Oh, I know, they ARE sisters in my opinion, the thing is that I can't really picture Derpy as their mother because I see her as a silly, carefree and somewhat of a klutz pegasus, but not incompetent whatsoever. But not as a mother. With all due respect to all the fans, of course, but that is the impression I got of her.
Well if you read today tommorow forever you see how even tyhought she is odd she is still caring, and if you say that sparkled is the same age as derpy, then maybe horses age appearance is slower, like how it is in real life sort of
That could be a possible explanation. Still, however, one of the problems I see is age. Derpy looks to me as a young adult, Dinky pretty much same as the CMC, around ten years more or less. Also, there's Amethyst Star herself, she also looks like a young adult, same age as Derpy even. Add to all that the fact that neither Derpy nor Dinky have had any sort of interaction between each other in the show.
The must I can come up with as those two having some sort of relationship would be that Amethyst and Derpy are very close friends, maybe cousins, and Dinky sees Derpy as another big sister.
Now that got me thinking a bit longer and I remembered Golden Harvest and Written Script. It seems clearer that they may be related to Dinky than her to Derpy, parents and daughter is one, but again, there's the age issue.
Maybe, another explanation that would keep the other one intact could be: Maybe Written Script is ANOTHER sibling of Dinky and Amethyst. Now, assuming that Golden Harvest is in a relationship with WS, she could be his girlfriend, and given that GH is usually protrayed as being Derpy's friend and/or roommate it could be considered a bonus for fanon.
I think a better solution would be to either finally stablish ages or design more character models.
That or it was all just a random event and the show's artists love to mess with us. Which would be my kind of fun I must say.
Very nice. But unlike many fans(No offense everyone), I see these two as Derpy's sisters than her daughters(Derpy is the middle child). My take on Derpy: She was originally born a Unicorn. But she had a magical mishap(Can be any kind of magical mishap/accident that can happen, and this is Derpy we're talking about here people) that turned her into a Pegasus and locked her in that form. Not even Celestia herself could figure out how to turn her back.
I see them as being derpy's. not sure on the father though. maybe they're adopted? (if they're the doctors children they have to be adopted, hes a time lord. time lords are sterile.)
now to justify how two ponies could have children that are unlike the parents, imagine theres a gene with three different possible alleles and pegasus and unicorn are dominant. alleles assumed to be e for earth pony, P for pegasus, and U for unicorn. ee or PU is earth pony. PU is earth pony because the wings and horn normally overwrite each other, resulting in both simply being vestigial skeletal structures. PP or eP is Pegeasus. UU or eU is Unicorn.
Since someone will probably ask about alicorns, this is how i see alicorns working. theyre caused by an extremely rare double mutation, which has to occur in a specific order with specific genes. the chances of it happening or extremely small, barely anything at all. first it requires a PU gene. this gene is copied as the first mutation, resulting in a PU PU, normally just leading to an earth pony whos got slightly more health issues. than two alleles need to be switched for the second mutation, causing a PP UU. the genes no longer overwrite each other; this means it is possible for an alicorn to exist, but because of the mutation involved, its more than likely the offspring will die instead. the chances of an alicorn being born and not dieing before its traits are identified or before its born is seen better in the birth ratio: about two or three alicorns are born healthy every generation.
now that ive explained pony genetics, i can die from D'AAAAW induced diabeetus in piece.
Aw, those two are so cute and they look similar enough to the point where one can buy the idea that they're family.
In regards to the argument that Dinky and Sparkler (or Amethyst Star if you prefer) have to be biological sisters because of the Sister Hooves Social, I don't think Applejack would strictly only allow biological sisters to compete. After all, she had no problem allowing her "honorary family" help out in The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 episode. So really, I think any kind of close family will do. Personally, I like to think of them as cousins or stepsisters.
I would like to think that Sparkler is Dinky's sister, but when they were orphaned, she was just a year or two too young to be Dinky's legal guardian. So Ditzy/Derpy adopted them both to keep them together, and Sparkler has grown to to love her just as much as Dinky, even if she is only several years older than her.