Designing: Speckling

Created: 6 March 2021, 12:32:28 UTC
Last updated: 6 October 2023, 02:44:45 UTC




Speckling by Matriarchs-Haunt
Bullet; White Speckles are dark freckles that appear over the ketucari's body.
Bullet; White In your ketucari's genotype, speckling is denoted by the letters "nSpc" (heterozygous) or "SpcSpc" (homozygous).
Bullet; White In its heterozygous form, speckling has a pass rate of 60%. Homozygous speckling has a 85% pass rate.

Color and Shape

Overall, be sure not to make speckling spots too uniform. They should be random in their grouping.

Speckling 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. Speckling may be pure black.

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
These colors would be unacceptable for speckling. They are either lighter than the base coat or have too drastic a hue shift.

Here are the minimum and maximum sizes for speckling spots.
Mottlingsize by Matriarchs-Haunt


Since it can appear anywhere on the body, there is no range for speckling. It must be immediately noticeable in the design.

Interaction with Other Markings

Bullet; White All markings can be layered under or over speckling.
Bullet; White Speckling can be influenced by vapor.


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

Bullet; White Speckling may have a subtle gradient like below:
Specklingradeint by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Speckling may have a textured effect.
Nu'arla 238 by Matriarchs-Haunt

Bullet; White Speckling may have a more stretched out shape in long fur and feathers, as seen on the crest of this ketucari:
Aditya Vardhan 366 by Matriarchs-Haunt