With the coming of patch 5.1, nine new rares have been introduced into Stonetalon Mountains. There are now a total of fourteen rares in this zone, you can see the "older" inhabitants in this post: Stonetalon Mountains Rare Spawns. These new rares are all beasts, and were added to give hunters some fun new pets to look for - especially while leveling. A few of the rares introduced to this zone will definitely make some amazing looking ones too. Several of them have totally brand new, one of a kind unique looks.
I have a feeling that Quall, the beautiful level 25 sapphire owl, will be one of the most highly sought after unique rares in this zone. This bird spawns just outside of the small goblin-style hut just south of Windshear hold. Until now, the only tamable owls that looked anything close to Quall (same model, different color) were the Emerald Skytalon and Alystros the Verdant Keeper in Dragonblight. I also think that Quall would look pretty cool paired up with the Jade Owl companion pet, even though they are different colors.
Feras, the level 25 spotted orange cat, also has a brand new unique look. In my opinion, with those red eyes, hunched stance, shiny body and spots - this guy is totally the offspring of two other rares: Dishu and Pogeyan.
Sparkwing, the level 27 blue and white spiked wind serpent, is the other unique pet introduced to the zone. He can be found inside Boulderslide Cavern. NPCScan will pick him up from outside the cavern if he's up, and if your tracking beasts you will be able to see him on your mini-map as well from outside.
The rest of the rares in the zone are not unique, but there are still some notable ones for sure. Khep-re, the level 28 purple scarab-beetle, allows low-level hunters to tame this coloration before level 85 now. Tenok, the level 28 blue and purple spiked raptor, also gives hunters a chance to have this color pet far earlier (previously this color couldn't be tamed until level 74). The same also goes for Volux, the level 29 blue and purple wasp. Prior to patch 5.1 the only tamable wasp of this color was the Florawing Hive Queen in Zul'Gurub.
Then of course, we have Dustflight the Cowardly, the lowest level tamable purple and green tallstrider that matches both the Swift Forest Strider mount from the Darkmoon Faire and the Darkmoon Hatchling companion pet!
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|Feras, Quall & Arae|
|Iriss the Widow, Sparkwing & Khep-Re|
|Tenok, Volux & Dustflight the Cowardly|
/npcscan add 50812 Arae