Designing: Moonspots


Real life examples:


Bullet; White Moonspots are a series of irregular light spots that appear all over a ketucari's body. 
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, moonspots is denoted by the letters "nMs" (heterozygous) or "MsMs" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, moonspots has a pass rate of 30%. Homozygous moonspots have a 55% pass rate.


Moonspots must be a lighter 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 lighter. Moonspots may be pure white.

Washoutyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a lighter version of the base, or a lighter 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.

Washoutno by Matriarchs-Haunt
These colors would be unacceptable for moonspots. They are either darker than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

Shapewise, Moonspots can have soft or hard edges. Moonspots can have any of the shapes below. A single ketucari can have a combination of different spot types. In long feathers, the spots may be a bit blended or "stretched out" to show the texture of the feathers.

Spot Types by Matriarchs-Haunt

Here're the min and max size for Moonspots
Smooth Feather Range 2 by TheCheryl


Moonspots can appear anywhere on the body. It has no minimum or maximum range, but must be immediately noticeable in the design.
Try to not make it resemble mottling or vitiligo.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over moonspots. 
Bullet; White  Keep in mind that, like many other markings, moonspots can change color where they overlap with colorful markings such as frill and hued points.
Bullet; White  When paired with spotting, the two may combine to create one of these effects:
 Lighter Inner Color and Darker Outer Ring:
Buckeyelight By Poison Anthem-dcctp4o by Matriarchs-Haunt
Or Darker Inner Color and Lighter Outer Ring
Buckeyedark By Poison Anthem-dcctp5l by Matriarchs-Haunt

If a ketucari has strand, marbling, and moonspots, the three may be combined to make a pattern similar to a king cheetah, but the color of the king cheetah marking will be pale. 
Moonspots may also combine with just marbling to make pale rosettes!
The ketucari below is an example of king cheetah using moonspots instead of spotting:


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

Bullet; White Moonspots may have a subtle gradient like below (but lighter than the base coat of course).
Spot Color 2 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Moonspots can have some slight texturing around the edges like the examples below.
0a7ec4f4fc34242b393da88678bf91ae by Matriarchs-Haunt