Designing: Overcast

Created: 6 March 2021, 12:13:56 UTC
Last updated: 3 October 2023, 04:10:24 UTC




Bullet; White Overcast creates smokey patches.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, overcast is denoted by the letters "nOrc" (heterozygous) or "OrcOrc" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, overcast has a pass rate of 40%. Homozygous overcast has a 65% pass rate.

Color and Shape


Overcast can be a lighter or 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 lighter. Trailing may never be pure white or pure black.
Washoutyes by Matriarchs-Haunt

Dskyes by Matriarchs-Haunt 
These colors would be acceptable for this base color. They are either a lighter, darker, or desaturated version of the base. Notice that this small change is not overbearing.

Overcast will create 'cloudy' patches across the base coat. Shape wise, it must always be soft edged and irregular but not 'spotty'. They should have a sort of 'natural pattern' and be very dense like an 'overcast' sky. They are often a combination of 'strands and spots' and not a single patch like in Charring or Bleaching. 


Overcast can appear anywhere on the body. It has no minimum or maximum range, but must be immediately noticeable in the design.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over Overcast. 
Bullet; White  Keep in mind that, like many other markings, Overcast can change color where it overlaps with colorful markings such as frill and hued points.
Bullet; White Spots can be influenced by infernovaporrust and segment
Bullet; White If a ketucari has both marbling and overcast, it may take on a design similar to clouded leopards with large rosettes of either lighter or darker than base coat color


Bullet; WhiteIf a ketucari has strand, overcast, and marlbe the three may be combined to create ocelot rosettes.

Overcastinferno by Matriarchs-Haunt
Overcast effected by Inferno
Overcastvapor by Matriarchs-Haunt
Overcast effected by Vapor


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

Bullet; White Overcast may have a subtle gradient like below
Overcastgradient by Matriarch's Haunt