Designing: Shatter

Created: 3 June 2022, 04:10:11 UTC
Last updated: 6 October 2023, 01:58:10 UTC




  • Shatter breaks up a marking on a ketucari into fragments or pieces.
  • In your ketucari’s genotype, shatter is represented by “nSha” (heterozygous) or “ShaSha” (homozygous)
  • In its heterozygous form, shatter has a passrate of 50%. Homozygous shatter has a passrate of 75%.

Color and Shape

Shatter cannot display on its own, but instead modifies another marking-- the modified marking is “broken up”, with all or part of it divided into smaller pieces by erasing into the marking.

The edge hardness of shatter should respect the original edge hardness of the marking-- soft markings should have soft fragments, hard markings hard fragments.

Shatter can be created by erasing lines into all or part of the marking, or alternatively erasing a textured brush such as a cracked brush into the marking, as long as it is visibly “divided”. Fragments can be irregular, and the splits can be incomplete.

Shatter does not have to modify the entire marking, and can optionally only affect a portion of it. Additionally, pieces can be slightly “offset” from the main marking, as long as they are still noticeably part of the same marking, as in the example above.



Shatter can only be restricted to another marking. It shares the range of the marking it’s restricted to.


Fragment sizes have no maximum, but they should not be smaller than the example below, and the space between pieces of the marking should not be larger than the stripe in the sample below:


Interaction with Other Markings

  • Shatter can affect the dun stripe of any color modifier, but cannot affect the modified base coat.
  • When combined with Marble, Shatter can optionally cause the marking to take on an appearance similar to a “broken mackerel” or “spotted” tabby cat pattern instead of “fragmenting” it.
  • Shatter may restrict the modified pattern to any other marking EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING MARKINGS. If the ketucari does not have any eligible markings, Shatter will not be visible. It can still be carried and passed onto this ketucari’s offspring, however.


White marks







Scale Marks


  • Shatter can have any accents the marking it is applied to can have.