I was thinking about this latley and came up with some ideas about how the five species of pony (earth, pegasus, unicorn, alicorn, changeling) evolved.
For this, I will be using Darwin's theory of evolution. For those of you who do not know it, his theory states that animals with certain traits (such as better eysight, darker fur) are more likely to survive and reproduce, passing those traits onto their children.
My theory is that the original ponies were hornless and wingless and slighty weaker than Earth ponies. They had bright colors as a way to attract mates. Their cutie marks alreadt existed, probably simply due to the high levels of magic in Equestria/the pony's planet.
One day, some sort of disaster (drought, a new predator, flooding,…Read more >