A Burrabb family consists of a maha and “his” herra. While the maha are, for the most part in charge of the family, the herra actually run it. They have to. Mahas have a very hard time getting along with other mahas. The same pheromones that keep their herra bonded to them make other mahas aggressive and hostile. Burrabb society works when the herra negotiate and the maha give advice from the sidelines.