Designing: Butterfly

Created: 1 May 2021, 02:33:38 UTC
Last updated: 3 October 2023, 04:54:24 UTC




Deidamia 2589




Bullet; White Butterfly is a marking that resembles the brightly-colored wings of a butterfly.
Bullet; White It is denoted with nBf or BfBf in your ketucari's genotype
Bullet; White Heterozygous  Butterfly has a pass rate of 15%, homozygous of 40%

Blue butterfly by archistock  Morpho butterfly by mandykat
(frist picture from archistock
second from mandykat)


Color & SHape

Butterfly should create the shape of a butterfly wing on your ketucari.

Butterfly can be any color that is be bright and saturated.
You may use up to three different colours, with gradients or thin stripes between them to smooth the transition.
It also has normally a soft, white shimmer on it.

Exclamation If using white, be sure that the marking does not look similar to minimal white.

Emberyes by Matriarchs-Haunt
These are examples of acceptable Butterfly colors, though you are not limited to this palette. These colors are vibrant and saturated, as Butterfly should be.

Ember No by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors are too desaturated for butterfly. The only time you have the option of making butterfly this desaturated is if you ketucari has the dilute, smokey, or flaxen genes.




Butterfly may appear on any part of the body. It must not cover more than 50% of the body, but must cover enough that it is immediately recognizable.


Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White Butterfly may be combined with Inferno or blue inferno, creating flames in the pattern of the butterfly instead of thin stripes or a gradient.

Examples for the use of Butterfly:

Stripy version
Morpho 1 by Narjana 

Smooth version
Morpho 2 by Narjana

You also may make this gene slightly transparent, so the genes beneath it can shine through.