Markings

Markings are dictated by the genotype of a character and each one has a set of limited guidelines for color, placement or intensity.

Don’t like the guidelines for how one of the markings including in your new genotype looks? Fear not!
  • Markings DO NOT have to be drawn on a submitted character to pass approval. If you don’t like a marking, just EXCLUDE it on the drawn artwork design. (Simply adjust the marking genotype to include ‘Carried’ for any markings you exclude in the design.)
  • These markings will still have the possibly of passing on during breeding,
  • However, you can not ADD markings outside a character’s genotype, please do not add drawn markings if your character does not have it listed in their genotype.

 

Minimal White / Minimal Black:

Small markings that can be added to any Balikin genotype to include a little extra personality. Spots, dots, small streaks and accents are allowed in the white areas marked above Colors should be 90% black or white, a small shift toward coat color is fine. This does not need to added to a character’s approval list of markings.

Flare:

A small area where Balikin may have a unique brightly colored accent. This marking should be one unbroken shape. This does not need to added to a character’s approval list of markings.

 


Common:

Cheeked:

  • Adds a solid or soft faded circular marking to the cheek.
  • Color: Any solid color.
  • Optional: Up to three unbroken circular spots may be added to the upper wing.

Chevron:

  • Adds evenly spaced stripes in sets of three any where on the body
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Dotted:

  • Adds small dots across the body, these can be located in only one place, or all over.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Hooded:

  • Adds a dark mask to the whole head.
  • Color: Black, Darker shade of coat color.
  • Optional: The tip of the nose, and space around the eyes may remain the base coat.
  • Optional: Wing tip may have a small darker marking as well.

Jet:

  • Adds a solid bar across the muzzle and along the center of the wings and belly. Locations are all optional, and only one needs to be covered.
  • Color: Any solid color.

 

Tipped:

  • Adds marks to each finger, or feather tip of the wing, front of the face, chest, ear and tail tips. Not all of these areas are required, at minimum two should be marked.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Underbelly:

  • Adds a soft or hard edged marking to the Balikin’s underside, ranging from the lower jaw to tail tip. Small gaps may exist.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.
  • Optional: The lower edge of the wings may also carry this marking. Wing area may have a secondary color from the main body.

Uncommon:

Full Tiger:

  • Adds natural striping on the upper side of the Balikin’s body, this marking does not carry over into the wings.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.
  • Optional: Marking may fade as it reaches the belly, or remain solid.

Painted:

  • Adds a solid, soft area with a single bright color to roughly 50% of the body and wings.
  • Color: Any color but pure white and pure black.

Ripple:

  • Adds a splotchy cover to the top of the body, and across wings. Marking may run from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail, or only cover some of this space.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

 

Spiral:

  • Adds Distinct banding that circles the body and wings. Marking should be relatively even in shape, but may vary in size across the body.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Wind:

  • Adds long solid streaks that run along the body, face or wings.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Wise:

  • Adds a circle mark to the head that rings the eyes. May also create a streak along the neck and chest that extends to the fingers and edge of wings.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Rare:

Marbled:

  • Adds blotchy circular markings with two tones across the whole body, that can vary in sizing.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.
  • Color: Inner and Outer spaces will also be the same color across the marking, and may either be darker on the outside, or lighter on the outside.
  • Optional: Small dots of both colors may stray outside the main markings.

Mud:

  • Adds soft blotches around the wings, and feet. Small spotted accents may line the edge.
  • Color: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.
  • Optional: Color may fade between different tones across the whole marking.

Sandstone:

  • Adds fine point speckles across the whole body, in varying intensities.
  • Color: Any single color.

Spotty:

  • Adds rows of small round spots across the whole body and wings.
  • Colors: Black. White. Darker shade of coat color. Lighter shade of coat color.

Legendary:

Aurora:

  • Adds soft organic markings with smaller white accents, resembling Aurora Borealis.
  • Colors: Light blue, green, purple and pink blended areas.

Eyes:

  • Adds a series of eye like rings with small dotted accents across the whole body and wings. Markings should be spaced apart and not overlap.
  • Colors: Bright colors with either a white or black central dot.
  • Optional: Colors may have a smooth gradient into other colors.

Misted:

  • Adds swirling patters across the whole body, that may fade into the coat color.
  • Colors: Split between any two colors.

Special Markings: