Kirin development is moving along nicely. I estimate that the new Kirin magical horse breed is about 50-60% complete. New Kirin DNA code is in place, as well as some new refactoring to improve how the DNA code works in general. I'm most of the way through the model development, though there are some things I need to change, and a few visual features still to add.
Crafting the model and getting it just right is probably the hardest part to developing a new mob. I debated posting a screenshot of what the Kirin currently looks like, but I thought you'd like to see it, even if it's unfinished. Now, please keep in mind that this model is unfinished, and also that this guy is still wearing the unicorn texture, with unfinished pieces for the antlers and beard (he will get his own texture, and his beard won't look like it came from a wooden chest).
Here is a unicorn pic for comparison:
As you can see, the kirin looks kind of deer-like at the moment. Even though you can't see it well in this pic, his tail is pretty much done, and I'm happy with it.
As with all other magical horses, the kirin can have children with other breeds, and make babies that share traits from both parents. This will lead to all sorts of interesting cross-breed possibilities, as well as a new Ultimate Unicorn with a special texture.