get an unchecked version, but no, I get a child (using Shrooms in this example).

Not that I want unchecked critters, it is just bugging me! What simple logistic am I missing?
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16-Apr-2019 00:41:48

Demither10
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Heh. Unchecked animals are the ones found while training combat or skills. So if you’re hunting Chinchimpas and you get the farm drop, you’ll receive an unchecked Chinchompa variety. :)

16-Apr-2019 00:59:07

Hriak
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Using Chocolate Cow as an example because I'm looking at the GE for that at this writing.

Demither10, I understand that theory, but...
I have never come across an Unchecked Chocolate Cow that way. Are you certain killing cows can award one? You may want to head over to the Wiki and update it with this information.

Tren, I understand that theory, but...
Unchecked Chocolate Cows have existed on the Grand Exchange long before Adam Antite the Farmhand was added to the game. I can't offer you any advice on your idea.
The Unchecked Chocolate Cow was 73,939 GP from October 19 to November 4, 2018. Then it jumped to 77,383, and then so on upwards until mid-March. I'm certain you know about the Grand Exchange and can see this.
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16-Apr-2019 04:01:03

Samora Kiba
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An unchecked version of an animal is a stackable version without any traits or progress yet. It can be obtained by killing whatever drops these animals in the wild (e.g. dragons or yaks), through the trapper, or for example by using the collector farmhand at the breeding pen. Especially the breeding pen collector would explain how you can find unchecked versions of every animal: if a new animal is born into a full breeding pen, it's picked up as 'unchecked' animal to be collected from the collector.
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16-Apr-2019 05:20:39

Trewavas
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Some unchecked animals were indeed on the G.E. before the introduction of Farmhands. However, I believe I am right in saying that these were merely 'placeholders' in effect - you wouldn't actually be able to buy one no matter how much you offered as they didn't exist as in-game item. This was mainly for breeds that you could previously unlock through breeding.

With the release of Farmhands, it is now possible to receive an 'unchecked' version from the Trapper and Collector, which can then be sold on the G.E.

Chocolate cows, which you used as an example, are obtained through breeding regular cows. However, The Trapper farmhand can find one (unchecked variant) on his travels, though this is arguably a more inefficient way of obtaining one.
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16-Apr-2019 09:30:18 - Last edited on 16-Apr-2019 09:30:52 by Trewavas

Megycal
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I've had a vanilla cow (unchecked) from the trapper. I've also had various types of spider including fever and night versions.

16-Apr-2019 09:57:47 - Last edited on 16-Apr-2019 09:58:16 by Megycal

Hriak
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I think Trewavas might have it. They were placeholders.

Since their GE values changed as their actual in-game item versions changed, that opens up a whole new issue about "price fixing" on the part of Jagex. How can their prices go up when they don't yet exist, so are not being traded?

I'm guessing it's the same sort of system they use now to keep clean herbs worth more their grimy versions. Prior to POF, the grimy herbs were worth more than the clean. Since the best farmer outfit now harvests herbs in their cleaned state, they HAD to make them worth more than the grimy versions, and be able to maintain it so.
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06-May-2019 00:19:49

Ethereal199
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Hriak said:
Since their GE values changed as their actual in-game item versions changed, that opens up a whole new issue about "price fixing" on the part of Jagex. How can their prices go up when they don't yet exist, so are not being traded?


GE guide prices can still change even if no trades occur, since the algorithm also takes into account unfilled buy/sell offers. See Hazelmere's Signet Ring (the best most recent example) and also discontinued rares such as Partyhats during the Trade Limit/Junk Trading era.
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06-May-2019 09:37:55 - Last edited on 06-May-2019 09:39:32 by Ethereal199

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