Designing: Gecko

Created: 6 March 2021, 11:31:56 UTC
Last updated: 22 February 2024, 23:20:33 UTC




Real life examples:


Bullet; WhiteGecko is a series of patches of darkened bands with darkened, desaturated interiors  
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, gecko is denoted by the letters "nGk" (heterozygous) or "GkGk" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, Gecko has a pass rate of 40%. Homozygous roan has a 65% pass rate.


Gecko must be a darker color of your chosen base, with a minor deviation in hue. It can also be a fully desaturated color of the base, as long as it is darker. Gecko's outlines may be pure black. The interior is always a desaturated color of the base, as long as it is darker; it can be fully desaturated.


Dskyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a darker version of the base, or a darker and desaturated version of the base. The last color on the right shows a minor deviation in hue, and is slightly more yellow than the base itself. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Dskno by Matriarchs-Haunt

Gecko can come in patches originating from the top of the ketucari
Smooth Feather Base Geck1 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Lines may be open, and have minor breaks in them.
The interior can fade into the base. 
There must be distinct bands separating the interior from the base.
Geck 2 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Gecko may go horizontal. Be sure there are points connecting the marking to the top of the ketucari.
Geck 3 by Matriarchs-Haunt


There is no range to Gecko, but it must be immediately recognizable.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White Gecko must go over all markings except silvering, fading, and white marks; but colorful markings such as Hued Points and Frill can show through gecko.

Bullet; White Gecko may be affected by Segment


Here are some small accents you can add to your designs to make them more unique!

Bullet; White Gecko may be irregular in its borders, have a subtle gradient, and/or have small spots in and around it.
Geck 4 by Matriarchs-Haunt